Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Locals only beach, Airplane restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Locals only beach, Airplane restaurant

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today we spent the day at a local beach where mostly locals hang out...and the occasional gays and one topless today too!  We actually get to drive our car right up on the sand and park under the trees.     On the way to the beach ...

MA National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

MA National Park

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today, the 5 of us took grandma to the national park here in Manuel Antonio.  We took a trail we have never been on to a waterfall.  It proved to be a a bit more of an adventure than we had originally imagined... crossing the river 3 times and ...

Manuel Antonio Day 1 - Monkeys on the roof, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Day 1 - Monkeys on the roof

A travel blog entry by tangerine9

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... to feel a burning sensation from the sun’s rays so we decided to head back, get showered and explore downtown Manuel Antonio. Our exploration didn’t take long as on first appearances, Manuel Antonio looked extremely petite as it consisted of ...

Sunset from high up @ El Avion, Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Sunset from high up @ El Avion, Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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El Avion is a bar restaurant built around the body of a 1954 Fairchild C=123. Originally purchased in the 1980’s for the Nicaraguan Contras but never made it out of the hanger as the Iran-Contra deal unfolded (Thanks Lonely Planet). Being so high ...

Relaxing day at the beach..., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Relaxing day at the beach...

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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We spent the day at thle main beach in Manuel Antonio.  We wanted to go on a banana boat ride but surprisingly they were too busy by the time we asked.  Instead we did lots of boogie boarding, bodysurfing and digging in the sand.  At the ...

Villa Vanilla Tour, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Villa Vanilla Tour

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today Grandma went on a vanilla tour with the kids.  On the tour you learn all about how vanilla beans, cinnamon, and pepper are grown.  She really wanted to go and I was originally going to go with her, but the kids kept begging to go. So I ...

HIGHLIGHTS Fri 3 Jan: Santa Elena > Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Fri 3 Jan: Santa Elena > Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Crocodiles on route from Santa Elena, Monteverde to the sea side resort of Manuel Antonio. Back down to the beach to capture the 5.28 pm sunset. ...

The day I've been waiting for - whale watching!, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

The day I've been waiting for - whale watching!

A travel blog entry by hlminer

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Manuel Antonio Still No Monkeys, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Still No Monkeys

A travel blog entry by buckwonder

were back with avengance! the drive down was crazy we drove through a cloud forest down the mountain back into the sun. it took about 4 hours we refilled the tank and went right back to the same hotel. they closed up my sneak um in hole! bastards.. we ...

Manuel Antonio Day 3 - Moving Hotels, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Day 3 - Moving Hotels

A travel blog entry by tangerine9

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... disappointingly that he would be viewing the USA game. With this little bit of bad news I refused to give up as I marched into Manuel Antonio to find somewhere with the game on. I knew of two bars where the game may be shown so I explored these places ...

Manuel Antonio Nationalpark, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Nationalpark

A travel blog entry by aivlis73

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... ist herrlich erfrischend und der Sonnenuntergang perfekt. Am nächsten Morgen gehe ich mit 3 anderen Girls vom Hostel in den Manuel Antonio Nationalpark. Am Anfang bin ich etwas geschockt über die extrem! vielen Touristen. Wir sind eine Gruppe von 10 ...

DAY # 2, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

DAY # 2

A travel blog entry by chris.parker

Don't ever believe a sun block manufacturer that tells you their "Once" factor 30 sun block only needs to go on at the start of the day.  Bollox, the Mrs and I have what can only be termed, "Comedy" sunburn.  For example, I have a red belly, ...

Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by rsb82

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HIGHLIGHTS Sat 4 Jan: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

HIGHLIGHTS Sat 4 Jan: Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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An early morning 2 hour guided walk of Manuel Antonio National Park. Our guide Efrain Vargas, son of the owner of the area where the park is now located in and also former National Park Ranger proudly showed us where his house once stood, now a toilet ...

Wildlife around the house, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Wildlife around the house

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Stace and the kids stayed home while a few of the other adults ventured out to take a bus to the local grocery store where virtually no one speaks english.  Thats where I pull out my "un poquito" spanglish.   Stace and the kids stayed ...

Nada mucho..., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Nada mucho...

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Today is our last full day in MA, so we took it easy.  We hung out around the house, rand some errands, swam in the pool and visited our neighbors from last year. The kids have been dying to visit their friends James, Skylar and their 4 dogs.   ...

Back to the Heat of the Coast, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Back to the Heat of the Coast

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... North Americans and seemed to have lost it's coastal jungle appeal in favour of 24 hour bars and casinos by the beach.   Manuel Antonio was a little further down the coast and thankfully was a lot less developed and seemed to be built little bit more ...

Day # 3.

Day # 3. "Did the Earth move for you?"

A travel blog entry by chris.parker

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... the time I normally get up at the moment.  Apart from the excitement of Bamboo Jam last night, the hub of local life in Manuel Antonio. Provider of great local food / music & beer, the earth actually moved, no really it did.  Katy and I ...

Mangrove Tour, El Avion restaurant, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Mangrove Tour, El Avion restaurant

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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Grandma and I  went on a mangrove tour today.  The rest of the group stayed home or went to the beach.  My family had done this tour last year and wasn't interested in repeating it.  It was education and my mom loved it.  I ...

Manuel Antonio National Park - morning guided walk, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio National Park - morning guided walk

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... supporting infrastructure and Trails Master Plan that includes trails: Punta Catedral, Waterfall, Lookout, Beach Espadilla, Beach Manuel Antonio, Congos, Beaches Gemelas, Port Escondido, Manglar y trail Perezosos, with universal accessibility facilities, ...

Animals Galore, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Animals Galore

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... morning before we managed to get out the house. The bus only took a few minutes to get from the village to the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park. The park is a humid, tropical forest with a lot of easily spotted wildlife and a few beaches.   ...

No need to pay to see the wildlife!, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

No need to pay to see the wildlife!

A travel blog entry by nikhil_jennifer

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Manuel Antonio is home to Costa Rica's most visted national park where you can see monkeys, lizards, iguanas, sloths and birds. We saved ourselves the $20 entrance fee by walking 3km downnhill to the beach and seeing everthing on the way, and much closer ...

Carara National Park & more driving..., Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Carara National Park & more driving...

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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... had a half day to do something here.  We decided to check out something local before driving to our final destination....Manuel Antonio National Park.  We went to Carara National Park (somewhere I have never been), which is know for having tons ...

Manuel Antoni-oh!, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antoni-oh!

A travel blog entry by smithadventures

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It's my first weekend off in Costa Rica and I want to make the best of it. Manuel Antonio suits me just fine! "Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. These beaches are the most beautiful in the country, ...

MA main beach / banana boat ride, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

MA main beach / banana boat ride

A travel blog entry by slougeay

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All 11 of us went to the beach today.  All the kids wanted to do a banana boat ride. We did it last year for the first time and loved it.  Stace was unable to go last year so he was a rookie this year and rode with the kids.   That night ...

Manuel Antonio Day 4 - El Avion, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Manuel Antonio Day 4 - El Avion

A travel blog entry by tangerine9

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... sipped a couple of strawberry slushies as well devouring a cheesecake before we decided to move on. Further down the road towards Manuel Antonio, we came across a bar called El Wagon that offered the best Hebrew hot dogs and burgers around. This place ...

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... important port for the exportation of bananas, the last of 7 kilometres was along another twisting road up and then down to Manuel Antonio. Passing many condos, hotels and restaurants this bit of the road reminded me a bit of Bali, Indonesia with the ...

Beach Day, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Beach Day

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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  Our house sat on the crest of the hill looking down over the Manuel Antonio coastline so walking downhill to the beach didn't seem too bad of an idea.  The road curved it's way down the hill and for the second half of the 3km walk we were ...

More Monkeys, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

More Monkeys

A travel blog entry by thecannons

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... lines. like in NZ,and you were reliant on the staff members catching you. She flattened a coupleof them ;) However, a good time was still had by all. We appear to be the only non American tourists in the whole of Costa Rica. Read into that what you will. ...

Livin' la Pura Vida, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica travel blog

Livin' la Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by honty

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... finally managed to wrestle control of the blog from Andy!  So... We left Montezuma on Monday morning, and headed straight to Manuel Antonio. This entailed a short bus ride (during which one girl just stopped short of throwing up over Andy's back) to ...

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