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TravelPod Member ReviewsCabinas Manolo Drake Bay
When I decided to go to Osa I imagined an isolated bug ridden sweaty experience. Cabinas Manolo is amazing! I skyped with my credit card company from their place (in the jungle,) they have a very nice restaurant with great "naturales," a warm and knowledgeable staff, and clean clean rooms. I was very impressed.
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... we arrived last night in San Jose, and it wasn't until late this morning, as our flight ascended from the runway of Juan Santamaria airport on our way to the town of Drake Bay, located on the the beautifully-isolated Osa peninsula, that I knew that Lil Buddha had finally forgiven me. But the trip alone still was not enough - I had to swear to Lil Buddha that I would never, ever forget to take him on a trip again.
I had ...
... ever seen a whale before - got to see it blow and then it's tail from a distance - it was massive! I cheered and threw my arms in the air, was so cool especially seeing as whale season has ended, so we were very lucky. Came back showered and chilled. Wondered where Harsha had gone but he slept all afternoon. Loaded his photos onto my ipad when he woke up. Doreen and Benjamin last night so we ate out at place where Ivo and ...
... the beach and then finally being swept out to sea by a wave!
On the walk back along the beach we were extremely lucky to stumble upon a nesting Olive Ridley turtle! I couldn't believe how big she was, Alex estimated she was around 1.25m long and would weigh about 80kg! As she had just started laying her eggs we left her in peace to get on with it, and made our way back to camp. Definitely an evening I'll remember for a ...
... buy a ticket, find a guide and return it back to the rangers office in order to confirm the spot. Then we had to go back and negotiate the price with the guide…
And this is where it could have been an inconvenience – even though you couldn’t officially go in without a guide – the entry points were along a beach so it would have been pretty easy to sneak in for free (and trust me I would have tried). My friend had told me about a loggers trail where ...
... s Day card from my dear Barry. Did he have a loving card at his place you may ask? No he did not. He is the thoughtful one. I had never given it a thought prior to the trip and there were no cards available aboard. A lame excuse. Plus, all the Valentine’s cards we bought for our families are on the stair steps at home. I don’t think they will get them in time.
Our excursion today was ...