Hotel Casitas Eclipse
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Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
After three hours by public bus and a spot of crocodile spotting we got to our hotel in Manuel Antonio where the rainforest meets the sand. This place was so hot and humid, you were wet within a minute of walking outside. From our balcony we saw squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, lizards and an amazing variety of birds. A great place to sit and watch the wildlife for hours.
We took a tour ...
... the sun, we went up to the pool/bar for happy hour. 2 pina coladas for the price of one, um... Yea please! Then off to dinner at Barba Roja. We had delicious Mahi Mahi ceviche served with plantain pancakes. Jeff got the grilled Mahi Mahi with rice and beans and I got the "tico salad" grilled chicken on lettuce with avocado, black beans, corn, and lots of other yummy stuff. That pretty much sums up day two. What a great start to our trip ...
Back down to the beach to capture the 5.28 pm sunset.
... right from the house. Unfortunately, you have to be up really early to catch them when they come by the house, so we missed that.
The owner told us about a waterfall that you can safely jump from which was about 30 minutes walk through the forest. So, one afternoon we decided to take a trek and find it. Apparently there was a path but we soon lost it! We decided to walk through the river, which was very shallow ...
... ever that could never be described with words.
After that initial free-fall and first tug I was now flying the opposite way, hurtling straight towards the bridge I had just jumped off. I now had no clue which way was up, down, left or right. Just a free-floating object suspended in space. It felt like a lifetime had flown by while I was being pinballed around in that valley.
I had done it. Completely shaken up and full of adrenaline I could have ran a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool