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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Arboleda Manuel Antonio National Park
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
We had a great day in the Manuel Antonio National Park. The wildlife was literally all around us from the time we arrived. We were greeted by capuchin monkeys as we bought our tickets and a few hand-sized crickets! We then followed the path into the park and saw amazing spiders, an arboreal crab (we didn't know there were such things!) who was crawling along a telegraph wire, lots of gekkos and lizards and then a ...
... through the x-ray machine. I decide it's not really worth the cost or the hassle and take a picture of it instead. Jamie is haggling in Spanish with everyone and goes into literally every stand and store in the tiny town outside the park. I wait for her on the steps leading to the beach. I want to enjoy the sinking rays of the sun and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. She comes out victorious with several trinkets and keepsakes. As I admire then, I decide I ...
... SJ. This bus was not direct and went through lots of little towns and didn't use the toll highways but the windy, narrow secondary highways. It left at 6:30 (supposed to leave at 6:10) and we got to the airport at 11. We made good time! At one point we passed a cop car on a double solid line. We got to see lots of the country side which is incredibly beautiful. Lots of mountains with lots of plants and greenery. Again the bus had no ac so we had the windows open. The breeze ...
... So we hiked down to the pseudo-private beach, and spent a lovely Saturday morning playing in the surf with several locals. The grizzled old man who rented out snorkeling equipment (or, "snorking," as his sign said, which I must say I greatly prefer) expressed disbelief when we told him that yesterday was "sin monos" (without monkeys) at the Manuel Antonio National Preserve. He assured us that "los monos" would storm this beach in ...
... minute walk from the beach. Hotel Playa Espadilla is the best one yet. Although we don't have 4 beds, we have a twin, a double, and a cot (?!) and a KITCHEN! It's not like we're going to use it or anything but the hotel gods are looking out for us! We also had a visitor in our room tonight! BABY GECKO! He was climbing on the wall and we rescued him in a cup and put him in the garden outside (when I say we, I really mean I). He was a tad stubborn but so ...