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Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
Back down to the beach to capture the 5.28 pm sunset.
Actually, after coming back to Belize and getting back into the swing of things, what we realised was that we just needed a holiday. We had been very busy (and we still are) but we just needed a break.
We had a great time in Costa Rica, and we'd love to go back there. We're considering whether we could spend a few months there preaching in 2015, if our Spanish is good enough by then. We'll have to wait and see.
Had Friday off so managed to squeeze in a weekend trip to Manuel Antonio. It's a pretty touristy area but it has an amazing national park and some beautiful beaches. I arrived around lunchtime on Friday and found a lovely place to sit and get something to eat looking out over the rainforest and the sea. After lunch I wandered down to the village which was a bit further and down a much steeper hill than I had expected so I was definitely ready for an ice cream ...
... with compasses - ever while underwater - I was a little nervous. Adam and I had to navigate our way around water in which you could not see 2 arm lengths away. Not the most flawless of executions but somehow we managed to pass the tests and were three fifths of the way to becoming Scuba Steves.
That afternoon, we spent the next couple hours enjoying the awesome vibe that Hostel Plinio provides. Set up on a hill in the jungle with a beautiful garden and ...
... of our motivation.
Continued on up this road and were almost to the main road when a couple walked out of a nice hotel and saw us with camera and scope and she said if we were looking for sloths, there was a good tree to see them in.
We looked for the sloth in vain and the gardener came up and signaled to us to come look and showed us the sloth. It was in the bamboo and not moving and not very easy to see. While we were looking, a lady that was staying there ...
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