Hotel Plaza Yara
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Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
Quite glad to leave Santa Elena - hotel a bit mediocre and still windy and cold, but sunny, so the drive down the mountain was as spectacular as the one up had been, and after driving for half an hour it was a lot warmer. We drove south down the coast through interesting countryside and stopped for a drink at a very posh hotel recommended by …
... Hostal Urbano was £20 per night total including breakfast, and a really good deal. Our room was large (could be a dorm for 6, 2 sets of large bunk beds and a double) with good sized ensuite. We really
could not have asked for more.
The next day we took a bus to the National Museum and spent a pleasant morning there, and the following morning, again by bus, we went to the Museum of Costa Rican Art. I found that a lovely place to spend a ...
... to the beach. The beach was great - very un-crowded, lots of cool rock formations just off the shore, great waves, vendors hawking their wares, tiny hermit crabs, and more. After our walk, we walked back up the steep hill to our hotel - definitely got our workout this morning!
Emma and I spent a few minutes in the adults-only pool (we still don't know why they put us in a part of the resort for only people over 18 years old - oh, well!) and ...
... between high/low tide the water will be moving one way so fast you will have a tough time getting anywhere. It was a nice relaxed kayak ride for me. Kevin insisted that he did all the paddling so I got to just sit back and enjoy the ride. He did a nice job taking care of me :) Unfortunately we didn't get to see much on the tour. We saw one little monkey, and iguana and lots of little crabs. About halfway through our tour we also got a nice rain downpour. It did a nice job cooling ...
... is; go left or go right? Save for a few surfers and some other infrequent walkers, the beach is deserted for miles in either direction. I continue to be delighted by the beauty, serenity and remoteness of this area. The sun is hot, the water warm, the breeze refreshing.
In this area, there are no mail deliveries or newspapers. Some ex-pats have televisions, but most locals do not. (The young Tican couple who live behind our house ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service