Hotel Vela Bar

Manuel Antonio National Park, Province of Puntarenas, 6350, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park

March 20, 2014

A travel blog entry by jeb2729


... know the locals are happy but we appreciated the clear sunny weather we had. Now it is quickly approaching 90 degrees and higher humidity too.

Our group is excited about the first sighting of the ocean in the Gulf of Nicoya. Many of the beaches are black sand due to the volcanic soil. We stop at a bridge over the Rio Tarcoles to see the crocodiles. This is near a crocodile preserve and we see many signs for tours. Our guide has us get off the bus with cameras ...

Roosters in the morning

A travel blog entry by jakedavis


... you are camping without a bathroom.

Yoga class was at 6:30 AM then next morning and we still had to walk the 5K to get to the farm. I tried, but could not run enough to make it in time, so Lynsey went on ahead while I walked. Eventually I got to the farm where class had already started.

A word on outdoor toilets, the yoga farm had it right. They had a compost toilet which neither of us had experienced before. Dana explained the rules, do ...

Lunch On The Beach

A travel blog entry by tdv95


... beautiful room; the nicest one we’ve had. I get my own full sized bed. We’re fantasizing about hot showers and food. Vic tells us to grab a towel we’re heading out. Our heads snap around. Waaat?????? We start the wet or dry clothes routine and all we get is "just a towel”. Harp snaps. I’m right behind her. We regret it.

Vic booked us into incredible hot springs carved out of the rock, each one heated to a different temp by ...

Hostel life

A travel blog entry by kenzie.j.hi


... would be willing to do this for free; She told me that they do it because they enjoy hosting and for the cultural exchange. I also asked her if she was ever afraid and she replied, "every time". Don't worry mom, couch-surfing is something I don't imagine myself EVER doing-sounds too sketch. Her company throughout the whole weekend was great and I was so fortunate to have met her even though it was just for a little while. It's funny ...

Quite An Adventurous Bunch

A travel blog entry by jord-travers


... was going to be the toughest but most rewarding part of the course.

From heading out of the port we cruised along, admiring the amazing contrast of black volcanic rock and vibrant green vegetation to our dive site. We were now about to throw ourselves overboard and sink 110ft into the depths. The feeling of having an eleven story building of water overhead is otherworldly and mildly unsettling, particularly when your instructor has just retold his story ...

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