Hotel Vela Bar
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Outdoor pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Vela Bar Manuel Antonio National Park
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
... called the El Wagon and part of it was in an old wooden wagon, but what attracted us here were the wood-fired pizzas! Both of our pizzas were fantastic and on top of the delicious food, we were given free entertainment with the white faced monkeys who were monkeying around just outside and inside this open air restaurant! All the patrons of the restaurant were entertained and fascinated by watching these animals in their ...
... the people. we heard a guide telling one group that the cappuchini monkeys (think marcel from friends) are the most vicious and aggressive monkeys in the park. he said that they will kill and eat howler monkeys which are much larger than them. There are also sloths in the park which i wanted to see so badly, but we didn't see any. apparently you need to get up early to see the most animals and that didn't happen. and we're not paying to get into the park ...
... Joneses love all these things! Color us excited!
We negotiated with a little hotel nearby to park our car for the day, and hiked into the park. We were immediately smitten with Playa Manuel Antonio, a nearly perfect beach right inside the park's entrance. White sand, palm trees, blue surf, and bathwater-warm water sucked us in for a few hours, playing in the surf and lounging on the jungly beach. At 9am, it was hot enough to go swimming, and we took full advantage. I ...
... of easily spotted wildlife and a few beaches.
It was a lot busier than the last two forests we had visited but this was by by the beach and hot so probably a more popular destination for North Americans on a short vacation. There were loads of animals too, we were no more than 50m down the track when we came across a tree full of capuchin monkeys. There were so many people with guides (we were too cheap to pay for one) that ...
We got up early this morning, had coffee, then took the bus down to Manuel Antonio to do some souvenir shopping. Didn't get much and will do some more shopping later. We also got visited again by our neighborhood friends - the white faced monkeys. I was able to get a video with my IPad and posted it here. Our apartment is located down a very steep hill and when walking back from the bus stop ...