Hotel La Mariposa
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
Visit Klenske, Ink. We are staying at La Mariposa hotel (the butterfly), which is perched on a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean and manuel antonio national park. The hotel is gorgeous, mostly due to the scenery and the vistas. There´s a swimming pool and two swim up bars, and an open air restaurant, and our room has a nice porch where we can get …
... at the beach and Memo heads to the far left side where there is a perfect shade tree. We have been given nice beach towels to use and soon everyone is heading for the very inviting water. The guide has us zip up our bags and put them in a pile so he can guard them from the animals. White faced monkeys and raccoons are very fast and can run to a bag, unzip it and grab something very quickly. We had a little demo as we arrive and some very interested white ...
... up to a tank on top of the roof so that all plumbing is gravity fed, a propane stove that leaks a bit so you have to hook up the valve each time you want to cook, a suicide shower(wires exposed), a toilet that would plug up, coconuts falling in the back yard, his dog Sumpter always watching guard, and a 2 minute stroll through the path in the back to the beach. Steve has a small sign hanging in his kitchen that says "Another day in paradise", Enough said.
... Ticos to be very hospitable and full-volume-fun-loving but make no mistake, there are very few Ticos successfully sneaking up on critters in the wild- put big groups of them together and the only animals you will see are the very curious ones peaking through the bush to see what the racket is all about.
And sure enough, we did end up in something of a mob scene in the jungle, but we did catch glimpses of a number of critters that had obviously grown ...
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.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet