La Paloma Lodge
Travel Blogs from Drake Bay
... to the soil to be re-used.
We returned another day to the Park and spent 5 hours on the trails, spotting a few two- toed Sloths, smaller and lighter in colour than the three-toed, as well as Raccoons and numerous birds. To Jim's delight he managed to get a shot of the Sloth's face. He was so happy! Their faces are more interesting than cute, but the same could be said of many of us.
Manuel Antonio is the smallest of the National Parks ...
... of course, it wasn't like we were just walking along the trail and seeing animals on either side the whole time. But there was something rewarding and fascinating about seeing them in their natural habitat. Mom and I loved it. We thought it was well worth the $80, considering the long boat ride and great guided tour.
One thing I'd do though is wear socks! I got bug bites all over my ankle despite all the Deet.
Though this place is not on the water it is in a fenced tropical garden and that was a bonus because of the beautiful colorful plants and birdlife that guests may enjoy.
White stucco rooms with teak accents and nice baths both en suite or shared, this place is a welcome addition to the budget places to stay in Puerto Jimenez.
Captain Mark, apparently a well known expat sport fishing guide, has created a very nice neighborhood ...
... guide and two helpers. Up wooden deck steps to Hotel and choose a cabin overlooking Pi=rates Cove near Drakes Bay (so called because Drake discovered it). Simple but nicely done with great views and hot water. At $94 a night this is serious overspend but all in the quest to see Sirenna in Corcovado Reserve, one of the most bio diverse places in the world. Managed to find another couple who we persuaded to go to ...
... pretty small, no life-jackets and the Golfo was a little choppy. Other than the pounding of the waves and some carnival style bumps our 45 minute crossing was uneventful. We were met at the dock (really some stairs) by our guide, Randall. Randall is a Tico who is the soccer goalie for the local team. Enough to say that this gentleman was very colorful as he related stories of his childhood, his soccer team and his employment struggles. We exited the dock in his Land ...
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- Swimming pool