Makanda by the Sea
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
We are scheduled to stop AL El Avion (the airplane) restaurant for lunch. It is famous for its unique decor. Its a large aircraft parked within the open sided building. The airplane [a Fairchild C-123] was one of a handful of aircrafts purchased by the U.S. to secretly aid the counter-revolutionary movement in Nicaragua in the 1980's. Better known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
For the next two days we'll ...
... mud tracks to discover our own private beach cove. It took 40 minutes but was well worth it! Nobody else was around and the only surroundings were dense jungles and farms. We made the most of it and swam in the ocean, even as it began to pour down heavy, afternoon rain. It was mainly a rock beach- but it made for great swimming and was extremely stunning, especially while bathing and looking up into the surrounding green jungles and ...
... football pitch. The locals are all very friendly, and everybody knows everyone! I am collecting in my cameras from the local area on Monday to see what I have found - i am hoping for some pretty special creatures, i will let you know.
one last thing, i have never seen a sunset as incredible as the sunset i saw last night, it felt like it was a northern lights cast in glows of red and orange and purple! i am hoping to see many more in my time here.
... car and planned to explore the Pacific side of Costa Rica. Our main stops were Jaco, Dominical and Manuel Antonio. Kevin did a great job finding us places to stay that were outside of the cities so it was SUPER quiet and relaxing. Many times we had the pool or restaurants to ourselves.
I headed out on Saturday with our rental car to go to the airport to pick him up. Despite getting lost on the way and driving with the emergency break on (oppps!) I made it to the airport ...
... had said was exceptionally good and to hear Ray's performance.
We were skeptical of pizza dinner but wanted to hear Ray again so we went for it, and we were not disappointed in the least.
Ray was about to crank it up so we sat at the bar and listened while we waited for Craig and Nery to arrive from Quepos.
When Nery and Craig got there we ordered our pizza complete ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet