Nature's Beachfront Aparthotel
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Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
... Mar 19
-nice late morning start. I got a relaxing swim at the pool while the crew woke up.
-bfast for most of us then mellow morning in the apartment n ...
... One of the main reasons we drove down was to see the park, so we figured, we'll pay to get in but skip the guide. As we walked in the entrance, we were told to buy our tickets in a separate building. We found out that there were tourist prices ($16 US) and resident prices ($3) per person and in order to get the resident price, we had to show an ID, pretty crazy!
So we went in just the 3 of us, no guide, and it was silly, because we could see where the guides were pointing ...
... that I know next to nothing. Another new volunteer Lauren knows only a little bit more than me, so thankfully we will be doing classes together. The third new volunteer Sonia is from Spain, so she already has the language down pat. From here it's off to the first school visit, Cocal. When I very first pictured Costa Rica, the town of Cocal is pretty close to what I conjured up. Cocal is the poorest community and is based on a little island just off the coast of Quepos. ...
... monkeys like the ones at the park. Anyway, back to the kayaking. The kayaking was was fun and scary. A lot more work and stress for Brian. =) Unfortunately, the kayaks did not come back with back support so it was hard to really be able to kayak more than an hour, specially in those big waves.
- Brian grumbling about places not accepting credit cards and having to get cash ...
... swamps, parasailing high above the coastline (essentially being under a parachute about 150 metres high being towed by a speed boat), surfing, swimming, mojito drinking, mahi mahi (fresh dorado) eating and much wildlife spotting. Conveniently here the wildlife comes to you, not the tiresome other way round. Yesterday morning we were woken early by a gang of White Faced Monkeys charging amusingly around the pool right outside our room, the sloth and her ...