Rancho Casa Grande at Foresta Resorts
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TripAdvisor Reviews Rancho Casa Grande at Foresta Resorts Manuel Antonio National Park
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
Fri Mar 20
-everybody up early n rested which was nice. Packed up for our trip to Manuel Antonio n headed down for bfast
... up being a great place to hide from the heat and humidity ... eating, drinking, reading our books, and doing a bit of wildlife watching, with the overhead moneys and sloth providing some unexpected entertainment ... this was the first real relaxing that we've done on the trip.
That wasn't the extent of our fortune today, because Costa Rica has a wonderful law dictating that any land within 50 m of the coastline is ...
... and so I was curious to get there and see if it lives up to the hype. We didn't have a reservation and the booking sites were telling me it was 80% booked so I was a bit nervous that we wouldn't be able to find accommodation. The approach to Manuel Antonio is via a narrow road that is winding and is packed with up-scale resorts. The plan was to drive as far along the road as we could (right to the edge of the park) and work our way back, asking ...
... an island but a natural land bridge formed over time by the accumulation of sand, and it is now connected to the mainland - a phenomenom called "tombolo". This mirador only offers views out to sea and down on the cliffs below, after walking on the forested trail. Manuel Antonio National Park is well developed for the high volume of visitors, with easy trails (I wore thongs the whole day), paths and stairs in place, toilet and shower facilities, bins, picnic tables, ...
... out over the rooftops of the town (we were on the third floor which is at least a story higher than the rest of the nearby buildings). The volcano was massive and looked different than any mountain I have seen. There was a small ridge of mountains that extended to the right of the volcano but the perfectly cylindrical Arenal volcano towered above all else and pierced the clouds.
We went down stairs to have lunch at a soda, a Costa Rican version of a diner. They have them ...