Byblos Resort & Casino
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
So last night, we kept losing power, and every time the lights went out, there was a knock on our door, followed by a scared Ian. Then he found a HUGE spider on his wall, which my roommates used my shoe to kill. It was DISGUSTING. Today was mostly a travel day because we had to go from the middle of the country to the coast. I guess we didn't realize until leaving our hotel that we ...
... and swam for a while but it was so hot out and nit much shade so we headed to the next beach, Playa Espadilla Nur. There were large rock formations on the beach and I hid in a little cave to get out of the sun. This was now the public beach so Jeff and I enjoyed a few beers on the beach before packing it in to go to the little shops/street venders. We did a little shopping then headed back up the hill to get apps at Hotel la Mariposa. This ...
... me so happy (I'm a bit obsessed with baby animals). We also saw a porcupine sleeping up in the trees, white-faced capuchins, a golden orb spider, a land crab, several lizards, a hummingbird in her nest, butterflies and a fawn. Dennis and I are huge animal lovers, so it was a perfect morning for us--plus the tour ended on the beach where freshly-cut pineapple awaited us. We enjoyed some pineapple and then jumped in the water to cool off, spending the next two ...
... not letting any cars drive through. What a night!
When we get back to the hotel, it's late. It's a bit of a walk from reception to our room and we suddenly feel like we are not alone - we are surrounded by racoons! We start screaming and running but to the wrong direction of course... Total panic. We then see one of the hotel staff, who appeared from nowhere, staring at us like we are crazy. We get embarrassed and walk past the racoons back to our room. Whatever.
Visiting the Playa's on the Pacific was nice and ofcourse, there is lots of opportunities to be adventurous.You can learn surfing (which there is alot of in and around Tamarindo). ATV adventures, Nature trails, Zip Lines, Nature Tours, Canopy Tours, Cocoa Tours.... (it seems that everyone is supposed to be the BEST!), Rafting, Kayaking, Tour the Mangroves, Horse Backing through the Valleys, Diving.
Really there is quite alot of fun things to keep you busy ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool