Byblos Resort & Casino
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
... And even if you don't spot them, one of the other hundreds of tourists will find something and you will know about it. There are a stack of local guides willing to take you up the main trail, promising great views of the animals through their telescope. At only USD$20 for 2 hours, this is a bargain. I would recommend hiring a guide as the telescope does allow for some excellent photo opportunities and you can observe the behaviours of the animals more clearly. I ...
... deforestation and become an attractive tourist destination - now its primary industry. Having no idea how to reach Manuel Antonio, 3 hours from San Jose, we agreed to jump in a cab with the first of a huge crowd of shouting Costa Rican drivers eager to overcharge the latest naive arrivals. Fortunately our guy turned out OK and he suggested he take us to the bus station where we could hop on a cheap coach to our destination. There was one leaving in 4 minutes when ...
... to search for bugs in the tree.
As we came out of the reserve, there was a man who evidently was the gardener for this area. In his best spanglish Robert told him what a beautiful job he was doing. He also indicated that he works for all the properties along the road and as we found out also for the hotels right there.
He indicated he wanted to show us a bird and we followed him to one of the hotels and ...
... be a long post, since we've been here for so long. This is the longest we'll stay in one place until we get to Moldova at the beginning of April (shout-out to Steph and Michael Ball who are welcoming us into their home in Chisinau!). We drove seven hours to our beach house on the edge of Manuel Antonio on December 28. It was a long drive, but well worth it once we arrived. The house is astonishingly cool with breathtaking views of both jungle and ocean. It is all ...
... us had ever been in - I'm guessing they were 8 or 9 feet tall. After that, we explored some more souvenir shops, and then Emma got her hair braided, before finally having dinner, and then taking a taxi back to the hotel to shower (finally!) tonight, and pack up. Our ride is here at 7am tomorrow, for the 3 hour drive back to the San Jose airport and a 12:30 flight.
Before we know it, we'll be back to the reality of Pennsylvania, and out of this exotic country.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool