BEST WESTERN Hotel Villas Lirio
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Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
... 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. ...
... national park here with a great guide who was very knowledgeable and helped us spot sloths, huge lizards, racoons, bats, more monkeys and lots of other animals too. Even more humid here so by 10.30am we headed back to sit in blisful air conditioning for awhile. Not for too long though as the pool was calling our name from which we could stare at the amazing view of where the national park meets ...
... chair while we were about two feet away taking pictures! They are not shy at all! It was such a blast having them visit us! After that we headed to the pool for the first time at this hotel, and chose chairs where we could enjoy the view. Did I mention that I like the view here? And I think we are both so toured out that even though we had ideas and plans to do something in the afternoon--go to town or the ...
... They make you buy tickets before you get in line to sign in, so at that point it was a question of when, not if, we would get in, since we were not willing to turn back at that point.) We finally got in and walked for about 30 minutes to the closest open beach. It was beautiful. The jungle comes right down to the water, so you can swim or read in the shade. We stayed there for much of the day, swimming, walking and hanging out. Monday (December 30), I did my ...