Hotel Villas Lirio
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Villas Lirio Manuel Antonio National Park
Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
We wake up to the sound of monkeys in trees and head to breakfast at 7:00. They are serving rice, eggs, plantains and fruit. Pretty much exactly what you would eat for lunch or dinner but apparently the addition of eggs makes it breakfast. We decide to attempt the journey to town one more time. We are nearing the house from the day before that weirded us out and we see two elderly people sitting on the porch. "Really? That's what we were worried ...
... lookout point, after a bunch of stairs, and the view was great! We were warm from the stairs, so we all just kind of sat and enjoyed the view for a bit. Then we moved forward to the second lookout point, which had an even better view of cliffs and water.
We were kind of limited on time so we turned around and headed back to the exit. We enjoyed walking along the nicely maintained sidewalks, wooden walkways and paths. We even got to see a third set of monkeys that were brown, ...
... and watching the kids in the competition (think surfing but they don't actually stand up). Good fun way to be introduces to the community. We then had lunch at a restaurant down on the beach (Cathy, Danni (2 volunteers who have been here for a little while), Lauren and myself). It was nice to sit and chat about how long they've been here, how they are finding the work, the community and the language. Following lunch I was about ready for a ...
After three hours by public bus and a spot of crocodile spotting we got to our hotel in Manuel Antonio where the rainforest meets the sand. This place was so hot and humid, you were wet within a minute of walking outside. From our balcony we saw squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, lizards and an amazing variety of birds. A great place to sit and watch the wildlife for hours.
We took a tour ...
... t actually spot anyone we knew to be famous, although Darryl identified Arnold Schwarzenegger's housekeeper getting takeaway for the Great Man at a restaurant he generously took us to. As Darryl said, most people we would see in the places we went to are either successful behind the scenes producers, writers, directors, technicians etc who all got lucky (Beverly Hills), or those that didn't (Venice Beach. The latter was far more crowded. On our last night in ...