And now off to the other ocean and Manuel Antonio
Trip Start Nov 05, 2005
37Trip End Jan 04, 2006
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Had trouble thinking in English today so Spanish was a big stretch! Had to pop some Gravol (reason is moreso from above) for the bus trip through the mountains, which is the windiest road ever with many switchback curves for the first 90 minutes and then another couple of hours or so
I was a bit tired when we arrived, so I just sat at the bar, ordered a hamburger and attempted some Spanish with the bartender.
There was a cockroach in my bathroom... nice. Here, it doesnīt really matter if your hotel is $100 a night or a hostel for $10 a night. The cockroaches donīt care how much youīre paying for your room!! No prejudice from those little or sometimes not-so-little critters.
Manuel Antonio (http://www.manuelantoniopark.com) is a great national park right on the Pacific. Itīs still the rainy season for a few more weeks and it rained alot on Saturday. But it was still so hot! I walked through the actual park for a bit until the rain was so hard, I had to find cover. (no jacket or umbrella -- everyone told me it was hot and dry there... haha!) So where better to take shelter than a little bar facing the ocean! There I met a great gal from the U.K. and we hung out for the rest of the trip. I talked her into staying an extra day so we could both go on the catamaran, sunset sail. But because of the weather, it was cancelled at the last minute. Oh well, the bars are open.
Itīs a nice little beach community with a few little shops and vendors and of course, I had to support the economy there too
Because of the weather, I extended my stay to Monday with hopes that I would get on the catamaran on Sunday for the sunset cruise. Cancelled again at the last minute but not sure why because the weather is perfect!!! Uurrrgghhh. So enjoyed the beach all afternoon and made some new Tico friends. Not a bad way to spend the weekend! Pura Vida!