Jungle in the City
Trip Start Aug 08, 2012
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We can see why expats and tourists flocked to Manuel Antonio to buy up real estate and invest in hotels and eateries all the way from the town of Quepos to the Park. They may have overdone it just a tad, BUT.....The beaches within the Park are spectacular; some of the best we have seen. We loved how easily we could weave through the trails from beach to beach. In about two hours time, we had seen numerous sloths, dinosaur-like lizards, three types of monkeys, a caiman and even an unexpected deer.
After the torrential rains of the day before, we couldn't believe the picture perfect blue skies we were able to enjoy all day as we just did nothing other than enjoy our surroundings
We finished off the day with a margarita at the famous El Avion bar perched on the mountain overlooking the ocean under a pretty sweet sunset.
We were leaving town just in time to attend the Quepos Independence Day parade.....all I know is we never would have been allowed to shake it like that in short skirts at Indiana High School...band in Central America is way cooler :)
Feliz Dia de Su Independencia, Costa!