Manuel Antonio...or, rather, the Iguana Files.
Trip Start Jul 12, 2006
20Trip End Aug 2007
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Where I stayed
We were supposed to stay at the Blue Monkey, but they botched up the first two nights of our reservation, so they bumped us to this condo they own. It was like getting bumped from coach to First Class. It was a full little house...couch, overstuffed (yet still not comfortable, thank you so much Costa Rican furniture standards) chairs, a bedroom with a huge bed, a sun room with a really comfortable futon, Adirondack chairs and an AMAZING view; oh, full kitchen, too. With JUICE in the fridge! We stayed there two nights; our last night was Sunday night, the night of the wedding. It was gorgeous; sunset on the beach, margaritas and lemonade for all...and the bride and groom made such a handsome couple! We went up to the Tulemar (this is the resort where my cousins (Sarah and her (now) husband Jason, and her brother Nathan and his girlfriend Jen) were staying) resort restaurant for the reception dinner, where there was a huge spread, buffet style. It was just really laid back, which was awesome.
While in Manuel Antonio, I hung out almost exclusively with my Aunt, and we did a lot of reading. At the beach, by the pool...it was really relaxing, which is exactly what I was after. It was a total treat to be able to take a vacation, and have it feel like I wasn't having to scrounge by ($4 a room? That sounds right
Oh yeah! There were about a billion Iguanas...everywhere you turned. It was pretty cool. They aren't very friendly, and don't like it when you try and touch their tails (FYI, guys...). Here are some pictures to illustrate my sweet mini-vacation...enjoy!