Manu Villas and Spa
Travel Blogs from Dominical
... 7:30 am and were back at the office by 2:30 pm.
Once we were done the tour, we went to a restaurant and had something to eat. I had the veggie dish which included an egg, beans, salad, cheese and a fruity drink. It tasted really good.
After eating, we headed back to the main office. I did not have long before Joanne came to pick me up.
Once she picked me up, we decided to go for a little drive around Domincal. We found a beach nearby which was ...
... trudge up the hill from our cabins to breakfast. Every morning a plate of Gallo Pinto, the ubiquitous National beans and rice breakfast of Costa Rica, awaited us and I would down mug after mug of watery coffee.
Days were relaxed but full. Community service, soccer games, hikes in the forest...all happening under a steady shower of Questions that Teenagers Ask.
Is it going to rain today? Are we going to be around WiFi soon? Is this ...
... into our hike, the rain really hits. Don was decked out in
his waterproof gear, while Cedric and I weren't as lucky (aka prepared – story of our lives, do things the ugly way). The rain didn't slow us down though – we hiked for over an hour, saw some really nice white sand beaches (didn't stay to play though due to the storm), saw some howler
monkeys, sloths, snakes, and few other things I can't recall at this time. After the ...
Hacienda Barú’s 330 hectares (815 acres) have a fantastic variety of Habitats, from wetlands and secondary rainforests in the lowlands to primary rainforest on the highland coastal ridge. Seven kilometers of walking trails and three kilometers of pristine beach are here to be explored as well as our orchid garden and butterfly garden.
Bird Watching, Canopy Exploration and Ecological Tours are our specialty. Our bilingual grass ...
... br> Our voyage inspired me to review my own Costa Rican wish list. While several items have been crossed off, several remain. For example: I did not learn to play dominoes. I did not learn to kite surf. I did not scuba dive with hammerhead sharks. I did not see a coral snake in the wild.
But I have watched my two little girls fall in love with the natural world. Little did I know that this would give me the greatest thrill of all.