Travel Blogs from Manuel Antonio National Park
... visited by a huge Iguana on the tree we were lying under. He was huge. We then set off back to the apartments and went for a dip in the pool and saw a sloth and tree frog. The wild life is everywhere here - right in our back yard. After a quick shower we all headed into town for a sunday tea dance and met some locals and had a great time. We decided to call it a night at around 10:30, exhausted from the sun and the drinks we had. Day 1 - ...
... dry that it was impossible to chew.
Within an hour of touchdown we pulled up in front of our accommodation, Hostal Urbano. I had been very impressed by the efficiency of their team when replying to our emails. They provided a lot of useful information about which currency to use when, (US dollars and Colones are both used) and security at the airport. But when the car stopped and I saw the smallish building totally covered on every top surface ...
... Costa Rican, about my age, who had lived for many years in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife were in the country to visit his mother in law. She lived close to Del Monte land and was plagued by trucks loaded with pineapples roaring past her house using their air brakes day and night. So they had come to register a formal complaint with the company -- and he did get an audience with management as ...
... through all of Central America) for a bit, and also on a fairly major toll highway, too.
Then we stopped at a bridge crossing the Tarcoles River, and saw a total of 40(!) crocodiles! It was amazing to see so many all at once, and so many big ones, too - Kim got some great photos of them.
We continued on to a very nice restaurant at a hotel named Hotel Villa Caletas that overlooked the Pacific Ocean, and then after another hour or ...
... the river that always has crocodiles under it. We were entertained by two teenage boys taunting these massive crocodiles with branches. They had one close call while we were watching where the crocodile lunged out of the water at them and they scurried up the bank to take pictures. CRAZY! After grabbing some lunch we continued on to our tour. We went on Jose's Crocodile River Tour. This is a boat tour that takes you through the river on the hunt for some crocodiles but that isn't ...
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