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Nov 27, 2017 - Return to San Jose

Well, our hope of the rain stopping was false. No sun to greet us today! The rain increased during the evening as we drank delicious Guarno Sours with two ladies from our original party. Supper in the bar seemed the way to go too so we spent the evening reminiscing about our trip. It was a lovely and interesting group to have shared such incredible experiences with. Costa Rica is a unique country having the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the varied topography and thus many micro-climates, and the indigenous variety of the peoples....

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Nov 26, 2017 - Manuel Antonio National Park

What a beautiful start to the day! Blue skies and 30 deg forecast! At 6.30 a.m. we walk through the hotel’s trail in time to see a troop of White-faced Capuchin monkeys breakfasting on the buds and flowers of the Morning Glory that is creeping everywhere. Seems like a good day to go to the National Park. Interesting that the locals, quite rightly, are charged less ... but more than 5 times the cost for Etrangeros seems a bit greedy. We are incredibly lucky to see so much wildlife but it is hard work walking up and down the trails in 95%...

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Nov 25, 2017 - Madness in Manuel Antonio

Hard to beat having breakfast overlooking the ocean before taking a courtesy bus to check out the beach near the National Park. We choose to be dropped off back in San Antonio as there are only beach cafes & shops at ‘the village’ as it is known. San Antonio is not so much a town as a ribbon development along the coastal road. However, we do find what we are looking for in a local company that does Zip Wire experiences - a Zip Wire Roller Coaster to be precise! Lots of tours do a half day and throw in other experiences at silly prices, and...

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Mar 5, 2016 - Day 15

We were up shortly after 5 and took the local bus into Manuel Antonio to get in line early for tickets to the Manuel Antonio National park which opens at 7 am. We walked around for hours spotting so many animals: 3-toed sloths sleeping in the tree tops, White Faced Capuchin monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys, Howler Monkeys that were resting on branches with their legs just dangling down. They are nicknamed "Congo" because they look like little gorillas. We also saw the rodent Agouti feeding on fungus on a dead log, White tailed deer walking right...

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Dec 30, 2015 - Manuel Antonio National Park

Wednesday morning, we had breakfast at the hotel. It was complimentary, but the continental breakfast consisted of some toast – not very filling. I learned by lesson and got the Costa Rican breakfast the following morning. After breakfast, we headed into town and met Ro at the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. It was incredibly crowded, but thanks to Ro, we were able to get in relatively quickly. Even early in the morning, it was very hot and humid so we picked up an extra water from one of the many vendors along the road heading...

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Dec 9, 2015 - And on the 10th day they rested

Five days ago back in Santa Elena in Monteverde I told you that we had a lovely lunch on the veranda at Sabor Tico. 'Sabor' is Spanish for 'flavour'. To add just a little dash of authentic Tico flavour to our meal you may recall that a pickup truck was idling next to our table, allowing the sweet smell of diesel fumes to waft our way. Miguel politely motioned to the driver that we were slowly but surely asphyxiating over here and he kindly turned off the engine. A few minutes later, when he was ready to leave, he turned the key and.......

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Dec 8, 2015 - Who is Manuel Antonio?

Ripped from today's Headlines: Edmonton Journal: "A new freezeway will help us clobber winter". Not interested - did not read. Want to pretend that winter doesn't exist. New York Times: "Trumps call to ban Muslims resonates abroad". I presume his proposed ban doesn't apply to Muslim countries but Donald Trump is an idiot so he probably thinks it does. San Jose Times: "Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis confirms that Turrialba Volcano erupted again yesterday." The article goes on to quote volcanologist Mauricio Mora of the...

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Dec 7, 2015 - It's pronounced Hacko with a J

Our first week in Costa Rica is now behind us. We left the high elevations in the midst of the mountains for the beaches on the Pacific coast. Well, that's a lie. Even the flat lands here have a mountain or two. Around Monteverde, it's the Cordillera de Tilaran range that pushes up the moist air from the Caribbean and allows the trees to capture it. As we looked out the window from our treehouse, ahead of us lay the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Nicoya, with usually blue skies. Through the side windows and those behind us (it's a treehouse...

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Feb 17, 2014 - Puntareanas Province

As we leave Guanacaste Province and travel to Puntarenas Province we see a great change in the landscape. Guanacaste is in the Dry Forest and looks very barren in places, not like the desert, but scruffy. Puntarenas begins to look lush and green . It is an all morning drive , but as we arrive at lunch we see we are going to again have dance entertainment. Following lunch we drive over a bridge, look down at the Tacoles and see numerous crocodiles. For whatever reason they love this spot and this river. Our last river cruise on the...

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Feb 13, 2014 - Final day of our adventure

Our plan was to be up at 5:30 am for a view of the sunrise but howler monkeys decided to insure we would be up by creating a chorus of sound that started at 4:30 am. They settled down for a bit but them found friends and entertained us again at 5:30. We had anticipated being up early as we wanted to be in the Manuel Antonaio National Park early,to avoid the crowds and the heat so we did welcome hearing these monkeys in their morning ritual. We took a self-guided tour of the trails of Manual Antonio National Park, through the deep forest...

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Feb 12, 2014 - Tarcoles River cruise complete with crocodiles

After 2 hot and beautiful days in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast, it was time to pack up again as we are nearing the end of our vacation. We still have a lot more to see and experience and want to make the most of our last 48 hours here in Costa Rica! After another early breakfast, we depart for our trip through the cattle ranches of Guanacaste and the only tropical dry forest in Costa Rica. We ventured to the Tarcoles River for the Tropical Mangrove Boat Tour: another chance for an opportunity to see more beautiful birds and of course,...

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Mar 13, 2013 - monkeys and more!

What a wonderful evening last night, a fabulous way to begin my 52nd year! Max,Molly, Necia and I went to Manual Antonio National Park, just outside of Quepos. Upon entering the park we were lucky to look up and see a sloth....Ahhhh, a sloth's life-patient, stress-free, and oh so slow- nothing urgent about a sloth! We then witnessed a fight between a howler monkey and a white faced monkey! Apparantly this is very rare....there is s certain tree with leaves that get the monkey high, yes...high, as in mind altering, which gets them aggressive...

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