Today a sloth revolutionized my theories on tree climbing
Manuel Antonio Travel Blog› entry 35 of 36 › view all entries
Beau and I are back down to a travelling duo. We've decided to explore other parts of Costa Rica that we missed during the kids 10 day vacation, so now we are in lovely Manuel Antonio on the central Pacific coast. The town's main attraction is the national park of the same name.
We went in to the park around 8:30 am, armed with cameras, bathing suits and two pan con ajo rolls that some well prepared Germans shamed us into purchasing for later sustenance (when we saw them in the restaurant where we ate breakfast they were loaded up with a bunch of coca-cola, 4 huge baguettes and fruit for their day in the park). Anyway, right off the bat we saw a big iguana lounging on a rock and then the most awesome 3-toed sloth ever.
After the sloth we climbed around the trails for a while on our way to the second beach in the park. Just before we got there a troop of white-faced monkeys arrived to hang out. They were a little bit interested to see if we had any food, and kind enough to pose for a few pictures while they jumped around the trees and ran in front of us on the path. I will be posting the pictures as soon as I find a connection that will allow more than 1 photo per 29 minutes of loading time.