La pura vida at its finest
Manuel Antonio Travel Blog› entry 7 of 33 › view all entries
October 2nd, 2009 – by: lindsaypo
Despite all that, Manuel Antonio is an amazing place. Situated on the Pacific Ocean, it has some of the country's most beautiful beaches and an adjacent national park that is home to over 250 species of wildlife! We spent the first two days having some quality girl-time and soaking up rays on the beach.
Then on Wednesday, Shannon and Carey left early in the morning to make it back to San José, but I stayed with Jaime and Shaina to visit the national park. We made it there by 9 am, where we met our tour guide, Mauricio, who spotted exotic wildlife from yards away without even seeming to pay attention. It was definitely worth the extra 12 bucks to hire a guide. During our three-hour hike through the park, we saw three different types of monkeys, some deer, raccoons, iguanas, and insects galore (Marni and other arachnophobes, shy your eyes away from the pictures). The park is also situated right on the water and has hidden beaches past the woods. We could hear waves crashing just past the branches of the trees and some of the monkeys would swing from branch to branch and right out onto the shore.
We made it back to San José on Wednesday night. Since then, I've sent my resume out to a bunch of places and had one interview so far. But it's still early, so I should be hearing back from more places next week. Deséeme suerte.
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