Manuel Antonio Journals

Magnificent Manuel Antonio

A November 2007 trip to Manuel Antonio by nmagann

Manuel Antonio National Park Photo, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica More Photos
Quote: Turn over leafs, peer into crevices of rocks and trees, you won't believe the life you'll find.

Mangrove Boat Tour

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Inquisitive little guys. Photo, Costa Rica, Central America
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The hostel had a sign-up sheet for a 2-hour Mangrove tour for a mere $20. Wade was a great guide, pointing out the animals we would have missed left on our own. The boat puttered around for few minutes before we saw a large crocodile that blended perfectly with the sand. A few herons and egrets later we headed into the narrow waterways of the mangroves.We pulled up along side another boat to see a small red snake passed from passenger to passenger. Just before the other boat departed, the snake was handed to our boat for more Kodak moments. A man almost at the front declined to hold the snake in a rather gruff voice mumbling something that seemed to imply he didn’t need to hold the smal...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 20, 2008

Plinio

Attraction | "Plinio Hike/Hotel/Rest"

Plinio Photo, Quepos, Costa Rica
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Plinio Hotel was a short walk on the main road from where I was staying. I heard there was a nice trail from hotel up to the top of the mountain directly behind. I wanted to make sure I had permission so I spoke with the host at the restaurant. He was very gracious in directing me and telling me at the top to walk around the fenced machinery to a 60’ tower that would give me a 360-degree view including the beaches of Quepos and Jaco.The trail was well maintained and zigzagged through small ferns and ivy. Tiny black frogs with a bright mint green geometric design seemed to be jumping out from everywhere. They were absolutely gorgeous and I was eventually able to stay still enough to phot...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 20, 2008

Plinio
1km from Quepos
Quepos, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park

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Manuel Antonio National Park Photo, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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I took a local bus for a few miles to reach Manual Antonio Park around 9 in the morning. I had barely passed the kiosk when I ran into the first group tour. Something that appeared to be a camera with a telescope was set up for the people to view animals so hidden and far away they couldn’t be seen by the naked eye. This reinforced that my decision not to go on a tour was a good one. I wanted to see the creatures for myself and be able to take pictures. I passed a couple more groups and then seemed to be alone. The tours were a couple of hours in duration so they didn’t cover much of the trails.Shortly after the entrance is one of the nicer, but more popular beaches. The local iguanas...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 1, 2008

Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio Park Road
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica