And then we hit the "front of the brochure", the white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio. We spent the afternoon hiking the less populated trails and ran into a great troop of white-faced monkeys. Also a 280' tree (which was not properly labeled).
And then we headed to the white sands paradise of Manuel Antonio. We would have stayed longer but there was a storm a brewing (when you look around and all the Ticos have left you know its time to head out).
|Manuel Antonio Beach|
|View on the mountain road|
|Mountain road panoramic|
|Our Villa Bedroom|
|Villa living room|
|Animal Rehab Center|
|Ginger! They had at least 20 varieties in the garden. The flowers were about 24" tall.|
|Waterfall on the preserve|
We left the Eco Lodge at 1pm and started our 26-hour trip back home. This was (one of the better) bridges we crossed on the gravel road. At least this one had all of its planks.
|Mountain road panoramic 2|
|Racing the storm to the paved roads|
|Interstate back into San Jose|