Is it normal to read five or six guidebooks and mark them all up with little sticky flags before going on vacation? Maybe not. But I do it anyway because I don't want to get home and say I wish we'd done XYZ. And not to toot my own horn, but I think I planned one AMAZING Costa Rican holiday. Anybody want me to be their travel guide? :)
After getting our rental car, we began the drive down to 114 KM drive to Quepos and Manuel Antonio and the area didn't disappoint. It was stunning.
- Maneuvering the traffic in San Jose and up the narrow roads in Quepos
- Making friends with the Spider Monkeys
- Eating the best pineapple I've EVER had
- Feet in the sand
- Ocean Kayaking
- Watching the beautiful sunset as we ate a dinner
- Fitting everything into our rental car
- Being upgraded to the "suite" at our hotel
- Crocodiles, snakes, spiders, birds, and bats on our night tour
- Being flipped off multiple times trying to get out of San Jose.
- Red Tide (a once a year occurance that turns the water brown, kills plants and fishes, and put a damper on our snorkeling adventure).
- The drunk girls who talked the who entire flight (midnight to 5 AM) that made sleep impossible.
|The drive to Quepos|
|Toes in the sand|
|Manuel Antiono Park|
|Sea shell gathering|
|Exit of Manuel Antonio National Park|
Kayaking was great. We paddled to the cove in the background of the picture below. In the cove we got to HANG OUT with MONKEYS!!
|Getting ready for our kayaking adventure|
|Just hangin' with my new friends the monkeys|
|BEST PINEAPPLE EVER!|
|chillin' in the cove|
|trying to forget about the red tide|
|Paddling into the sunset|
|enjoying the scenery|
|View during dinner|
|Melanie, Rachel, Laura, and I enjoying the sunset|