Costa Rica Road Trip (Part 1) Manuel Antonio here we come…
A tranquil paradise on the Pacific Coast- Up bright and early
A panoramic shot of Playa Biesanz, Manuel Antonio
We pass by vibrant, lush vegetation, bustling little towns and over rickety bridges.
Costa Rica is such a beautiful country and has so much to offer the traveller, a true asset to Central America.
I'm not too sure what I was expecting the road conditions to be like; however, the main roads were reasonably well maintained along our journey.
The view from the Hotel Parador lobby
A view through the gardens
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Before heading to Costa Rica
I really wanted to see a Sloth, I didn’t even mind if it was two or three toed, some would say I’m easily pleased. Well I thought this was going to be a difficult mission, I was expecting at least a week into the adventure, but no.
Our first Sloth in Costa Rica
We headed down in the direction of the perimeter of the grounds and snuggled between the branches of an overhanging tree was a sloth fast asleep (or just very slow moving), absolutely wonderful.
The pool at the Hotel Parador
It was such an idyllic location and after our drive from San Jose, we felt we deserved a lazy afternoon around the infinity pool. You could never tire of the magnificent views across Pacific.
What a perfect location to enjoy your favourite cocktail.
Don't just take our word for it!
The ‘secret’ beach
We had two nights at Manuel Antonio, and we’d heard about the beautiful beach of Playa Biesanz. So, we thought we would take a wander out and see if we could find this secluded bay.
The secret Beach, Playa Biesanz, Manuel Antonio
The bay was just a short stroll from the hotel down through some narrow woodland paths. It was a tranquil paradise.
Best of all it was devoid of people, we saw a handful of others enjoying the incredible scenes across the cove; however, we were all rather outnumbered by the exotic wildlife.
A Brown Pelican - Looking for lunch, Playa Biesanz, Manuel Antonio
After spending a few hours at Playa Biesanz, we headed back to the hotel in the late afternoon and took another stroll around their colourful gardens. All the while not knowing what is looking down on you from above.
A beautiful orange flower, caught in the sunlight
Red & White Beauty in Manuel Antonio
The sunset view from our room at the Hotel Parador, Manuel Antonio
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