Up bright and early
We leave San Jose and set off on the road for the start of our Sloths & Mojitos road trip. This begins with a fairly relaxing 3 to 4 hour drive to Manuel Antonio.
Hotel Parador, Manuel Antonio
On our arrival at the Hotel Parador, we dropped our bags off and headed straight out to wander around the hotel gardens.
The hotel is surrounded by a tropical rainforest and the view of the Pacific Ocean is stunning.
Before heading to Costa Rica…
I really wanted to see a Sloth. I did not 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..
We headed down in the direction of the perimeter of the grounds. Snuggled between the overhanging branches of a tree was a sloth fast asleep (or just very slow moving), absolutely wonderful.
I could go home happy and it was only day one.
It felt like paradise so why not spend a lazy afternoon around the infinity pool stretching out over the Pacific. A perfect location to enjoy your favourite cocktail.
The ‘secret’ beach
Search out this lovely secluded bay named Playa Biesanz.
The bay is just a short stroll from the hotel down through some woodland. It was a tranquil paradise. Most of all it was free from crowds. We saw a handful of others enjoying the bay but we were all rather outnumbered by the wildlife.
In the evening enjoy a lovely meal on the open air veranda of the hotel, listening to the sounds of the forest settling down for the evening.
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