Paradise Found (but no Rana) – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

When I arrived at my resort-like hotel outside of the famous national park, Manuel Antonio, my intention was to only stay for 2 nights. The original plan was a brief stint atLa Mansion Inn.探索公园并获得一些阳光。然后我会进入哥斯达黎加的内部来访问Arenal火山和热弹簧的浴。然而,宏伟的观点瞥见加上迷人的工作人员和常见的猴子的部队让我在我可以延长我的住宿,因为我可以让它陷入快乐时光的游泳池。我没有办法离开这个地方......至少在2晚之后。

View from La Mansion Inn从La Mansion Inn进入Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio的景色

Squirrel MonkeyI was happy to have this little Squirrel Monkey as my furry neighbor!

沉没在房间里This sink in my bathroom made me swoon a little too.

After a hearty breakfast of La Mansion’s version ofGallo Pinto.(not as good as Irma’s in San Jose, mind you) I spent my first full day at a private beach located within walking distance of the hotel.

“不要让你的贵重物品无人看管,不要躺在椰子树下,”是罗伯特,拉曼的两位建议格兰多经理,让我递给我海滩毛巾。你每天都没有听到的智慧。

Playa BiesanzPlaya Biensanz- 距离我的酒店仅有一步之遥

I had forgotten how good I am at passing a lazy day seaside! I did nothing for hours but read, bathe, collect shells, observe hermit crabs and spend moments talking to passing locals (one moment may have been cut short when the local invited me to skinny dip…all of a sudden I no longer understood Spanish. Que!?).

Sea Shell Collection收集珍品。如果我也可以带一辆隐士螃蟹家,我会有!

Bat Cave海滩后饮料在“蝙蝠洞穴”中

纪念寄居蟹的乏味一天呼吁在La Mansion的“蝙蝠洞穴”中恢复活力的饮料。从天然岩石和氯化瀑布(显然也是活蝙蝠的浓郁型!),它是唯一一个像Rica成本的那样。进入我必须通过霍比特大小的门来适应自己(呃,几个后退出古巴花库可能证明是有趣的)。埃里克,Tico Bartender,是一个优惠mixologist. Ah, vacation!

Manuel Antonio

第二天早上明亮,早点我去过El Parque Manuel Antonio!我的一个愿望?!看一个ranita.(小青蛙)。Let’s see if I succeeded (the title of this blog may have been a spoiler ):

White Tail DeerWhite tail deer. Nice…but not a拉娜。

小宝贝吼猴子小宝贝吼猴子。Cute…but not a拉娜。

MotmotMotmot. Super cool..but not a拉娜。

葡萄酒杯一个漂亮的真菌,称为“葡萄酒杯”。没有ranas.喝酒

ColibriColibri (Humming Bird). Amazing..but not a拉娜。

White Face Monkeys母亲和婴儿白脸猴。超级amazing…but not a拉娜。

跳跃咆哮猴子A Howler monkey jumping from one tree to another…perhaps imitating a拉娜。

Mariposa漂亮的马里帕索。橙色是我最喜欢的颜色。但不是一个拉娜。

RacoonMany, many mischievous raccoons…perhaps also looking forranas.!!

曼努埃尔安东尼奥的海滩一个漂亮的海滩,但仍然没有ranas.......

DSC_0458A land dwelling crab…yet still no rana. My hope for spotting a拉娜was dying like all the leaves around this little guy.

DSC_0462Lizard…but no…well, you get the picture.

曼努埃尔安东尼奥的树......and still noranas.on this tree. At. All.

海滩曼努埃尔安东尼奥The beach at Manuel Antonio village

我在上午7:30开始咆哮着一点青蛙,并在下午12:30以呜咽结束。我将公园从上到下捕猎(同时遵守“持续”留在路径“规则),绝对没有运气。我可以听到逃避的咖啡馆,但是我在卡片中没有看到一个。我讨厌说出来,但即使毕竟毕竟是我整个早上见过的所有美妙,异国情调,非凡的动物,我还有一点失望的人,没有看到一只青蛙。Why, oh why, little rana did you evade me!

雪利酒喂养Monos!我的一个新的加拿大朋友,雪利酒,喂养猴子(注意:我们不设法喂猴子,但酒店给了雪利酒一个通行证......她在总统套房中)。

My spirits were raised once back “home” to find the squirrel monkey tribe had ascended!! About 30 of them came to hang by the pool and to charm my new Canadian friend, Sherry, out of a few pieces of banana. A “barrel full of monkeys” is exactly the amount of fun it was! In the above pic, Chris, our pool side bartender, is giving Sherry yet another banana forles monos(顺便说一句 - 不要喂猴子......这对他们来说真的不利)。

Squirrel Monkey爱的脸!

Squirrel MonkeyEnjoying some of Sherry’s banana…(again do not feed the monkeys ).

漫步酒吧A mojito made by Erick at the swim-up bar also eased the pain of not finding a拉娜

The next day my new Canadian friends (Sherry, Lisa and Deb) and I headed into the village, Quepos, for a little shopping. Shopping turned into a lesson in cigar making…

Jen学习新技能..MyMaestra, Victoria, teaching me to roll a good Costa Rican cigar made with Cuban tobacco.

Only time will tell if this new life skill will prove useful in thefuturo

美国人和加拿大人三个加拿大人和一个美国人!

这些美妙而超级有趣的加拿大姐妹在旅店期间通过了我在洛杉矶大厦。他们来到哥斯达黎加获得了廉价的牙科工作(这是为美国北美人士做的一个人气)。经过几个月的嘴巴工作,他们在哥斯达黎加的风格中裹着他们的时间。他们的总统套房的畅通无阻的海景给出了丰富的理由来闪现他们的新珍珠白人。他们甚至让我享受一些套房特权 - 免费饮水池畔。

Jen and LisLis and I in front of “El Avion.”

Our last evening we headed to one of the best places to go to watch the sunset in Manuel Antonio, a restaurant calledEl Avion。Seeing an old 1954 Fairchild C-123 on the side of the road did seem to be a bit gimmicky to me, but frankly it was darn cool. The history of the plane is also intriguing. Back in the 1980s the US government bought the aircraft for the Nicaraguan Contras. However, it never made it out of the hanger in San Jose’s International Airport due to events surrounding it that mushroomed into the Iran-Contra Affair. Check out the whole storyhere。It was bought by the current owners in 2000 for $3000 and brought over to Quepos piece by piece.

埃尔航空酒吧

We arrived around 4:30pm to ensure a table next to the railing. And while the food wasn’t memorable, not many sunsets can create an impression as enduring as the golden sunset I witnessed that evening. Toucans bounced around in the trees beside us, Howler monkeys roared in the distant and the sky lit up in every warm shade of orange, yellow and amber God created. This is why I travel.

Toucan.如果我看不到一个拉娜,Toucan会做!如此惊心动魄,看到这个色彩缤纷的生物!

IMG_1526.Silhouettes of Toucans at Sunset

日落on Manuel Antonia日落

在那一刻的那一刻,不可能感到非常幸运。

Hobbit Door in Bat Cave昨晚在兰豪斯和最后一次通过霍比特门挤进蝙蝠洞穴的机会。

IMG_1538.La Mansion的大厅和友好的工作人员,Felix。

La Mansion Inn.Adios,La Mansion Inn!我希望很快回来!

美国鳄鱼在回到圣何塞的路上,我们停下来拍摄Tarcres河的睡衣的照片(有些是25英尺长!)。

Incredible place. Incredible stay.

我可能没有找到我的拉娜,但我确实重新找到了15年前迷住了我的天堂。哥斯达黎加有一种传染性的精神,我很自豪的是,这个小民族及其热情的人是历史塑造了我的一部分。他们的态度“pura vida”是我每天都试图遵守每天的人,因为我努力获得快乐和纯洁的生活。

我希望它不会再15年,直到我再回来,有些东西告诉我它不会。我还有一个拉娜to find…

Pura Vida!Besos!

P.S. I also found some lovely pieces for the太!哥斯达黎加有一些伟大的艺术家!

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2评论“Paradise Found (but no Rana) – Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

  1. 波塔尔
    2013年11月1日在下午6:36

    You can always see the rana at Griswolds’ Gulch!

    • 波塔尔
      manbetx官网
      没有vember 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      大声笑!我知道......在我在狩猎时,没有一次过我的思绪

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