Our favorite place to stay in Manuel Antonio is Costa Verde. It sits on a cliff where you can view the ocean, the jungle and see many varieties of birds, iguanas and of course monkeys.  

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We are on the top floor

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View from the hotel.

They brag that there are still more monkeys than people.  

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We stay in a part of the hotel that is for adults only.  No, this does not mean that women go topless, this means no moody pre-teens, no screaming toddlers running around or babies in diapers at the pool. I love kids, but not when I am trying to relax by the pool with a good book or some jamming tunes. 

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One of my must-haves for breakfast is a slushie. This is a blend of pineapple, mango, banana, strawberry and other fresh fruits. Yummy. 

Slushie

Slushie

We went swimming in the ocean yesterday. The waves were not too big, but there was a strong rip current. It was nice to get in the water and not have to “get used to it”.  The ocean temperature was really warm, which is much different than the water in CA.  After naps we went exploring and went down this road that was 4 X 4 access only.  It dead ended onto a pretty and secluded beach. We were able to drive the rental car right onto the sand.  We will be going back to this beach for sure as there were hardly any people there.  It must be a place where only the locals know about. 

 

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Selfie on the secluded beach

Selfie on the secluded beach

One of my favorite dinners in Costa Rica is pescado entero.  It does not look pretty, but it tastes so good.  I am not a huge fish fan, but this is something I could eat every night.  As the Ticos would say, “Que Rico”!

Pescado entero

Pescado entero