Costa Rica 2014 Day 5 La Mansion Inn | Manuel Antonio National Park | Naranjo River – Whitewater Rafting | Mar Luna

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this is day 5 in manuel antonio costa rica and also the last post of costa rica series. we did stay for 1 more day in costa rica; however, i accidentally deleted all my day 6 pictures 😥

day 5 we went to check out manuel antonio national park in the morning and we did whitewater rafting in the afternoon with Iguana Tours. our schedule was pretty tight and our hotel la mansion inn was very helpful to squeeze two tours in one day for us.

la mansion inn dining room/lobby
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we had complimentary breakfast on the balcony
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good ocean view
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after breakfast, we waited outside to get picked up by the tour guide.
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our hotel la mansion inn
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after a short ride we arrived to Manuel Antonio National Park. you can come here without a tour or tour guide, but it was a very good idea that we came with one. it was ridiculously hard to spot animals. it took forever for me to find the animals even the tour guide pointed out for me. i probably wont be able to see any otherwise. the tour guide also carries a telescope with him and he can take pictures of the animals for you through the telescope.

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it’s a sloth
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there’s a beach inside manuel antonio national park and there are a lot white face monkeys on the beach.
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bats – so cute
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after Manuel Antonio National Park, we joined another whitewater rafting on Naranjo River tour with Iguana Tours

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after a full day of activities, we went to grab a few drink and relaxed in the hot tub in our hotel. our hotel pool area had a pretty good view of the ocean but too bad i lost all the pictures.
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for dinner, i was too lazy to do researches, so we went to Mar Luna which was recommended by a girl that worked in our hotel.
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mar luna sits on a hilltop overlooking the treetops and sea coast, but too bad it was pitch black outside.
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grilled seafood for two. they dont have this on the menu, so just ask for it. RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS!!!!! i was really mind blown by this grilled seafood platter. probably best grilled seafood ive ever had. they were freshly caught in the morning and grilled over volcanic ash (instead of charcoal). super flavorful and tasty. buttery, juicy, super fresh seafood with a bit of smokiness. this worth the trip to manuel antonio alone. simply amazing!
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it was so good we had to get second round of shrimps. was afraid i will never taste something like this ever again.
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some flan for desserts
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on our way back to our hotel, our cab driver saw a sloth climbing on the power lines and stopped for us to take pictures. it was an amazing night full of surprises.
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Costa Rica 2014 Day 3 Arenal – Monteverde | Sky Adventures | Hotel Belmar

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One thought on “Costa Rica 2014 Day 5 La Mansion Inn | Manuel Antonio National Park | Naranjo River – Whitewater Rafting | Mar Luna

  1. Beautiful photography. (Even though I hate insects, the photos are quite good!) Love the area you’re showing us as well as that luxury inn — would love to go there myself! So sorry you deleted your Day 6 photos. Thanks for sharing all of these.

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