Thursday, January 27, 2011

{tales from costa rica} beauty of manuel antonio

After all this Paris action, lets go back to Costa Rica, I have still a couple of more posts scheduled for you! :)

So after meeting the amazingly cute turtles at Nosara Beach, we hit the road again and (after a small detour to the beach town of Montezuma) we arrived at Costa Rica's most famous national park, the Manuel Antonio national park in Quepos, situated directly on the Pacific.

Arriving here, we were first a bit shocked as the level of tourism is much higher here compared to all the towns we have stayed on the Nicoya Peninsula. Large hotels, restaurants and bars are all over the place and the prices are also much higher.

We stayed two nights and spent one whole wonderful, sunny day at the national park - first taking part of a guided tour through the rain forest and then relaxing at the beautiful beaches that belong to the park.
The wildlife and fauna is amazing - we saw many sloths, monkeys, frogs, iguanas, racoons etc.
And the beaches are definitely one of the finest of the country!

And night we drank the best Sangria in a small hilltop bar with the best view ever. See the sunset pictures below, breathtaking!

Don't you just wish to walk down this beautiful beach and escape the winter blues?

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  1. ohhh sangria :) I am getting so restless to get to a new city and take some photos! preferably when it's not freezing outside :)

  2. The beach looks so inviting - I'm just in and warming up after a long (but lovely) walk in the snow. Sometimes I wish for a tele-transporter thing that could jet me to the beach and then back to the winter when I've had enough of the hot or cold.

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  4. Incredible photos, sweetie..The sunset photos are really romantic and I bet it had to be just so wonderful to be there:)
    Kisses, darling

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  6. Oh ja! Da ist es echt wunderschön! War vor ein paar Jahren in Costa Rica und auch im Nationalpark Manuel Antonio. Ein Traum! Liebe Grüße, Julia

  7. I'm totally jealous! Would love love love to visit Costa Rica or any other Caribbean Island in the near future! :)

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  8. stunning photos! Your blog is so lovely!! :)

  9. wow, I am incredibly jealous, this looks amazing!

  10. This place looks like heaven. So dreamy.

    Hope you're doing well K.!

    Really enjoyed your Paris wandering!!

  11. Your Costa Rica pics are unnnbelievable!!! Those monkeys are sooooooooooooooo CUTE!!! The faces they make..adorable!!! And that beach looks like HEAVEN!!!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  12. These photos are INCREDIBLE Kristina! literally blow my mind. and that sunset - what? i want to go there! Jb has been and loooves manuel antonio. and that beach is insanely beautiful!!

  13. Costa Rica looks amazing! Thanks for sharing pieces of your trip!

    I'm now your latest follower.
    Rambles with Reese


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