Puro monos: Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Puros monos: Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
17 al 19 de Junio, 2011
Monteverde a Manuel Antonio: 3 hs

Desde Monteverde partimos hacia Manuel Antonio, un parque nacional muy chiquito sobre la costa de Costa Rica. El pueblito es muy turístico, lleno de hotelitos y restaurantes. Acá también llueve todas las tardes, pero mucho no afecta porque es después de las 2 o 3 pm. A la mañana temprano fuimos a visitar el parque. Por suerte fuimos con un guía, así pudimos ver muchos animalitos: insectos, arañas, muchos monos tití (de todos los tamaños, mamás con sus hijitos a la espalda también), osos perezosos, tucanes, y mapaches. Terminado el recorrido, nos fuimos a las playas del parque: Manuel Antonio y Escondido. Las playas son muy lindas pero con muchas piedras o corrientes fuertes. Desde donde almorzamos pudimos ver varios monos aulladores (que no habíamos podido ver en el parque). El domingo visitamos otra playa más cerca del pueblito, Biesanz. T, E y Abu Carlos se fueron en kayak a tratar de hacer snorkel pero no lograron ver demasiado. Después de varias idas y venidas, decidimos ir hacia Dominical y desde ahí hacer una excursión a la Isla del Caño.

Next stop in Costa Rica was ‘Manuel Antonio’ national park on the pacific coast. Leading to the park is a long string of hotels and restaurants catering to the crowd of tourists mostly coming from the US. The visit to the park starts on a single wide trail and has a few narrower trails branching off. We hired a guide to help us spot wildlife in the jungle and his eyes were definitely better than ours. He spotted toucans, peresozos and lots of small insects. One of the small trails led us to a section full of Tití monkeys jumping between trees and feeding. At the end of the trail we relaxed at two nice beaches. We experienced a ‘monkey attack’ where maybe 20 or 30 monkeys come down to the beach looking for food. They are used at people giving them food and today was no exception, so they snacked on healthy human food.
The following day we went to a small beach close to the hotel that was supposedly a good snorkeling spot. We saw a few boats with tourists get close to the rocks to do some snorkeling. Abu Carlos wanted to go over there so we rented a kayak and paddled over with T and E. Next to the boat was a small floating platform where we tied the kayak and went into the water. Unfortunately visibility was less than two meters so we couldn’t see anything. At least we had fun on the kayak 🙂

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One response to “Puro monos: Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

  1. Natalia (Manu)

    I loved the little monkeys, the one in the orange t-shirt is the cutest 😉
    Besos! Natali

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