Manuel Antonio Escape

Manuel Antonio Escape

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By Simon
Mon, 21 Apr 2008

This weekend I left for a trip to Manuel Antonio in the south-central pacific region of Costa Rica.

My trip started by a 2,700 colone (about $5) 5 hour bus ride from San Jose downtown in the Coca Cola district to Manuel Antonio. I met 3 girls from Chile and Switzerland and spent the first night youth hostelling for $9 a person.

As cheap as the youth hostel was I decided the following days to stay in Costa Verde Hotel for about $40 a night (I got a good deal but normal rates are $100 and more a night).

On the third day I explored Manuel Antonio park which cost $10 to get in without a guide and got a little lost, but it was great to see the howler monkies and other wildlife.

I am sitting here right now in an internet cafe waiting for my bus ride back to San Jose.