Provincia de Puntarenas Things to Do

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Provincia de Puntarenas Things to Do

  • Bird watching

    I'm no expert but I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful birds in this area of Costa Rica . The amazing thing about Costa Rica is the diversity of animals and birds for such a small country.Sometimes the best birds weren't on the trails but would visit us at the pool or outdoor restaurant.

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  • Watch the sun set

    I never get tired of seeing a sunset and they are always unique in every place ..here are some pictures taken from out hotel high above Manuel Antonio.

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  • Playa Manuel Antonio

    This white sand 1/2-mile-long beach, , is beautiful and safe for swimming. We liked stopping when we returned from our hike , for a nice refreshing swim. There are bathrooms for changing in the park.

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  • White faced monkeys

    The first time we saw these fellows was from our hotel balcony one morning. We tromped twice through the park and hike for hours on the various trails...saw none. The next morning there was a clammering on our roof and there they were...a whole troop . They're beautiful monkeys..quite large. The white-faced Capuchin monkey diet consists of fruit,...

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  • Iguana on beach

    We heard a rustling behind us as we sat on the beach.having lunch....it gave us a bit of a start...it was a big friendly looking iguana. I think he was looking for some sandwich. The beach at manuael Antonio had tons of iguana. There were some vibrant colored ones as well.

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  • Coatis Mundi

    This cute little guy ( from the racoon family) stolled across our path while we were looking for monkeys in Manuel Antonio . The male travels alone ....the females are often in large groups. I got so excited I didn't get a great picture. Sorry!

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  • Squirrel Monkey

    The tiny squirrel monkey is amazing .It is the only region in Costa Rica we have seen this little one.The smallest Costa Rican primate, the squirrel monkey, or titi, is restricted to the rainforests of the southern Pacific lowlands. By 1983, the Central American squirrel monkey had already declined drastically through clearing of forests....

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  • Manuel Antonio Park

    This is the park that originally brought so many tourists to Manuel Antonio...now they come for the beach as well. You would see more with a guide and there are lots available ..at the entrance. Make sure you get one with a scope. There are many trails in the park ....the steepest is cathedral ( actually saw the least wildlife on this one ...but...

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  • Relaxing in the Pacific Sunshine

    Despite its rather deceiving name, the Fiesta Caribbean Resort is actually located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, only a short drive away from Puntarenas! After our pleasant stay in the rain forest foothills at Villa Lapas, followed up by our trip to Arenal volcano, we were now ready for some serious relaxing at a more traditional type of...

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  • Hot Springs !

    Once it became clear that our effort to observe the Arenal volcano was not going to work out, due to the cloudy weather, the bus dropped our entire group off at the nearby Tabacon Hot Springs. This is an amazing series of hot and steaming pools of water bubbling out of the volcano, some being hotter than others. The entire area is very well...

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  • See a Volcano!

    On our attempt to see the relatively nearby Arenal volcano, we were thwarted by clouds around its peak, as you can see in this photo. Nevertheless, you should take a stab at trying to see at least one of the volcanos in Costa Rica - usually you do not get the opportunity very often! Arenal, at 1633 m (~5000 ft.) high is the most active volcano in...

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  • Try Bird-Watching While You Chill-Out

    After our morning exertion on the Skyway, it was time to savour some of the delights of Villa Lapas! One of my favourite spots was their outdoor patio area beside the restaurant that overlooked the brook as it trickled down from the mountains. Here, it was not difficult to enjoy a cold Imperial beer as the gentle breezes wafted by! I have always...

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  • On the 'Skyway'

    The Skyway had pedestrian suspension bridges in the rain forest interspersed with footpaths down the mountain from its starting point high above, eventually ending up back at Villa Lapas. Our guide, Eduard, really knew his stuff and easily pointed out many things that we would have blindly walked past! Along the way we were treated to, among other...

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  • Walk in the Tree Tops

    One of the main reasons that we had decided to stay at Villa Lapas was the opportunity to experience a walk in the canopy of the rain forest. For only C$66 for the two of us, we were able to book a 9 AM start at the resort office (best to get out as early as you can before the heat of the day has its effect on the wildlife!). After being driven up...

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