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Destination: Manuel Antonio

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The Art of Doing Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing

There’s no shortage of things to do in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We’ve been wildlife-spotting on a walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, we’ve hiked in the forest for a spot of bird watching, we’ve strolled around a spice plantation, we’ve cruised through mangrove swamps,...
Learning to Surf in Costa Rica

Learning to Surf in Costa Rica

It’s been a long day learning to surf in Costa Rica. I can barely lift my arms above my shoulders. My knees are red raw, as are my ribs. My back feels like I’ve been bent over breaking rocks with a chain gang. I can...
Our Home Away from Home in Costa Rica #2

Our Home Away from Home in Costa Rica #2

Our second home away from home in Costa Rica is called The Beach House. Now, there are plenty of resorts in this neck of the jungle that attach the name ‘beach’ to their title as often as they do ‘spa’. Some may well have a spa, but most...
Planting Trees to Save the Titi Monkeys

Planting Trees to Save the Titi Monkeys

Stay at Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, for a week and you’ll never again complain how hard it can sometimes be to meet locals when you travel. We had visitors casually dropping in daily at Casa Elsa – families of friendly, white-faced Capuchin monkeys. One day we...
A Sweet Spice Tour to Villa Vanilla

A Sweet Spice Tour to Villa Vanilla

As we stroll across the lush lawns of the Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation, just 10 miles east of Manuel Antonio, we see various spices hanging out to dry and we inhale the heady aromas of vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa. Aaahhh. Our lovely local guide leads...