We last left you in the early afternoon of day 1. We were waiting along the roadside for a taxi to transport us to our hotel.
Within 15 minutes a red taxi van arrived, we loaded everything inside and headed up the narrow hillside to the Hotel California, Manuel Antonio. If you come to Costa Rica you will not want to miss seeing Manuel Antonio with it's national park, wildlife, beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, restaurants and fabulous hotels!
Pink Champagne on Ice!
It was just about check in time when we arrived and we were all very happy that our rooms were ready for us. The hotel was very nice, perched on the beautiful jungle hillside with a super spectacular ocean view!!
We had just enough time to drop off our luggage and rest a few minutes before we headed off again to meet our friend Vernita for a sunset dinner at Barba Rojas. The restaurant is the best around for sunsets, offers a 2 for 1 hamburger special for expats (in by 6pm) and has LIVE music!
We made it just in time for happy hour! The food was good and we enjoyed meeting Vernita (who came over earlier to lend-a-hand as we were waiting on the side of the road for our taxi and who also suggested the restaurant). The music was rockin and also the highlight of our day!! (the band was composed of several US expats).
What an enjoyable evening!
Thank you Vernita!! BTW if you have not yet seen the story of her journey to Costa Rica - click the link - it is well worth watching!).
Tired from many hours on the road, we spent a peaceful night at the hotel, hopped up early the next morning for food (breakfast was included) and headed for the border - but not before a quick stop at the beach!
Check out our day in the video below and come back for our next stop --
Panama Jammin - Manuel Antonio from Devon on Vimeo.
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