We finally made it. It took us quite a few days, but in the end – we got there! Manuel Antonio National Park.
And true to its promises, we saw lots of wildlife – a couple of 3-toed sloths, a whole messload of monkeys, iguanas scurrying here and there, woodpeckers drilling holes in trees, bats hanging upside down… It was pretty impressive!
What was not impressive, however, were the crowds. Well, I suppose they were impressive on one level, but not the level I want. The pathway through the rainforest was little more than a four-lane divided highway filled with two-legged traffic. Enormous groups with guides blocking the path as the guide explained this or that. Telescopes set up to see the animals better in the middle of the path. It was crazy.
That being said, we all enjoyed the day tremendously. The boys spent hours and hours playing in the waves and running through the rainforest. What more could they ask for?