Sloths, Monkeys, Iguanas, & More (Quepos, Costa Rica)

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?

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park

There are a lot of monkeys at Manuel Antonio!

A 3-toed sloth.  They are so high in the trees, you can barely see them.

Manuel Antonio National Park


Manuel Antonio

Davy playing in the waves

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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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One Response to Sloths, Monkeys, Iguanas, & More (Quepos, Costa Rica)

  1. Kelly and Terry June 30, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    Costa Rica looks like a cool place, Terry and I have always wanted to go there. We could end up there soon, maybe for an extended stay…

    Glad to see you are all still enjoying yourselves…..summer is finally here in Northern Canada and we are RV’ing it for the next month around BC and into Jasper National Park.

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