Pura Vida again! Hope you enjoyed your tour of the Manuel Antonia National Park so far! Are you ready for more fun and surprise? Don’t forget your sunblock and bug spray, or you’ll be sorry that some thing bugged you.
Listen to the gentle sound of the waves, probably we are very close to the hidden beach.
Hurry, let’s get to the warm, refreshing waters of the tropics. Woohoo! I see the soft sandy beach and the beautiful sea, can’t wait to jump into the waters.
There are quite a few people here enjoying the luxury of swimming in the warm ocean after a long day of hiking. The waves are a little higher than I might have imagined, and the water is not clear or emerald green or turquoise here, but still lovely. I would trade this beach to the cold ones of Northern California any day.
After eating our bagged lunch, we’ll head a little further to see what awaits us, and then take the trail back to the entrance, and wind up for the day. I have waited for a long time for this particular novelty that our guide spoke of, but where is it? Can’t hold my anxiety anymore!! Let’s take the trail ahead and – Yeah, finally, we spot them, lots of them, the highlight of this tour – the White Faced or Capuchin Monkeys. These are so, adorable, so cute, I wish I could hug them and take them home with me.
For some reason, they seem to know what to do to win your heart. The Capuchins throw themselves over a branch like a spiderman on his belly and then let their arms and legs hang down limb and look at you, like – ” Go ahead, I am ready for a picture shoot and for a snack thereafter.” We don’t want to feed these cute faced monkeys and throw their diet out of whack, even if you see others doing it.
These guys are so intelligent, I will let my picture below do the talking and you can see for yourself what I mean.
This group of Capuchins are so friendly, not a wee bit intimidated by humans in their vicinity. My animal loving daughter stretches out her hand towards one of them, and he holds her fingers with his rubbery hand. Unforgettable!
I have so fallen in love with them, I don’t think these Capuchins will ever be etched out from my memory or my heart.
Well, I think the park will be closing soon, and we better hurry along and find our way to the park’s exit. We have had an exciting but tiring day, and can’t wait for a good dinner, a relaxing shower and a deep sleep.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park! Stay tuned for more Costa Rican adventure!! Pura Vida!!!