Manuel Antonio National Park
Quepos, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Monday, June 16, 2014
We are now in Quepos, located on the central Pacific cost. Quepos is is close to the Manuel Antonio national park, which is the smallest of the 20 national parks in Costa Rica.
We woke up early and were the first two tourists, who entered the park. The beautiful white sand beach was empty. Besides us there were only a few iguanas walking around, enjoying the beauty of nature.
It is true: This park has one of the most impressive landscapes in the world. It is a beautiful combination of white sand beaches, great mountains and forests. There are amazing ocean views.
The Quepos/Manuel Antonio region is a small corner of Costa Rica. It is the country’s second most visited area with a variety of enjoyable accommodations and activities for tourists.
In Manuel Antonio we discovered a Cold War relic: The bizarre El Avion bar and restaurant. The sister plane of the C-123, which was shot down during the Iran-Contra Affair over Nicaragua in 1986, had been converted to a pub.