Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Manuel Antonio-Quepos Costa Rica Vacation & Than Some

Donde Esta La Playa?

Thought you might enjoy a few more pictures from our recent trip to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. We targeted Jaco and the Quepos-Manuel Antonio area for this week-long vacation.

What makes Costa Rica so unique you ask? In 2009, Costa Rica was named one of the happiest places on earth to live, maybe that is because of the weather, people or it's beauty. Either way there has definitely been a rush by many Americans to not only buy 2nd homes down there but to also move there.

Our daily routine included a few of the local's favorite Imperial. "Podemos tener otro cerveza?" I'm not sure what we enjoyed more the beer or the fresh seafood. Either way there was no shortage of either and with all the local Bars/Restaurants in the area, our choices were endless on where to go for fun each night.

couples shot88cruising costa rica quepos

Since Manuel Antonio and Jaco were on the water, it was hard not to take advantage any chance we got for a dip and swim. Weather wise we also lucked out, with this being there Summer the temp's rarely got to hot/humid in the Manuel Antonio area.

Sunsets don't get much better than this, sit back relax and enjoy!

Hotel Mimos catered us with 2 different swimming pools, at night this place was perfect for jumping in and enjoying more Imperial's till the wee hours of the morning.

El Avion had to be one of the craziest bars I have ever been to! Nothing jumping aboard a plane on a cliff to watch a sunset, take a tour or enjoy some great food! The owners actually own 4 various restaurants in the area so we definitely had fun going from place to place.

Plenty of Lizards running around freely, careful not to get too close. I learned the hard way at our pool one day snapping a photo when he suddenly charged me and Troutdawg almost made an impression falling down some poolside stairs...ouch!

Jaco, Costa Rica was an interesting place. Very Hot/Humid and for some strange reason empty beaches?? Must have been the hot sand, big waves and no shade. Otherwise a few decent restaurant and a few local activities, probably not returning but worth checking out.

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Anonymous said...

Nice escape from winter and keep hearing great things about Costa Rica.


Troutdawg said...

Thanks, it really is a place everyone should try and make at some point. So much to offer for so little $$

Fishguy said...

You're killing me with all of these great pictures. I definitely have to make it down that way sometime.

Troutdawg said...

Better get down there fastamigo, all the Gringo's are moving in fast!