|Manuel Antonio National Park|
Realizing that our destination for the following day might be overwhelmed early, we headed
|Mom and baby sloth hanging out in the park.|
Departing the peaceful park, we walked onto the crowded public beach. Chaos ensued
The following morning, we walked the neighborhood surrounding
|Alan with our new friend, Fausta|
|Capuchin Monkey posing|
guide, Dennis, and along with 6 other tourists went out to explore. Our guide,once again, provided an information filled two-hour trip. His explanation and description of the black, pineapple, white and red mangroves, clarified the differences in the varieties that made our understanding crystal clear. In addition to the beauty of the mangroves, we saw 2 varieties of anteaters, a crocodile and more capuchin monkeys. Being offered the opportunity to snack on termites from one of the hundreds of termite nest in the mangroves, we both decided to give it a try. They taste like peanuts, but they're awfully tiny, it would take a long time to fill up on them.
We have now returned to San Jose for Alan's coming week of dental work at the Prisma Dental Clinic, where he had extensive work completed 4 years ago. Hopefully, the dental work will allow Alan a break for an additional trip out of San Jose before flying to Guatemala.
|Can you find the bird in this picture?|
|Sloth taking a rest.|
|One of the dozens of exotic flowers I photographed.|