Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pacific Ocean at Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

This morning we headed to the beach closest to us, that happens to be just outside the entrance and exit of the Manuel Antonio National Park. The beaches here are not the same as the ones that I visit regularly on the Eastern Coast of the United States. The water seems to be so much more powerful with higher waves. It is quite beautiful and there is a lovely breeze always blowing, and very tranquil for me!!
Here is the video of beach that I took this morning:

There are all kinds of interesting things going on here in this area......guides trying to convince you to take their tour into Manuel Antonio, vendors selling all kinds of souvenirs to snow cones on the beach and those trying to convince you to try parasailing, jet skiing or surfing!!
Beach at Manuel Antonio Park, Espadrilla de Playa

Surfboards for rent

Snow cone vendor

Souvenir shops across the street

Guides directing you where to park cars for the national park

Guy surfing

Para sailing

Fun to watch all the activities at the beach!! Last full day in Costa Rica and going to miss the laid back attitude! Love the slogan that you find on everything in Costa Rica, Pure Vida, and I'm adopting it!! Literal translation is "Pure Life", but the locals use it in all kinds of ways!!


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