In the afternoon we arrived at Manuel Antonio National Park
. The National Park Manuel Antonio is located on the Pacific coast close to the town of Quepos and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica because of its beautiful forest backed tropical beaches dramatic rocks headlands with ocean and island views, prolific wild life and very good trails.
The three bays within the park are considered among the most amazing in Costa Rica. However beacuse of its popularity and a lot of hotels nearby, the park is very crowded. We saw white faced capuchin and howler monkeys and sloths and a lot of birds.In the park live ca. 200 different sorts of birds. Twelve islands belong to the park too; they are nesting places for the sea birds. A trail leads around the whole peninsula. Gorgeous!
In Quepos/Marc Antonio National Park we stayed in Hotel Espadilla where a tucan greeted us. The Espadilla beach in front of the hotel is an wonderful place for admiring the sunset. Next day we started towards the Arenal volcano and the Monteverde National Park.