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9th July – Crocodiles by the side of the road from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

At 6am were on the rickety bus to Puntarenas. For us to get to Manuel Antonio on the pacific side of Costa Rica, we had to get three buses altogether.

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The first bus took around 3hrs and then from this seaside town called Puntarenas. We had to wait an hour and a half for the next bus that will take us to Quepos. Quepos is also another popular for Americans and other tourists to stay and use it as a base to do various activities around the area.

The bus took around 3hrs to get to Quepos, and on the way it was surreal to see crocodiles swimming in a river or just laying next to the river bank. We didn’t get the opportunity to take a photo as we were on a public bus.

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From Quepos, there is a bus every 20 minutes to Manuel Antonio. So we took a bus and finally arrived at our destination. It’s not been a very long day but just annoying that we ha to take lots of buses but its cheaper than getting a collectivo for $50.

Checked into Costa Linda, supposed to be the best hostel for backpackers in Manuel Antonio but we were not that impressed. Bathrooms are not clean so even after we went to the beach and had to shower, we used the outside shower. It’s a nice enough hostel but a clean bathroom is a must for me.

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We didn’t get to see sunset because the rain set in. In this region at the time of rainny season, it rains at night so best to do everything in the morning and afternoon. We welcomed the rain as it cooled the air a little bit and made it bearable to sleep.

En français:

Notre bus part à 6h donc on se réveille à 5h30, dur!
Le bus est plein à craquer et les sièges sont très inconfortables, moi qui pensais dormir…c’est pas gagné!

Le voyage dure trois heures jusqu’à Puntarenas mais ce n’est pas la que l’on veut aller.
Une fois arrivés à la gare routière on achète un billet pour Quepos.

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Le bus est parti à 11h et à mis plus de deux heures pour arriver à Quepos. Sur la route on a eu la chance d’apercevoir des crocodiles bronzer au bord d’une rivière. C’était vraiment bizarre de les voir comme ça.

Une fois à Quepos, on n’est toujours pas arrive à destination donc on prend un troisième bus cette pour aller au village de Manuel Antonio a 7km de la.

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Manuel Antonio est un village et un parc national sur la côte Pacifique au sud du Costa Rica.

Après s’être installés dans notre auberge Costa Linda, on enfile nos maillots et on file sur la plage principale.
L’eau est super chaude et les vagues ne sont pas trop forte donc on se baigne un bon moment.

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Ensuite on retourne à l’auberge et on a eu raison car un gros orage éclate et il se met à pleuvoir à grosse goutte.

Pour le dîner, on reste à l’auberge. Ce n’était vraiment pas bon…

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