We found a hotel that I deemed safe for our son to play, but the room wouldn’t be ready until 3 o’clock. Hotel Costa Verde had lockers and several bathrooms (with showers) for guest to use while waiting for a room. We put our luggage in a locker and got dressed for the beach.
Playa Espadilla sits right in front of the National Park Manuel Antonio.
Danny had some poison ivy lingering on his arms and legs, so he went into the ocean for his treatment. Danny believes the ocean can heal or help any type of health problem and I don’t disagree with that. The salt water is healthy for lots of reasons and I’m just glad that water isn’t as cold down here as it is in California.
Danny and I took turns watching the baby. 15 minutes back and forth is how it went…for a while.
Although it was a cloudy day, I was slathering sun block on myself and the baby. I asked Dan if he wanted some, he declined because it was a cloudy day….I grew up in southern California and I knew better what could happen on a cloudy day at the beach.
After I was beached out, we found a place to eat up the hill from our hotel.
El Wagon was our go – to restaurant in Manuel Antonio, because it was a short walk and they make incredible fish wrap (mahi-mahi) and delicious nachos.
Every time we sat down in the out door dining area, I kept thinking up our dream home and how I wanted an open eating area with mosaic floors.
(since a sixth grade visit to the J Paul Getty Museum I have been in love with mosaics).
I loved the Costa Rican thunder storms that passed through.
Danny and I agreed that the Rainy Season was a great time to visit Costa Rica. The rain didn’t hamper our trip in any way. The foliage was a vibrate green and the clash in temperature created a mist, that rain forest mist, that US Zoos fail to really capture.
I’ve been to the San Diego Zoo many times….and Costa Rica’s Rain Forest wins hands down.
The other upside to rain? Baby boy loved getting wet. He might be screaming because we wont let him run into traffic, but when we pick him up and walk in the rain, the boy is happy.
Our room was finally ready and I was ready…for a nap.
While I rested on the bed, with our air conditioner on, our son found the broom and dust pan and started another party of his own.
He wore himself out.