One of the things I made sure to do while in Manuel Antonio was to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. I’m glad we decided to pay for a tour guide because we wouldn’t have seen most of the wildlife we saw without one.
This one above was called a Jesus Christ Lizard because they have the ability to run on water.
Apparently, one of the most dangerous things in Costa Rica are coconuts. Our guide told us that more people die every year from getting hit on the head by a falling coconut than from shark bites. So always look up above you. The good thing though is that you can just hack off the top, poke a straw in, and have fresh coconut water!
Sloths are interesting creatures. They are one of the happiest animals out there, and it’s probably because they sleep for 20 hours a day. We happened to catch this one during the short period where he was awake.
And this is what happens when your guide picks up a turtle by the shell and it starts to hiss at you.
A tiger-face spider. I think this is one of my favorite pictures from the trip!
Another picture of the sloth, this time up and looking for its next meal before it goes to sleep for the rest of the day.
Going to Manuel Antonio National Park was definitely worth the price of admission and the guide. I don’t where I could have seen a lot of this wildlife otherwise.