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Catching some rays in Manzanillo

Destination: Manzanillo

After a great couple of days at Playa Chiquita Lodge, it was time to pack up and head go back to Heredia. However, we could not go back without some time devoted to the sun, the white sand and the salty blue water.

Just thirty minutes south of Puerto Viejo a sign designates the limits of the village of Manzanillo - a small town which was populated today with families picnicking under the palm trees.

Maxi's restaurant/bar seems to be the focal point of the town so we got breakfast there before finding a spot on the sand. After some scrambled eggs and coffee, we did find that great, relatively unpopulated stretch of beach and happily planted ourselves there for the better part of the day. It was wonderful, relaxing and beautiful.

The drive back to Heredia was without mishap. We remembered the high points from the trip and decided that Monteverde was next on our list. So, in a few days we will be headed to the cloud forest -- I can't wait!

Catching some rays in Manzanillo in Pictures