One of the main draws of Manuel Antonio and of Costa Rica in general, is the wide variety of activities, landscapes, climates and wildlife on offer. There are high altitude mountains draped in clouds, active volcanoes and hot springs, arid deserts and intense rain forests and jungles. You can hike up to a waterfall today, go sport fishing tomorrow and SCUBA dive the day after that! The number of adventure activities here will blow your mind and you can easily fill every day with something.
Photo title is "Snookum Bear," by Megan Lorenz via 500px, but this is a "Coati, Arenal Area, Costa Rica -- Coatis are also known as Coatimundi, Brazilian Aardvarks, Mexican Tejón or Moncún, Hog-Nosed Coons, Pizotes, Panamanian Gatosolos, Crackoons and Snookum Bears and they are members of the raccoon family (Procyonidae). They are diurnal mammals native to South America, Central America, and South-Western North America." -- I'm loving his ears!
Scintillant Hummingbird by Judd Patterson, via Flickr. This is the first of many Costa Rican bird photographs that I'll upload! It was a fantastic trip, where I was able to see more than 100 lifebirds. The climate and people were both amazing!