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Exploring Costa Rica - personal accounts of our travels, expat life, Costa Rica ways

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    Costa Rica Itinerary -Day 10 Manuel Antonio to Carmona District

    After having relaxed and enjoyed Manuel Antonio for almost two days, on the 10th morning of our Costa Rica exploratory trip we were ready to continue our journey. Today we would be heading to Carmona on the Nicoya Peninsula. Chances are you’ve never heard of Carmona. It’s situated on the east side of the Nicoya Peninsula above the Gulf of Nicoya. Carmona District as it’s officially known is listed as having a population of about 2700, which I’m sure has grown significantly in the last few years.

  • Espadilla Beach Manuel Antonio
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    Costa Rica Itinerary Day 8 – Manuel Antonio – Quepos

    Where to Now? Uvita? Manuel Antonio? Parrita? Osa Mountain Village was our last "planned" stop of our 17-day itinerary, so we had some decisions to make on our last night in Osa. We wanted to drive up the Pacific coast and see the coastal town of Uvita and perhaps explore Dominical and beyond to Manuel Antonio, but after that, we had a clean slate, with no further destinations planned. I tried to arrange some property viewings with some realtors in the Uvita area but apparently, they were on "Pura Vida" time and I wasn't able to make any appointments prior to our Osa departure.