we arrived to our house in manuel antonio at night, so couldn't get a full sense of our surroundings until the next morning when we woke up, which turned out to be a lovely surprise.
the house we rented had three amazing floors with full balconies overlooking stunning views of the pacific coast. below was a beautiful pool that we all used multiple times a day, with a cold tub and lounge chairs surrounded by lush jungle plants and flowers.
and OH THE ANIMALS. more on that later.