The photo above is now the exit for the park. They've flip-flopped the entrance/exit trail. Now, you enter where the exit used to be. I usually get all turned around walking through the park but this time, I was really lost. Everything seemed backwards. They just made the change last Tuesday.
Luckily, I ran into a tour guide that I've known for years and we piggybacked on his tour through the park. Wilbur knows where everything is in the park. He can spot a rainbow lizard in the dense jungle. He found a family of monkeys for us to photograph and since all the monkeys know him, he felt at liberty to get really close to one of the babies. The other monkeys went wild.
It was a beautiful walk through the park and it was not very crowded. New walkways have been put in and some improvements made on the trails. I guess the big rain we had a few weeks ago caused them to do some cleanup.
Luckily, the rain held off until we were out of the park and driving back home. Yes, the two horrible bridges are still there around Parrita. That's part of the thrill of going to Manuel Antonio National Park. Soon they will be replaced with bigger, better bridges.
I'll be back real soon!!