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Manuel Antonio Loses a Dear Friend

JoaquinFrom the mountain of San Ramon (best coffee in the world) to Manuel Antonio beach, Don King was the kindest + most honest + hardest working Tico soul I know, even on Guaro! Always ready to help and give us everything we needed. I shall never forget the last 5 years I spent there and the precious moments with him. At the end ,he almost gave me his computer, how generous he was, never asking anything in return. His great spirit will be with us forever and in my heart, I send him back the beautiful bouquet of exotic flowers he gave me 3 months ago for my birthday. ~Lucie Giroux

This is dedicated to Joaquin Jose Arroyo Chavez who passed away June 1 in Manuel Antonio. A beloved member of our community, most know him as Joaquin of Apartamento de Joaquin’s in Manuel Antonio. Joaquin dedicated his life and energy to that of service and helping others. His ENERGY and amazing smile was wonderful as he successfully housed and helped many many Gringos here. He will also be sadly missd by his family and many Tico friends and neighbors. A very special Costa Rican who touched our lives with much PURA VIDA(a pure life of love and laughter)…allowing us to know and experience why we all love Costa Rica…Joaquin will always be remembered and cherished in our hearts. Mucho Gracious Joaquin para todo… ~Katreena


By Katreena

Life at Escondida Beach here in Manuel Antonio is magical. It is unique, special and free to all who wish to encounter such a magnificent paradise.

Whether looking up in the trees to see daily monkey crossings or down at the sand at iguanas or colorful crabs, the same magical experience is shared by all. Clear indications of this wonderfully enriching experience are smiles of joy and happiness. And of course, everyone running to get their camera to take photos to capture the moment.
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Beach Life at Manuel Antonio

By Katreena

Life at the beach here in Manuel Antonio is magical. An oasis that transcends one into a timeless state of relaxation and peace. Truly a tranquil paradise comprised of natural beauty, amazing wildlife, and the soothing sounds of the ocean’s waves. Nature creates the perfect setting for relaxation as the tropical breezes melts away your stress and worries from everyday life.

It is a wonderful feeling to witness the magic of this beach and its effect on people. How fortunate to actually see people literally transform into a joyous carefree ZEN state. There are so many happy people here. People come to the beach for different reasons, but leave with the same feeling that they have experienced something very beautiful and special. Smiles are beaming as a person proclaims: “Wow…This really is picture postcard perfect!!!.”

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