Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco, Manizales

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A cloud forest boasting 362 bird species, 350 butterfly species, and more than 40 mammals, Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco provides you with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Some of the national reserve's residents include endangered species, such as the spectacle bear. Birdwatchers and nature lovers will enjoy a guided tour through the park (your guide can attract some birds to you). Consider extending your visit by staying at the local accommodations, which let you get a more thorough experience of the reserve. To visit Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco on your holiday in Manizales, and find out what else Manizales has to offer, use our Manizales vacation route planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The place more beautiful and pure, where we disconnected completely from the auditory, visual and environmental pollution generated by urban areas. a place where we charge oxygen, where our lungs jump of happiness to breathe the purity that gives vegetation and the crystal clear waters, where the only sounds are that gives us the nature and the chant of thousands of birds, living by planting a tree, see the green of the jiggers, and see any amount of hummingbirds fly to your around. Enjoy the food from the countryside, the smell of the countryside... is the best experience that you can have.
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  • May 27, 2017
    To get to this reserve is not easy, you should first contact the Agency "Agua de Manizales" to reserve the visit, how the room in case you want to stay in the Park. The room is not worth what we paid, namely 70,000 pesos per person without BREAKFAST. I understand that it is a nature reserve but in any case, the price is not justified. We stayed in the House, at the time of our visit were building two other structures. In addition to that we had to pay for breakfast (very little) and dinner (equally poor and tasteless). The visit with the guide was not anything special. Be warned that the cost of your stay you need to add 70,000 pesos (if you are good at negotiating, otherwise it also spends 80/85,000) over 30,000 for help for a 4 hours. Eventually a one night stay for two people cost us 212,000.00 pesos plus shipping. An absurdity. The area is beautiful but should review the services offered.
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  • April 14, 2017
    Place very close to the city, but very careful and the variety most large birds near Manizales. Highly recommended to visit in the day
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  • March 2, 2017
    I have visited the reserve often and I cannot enjoy it, what I don't understand is so much propaganda if you book it has no operational capacity, these days they arrive and become foreigners wanting to do bird watching and it is never possible to get permission, what? would be good that waters of Manizales or the same reservation we had the reason for such refusal with visits or how it can help them to improve services.
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  • December 30, 2016
    It is a very nice book, we must avoid leaving garbage when we visited it. Do!
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  • February 16, 2017
    Excellent place to meet with itself
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  • August 19, 2016
    Excellent place to observe birds, breathe fresh air and enjoy the silence. You have to book at least a day in advance in waters of Manizales.
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Where to stay in Manizales

With a good selection of economical hostels and mid-range hotels, it's often easy to find a good deal while in Manizales. Most of the town's better sleeping options are located near Cable Plaza, which boasts a giant shopping mall and a variety of restaurants. For a more authentic experience, consider staying at one of the area's coffee plantations, where you can learn about this major regional industry and discover the secrets of local cuisine.
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