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. A visit to Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Manizales tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a must-visit for birdwatchers. Tremendous variety of birds - saw 5 antpitta species plus a tapaculo. There were other birders from all over the world including one who had seen over 6000 speci...  more »
  • Beautiful place where you can watch birds especially now in migration, as all good reserve has many amenities, but it's worth worth it to see the landscape and numerous species. Economic and beautiful site
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  • After the somewhat lengthy process of making reservations, we stayed three days and thoroughly enjoyed each day's quest for birds. Arturo our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the birds, dedicat...  more »
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  • 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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  • It is a very nice book, we must avoid leaving garbage when we visited it. Do!
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  • Excellent place to meet with itself
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  • 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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