Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Province of Limon

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Tour Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge to discover a rich display of animal and plant life spread across 23,348 ac (9,450 ha). Encounter snakes, sloths, frogs, spiders, ants, monkeys, leatherback turtles, and much more as you trek through a variety of habitats, including rainforests, mangroves, and beaches. Bring good shoes, light clothing, insect repellent, a beach towel, and plenty of sunscreen. Before you head to Manzanillo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Manzanillo trip builder, to make sure you see all that Manzanillo has to offer, including Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.
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  • This reserve is free. There are amazing beaches for swimming, surfing and snorkelling. There are well marked trails through the area and lots of wildlife and birds to see. We did a four hour round tri...  more »
  • In a recent 14 day trip to Costa Rica, we were in the area of Cocles and Puerto viejo for 2 nights. By car, we left for the South to Manzanillo (quiet). Made on-site, you must pay the supposed parking supervisor (as in many places in Costa Rica!). Eventually we discover this part of the country not busy... for a walk in the forest or along the sea. Nice and simple.
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  • Florentine and his 17 year old son gave us a detailed 6 hour hike through the preserve rainforest, pointing out snakes, monkeys, sloth, sliders, toucans and many other species of flora and fauna Inclu...  more »

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