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Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

#23 of 81 things to do in Province of Limon Features Animals
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Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi guys, The beach is pristine. In the jungle are a few bungalows. You can watch impressive waves if you are at the lookout point. We did not see many animals. Just an egret. A hike of 4 hours is to tough for our knees...More

Thank schliek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please, do yourself a favor and don't go! We met a young couple by the Miss May point today and they just got robbed by a masked man with a big machete. He only wanted money from them but as we were going through the...More

Thank tezzzka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice park in the beginning, we were two people, suddenly we were robbed out by an aggressive man with a mask and a machete...So when you go there, never without a guide or in a bigger group...Dangerous!!!

1  Thank Doreen K
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had a fantastic hike around Gandoca- Manzanillo national park but to really get the best experience you need a private guide and that is exactly what we did. We got to see a huge Boa Constrictor, Sloths, Howler Monkeys, Poison dart frogs, Huge ants...More

1  Thank Preyom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you want something different, try this place. You will see things here that you don't see in other parts. Its just so peaceful here.

Thank hotelmagellaninn
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We went on a hike here (with Abel Bustamante who has a page on TripAdvisor) which was great. He helped us see lots of animals and learn about many plants. The part of the park that's by the beach is beautiful and there's a mirador...More

Thank sashajam
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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 trip hike of moderate difficulty .

Thank kira983
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

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 Included was a journey through his personal fruit and medicinal herbs garden....More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 24 February 2017

There is a lovely 1.5 hour hike through this park, ending at Punta Mona which has a lovely beach with a couple of benches in the shade. I downloaded a map off the internet, note that one of the 2 main trails is overgrown and...More

Thank oxford2017
Reviewed 14 February 2017

You can just walk into the Wildlife Refuge Gandoca from Manzanillo town strolling through the beach. Gorgeous beaches that change with the terrain, sandy, rocky, a beach for every one.

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