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Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of five used Tino for three tours- BriBri, hiking to Volio Waterfall, and a full day hike in the Ganduco Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Tino is a native of Manzanillo, Costa Rica. He was excellent with my very young children. He also saved my...More

Thank kedada
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beaches and scenery, but I do NOT recommend this park. My wife and I (and our baby) were robbed here today on the main trail by a man wearing a mask and wielding a large (around 5 ft) machete. He forced us to the...More

12  Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is an amazing place to visit, but do yourself a favor and go with a guide who knows the area. In our case, we arranged for a tour with Abel Bustamante (listed in Lonely Planet) for our group of 8 people. We saw so...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

If you like walking this is a nice thing to do. The view is amazing and the beach is lovely. I do not recommend to buy a guided tour, you can go by yourself. We gent with a guided tour and the guide was great...More

Thank Miguel D
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Free to the public!!! A nature trail leads along the coast to the different beaches. El Mirador was awesome!!! The current is very strong on some of the beaches. The views of the island are amazing!!! Great place for a day with the family!!!

Thank Stewart F
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Went there for a walk with 2 friends and got robbed just a few minutes after the mirador. A criminal with a machete took some cash and phones! Not a very smart guy as I was able to hide some stuff but I wasnt sure...More

13  Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

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

1  Thank schliek
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 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

2  Thank tezzzka
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 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!!!

3  Thank Doreen K
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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

2  Thank Preyom
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