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Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The refuge is big and in (many) private hands but anyway under protection. It offers a real wildlife experience. All kind of animals and plants can bee seen, very good and experienced guides are available if needed, and many great private accommodation within primary and...More

Thank Jürg S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the wonders of the world I kid you not Stunning beaches right next to the jungle Mesmerising walk Birds,monkeys,fauna its all here A totally uplifting experience

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

My sister and i spend some wonderful hours with Tino (Florentino) in this park, we met nobody only at the mirador at the end of the tour. Tino has a great knowledge, great humor and is an incredible spotter of animals. I guess if you...More

Thank Margit Z
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend a foray into this refuge. We were lucky to rent a small place right in the park. We did a few self guided walks but would recommend a guide for a more comprehensive and interesting and safe walk!!! Try Florentin or his son...More

Thank Sandy D
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We were staying at Puerto Viejo and went here for a day trip. We went after a heavy rain so the trails were muddy but a nice quit place to hike with scenic views. parking for this are is back at the public beach which...More

Thank Randy M
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

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

1  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

16  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

Thank rockrabbit1
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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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