Refugio Nacional Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia

Refugio Nacional Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia

Refugio Nacional Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia
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Playa Grande, Montezuma 76-5361 Costa Rica
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Grandma Dreadlocks (Tamara)
Rociada, NM62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Refugio is a special and spectacular place. My husband and I stumbled upon it during our hike from Montezuma to El Churro. Entranced, we came back the next day to spend time at the refuge. I’m so grateful we did! The refuge is kept as pristine as possible through volunteers working hard to clean up garbage washed ashore. Because it’s a bit of a walk, the beaches aren’t as crowded. You’ll find more local families having a day or weekend outing. And the jungle river walk? Absolutely stunning! The areas are kept as clean and natural as possible. My biggest intrigue was the baby turtle releasing, daily around 4pm. An absolute must to see and experience to fully appreciate what the volunteers do. I fully recommend visiting the Romelia Mixed Wildlife Refuge, just remember to Leave No Trace❤️
Written 17 November 2021
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Carlos Alberto Montalvan Hernandez
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020

An excellent beach to relax, in addition to the locals, they love music, so when I arrived there was a boy playing live music.

Very safe..!!!
Written 1 March 2020
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Mark N
Montgomery, TX78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
I’m not sure I really saw much of this area, nor am I sure it’s really accessible. But here’s what I know:

To access you just drive from town along the beach road towards Ylang Ylang until the last parking spot where there’s a “no motor vehicles beyond” sign. From there you walk east down the beach and find a path that crosses the rocks to a small beach. There you’ll find tide pools and a small creek. You’ll also notice the whole character of the beach changes as it’s untrammelled. From there you can continue intermittently using a path to 2 other beaches, the last and largest and most beautiful is playa grande. There are a few buildings for the preserve that are barely visible and I don’t think they offer much or anything for passers by. I just enjoyed the beautiful beach and preserved foliage. It’s very beautiful and much different from the beaches with roads along them. Highly recommend for an early morning walk and wildlife watch. It gets quite hot to walk during the day, so beware.
Written 30 April 2019
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Ross B
Shenley, UK979 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We spent a couple o& hours at this park and it is beautiful. The park along with all its trees and foliage runs right next to the sea, so the contrasting colours of green and blue
are awesome. It is one of the most beatiful parks in the world I have ever seen.
Written 11 February 2019
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wendy m
New Hampshire Lakes Region, NH93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Do not miss this park! The wildlife Is abundant! We saw Two types of monkeys two types of raccoons, snakes, crocodile and various other wildlife! We rented a little cabin for a day to prepare breakfast and rest. This park was amazing don’t miss it
Written 19 March 2018
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Abe R
Boston, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
I've visited Montezuma at least once each year since 1994. While I'm there I try to go to Playa Grande in Romelia every single day. Even if I'm doing something else wonderful, I have to get over my feelings about missing a day at Playa Grande. Bring water, something to snack on, a hammock, your boogie board if you have one, and a friendly attitude. The natural scene holds never-ending fascination. Do not bring your phone, wallet or valuables (unless you're with people who can watch them for you).
Written 19 May 2016
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Julius B
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
I booked a month of Volunteering in Romelia. At first I didn´t know what to expect. It turned out to be the best month of my life so far. Working on a lonely beach in a super relaxed atmosphere, taking care of baby turtles. If you want to calm down and find your inner peace, this is the place for you. I can only recommend it to anybody who wants to go there. You will understand what Pura Vida means.
Written 12 October 2015
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Svenja_Pura_Vida
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
I booked a month in the volunteer Program of the Refugio and it was such a great experience that I would recommend it to everyone how want to spend some time out in nature and have a great time working with the turtles!
The team of the Refugio is awesome and they now what they are doing. After working hours we all just enjoy each other's company and "hang" around in the hammocks.
I enjoy looking back to a great month, with awesome people and the nature in front of the door!
Thank you Refugio for such a great month in Costa Rica!!!
Written 9 October 2015
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Fitopuerto
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Playa Grande is a must if you are visiting Montezuma, about a 20 minute walk via the beach, you will walk past 2 wildlife refuge ( NIcholas wessberg and I forgot the other name) the beaches maybe a little polluted by the trash washed on shore by the tide but the place is great
Written 24 September 2015
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KasperAndrea
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014
What an amazing time I spent volunteering at Romelia during four weeks in oct/nov... Thank you all for this special and unique experience!!
Living a simple life in a rustic wooden house in the middle of a great nature and wildlife, being surrounded by the sounds of the jungle and the sea all day long, this was just marvellous!
I loved all the work we did: observing turtle nests in the hatchery, releasing babies to the sea and patrolling at night as well as helping out in the garden, making tortillas or beach cleaning. I had so many unforgettable moments while watching hatchlings crawling to the ocean or a mother turtle leying eggs or while discovering an iguana that was hiding behind the curtain in the bathroom... :) And the stuff was awesome! We were like a family. We had so much fun while working or beside work, making crazy movies behaving like monkeys or singing our self created Romelia song. This place was really inspiring!
Saying good-bye was an emotional act. I didn't want to leave anymore... Refugio Romelia has its place in my heart forever! Pura Vida!!!
Written 16 November 2014
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