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Beautiful bay, sandy beach, village at the end of the road. Very laid back, friendly people. A place where you could completely relax :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Gort, Ireland
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Gort, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful bay, sandy beach, village at the end of the road. Very laid back, friendly people. A place where you could completely relax :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We booked our tour through ATEC located in the center of Puerto Viejo. We chose ATEC because they support the community with many projects such as school fundraisers. Our guide was Florentino. We highly recommend him. He was enthusiastic, personable and very knowledgeable. He lent us gum boots and showed us around his garden before we started the hike. He... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife, daughter, and I were led through the Manzanillo wildlife refuge by Abel. His knowledge, humor, and experience made this a fantastic experience. If your going on a hike in the refuge, get a guid, and if you get a guid, get Abel!

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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It was still free but they were building what looked like a large welcome centre so not sure if they will be charging an entrance fee soon. The first part of the trail is easy but soon the trail becomes hilly, muddy and slippery. We were in Manzanillo for 5 days and it rained 2 days (one day practically non... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Wading a stream we entered this refuge not sure waht to expect. Maybe the stream was as hard as it got? Are we glad it wasn't! Through thick jungle bush, up and down mud covered paths, sloths, monkeys, spiders, snakes and ants. Lots of ants. We came out at the sea side and our guide had both pineapple and cocnut... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Get yourself to Manzanillo and then go for a hike. Gorgeous beaches and views of the surfers. Beautiful jungle and its a neat part of the world.

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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is one of the world's best nature hikes. We saw Caiman, Morpho butterfly's, many frogs and somany sloths including moms with their babies. Hire a Guide through the association. We hiked for Four hours and visited an isolated farm briefly. You don't need to be in top shape to do this one. You start on an ocean trail behind... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you want entertainment and a learning experience, Abel is your guy! He is so personable and fun and smart and will structure your tour around what you want. He took us through the refuge and also on the BriBri chocolate tour. We would highly recommend both tours. We would have done more tours with him but he wasn't available.... More 

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Nagold, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the Manzanillo refuge with Abel and had an unforgettable experience! Abel has a stunning knowledge about the park and all the plants and animals! He's a fantastic, funny and competent guide who knows how to fascinate visitors with the stunning beauty of the refuge, which is his home since 15 years. We can only recommend anyone to go... More 

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Valence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Our first day in Puerto Viejo we were recommended to take Abel as our guide while walking through Cahuita National Park, by Shawandha Lodge. He is a great guy with humor and passion for wildlife and nature, and eager to teach. He made us work as he would pick a 'special tree' and we would have to find what made... More 

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