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Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

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best place on earth

ive been to 54 countries all over the world and most of the top islands, this is the best experience, according to my family member and friends and a lot of travellers

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ive been to 54 countries all over the world and most of the top islands, this is the best experience, according to my family member and friends and a lot of travellers

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful nature preserve and beaches. The area is a nice bike ride from PV. Very local feeling. A few restaurants/bars and nice stretches of beach.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Boat ride was an experienced driver that navigated the waves perfectly while providing ultimate enjoyment through safety, organic food at Punta Mona, and pure enjoyment riding the waves off the Caribbean Coast.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous guide Abel he made this perfect we saw so much wildlife snakes, sloth, frogs, spiders, ants he was great fun and I would highly recommend a trip with him we booked through Caribbean tours opposite our hotel they were extremely helpful as well thank u for making this a trip of a lifetime

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you're staying in Puerto Viejo go directly to Manzanillo and find a guide there, there are plenty, the same that you got with agencies...but you save money! Abel was an awesome guide, ask for him and you won't regret it!!! This park was one of our best adventure in Costa Rica, don't miss it!

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Thank Brixx84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Gandoca, Manzanillo it's an amazing place, the beach is incredible very safe for children's and if you like to snorkel it's a very nice place to swim around the reef, definitely if you are planning to visit Costa Rica you MUST come to the Caribbean Regards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

The beach surrounding the refugee makes it all so fresh and windy, really relaxing with the ocean sound and air. A great roads to walk around the refugee, you can spend more than 3 hour walking around this beautiful place. It has recent new buildings, bridges and walking paths more accessible to all people

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Lyon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

wonderfull walk tour in the park guided by Abel - group of 3 french persons. Abel is very patient, kind and very friendly. He was very attentive to our expectations, questions, points of interest and provided extensive and comprehensive answers. we saw a lot of things we might have not seen if visiting alone (footpath are not indicated in the... More 

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Aquitaine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm agree with all the positive advices. It was my third time in Costa Rica but my first time on the Caribbean coast. I decided to stay at Manzanillo because it was the last village at "the end of the road". And it was perfect; this village near one of the most wild refuge of Costa Rica. Lot of animals,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My wife and i came here on a guided hike with Terraventures. We came during the beginning of the rainy season so there weren't very many tourists and we got a private tour. We saw tons of animals including monkeys and sloths, hermit crabs, spiders, frogs, and learned about the various medicinal plants and poisonous trees. The first thing to... More 

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