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Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

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Phone Number: 27509001
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Abel Bustmante - a terrific guide!

My wife and I had an excellent day hiking through G-M Refuge. It's right next to the town of Manzanillo. There is a small fee to enter the refuge. I can't remember exactly, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2016
Oshkosh7
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Nanaimo, Canada

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

My wife and I had an excellent day hiking through G-M Refuge. It's right next to the town of Manzanillo. There is a small fee to enter the refuge. I can't remember exactly, but it's no more than a couple of dollars. Our time was enjoyable due in large part to our enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide, Abel. Not only... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Abel is extremely knowledgeable about the area and wildlife, and shares what he knows with enthusiasm and humor. He books only one group a day, so you are never watching the time. You go at your own pace and see all there is to see. He runs all kinds of hiking, snorkeling and turtle watching tours in addition to Gandoca,... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

the community is very well organized, they built a small bridge it makes it easier for people to get to Miss May Point. Beautiful and relaxing view, beach is great clean and not crowded.

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

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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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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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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