The Caribbean Costa Rica, Gandoca – Manzanillo, National Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca – Manzanillo, National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica

  • The Caribbean Costa Rica, Gandoca – Manzanillo, National Wildlife Refuge
  • The Caribbean Costa Rica, Gandoca – Manzanillo, National Wildlife Refuge

The Caribbean Costa Rica: Gandoca – Manzanillo, National Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Costa Rica! It is located along the southern Caribbean coast creating beautiful jungle lined beaches.

The refuge protects 5,303 hectares of ocean front, jungle and mangroves that provide important habitat for many species of endangered wildlife and flora.

The Refuge entrance is located 15min from the Town Center in Puerto Viejo. Once you enter the park, walk thru the trails that will take you deep into the Tropical Rainforest and alongside the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. You may choose to walk or relax and enjoy the Ocean.

Mid way of the trail you will find a beautiful lookout point, and at the end a small but pristine beach where you can sit down and relax. You can do the trails by yourselves or hire a Naturalist Guide who will help you spot some of the amazing animals that live inside the Refuge.