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Refugio Nacional Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia

#12 of 25 things to do in Montezuma Features Animals
Playa Grande, Montezuma 76-5361, Costa Rica
+506 8358 4211
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What a walk

We walked from Montezuma to the park. It was a beautiful trip along the coast line. Glad we took... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Utopianvoyagers
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Utopia, NB
My favorite place ....anywhere!

I've visited Montezuma at least once each year since 1994. While I'm there I try to go to Playa... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Abe R
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 Feb 2017
“What a walk”
19 May 2016
“My favorite place ....anywhere!”
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Playa Grande, Montezuma 76-5361, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We walked from Montezuma to the park. It was a beautiful trip along the coast line. Glad we took water and snacks. Nice shade in some of the spots. Glad we left early in the morning as it is a hot walk.

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

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...More

1  Thank Abe R
Reviewed 13 October 2015

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...More

2  Thank Julius B
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Svenja_Pura_Vida
Reviewed 25 September 2015

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...More

1  Thank Fitopuerto
Reviewed 17 November 2014 via mobile

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...More

3  Thank KasperAndrea
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Myself, my brother, and two friends only spent one week volunteering at the Romelia refuge, but it was enough to completely fall in love with the place. The work was meaningful and fun, the staff was amazing, and everyone we met there really made us...More

2  Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Although I was working as a volunteer in another conservation project in CR (in Ojochal), during my days off I went to Romelia to volunteer for 5 days. It has been a wonderful experience: doing something that you know does matter and does make a...More

5  Thank MiekeDeschodt
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I volunteered in the Refugio Romelia from November 2013 till January 2014. It was amazing being able to help in the turtle project, but also working in the vineyard maked my stay unforgettable. You live close to nature and see new animals every day: butterflies,...More

2  Thank Kaija S
Reviewed 31 July 2013

I had the opportunity of volunteering at Romelia last turtle season and can't stay away. I got so much experience in measuring and tagging turtles, patrolling the beaches, relocating nests, and releasing hatchlings. It was an amazing experience to connect with nature, be surrounded by...More

4  Thank Jennifer A
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SarahCalkinsBonin
What was the best way to get from San Jose to Montezuma? There are directions on the website but would like to hear opinions on which one. I am traveling it alone and that's the only part I'm worried about with very limited Spanish.
14 June 2016|
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DaveK063
Hi - I'm interested in volunteering and have send several request via the contact us link on the website, but no response. Can someone provide a way to contact Refugio Nacional....? Thank you!
2 February 2016|
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Hi. I contacted them via Facebook and they directed me to CRLA, a language training place in Costa Rica. They require a multiple week language course before helping. You can search CRLA in Costa Rica as tripadvisor won't... More
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