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Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
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Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge Jungle Hike
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Reviewed 7 February 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 hidden in his backpack along with bottled water. Fresh fruit cut exactly when we needed it the most!
We returned covered in mud, exhausted and thrilled. A wonderfull workout!
Not for the faint hearted but highly recommended!

Thank MASIAI
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Reviewed 10 January 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.

1  Thank TheMrsKlitzke
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Reviewed 13 December 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 Maxi's at Manzanillo beach with those beautifull Coral islands and then head inland.
You must stop for a patio meal on the Beach at Maxi's, afterwards. I would advise having the
fish of course.

2  Thank Rico880
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Reviewed 28 August 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.

You can hire him through the tour groups but we just contacted him directly at 506-8895-7394 or email him at crlocalguide@hotmail.com. Abel will not disappoint you!

5  Thank PBMar
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Reviewed 7 August 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 on this adventure with Abel and promise you won't be disappointed!

2  Thank Theresa R
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