The Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge is a large protected rainforest and wetland area on 23,000 acres. The refuge is home to some of the best white sand beaches on the Caribbean coast. In addition to over 360 species of birds, the refuge also contains leatherback, hawksbill and green sea turtles. Explore the park with your guide today as you spot manatees, dolphins, Venus sea fans, howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, snakes, and poisonous frogs. As you continue, you will also see jungle trees covered with moss, lichen, bromeliads and orchids. A full tour of what the Costa Rica Caribbean coast has to offer.
Dates & Prices
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This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary. Tour starts at 9:00 AM
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1 Lunch, 1 Snacks
1 Day Locally Hosted Guide Service
Accommodations as listed
Meals as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
Excursions and activities as listed
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
Local guides full-day tours: $5-$10 per traveler per day
Local guides 1/2-day tours: $5 per traveler per day
River guides: $5 per traveler per day
Support staff: $2-3 per traveler per day
Drivers: $5 per traveler per day
Taxi drivers do not expect tips for their normal services
Baggage Handlers: $1 per bag
Hotel hospitality (maid service): $1-$1 per traveler per night
Restaurants: Most restaurants include in their bill a 10% service charge, as well as a 13% sales tax. If the service charge has been added, no additional tip is necessary; however, the wait staff is happy if the amount is rounded up.
USD and major credit cards are commonly used in Costa Rica, and it is very common to see higher cost items priced in USD. It is recommended to carry cash (NEW $20 bills or smaller ONLY) for taxis and restaurants. Most hotels and restaurants will accept major credit cards, as well.
Colones are the official Costa Rican currency. It is common to receive change in colones if you pay for something in USD cash. Smaller cost items (sodas, metered taxis, etc.) will commonly be priced in colones.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.