Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge is an extraordinary wildlife protecting region located in Costa Rica. This wildlife refuge is one of the most significant shelters in the country and is protecting many of the flora and fauns of this region. The place covers an area of about 23, 348 acres and is a place visited by people from all over the world.

After Cauhita National Park, this is the second biggest shelter for coral reefs. Also, Manzanillo is a town well known for the protection they give to their beaches and flora and faun.

Species Protected by Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge

Following are the species of animals and plants protected by the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge:

  • 360 species of birds in total including the eagle
  • Turtles, hawkbills, dolphins and many other large animals
  • Mammals including the tapirs, rodents, lizards and snakes are protected
  • 400 species of tress and plants

Essential Aspects of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Following are the essential aspects of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge:

  • The temperature remains the same all year
  • It is the most significant nesting place for sea turtles in Costa Rica
  • The water of Manzanillo is useful for swimming and snorkeling
  • It is located near the Manzanillo village
  • It was established in October 1985

Our Services

Here is the list of the services we are offering to you!

  • Transfer from Vista Verde Guesthouse to Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge and back
  • Snacks and water for the hike
  • Local guide to take you to the best places in Manzanillo
  • Snorkeling instructor and gear