Manzanillo, Costa Rica

On the Caribbean coast of Limon province, bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east, and classified as a humid exuberant tropical rainforest, lies a small laid back fishing village inside the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge established in 1985.

Named after an ancient manzanillo tree that stood in the town’s center in the 1940’s, Manzanillo, along with the small villages of Punta Uva, Punta Mona, and Home Creek are also part of the Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge.

The tranquil town of Manzanillo is the southernmost stop on the scenic, coastal road from Puerto Viejo.

Summary: Quiet beaches and laid-back atmosphere- Wildlife Refuge.
Landscape: Beaches, Rainforest
Attractions: Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Nesting Sea Turtles, Wildlife
Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming
Caters to: Budget Travelers, Couples/Honeymooners, Nature Lovers

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