Gandoca - Manzanillo Trail & Great Green Macaw Tour

Gandoca - Manzanillo Trail & Great Green Macaw Tour

This tour combines two of the Southern Caribbean most beautiful locations, Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge and the ARA Project


Looking for an afternoon activity while visiting the Caribbean- This is a perfect option!

Take a hike at one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean! Manzanillo is a small town located literally at the end of the road that communicates with Puerto Viejo, this is the home of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge, a protected area with white sand beaches, coral reefs and untouched rainforest, your trained guide will point out the often elusive wildlife and give you insight on the story of the refuge and its inhabitants, near the end of the hike you will have the chance to visit the Manzanillo viewpoint, a nice place with an amazing view of the ocean where you can take some photos and enjoy a fruit snack

After the snack is finished you'll be taken to the Ara Project, a local Manzanillo endeavor dedicated to the protection, reproduction and reinsertion of the Great Green Macaw in the Caribbean Coast, this is a species very endangered in Costa Rica and the world, and here you'll learn about their interesting ways and marvel with the beauty of their feathers when they fly free in the surrounding trees, a camera is a must here as you'll want to take photos of these extraordinary birds!

Stop At:

• Gandoca - Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica
• Ara Manzanillo, GPS coordinates are 9_62'60.01N, 82_68'47.17W. Small sign on highway at turnoff but only seen when traveling south., Manzanillo 70403 Costa Rica

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"What to bring: Close toed shoes, comfortable clothes, repellent, sunscreen, towel, camera"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"We are currently adhering to all the government's policies and guidelines in regards to COVID-19 precautions."

Start Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 4 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up in most hotels in the Puerto Viejo, Cocles and Punta Uva area

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Driver/guide
  • Fruit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance Fees

Not Included

  • Gratuities


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