A different Costa Rica travel tour is the Caribbean coast. The province of Limon covers all the caribbean coast of Costa Rica and has a special a unique feeling that is both charming and relaxing. One of Limon’s favorite spots is Manzanillo, a small town near the border with Panama, which is also part of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Reserve. It’s a four hour drive from San Jose, south of the famous Cahuita National Park and Puerto Viejo, and one of the best travel deals to Costa Rica.
The main attraction is the white sand beach, with warm and calmed water, and almost no waves due to the natural reef barriers and low tides. It is surrounded by palm trees, and there are just a few restaurants and stores around, you would be in constant contact with the flora and fauna from the region. It is a relaxed environment with Afrocaribbean cultural influence, with nice weather and a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea.
Natural wildlife is abundant in Manzanillo, expect to see monkeys, racoons, deers and squirrels. Marine life is rich too, with dolphins and whales passing by during the first months of the year as they migrate to the GalÃ¡pagos Island in Ecuador.
The large coral reef is home to several species of lobsters, crabs, crustaceans and fishes that you can see while snorkeling in the tidal pools. Bird watching is another activity that you can enjoy at Manzanillo, with several bird species living in the Wildlife reserve. Horse riding, kayaking and scuba diving are also very popular, rounding a complete Costa Rica ecology tour.
You will find rental homes, cabins, eco lodges and Costa luxury hotel in all ranges to stay in Manzanillo. It is jus the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed and natural stay at a stunning beach.
Manzanillo: the ideal place for a total Costa Rica getaway!
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