Gandoca Wildlife Refuge
Gandoca-Manzanillo is a protected area that houses an infinity of species and a biodiversity that serves as habitat for thousands of species among which stand out; Dolphins, sea turtles, three species of monkeys and a host of migratory and native birds, also has a significant mangrove spot and a remnant of cativonic trees in the area. Gandoca beach is an important area for the nesting of sea turtles, mainly the leatherback turtle. (Dermochelys coriacea), which is the largest and longest sea turtle in the ocean.
This site still conserves almost all the mangroves and wetlands that gave rise to the protected area.
The community of Gandoca located south of the city of Limón accessing the route to Sixaola and taking a detour of 10 km. Towards the beach, it has basic services, accommodation options, access to electricity and drinking water, local residents for more than 30 years have dedicated themselves to the sustainable use of natural resources, ecotourism activities and the diversified cultivation of products, as well as protection. of sea turtles being pioneers in community awareness.
PACKAGE 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT
Spend a few days in this beautiful place full of disconcerting peace and disconnected from the bustle of the city, in full harmony with nature listening to nothing but the song of birds, insects and monkeys.
1st day – Departing at 8:30 am from Puerto Old to Sixaola, a transport will take you to the city of Gandoca, will be installed in the hostel and then a guide will give you indications of your stay in the site, in the afternoon (2:00 pm) the guide will receive you in the hostel to then make a tour of the mangroves and the Gandoca lagoon; At night (8:00 PM) you should prepare to go out to the beach in search of the turtles along with the local guides or volunteers, returning to the lodge at midnight.
Day 2 -. At 8:00 am, after breakfast, you will prepare your way out to the coastal area (Gandoca-Punta Mona-Manzanillo) and return to your destination hotel.
RATE PER PERSON (WITH TRANSPORTATION)
Adults: $ 170
Children 6-12 years $ 120
Transport Puerto Viejo to Gandoca
Transport Manzanillo to hotels near Puerto Viejo.
1 night hotel (cabins Rustik, fan, mosquito net)
1 night tour of sea turtles.
1 canoe trip to the mangroves and Gandoca lagoon.
3 Meals (typical meals).
WHAT TO BRING Organic repellent Dark and long clothes Red light Hiking shoes