Hiking in Gandoca Manzanillo Costa Rica Wildlife Refuge
A coastal trail that starts in the town of Manzanillo stretches 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles) one way all the way to Punta Mona. Here you will reach a privately owned Permaculture Center that offers lodging, volunteering and day tours. To do this, you will have to make a reservation beforehand.
If you’re not looking for a long hike, you can also only explore the first kilometer to Punta Manzanillo. This will bring you to the most beautiful viewpoint in the park and definitely the highlight of your visit. The other trails throughout Gandoca lead you to different areas of the nature park, varying from coastal trails to jungle trails. Along the trail you can have a stop at the beautiful beaches, so don’t forget to bring your bathing suit!
Other things which are highly recommended to wear – bring are good walking shoes. There are parts in the park which can be super slippery, especially after a rainy day. Also don’t forget mosquito spray and enough drinking water.