Your Final Stop in Costa Rica – Manzanillo Beach

Is there gold at the end of the potholed road from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica? Yeah, and you just struck it! Manzanillo is an idyllic spot for clear waters, snorkeling and pristine beaches.

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So Much to See

  • Coral-lined shores with turquoise clear waters
  • Gandoca – Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

So Much To Do

  • Snorkel and dive the live coral reefs

Did You Know?

Manzanillo is a 250 year-old village originally settled by fishermen seeking the hawksbill sea turtle. They first settled near Monkey Pond and gradually moved in to what is now known as Manzanillo. The village has developed slowly over the years and has only had electricity since the 1980’s and land line phone service since 2000. The entire Manzanillo village is located inside the Gandoca – Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge and the residents mainly speak Patois and Spanish with a thick Caribbean accent.

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Where is it?

15 kms. south of Puerto Viejo, on the South Atlantic Coast


Hot and humid with frequent rain showers.
Temperatures: 72 – 95° F with 87 – 90% humidity

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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