Refugio Mixto Nacional de Vida Silvestre de Gandoc, Frente al Minae, Manzanillo, Costa Rica

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We're a community association of sustainable development called Asomipag. We've different projects like: organic farms and cocoa, nature conservation, sea turtle conservation, social work...and ECOTOURISM!!!

As association we work with different families of Gandoca, so you'll be host by one of them. You'll can share and discover our culture, our typical meals, and our way of life!

We've dorms from 2 to 8 beds, with breakfast service. All rooms are with shared bathroom, fans or mosquito reds. Internet access available (for extra charge).

In Gandoca, you'll probably see some lazy or monkeys, even butterflies and funny frogs! Because we're in a Wildlife Refuge, there are a lot of walks to do, sea turtle and birds watching, boot tour in the mangrove, visit of an organic farm, or... just relax in a hammock, listening the songs of birds!!

If you want, we can organize some ecotour with one of our guides, just ask us!

Everything with smile, everything relax, so is Caribbean! Pura Vida !!!

Please note :
Cancellation Policy : 2 days advance notice.
Only Cash payment accepted on arrival.

Check-in time from 07:00 am to 08:00 pm.
Flexible Check-out time.

Breakfast included.
Taxes not included (13%).

Prices are per person per night.

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B&B Facilities & Policies

  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Included
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Free Parking
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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Please note :
Cancellation Policy : 2 days advance notice.
Only Cash payment accepted on arrival.

Check-in time from 07:00 am to 08:00 pm.
Flexible Check-out time.

Breakfast included.
Taxes not included (13%).

We DO NOT have policies for the tours. BUT our guides have an accreditation from the Environment Ministry and have a long experience. So if you follow the instructions and advise, nothing will happen!

As we're in small village, there is no restaurant or supermarket. We suggest you to buy a room with full board if you think on staying longer.

Light night, walk shoes and creme against mosquito can be very useful.

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Pick up service offered:

Gandoca-Cahuita: $60/trip.
Gandoca-Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo or Cocles or Punta Uva: $50/trip.

We are located in the Southern Caribbean Costa Rica, in the Refuge National Wildlife Joint Gandoca-Manzanillo.

If you have a car, to get to us from San Jose, follow Route 32 to Limon, then Route 36 to Bribri. After Bribri, has about 28km to Sixaola.

Turn left to enter into a road. Go straight over 10km.

Just before the Liceo Rural Gandoca in front MINAE Operating Center, Asomipag entry will be there.

If you come by bus, you are advised to take a bus to Sixaola, and then take a taxi to bring you to us.

ATTENTION: Departures are now from San Carlos bus station in San Jose.

Located Near

As we're in a National Wildlife Refuge, we're almost in the heart of the forest. Your walks will begin at your door!

There are also kilometers of quiet and beautiful beach, that you can reach by walk in 5 or 10 minutes, according to your home stay.

The village is relaxed and quiet, you can just relax, enjoy or have some full days, even help us in our projects!

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