Almonds & Corals

Near end of road to Manzanillo, Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, Limón, 70403, Costa Rica

Hidden in a beachfront jungle within the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Almonds & Corals features scattered bungalows raised on stilts and linked by boardwalks lighted by kerosene lamps. Each safari-style unit is protected by a peaked roof and enclosed in mosquito netting, and has beds, electric lamps, hammocks, and hot water. A fine three-meal restaurant is tucked into the greenery halfway down to the property's exquisite, secluded beach. The concept is quite luxurious for the Caribbean coast—even Wi-Fi is included—but the locale still provides that close-to-nature experience. Your wake-up call is provided by howler monkeys and chatty parrots. These folks also offer multiday packages that include round-trip transportation from San José. If asking for directions, note that local people know the place by its Spanish name, Almendros y Corales.

PROS

  • rustic comfort
  • lots of activities

CONS

  • far from sights
  • need a car to stay here

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2759–9056 | -2271–3000-in San José | 888-373–9042-in North America

HOTEL DETAILS

24 bungalows
Rate Includes: Some meals

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