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Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge

Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge Review

A former teak plantation has been reforested to allow native trees to spring back among the not-so-native ones. A footpath winds through part of the 30-acre tropical forest, and naturalist guides do a good job of explaining the local ecology and identifying birds. The reserve is home to three kinds of monkeys, as well as iguanas, motmots, toucans, tanagers, and seed-chomping rodents called agoutis. Guided walks are given throughout the day, plus a nighttime jungle trek that departs at 5:30 pm. The quickest and least expensive tour is an hourly walk through displays on butterflies, reptiles, and amphibians. Unfortunately, you can't explore the reserve at your own pace.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Entrance across from Sí Como No Hotel, Manuel Antonio, 60601
  • Phone: /2777–0850
  • Cost: $15–$39, depending on tour
  • Hours: Daily 8–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Manuel Antonio
Updated: 04-14-2014

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