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Manuel Antonio and the Central Pacific Coast Sights

Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 04/14/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Entrance across from Sí Como No Hotel, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Costa Rica



Sight Details:

  • $15–$39, depending on tour
  • Daily 8–4

Updated 04/14/2014


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