"Manzanillo" Puerto Manzanillo by grets
Puerto Manzanillo Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 23 photos
Way down south on the east coast of Costa Rica, almost as far as the Panama border, is a small village called Manzanillo.
We travelled here from Tortuguero, a long and arduous journey, first by boat from Tortuguero to Hamburgero, then by minbus all along the east coast. The last stretch of the journey was on an unmade dirt track, but the views of the ocean more than made up for it.
As I said in the title above, this area is very much more Caribbean in style than Central American. The people are predominantly black AfroCaribbean, of Jamaican descent, and many speak a Creole form of English. Reggae is heard througout the area and there is a lovely laid back feel to the place.
I apologise for the quality of the photographs on all my Costa Rica pages, unfortunately I lost my main camera on the flight out to Costa Rica. Most of these pictures were taken with a small waterproof camera with a wide angle lens, or taken from David's video.
- Pros:Indigenous population, jungle, wildlife, beach, atmosphere
- Cons:Visiting cruise ships
- In a nutshell:A superb combination of rain forest and reef
Kayaks are available from the lodge, loaded up on the van and taken down to the sea. When we got there the sea was a... more travel advice
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