The Top 10 Hiking Trails in Costa Rica

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Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge Hike

Take a half-day hike through the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge with an expert guide and witness the immense wonder of this protected reserve. The Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is home to over 380 species of birds, sloths, white-faced capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, iguanas, and an abundance of other incredible species. The rainforest here is bursting with plant life and has a thriving and intoxicating energy.

Curú Wildlife Refuge Hike

The Curú Wildlife Refuge is located on the southern coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is a small wildlife refuge, but there are multiple hiking trails that will take you through five distinct habitats, including tropical dry forest, tropical wet forest, mangrove forest, marine/coastal, and farmland. This is an important meeting place for migratory birds and other animals. The hike takes about six hours with a guide and is best if you start early.

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