Puerto Manzanillo Travel Guide

  • Puerto Manzanillo
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  • Puerto Manzanillo
    by goverita
  • Puerto Manzanillo
    by goverita

Puerto Manzanillo Things to Do

  • great fishing

    stop in at maxi's and ask for Sherman. He's got a good boat and knows the reefs like the back of his hand. after 2 hours we had enough fish we had a cook out and fed 8 ppl. Raw 2 hour old sashimi grade yellow fin tuna!

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  • enter into town

    After finding my secret little beach (well I am sure it is not that secret if you actually take the time to search for it), I rode through the town. The town is a speck. It barely exists. The main road lines the beach; here you will find a few stores and restaurants. As soon as you go one road due west of there it is drastically different. Small...

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  • My plan of action...unsuccessful.

    So how I was mentioning nobody was around, I was feeling rather tempted to strip off my swimsuit and dive into the water, swim up to the fishing boats, and take one out for a ride. Mind you I didn't actually do this because I am a good girl *cough cough* - It was already blazing hot at 8 am and I had just biked an hour down a bumpy old road. My...

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  • making patterns in the sand with my...

    Rent a bike and stroll along the sandy beach. Although most bike rentals are pretty cruddy (that is an understatement as they are all POS's), at least they have tires thick enough to pedal through the sand easily. I reached the beach about 8 AM. Yeah, call me nuts, I left Puerto Viejo around 7 and it took me an hour to get there (with stops on the...

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  • Sea Kayaking

    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 little too rough for us inexperienced kayakers, so we decided to paddle up stream instead. We werwe incrediblt lucky to come across a sloth hanging on a branch right down by the water's edge, drinking. Sloths spend most of their...

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  • Jungle trek

    Almonds and Corals Lodge, as well as the village of Manzanillo, are actually inside the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Park.From the lodge a guide took us up through the forest and back down to the Caribbean. Underfoot can be damp and dirty in the forest, and we did have to do a little wading along the beach. For those who did not have waterproof...

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Puerto Manzanillo Restaurants

  • What a great surprise !

    We were hiking in the forest and after the tour ready to have something to eat. Manzanillo is really of the beaten path and we didn't think we would find anything but rice and beans. What a surprise when we came across this French Café. A really nice french couple. They have real breakfast with great coffee, french toast, croissants, bacon and...

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  • What a great surprise !

    We were hiking in the forest and after the tour ready to have something to eat. Manzanillo is really of the beaten path and we didn't think we would find anything but rice and beans. What a surprise when we came across this French Café. A really nice french couple. They have real breakfast with great coffee, french toast, croissants, bacon and...

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  • Maxi's

    Laid-back service, excellent caribbean seafood and very reasonable prices. This place is a one of those rare places that fit in with both the surroundings and the mood of a place, and doesn't charge you for it. The Roly's special, for about $25 you get a pretty large portion of excellent crayfish, shrimp, crab, snapper and seafood rice for 2...

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Puerto Manzanillo Warnings and Dangers

  • scorpions and other bugs

    most bugs aren't harmful but watch out for scorpions theyre everywhere. shake out your shoes and clothes. check your bed. scorpions are like spiders they can climb walls.

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  • Undercurrents

    The sea is clean, blue and warm, but don't let it fool you! If you go too far out, you will find a strong undercurrent which will drag you out to sea if you're not careful. Some days we were warned not to swim straight out from the lodge, but walk a little further along the coast to a more sheltered bay. The waves were high and strong and made...

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  • Poisonous snakes

    This little baby - a yellow eye-lash viper - was curled up in a bush alongside the boardwalk from the lodge to the beach. He is extremely poisonous, so steer wekk clear of him! Some people were going uncomfortably close in an attempt to get a better photograph - this is a live animal, not a statue!

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