Location and Local Area
Manzanillo is one of the lesser known towns of Costa Rica. Situated just past Cahuita and Puerto Viejo, it is a small fishing village with an abundance of wildlife and fauna. This is where you will find Almonds and Corals, right in the heart of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. So much is perfect for a jungle holiday or a beach trip, it provides a perfect sense of luxury with private bungalows in the midst of nature. Enjoy the peacefulness of the forest or get out and hike in the wilderness.
There is something for everyone. Almonds and Corals is a 24 bungalows beach resort on stilts in the dense jungles of Gandoca Manzanillo. This resort also has trails leading up to kilometers of golden sands and one of the nicest beaches in Costa Rica. This jungle beach resort touts itself as your private paradise. It’s important to know that September and October are great months for snorkeling right off the shores of Manzanillo Beach.
Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
This wildlife refuge is one of the most stunning places that you will visit in Costa Rica. Located just minutes from the border with Panama, it protects some of the region’s most endangered species. For example, under the reefs of the coast, you will find the Atlantic’s only natural mangrove oyster beds. Along with the coral reef, the park consists of two swamps and a seven hundred and forty acre forest. Not to mention its stunning ten kilometers stretch of Caribbean beach. Likely to find roaming the humid tropical rainforest are crocodiles, manatees, caimans, and turtles. You will also spot dolphins off the coast. This is an experience not to be missed!
Your Private Paradise In Almonds and Corals
Twenty-four bungalows make up the Almonds and Corals complex. The forest is so dense that sunlight barely manages to reach the ground, so each bungalow is positioned on stilts. It is beautifully ethereal to wander through the orchid branches and the leaves from your bedroom to the beautiful beach on the Caribbean Sea. The sand is golden, and the sea is warm. You will feel relaxed in no time. The hotel offers a laundry service, a jungle spa and various other mini luxuries that will indeed help you just to relax and enjoy your Costa Rica vacation.
Explore what Manzanillo has to Offer
Almonds and Corals, Manzanillo offers many different activities at the front desk. They also have a Crazy Monkey Canopy Tour every afternoon for the more adventurous amongst you. To get out and explore the area, there are many guided walks available, including tours to indigenous reserves and the local, national parks. Or why not partake in a thrilling early morning dolphin tour? For sports and sun lovers, you can rent boogie boards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and bikes from reception.
Above all, you will love your stay here.