An adventure on the sea to observe a spectacle seen no where else in the world! In the waters of the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge; the playful bottle-nose dolphins & the rare tucuxi dolphins exhibit never before seen social interactivity. If your lucky you’ll also spot the third type of dolphin found here, the more elusive Atlantic spotted dolphin.
Dolphin Watch Only
Boat from Manzanillo in the early morning and look for the 3 species of dolphin found in our seas, go for a swim in a bay of the Manzanillo Wild Life Refuge. The Tour: Guided boat trip, a stop by a secluded beach to go for a dip (bring your snorkel equipment if the sea is calm) & snack of in-season fruit.
Cost: $55 per person
$75 per person includes round trip transportation from Puerto Viejo
Duration: About 4 hours
Dolphin Watch with Hike
Boat from Manzanillo in the morning and look for the 3 species of dolphins, hike back from Punta Mona and see what other wildlife you can spot.
Cost: $95 ~2 1/2 hours in boat & ~6 hours hiking
$115 includes round trip transportation to and from Puerto Viejo
Difficulty: Moderate-difficult hike, you’ll get muddy. No Flip Flops!
Duration: Dawn to Dusk
The Talamanca region is the only place in the world where the inter-species mating of dolphins has been observed. You might be lucky enough to experience the unique interactions between the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates), and the Tucuxi dolphins (Sotalia fluviatilis). The Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) is also found in these waters.