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“The trip there adds to the experience”

Golfito National Wildlife Refuge
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Golfito
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San Isidro del General, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
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“The trip there adds to the experience”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

There is something about finding a destination that most people could never find. The Refuge is a 30 minute boat ride out of Golfito. And the beauty on the way there and back is outstanding.
Carol's passion for the animals is contagious for everyone on the excursion. Her knowledge of the animals' behavior seems even greater than the zoology. And it's easy to see that the animals understand her behavior too. It is great to see so many animals cared for so well.

Visited May 2014
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
“very interesting”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

The host Carol is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. It was amazing to see some exotic creatures up close and learn about them.

Visited January 2014
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San Gabriel, California
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274 reviews
109 attraction reviews
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“Interesting Jungle and Waterfall”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

The walk through this refuge was enjoyable and we saw a beautiful waterfall. We were also fortunate to see two Tucons. We heard monkeys but apparently it was too warm for them to come out of their shady refuges. Our guide tried to find us animals to observe but was not successful. A lot of walking. Most of the people in group were not impressed.

Visited March 2013
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Littleton, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Authentic jungle experience”
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Carol cares for her animals like no one else can. She is dedicated and passionate. Her eccentricity is also her gift. Hands-on experience packed with fascinating information in tours personally conducted by her.

Visited January 2013
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