Manzanillo is quite literally at the end of the road, a journey of about an hour and a half on a bicycle from Hidden Jungle Beach House, maybe less depending on how fast or slow you go. There is also a bus that runs every hour or so between Manzanillo and Puerto Viejo. It’s a lovely day trip on a bicycle with so many places to stop along the way, you’ll be riding through the jungle, stopping to look at wildlife and passing the all the Puerto Viejo beach communities along the way. In Manzanillo you can visit Gandoca National Wildlife Reserve, there are also lots of beautiful beaches perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Use caution in the water as always at the beaches of Puerto Viejo, there are no lifeguards here and although the water is generally calm at Manzanillo but riptides can occur at any beach at any time. Just like all of the beaches in Puerto Viejo, don’t leave your belongings unattended at any time and don’t bring your valuables to the beach. There’s a lot of coastline to wander in Manzanillo and plenty of shady trees to sit beneath, there’s even a shipwreck to explore! There’s not much to the town, although it’s growing just like the rest of the Puerto Viejo area and now there are a few restaurant options to choose from. The pace of development has been slower in Manzanillo and it has maintained its quiet, laid-back Caribbean identity. It’s absolutely worth the journey to come spend some time at the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo, definitely a must if you’re visiting Puerto Viejo!