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La Catalina Foundation

Weekday’s late afternoon’s the foundation offers art and/or dance classes for children. The foundation is located behind the kinderschool at the south end of Calle Maria Asuncion.  More information here

Mangrove ecology

Families can take a tour of the mangrove by boat  or you can take a walk along an interpretive trail and see La Manzanilla’s biggest wildlife attraction…crocodiles!  You’ll see lots of birds and other mangrove flora and fauna.  At the end of the trail is a small building that sometimes has baby crocodiles for viewing.  While the walk is nice the tour is exceptional and  we highly recommend it!


The beach in La Manzanilla is perfect for children, during the winter months the water is warm and shallow for several meters and there is virtually no undertow.  You can readily buy boogie boards and toys for the beach in La Manzanilla.