Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Tropical Mangrove Eco Tour
USD79 per person
The Tarcoles River and the Guacalillo Estuary are noted for its mangrove forests, with 4 different species being found here. The low wet forests provide protection for the coastline and also a habitat for many endemic birds. This particular mangrove forest is one of the most important in the mid Pacific for the conservation of the Scarlet Macaw and is also home to 250 species of birds, crocodiles, mammals and insects.
The Tarcoles River mouth is considered by birdwatchers as one of the richest sites for sea birds and shorebirds, specifically during the migration from October to April. Ospreys, gulls, cormorants, pelicans and frigate birds are some of the most common species in the delta.
During a relaxing boat ride through the estuary and mouth of the Tarcoles River, you’ll learn fascinating facts about the preservation of the mangroves.
To round off your tour, a visit to ‘El Jardín’ souvenir shop will allow you to browse for gifts, and you’ll be treated to some delicious fresh fruit.