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Costa Rica Mangrove Tours

Mangroves exist in estuaries, the confluent places where saltwater comes together with freshwater. The plants are both varied and unique, but can be invariably recognized by their striking root systems, which delve beneath the surface of the water to prop up the plants above. A great variety of animals reside within this habitat, including caimans, snakes, monkeys, iguanas, and several species of birds. Mangrove tours allow travelers to explore these complex waterways from the security of a kayak or covered boat, often with the company of a naturalist guide. These guides both educate passengers on the important biological relationships at work in the mangrove, as well as help spot critters along the way.

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Kokopelli Mangrove Tour, Costa Rica
Kokopelli Mangrove TourSierpe

This tour takes you on a boating tour of the Sierpe River’s virgin mangroves. Because these mangroves have remained totally undisturbed, you’ll get to see an especially intense level of biodiversity.

Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Mangrove Tours
Tamarindo Estuary Kayak Tour, Costa Rica
Tamarindo Estuary Kayak TourTamarindo

The Kayak Tour to the Tamarindo Estuary offers an adventure through a wildlife filled nature setting near Tamarindo in the Guanacaste region.

Kayaking
Mangrove Tours
Damas Estuary Boat Trip, Costa Rica
Damas Estuary Boat TripManuel Antonio

The Damas Estuary Boat Trip takes you on a covered boat tour through the complex and beautiful estuaries and mangroves surrounding Damas Island. Damas Island got its name because it is said that the shape of the island resembles a woman.

Boat Tours
Mangrove Tours
Mangrove Kayaking, Costa Rica
Mangrove KayakingManuel Antonio

This kayaking tour will take you to the waters that surround Damas Island, off the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park. When you tour this area you’ll get to see estuaries and mangroves, and paddle up the inland canals. Your group can set the pace for this tour, and no experience kayaking is necessary.

Kayaking
Mangrove Tours
Damas Island Mangrove Kayak Tour, Costa Rica
Damas Island Mangrove Kayak TourManuel Antonio

The Damas Island estuary is just fifteen minutes outside of Manuel Antonio. Mangroves are born where ocean waters meet fresh water rivers, creating an underwater rooting system amongst the trees.

Kayaking
Mangrove Tours
Wildlife and Mangrove Kayak Tour, Costa Rica
Wildlife and Mangrove Kayak TourSamara

The Wildlife and Mangrove Kayak Tour takes you kayaking along the Ora River and then to the Camaronal Beach. This tour departs from the Samara Beach area and lasts around 3 hours.

Kayaking
Mangrove Tours
Lowlands Mangrove Walk, Costa Rica
Lowlands Mangrove WalkDominical

Hacienda Barú is known for its rare lowland mangroves. These lowlands are home to some of the most spectacular bird watching in the region.

Mangrove Tours
Nature Walk
Wildlife
Kayak Tamarindo Estuary, Costa Rica
Kayak Tamarindo EstuaryTamarindo

On this tour, you’ll paddle around the Tamarindo Estuary and get a good look at the native wildlife. This estuary is between the Tamarindo Beach and Playa Grande.

Kayaking
Mangrove Tours




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