Mangrove and Salt Mine Boat Ride
Mangroves are some of the most biologically productive places in Central America. This tour explores the mangroves around Monterrico, as well as a local salt mine.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 2 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The mangrove canals at Monterrico host an assortment of wildlife, including birds, reptiles, and fish. During this tour you'll explore the canals with a local guide on a boat. As you make your way through the forested canals, you'll learn about the ecological diversity of this important area.
After touring the mangroves you'll visit the salinera, which is where salt is mined and dried. The salt is harvested from the sea and then dried in the sun. It must be moved three times a day to allow it to continue to dry.
This tour is only offered from July through November, the only time of year when salt can be harvested and dried.
The tour lasts around 1.5 hours.
Attraction VisitedTortugario Monterrico
The Tortugario Monterrico is a turtle hatchery in Monterrico, Guatemala. The hatchery helps raise endangered sea turtles, as well as caimans, iguanas and crocodiles.
What to Bring
Sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, hat, and money for entrance fee, meals, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide-driver.
Local guide and boat ride.
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This tour of Guatemala’s Pacific coast will put you in touch with nature, and allow you to experience the laid-back vibe of the Monterrico beach. As such it's a great introduction to both coastal and mangrove environments in Guatemala.
8 hrsFrom $130