Mangrove and Salt Mine Boat Ride

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.

Featured in:Boat Tours, Mangrove Tours, Tortugario Monterrico
2 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
Any time between Thu Jan 01 1970 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) and Thu Jan 01 1970 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Hotel Transport Included
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 Visited

Tortugario 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.

Read more:Tortugario Monterrico

What to Bring

Sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, hat, and money for entrance fee, meals, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide-driver.

What's included

Local guide and boat ride.


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