Monterrico's mangroves are a great place to see birds and other animals. This tour explores the mangrove forests and tule grasses that grow alongside the banks of the mangroves.
- 2 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Riding through Monterrico's mangroves is both peaceful and exciting. The setting here - with water and vegetation - is utterly tranquil. It's also extremely biologically diverse. You have a good chance of seeing migratory birds from January to March, and will enjoy aquatic flowers from July to November. You'll enjoy panoramic views of the volcano year-round.
Tule grasses grow alongside the mangroves. This grass is durable and is often used to make baskets and other handicrafts. Your guide will teach you about the grasses and explain how they are used by locals.
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.
Guide and Boat Trasnportation.
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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.