A full day adventure that combines a wildlife observation tour (navigating the forested banks and mangroves that border the estuary of the Tarcoles River) with enough time to enjoy one of the best beaches of our Mid-Pacific Coast.
It takes some two hours to reach our Pacific Coast. Halfway, there’ll be a stop to enjoy an energetic breakfast. Once at the river a comfortable motor boat will take you through the calm waters where you’ll be impressed by the existing diversity of wildlife, especially aquatic birds like storks, herons, ducks and similar. But the real stars are the huge crocodiles that abound in this section of the river. Some of these fellows can reach five meters, or even more, and have been studied and filmed extensively by the National Geographic Society research teams. You’ll be able to see them very closely and safely and if possible even witness the stunning act in which the boat’s captain feeds one of them right out of his hand… unbelievable!
After this you’ll be able to explore the mangrove area, making it possible for you to watch and almost touch the plants that give life to this very important and complex eco-system, so typical of the tropical coastal areas. A short ride will take you to the exclusive Punta Leona Resort where a delicious buffet lunch awaits you. In the afternoon you can enjoy their facilities and have time to swim and relax at the two beaches inside the complex: Playa Blanca and Playa Mantas. If enjoying the beach is not what you are into, a guided hiking tour in Punta Leona’s biological reserve is also a possibility.
This trip leaves from Don Carlos Hotel at 6:15 a.m. and gets back around 7:00 p.m. Both breakfast and lunch are included.
* Minimum required: 02 participants
* Departures: Saturdays & Sundays