Ride comfortably as an intimate group under the shade of several tall species of mangroves, which grow only in select areas of the world and in Costa Rica. Watch sloths and white faced capuchin monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters, several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the mangroves, and listen to the songs of the various marine birds as they glide over your boat curiously looking for adventure. Sightings of monkeys is almost a sure thing as we see monkeys on over 90% of these expeditions. They have grown accustomed to seeing us humans so they may just jump on the boat for fantastic photo opportunities.
WhenDaily from 9am
InclusionsEnglish speaking guide, and boat ride
Meeting PlaceYour Jaco, Herradura or Hermosa accommodation
TransportationAvailable for $140 for 2-6 people
Group Size2 - 20 people
Climb Aboard the Mangrove Boat
Just a 45 minute drive from Jaco and you are ready to climb aboard the mangrove boat with your guide. As you meander through the calm shallow waters your guide will educate you on the biodiversity of and the different types of mangroves. You may see birds, lizards and snakes (yes snakes) but you are in a boat so it’ll be OK.
Here Come the Monkeys
Keep the camera ready because here come the monkeys! It brings new meaning to the phrase ”Say hello to my little friend!” Time has proven we are not a threat to the monkeys and if you allow them they will come right to you in the boat. Get all those awesome shots your friends back home won’t believe are real!