Tamarindo Mangrove & Estuary Tour on Boat is a fantastic tour to see some of the wilderness in the Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge, a part of Las Baulas Marine Park.
This sanctuary protects a large estuary, mangrove swamp, and dry tropical forest in an area covering almost 1080 acres (440 hectares).
Mangroves are tree species that have adjusted to extremely salty environments with different adaptations. They neutralize the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, also creating a vital buffer zone for the coastal areas.
Your tour will start as you meet your guide and skipper and get on board of your roofed boat to travel towards the Tamarindo Mangroves.
TheTamarindo Mangrove & Estuary Tour offers the opportunity to observe exotic and abundant wildlife (including dozens of species of birds and three species of monkeys) while learning about a unique ecosystem. The fauna in this wetland is quite diverse and abundant. This mangrove is included in the “List of Wetlands” of the Ramsar Convention.
It is a nature lover’s perfect 2.5-hour trip on a labyrinth of meanders, streams, and lagoons.
On sunny days you will observe a great variety of species of birds like Great and small blue herons, fasciated tiger heron, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, yellow-crowned and spoon-billed night herons.
You may also see American crocodiles, black and green iguanas, and other wildlife.
Your local naturalist guide will point the varied wildlife on the way and talk about their natural history, telling you as well about the different sorts of mangroves, their incredible adaptations, and the way they affect the forests of the other side of the ocean. And vice-versa.
Departure according to the tide. (during low tide or 1 hour before high tide).