Visit the mysterious and fascinating Sierpe-Terraba mangroves, the largest untouched mangrove forest on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Take a tour with our experienced naturalist guides, and venture into a beautiful maze of canals and rivers as we search for the region’s fascinating wildlife from the comfort of our boat.
There is no need to walk… This is wildlife viewing at its best! Just sit back and enjoy the mangroves in comfort during this captivating tour of the Osa.
A hidden world, accessible only by boat, these flooded forests are home to nearly a 100 species of birds, including the endemic mangrove hummingbird (found nowhere else on earth).
The entire region is a twitcher’s paradise. Wildlife is prolific, with an abundance of reptiles including caimans, crocodiles, tree frogs boas, iguanas and river turtles. Mammals are also very common, and you will very likely see three different species of monkey (howlers, squirrel, and white faced capuchins) as well as sloths and coatis. Herons, waders, owls, parrots and shore birds use this area as a nesting and feeding ground.
Boat tours depart from the Aguila dock, and include a 25-minute ride to the mouth of the mangrove estuary. Cold beverages, cookies, and fresh fruit are enjoyed on board while we explore the mangrove eco-system.
“On the Mangrove tour Carlos’s eagle eye spotted Sloths; Toucans; Howler, Capuchin and Squirrel monkeys as well as Caymans, Crocs, and of course many Scarlet Macaws. Best tour ever!”