Mangrove Wildlife Safari

Mangrove Costa Rica

Mangrove Wildlife Safari

Golfito, Puerto Jimenez & Sierpe mangroves in Osa Peninsula

Experience wild and spectacular Costa Rica jungles & mangrove estuaries. Discover the flora and fauna on the best Costa Rica jungle tours in the Osa region on one of our guided tours.

Depending on your location, we can organize a mangrove tour for you from the following locations:

  • Golfito
  • Puerto Jimenez
  • Sierpe

As well as the mangrove boat tours mentioned below, kayak options are also available at the same sites upon request.

Option 1 of 2 EXPLORE THE GOLFO DULCEGolfo Dulce Mangrove

This is considered the most all-inclusive boat tour on the Golfo Dulce, departing from either Puerto Jimenez or Golfito. You’ll explore over 35 miles of the Golfo Dulce, its lush coastline, deltas, and mangrove estuaries. Experience everything offered on our Dolphin Watch Eco Tour, plus wind your way through the jungle on an informative guided excursion up the Rio Esquinas, Rio Tigre or Rio Coto mangrove systems. (Access is tide-dependent so please contact us for availability and times.)

An array of birds, monkeys, sloths, racoons and crocodiles call these mangroves home and you have a possibility of seeing any or all when you choose to tour with us.

Please note: Due to scheduling constraints caused by variable high tides at the river mouth, the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary cannot be included on this tour.

Private Tour Price
1-4 people $520
5 people $550
6 people $600
7+ people $670+

*Optional lunch for $10 extra per person

**Shared tour option available at a lower rate

Option 2 of 2 EXPLORE THE RIO SIERPESierpe Mangrove

The Sierpe Terraba Mangrove Forest is the largest mangrove preserve in Costa Rica. Most of the time the canals are deserted and only the sounds of birds chirping and pianguas popping can be heard (pianguas are clam like animals that live in the mud and they snap their shells shut when the tide goes out).

This extensive national wetland protects the river mouths of the Terraba and Sierpe Rivers and the vast network of canals, mangrove forests and wetlands in between.

The Rio Sierpe mangrove tour is great for bird watching and animal viewing. The tour travels up river to the east and then south west on the tributary Chocuaco. The foliage is more abundant and there are less people living along the rivers. This provides the chance to photograph animals, reptiles and birds close up. Four types of monkeys, scarlet macaws, iguanas, crocodiles and if you are really lucky, giant river otters, one of the rarest animals of Central America.

Let us arrange a beautiful relaxing day on the river for you and your family or friends!

Private Tour Total Price
2 people $396
3 people $594
4 people $396
5 people $450+

*The Rio Sierpe tour includes lunch

**Shared tour option available at a lower rate

Tours include: Boat transport, Naturalist guide, Drinking water, Snacks (Fresh fruits, chips & dip)

Find out more about Mangroves HERE

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