The wetland areas between the deltas of Terraba and Sierpe are the largest in Costa Rica to explore and is located in the Puntarenas Province along the south Pacific coast. This area was declared a protected area by the government due to the ecosystem being home to many different types of animals like birds, reptiles, mammals and fishes.
Violines Island / Mangrove
On this trip you can admire the beauty of the landscape as we sail between the narrow canals of the estuary to look for wildlife such us: wetland birds, howler monkeys, sloths, crabs, crocodiles, snakes and more. The most important vegetation is mangrove. During your tour your guide will explain the way this ecosystem helps to keep the scenic landscape for a long time.
We will depart on boat at 6:30 am. and return at 1:00 pm the same day. The boat ride is 20 minutes on sea to get to the Delta of Sierpe River, once there the rest of the trip will be on the estuary. After that, we will head to Violines Island for lunch and make a short hike before we head back home.
Sierpe River / Mangrove
Explore the largest protected mangrove area in Central America, the Terraba-Sierpe National Humid Forest. In fact, the mangrove swamps are essential spawning grounds for fish and shellfish and is also an important habitat for an amazing array of wildlife.
On this tour the boat leaves from Drake Bay around 6:30am then sails into countless channels crisscrossing this vitally important ecosystem. Wildlife watchers can expect to see coatis, caimans, crocodiles, monkeys and river turtles. Your naturalist guide with his sharp eyed will surprise you spotting creatures that sometimes are known to be very well camouflaged. We will make one small stop in the small town of Sierpe for lunch at a local restaurant and return to the hotel around 2:30 pm
Location: Sierpe River; Drake Bay to Sierpe
What to bring: Water, sun block, bug spray, bottled water and poncho
Included: Lunch, Snack
Price: $90.00 per person (Minimum of 5 people)