This adventure tour takes place in the Guacalillo Estuary on the Tarcoles River that forms the northern border of the Carara Biological Reserve. It's home to one of the world's largest crocodile populations in the world with individuals up to 20 feet long that can live up to 60 years. In addition to the crocodiles, over 50 different bird species might be seen on site. The Guacalillo Estuary famous for its mangrove forests, is one of the nesting sites of the very rare scarlet macaw and a great variety of resident and migrant waterfowls, iguanas and Jesus Christ lizards. Your adventure begins with a one hour ride on coastal and countryside roads, passing small towns en route to the premises of the Jungle Crocodile Safari created by the veterinarian Mr. Mario Orjuela in 1993. Using catamaran-style boats, you'll be able to observe these wild animals from a safe distance. A delicious tropical fruit buffet will be waiting for you at your return with tropical fruit drinks and coffee. Ample time for purchasing crafts made by local artisans will be given.
Note: At the beginning of the exploration, you'll receive a free bird guide for you to be able to identify the birds that you might see. Wear comfortable shoes, long pants, a hat, sunscreen and bring sunglasses, a light jacket/raingear and insect repellent. Walking is over cemented and gravel trails. Advance notice is needed for guest in wheelchairs, nevertheless motorized scooters cannot be handled, only regular wheelchairs.
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My husband and I love wildlife so this was a great trip for us. On the way to the river we saw a Howler Monkey just off the road in the trees. The river cruise was very informative, huge crocs and too many different kinds of birds to count. The guide and the boat driver were great. A light lunch of fruit and juices were available after the the cruise near the river. I would take this excursion again.
Great guide went with us from the cruise ship. His information and education, cultural info about Costa Rica was excellent! The boat ride was excellent and the boat captain was knowledgable about all the birds. Very nice surprises with the crocs. provided a nice fresh fruit snack for after. it was a great afternoon Would go again!