Tarcoles River boat Tour
You are welcome to perform Guacalillo boat tour, a unique destination in Costa Rica, just two hour from San Jose or one hour from the Jaco area.
Located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, the Estuary of Guacalillo and the Tarcoles River offer the opportunity to observe one of the largest populations of American crocodile (Crocodylusacutus) in America, also discover the mangrove area with a high percentage biodiversity among which there is a large number of waterfowl and one of the most important conservation area of the Scarlet Macaw in the country.
Our boats with up to 25 people will take you for a ride extensive mangrove ecosystem composed impressive four mangrove species, all of them represent an important nesting ground for birds that inhabit it, so that in turn represent their shelter and nutrients area for many fish and invertebrates also mangrove swamps are extremely important for marine productivity.
As the boat approaches the sand banks around the river, our passengers will have the opportunity to see up close crocodiles up to five meters long in its wild habitat. The crocodiles were common in mangroves and coastal shores, but in recent decades trappers severely decimated its population, today, thanks to conservation programs, the last inventory along the Tarcoles River in the area of Carara Biological Reserve resulted in 50 to 150 individuals per kilometer.
Furthermore, in the area of mangroves and the river can be found a population of over 250 different birds such as kingfisher (Alcedoatthis), roseate spoonbills (plateleaajaja) Basiliscus (basiliscussp) heron (Ardeasinerea), anhingas (anhinga anhinga), Blue Heron (Egrettacaerulea) nocturnal birds and more. The Tarcoles River is one of the most important feeding sites for resident and migratory birds, and an important meeting place for mating and shelter for mammals and reptiles.
Our tour includes: boat tour, fruit and water. Beer, soft drinks or cocktails are available.?Do not forget that the Treasury is just Nosavar tranquility and harmony with nature, take a chance to leave the daily stress and enjoy a full day of family peace of mind.