This Tour departs from Golfito, from the Hotel Samoa del Sur pier and heads towards to the mangroves of the Rio Coto estuary which contains an incredible array of wildlife, depending on the time of day and the tide you are likely to see alligators, otters, many species of herons, ibis, egrets, godwits, hawks, rosette spoonbills, parrots, howler, white-faced and squirrel monkeys, caimans and crocodiles.
In addition to providing habitat to raccoons, tropical cats, sloth and a myriad of birds that are easily seen above the water, mangrove forests serve two very important ecological functions under water. First their extensive and interlocked roots protect and buffer the shore collecting and stabilizing sand, leaves and other organic matter into muddy soil.
Second and more impressively they are the nursery for hundreds of fish, crab, shellfish and other marine species as well as crocodiles.
Let us help you discover the flora and fauna on a unique Mangrove boat tour!
Duration: 4 hours
Departing Time: (Best time to do it is in the morning departing at 7:00 am, 08:00 am or 9:00 am).