Come and visit a unique tourist destination in Costa Rica just two hours away from San Jos? and 30 minutes from Jaco Beach. Jungle Crocodile Safari offers a tour specially designed for adventurers and bird watchers, yet safe for the whole family. The adventure takes place on the T?rcoles River, one of four rivers flowing out into the Nicoya Peninsula, and home to one of the world?s largest crocodile populations in the wild with individuals up to fifteen feet long. In addition to the crocodiles, over fifty different kinds of birds can be seen on site, including the very rare scarlet macaw and a great variety of resident and migrant waterfowl. Iguanas and Jesus Cristo lizards are very common as well.
Jungle Crocodile Safari?s tour time is two hours. Our bilingual tourist guide offers expert orientation about the crocodiles and other associated wildlife. On the way downstream, the boat heads along the Estero Guacalillo, a most awesome mangrove ecosystem that features four different species of mangrove trees. In addition to sightseeing, photography and videotaping are permitted.
Four times a day.
Departure times and location:
8:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm amd 3:30 pm. Pick up can be done at your hotel in Jaco for an additional cost. Otherwise meeting point is at the bridge of Tarcoles River.
Return time and location:
2 hours after trip starts. At the dock adjucent to the Tarcoles River bridge (on hte highway that leads to San Jose from Jaco).
Tourists receive a bottle of cold drinking water along with a brochure that shows all 56 bird species commonly sighted along the river. Experienced naturalist guide and transportation.