The Terraba Sierpe Mangrove Tour was created specifically for bird and nature lovers. This boat tour will immerse you in the mangrove ecosystem of one of the largest mangrove forests in Costa Rica.
Terraba-Sierpe National Wetlands is an internationally recognized RAMSAR wetland site and includes the estuary of the Rivers Terraba and Sierpe. It is one of the largest mangrove wetlands in all of Central America.
The Terraba Sierpe National Wetlands encompasses 66,850 acres of land and water; visitors might get a glimpse of reptiles such as iguanas, turtles, caimans and crocodiles. Mammals that are often sighted include three species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundi and raccoons. Sharks use the areas around the mouth of the rivers as a breeding area as the mangroves provide protection for their young. It was recently discovered that Pacific Green Turtles are also using the mangroves as their primary habitats.
This tour is perfect for bird lovers as various bird species such as Scarlett Macaws, trogons, herons, cranes and many others live here as the mangroves are rich in food supply.