Welcome to a guided tour through the Preciosa Platanares Wild Life Refuge, the mangrove is both relaxing and amazing.
The mangroves are small forest with plants and animals adapted to live immersed in brackish water, influenced by the tides, hosting lots of life, this wonderful forest will be explore in the tour.
The trip is guided by an experienced local guide who will briefly interrupt the peace and wild silence with explanations of the interrelationships that exist here between plants and animals at different levels.
Small-group tour (maximun 8 plus guide)
What's Not Included
Transportation to/from attractions
CHILD: Age: 3 - 13
YOUTH: Age: 14 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, please advice.
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Wonderful people, excellent tour
What a wonderful day. Alberto was our mangrove kayak guide. He was amazing! Knowledgeable about the mangroves and the animals who reside within. He answered all of our questions with ease and a smile. I highly recommend Aventuras Tropicales for your Mangrove tour needs. Great for singles, couples and families. Alberto went above and beyond to assist us even after the tour was complete. Our vehicle would not start, and Alberto came to the rescue. Incredibly enough, he was able to get our vehicle started, and we were on our way. Kind beyond measure!
Amazing experience all around!
We loved the half day mangrove kayak tour. Diego was a fantastic guide, and was great at giving us kayaking tips as well as spotting wildlife and teaching us about the area.
Near the end of the tour, we stopped and had a chance to swim in the gulf (perfect water!) and Diego cut up fresh pineapple and coconut. I will be forever sad when I have pineapple at home because it will never live up to the pineapple we had on the tour!
Staff is friendly and helpful at the main office and stored our bags with them, and there was also a place to rinse off our feet. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked.
Be sure to put on a lot of sunscreen and bring water, since the beginning and end of the trip is not as shaded.
One of the highlights of our trip, would absolutely recommend!
Best day in Costa Rica!
By far our groups favorite activity. The guides are extremely nice, knowledgeable, and fun. They prepared an amazing lunch for us as well as two snacks through out the day. They will teach you how to open a coconut with a stick and it will blow your mind. I wish we could have had these guides for all of our activities in Costa Rica! They know a lot about the area and are fun to spend the day with.
Kayaking through a primary mangrove forest
Diane B, 11-08-2018
We loved our kayaking tour through the primary mangrove forest. Our guide taught us about the difference between the red and black mangroves, and she described some adaptations for each. Highly recommend this tour!
Excellent company and great tours!
SARA C, 08-03-2018
We went on both their mangrove tour and their sunset + bioluminescence your later. They provide everything. The groups are very small (We had 3-5 kayaks on each), We have never seen anything like what we saw in their bioluminescence tour in our lives! It was truly magical!!
My husband left his camera there and Laura called several times to try to find us and eventually she put it on a plane so we could pick it up in San Jose before we left the country the next day. Exceptional service! Thank you!!
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