Preciosa Platanares Wildlife Refuge, Puerto Jiménez, Península de Osa

Mangrove & Gulf Exploration

This is a 3 hours guided tour in wish you will learn about the ecosystem while paddling through the bird’s habitat, find coatis, ant eaters and monkeys hiding in the canopy. You may see any of the hundreds of species of birds, fish and other wildlife which inhabit the Platanares River.

The mangroves are small forest with plants and animals adapted to live in this immerge and brackish environment, influenced by the tides, this wonderful forest will be explore in the first part of the trip.  In the second part of the trip, while paddling we may see dolphins, sea turtles fish and ocean birds.

The natural canals in Preciosa Platanares Wild Life Refuge lead you on a ride through and unforgettable learning experience!  Then we will use a shortcut to go to the Golfo Dulce revealing two atmospheres, mangrove forest kayaking and sea kayaking…

In the second part of the trip, while paddling we may see dolphins, sea turtles fish and ocean birds.

…A nice fruit snack will be enjoyed after swimming in one of the nicest beaches on the Osa Peninsula.

Suggestions on what to bring:

Dry bags for all your gear, even cameras and video gear are suitable to bring if protected. Bathing suit, sunscreen, long pants and log sleeve shirt of dry fit fabric for sun protection (specially from December to April), tennis shoes or sandals with straps (shoes will get wet), light rain jacket (only from August to November), neck strap to secure glasses, hat, dry clothing, towel, plastic bags for wet clothing. Don’t forget to bring a bottle for water, we provide water to refill your personal recipient; we are trying to help the planet by discouraging the use of disposable bottles.

Special Features:

*The mangroves are intense environments where life shows in many different ways. Often monkeys are hanging around, many birds nest and feed in the mangroves.

*We love taking families to enjoy our adventures, please ask for special family promotions.

*This tour is a good option nature lovers.

*To lower the impact in the mangrove forest and improve the touring experience we take groups maximum 8pax. Bigger groups should book indicating they want to go together and we would recommend to go in double kayaks.

*Every client must follow the security rules for the adventure.

*Children under 12 years old will go in a double kayak with an adult.

*Any minor coming to our adventures has to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

*Every client should bring a recipient for water and sun protection.

*Immerse yourself in indescribable wild and silent beauty, where nature reveals itself by joining our mangrove exploration kayak tour.