“Ballena” Marine National Park + Sierpe Mangroves
If what you want is to observe all of our rich biodiversity in one day, this tour is perfect for you! You will have the opportunity to observe the marine and terrestrial wildlife that the South Pacific has to offer…
You will meet the “Ballena” Marine National Park where you can see one of the major attractions of the Park: Punta Uvita or commonly called the “Tail of the Whale,” also you may see one of the caverns called “Ventanas” or “windows” as well as the Whale’s Rock and along the coast you may find dolphins and in the whales season you can also see humpback whales on your way. Once you finish the journey along the coast you will get to the Sierpe River where you can browse one of the largest mangrove systems of Central America: the Terraba-Sierpe mangroves. During the tour you will navigate through the channels of these mangroves, where you can observe many species of birds such as ospreys, scarlet macaws, etc., also you may have the chance to see the 4 species of monkeys that we have in the country: in one place! And of course crocodiles and caimans characteristic of this area!
- Tour Lenght: All day
- What includes? Boat transportation, water, fruits, lunch in Sierpe, captain, guide, insurance, life jackets.
- Departure time: 8:00 a.m
- Place of departure: Ballena Infocenter’s Office (Uvita Beach)
- Arrival place: Sierpe dock at around 3p.m (Transportation to our office in Uvita)
- What should you bring? Sandals, comfortable clothes, bathing suit, bug spray, sunscreen, camera, binoculars (if you desire) and a plastic bag to keep electronic items dry if necessary.
- Observations: Minimum of 6 persons required for making the tour. Children between 4 – 9 years have a cost of $80.00 each one.