Mangrove Kayaking

Create Amazing Memories Out on a Mangrove Kayak Tour

Experience the beauty of the mangroves up close on our Mangrove Kayak Tour in Costa Rica! Join us as we glide through serene mangrove habitats, providing a unique opportunity to observe the fascinating wildlife that thrives in these lush environments. This tour is perfect for anyone who loves nature and is eager for an adventure amidst the mysterious mangroves.

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Activities on this River Kayak Tour

Start Time:3 hours before high tide to ensure the best experience.

Meeting Point:Directly at the location or request a convenient pickup.

Activities: This tour takes place in shallow waters where numerous kinds of animals can be seen, such as different species of birds, reptiles, and monkeys.

The vegetation on this trip is also very beautiful with many kinds of native mangrove trees and other plants.

This trip does not require any experience. The only requirement for this tour is to be a nature lover and to have an adventurous spirit.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Best season: During summer


What Is Included


Professional guide experienced in mangrove kayaking


Kayak equipped for river and mangrove navigation


Life Jacket


Water & Snacks

Prepare for an Unforgettable Adventure

What to bring:


Bug Repellant



T-shirt & Shorts

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Safe to Kayak in Mangroves?

Yes, our mangrove kayak tours are designed with safety in mind, led by experts familiar with the intricacies of mangrove ecosystems. These tranquil environments are perfect for a safe and enriching kayaking experience.

Can You Do the Mangrove Kayak Tour at Any Time?

While mangrove kayak tours can be conducted throughout the year, the timing of the tour may be influenced by certain factors. Mangrove ecosystems are affected by tidal patterns, and the best time for a mangrove kayak tour is typically during high tide. High tide allows for better navigation through the mangrove channels, as the water levels are higher, and it allows you to explore deeper into the mangrove forest.

In addition it’s essential to consider the local weather patterns and any potential adverse conditions, such as heavy rainfall or strong winds, that could affect the safety and enjoyment of the tour.

We schedule the excursions at the most suitable times for optimal safety and a rewarding experience. We take into account tidal charts and weather forecasts to ensure you can fully appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the mangrove ecosystem. So, if you’re interested in a mangrove kayak tour, simply check with us for the best available time slots that align with favorable tide and weather conditions.

Why Are Mangroves Important?

Mangroves play a crucial role in coastal ecosystems and offer numerous benefits that make them highly significant:

Biodiversity: Mangroves provide a unique habitat for a diverse range of plant and animal species. They serve as nursery grounds for juvenile marine life, supporting the growth and development of various fish, crustaceans, and birds.

Coastal Protection: The dense root systems of mangroves act as a natural buffer against coastal erosion and storm surges. They help protect coastal communities from the impacts of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and tsunamis.

Carbon Sequestration: Mangroves are highly efficient at storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making them essential in combating climate change. They sequester carbon at a rate much higher than other terrestrial ecosystems.

Water Filtration: The mangrove root systems filter and purify water, removing pollutants and excess nutrients before they reach the ocean. This helps maintain water quality and benefits marine life.

Tourism and Recreation: Mangrove ecosystems offer unique opportunities for eco-tourism, such as kayak tours. They provide a chance to appreciate the beauty of these delicate habitats while promoting environmental awareness and conservation efforts.

Fisheries and Livelihoods: Many coastal communities rely on the fish and other resources provided by mangroves for their livelihoods and sustenance.

Preserving mangroves is essential for the well-being of both marine and human communities. 

Our mangrove kayak tours not only offer a peaceful retreat into nature but also educate participants on the vital role these ecosystems play. Join us to paddle through the river kayaking paths less traveled, and witness the untouched beauty of Costa Rica’s mangrove forests.

Meet Some Satisfied Clients

“Highly recommend this tour for anyone -families, young, old. Its a wonderful way to experience a unique ecosystem that one rarely gets the chance to see, especially in a trocial environment like Costa Rica. We passed through beautiful flora and fauna and all kinds of bird, money, etc. The highlight was when we pulled our boats up on the beach at the mouth of the river and our lovely guide pulled together a snack of fruit and drinks.”

From TripAdvisor

“We had a wonderful morning with Alfredo, our guide, and another couple from Minnesota doing the Mangrove Kayak Tour.

Alfredo is very knowledgable and friendly guide. Loved we were in a small group and we’re able to hear him easily because he was always in close proximity. The river is peaceful and calm in February and this trip would be enjoyable for even first-time kayakers. It was Pura Vida.

“Buy the ticket, take the ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

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