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!
The mangrove kayak tour leaves one or two hours before high tide. This trip explores the mangrove estuaries in Platanares River delta in the the Preciosa Platanares Wild Life Refuge. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you up and down a river under the canopy of 70-foot tall mangrove trees. Learn about the mangroves and look for all types of wildlife -- monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, crabs, crocodiles, caimans, snakes, all types of birds, butterflies!
The trip takes 3 hours, and we supply snacks (tropical seasonal fruits), kayak with back rest for comfort and dual blade paddle, life jacket , instructions before the trip and a knowledgeable guide. No previous experience required.
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.