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Jungle Crocodile Safari

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Address: | Tarcoles River, Tarcoles, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2637 0656
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Know and explore an unique tourist destination in Tarcoles, Costa Rica....

Know and explore an unique tourist destination in Tarcoles, Costa Rica. Jungle Crocodile Safari offers its visitors the opportunity to observe American Crocodiles, with sizes over four meters long, iguanas and basilisks in their natural environment, along with more than a hundred twenty different species of resident and migratory, terrestrial and coastal birds.

Specialized bilingual guides accompany their group, offering wide educational information on the crocodiles and the ecology of this wonderful natural refuge, while facilitating the visitors the opportunity to photograph and film the wild life at a very short distance.

Come and live this great experience with us!

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$30.00*
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Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour
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$85.00*
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Jungle Crocodile Safari and Aerial Tram Tour with Lunch

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Fantastic experience for bird and crocodile watchers

Our group of four had an exceptional experience with this company on the Tarcolos River. The guide and driver were very skilled and knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gail L
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Ivins, Utah
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Prince Rupert, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of birds to see and a few crocodiles on the beach and some in the water. It was a short trip not even one hour long. There 2as some shopping at the end with some local live music , that part was nice and they have lots of bathrooms .

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Ivins, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of four had an exceptional experience with this company on the Tarcolos River. The guide and driver were very skilled and knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area made our time on the river one of the highlights of our trip. We saw close to 60 species of birds, a monster crocodile, Jesus lizards and more! We are... More 

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Danville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 9 8th graders and 3 adults spent a morning on this tour. We got there early as we had another activity in the afternoon and had a whole boat to ourselves. When we got back, the crowds were much larger. You are given a Bird Guide with about 60 different birds on it that you can try... More 

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Jungle Crocodil... C, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Crocodile Safari, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, We are glad to know you enjoyed the Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour, we work every day to give our visitors a wonderful experience. Sadly, as the guide told you, all that garbage does come from San Jose and surroundings. Furthermore, we tell our national visitors about this, in order to make them aware of this... More 

Lindstrom, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had a very relaxing experience exploring this complex inland waterway with our captain keeping an eye out for wading birds, turtles, butterflies and crocodiles. We saw herons, kingfishers, several Anhinga birds, turkey vultures, several crocodiles as well as white-faced monkeys and Howler monkeys.

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We went on this river tour... our tour guide was very informative and pointed out all the different animals.. we saw lots of different birds, water fowl, wild horses and a huge 18 foot Crocodile named "Osahma" they said he is about 80 years old... laying still in the water with his eyes peeking out above the water watching us...... More 

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Jungle Crocodil... C, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Crocodile Safari, responded to this review

Hi Dakotablue2013, Thank you for your review. It is really important to us, as we are always trying to improve our visitors experience at the Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour. Regards, Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Together with your ticket you will get a list with all 60 birds, so you can check off everything you see. We were able to cross off 18 different birds on one tour

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Jungle Crocodil... C, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Crocodile Safari, responded to this review

Hi Tom, We are glad to know you enjoyed the Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour, we work every day to give our visitors a wonderful experience. Regards, Jungle Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour Team More 

Dijon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

I'm writing another review of this trip as we went on a different one this year. The Jungle tour has to be congratulated for not putting its staff at risk by enticing the crocodiles out of the water with bits of chicken. The guides also provide real information about the birds and animals who are allowed to carry on the... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I was with a tour group and we had our tour, saw crocodiles and a few birds and then had lunch. Nothing exciting about the food and it took a long time coming, even though we'd ordered before we set out on our tour. Gift shop mediocre.

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Thank sharon r
Jungle Crocodil... C, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Crocodile Safari, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thank you for your review, we just want to make sure you are reviewing the actual place you went to, because sometimes visitors get confused with some other companies that operate near by. We usually do not take more than 5 minutes to bring lunch specially if it has been ordered before taking the tour as we have... More 

Santa Barbara, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is a very leisurely cruise along the Tarcoles River where your guide gives you background information of the area. And if you're a bird watcher you will enjoy this cruise as you are given a pamphlet of all different types of birds and the guide tries to spot them along the way, so make sure you bring binoculars! The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The wonderful guide and boat captain took us through parts of the Tarcoles river. They pointed out many different species of birds, along with some monkeys and lizards. The crocodiles here are amazing with the males being really huge!! The captain got us REALLY close to several of them..so awesome! At one point the captain turned of the engine and... More 

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