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Jungle Crocodile Safari

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Tarcoles, Costa Rica
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About Jungle Crocodile Safari
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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Explore the Tarcoles River and discover its biodiversity on this guided bird-watching tour. Sail along in a comfortable, safe boat from which you’ll have the chance to spot more than 50 bird species. The river’s muddy banks and mangroves are home to a number of shorebirds, seabirds, and other native wildlife.
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Explore the Tarcoles River, home to one of the world’s largest crocodile populations, on this guided boat tour. Along the way, learn about the area’s biodiversity and spot crocodiles, reptiles, and other local wildlife, including more than 50 bird species. Plus, enjoy some Costa Rican coffee and other refreshments on board. Private tour options are available.
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Taking a guided hike elevates a walk in the wild to a memorable and educational outing in one of Costa Rica's beautiful rain forests. Begin this tour by exploring Carara National Park, and then head to the Tarcoles River for a crocodile safari and bird watching tour. This tour comes with a delicious lunch, too, to round out your day.
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from $80.00
Come and visit a unique tourist destination in Costa Rica that is just 30 minutes away from Jacó. Jungle Crocodile Safari offers a tour that is specially designed for adventurers and bird watchers, yet safe for the whole family.
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from $65.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very knowledgable We went in the off peak which meant we had a private tour it was still hot but cooler than in a few months !

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank steamyglasses
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our boat trip up the River Tarcoles was spectacular. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and humorous. An excursion to be recommended.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank switzerland188107
JungleCrocodileSafar, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Crocodile Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi dear Friend, Thank you for taking the tour with us, our main objective is that you have a pleasant time, and we hope you return. Best Regards!!

Reviewed August 10, 2019

Our Caravan Tour took a cruise with this company on a rainy day. The boat was covered and protected us from the downpour which thankfully didn’t last long. We saw such a variety of birds and finished off with the highlight of the tour for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KarenEph320
JungleCrocodileSafar, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Crocodile Safari, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

cool!! For us it is a pleasure to provide you with the best experience ✌🏽🌱🐊🏞

Reviewed August 10, 2019

Our Caravan Tour took a cruise with this company on a rainy day. The boat was covered and protected us from the downpour which thankfully didn’t last long. We first went to see the crocodiles. Along the way and afterwards, we saw such a variety...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KarenEph320
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

This was a nice wildlife tour. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable about bird species. Didn't see as many crocodiles as I thought I would have seen. Bird species were incredibly though.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gaild458
Reviewed June 10, 2019

We went to check out the Crocodile Boat tour in June 2019. Not too easy to find since there are no signs along the main road, but you have to take the entrance right across from the road that leads to Hotel Villa Lapas. Continue...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JulyGER
JungleCrocodileSafar, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Crocodile Safari, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

We are happy that you enjoyed the tour and every moment with us. we will consider your suggestion welcome always 🏞🐊🌿🦀🦜

Reviewed June 8, 2019

Four of us reserved a BIG boat as part of our private tour. This provided us lots of flexibility when angling for a better shot of the numerous waterfowl. There were indeed numerous birds of many species present but we saw just one lonely crocodile....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mingfatsai
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This was an awesome tour. We traveled up and down the river and saw a myriad of birds, crocodiles, and other creatures. Our guide was very alert to the wildlife and pointed them out to us.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Curt K
JungleCrocodileSafar, Public Relations Manager at Jungle Crocodile Safari, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

We are prepared to teach them a little natural life 🗺🌱🌿🐊🦜🦅🏞🦀🐦👏🏽

Reviewed May 22, 2019

We booked the Jungle Crocodile Safari as an excursion from our cruise ship. On the way to the river our guide stopped the bus to allow us to take pictures of about a dozen scarlet macaws in a tree. When we returned to the bus...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Wetherstone P
Reviewed May 10, 2019

We came here as part of a bus tour. Upon arriving at the Tarcoles River we were loaded into boats and motored towards the ocean. We saw quite a few crocodiles but a huge number of different types of water birds, some were very beautiful....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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There is no need to worry, being the boat on the river and moving feels very cool so it's very safe 😊
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