Quepos, Puntarenas
3 Hours
English, Spanish
All Year Availability

Experience a nature retreat like never before on this three hour mangrove boat cruise to Damas Island. Based just 25 minutes from Quepos, Paquita River is one of the most impressive and biodiverse estuaries found in Costa Rica. Like much of this corner of country it is abundant in native flora and fauna. This unique mangrove plays host to a variety of animals including capuchin & howler monkeys, silky anteaters, boas, iguanas, crocodiles, turtles, crabs, and more birds than you can name! Your tour will begin at your accommodation, where you will be picked up in a comfortable coach and transported to the Paquita River. Board your river boat for a full two hour exploration of this incredible mangrove ecosystem, complete with incredible jungle river channels and plentiful wildlife.  Upon return, you can enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch at a typical local restaurant, all before heading back to your accommodation where your tour will conclude.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Manuel Antonio National Park/Quepos
DEPARTURE TIME 10.00am (time will be arranged if requiring pick up)
WEAR Comfortable light clothing, rain jacket, sunscreen, insect repellent, and swimwear if planning to stay at the waterfall.
Professional tour guide with commentary Free bottles of water
Typical Costa Rican lunch and drinks. Return Transportation
Food or drinks (unless specified)
Guide gratuity (optional)

We ask you to please respect your tour operators request to wear a face mask if required on this tour. Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Quepos/Manuel Antonio is included in the regular price.

Private tours are available on request (minimum of two people) – please use the contact form or our contact page to request a quote. Tour is subject to a minimum number of two people before it can operate  – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm or offered an alternative date of departure.


10.00 AM

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Quepos/Manuel Antonio and transported to the banks of the Paquita River. Here you will board your boat for a trip to Damas Island. Along the way, you will travel along the jungle river channels and make stops for animal viewings along the river banks and canopies. Your guide will point out the many abundant animals that can be found here and discuss the importance of this rich eco system. Finally, head back to the banks of the Paquita River where you will be reunited with your coach.

12.00 - 1.00 PM

Your tour will conclude with an excellent Costa Rican lunch at a typical local restaurant before heading back to your accommodation.
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