Damas Island & Mangrove Kayaking
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Explore the Damas mangrove ecosystem by kayak. Spend a few hours paddling as your highly trained, bilingual naturalist guides reveal the protected inland waterways of the Damas Estuary home to an array of flora and fauna.
Kayak in an intimate group under the shade of several tall species of mangrove, which grow only in a few selected areas of the world, one of them being Costa Rica. The pace of this adventure is determined by your abilities and interests. Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, look out for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of non-poisonous snakes resting in the mangroves, and listen to the songs of the various marine birds as they glide over your kayak. This tour takes you through the natural canals and provides an ideal opportunity to observe heron species, kingfishers, ospreys, frigots and other migratory birds.
After the tour, stop and enjoy some local fresh fruits and refreshments as you pause to savour your adventures thus far. After your adventure, depending upon the time your trip began, enjoy a delicious and well-deserved Tico-style lunch at a local Manuel Antonio restaurant. Kayaks are available in 1 passenger and 2 passenger format.