Natural wonders await on this refreshing weeklong journey around Costa Rica. Highlights along the 7-day trip include the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano and the nearby Hanging Bridges, the pristine Damas Island Estuary, and much more. Mixing wildlife viewing and outdoor adventure, this itinerary captures the essence of the Costa Rican motto — Pura Vida!
Explore the Damas Island Estuary and mangrove ecosystem on one of the area's most popular tours. The mangroves' underwater root system acts as a nursery for thousands of fish and crustaceans, harboring hundreds of unique species of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
You'll weave your way through the natural tunnels and passageways created by the river's ebb and flow, discovering this fascinating tidal world. The unique conditions created by the shifting sediment and saltwater in the mangroves attract various sea animals. Look down as you drift in the water, keeping an eye out for oysters, sponges, majestic stingrays, baby black-tipped sharks, and large schools of fish among the mangrove roots. Don't be surprised if curious white-faced capuchin monkeys hop on board—these charismatic animals love to explore!
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Itineraries with Boat Tour of Damas Island in Manuel Antonio
This 11-day itinerary combines mountain adventures with beaches, starting in Rincón de la Vieja to explore the environs of one of the country's most active volcanoes. Then travel deeper inland to spend a few days crossing suspension bridges, ziplining over trees, and hiking through the jungles of La Fortuna and the Monteverde Cloud Forest. More than stunning white-sand beaches, you'll end your trip in Manuel Antonio National Park, rich in biodiversity and wildlife viewing opportunities.