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Mangrove Kayak Exploration Tour from Puerto Jimenez

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    What to Expect
    The mangrove kayak tour leaves one or two hours before high tide. This trip explores the mangrove estuaries in Platanares River delta in the the Preciosa Platanares Wild Life Refuge. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you up and down a river under the canopy of 70-foot tall mangrove trees. Learn about the mangroves and look for all types of wildlife -- monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, crabs, crocodiles, caimans, snakes, all types of birds, butterflies!

    The trip takes 3 hours, and we supply snacks (tropical seasonal fruits), kayak with back rest for comfort and dual blade paddle, life jacket , instructions before the trip and a knowledgeable guide. No previous experience required.

    Suggestions on what to bring:

    Dry bags for all your gear, even cameras and video gear are suitable to bring if protected. Bathing suit, sunscreen, long pants and log sleeve shirt of dry fit fabric for sun protection (specially from December to April), tennis shoes or sandals with straps (shoes will get wet), light rain jacket (only from August to November), neck strap to secure glasses, hat, dry clothing, towel, plastic bags for wet clothing. Don’t forget to bring a bottle for water, we provide water to refill your personal recipient, we are trying to help the planet by discouraging the use of disposable bottles.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meeting point in Puerto Jimenez
    Departure Time
    Departure time for this tour is ruled by tides, please pay attention to tour departure time per day. Please show up 15 minutes before departure time for register and safety instructions.
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Small-group tour (maximun 8 plus guide)
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Transport is wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair, please advice.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We loved the half day mangrove kayak tour. Diego was a fantastic guide, and was great at giving us kayaking tips as well as spotting wildlife and teaching us about the area. Near the end of the tour, we stopped and had a chance to swim in the gulf (perfect water!) and Diego cut
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    Response from AventurasTropicales, Owner at Mangrove Kayak Exploration Tour from Puerto Jimenez
    Responded 22 May 2019
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment. We are always happy to hear you loved your adventure with us!!! Thank for coming and sharing your adventures with other travellers. Please come back for some extra pineapple any time! Pura Vida!
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    By far our groups favorite activity. The guides are extremely nice, knowledgeable, and fun. They prepared an amazing lunch for us as well as two snacks through out the day. They will teach you how to open a coconut with a stick and it will blow your mind. I wish we could have
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    We loved our kayaking tour through the primary mangrove forest. Our guide taught us about the difference between the red and black mangroves, and she described some adaptations for each. Highly recommend this tour!
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    We went on both their mangrove tour and their sunset + bioluminescence your later. They provide everything. The groups are very small (We had 3-5 kayaks on each), We have never seen anything like what we saw in their bioluminescence tour in our lives! It was truly magical!!
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    1. Guide Laura taught us how to open a coconut with merely a hardwood stick on the beach. I tried her method the following day in Corcovado and the rangers were impressed, for a gringo. 2. The deeper into the mangroves we paddled, the bigger the wildlife got. Crabs,
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