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Jungle Crocodile Safari

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Address: Tarcoles River | Tarcoles River, Tarcoles, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2637 0656
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00

Know and explore an unique tourist destination in Tarcoles, Costa Rica....

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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USD 30.00*
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Jungle Crocodile Safari and Bird Watching Tour
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USD 85.00*
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Jungle Crocodile Safari and Aerial Tram Tour with Lunch

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Crocks, birds, lizards and more!

This tour was everything you could expect. Not only did we see lots of crocks, but the countryside was beautiful and we saw many kinds of birds, lizards and even cows grazing... read more

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was everything you could expect. Not only did we see lots of crocks, but the countryside was beautiful and we saw many kinds of birds, lizards and even cows grazing along the shore. Our particular trip was started farther down the river as we were told that the tides associated with the full moon at the time prevented... More 

Thank jandsminerals
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a fun cruise. We saw 20 bird species, including the rare and beautiful turquoise motmot. Plus reptiles large and small. Our local guide spoke excellent English and was interesting. I was there with a Caravan tour.

Thank Ken_Chris_Seattle
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The guide was great. Had brochure of all birds of the area. Out of the 100+ on the guide, we probably saw 30 species. Plenty of crocs. The captain was very good about going slow, being quiet, and backing up to give us the best views. Gift shop.

Thank Wally B
Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide and captain really know how to make this trip fun and interesting for all ages. Amazing to see all the different birds and to find crocodiles!

Thank jlips0n
Somerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the incredible wildlife, especially crocodiles and birds, that we saw on our boat trip with the Jungle Crocodile Safari. The guides on the boat were excellent at both finding crocodiles, and also identifying birds for us. We got some amazing close looks at a number of wonderful animals due to the skill and knowledge of the boat... More 

Thank Tim S
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a short (40 minute) ride up the river. Saw several very large crocs and lots of birds and iguanas . Ship captain was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. Made the trip enjoyable. The entire area is like so much of tropical areas around the world. Reminded me a lot of Vietnam and the Philippines. If you are on... More 

Thank jsawyer677
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this excellent trip. We were taken to the Tarcoles River base by coach and enjoyed the use of excellent clean facilities before boarding our boat for the river cruise. Within minutes we had seen Ospreys, Herons and crocodiles. Our guide was able to point out so many different species of birds along with crocodiles and iguanas. This... More 

Thank Jocelyn D
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remarkable trip. River packed with wildlife & great boatman/guide who spotted everything. Also very relaxing on a hot day Would go again at any time

Thank EastofEngland
Washington State
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is how ecotourism should be done. Wilke was our personal guide and boat operator, and he could not have been better. He's been doing this for years, and shares his knowledge with enthusiasm and humor. He knows all the birds well, where to find them, how to approach them, how to position the boat for the best views and... More 

Thank Publiclandvisitor
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this hour long boat ride. Saw tons of different birds- had a guide book/leaflet provided by company- to identify all the different species. Also saw plenty of crocs. The guide had plenty of info about the wildlife and current info about Costa Rica. Very interesting. End of tour, we got free juice or coffee.

Thank Almorgan21

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