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Recommended tours in Drake Bay. Terraba mangrove worth it?

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Recommended tours in Drake Bay. Terraba mangrove worth it?

We're spending six nights in the Osa Peninsula in February:

2 nights Drake Bay (Finca Maresia)

2 nights Sirena Ranger Station

2 nights Drake Bay (Finca Maresia)

We're already booked The Night Tour (with Tracie the bug lady) for our first night in Drake.

Do people recommend specific activities? We do want to do some birding, but are there birds we'll see in Drake that we won't see while in Corcovado? Also, are the whale/dolphin tours or Cano Island worth doing this time of year?

Is the Terraba mangrove any more interesting than Isla Damas in Manuel Antonio?

Many thanks!

Trinidad
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1. Re: Recommended tours in Drake Bay. Terraba mangrove worth it?

Hi, was wondering, how did you get to and from Sirena? and at what cost? Planning a trip there soon and would like to do one night in Sirena but have no idea how to get there from Drake. thanks!!

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2. Re: Recommended tours in Drake Bay. Terraba mangrove worth it?

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Hotel was $85/ night incl breakfast. Transport to Sirena was $25 per person per way. Most expensive part was the meals at Sirena--$20 per person per meal.

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3. Re: Recommended tours in Drake Bay. Terraba mangrove worth it?

Thank you Ray...good to know...

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4. Re: Recommended tours in Drake Bay. Terraba mangrove worth it?

Hey thanks so much for your response! do you remember who you booked the boat with?? Also how did you book your tour guide in Sirena (Kenneth)?

I want to do the same thing but just spend one night in Sirena. So far, I've not figured out where to get a boat to Sirena and the tour companies are all saying that I have to pay for a tour to go to Sirena ($95) then remain there instead of going back on the boat. Then I have to pay $40 to go back on a boat the next day on a first come first serve basis (i.e. not guaranteed).

But if I figure out how to get to Sirena on my own (without a guided tour), I still would like a guide when i get there. So far, I've found guides that say they will give a tour in sirena but I have to pay for their boat transfer, park fees etc. It sounds like you just met up with someone who was already there!

Thank you so much for your help. It would be really great to hear from someone who's done it already!

Renee

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5. Re: Recommended tours in Drake Bay. Terraba mangrove worth it?

We booked our guide and transport through Miguel at Finca Maresia. I could pm you Kenneth's contact info if you want.

Sleeping arrangements, entrance fee, and meals (including for the guide) we booked through Sol de Osa.

Trinidad
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6. Re: Recommended tours in Drake Bay. Terraba mangrove worth it?

yes, thank you could you message me that info?? you are a life saver!!!

I know about Solde Osa's permit arrangements so I can contact them on my own but please do send me Kenneth's info. Thanks again!

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