Crocodile river tour & exotic mangrove tour

Crocodile river tour description:


The crocodile river tour takes place at El Rio Grande de Tarcoles in Costa Rica. Tarcoles is an indigenous word that means "river full of crocodiles"   This riverboat tour is a wonderful tour to photograph and see all kind of wildlife including the protected and prehistoric American Crocodiles.


Tarcoles river is located in the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, 25 minutes away from Los Suenos Marriott Costa Rica. With 20 crocodiles per kilometer is one the 3 best rivers in Costa Rica that guarantees hotel and cruise travelers to get up-close views of dozens of crocodiles going from just a few inches to 18 feet long. 


This is a very safe and comfortable tour for children and adults that also offers birdwatchers the great opportunity to photograph up to 20-30 species of colorful birds including: Hawks, Falcons, Egrets, Herons, Sandpipers, Roseate spool bills, Cormorants, Pelicans, Anhinga, 3 species Kingfishers, Toucans;  and the large American crocodiles up to 18 feet long, Black iguanas, Green iguanas and the Brown basilisk “called Jesus Christ lizard for its ability to run over the water”.


That's not all! Visit the exotic mangrove forest, an amazing habitat for baby crocodiles, colorful birds, monkeys, anteaters among others. 
The boat is very safe and comfortable and has a roof. During the tour, you will remain in the boat and will never get wet. A professional captain and a tour guide will be with you during the tour. 


Tour details: 

Total duration: from Los sueños resort & Jaco beach:  3.5 Hours round trip.

Duration from Puntarenas: 5 Hours Roundtrip.

Pick Up: Los Suenos Marriott Costa Rica, Jaco beach & Puntarenas cruise dock.

Min Pax: 2

Max Pax: 60

Departures: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 MD, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM.

*Lunch is available if requested*



  • Clean-Air-Conditioned Transportation

  • Personal English-speaking guide

  • Professional driver

  • 1 hour & 45 minutes crocodile tour

  • Mangrove visit

  • Bird-watching

  • Shopping Stop


What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes

  • Hat

  • Camera

  • Tennis Shoes or Sandals

  • Sunscreen

  • Snacks

  • Drinks are not included, only water but you can bring snacks on the boat.