Here’s an adventure you must add to your bucket list: an exciting crocodile tour in Costa Rica. Don’t worry, you will have one of our guides for company. Don’t be afraid to take your kids with you either. The crocodile tour is family friendly and quite unforgettable. Unlike whale watching tours where you are lucky to spot one, a crocodile tour in Costa Rica will give you not just a glimpse of more crocodiles than you can count but also close-up views of crocodiles up to 25 feet long, and over 30 species of exotic South American birds and animals such as iguanas and lizards, soaking in the sun in their natural rainforest habitat. How does that sound?
The action-packed river boat adventure tour starts close to the Jaco Beach, Los Suenos Resort and Marina. It runs up the Tarcoles River, Costa Rica, where there are approximately 25 crocodiles per square kilometer. Learn up a bit more about these gigantic predators that rank among nature’s most deadliest.
About Crocodiles in the Tarcoles River
Did you know that crocodiles have inhabited the earth for millions of years? They live to about 80 years on an average. The Tarcoles River is home to the largest population of American crocodiles in the world, many of which you can spot over the “crocodile bridge.”
Adult American crocodiles, or Crocodylus Acutus, can weigh over 500 kilograms. They have a long, narrow snout, an olive green back and is the largest of the four species of crocodiles that inhabit the area. The species is considered endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The Tarcoles River itself offers its own story. It meanders through the Nicoya Peninsula, merging into the Pacific Ocean. The river is the source of electricity to many areas in the region. It is alive with a wide variety of flora and fauna, different species of fish and birds such as the Tiger Heron, Scarlet Macaws, Hawks, White Ibis, Egret and Roseate Spoonbill. Your crocodile tour boat ride introduces you to many of them, sometimes even from up-close, if you are lucky. The Tour guides will make sure you are strapped up and secure. Just make sure you don’t carry raw meat in your lunch box, and admire them through a pair of binoculars instead of venturing too near.
Choose the Best Tour – AXR Jaco
If you love nature or a nature bound adventure, this tour is for you. There a lot of crocodile tours to choose from. However, not everyone will provide just what you need. AXR Jaco invites you to experience the thrilling, adrenaline intoxicating trip.
Our two hour journey includes experienced bilingual guides, safety equipment and a glimpse of abundant exotic wildlife enroute. When you book with our experienced guides, security will be the last thing to worry about. Our crocodile tour also offers glimpses of other magnificent reptiles, exotic birds like the striking Purple Gallinule that nods its head as it swims and animals such as iguanas, monkeys and raccoons. Our tour is designed for children. It is fun, educational and safe for the entire family. Give us a call to book now or browse through our website to learn more about everything else we have to offer.