Terraba Sierpe Mangrove is one of the largest mangrove wetlands in all of Central America under conservation! Nationally designated as a Forest Reserve in 1977 and registered as a Wetlands International RAMSAR site in 1995, the Sierpe Terraba Mangroves National Wetlands are located near Uvita – Bahia Ballena and encompass 30,654 ha. The site is entirely state-owned and managed by the Costa Rica Ministry for the Environment and Energy. The wetland reserve is a bird and nature tour attraction and host an important habitat of many species of birds, fish (55 species), shellfish (10 commercially exploited species), mammals and reptiles. Resident and migratory bird species often found in Terraba Sierpe include Herons, Egrets, Cotingas, and Pandion haliaetus. Mangroves forest is mainly composed of white, black, red, cat and pineapple mangroves trees.
Terraba Sierpe Mangroves Tour Details
Relax in a comfortable boat ride through the amazing Terraba Sierpe mangrove ecosystem. Depending on the ocean conditions, this tour departs from either Uvita beach, or you/us will drive to a meeting point located near the mouth of one of the channels of the Terraba Sierpe river.
Both options, by boat or by car take approximately 15 minutes to get to the mouth of the river. Once we reach the Terraba Sierpe mangroves, our experienced captain will navigate for about 3 hours on the boat through the intricate mangrove wetlands that will allow you to enjoy the unique experience with some of the most interesting flora and fauna that Costa Rica has to offer. On this tour, we often see various species of birds, crabs, monkeys, snakes, and with a little luck, a crocodile may appear on the riverbanks. Our bilingual certified guide will share his knowledge and fun facts about this special ecosystem and the history of how the mangroves were formed and the great biological and commercial importance of this wetland .
The Mangrove tour finishes in the meeting point near the mouth of the river channel or if the tide conditions allow us to navigate through the river mouth we will finish the trip in Uvita beach .
RATE: Adults $85 / Children : $40 (under 10 years old)
/ DURATION: 2.5-3 hours /DEPART : Depends on tidal, must be during high tide.