EcoShuttle + Tárcoles River

La Fortuna to Jaco & Manuel Antonio + Crocodile Boat Tour on Tárcoles Riverio tarcoles costa rica

From La Fortuna, we will head towards the Pacific Coast in comfortable late model mini-vans, with the opportunity to cross the famous Rio Grande of Tárcoles, which boasts the largest American Crocodile (Crocodylus Acutus) population in Central America.

During the drive, we will make a short stop in San Ramon for bathroom breaks and a cup of coffee before continuing our journey. Once we reach the beautiful Hacienda Nosavar we will board a tractor-pulled wagon for about 20 minutes through the Hacienda to the shores of the Tárcoles River.

We will then board safe and comfortable boats in the wetlands near the Carara National Park, which is renowned for its significant Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) population. We will travel 1.5 hour boat ride through the mouth of the river and along areas near the sandbanks where we can observe aquatic birds like kingfishers, herons, pink spoonbills as well as incredible crocodiles over five meters (16.5 ft) long, all in their natural habitat.

Afterwards, we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before returning to the van to continue our trip to the beautiful beaches of Jacó and Manuel Antonio.

What to bring:

Comfortable clothes, insect repellent, binoculars, sunscreen, camera and money for snacks, tips, or souvenirs.

What we include:

Transportation from your hotel in modern minivans with A/C and WiFi in route, bottled mineral water, Crocodile Tour in the Tárcoles River, Naturalist guide, and buffet lunch at Hacienda Nosavar.

Departure from La Fortuna: 07:30 hrs
Arrival to Jacó: 13:30 hrs & Manuel Antonio: 14:30 hrs

Departure from Manuel Antonio: 09:00 hrs
Departure from Jacó: 10:00 hrs
Arrival to La Fortuna: 16:00 hrs


6 – 7 hours.



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