Macaws Sanctuary & Mangrove Forest

Sport Fishing

Do not miss out on this fun for all ages, wildlife shore excursion in Costa Rica! You will visit a Macaw Sanctuary as well as enjoy a boat tour to see various tropical birds, monkeys and crocodiles in their natural habitat. Visit a local town church and discover the city of Puntarenas with a fun and knowledgeable guide.

Meet your English speaking guide at your cruise pier and head onboard your air-conditioned transport. Throughout your journey, your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will narrate fascinating information and anecdotes to you and answer any questions you may have. Transfer time from the cruise pier to the Sanctuary is one hour.

You will visit the Macaw Sanctuary at El Manantial. The sanctuary not only offers a place of refuge and protection to macaws such as the Scarlet Macaw, but also various species of monkey including the Spider Monkey and the tamarin Monkey as well as local species of Jaguars. Located in Aranjuez de Puntarenas, be sure to bring your camera to capture shots of free flying endangered birds as well as butterflies.

Continue on a short boat trip in the nearby mangrove forest where you will see various birdlife including pelicans and egrets as well as crocodiles sunning on the banks. If you listen closely you will also hear monkeys and may even see them if you keep your eyes peeled!

Explore the small town of Esparza and the Catholic Church located just off the main town plaza. With its domed clock tower and neoclassical, it was constructed during the Spanish Colonial period. Your guide will give you more information on the history of this church, known as one of the most impressive in the country.

Your guide will show you interesting highlights and landmarks on a guided walking visit of this friendly and colorful Central American city. To ensure a personalized service. Complimentary refreshments include bottled water and fruit.

Return to the pier on ground transportation with your guide.

Price: $85 USD per person group of 6 people minimum our ask for private service


What is included?

  • Round trip transportation from your cruise ship terminal
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation
  • English and Spanish speaking, certified local guide
  • Complimentary tropical fresh fruit and water
  • Visit to the Macaw Sanctuary
  • Boat ride through the mangrove forest