Enjoy one of the wonders of Damas, 1 hour away from Jaco and 15 minutes before Manuel Antonio national park. The tour takes you on a boat ride (duration of the boat ride varies with the tides, from 1.5 to 2.5 hours) through a mangrove canal where animals such as white-faced monkeys, herons, different types of birds, snakes, small crocodiles and iguanas can be seen daily. The boat, designed for your safety and comfort, has a naturalist guide on board describing a variety of biological relationships between many organisms in this delicate habitat.
Depending on the start time (determined by the tides), your private driver will schedule a stop for lunch or drinks before or after your tour. Food or drinks not included.
- Duration: from pick up to drop off: approximately 6 hours-7 hours. Approximately 1 1/2-2 hours of guided boat ride.
- Days of operation: every day. Email us to check availability.
- Hours of operation: the tour is scheduled around high tide, email us for details.
- Recommended to bring: shorts, t-shirt, sandals or sneakers, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and camera. If you’re driving to the tour yourself and are planning on visiting Manuel Antonio afterwards, towels and swimwear are also recommended. Includes: Entrance fees and bilingual tour guide at the monkey tour, roundtrip private transportation.
- Price: 2 people: $125 per person, 4 people $90 per person. Children under 4 years old, free. Children from 4 to 8 years old, $60 each. Also, available to purchase without transportation for $55 per person. Email us for pricing for larger groups.
Important note: All animals are in the wild, just like at Manuel Antonio national park. This is not a zoo so they are not trained or in cages. Due to this, there is never 100% guarantee of what you will/will not see. We must all realize that animals are unpredictable, they don’t always make an appearance or display like we would like them to.
*Transportation included in the Jaco, Herradura, Hermosa area. Transportation from Punta Leona or Villa Caletas can be provided at an extra cost, email us for pricing.