What you'll do
We’ll meet at Pangas Beach Club in Tamarindo where there is parking, bathroom & shower facilities. Before setting out on a 35-minute kayak through lush mangroves I will brief you on the correct safety and paddling techniques. On reaching the heart of the Park we’ll leave the kayaks ashore to hike numerous trails, observing as much wildlife as possible; howler monkeys, exotic birds, parrots, herons, cranes, iguanas, squirrels and others. You will see exotic plants, like dragonfruit cactus, wild hibiscus, mushrooms and big trees such as the garden of the forest and the national guanacaste tree. We will visit and climb to the top of an archaeological site, built by the ancient indigenous people using rocks brought from nearby. Here we can see a stunning bird view of the tree canopy. This is a great place to observe the wildlife from above before returning to the kayaks for a refreshing drink and paddling back to Tamarindo. During our adventure I will guide you, explaining the animal behaviours and plant life we see. Due to daily tidal changes it is important we schedule the tour 60 – 90 mins before high tide. Please check the link here for information on tides before booking: https://www.tideschart.com/Costa-Rica/Guanacaste/Santa-Cruz/Tamarindo/ Please note that bookings may need to be rescheduled due to the tide times.
Hello, my name is Tom and I am a professional tour guide specialising in small private tours. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of nature and our environment with my guests and I love finding new trails to explore. Originally from Argentina, I have spent the last 48 years living in Australia, Hawaii, Thailand, Fiji and many more. I’m always conscious about protecting the environment and enjoy inspiring others to do the same. I look forward to leading you on an adventure through Las Baulas National Park, telling you stories behind the animals and plants that we see along the way. Pura Vida!
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Where you'll be
Las Baulas National Park, created in 1990, is approximately 445 hectares & located on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, near the town of Tamarindo. The Tamarindo estuary is the biggest mangrove estuary in Latin America and the only way to get to it’s heart is by water. This makes it a quiet and private place in comparison to many of Costa Rica’s other National Parks that are easily accessible by car. Come and enjoy the nature it has to share!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 5 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Children over 5 years can participate, however they are required by air bnb to be accompanied throughout the entire experience by a responsible parent or guardian. Guests will be provided with safety life jackets, but should be able to swim and feel comfortable in water.
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Kayak to the Heart of the National Park
Previous price:€49 €37 / person
Previous price:€49 €37 / person