Kayaking Damas Island Estuary - Costa Rica for Kids
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Kayaking Damas Island Estuary

Grab an oar and let’s get ready to paddle! Serene and easy is how you will glide through the mangroves as you take in the natural beauty that the Damas Mangroves offers. As you paddle along through this calm mangrove forest you will probably see lots of monkeys, iguanas and a variety of wading and migratory birds. And if you are lucky, you and your guide will spot the fuzzy Pygmy Anteater. This little guy is just adorable.

On this COSTA RICA FOR KIDS Mangrove Kayaking Tour, you and your kids will get an opportunity for some real bonding as you experience the mangroves together. Kayaking requires communication in order to move the kayak where you want to go as you navigate through the mangrove forest’s huge root system. This is a great way to teach your kids team building skills while having a lot of fun in the process. Parental signature is mandatory for anyone under 18, and to participate in this activity, and children need to be at least 10 years of age.

Experienced guides will give you and your family kayaking instructions and a safety briefing before you set out. Once everyone is comfortable, it’s time to head to the mangroves. Both Single person and Double kayaks are available, for parents who prefer to share a kayak with their child.

The tour lasts about four hours from pickup until the return to your hotel, and you will have a couple of hours paddling in the serene setting of this natural sanctuary. The peaceful, beautiful surrounding furnish natural habitat to some of the area important wildlife. As you paddle along you can enjoy the sounds of nature, and learn about the oxygen the mangroves provide to sustain our planet.
Start time for this tour is dependent upon the tide, and will be cancelled if there is foul weather.

What families love about this tour! – The family that paddles together, stays together! Your kids will be having a lot of fun and never realize they are learning life-long team-building skills! BONUS: It is cool and shady as you venture deep into the mangrove system. If you have a child with adaptive needs, you can take this tour via motorized boat instead of kayaks.
Includes Transportation, kayak equipment, life vest, bilingual guide, bottled water and lunch
We offer transportation to and from select hotels in the Manuel Antonio areas. If you would like to include transportation to your Multi-Adventure Package, please contact us to coordinate the available tour combinations, pick up time and location.

Zone: Central Pacific
Location: Manuel Antonio - See map

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What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Life vest
  • Bottled water
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Kayak equipment

What to bring

  • Hat or visor
  • Clothes and shoes you won’t mind getting wet
  • Apply plenty of sunscreen and repellent before leaving for the tour
  • And apply plenty of sunscreen and repellent before leaving for the tour

Important Notes for Parents

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    Please watch your children at all times because rivers and their borders can be dangerous areas.
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    Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby at least 10 minutes prior to pick up time.



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