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Jungle Crocodile Safari

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Know and explore an unique tourist destination in Tarcoles, Costa Rica. Jungle Crocodile Safari offers its visitors the opportunity to observe American Crocodiles, with sizes over four meters long, iguanas and basilisks in their natural environment...more
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Tarcoles River | Tarcoles River, Tarcoles, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ride up and down the river. We saw lots of crocodiles and birds. Nice photography in a natural environment.

Thank DaveHom1796
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Our group enjoyed looking at the crocodiles, birds and other wildlife. Our boat was very comfortable and we appreciated the guide's constant concern for the safety of both the guests and the animals. Our guide was able to point out each animal or bird clearly...More

Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I travel to Costa Rica for Photography every year. I ALWAYS make this tour part of my trip. This tour will give you an "up-close" look at some very large crocodiles. My guide has always been Santiago. He is very professional and knowledgeable. The other...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The tour was fun and the guides were great. We drove from Punta Arenas and the roads were no problem. The crocs were amazing. We saw lots of birds! We had our toddler grandson and it was fine for him. Not too long or too...More

Thank Gene O
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great boat guide. Great weather. Saw many bird species, the biggest croc on the Tarcoles River nicknamed Osama bin Laden.

Thank BirderBob1234
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Up close and personal...these crocodiles are unreal!!! I enjoyed seeing them in their natural habitat! Never do this tour without a guide because the King of the waters: an 80 year old crocodile named Osama is nothing to play with! You’ll also see rare and...More

Thank TheSavvySpecialist
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We had a lengthy boat ride up and down the river seeing all sort of nature. Crocodiles sleeping and walking, flowers, birds, butterflies and even horses. Would take the tour over again on another cruise passing through. I highly recommend it.

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We went on this tour twice, the second time to get pictures. Both guides seemed to know the birds we would see and where they would be. One of the guides was more engaged in finding birds for us than the other (who seemed eager...More

Thank JoDoShep
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We had been travelling since early that morning from the La Fortuna area so we booked the 330pm tour. We checked in at the Safari office on the main road in Tarcoles and a few minutes later we parked in...More

Thank threedeweys
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The river is filthy, but there are lots of crocodiles to see and at least 50 different species of beautiful local birds. Our tour guide was excellent and made sure that we had plenty of time to see the sights.

Thank 265annh
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