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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The mangrove forest is one of the most vital and astounding ecosystems in the world. Damas Island, located just 10 minutes from Manuel Antonio is currently one of the most important remaining mangroves in Costa Rica. Covering thousands of acres of protected forest, this amazing biodiversity is home to a large number of birds, reptiles, mammals and insects.

 

This long and narrow island is located due north and is an incredible representation of a portion of Costa Rica's endangered wetlands. The mangrove's swamps & canals are natural habitats and ecosystems filled with plant life, colorful birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals.  The Damas Island community is a quiet fishing community where it is common to see ancient techniques still in practice.

Immerse yourself in indescribable beauty, where nature reveals its flawlessness.  In the mangrove everything flows harmoniously-- the diversity of the most extraordinary plants and wildlife in full splendor.  Our experienced bilingual guides will share the beauty and natural history of Damas canals and once on board, the surprises and animals will appear before your eyes!

The variety of mangroves changes the scenery dramatically -- red, black, white, and pineapple (green) mangroves abound!  Each of them provides different attractions to Costa Rican wildlife and your guide will be able to help you identify each of the individual species.

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