The world famous Jaco Crocodile Tour is one of the most intense adventure tours you will enjoy along the pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is just a 15 to 20 minute drive from Jaco Beach, Hermosa Beach or Los Suenos Resort to the Tarcoles River, where you can find more than 30 crocodiles in a mile. It is pretty amazing to see a group of these prehistoric looking animals hanging out together as each can reach up to 16 feet. The highlight of the trip is when the guide feeds the crocodiles just a few feet away.
During the drive in a comfortable air conditioned van from the hotel or condo to the Tarcoles River you will enjoy the greenery along the road and marvelous views of the Nicoya Gulf. Your bilingual chauffeur will point out a few highlights on the way and is always available to answer questions.
Upon arriving at the Tarcoles River to begin the Jaco Crocodile Tour you will board a stable boat equipped for 15 passengers that will take you along the calm waters. This is where you will meet your brave and amazing tour guide, well known as “Mr. Crocodile Man” who will explain all about these animals and more.
Mr. Crocodile Man will guide you thru the mystical waters of the Tarcoles River bringing to your attention different native plants and animals that live in their natural habitat. At the edge of the river there is an abundance of birds and other fauna that live in the forests touching the water’s edge. Your guide will explain how the ecosystem around the river works in an interesting and fun way. During the tour you may take as many pictures and videos as you choose to, this will remind you of how fun and adventurous the Jaco Crocodile Tour was during your visit to Costa Rica.
The Jaco Crocodile Tour is highly recommended for families as it is a fun and secure adventure tour that does not require physical exertion. Children are easily entertained by the boat ride and many different things to see along the way.
Length of tour :
What to bring :
Sunblock, hat, sunglasses, camera
Air conditioned transportation, bilingual guide, fruits and water
15 minutes from Jaco
Pick up time :
From 8:00am Every 2 hours