Mangroves exist in estuaries, the confluent places where saltwater comes together with freshwater.
Playa Nido is nestled aside a protected estuary preserve on a secluded beach peninsula, where guests can view the unique and striking root systems against a mountainous backdrop. Have our friendly tour guides and naturalists steer you peacefully and comfortably in estuary boats as the wildlife comes to you - sometimes right to the boat! Experience curious families of monkeys, moving hand over hand across the mangrove, in search of food and adventure. Discover the secret ways of how different exotic trees of Costa Rica replenish the environment worldwide, yet sustain themselves for decades of growth. Wind through acres of protected pristine Costa Rican estuary as your experienced guide shows you the secrets of the mangroves eco-structure which are so vital to Costa Rica and the world. Don't forget to keep your eye out for sloths, tropical birds, iguanas, alligators, boas, white face monkeys, egrets, and so many more species of wildlife and ocean life.