Sea Kayak Isla Violin, Bird Rocks and The Sierpe Teraba National Mangrove Forest Wetlands. This wild area is some of Costa Rica´s most dramatic coastline and our biggest mangrove forest, Costa Rica´s Amazon. This place is too big for you, so we check some sweet highlights by boat, deploying sea kayaks from the mothership as needed. Sea cliffs, caves, surf, forest mazes and forest tunnels where you really better not get lost. You up for it? Paddle down below for mas info. All photos by your guides on location.
There is a mysterious lost Indian Fortress hidden in the dense forests of the peaks, and Captain Sir Francis Drake may well have hidden big treasure in a cave along the towering cliffs of the island that looks like a violin when seen from sea. We check it our from a dolphin eye view, at sea level in a sea kayak.
The ocean cliffs of Isla Violin look like Costa Rica's version of Hawaii's Kauai Na Pali Valley Coast, steep and green, but here there is full on rainforest with macaws, jaguars, tapirs and eagles. There are empty beaches, caves, and stunning views.
Just off Isla Violin, a short paddle seaward, are the towering Bird Rocks and maze of rocky channels, islets and marine wildlife like humpback whales and spotted dolphin. The rocks have some crazy big trees on them and at least five kinds of sea birds nest here, including brown boobies and magnificent frigate birds.
The back side of Isla Violin is the biggest mangrove forest in Central America and well worth a check. WeŽll paddle through twisting turning gnarled forest tunnels and mazes. Then when the heat and bugs and immensity of it set in we take off back in the boat to check out the massive river system before heading back to Drake Bay.
Oh, there are also some nice waves for sea kayak surfing.
Our most excellent Spirt Sea Kayaks not only surf great, they pack in our little motherships so we can motor right to the best spots in this huge place, and then put you in the sea kayak. Vamos.
Costa Cetacea Isla Violin Mangrove Sierpe River Sea Kayak
Costa Cetacea's Spirit Sea Kayaks are the preferred kayaks of most people who paddle the area. The light weight polyresin sit on tops are hands down the best kayaks for the area. At ease in a small creek, dropping down a wave, paddling upstream, pulling into the sweet beach, jumping off for a swim or a snorkel and then getting back on at sea, or using to lay back in the sun, no other kayak is so appropriate for here. We think you will find these kayaks among the best you have ever used.
We do not use those big long heavy touring kayaks that are great for going a long distance. We also do not use those Oceans Kayaks that give you a back ache. Costa CetaceaŽs Spirit Sea Kayaks will let you check out all the little nooks and crannies that make sea kayaking around Cocovado so rewarding.
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