Isla de Chira Rural Inn – Island and Mangrove Tour
The adventure begins in the Gulf of Nicoya, watching crocodiles take the sun as you boat though the mangroves and passing by an island bird sanctuary. Once you`ve landed on Isla de Chira, you`ll take a truck ride to La Amistad Lodge, where you`ll enjoy a delicious fresh seafood lunch. Tour the island by a hike and take a dip in the swimming holes.
Getting there: from Puntarenas: drive north from Puntarenas and turn left at San Gerardo to go to Punta Morales. Continue north along the coast to Costa Pájaros. Take the daily public boat about half an hour to Isla de Chira from the harbor in Costa de Pájaros.
Getting there: from Liberia, Santa Cruz or Nicoya: After Nandayure on the road toward Playa Naranjo, turn left at the turnoff to San Pablo de Nandayure and continue five kilometers to Puerto San Pablo, where you can leave your car in guard parking. Your guide from Isla de Chira will meet you there for the mangrove tour.