Mangrove Expedition Chiriqui Tour

Whale in Chiriqui

The Gulf of Chiriqui is located in the South West of the Republic of Panama, particularly between the geographical coordinates 7 ° 43'10 .713 "and .816 8 ° 26'0" North Latitude and 82 ° 5'37 .49 "and 82 ° 33 '47 .22 "West Longitude,

The trimmed coastline in the province shows a wide range of manifestations of the morphology of the coast, river mouths of the many rivers that dissect the foothills of Baru and the Central Cordillera.

In most species their presence depends on the time, tides, phases of the life cycle and other factors. The transient and permanent fauna of the mangrove is large and diverse. More than 140 bird species and 220 fish and hundreds of species of terrestrial and marine invertebrates, create groups of high diversity along muddy beaches that otherwise have low diversity.

We will be visit several islands in the mangroves including: San Jose, Bajo Pipon, Sevilla, Muertos, we will have the opportunity to first hand experiences with people living in these area for years, we will also have the chance to spot many members of the panamenian founa like the reinita amarilla (Dendrica petechia), el picudo bicolor (Conirostrum bicolor), el rascón (Rallus longirostris), el zanate grande (Quiscalus mexicanus), la espatulilla manchada (Todirostrum maculatum) y el halcón cangrejero (Buteogallus aequinoctialis), garza común (Casmerodius albus), el buitre black (Coragyps atratus), el ibis escarlata (Eudocinus ruber) and the pelican pardo (Pelecanus occidentalis) ; crab-eating raccoon Procyon lotor in the Pacific Coast, the nutrias Lutra annectens in the pacific, and the weasel , Mustela frenata, the dear Odocoileus virginicuis y Mazama mazama and many monkey species ; the lisa Mugil curema, the mojarra Eucinostomus californiensis and róbalos Centropomus armatus, C. nigrescens; C. robalito y C. Unionenses.

Tour activities:

Hike, in some of the islands we will have the chance to step foot and hike to the best spots in order to appreciate some birds and mammals. Fishing, during our boat ride we will throw some lines in the water in order to see some of the fish species Swim in the refreshing waters of the mangroves, on one of its long sandy beaches. We will enjoy a typical homemade lunch in a mangrove island, with a local family actually living in the mangrove.

  • Location: Chiriqui
  • Pickup: 7:00 am from Boquete / 7:45 am from David
  • Duration: Full Day Trip
  • Group Size: Minimum of 3
  • Skill level: All levels
  • Tour Price: $70.00 USD

 

What's included:

Ground transportation, boat with captain, guide, lunch kits.

Sunscreen, comfortable clothes for walking and sun protection, shoes or boots, long pants or convertible, hat, water bottle, trail mix, bathing suit, towel and change of clothes for the end of the day.

What to bring:

Sunscreen, comfortable clothes for walking and sun protection, shoes or boots, long pants or convertible, hat, water bottle, trail mix, bathing suit, towel and change of clothes for the end of the day.