The Tamarindo estuary ecosystem is dominated by mangroves lining the shore. All 6 of the species of mangroves native to Costa Rica can be found here, although I will have to confess that I can't tell one mangrove from another. I will show some close-up photos of the mangrove forests in my upcoming posts. I hope you will be surprised.
The mangrove estuary provides excellent habitat for wildlife, including 57 different species of birds. I will show a few photos of the animals during my upcoming photos from our boat trip up the estuary.