Tour manager Diego continuously updated our party on what we could see during our trip.There was plenty of room to walk about with your camera taking pictures of spectacular flora and fauna on the riverbank. The guides are very knowledgeable but you need to take a notepad to inform your pictures.
As you take the leisurely cruise down the river, howler monkeys can be seen and heard in the trees feeding off the leaves . Although not particularly bothered by trippers ,they will throw the odd branch your way. However they are beautiful creatures (but not easily photographed).
The river trip takes you briefly into Nicaragua, a novelty stop but fun and interesting to hear about how immigrants go to Costa Rica to pick coffee beans and set up their own small communities near the border.
The river is tidal and joins the pacific as the tide comes in masses of birds fly in to feed.Brown Pelicans, in huge numbers make a spectacular site .