Monkeys in Jiquilisco Bay
Time: 9 Hours
Departure: 8:00 am
Price Includes: Private vehicle and driver, private guide, lunch, monkeys tour, boat tour, sales tax.
- Walking shoes.
- Light clothes, long pants.
- Swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat.
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Jiquilisco Bay is an UNESCO Biosphere reserve (one of 14 in all Central America). It is El Salvador´s largest and most important wetland and the largest mangrove estuarine system in Northern Mesoamerica, composed of mangrove forests, estuaries, sand bars, beaches, 27 islands of varying size, fresh water lagoons and seasonally flooded forests.
Its 637 square kilometers, represent a transit point to at least 87 species of migratory birds. The coastal mangroves and estuaries help reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities and agricultural lands to experience natural disasters such as floods. It helps stabilize the local climate, and serves as a nursery and refuge for a high diversity of species, environmental and economically important.
We will reach a private marina from where we will take a boat tour to an unspoiled beach within the bay and where there is the option to have lunch (as a picnic). The marina also offers optional activities such as kayaking. A monkey community is also in our itinerary. We will walk through a forest until we reach their home. After calling their names, the monkeys come down the trees and interact with the visitors.