Welcome to Humedal Nacional Térraba-Sierpe
The Ríos Térraba and Sierpe begin on the southern slopes of the Talamanca mountains and, nearing the Pacific Ocean, they form a network of channels and waterways that weave around the country’s largest mangrove swamp. This river delta comprises the Humedal Nacional Térraba-Sierpe, which protects approximately 330 sq km of wetland and is home to red, black and tea mangrove species. The reserve also protects a plethora of birdlife, especially waterbirds such as herons, egrets and cormorants, and larger denizens of the murky waters and tangled vegetation such as caimans and boas. An exploration of this watery world by boat gives you a unique insight into this very special and fragile ecosystem.