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Isla Corazon Mangrove Reserve

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Friendly informative and beautiful

My girlfriend and I took about a two hour tour to isla corazón. Carlos was our tour guide he was... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
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Fantastic tour!

The mangrove tour completely made the trip to Bahia worthwhile. Sadly it is not well advertised... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
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Isla Corazon, Bahia de Caraquez 131401, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi from Bahia and ad a tour with Francisco. Very friendly. Unfortunately he does not speak English much but we managed the basics. Would have done better if he had not spent most of his time being interviewed for an Ecuadorean documentary/school...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

My girlfriend and I took about a two hour tour to isla corazón. Carlos was our tour guide he was very professional friendly and very knowledgeable of the ecosystem of the river and the mangrove system. We saw countless species of birds and the habitat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The mangrove tour completely made the trip to Bahia worthwhile. Sadly it is not well advertised anywhere and difficult to book, we manged to complete a booking via our hostel in the end. We were shown around by a lovely local ex fisherman, who has...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bkym
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We took a guided tour of the reserve and saw lots of birds, fish and other wild life. The boat in the mangroves themselves was paddled by the guide, and it was amazingly quiet and peaceful.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying in canoa and drove out on a whim to Isla Corazon. You could easily get there by cab as well if you don't have a car. We were greeted by Francisco who was absolutely lovely. He took us out by canoe through...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Many, many birds. If you have a knee or back problem I would not recommend going. The wooden board for sitting makes it very difficult.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Ursula S
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We travelled here from our cruise ship at Manta, a very interesting journey, the Isla Caorazon is an amazing place, the mangroves on the island are a prime breeding place for a vast variety of birds, the population of frigate birds is claimed to rival...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Geoffrey I
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful trip through the mangroves. We were not warned about the mosquitos though. Make sure you take spray and cover your arms and legs and neck. We saw lots of birds and we had a nice time. Our guide was very good.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Msherrid
Reviewed 22 February 2016

It's a nice island, with diversity of birds, mainly built on manglers, the guides are working hard to reforest it and bring biodiversity back. Nice place to learn about nature

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Deanie Z
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We shared a taxi from Bahia to the reserve with another couple. The reserve's guide showed us the shrimp farm harvesting the shrimp, on our way to the boat. He was Spanish only speaking, but fortunately one of the people with us helped with translating,...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Marilyn M
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6 November 2015|
Response from Don H | Reviewed this property |
Bahia de Caraquez is the safest place in Ecuador. You can walk the streets day and night and feel welcome anywhere. This sandy peninsula was Ecuador's best kept secret for many years by the wealthy people of the country... More