Kayaking Juan Venado Mangrove, Half Day Tour

 … a relaxing morning kayaking through the mangrove, great for couples or anyone wanting to get away from it all for a few hours


Julio Tours Nicaragua will pick you up in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle and drive 30 minutes to Las Penitas, a small beach town located on the Pacific Ocean.  Here you will be met by a private guide and together you will walk through the local village to the bay and begin your journey into the mangrove. 

This natural mangrove is home to birds, crabs, crustaceans, iguanas and crocodiles.  Your guide will wind you slowly through the mangrove stopping anywhere you choose for photographs.  You will travel 3 to 4 kilometers into the mangrove, depending on water conditions.  With the sun on your shoulders, the pelicans overhead, your paddle in hand, the buzz of Leon is only a memory.

On the west side of the mangrove is the Pacific Coast and on the way back to the bay you will be able to stop and take a short walk to the ocean.  This thin strip of land is completely uninhabited and at the right time of year the turtles can be found laying their eggs at night.  It is also a perfect spot to take a break from kayaking and relax in the sand with some fruit and a beverage of your choice.  Don’t forget to ask your guide to take some photos of you before you return to your kayak.


Morning or Afternoon Options

Morning tour is from 7:30am to 11:30am, however if you would like to spend longer on the beach and bring a lunch your time can be extended until 1:30pm.

Afternoon tour is 1pm to 5pm and if you would like to stay on the beach for sunset your tour time can be extended to 6:30pm.

These extensions are no charge to you, but if you are feeling generous a small tip for your guide for the extra time is greatly appreciated, however, please do not feel obliged.


Your Tour Includes

transportation to and from Las Penitas, kayak rental, fruit and beverage, guide


Please Bring

sunscreen, towel (optional), mosquito repellant


Cost of Your Tour

1 to 2 persons - $60 US per person

3 to 4 persons - $55 US per person

Payment in US dollars or Cordobas only will be collected at the beginning of the tour.


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