Come visit Tela, Honduras’ wildlife refuge lagoon that holds many canals with mangroves and small islands which serve as a refuge for an abundant marine life, reptiles and over 342 species of birds.
One of the main attractions of the Jeannette Kawas National Park, Los Micos Lagoon abound in aquatic birds and monkeys.
[1 Day Tour: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm]
As a unique specialist tour, this excursion involves a launched tour by ferry of the country’s second largest lagoon, as well as an afternoon’s stay at the most typical Garifuna village in Honduras, Miami – both situated right on the ocean’s edge. The lagoon derives its name from the white-faced monkeys or ‘micos’ which frequent the mangroves. Laguna Los Micos is truly an astounding birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 350 species sighted. A tour of the channels and islets will reward you with both an eco-adventure, and the chance to see the skillful Garifuna fishermen at work, casting their nets.
This is the ultimate day for taking it easy, both on the lagoon and in the Garifuna village of Miami. The sun and lunch is what will tire you out the most!
White-faced monkey, every imaginable type of water bird, kingfishers, spotted-breasted orioles, Kawacha (a fish you will most likely eat for lunch). Ask a local fisherman on the water, and you’ll be able to see the variety of fish that live in the lagoon, as well as many types of butterfly.
- Bird book (If you’re an enthusiast – Birds of Costa Rica)
- Sunscreen and hat/cap, swimwear