Tarcoles River Crocodile Tour
In Tarcoles, a river close to the popular hot spot of Jaco, live over 2000 American Crocodiles.
The majority of these crocs reach over twelve feet in length and can eat a dog in one gulp. They have been known to eat a cow or two from the surrounding farms.
With this knowledge, and also a drive over the infamous Tarcoles Bridge over Tarcoles River. Where you can get a glimpse of 50 or more of these incredible creatures, we decided to take a chance and come face to face with them.
So My husband and I signed up for the Crocodile Man Tour.
Related Read: Tarcoles, Costa Rica: Town, Bridge and Crocodiles
The tour is best known for the Great Feeding Show where the experienced guides feed the crocs with the same casual ease as we do when feeding a friendly dog.
Our guide knew all the crocodiles by name: Saddam Hussein, George Bush, and Bill Clinton. These guys are the biggest and ruled these waters.
We had the opportunity to meet Bill Clinton (the croc). I have to say he’s gained some weight after his presidency.
This croc was definitely over twelve feet long, and weighed about half a ton – if not more. When up close, you can’t help but shiver at!