The mangrove forest in Damas Island is one of the most astounding ecosystems in the world. Located just 10 minutes from the center of Manuel Antonio, Damas Island holds what is currently one of the most important mangroves in the country. Covering thousands of acres of protected forest, this amazing stretch of land is home to a large number of birds, reptiles, mammals and insects. You can kayak through the canals and experience all of wildlife on the island firsthand. If you’re lucky enough you just might see boas, caimans, exotic birds, anteaters, and much more!