Behind the villas of the Playa Las Tortugas community lies a thriving bird estuary, and its mix of fresh and salty water is perfect for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or canoeing. The gentle flow of water creates easy paddling conditions and vacationers can venture between the awe-inducing ruggedness of mangroves while observing the flight of majestic native birds.
Available rental equipment ranges from small 1-person kayaks to huge canoes that will fit the whole family. Just $10 gets you a full day of fun on the water. The more adventurous soul may wish to attempt stand-up paddle boarding (SUPing), and there is nowhere more perfect try it out than the Las Tortugas estuary. The tranquility afforded by the serene, protected waters is the best way to observe Mother Nature, unhindered by noisy human distractions. Make a day of it and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy along the shores of the estuary, and then return to the beach to take a dip in the refreshing ocean water.