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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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See more of the Arenal Volcano region with the convenience of a full-day tour from San Jose. Take a scenic route to Arenal with views of farms, rain forest, and small towns, and stop at a coffee plantation where you can sample coffee and traditional snacks. Stop at a waterfall, look for wildlife, then have the afternoon to soak in hot springs set in a lush garden near the Arenal Volcano.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD145.00
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Pacuare River

Pacuare River

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Go river rafting on the Pacuare River on a full-day tour from Turrialba that showcases some of the gorgeous scenery in Costa Rica. Expect to spend about four hours on the river as you raft about 18 miles (29 km) on large and small rapids, with lunch provided during a break along the way. This whitewater river rafting experience is suitable for active people that enjoy an outdoor challenge.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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USD85.00
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

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Discover the beautiful natural attractions of Costa Rica on this all-day tour from San Jose. Fly over the rainforest canopy via a zipline course and rappel down 150 feet (50 meters) at an adventure park. Visit two waterfalls and admire the local wildlife including iguanas. Stop at a coffee plantation where you'll learn how it's cultivated and harvested. Finally, relax in thermal mineral hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD165.00
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III

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Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.00
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Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River

Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River

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Travel along the Peñas Blancas River on this relaxed rafting tour. Along the way, spot a variety of flora and fauna such as sloths and monkeys in the surrounding forest that's located in the northern region of Costa Rica. Plus, visit a local farm where you’ll be able to learn about farming practices and enjoy a snack.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

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Get a taste of Costa Rica’s famed biodiversity without straying too far from the city with this all-access day pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. Featuring hiking trails through the cloud forest, cascading waterfalls, a rescued jungle cats educational program, and numerous specialty wildlife exhibits, La Paz Waterfall Gardens guarantees good fun for the whole family. This pass can be redeemed anytime during the park’s normal operating hours and is good for accessing all of the exhibits.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José

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Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José

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The lush rainforest and white-sand beaches of Isla Tortuga are part of the Islas Negritos Biological Reserve, and are located along the eastern coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. With this tour, you'll set sail aboard a large cruise ship, admire views of Isla San Lucas and Isla Tortuga from the water, and enjoy time on the island to swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kayak Float Safari from La Fortuna

Kayak Float Safari from La Fortuna

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Discover the exuberant Flora and Fauna of the Tropical Forest with this Safari Float Kayak tour; an excellent alternative for travelers looking for activities with social distancing. The Tour starts from your hotel, where your Naturalist Guide will pick you up to start the activity. The Peñas Blancas River is located 15 minutes from the center of La Fortuna and is considered an animal sanctuary due to its extensive sightings. You will discover a great variety of species; Monkeys, Alligators, Crocodiles, Jesus Christ Lizard (it really walks on water), a variety of Birds, Sloths, among other species. At the end of the tour, Tita Yolanda will welcome us to her home where we will discover Costa Rican customs and its exquisite cuisine. This Tour is recommended for the whole family.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD62.40
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The Authentic Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour

The Authentic Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour

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Make your way to Tortuguero National Park and see where green turtles lay their eggs between July and October. This stunning rainforest is a mecca for the species and also the perfect place for travelers who want to get in touch with nature and spend a day outside of the city. Follow an expert guide through all the sights and learn about the biodiversity that exists in this Costa Rican wonderland.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD225.00
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Irazu Volcano & Boat on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Irazu Volcano & Boat on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

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See some of Costa Rica’s most famous cultural and natural attractions in a single day on this guided tour from San Jose. Travel quickly and hassle-free with a guide who takes you to must-see spots such as the Cartago ruins, the Irazú Volcano, and the Sarapiqui River for an animal-watching boat ride.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD145.00
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Safari on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Safari on Sarapiqui River From San Jose

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Escape the city for a day in the wild on this full-day tour from the San Jose area, including a cruise down the Sarapiqui River, visits to various animal sanctuaries at the Black Madero private wildlife reserve, and a typical buffet lunch. Make it easy to see Costa Rica’s famous wildlife on this inclusive tour featuring a sample of popular rain forest and river activities in and around Braulio Carrillo National Forest.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Full-Day Carara National Park and Tarcoles River Tour

Full-Day Carara National Park and Tarcoles River Tour

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Our company focuses on going beyond what first meets the eye, this means that we'll guide you through the jungle with a naturalist spirit, full of curiosity and wonder. We have designed this experience to go deep into the tropical forest and also have a dose of relaxing but exciting time while jumping on a boat ride that will leave you amazed by the biodiversity and richness of a mostly overlooked destination. We carefully design every stop in order to support local families and businesses to get you closer to the costarican culture and to let our Pura Vida lifestyle embrace you. • The only birdwatching and wildlife One Day Tour to Carara National Park • Walk the trails of the most important forest in the Central Pacific side-by-side with our biologists • Embark with us on a boat journey • Relax at a secret beach • A percentage of the earnings goes to Funga Conservation, a non-profit foundation. • Small-group tour with a maximum of 4 people ensures an intimate experience
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD125.00
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USD125.00
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Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

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Discover Costa Rica’s historic sites, natural wonders, and native wildlife on this full-day tour from San Jose. Learn more about Costa Rica’s former capital at the Cartago ruins, admire views of Irazú Volcano, spot crocodiles as you cruise down the Sarapiquí River, and take in the highlights of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and all activities.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD154.00
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Day Trip from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park (Canals)

Day Trip from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park (Canals)

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If you’re short on time in Costa Rica but want to see the country’s famous biodiversity beyond the concrete capital, this day trip to the Tortuguero National Park is ideal. Travel through the canals and lagoons on a boat and look out for toucans, crocodiles, sloths, iguanas, and much more. The highlight, though, is seeing the sea turtle nesting sites on the beaches, which give the park its name.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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USD195.00
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USD195.00
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Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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Leave behind the urban bustle of San Jose for the clear, aquamarine waters and unspoiled beauty of Tortuga Island on this full-day sailing adventure. Cruise on a yacht or catamaran through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga and the surrounding archipelago, where protected forests, white-sand beaches, and pollution-free waters house an amazing array of plant and animal species. Enjoy a fresh lunch on board, sip tropical cocktails, and sway to live music as you sail through this picturesque island paradise.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD135.88
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USD135.88

3-Day Private Tour of the Pacuare River in Costa Rica

3-Day Private Tour of the Pacuare River in Costa Rica

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This Pacuare Experience 3 Days 2 nights will be one of a kind since it will have a lot of excitement and adrenaline along with the peace and tranquility that the rainforest and its waterfalls provide.
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  • 3 days
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USD450.00
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USD450.00

All inclusive package 2 nights 3 days in Tortuguero from San José

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All inclusive package 2 nights 3 days in Tortuguero from San José

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Enjoy one of the best packages in Costa Rica, Tortuguero is one of the most sought after destinations in the world and this tour is designed for people without much time but who want to enjoy this wonderful experience from San José. Departing daily from the city of San José, you can enjoy this package any day, starting your experience you can enjoy the wonders of the rain forest and also the Caribbean flavor of the area.
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  • 3 days
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USD378.10
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USD398.00
USD19.90 savings

3 day / 2 night tour in Tortuguero

3 day / 2 night tour in Tortuguero

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Discover some of the most lush and unspoiled coastal landscapes in Costa Rica on this 3-day excursion to Tortuguero National Park. The first day you will leave your hotel in San José. After a tour of the city of Tortuguero and an overnight stay at the hotel, you will spend the second day exploring the national park, as well as its fauna and flora. On the third day you will make one last boat trip on the canals before departure.
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  • 3 days
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USD361.03
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USD361.03
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2-Day Tour of the Pacuare River in Costa Rica

2-Day Tour of the Pacuare River in Costa Rica

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The 2 Days 1 Night Tour to the Pacuare River is one of the unique experiences that combines Rafting with a night in a Lodge in the Rainforest. You will enjoy Class 2,3 and 4 rapids during your 29 kilometer tour and you will pass through the heart of the Tropical jungle and you will be able to admire its imposing beauty.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD369.00
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Full Day Isla Tortuga with Lunch from San José

Full Day Isla Tortuga with Lunch from San José

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The simple fact of traveling to this island makes it an amazing activity. From the moment you take the boat to travel, you will be able to enjoy the entire journey observing the immense abundant vegetation of the region and the wonders of the sea, since on some occasions you can see dolphins, sharks or sea turtles during the tour.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD105.00
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USD105.00

San Jose One Day tour Jungle Safari Float on the Sarapiqui River

San Jose One Day tour Jungle Safari Float on the Sarapiqui River

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Take a great trip out of the big city to come see the abundance of nature and wildlife. Visit Pozo Azul's beautiful waterfall and prepare your self to fall in love of our Jungle Safari Float in Sarapiqui! This river trip is a smooth two-hour paddle down the quiet Sarapiqui River on the class 1 section and is great for nature lovers of all ages, especially children and their parents! Your naturalist guide will paddle and steer your boat as you float down the river and point out all of the exotic wildlife such as birds, frogs, insects, and monkeys!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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USD99.00

Rafting III-IV in Pacuare River

Rafting III-IV in Pacuare River

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Rafting day in one of the best rivers to practice this sport, the Pacuare. Valid for any level, if you have not done it before, you will learn and if you have already done so you will enjoy it again. Departures from any hotel in San José. Includes breakfast and picnic lunch on the river. We will pick you up at your hotel in San José to travel to the Pacuare River. Upon arriving at the operations center we will wait for you with a delicious breakfast to gain strength. Once equipped and after the safety talk, we will launch in 6-person rafts for 4 hours along the river sailing class III and IV rapids. Halfway we will have a picnic to eat and continue to the operations center again. Once finished, we can change before returning to San José, we will leave you again in your hotel
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD125.00
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USD125.00

Day Tubing the Pejibaye River

Day Tubing the Pejibaye River

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Our all inclusive tour includes a private driver that will pick you up at your specified hotel (pick up times will be confirmed the evening before the tour). We will stop for a typical Costa Rican breakfast and take you to the river by private car. Once we have arrived to the Pejivaje River, you will be greeted by your guides and given instructions to keep your group safe while enjoying the thrill of the river. We will provide bottled water to keep you hydrated during the excursion, fresh towels to dry off with, pictures taken during your experience, and lunch to keep your energy up! The tour will include 2 laps of the river, and approx. 3 hours floating and riding the rapids while taking in the beautiful jungle surroundings. Once finished we will bring you back to your hotel!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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San Jose to La Fortuna Jungle Safari Float on the Sarapiqui River

San Jose to La Fortuna Jungle Safari Float on the Sarapiqui River

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Prepare yourself to fall deeply in love with our new, 2-hour Jungle Safari float on the densely-rainforested Sarapiqui River! Float next to the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (San Juan La Selva Biological Corridor) where you will have the chance to see the abundance of nature and wildlife that Costa Rica has to offer. An unforgettable day to enjoy with your family nature and cool crystal waters! Make your transfer a unique and very fun adventure while heading to your next vacation destination -- from San Jose to Arenal La Fortuna.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD91.00
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What people are saying about Water Tours in Central Valley

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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose
"Our guide Fernando was excellent! Very knowledgeable and kind. Safe driver. Lots of Cost Rica history. Would definitely recommend!"..."
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs
"Best trip ever! Our guide was amazing and so was this experience! Zip lining was my favorite part! Recommending to everyone!"..."
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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III
"It was a very fun and wonderful experience! It was knowledgeable as well, and in my opinion you get more than what you pay for!"..."
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Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River
"A great experience floating down the river. Extremely nice & knowledgeable guides and a fun trip. We saw monkeys, bats, toucan, crocodiles & herons. Our teenage kids thoroughly enjoyed it, as did younger kids in the wider group. It was with a quality tour company."..."
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge
"This was I had always imagined Costa Rica to be. Every aspect of this place is heaven on earth. A MUST place to visit when you come!"..."
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Full Day Tour to Tortuga Island from San José
"everything is A+ They work so hard to make you happy if you are a complaining this tours is not for you is a long bus and boat ride you need to paid for internet and charge your phone but is nothing to do with the tour company is Tuttle island business. Worth the time to see this beutiful island beutiful people."..."
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Kayak Float Safari from La Fortuna
"Marco was a wonderful guide. Skilled and knowledgeable and made us feel very safe. Great personality for a group!!"..."
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The Authentic Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour
"Awesome tour and knowledgeable tour guide. Walk thru small village and saw the beach where the turtles migrate. Last 10 miles of the tour was bumpy on the dirt road and other than that it was great."..."
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Irazu Volcano & Boat on Sarapiqui River From San Jose
"I was cautious because this was new on trip adviser. The guides were excellent and the day was wonderful. We saw lots of wild life and ate some good food. I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see a lot of the beautiful country in one day."..."
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Safari on Sarapiqui River From San Jose
"Excellent experience. Guide was the best I have encountered. Also, he was an excellent photographer."..."
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Full-Day Carara National Park and Tarcoles River Tour
"This was an AMAZING adventure with my guide YEPO (Jose Pablo), he was extremely knowledgeable, had a great instict for spotting wildlife and went completely out of the way to provide us a unique experience. First time in the morning we bought some seasonal fruits at a local market, then we went hiking to CARARA NATIONAL PARK where we saw monkeys, frogs, lizards, dozens of plants and mushrooms and for every organism Yepo had a wonderful story to tell. Then we had a small picninc at the beach where we finally ate the fruits he got for us (god bless the tropics!) And finally after having lunch we went for a very calm but informative and scenic boat ride through the Tarcole River where Yepo showed us a handful of colorful birds and HUGE crocodiles. My favorite was Shakira! Thank you Yepo for this wonderful day, god bless"..."
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Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose
"Excellent tour guide and itinerary. While this does not stated it explicitly, the tour group is small so the guide was able to attend to each participant. Totally recommend."..."
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Day Trip from San Jose to Tortuguero National Park (Canals)
"This trip was amazing! Our tour guide was so kind, caring, friendly and so knowledgeable so would definitely recommend him - he was called Giovanni. The canal ride through Tortuguero National park was stunning and it felt like we were out of this world! The trek through the National park was also amazing and our guide pointed out animals like the red frog to us and he climbed with us to the viewpoint. Lunch was so delicious! We then walked along the beach and had some time to relax. I would highly recommend this tour! It was my favourite tour in Costa Rica!"..."
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Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
"This was an excellent all day trip from our hotel in San Jose (Marriott Hacienda Belen). We were picked up at 5:45am and brought back to the hotel by 8:30pm. The coach bus was comfortable. 2 hour trip to the coast. 2 hour boat ride to the island. Same coming back. The breakfast was good; though light, so I recommend you bring something to supplement. Drinks on the boat bar were good. The island is stunning and we were on there for 5 hours. Did the snorkeling and banana boat activities (for extra fee). Both were fun and worth the nominal fee. Gift shop with shirts, sundries, and sunscreen was on the island. They accepted credit cards. Paid for a wifi password and it was worth it. Lunch (included) was more than expected: salad, potato salad, rice, chicken, and fish. Tasted good and did not leave us hungry. Cash bar on the island was good too (nice that you could start a tab on the boat in the morning, continue it to the island, and then continue it on the boat back!). The ONLY downside to the trip was the location of the volleyball court. It was literally right in front of our beach chairs (chairs provided by our tour). I can't tell you how many times the ball hit people trying to relax. Other than that it was really a perfect trip. Bring your own towel. There were some street vendors selling kabobs and a small convenience store selling snacks before we got back on the bus home. I entertained 9 co-workers and 14 clients. I would recommend again!"..."
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3-Day Private Tour of the Pacuare River in Costa Rica
"Wow, where to start. Such a beautiful experience and I especially want to thank Gustavo for making this an unforgettable journey. Not only did he constantly make sure I was comfortable as a solo traveler, but we had some very good and intriguing conversations that made this much more than "just" a wild water tour. He was not just a great guide, but also a good friend. However, Christopher, Raoul, Giovanni and even crazy Diego were all such great guys and I had a blast being with them. Coming to Costa Rica I had to change my plans at the last minute. I booked this tour just two days in advance, and I was initially quite nervous if I'd be able to go at all: at that time, this tour had no reviews on this site. However, the guys at the tour were very responsive and helpful, even picking me up at a hostel which wasn't listed for pick-up. The drive to the location and back was perfect: nice air-conditioning and even USB ports. There arrived precisely when they said they would, and along the road a lot of funs facts were told to us. However, the reason you are reading this review is of course because you want to know how the rafting experience was. Let me tell you by saying that I won't forget this adventure for a long time. You can go river rafting with a lot of companies, who have a lot of different employees, but you won't find any company with such great guys like here. Even though they put safety first, they know where the hot spots in the river are and make this an awesome adventure. They guide you and make sure everyone is having a great time and is a part of the journey, whether you be young or old or athletic or lazy. The guides explain different facts about the jungle during your stay and you occassionally stop for some beautiful hiking moments. There are even moments you can jump in the water and float alongside the boat in an epic canyon. They do everything they can to make sure you enjoy your stay. Further more, the lodge where you stay is simply just beautiful. No wifi or cellphone connection, which means peace and rest for body and mind. Cherry on top: the food they serve is simply delicious. Get ready for some typical Costa Rican dishes with nice surprises. The three day tour was definitely worth it, although some might rather choose the two day. The difference is that with the three day tour, you stay an extra day to relax at the lodge and explore the surrounding jungle with a guide. Although I went alone, plenty of families and friends went on this tour and had a great time, from what I could gather. Keep in mind that 6 people fills a boat, but you can go rafting even with an uneven number. My words fall way too short in how I can describe this tour. For the start of my vacation here, however, I can assure you I loved every moment of it. Definitely a recommendation. Do make sure to bring shoes that can get wet, though, because you'll be making gigantic splashes."..."
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3 day / 2 night tour in Tortuguero
"Superb trip. Pachira Lodge was rustic, but had everything we needed. Fernando (the tour leader) was superb!! He made the trip. Very knowledgeable and very personable. He is a font of knowledge. The bilingual tour was a bit distracting, but was very interesting nevertheless. Can't recommend this tour enough."..."
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Rafting III-IV in Pacuare River
"All members of the staff and rafting team were super friendly and helpful. The breakfast and lunch were great and as I am a Vegan the yogurt and chicken were the only things I couldn’t eat. There were plenty of options to satisfy my appetite! Our rafting guide, Andres was excellent! He had knowledge of the history, people, flora and fauna of the area. He guided us with humor yet professionalism and I had one of the awesomeness experiences ever!"..."

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