Alex On The Beach Tours
Alex On The Beach Tours
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Scuba & Snorkelling4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursZipline & Aerial Adventure ParksNature & Wildlife ToursHorseback Riding Tours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
With more than 10 years in the tourism market and working together we have achieved that our service is very requested by our travelers who seek to have fun and be able to trust someone who organizes them with quality, prestige, experience and safety that characterizes us by standards High quality , the comments speak for themselves.Don't think about it anymore, escape to the tropics here, we are waiting for you .
Sardinal, Costa Rica
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prsanti
Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Our tour guide Alex, was so welcoming and interested in us having a good time; that this was easily the best activity I’ve ever been on. He was friendly, welcoming, funny and inviting to his culture that I could not have had any other opportunity to experience. He was not only knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the river cruise, but made stops to and from pointing out native things that people have used or been accustomed to ready to go. Like natural plant remedies, where to find animals in their native habitat without disturbing them. Knew of local restaurants for native dishes. He even waited for us without a time limit or complaint for souvenirs and taking part on local customs like processing sugar canes.
Written May 7, 2024
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Megan L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We went to Costa Rica in April 2023 for my birthday and a friend recommended Alex on the Beach. Best part of Costa Rica! Alex was seriously wonderful! We did 3 different tours with him during our week vacation, all which were amazing. Alex would customize our tours for us and spent the entire day taking us around to various activities. We did a jungle/rain forest tour, took us to a beautiful waterfall hike and to see the sloth sanctuary. Another day we did a wild life tour and took us to see monkeys and alagators, then to do rapid floating and then to a hot spring with a mud bath and sauna. And we did an adventure tour with zip lining, rapeling and horse back riding.

Alex is a wonderful tour guide, he is very knowledgeable about the wild life, nature, culture and history of Costa Rica. He treated us like family while we were with him and would pack us waters/beers, bring us local snacks for our ride. Took the best photos for us! He would pick us up from our hotel and spent the whole day taking us to various activities for an extremely reasonable price. We left Costa Rica having the best time because of Alex. Do yourself a favor and book a tour with Alex, you won’t regret it!
Written February 3, 2024
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It is wonderful to know that you liked having traveled with us, it was an unforgettable experience. Thank you for trusting our business...
Written February 5, 2024
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Kevan B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a private boat pick us up from the RIU beach and bring us to Playa Del Coco. The boat was on time and the crew was friendly. It was tricky getting on and off (definitely wear swimwear).
Written January 11, 2024
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We do what we like most, serving you with passion. Thank you for your comment.
Written February 5, 2024
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robertianrae
UK516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
For the second consecutive year, after such a good experience in 2022, we opted to book our tours with Alex on the Beach, at the Monkey Bar (where we went often!).

Our first tour was a river boat cruise along the River Tempisque, in the Palo Verde National Park. Our guides for this tour were Alejandra (the driver) and Daniel, who were both superb; genuinely enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable about wildlife, and Costa Rica in general.

We saw crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, ospreys (Alejandra managed to video one in flight with a fish), herons, fish, bats, and numerous other birds. Excellent experience!

We then went to the rainforest, at Spring Paradise Bijagua, where our guide was David. He was again extremely enthusiastic about his job, and amazing at spotting well concealed and camouflaged wildlife! Though it rained heavily for part of the time that we were there, it did not spoil the experience; we bought a couple of ponchos!

We saw tree vipers, red eyed tree frogs, poison dart frogs, sloths, hummingbirds, and various other birds. David even took photographs with my 'phone for us, using his binoculars as a telephoto lens! Again, thanks David!

We then went to see a chocolate and coffee plantation, and saw the process from tree/plant, to end product, which we sampled. We initially thought that this would be boring, but it was the exact opposite! There were various other plants to see, including bananas.

The second tour that we booked was a private (as the "booze cruise" isn't for us!) sunset cruise in the Gulf of Papagayo. The boat was crewed by Michael and "B", and we were again accompanied by Alejandra. We were picked up on the beach outside our hotel (the Riu Palace Guanacaste) at 3.00pm.

We toured around "Monkey Island", various beaches, where we saw racoons/coatis, and stopped for my wife to do some snorkelling. We also had dolphins swimming alongside the boat, so close that we could have touched them. "B" also rigged a fishing rod up to let me catch my first Spanish Mackerel! We were supplied with soft drinks, beer, and fresh pineapple.

The sunset on the way back to the hotel was spectacular.

We would not hesitate to recommend Alex on the Beach for your tours if you are staying in the area.

Thanks again to our guides, Alejandra, Daniel (many thanks for the books!), David, Michael, and "B", and to Alex for arranging it all.

See you next year hopefully!

Robert (Ian) and Denise.
Written December 30, 2023
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Terri
Kloten, Switzerland8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Fernando worked with us on our time since getting there on time was problematic. We probably chose a less than optimal time to go since it was September and not winter in the north when many birds migrate south, but we saw some monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, and a few birds. The trip is an interesting introduction to wildlife in Guanacaste, and we found the typical lunch very tasty. Fernando is a knowledgeable guide.
Written September 29, 2023
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javanorth1
Anchorage, AK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We have used Alex for several years. We use his services for airport transfer and adventure trips. His vans and cars are clean, safe and newer models, He is always early for pick up and flexible on times. He specializes in personalized adventures. Alex possesses a vast knowledge of his country. His casual conversation of the areas we drive through are fun and educational. We have learned a lot about the history, plants and animals of Costa Rica. The guy seems to have a talent for finding wildlife. We have had other members of his team drive us. Geno is a great associate. He also is a worthwhile guide and can spot animals in the cover of the trees. We have ridden with him so often he has brought his wife and son on occasion. Great people. I highly recommend you give them a try when you go to Costa Rica.
Written August 28, 2023
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Charles c
Houston, TX1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Disappearing act Alex is what I call him... referred us to coco bay tours for atv which false advertised the whole tour from seeing a waterfall, to scuba diving... once we returned and complained Alex decided to play where's Alex and sided with the locals on how they handled our false advertised tour... not to mention I could have jogged as fast as the tour traveled it was the worst... thanks for nothing Alex..
Written August 14, 2023
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Good morning from Costa Rica. We are very sorry to hear about your bad experience but from our side we can attest that there is been a confusion and even illegal use of our name company in this event. We are going to clarify our integrity, honesty and professionalism of our company. 1) We do not operate any of our services informally on the beach around the Riu, Guanacaste or Palace hotels or any other location. We only operate through online services or in specific cases in our office located in the Monkeýs restaurant nearby the hotels, where Maria or Jordan will be helping you out. 2) Our concierge staff only consist of one person in charge Alejandra Gonzalez Peralta, our owner and founder Sergio Gonzalez Peralta. 3) For our part, we did not have any tour schedule for Saturday, August 12th at 9:00am when the tour take place at least not for ATV for 2 people. 4) We do not work with Coco Bay company, we always look forward for the integrity, good value and professionalism in our team members. 5) We also not work or are part of our company the following persons that organize your services: Allan Hall Andres Daniel Ones again we are really sorry for you bad experience. We are investigating and reporting this case to the corresponding authorities because it is not fair to be involved or accused of something we did not do, when in reality we work hard to offer a honest and professional service to get work. Kindest Regards.
Written August 15, 2023
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Jennifer G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This tour is a complete scam!!! Alex made promise after promise that we would see and get to swim in a waterfall!!! Even reminded us several times, to bring swim gear for the waterfall. We never even saw a waterfall, didn’t know the waterfall was “dried up “, until after the tour was over. Initially Alex answered then, stopped answering calls! Our group of 12, was never reimbursed for the inconvenience! Would not recommend!!!!
Written August 14, 2023
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We are very sorry to hear about your bad experience but from our side we can guarantee that there is been a confusion and even illegal use of our name company in this event. We are going to clarify our integrity, honesty and professionalism of our company. Our concierge staff only consist of one person in charge Alejandra Gonzalez Peralta, or also owner/founder Sergio Gonzalez Peralta. We do not have any group with that number of people for this month that we have operated ATV experience. We have been researching and found that there is another company doing tours under our name. Will these be the contacts when you make your reservations ? https://www.facebook.com/AlexOnTheBeachCR?mibextid=ZbWKwL Email: alexonthebeach67@gmail.com This are not definitely our contacts, also do not work with Coco Bay company we always look forward for the integrity, good value and professionalism in our team members. Ones again we are really sorry for you bad experience. We are investigating and reporting this case to the corresponding authorities because it is not fair to be involved or accused of something we did not do, when in reality we work hard to offer a honest and professional service to get our customers. Kindest Regards.
Written August 15, 2023
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Janay c
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Alex is simply the middle man between you & actual tour operators on site. I booked ATV waterfall with him for myself & 12 of my family members. We were supposed to have an ATV tour w/ waterfall. There was no attempt to visit a waterfall. When i asked the tour guides about the waterfall, he said that Alex lied to us. And that Alex knew that the waterfall had run dry. Alex refused to take my calls or do anything to try to rectify the situation. We spend $2000 USD with Alex and my group was very disappointed. I am a travel agent and i will NEVER book any of my clients for any of Alex's tours.

Trash equipment booked through Coco Bay tours. ATVs kept stalling out. False advertising & very arrogant owners.
Written August 14, 2023
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We are very sorry to hear about your bad experience but from our side we can guarantee that there is been a confusion and even illegal use of our name company in this event. We are going to clarify our integrity, honesty and professionalism of our company. Our concierge staff only consist of one person in charge Alejandra Gonzalez Peralta, or also owner/founder Sergio Gonzalez Peralta. We do not have any group with that number of people for this month that we have operated ATV experience. We have been researching and found that there is another company doing tours under our name. Will these be the contacts when you make your reservations ? https://www.facebook.com/AlexOnTheBeachCR?mibextid=ZbWKwL Email: alexonthebeach67@gmail.com this are not definitely our contacts, also do not work with Coco Bay company we always look forward for the integrity, good value and professionalism in our team members. Our contacts are: Sergio Gonzalez Peralta (506)8650-7078 Concierge: (506) 8310-4060 alexonthebeach.cr@gmail.com alexonthebeachbookingonline@gmail.com Ones again we are really sorry for you bad experience. We are investigating and reporting this case to the corresponding authorities because it is not fair to be involved or accused of something we did not do, when in reality we work hard to offer a honest and professional service to get our customers and work. Kindest Regards.
Written August 15, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Noah M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Great trip!! This excursion has everything you’re looking for… all in a 1 day event. Zip lining, horseback riding, and hot springs. We started our day early where we were met by Walter (our tour guide). We took an hour and a half drive to our destination. We started with the zip line, beginning with some breath taking views. Following this, we took on some horse riding. Led by Walter, we had moments to look at the scenery and animals. We had some opportunities to interact with local families with authentic Costa Rican food. To cap off the day, we had a steam and spa exfoliation with mud and springs. Throughout the entire day Walter was an incredible asset to our group. Provide an enormous amount of information about the trip, locals, wild-life, and amazing entertainment. If you can request a tour guide, we highly recommend Walter. This was our first time in Costa Rica and our first excursion. Walter ensured an amazing experience for us on our honeymoon. We are very thankful.
Written May 25, 2023
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