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  • Lorena E
    Newark, CA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son and I had a great experience in our visit to Poas volcano, La Paz waterfalls and Doka coffee plantation.. We enjoy beautiful views, people and delicious coffee and food. Memories that are worst the time and money expended.
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • Canberk a
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I joined the Arenal day trip to La Fortuna, trip was overall excellent, zip line activity so much and guys were very professional, hot springs was above my expectations, there were several pools with different temperatures, you can enjoy the pools with a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano, our tour guide Agustin was very experienced and he helpful, had a great time, would recommend everyone
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Bassem K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip wqs phenomenal exciting and one must do,the travel guide Mario was amazing in all aspects
    Highly recommended tourand guide
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • TravellerD17
    Concord, CA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour! You can’t miss this one. I’m an avid traveler and I’ve done a million tours. This was by far the best I’ve ever been on. Our tour guide Agustin and driver Marco were so kind and friendly. Agustin had so much knowledge and passion for his country and culture. It was infectious. La Paz waterfalls and wildlife refuge were beautiful. So worth the making the trip to Costa Rica!
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • Angel A
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My friend and I had a great time on this trip! We were only in Costa Rica for a long weekend, and since we stayed close to the airport, this was the perfect way to be comfortably transported to Manuel Antonio - and we saw a ton of wildlife! Our only wish is that we would have been recommended more things to do in the park. Besides that, the beach was lovely, the sloths were precious, and the food was great!
    Written January 15, 2024
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  • Adventure30393807031
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fernando was great very knowledge about the volcano tour and Hot Springs tour. Really enjoyed it food was delicious at the restaurants that we went to.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • tanibrous
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 for all staff
    10/10 for experience
    10/10 for food
    10/10 for cost

    I’ll definitely be booking with the team again when I come back.

    10/10 for Viator as well on customer service support
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • Maps752606
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well planned out and beautiful island. Only drawback was that I felt the Spanish version of descriptions was much longer than the English, it was very obvious. I mentioned to my son who was with us that I felt we werent getting the full details. He speaks Spanish fluently. He laughed and said we definitely were getting a shortened version. That was a bit dissapointing.
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • Ashwin U
    Malvern, United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour guide was very good and made extra effort to show us as many animals on the way. The boat operator was very good. This tour should be done only during the turtles egg laying season.
    Written March 16, 2024
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  • Laura S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience. Our guide was helpful and accommodating with those with different abilities for hiking. He took time to show us monkeys and other wildlife as we hiked.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • Patricia B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a very long but very satisfying day. After viewing crocodiles at the Tarcoles River bridge we went to Manuel Antonio Park. Our driver suggested that we hire a wildlife guide and we are very glad that we did. We saw five sloths (both kinds) and three kinds of monkeys. We finished up at a beautiful protected beach and enjoyed a nice swim.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Tea
    Killeen, TX6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hayro was our guide for the day and he is an absolute professional. We learned so much from him, he was very patient with our group, and we had a great time.
    There is a lot of walking and some of it is at a brisk pace. We started out with the waterfall, which is breathtaking. My friends and I went down to the bottom (500 steps down and 500 back up). Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes; the stairs are wet, not necessarily slippery, but definitely wet. We left the waterfall and headed to the hanging bridges - it is about an hour/ two hour van ride between the waterfall and arrival at Mistico Park. Hayro set a good pace but it is very hilly, prepare yourself. The views are gorgeous. We brought ponchos but luckily the weather was perfect. Not too hot with the perfect amount of breeze. We left the hanging bridges and headed over to the Hot Springs. When I was deciding on excursions, I kept going back and forth but what made this one worth the extra money was the hot springs. We arrived at the resort and they had so many different springs for us to try of varying temperatures (I felt like Goldie Locks at one point). The hot springs with a Pina Colada in a Pineapple was the perfect ending to the day. Thank You Hayro and I cannot wait to return and tour with you again.
    Written February 23, 2024
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  • Letica J
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was nothing I expected, very short trip in my opinion and they took us to a restaurant of their choice which was pricey. Just be aware
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • Jaqueline C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was great! Freddy was very helpful and knowledgeable I definitely recommend if you decide to visit Costa Rica. It was a complete package.
    Written April 15, 2024
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