Bill Beard's Costa Rica
Bill Beard's Costa Rica
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River Rafting & TubingCanyoning & Rappelling ToursScuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Bill Beard's Costa Rica has been operating scuba diving and adventure tours in Costa Rica since 1970. U.S. Phones 954 453-5044 - 877 853-0538. We assemble packages with or without international & domestic air for scuba diving, whitewater river rafting & tubing, sailing sunset cruises, sport fishing, surfing, soft, moderate & extreme adventure tours, transportation, accommodations and activities throughout the country for individuals, families, groups and honeymoon couples. We offer classes for surfing, scuba diving and training for all our adventure activities. We are happy to customize vacation packages to suit your needs.
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Kate S
Columbia, MO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We did this private tour with our family of 6 and I highly recommend it! We have a range of kids from 9-17 and it was the perfect timeframe to keep everyone’s interest. Our favorite was definitely the rainforest portion, because we saw so much cool wildlife. Our tour guides were so knowledgeable and helpful and a huge shout out to Carlos (I think that was his name) who was a fantastic photographer and helped get really amazing photos of all the wildlife!
Written 25 March 2024
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Thank you for your excellent review. We are so happy that you and your family had a memorable vacation in Costa Rica that met your expectations. Costa Rica is such a wonderful destination for families and multigenerational groups. I will check and see who your guide was and let him know that you send a "shout out", I can assure you he will be pleased. Our guides love their jobs and their country and it always shows, some of them are second generation with us and they all have families and love guiding other families. There is a lot to do and see in Costa Rica and we hope you will return soon and experience more of what we call Pura Vida. Thank you again.
Written 28 March 2024
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Jai B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very fantastic. We saw two manta rays, angel fish, a pufferfish and several coral types. The boat ride was beautiful with an open bar and dinner with a sunset view of the various islands. The staff was superb and helpful and overall a grand time on a catamaran. Definitely good value for the overall experience! Thank you gracious hosts!!
Written 8 February 2024
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Thank you for reviewing our sunset cruise and the tremendous amounts of marine life and diversity we enjoy on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. We started sailing and diving here in 1975 and have never been disappointed. This is one of our most popular tours due to the beautiful sailing catamaran, great food, open bar and outstanding staff. We are so glad you enjoyed it and hopefully you will have the time to experience some more of our 5 star tours. Thank you again, stay safe and Pura Vida..
Written 9 February 2024
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Brenda W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This tour group is amazing! They customized our stay with our divers, as well as the non-divers in the group. The divers had 3 days of diving, and the other days were tours to the Sloth Adventure, Zipline, Hot Springs and River boat tour. Our guide Hosea was simply amazing. He was friendly and very informative about the customs, nature and the lifestyle of Costa Rica. I would recommend this tour group for families, friends and groups! ENJOY!
Written 25 January 2024
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Thank you for the great review. It's the perfect way to start our day. This is one of our most popular packages and we are delighted that you and your group were able to enjoy the diving, the exciting adventure tours and relaxing in the volcanic hot springs. . Hosea is a wonderful naturalist guide, loves what he does and showing Costa Rica to our visitors while sharing his knowledge of the country. He will be extremely pleased to read your review. Hopefully you will be able to return soon and bring more groups to see the beauty of Costa Rica and the warmth of the people. Thank you again, warm regards & Pura Vida.
Written 27 January 2024
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diveodyssey
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is the third group I've led to Costa Rica using Bill Beard's Costa Rica and the single word I would use to describe every trip is "consistency"! The trip is consistently well planned, well organized, and well executed. From the moment our guide met us at the airport on arrival until the moment we said goodbye we were taken care of by experts. The tours were better than my group dreamed they would be, and the local dining and excursions brought Costa Rica deeper into our hearts and minds. My people loved feeling they were on more than "just a tour", but that they were experiencing being a part of the people and culture we came to visit. From cultural tours, wildlife tours, and even our scuba diving there was no end to the wonder. Even when asked, my group couldn't agree on any single experience they felt to be the "best"; only that everything we did seemed to be incredible for divers and non-divers alike. Thank you Bill and Nadine Beard, Jose Caravaca, and the entire staff for another wonderful week!
Written 23 January 2024
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If there has ever been a "feel good" trip review for us, this is it. We are so proud that we intend to post it on our bulletin board so everyone can see what our job is and how we are supposed to do it. To say that we are delighted with having you and your groups here for the third time is an understatement. We can't thank you enough for the wonderful review but you can be sure we are all overjoyed. Thank you again. warm regards & Pura Vida.
Written 9 February 2024
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GotAirScuba
Elk Grove Village, IL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Best tour operator I have ever dealt with. I plan group trips around the world and Bill Beards was definitely the best. Super detailed and communication was excellent. Took care of everything from the minute we got off the plane, to all our tours, adventures and hotel. They had helped me arrange a group trip of 20 and everyone had a fantastic time. I will definitely plan another group trip back sometime in the future.
Written 31 December 2023
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We are so happy to get your review and to know that we surpassed your confidence in us. We really appreciate that and it's what we work for every day and and since 1970 we have always tried to do the best possible job for our valued clients. The icing on the cake for us is that you plan to bring another group and you can be sure we will have the red carpet out for you. Thank you, we hope you are having wonderful and safe holidays. Pura Vida.
Written 2 January 2024
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M G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This was a great adventure, very close to our hotel. Tour driver and ATV guide were both fantastic. We had a private tour just for our family and it was awesome! Nadine from Bill Beard was awesome in helping to organize this day trip. Highly recommend - our kids loved riding the ATVs - everyone had a blast!
Written 30 December 2023
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Thank you and Happy New Year. What a great way to end the old year and begin a new year with an exciting family adventure in Costa Rica. We are so happy for you. Nadine is absolutely the best with anything in Costa Rica where she has lived and worked with her own children and grandchildren and we also feel that our guides are the best, many of them are second generation with us. Nadine & our guides will be very happy to see your review. Thank you again, please come back soon and Pura Vida.
Written 31 December 2023
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M G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We just got back from CR and we booked this adventure for our family - it was AWESOME! Nadine from Bill Beards was amazing in helping to plan this full day excursion and we loved it. The driver, tour guide, raft guide, EVERYONE we encountered, was fabulous - very friendly, hospitable, knowledgeable, and made for a great day! Highly recommend this adventure and Bill Beard!
Written 30 December 2023
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Great review, thank you. Your reviews mean a lot to us. Nadine and our guides work hard to to insure that your family has an enjoyable and safe vacation in Costa Rica. It is a labor of love for us that we have been doing since 1970. There are not many places where you can see numerous species of animals, including sloths, in their natural habitat, not behind bars so this will be a lifetime memorably event for your family. Hopefully you will return soon and see more of this wonderful "Pura Vida" lifestyle in Costa Rica with us. Happy New Year, warm regards and safe travels..
Written 31 December 2023
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Kiki C
Denver, CO16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Just book this trip! Such a fun memory from our time in CR. The meeting spot was easy to find, we started on time, the catamaran was spacious and clean, the drinks were bountiful…The snorkel spot and beach we stopped at was very relaxing, and we saw a variety of fish and then got to see monkeys on the beach after our snorkel. Beautiful sunset on the way back. I could go on and on about how great everything was. Loved the kind and accommodating crew, too! If you are debating whether to book, stop debating and doooo itttt!
Written 25 December 2023
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Wonderful review, thank you, this is one of our most popular tours and after your description it's easy to see why. We too think the crew is the best and they will be delighted to see this. Costa Rica is well known for it's wildlife, thankfully in their natural habitat and not in a zoo behind bars. And the sunset over the Pacific is breathtaking year around. We are so happy that you were able to enjoy the Pura Vida lifestyle in Costa Rica and hope you will return soon.
Written 27 December 2023
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Dan R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
All of the tours arranged by Bill Beard's went off without a hitch. Sloth tour, ATV, whitewater rafting, hikes, ziplining. Private transfer from Liberia Airport to La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano and back was well worth the price
Written 12 December 2023
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Thank you, thank you. There is no greater compliment for us than to know we did our job well and our clients were happy with our tours, guides and logistics. We work hard every day to make it happen and greatly appreciate you letting us know we did a good job. Thank you again, warm regards & Pura Vida.
Written 14 December 2023
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Thomas F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
After 5 great days of scuba diving, my wife and I went on the Tempisque River monkey and wildlife boat safari. Our tour guide, Jose, was incredibly knowledgeable and informative. It was a great way to end our week in Costa Rica.
Written 4 December 2023
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Wonderful, thank you for the review. We are so happy that you have enjoyed the diving and the wildlife adventure tour. we too think it is the perfect way to end a scuba diving tour with us. We agree Jose is a great guide and he will be happy that you acknowledged him. Hopefully you will return soon and enjoy more that Costa Rica has to offer. Thank you again & Pura Vida
Written 5 December 2023
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