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Address: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2226 0986
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Absolutely Amazing!

This was the best tour ever. Fran and Modesto are so welcoming. They also know everything about everything in Tortuguero. It was a private trip for 5 of us and they could not have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Callie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best tour ever. Fran and Modesto are so welcoming. They also know everything about everything in Tortuguero. It was a private trip for 5 of us and they could not have made us feel more comfortable From eating meals with them to taking 5am walks (they offered so we could see more turtles), they were the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My friend and I travelled with her young daughter up the east coast of Costa Rica on a road trip, finishing off in Tortuguero. We had contacted Francesca a month or so before our trip to book the tour up to Tortuguero, sharing the tour with another couple. We were met at Moin by Modesto, Francesca's husband, and taken on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Booking your Tortuguero trip with Modesto at Riverboat Francesca is the start of a great experience! Modesto is a very welcoming and knowledgeable man who will make sure you'll enjoy every second of your trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Even before we arrived in Costa Rica they were really helpful. They collected us from The Radisson Europa in San Jose. I would not recommend staying there as it was very over pierced and didn't have a nice atmosphere. Having said that the moment we came into the care of Modesta we had a fantastic time. My 3 teenagers and... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Did a lot of research before hand as was going to book everything separately but this 3 day/2 night tour was amazing value. From pick up on the first day, to drop off on the last, everything was punctual, professional, relaxed and a wonderful experience. Modesca was charming with my two boys (aged 9 and 10) and clearly has never... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We reserved a 3 day tour with the Riverboat Francesca on our recent 2 week trip to CR. Fran and Modesto were excellent hosts and we could not have been happier with our experience! They picked us up at our hotel in San Jose and graciously waited while we installed our car seats in the tour bus. We stopped at... More 

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a place you must see at least once. The river,jungle,wildlife and tour operators are amazing!

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Fran Watson, collected us from our hotel La Sabana, San Hose. She was so pleasant - we warmed to her immediately. It was just us and Fran! We stopped for breakfast - very enjoyable and Fran went hunting for frogs! The journey was interesting - with occasional conversation from Fran. We eventually met the Riverboat. There were 6 - very... More 

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Out of our 25 days in Costa Rica, the 3 days my husband and I spent with Modesto on the Riverboat Francesca were the richest. Modesto himself is incredibly kind and speaks excellent English. He has a broad understanding of ecology, species and history and is educational and entertaining. He is the epitome of "Pura Vida," the essence of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We had some FANTASTIC days in Tortuguero! We loved it so much and we all have memories for life. A huge hug and thanks to Modesto for being so welcoming, professional, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, attentive and just so nice all around! We will definitely recommend you to friends and family and toursites.

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