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  • Carebear7951
    Portland, TX67 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I want to start with the positives because the day was great overall! I can’t remember our guide’s name but she was great! Friendly and personable and helpful. The beach was beautiful (skip the “trails” if it’s hot. There was one beautiful look out point but we wouldn’t have paid to do the trails just for that.) the water was clear and so pleasant! Our meal was good. It was nice to let the driver worry about traffic while we relaxed and looked out the windows. (Iykyk- Costa Rica traffic)
    The negative is that the pickup process was so stressful for us. We didn’t find out until the night before that there is no parking at the pickup spots. (We even tried to pay to park at the hotel we met at…NOPE.) we had to leave our rental car in this really sketchy place and pray it was there 13 hours later when we returned. Thankfully it was.
    Tips: take your beach stuff in a water resistant bag! Bring dry clothes for after (you can’t get on the bus wet/sandy). Chairs are $10/chair at the island and there are fun drinks that cost so bring money with you! Oh and sunscreen. Oops. 🤦🏻‍♀️
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Brenda S
    Albuquerque, NM39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was interesting with great stops and educational details about the area, animals, sights. Would highly recommend.
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • Emma A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guillermo and Randal were amazing! The tour is so worth it and the day flies by. It’s so much fun and probably my favourite day of my trip. Could not recommend it more!
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Anita A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The food was amazing and it was great to experience the local markets and food. Our hosts were friendly and handled all our questions and needs.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Kelly H
    New York City, NY5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice excursion from San Jose. We saw beautiful birds, a sloth and a coatis, but no monkeys. The beach is stunning and the water is perfect. The guide was knowledgeable and generous, he did a great job pointing out animals during the first part of the park. We had expected the guide to join us on the second part, but we hiked alone and did not see animals. Lunch after the tour at a nearby hotel restaurant was delicious. The tour is recommend but keep your expectations of seeing animals well-managed.
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Gina R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tour! The guide was super nice and knowledgeable. The stops on way to the falls were great and the falls/gardens/wildlife refuge were such a beautiful and wonderful experience. Highly recommend and will e recommending to my friends as well!
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Oindrila R
    Kent, OH14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an excellent experience with Steven. We saw tucons, humming birds, iguanas, vultures, and sloths. The ziplining experience was breathtaking and the hotsprings relaxing. Our guide Steven was helpful, considerate, ans went out of the way to make us feel comfortable.
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Randy E
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good trip. Trip details could have been released sooner with times and locations for pickup. All in all it all worked out.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Josh R
    Smyrna, GA71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More a tour + local dinner than cooking class. Our guide Angel was amazing. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about Costa Rican history. We were able to stop by a local coffee shop to taste coffee from a local plantation. The food and drinks were delicious and I recommend this tour as the first thing you do when in San Jose so you can get acquainted with the city as well as have potential tourists to connect with while visiting.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Mahlet E
    Anaheim, CA4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour with insides tour to Tortuga Island was very enjoyable. I went with 3 other people and it was an all day event. Got picked up @ 4:45 am and returned back to hotel close to 7 pm. When booking there is a pick up points you can choose from.

    Pros
    1. 5 full hours on the beach...gorgeous
    2. snorkeling is offered
    3. on the way to the island the boat stopped so we can see dolphins swimming. AMAZING!!!!
    4. Our tour guide Diana was so wonderful. She even helped my nephew when he went snorkeling.
    5. The bus they picked us up with was super NICE and clean
    6. Stop for breakfast and bathroom break and Souvenir shop
    7. On the island, the drinks are amazing. They had Mojitos, Margaritas and Pina Coladas. The cost about $8-$10.
    8. Lunch is provided and its included in the tour payment.
    9. there are banana boats and water rafting I believe, we didn't partake on this activity but you can for a cost.
    10. It was RELAXING and there are chairs with umbrellas you can rent for $10.

    Cons
    1. the place we stopped at for breakfast, the food was pretty awful. My friends and I couldn't swallow it. It cost about $10 but man. No flavor, so much salt and the option is just basic. Coffee tasted like it was a burnt coffee mixed with milk. So it was money wasted. You are better off with some protein bars and make your own coffee at the hotel before leaving. I am not sure how much influence the tour company has to have them do better and if not maybe finding another spot if possible for a breakfast option.
    2. Lunch included rice, salad, and choice of Chicken, fish, or veggies (you choose one protein) and its fillet fried. The portion is very small and by the time we got back we were starving. It tasted good but very small portion. They sell fresh Ceviche and other fresh fish snacks on the beach but very small portion for like $10 which wasn't worth it.

    All in all the pros are higher than the cons and would recommend inside tours 100%. ENJOY :)
    Written 30 April 2024
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  • Trek04117389586
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zip lining was an absolute blast! Diego and Dalin, our guides, were simply incredible. Their expertise made me feel entirely secure throughout the adventure. Diego even captured some incredible videos. The entire experience was simply amazing!
    Written 15 May 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 23 March 2024
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  • Syreeta A
    Cumming, GA985 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sara was an excellent tour guide. She was very communicative and she was very knowledgeable. Wonderful experience to understand the Costa Rican Ecosystem. I saw sloths, various birds, spiders, toured the university campus, flowers, and we talked a lot about pollinators. A few interesting facts I learned: (1) Sloths are not slow as portrayed on TV, they actually eat fairly fast (2) Costa Rica has a tree that grows multiple trees in it, very interesting to see and at one point one of the trees chocked the other tree out. I highly recommend this tour! It rained during our tour But this did not stop us. I was prepared with my rain coat and umbrella and so was Sara. Don’t be discouraged if it rains.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Bobby Prince
    Raleigh, NC396 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a good tour and a way to get a lot of information about San Jose's history and identity! Hector was an awesome tour guide and very helpful.
    Written 27 April 2024
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