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Review of Ultralight Tours

Ultralight Tours
Ranked #9 of 28 Tours in Playa Samara
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We offer scenic flights in an open gyrocopter of 20 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes departing from Sámara, Tamarindo, Nosara and Punta Islitas. Contact us for details. Description Tour Sámara: Taking off from our runway "Airpark Costa Rica" locally known as "La Pista" only 10 minutes outside of the beautiful little beach town Sámara in Guanacaste. Our shortest tour of 20 minutes will lead you first to one of the most beautiful white beaches in Guanacaste called Playa Barrigona where famous actor Mel Gibson owns a beach property. Next, you will head inland to the River Buena Vista on the lookout for sunbathing crocodiles along the river. The next part of your flight takes you to the beaches of Sámara and Carillo where you might get a soaring eagles' perspective of manta rays, dolphins, big schools of fish and sea turtles. From Carillo you'll overfly the Isla Chora on the way to Playa Buena Vista were you'll experience the sensation of flying just over breaking waves and feel you're surfing in mid-air! Return to the runway while enjoying a beautiful view of the rain forests and mangroves. In the time from December to March and August to Oktober you can often see whales playing near the shore. What to bring? You'll need a video or photo camera that can be secured at your wrist, also good idea to bring sunglasses.
Reviewed 4 June 2012

When you visit Costa Rica make sure to schedule a gyrocopter tour with Ultralight Tour. I based my first visit to Costa Rica around the gyrocopter tour at the Flying Crocodile, Samara and I was not disappointed. With so many things to see when on vacation, it’s hard to narrow down the choices. When flying in a gyrocopter, not only do you get the thrill of being in an amazing aircraft that has you feeling as though you are soaring like a bird, but the view of the Costa Rican countryside is unbelievable. I would never have been able to see as much of Guanacaste area and appreciate the mountains, rainforests and beaches if I had not taken this tour. The experienced pilot at the Flying Crocodile explained the basics of the gyrocopter and put me at ease before even leaving the ground. With each of us wearing helmets equipped with microphones, we communicated during the whole tour. His knowledge and descriptions of the areas we flew over was detailed, and his personal interaction made it a perfect tour. I took a taxi from Samara Beach to the Flying Crocodile and the driver waited, making it an inexpensive, easy way to get back and fourth. I highly recommend taking this tour if you are looking for an experience of a lifetime!

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Reviewed 15 May 2011

This a great 20 min flight. You see a lot of Samara and it's beautiful surrounds and you get to experience a great way to fly. Sights include Mel Gibsons home, beach cliffs, waves up close and beaches to the North and south of Samara. The gyro copter is an amazing machine; if you like the pilot will turn off the engine and you glide along quietly. You can also surf a wave. Quite good fun and excellent value.

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