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Review of Xplore Costa Rica

Xplore Costa Rica
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Vandara Adventure Combo: Horseback Riding, Ziplining and Hot Springs
Ranked #3 of 105 Tours in Tamarindo
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Owner description: Xplore Costa Rica is a unique, Costa Rican travel experience! As locals of the area we love showing travelers the best of our incredible country and we'd love to share it with you. Our tours are flexible, great fun, outstanding value and cover all areas of Guanacaste.From pristine beaches, volcanoes, jungles, and rivers – Xplore Costa Rica gets you right to the heart of these unique destinations with all the fun, freedom and flexibility that we are famous for. Plus we are committed to connecting you with others to get group discounts. We also provide you with either private VIP transfers from the airport or our new shared shuttle to the Tamarindo area.
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“They make it work”
Reviewed 5 December 2010

My daughter and I visited Tamarindo this summer. We arranged both airport and tours. They were professional. committed, friendly and trustworthy. I would use them again in a second.

Thank Mark987155019
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Friendly, helpful, a great resource”
Reviewed 26 November 2010

We booked several tours through Xplore during a recent trip to Costa Rica...a catamaran sunset/snorkeling sail, Palo Verde boat trip, turtle nesting and kayaking in the estuary between Tamarindo and Playa Grande.

Prices were competitve with other tour operators we saw advertising in Tamarindo. Denise in the Xplore office was very helpful. We were able to make all our bookings with no hassles. She gave us correct information for the tours and we showed up properly prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear ect.

Highly recommend using this agency for all our touring needs!

Thank Glacier1998
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montgomery al
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Tour Operator in the Tamarindo area”
Reviewed 23 November 2010

If you plan on going to the northwest coast book your tours through Denise. They are so helpful and there is a reason they are #1 on Trip Advisors. Great customer service. Denise was always prompt in answering questions before we arrived. We used them to book 3 separate tours.

The first tour was the canopy, repelling, rock climbing and white river rafting in kayaks. Our guides Juan & Luis were amazing. The meal after the excursions was very good.

Our second tour was the Lazy Lizard snorkeling/sunset tour. The catamaran is located near the Playa Flamingo marina. The snorkeling in the water wasn’t as clear as we would have liked but the cruise was great, great staff and good snack foods and free drinks.

The last tour we took was the ATV/Congo Trail tour. It was so much fun. We rode ATV’s on the beach and up to the jungle before riding on 9 different canopy lines. The guides up there were a lot of fun.

When we come back to this area we will definitely use Xplore Costa Rica again. They are the best!!!!!

Thank kcrum
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Dependable!!!!”
Reviewed 22 November 2010

We used XPlore for airport transfer & they were great! Paul picked us up (beer ice cold) & entertained us all the way to our resort! We also used them for transport back to the airport & he was waiting on us when we got checked out of our hotel & again, entertained us all the way back to the airport. Denise is very speedy with any & all questions. We even stopped in their office in tamarindo to meet her :)
Use them!!! You won't be disappointed!!!

Thank AshleyP11
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful Company-Would Use Again”
Reviewed 9 November 2010

We used Xplore for our airport transfers and also for Palo Verde river boat ride.

Gus picked us up at the airport and upon arrival he recommended we pay our departure tax then to avoid long lines when we depart. He was on time and very informative about Costa Rica. He gave a us a mini tour about Costa Rica on the way to our resort (Paradisus Playa Conchal)

Paul picked us up for our boat tour and he was the best guide we could have asked for. He found birds and monkey in the jungle that we would never have found. He also took pictures of the animals and us. Denise emailed them to me that night.

We would recommend them to anyone who visits Costa Rica.

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