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Review of Surcos Tours

Surcos Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hello dear friends, thanks for reading our reviews written by tourists and now our friends who have booked tours with us. Surcos Tours is a tour operator specialized in hiking Corcovado National Park and the Osa Peninsula. Our main goal is to make the stay of tourists in the park an unforgettable experience. Thanks for supporting local businesses. PURA VIDA Nito and Estela
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We planned our trip to Corcovado way in advance and from the beginning we knew that our guide Nito was a great guide. He organized all entrance fee and reservation, and was perfectly on time for our appointment.

On the 3 day trip he has been constantly trying to show us from the smallest to the wildest animal but has also taken good care of us.

We have seen a lot of different animals during these 3 days: mammals (14 different species including a puma), frogs (4 different species), snakes (corral and fer-de-lance), lizards (8 different species) and birds (36 different species!).

I really recommend contacting Nito if you are planning to see the Corcovado, you won't be disappointed! Besides being very professional, he is very kind and communicative.

Thank Renaud R
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Our guide, Nito, was great. He was always on the look out for animals while walking and was able to spot the smallest animals. Furthermore his English is good and has good sense of humor.

Thank Theo E
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We made a two day tour in de Corcovado Park with Surcos Tours and had a great experience. Our guide, Nito, showed us many animals and the most amazing locations of the park.

Awesome experience and a true adventure.

Thank JeroenCohen23
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I initially sent an email to Estela at Surcos Tours inquiring about a guide, and she is AMAZING! She helped us find a guide, Felipe Arias, who guided us through Corcovado 20 years ago, and arranged for us to meet with Felipe again for another spectacular adventure through Corcovado. Estela also helped us arrange a zip line tour outside of Puerto Jimenez. Estela was wonderful because she answered the hundreds of questions I had via email about the Puerto Jimenez and Matapalo areas, the activities, the weather, about renting a car, and helping us decide on the best tour of Corcovado. They also took care of making the reservations in to the park. She answered every question, was very quick to respond, and obviously didn't mind even though I'm sure she gets the same questions over and over. She is great and I wish I had met her in person to thank her.

If you have the chance to hike through Corcovado, my suggestion is to set aside at least two days, preferably three, for the hike so that you can stay overnight in Corcovado, such as at the Sirena Station, and really see the park. Felipe is one of the best guides there is - he grew up IN Corcovado before it was a national park, and still continues to guide people through his park. His real passion is for tracking and finding animals. He is amazing and you will have an incredible experience with him in Corcovado. If you are not accustomed to hiking in a jungle, don't mistakenly think you can do it on your own - a guide is a MUST!

By chance, while on our hike, we also met Estela's brother, Nito, and he is also a very good guide based on what we heard from others, and from Felipe. I think you can't go wrong by hiring either Nito or Felipe. And if you have any questions about the area, send an email to Estela, you will be glad you did! reservations.surcostours@gmail.com

2  Thank ja68
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We hiked from Karathé to Sirena with the organisation Surcos Tours. Our guide, Erick, did an excellent job! Very friendly, helpfull, professional, experienced, well organized, etc. I would recommend Erick to all of you. Also the organisation did a very good job. If you send Estela an e-mail, you always get an answer very soon. The organisations was also perfect. The day before the hike, Erick came to help us packing (he went with us to the supermarket). On the trip, we were very lucky with the weather (almost no rain), we saw many animals (even a puma!), and we enjoyed very much the nature.

1  Thank Liselot G
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