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Address: Apdo 146-5019, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 4107532440
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Description: While offering all of the traditional tour packages and transportation...
While offering all of the traditional tour packages and transportation services, Avispa’s Adventures aims to provide you with an active experience of the real Costa Rica-providing tours like no others, taking you off the beaten path for a one of a kind, matchless experience which is over and above a standard big coach tour.Avispa’s Adventures - licensed and insured - is privately owned and operated by a North American, Amy, and a Costa Rican, (Tico) Avispa. Our company provides personal attention, superior customer satisfaction and unique adventures for an unforgettable experience. It is truly our pleasure to share the natural beauty of Costa Rica through a native’s perspective, while maintaining the desired comforts and quality of service that today’s travelers expect and deserve.
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passport run to Nicaragua

What a great day. Amy was so helpful and made getting through the tedious border run so much quicker. We had a great day in Rivas. Ate at a very good restaurant. Amy is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What a great day. Amy was so helpful and made getting through the tedious border run so much quicker. We had a great day in Rivas. Ate at a very good restaurant. Amy is very knowledgable regarding where to go and where to eat. It was a very easy day. I highly recommend them for any of their adventure tours.

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went on two adventures with Chepe and both days became the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. The owner, Amy was recommended to us by a local Costa Rican and we were very glad we took his recommendation. Amy was very quick to respond to our e-mails and flexible to our requests. Chepe went above and beyond to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went on 3 tours with chepe and had a blast. Couldn't believe the cost wasn't five times more because it certainly would have been worth it. From begining to end it was an incredible experience.I reccomend this tour to anybody who wants to see the real Costa rica.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Enjoy Costa Rica like a pro with Avispas! Amy, the owner, helped us pick the best tours of CR. We enjoyed 3 tours in 3 days: Eco-Adventure, All Beaches tour, and Palo Verda river cruise. Experienced all we were hoping for with these tours and then some!! Chepe, our tour guide and driver, was the Best you could ask for.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My sister and I had limited financial resources and we are so glad that we invested in two trips with Avispas. Amy and Chepe went out of their way to make both memorable. They made sure that our trip began from the moment they picked us up from the hotel. Their knowledge of the Costa Rican wildlife and local routes,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We called Avispas in November to book airport to hotel transport and 2 tours. Thought everything was great, spoke with Amy for a few days to plan everything out. She was supposed to send me a paypal invoice for the $70 deposit for airport transport. Never happened and I never heard from her again. Emailed and called her directly several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Amy and Chepe was wonderful. We did all the excursions with them . Never felt rushed felt like we were part of their family. Chepe was our driver for 3 days taken us around to the destination. He is wonderful! You will not be disappointed booking with Amy. As soon as we arrived Amy meet us at the Rue and... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This company had so many good reviews, but they really dropped the ball with us. We were trying to plan excursions and the communication started out well, but came to a grinding halt for no reason. I gave them many chances and this was very disappointing, but we were able to spend our money elsewhere.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We organized a trip to Nicaragua through Amy at Avispas. Our driver, Rafael was WONDERFUL to us. He was so Knowledgeable and accomodating. We went to Masaya Volcano, Lake Nicaragua Isles boat tour and enjoyed a day in Granada. We spent 2 nights and 3 days in Nicaragua. It was a fantastic getaway!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Another great experience with Avispas. This was one of our favourite days during this trip to Costa Rica. There is so much to see on the Tempisque river and the trip to and from was also interesting and enjoyable. Our driver/guide Chepe pointed things out along the way and stopped whenever we wanted to take photos or just get a... More 

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