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Address: Apdo 146-5019, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 4107532440
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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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Two amazing tours

Thank you for two great full day tours. Not once did we feel rushed to get through the tours, both were fantastic the lunch provided was amazing. They were steady taking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Turkey Point, Canada
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Turkey Point, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thank you for two great full day tours. Not once did we feel rushed to get through the tours, both were fantastic the lunch provided was amazing. They were steady taking pictures of us & our experences, answering all questions stopping for us to see some of the cultures example the cutting of sugar cane. This company is here to... More 

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AvispasAdventures, Manager at Avispas Adventures, responded to this review

I think Chepe had just as much fun with you girls as you did with him! Who would have thought singing clowns for a birthday celebration out in the middle of nowhere! Especially for two lovely ladies that don''t want to make a big deal out of their special day! We look forward to your next girls trip to Costa... More 

Manitoba, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Avispas Adventure is your best bet for a personalized Costa Rica adventure. Amy will ensure that you will enjoy every minute of whatever tour you choose! There is no one I'd trust my vacations to. I can't wait for our next adventure with Avispas!

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AvispasAdventures, Manager at Avispas Adventures, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you! It is always our pleasure to personalize adventures for our clients. Thank you for allowing us to customizing your tour and for truly embracing the Costa Rican culture for what it has to offer! We can't wait to help you experience more of the REAL Costa Rica! More 

canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anyone who spends more than 3 months in Costa Rica has to do the dreaded visa run at some point. The easiest way for people in Guanacaste to do it is with a trip to the Nicaraguan border. We have used four different companies, and Avispa's is by far the best. Amy is a great guide, well-organized before and during... More 

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AvispasAdventures, Manager at Avispas Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! We try to turn the "dreaded" (as you called it) trip to being actually enjoyable! We are happy that your experience with us was above the rest! We look forward to seeing you on some of our other tours! More 

Denver
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with Amy to Nicaragua last week. What mayhem! Hours of waiting for the border's systems to get back online, and lots of chaos. Honestly, without Amy's guidance and expertise, we'd probably still be at the border. She was smart, efficient, and did everything she could to get us across the border faster than the rest who were waiting... More 

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AvispasAdventures, Manager at Avispas Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! You definitely had a unique Nicaraguan experience! We are happy that we could help the lengthy process be entertaining and a bit quicker. Looking forward to seeing you on the San Jose shopping trip in February. More 

Red Deer, Alberta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Really wanted to book private tour, sent 3 emails with no response, then a forth and got a response immediately, and since I responded immediately answering what resort we were gonna be staying at there has been zero response again, so if the service on tour would probably be the same as response or lack of so I wouldn't book... More 

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AvispasAdventures, Manager at Avispas Adventures, responded to this review

I am sorry that your experience with us was less than perfect. Unfortunately we had a sudden and unexpected death in our immediate family and that of Avispa’s Adventures. As can be seen from other reviews, we strive to make everyone Costa Rican vacation truly one of a kind and unforgettable. Once again we regret that your experiences was less... More 

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We were picked up at our door by our guide Amy and her driver (sorry I forgot his name.) A 2 hour drive to Ostional to see the Olive Ridley turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Amy gave a good history of the turtles and the efforts to protect them. Made the 2 hours go by quick. Amy also... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Avispas Adventures was exceptional. They were waiting for us the moment we landed, getting us quickly and safely to our hotel even with a stop for cold beers on the way! From that point on they treated us so well it almost felt like we were visiting family. Amy, Chepe and Joey were amazing and made our trip to Costa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I can not say enough about Avispas Adventures. Amy, Chepe and their intern, Joey, were amazing and will be missed by us all. Let me just say, we do not typically do a lot of adventures when on vacation as we hate feeling like a bunch of lemmings, but Costa Rica has so much to experience, we felt we needed... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Everyone was so helpful with everything. From helping with our correctly filled out passport forms down to transporting our babystroller and carseat. We were very nervous with taking pur young son and they aided in every way possible. Right down to snacks for when he was grumpy, even stoping to get milk for his bottle when we ran out. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I have literally never written a single review in my life but my girlfriend and I had such an amazing time with Gustavo from Avispas that I had to! Please, if you take any advice today take this; Go to Monte Verde!!!! The ziplining there is out of this world. SO MUCH better than the other ones we did. You... More 

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