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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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San Jose Shopping Trip Costa Rica

I love when a shopping trip to San Jose gets planned! Living in the small beach community, merchandise and groceries can get a bit expensive. Stops on the trip include PriceMart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I love when a shopping trip to San Jose gets planned! Living in the small beach community, merchandise and groceries can get a bit expensive. Stops on the trip include PriceMart, Walmart, Pequno Mundo. It is great to be able to buy in bulk for my family and find things we could normally not get. Amy and her staff are... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

In addition to the other fun trips that you can go on with Avispas Adventures, Amy and her crew do regular border runs for the expats in Guanacaste. I could not recommend this service any higher -- it is simply the best way to go. Amy collects your information in advance to pay the border taxes before you depart. She... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Amy and Jose are without a doubt some of the best guides in the country. I've lived in Costa Rica for almost two years. I have hired some good guides and others who were disappointing- so I know what to look for in a tour company. Avispa's tours are unique and interesting. It is obvious that Amy and Jose love... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The day before we wanted to tour, I contacted the tour company and spoke directly with Amy, the owner. She was incredibly friendly and helpful, offering help above and beyond the tour needs. The tour itself was wonderful. Our tour guide in Nicaragua, Edwin, was friendly and knowledgeable. He provided information on many aspects of life in Nicaragua, and we... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Not enough stars for this company! Found them through recommendations of expats in the area and couldn't be happier. They made our vacation so much fun and memorable! Our first tour was a zipline tour. Some of our group really wanted to visit a waterfall. Amy was so accommodating - the waterfall was added to our tour and everyone was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We began our experience in Costa Rica with Amy and Avispas Adventures. Amy greeted us at the airport on time even though our flight was delayed by over an hour. The heat was overwhelming when we first stepped outside considering it was 39 degrees when we left NYC and about 95 degrees when we arrived in Liberia. Amy had cold... More 

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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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Address: Apdo 146-5019, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 4107532440
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playas del Coco

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