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Address: Apdo 70-5019, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 011 (506) 8355-1948
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Description: Almaco's private customized boat tours are a great way to experience Costa...
Almaco's private customized boat tours are a great way to experience Costa Rica from the ocean’s point of view. For almost a decade we have been designing dynamic tours for small groups and families who want a little bit of everything while out on the water. We offer snorkeling, sport fishing, scuba diving (and instruction), surf trips (and instruction), standup paddling, sunset tours, and unforgettable full day beach barbeque tours with delicious gourmet food.
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Amazing Day on the Water!

We had Rolbin and Mario as our guides for a whole day on the water. Mario was a very experienced and safe captain and Rolbin was the perfect guide for our three adventurous boys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went to two dive sites (Palmares and Virador). The captain Michi and the dive master Chipopa were very good. The problem we had was that the equipment we rented was not the right size (Suite and BCD) and fins were pretty bad (and there was some current).

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had Rolbin and Mario as our guides for a whole day on the water. Mario was a very experienced and safe captain and Rolbin was the perfect guide for our three adventurous boys. We boated right up next to a humpback whale family (mom, dad and baby) and Rolbin even jumped in the water get an underwater GoPro video... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My family and I had a great time with Almaco. The snorkeling was great and the tubing was also very fun. But if you go you have to try the subwing. Which is a thing that you can hold on like a wing and you can dive underwater with it. I had a great time and if you visit Costa... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A fantastic afternoon on the boat for our family. Picked us up right on the beach at our hotel (Hyatt Andaz) and quickly made our way out for different activities. Michi and Mariano gave us a bunch of options and let us choose what we wanted to do. Having the flexibility to set our schedule was such an advantage relative... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

From the moment we met our captain Mario and dive master Rolbin we knew we were in for a pleasant and relaxed day of scuba diving. We got in two dives on a beautiful day and the crew was most friendly and professional throughout the day. Sorry to see it come to an end but we can most heartily recommend... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I don't share too many reviews, but Almaco tours is an exception. Our group did many activities in Papagayo and nothing stood out like the day with Almaco. From the amazing staff the moment we got on the boat, to the wild life and water sports along the way. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, highly recommend a... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a great day out with Almaco and highly recommend this activity! There was 4 of us, 2 couples, and did the full day beach BBQ on the Alcyone boat. We truely could do whatever our hearts desired whenever we wanted! We started out by heading out to sea because they received word that whales were breaking the surface... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I first booked a scuba trip with Almaco, great 2 tank trip, very relaxed diving with Leo dive master and Alan (boat skipper). We organised a 6 hr trip just boat only, no scuba, a few days later and had a fabulous day. Lots of wildlife, deserted beaches. Snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding, water skiing included. Also a trip looking... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We are a large family with lots of kids...chartered Nai'a (dolphin) for a full day with beach bbq. And what a day it was! We saw dolphins and mating sea turtles within 5 minutes of leaving the shore. The crew was phenomenal, catering to both kids and adults. There were a variety of unlimited beverages on board, along with some... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Three couples did a full day trip with Almaco and we had the time of our lives! The morning started with fishing where we caught beautiful Mahi Mahi that the driver proceeded to clean and serve us fresh right on the boat - the men were in heaven! We then went to a bay for some beautiful snorkeling, relaxed on... More 

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