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Address: The Flying Crocodile Hotel | Flying Crocodile, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8330 3923
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: We offer scenic flights in an open gyrocopter of 20 minutes, 30 minutes or...
We offer scenic flights in an open gyrocopter of 20 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes departing from Sámara, Tamarindo, Nosara and Punta Islitas. Contact us for details. Description Tour Sámara: Taking off from our runway "Airpark Costa Rica" locally known as "La Pista" only 10 minutes outside of the beautiful little beach town Sámara in Guanacaste. Our shortest tour of 20 minutes will lead you first to one of the most beautiful white beaches in Guanacaste called Playa Barrigona where famous actor Mel Gibson owns a beach property. Next, you will head inland to the River Buena Vista on the lookout for sunbathing crocodiles along the river. The next part of your flight takes you to the beaches of Sámara and Carillo where you might get a soaring eagles' perspective of manta rays, dolphins, big schools of fish and sea turtles. From Carillo you'll overfly the Isla Chora on the way to Playa Buena Vista were you'll experience the sensation of flying just over breaking waves and feel you're surfing in mid-air! Return to the runway while enjoying a beautiful view of the rain forests and mangroves. In the time from December to March and August to Oktober you can often see whales playing near the shore. What to bring? You'll need a video or photo camera that can be secured at your wrist, also good idea to bring sunglasses.
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What an experience!!!!

I always wanted to fly in a ulv gyrocopter. I never done it before, i was afraid..... Afraid, that if i had done this, i would become an addict. I yes so it was! What a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I always wanted to fly in a ulv gyrocopter. I never done it before, i was afraid..... Afraid, that if i had done this, i would become an addict. I yes so it was! What a great experience! The pilot, Jorg Muller, took me up in the air. This, very nice guy told me a lot of what there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was initially on the fence about doing this because of the price, but it was 100% worth it. Absolutely incredible how low + fast these things can fly...like nothing else I've ever done. Jorge was really great as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Even though i'm a low budget traveller i presented this flight to myself and it was a really great and unique experience! I was more than one hour late because i cycled to the airfield and had a flat tire..jörg took me on the trip anyway what i really appreciate. After the flight he also helped me with my flat... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was such a great experience! Highly recommended as a definite must do in Costa Rica...The Samara tour definitely gives you an opportunity to see crocodiles and turtles. I would love to do this again in the different areas of Costa Rica.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Truly a wonderful experience!! My partner and I are returning in March and will take another tour with them. In fact, seriously considering getting a pilots license just somI can fly these

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We've spent over 3 weeks in Costa Rica and finally we have to say that the flight with flying crocodile was one of the greatest experience we made. If you like to fly... i mean to have a real feeling of flying...you have to do it!!!!...Jörg is a very nice pilot and showed us beside the landscape a lot of... More 

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Fantastic flight from Tamarindo to Playa Azul! Guido will tailor your flight to your wishes. My girl friend and I wanted to fly over our homes. Guido would point out other landmarks along the flight. The hour literally flew by! Already planning another flight next year.

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Kodiak Island, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We booked our first flight just to get from tamarindo to nosar a. So smart to pack light. Our pilot Jorge said the pack has to fit on your lap. The hot sun makes laundry easy to dry. Our second flight from the hotel flying crocodile we left our bags and got to enjoy. Taking off in the morning for... More 

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Elst, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When you are in Costa Rica on the pacific side make sure you don't miss this flying adventure. The flight is breathtaking, flying over the shoreline and rivers, up high and even a few feet above the waves, searching for crocodiles in the river or even get lucky like we did by spotting a whale with a young calf and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an utter no brainer, you will see the Samara coast like you could not believe. Call in advance to make sure you can get a suitable time as the pilots are very busy, understandably.

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