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Address: , Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8881 5580
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Description: I am an artist and a self employed, free lance, certified nature guide...
I am an artist and a self employed, free lance, certified nature guide with 15 years of experience working in Costa Rica base in Manuel Antonio. I am passionate about painting, birding, conservation and sharing Costa Rica's rich wild life and habitats with others. I am pleased to offer you a warm welcome to a country of peace and friendship.
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Booked a Private Guide through Roy Orozco. Roy assigned Darien "Andres" Vindas Arias as our guide. We were very pleased with Andres. He was quite knowledgeable about the flora... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Booked a Private Guide through Roy Orozco. Roy assigned Darien "Andres" Vindas Arias as our guide. We were very pleased with Andres. He was quite knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the park and the history of the area. His English was excellent. His ability to spot critters and zoom in with his high quality telescope made all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed our tours with Roy! We took our first in 2009 and made sure when we returned this summer we found him again. He is very knowledgeable about Manuel Antonio as well as other areas in Costa Rica. We went on the tour with our two children (2 and 5 the first time and now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My friend and I booked an 8-day birding tour with Roy Orozco of Nature Specialists. It was a great experience. Roy is so knowledgeable about birds, about other fauna and flora in Costa Rica. He knows great places to stay for birding and great spots to see the iconic birds of the country. We recommend him regardless of the prior... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Roy was everything you would want in a guide - professional,patient,and extremely knowledgable. Without a guide like Roy,this would have been just a hike through the forrest. With Roy, this was a truly memorable learning adventure.

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We booked a nature tour of Manuel Antonio with Roy as our guide, and enjoyed it quite a bit. Roy is patient, kind, and extremely knowledgable about the wildlife in the park. We would not have seen nearly as many animals as we did without Roy's keen eye (and helpful telescope to see the wildlife close up!). The snack he... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We booked this trip as our kickoff to experiencing Costa Rica and it did not disappoint! My husband Keith asks a thousand questions and Roy our amazing knowledgeable guide loved answering them all. You can easily see that he has a passion for the area and all it has to offer. Roy was on time and efficient without being pushy.... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Roy was extremely knowledgeable and great with our kids ranging from 5 - 17. Great spotting scope and his iPad came in handy for additional examples of wildlife. Well worth the $ and he comes HIGHLY recommended.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our family of 5 toured the Manuel Antonio National Park with Roy as our guide. We found Roy to be professional, knowledgeable, unassuming and most importantly, a true lover of wildlife. With his telescope and laser pointer, Roy methodically pointed out things of interest hidden along the hike, including monkeys, spiders, frogs, crickets, bats, lizards, iguanas and 3-toed sloths. Viewing... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went into the park with Roy as our guide yesterday and had a splendid day. Pick up and coordination of the day was seamless. Roy showed up to get us and we followed him to the park in our car as we wanted to stay in the area after our tour. He got us prime, safe parking right next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We recently enjoyed a nature tour through Manuel Antonio with Roy. He has a calm, patient demeanor that makes you feel very comfortable as he guides you through the park. I noticed that other guides come to him for advice, etc. My kids are still commenting about his tour, and how nice it was for him to help them take... More 

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