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Address: Pueblo Viejo, Playa Las Gaviotas, Puerto Jimenez 22, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2735 5195
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Description: Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce is a costarrican family business. We...
Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce is a costarrican family business. We offer kayak tours, exploring mangrove forest, enjoying sunset with dolphins ans sea turtles, full day kayak-snorkeling adventures, day trips, outrigger canoeing, overnight tours in Golfo Dulce and Corcovado National Park. We are an environmental responsible business; our adventures have an eco-education compliment, our guides are certified and experienced. Welcome all year long to our Pura Vida adventure style!
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perfect with kids!

We did the tour with our two sons of four and seven years old. We were afraid that they would be bored after a while but they enjoyed their selves the complete four hours! We saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Grecia La Argentina, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We did the tour with our two sons of four and seven years old. We were afraid that they would be bored after a while but they enjoyed their selves the complete four hours! We saw a kaiman, a lot of birds and some lizards. But for us to paddle through the mangrove was already special enough. After the mangrove... More 

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Texas
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32 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A warning to all travelers: Do not give your credit card to Alberto. I would not trust Alberto or Aventuras Tropicales. I do not recommend giving them your business. I've been to over 30 countries and worked with many tour operators, but this is the first provider who has been extremely difficult and downright frustrating to work with. After communicating... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you've got the energy, the day-long kayak trip is fully worth it. It's 8km up the golfo, where you take time to explore a reef, get lunch, then 8km back, where you also explore the mangrove forest. Like many others, Alberto was our guide. He is terrific. Not only does he have an exhaustive knowledge of the local environment,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We started this lovely day with dolphins swimming about 30 feet from our kayaks before entering the lush mangroves. Alberto was our guide and was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna as well as birds. His English is excellent and demeanor friendly and helpful. The fresh coconut and pineapple were such a nice touch. Definitely do this if you... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Alberto, our guide, was the zen master of kayak trips on the estuary, so quiet yet informative. His kayak even moved through the water almost without noise and gracefully. When we saw a Roseatte Spoonbill close by, it never moved because he was so calm. Only the noise of my family pointing it out to each other resulted in it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Me and my bf have experienced the adventurous tour at Golfo Dulce with Alberto. We fall in love with the beautiful views of Mangrove forest. Alberto was very informative. I like how he loves nature and willing to grow some new plants on the beach to create a shadow, he is very attentive and responsive. Yes, the cutting coco was... More 

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Havre, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

William Delgado, owner operator of Aventuas Tropicales gave an extremely informative tour of the mangroves around his home. He pointed out many different species of birds, iguanas, white-faced capuchin monkeys and went into depth about how important the red and black mangroves were for the environment and to Costa Rica. He explained how his father had owned the land in... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Among all the great experiences on our two week trip, our Sunset kayaking with Alberto stands out for world-class, once in a life time tours. Kayaking through mangroves, swimming in the warm Pacific. Paddling through heavy raindrops with the occasional lightning. Calm sea through the mist and fog. The paddel through bioluminiscence glitter and rounding off by swimming in the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We went on the mangrove kayak tour and it was great. Our guides, Laura and José were great at explaining all the different types of mangrove trees we found and we really enjoyed the coconut and pineapple on the beach half way through. What's great about this agency is that it's not in the main part of town so there... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

we took a kayak tour through mangroves with William our guide. It was a good experience. William is passionate about the area and very knowledgeable too. His family provided meal at the end of our tour which was wonderful. We got an education and saw many things we would never have seen by ourselves, including bats and a small boa... More 

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