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Address: Pueblo Viejo, Playa Las Gaviotas, Puerto Jimenez 22, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2735 5195
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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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Great tour of the mangroves

We had a morning tour of the mangrove forest with Alberto Jr on kayaks. He was very enthusiastic about sharing his love of the area with us and was an absolute gun when it came... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had a morning tour of the mangrove forest with Alberto Jr on kayaks. He was very enthusiastic about sharing his love of the area with us and was an absolute gun when it came to remembering each animal we saw and sharing some information about these. A thoroughly entertaining tour and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Bemused85
Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I was in Puerto Jiménez last summer. Bryan (Alejandro) Carranza came to ask me to go surfing with him. He lied about his name. I asked my friend, a local, about this guy ''Alejandro''. He told me his name was Bryan and that he lied because he didn't want to get bad reviews on TripAdvisor. He invites girls to his... More 

Thank C4n4di4nGirl
Grecia La Argentina, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank LieveWitteveen
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank wgomaa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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 

Thank TNHeather
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Ann B
Montreal, Canada
1 review
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 

Thank IrinaM5891
Havre, Montana
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Debby J
Lund, Sweden
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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