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Paradise Tours

San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #13 of 79 Activities in San Jose
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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I went to Central America for the first time to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We chose Costa Rica, but we don't really know where to begin. We arrived in San Jose in the middle of the day, and most tours start in the morning due to afternoon showers. I contacted Paradise Tour, and communicated with Mike directly.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Mike is the operator of Paradise Tours and he is very nice and knowledgeable about Costa Rica. I pre-booked 2 tours with Mike and he was very helpful getting those set. I booked a half day tour of San Jose to get oriented with the city and a full day Poas/Chocolate tour. on the 1/2 day San Jose tour, Mike... More 

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ParadiseCostaRica, Owner at Paradise Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and comments about our service and we’re pleased you were satisfied with our tours. We apologize again for the late pick up due to unexpected traffic which seems to get worse all the time, combined with the of lack of early morning help after my wife broke her leg 2 months ago which I... More 

Carlsbad, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We scheduled the all-inclusive day tour with Mike, and what a great choice!! He is very knowledgeable about the country and explains everything from plants and flowers to Costa Rican history the entire tour. We felt so comfortable and safe with Mike that we asked him to drive us to Manuel Antonio for our stay there, then picked us up... More 

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Murrieta, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had the pleasure of having Paradise Tours pick a group of 16 of us up from San Jose Airport and take us on a tour which included dropping us off in Quepos. Mike rented a shuttle bus, pretty new, clean air conditioned. He shared so much information with us along the way and we were excited to learn so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My best friend and I did the all inclusive day tour and had the most amazing time. Mike was so knowledgeable and the tour was just us so we really felt like we got the red carpet treatment. We loved the coffee plantation, the Costa Rica history we were taught, the volcano, the waterfalls, lunch, the restaurant with the hummingbirds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Be sure to book your Costa Rica tours through Mike! Mike is fantastic!!! Worth every penny, and then some. He will make sure your needs and accommodations are met! If weather spoils your plans (which can happen often in Costa Rica), he will provide options which are just as good! It is definitely a great alternative having a private guide... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Mike is the best! My wife and I just did his "Special Day Tour" and it was all we were hoping for, and then some. Every place we stopped, Coffee plantation, fruit stands, waterfalls, that really good Casado at the little restaurant with the hummingbirds, Riverboat trip, it was all just the best. Mike is extremely knowlegable about Costa Rica,... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I hired Mike because of Trip Advisor reviews and he was as good as everyone has said. He was beyond accommodating as I changed my mind several times before arrival in regards to what I wanted to do. He was very gracious in helping me work through this. Upon meeting him, he took us to Mount Poas, the waterfall gardens,... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went with Mike for two private trips: Superior Day Tour and Pacific Beaches. Both days out were fantastic, we saw really a lot and Mike makes sure his clients are happy. He can tell you lots of interesting facts about Costa Rica and is very friendly, so whoever is going to go for a trip organized by Paradise Tours... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Mike provided my wife and me with a wonderful day trip. Mike is personable, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. He took us up Mount Poas to the volcano - the crater and lake were unfortunately shrouded by clouds, but the view was still cool - we visited several dramatic waterfalls, and had a fascinating tour of a chocolate plantation which included... More 

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