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Rio Claro Day Tours

Address: Punta Rio Claro, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 83928351
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maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went with a guide who rowed the boat and saw some birds. Not too difficult climb to waterfall and then can swim in the pool below. Also got to swim back along side the boat with the flow of the water and that was fun. Ricardo was busy so we didn't get to talk about turtles, which was too bad.... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed in Drake Bay at a house run by Emilio of the Drake Vista Hotel. Along with other tours, Emilio suggested a visit to Ricardo - whose mission to preserve and nurture the local turtle population is legendary, having released more than 7,000 babies to the ocean so far. As we had a 4WD, we drove to Playa Rincon,... More 

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Copake, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We stayed at the Copa de Arbol lodge about two miles down the coast toward Drake Bay. We took a walk on the hiking path to the Rio Claro. Ricardo "The Turtle Man" was just finishing another tour and was available to take my wife and me up the river. I think that there should be such a beautiful clear... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were staying a few KM from here at the Copa de Arbol hotel and decided to hike down to the nearby beach and go snorkelling in the reefs there one day. En route we passed the mouth of the Rio Claro, a lush jungle esutuary that cut through the sands of the beach. There was a tour operator here... More 

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Pequannock, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Wonderful! Some of our group chose to kayak, 3 of us opted for a canoe with guide (cameras were put into a dry bag in the canoe so I was happy to be able to get a few photos). Easy going except for some scrambling on slippery rocks, to get to a waterfall and go around small rapids. Swimming back... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I think this is the ultimate experience..to go up a river in the jungle, then swim in a pool of pure water, and a waterfall! my dream has been realized

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our hotel (Emilio at VistaDrake) recommended this trip to us. What a treat to find this after a few mile hike along the coast from Drake Bay. We signed up as a family of 5 to take the 2-hr river tour with their guide. Starting with jumping into the river from a rope swing to walking up waterfalls and jumping... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had been in Drake Bay for a week, and heard about a man who will take you to the top of a mountain, then you get to slide down a waterfall all the way to the base. It sounded completely unreal. Then we found Ricardo and his turtle conservation project. I'm pretty sure he is the waterfall man! This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went horse riding to Rio Bravo, where we met Ricardo and his team. We went for 2 hours trip with swimming in the river, jumping from cliffs and so. It was just great and kids loved it to.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Simplicity of great beauty. True kindness from Ricardo about tourist and personnal engagement taking care of the vulnerability of Turtles

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