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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2672-1041
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Description: Charlie’s Adventures is the Premier Tour Company in the Papagayo Gulf with...
Charlie’s Adventures is the Premier Tour Company in the Papagayo Gulf with over 14 years of experience. We have multilingual tour guides, our own equipment and fully insured boats. We know that next time you think of Costa Rica, and especially Papagayo Gulf – Guanacaste, you’ll think of Charlie’s Adventure and the days you had the best moments of your life!
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Good trip, but felt bad for the guide.

There was a Charlie's tour office at our resort (Allegro Papagayo) and we found the service there very good. Helpful, informative and not pushy at all. The prices are also really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2014
Traveller3229
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British Columbia
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Met on the beach with another couple. Fast boat across the bay then hopped onto quad bikes (ATVS) then a 20km ride through rivers and jungle. Amazing to see the local way of life as well as wildlife. Then to do some zip lining through the jungle canopy. We finished at a small zoo and then back to the beach... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed at the Andaz Papagayo where Bruno, one of Charlie's tour guides, told us about all their adventure offerings right there at the beach. There was no sales pitch, just information and we felt comfortable and confident booking without really looking into it. We decided on the ATV tour and so far it's been a highlight of the trip.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We did the aqua combo tour. Our guide was a lot of fun and the scenery was amazing. The snorkeling wasn't great. It was on volcanic rock and there just weren't a ton of colorful fish like you would see in the reefs. But it was still enjoyable. Lunch was tasty, fishing was fun. I would definitely recommend this trip.

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Communidad, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You can't go wrong with this trip... We booked the "Aqua Combo Tour" for 30 people to be a great conclusion to a week long mission trip in Costa Rica. This trip was... In a word... FANTASTIC. Carlos (the son of the owner) was captain of the boat on our trip, and took awesome care of us... they were ready... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Terrible tour agency. They cancel your tour at the time to go onboard. Not because of bad weather, simply because they cannot plan really a tour. Which should be their expertise. In addittion I'll have to wait 3 days to see if I'll get my money back. In summary, this agency should not be operating.

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British Columbia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

There was a Charlie's tour office at our resort (Allegro Papagayo) and we found the service there very good. Helpful, informative and not pushy at all. The prices are also really quite reasonable. We booked and went on a boat trip across the bay to Coco Beach. I don't remember his name, but our guide was fabulous and worked so... More 

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We used Charlie's Adventures for a snorkeling trip while staying in the Gulf of Papagayo. We were staying at the Andaz and were picked up right at our hotel beach. The boat arrived right on time. It is a full day of boating and snorkeling and lunch. Our guide, Bruno, was great. The trip to the bay for snorkeling was... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Charlie's was really awesome. We were happier with their tours than the ones we booked through our tour rep. The person who helped us book was super helpful and friendly, and helped us make the best of our time there. There was no pressure, and they actually suggested various items to us so that we didn't double up on the... More 

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Me and my girlfriend went on the Snorkel Combo, which was $50 each. It ended up only being, her, myself and the tour guide, who was also the boat driver. The boat itself looked like a lawsuit waiting to happen. It was old, uncomfortable, and looked derelict. It turned out we had to waste about 45 minutes dropping off all... More 

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Belleville Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Upon arriving at the resort( Allegro Papagayo) I went into Charlie's Adventure tour and told them I was ready to scuba dive for 5 of the seven days I was at the resort. No problem they said. We go out with 4 divers min. And they already had 3 signed up. I would be number 4. Great,I just spent $1000.00... More 

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