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Iguana Expeditions

Hotel Gilded Iguana, Nosara, Costa Rica
2682 4089
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Ranked #21 of 35 Activities in Nosara
Type: Tours, Water sports, Adventure
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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Three of us were guided by Joe on the river, estuary in kayaks. Joe knows the river and how it changes from trip to trip. We had a good time and enjoyed the empressive mangrove forests and birds in this area. The costs were very reasonable and included a pick up from our hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

My family of seven (five daughters) thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Joe. The relaxing environment was a welcome respite from the previous day's adreniline-filled zip line activity Not only was Joe knowledgeable and informative, he is also a true gentleman. Upon our tour's return to base, we discovered our rental car had a flat tire. Joe insisted that HE change... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed in Nosara for 2 weeks and Joe took us kayaking on the Rio Montana, then out for Italian Ice Cream. We enjoyed it all. Later, on our second week we found Joe playing the guitar in a 3 piece band!! Just a super super time!! Look him up for a great guide to the whole area!

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Sanat Ana, Costa rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

My family and I went on the waterfall hike with Joe. It was a lot of fun. He taught us a lot about the plants and trees while we where walking. Joe is a very nice guy he gave us tips of things in the region like where the best beaches are and where a good gelatto place is. We... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Just about every year, we come to Nosara for one week of surf camp and this year, for the first time, we ventured away from the beaten path between our rental house and the beach. We took a tour with Jungle Joe on the Rio Montana. It was a welcome break from surfing and the pool - a real view... More

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Friendswood, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We've known Joe for many years and he is definitely the "go to" guy for any adventure you wish to take in and around Nosara. I've taken his kayak trip down the Rio Montana with girlfriends, and hiked to the waterfalls with him solo. His knowledge of the wildlife around Nosara is unsurpassed. He can take you to see the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I went on the river kayak tour with my mom & dad. They are real nature lovers and loved all the trees, plants, birds, small animals near the river banks. Joe is very knowledgeable about all the wildlife we saw. He is also a really fun guy to hang with on the tour. I would recommend his trip all ages... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

What fun in one of the most beautiful places on earth! We hiked to Mala Noche waterfall and swam in the pool below. Joe Davis was our guide - super good witht the kids. We kayaked down the Rio Monana and Nosara River - could not have been more beautiful. The birdwatching is increadable. My mom (70 years old) loved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011 via mobile

When your six year old tells you that her favorite part of the trip was kayaking with "jungle Joe", that says it all. The guy is entertaining, witty, sincere and a human encyclopedia on costa rica. His wife is also a sweetheart. The rio montagne was beautiful. Make sure to ask about the "Soprano's" story for a true laugh. When... More

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

I advise you do both the river kayaking and waterfall trips with Joe. He is an experienced guide and quite a character as well. Knowledge of wildlife, area lore, and river as well as a respect for safety will ensure you have a perfect adventure. Plus, he invited us to hear him play with his band at a local restaurant... More

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