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tour guide recommendations?

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tour guide recommendations?

looking for recommendations or suggestions for 1)any good tour guides and 2)any tour suggestions. Would like to take the kids horseback riding and possibly an ATV tour thru jungle. While I know Tamarindo is touristy (we're staying there so the teens won't get bored) would like to go to some off the beaten path locations.

Boulder, Colorado
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1. Re: tour guide recommendations?

We did an atv beach / jungle tour, the Palo Verde River excursion, and the Miravalles zipline mudbath. Had a great time doing them all!! We used vargascostaricatours.com, they were awesome!!! Check out their website, we booked everything online with no problems. They are small personnel tours, they picked the 5 of us up in a nice new van. We had an excellent driver to navgate those pesky roads. Our guide Carlos was excellent, full of information. You can't go wrong with these guys. We also snorkeled from our resort in the Pappagayo Bay.

Dunnville, ON
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2. Re: tour guide recommendations?

I just wrote to the forum about Vargas Tours!! They are very personal & accomodating. You can email Ricardo, tell him the kind of things you are looking for & he will do his best to comply. These are not fly by nighters & not big company.. Solid vehicles, local business, local people, doing very well.

Prices seemed comparable to the big guys.


Also try TourTech International, We had a very successful leatherback turtle experience while with them at Las Baulos Marine National Park. I booked that one through an agent, so do not have a contact email.

Have Fun!!!

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