Mainor Lara operates a first class tour experience. We had ten family members from 7 years to 75 years, all with different wants and needs, and he was able to accommodate all of them. First off, when I called him and told him we wanted to accomplish a long list of activities and be sure to see monkeys and toucans he was very upfront and said doubtful to see toucans, and explained why. Very honest and I like that. We arranged for him to pick us up at 7am at our house on the peninsula papagayo. He was exactly on time with a spotless van loaded with a cooler of drinks. By 8am we had learned about sugar cane and various costa rican agriculture. So after we were at a tiny but beautiful market where he bought us all pineapple and empanadas. When Mainor picked us up he didn't know he had a group of diet coke junkies with him so he then stopped again in the middle of nowhere and came out of a building with an armful of them (also called coke light here). The man is magic. He then took us to the buena vista lodge for a day of adventure (canopy, waterside, hanging bridges, lunch, horseback, volcanic mud and spa). Again, 7 years to 75 yrs and everyone got a tour their way! Eight people tried the canopy while he took the other 2 on the walking tour. 6 rode horseback and he rode the tractor to the spa with the 4 who did not. This guy does not sit in his van! He goes with you everywhere! Translating, tells facts, history, etc. and always thinking ahead so you dont have to! So the time, it's 2:30, we have had a great day and we are happy (and exhausted) and ready to head back home. He is still asking what he can do for us. He will stop for groceries, souvenirs, or whatever. He was still willing to show us more of costa rica! Unbelievable really! Mainor is smart and witty, and everyone everywhere seems to know him. I would recommend him and his company with no hesitation. I can't say enough about how great this company is, I give it 5 stars and I have never given 5 stars to anyone except Sea Island, Ga. PURA VIDA!
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