We just had the most amazing mangrove tour with Pablo! We were visiting with two little kids, and Pablo was amazing with them. From the minute we met him, he said we could do anything we want - lots of talking and looking for all of the birds and snakes, etc, or just go right to look for monkeys or whatever the kids wanted. We were lucky enough to have only our family, Pablo, and the driver Milo with us. Pablo explained everything to us, all of the birds in detail and all about the ecosystem. He and Milo were amazing at spotting the animals. We saw little lizards, baby croc, tons of birds, a boa, and best of all - the monkeys! We spent a lot of time with the amazing monkeys. After seeing lots of wildlife along the way, Pablo took us right over to the monkeys and the monkeys came right to the boat - so cute and friendly. Our 4 year old wanted more monkeys, so we circled back and spent most of our time just watching the monkeys. Pablo and Milo were so patient and did not rush us at all - even turned off the boat so we could just enjoy the time. We stayed watching the monkeys until they left, seeing mamas and babies, monkeys eating coconuts, it was all amazing. (He said the day before that it took many, many tries to find monkeys for one group, but he spent all of the hours looking for them - we were luckier to find them quickly, but I like the story of how he stayed with the previous group until they found the monkeys.) The mangrove is so beautiful and peaceful. We were very happy to be on the smaller, personal boat instead of the packed boats we saw going around the mangroves. If you are traveling with kids, you definitely want this tour company which will tailor the tour to your kids. Pablo speaks perfect English (raised in Canada) and Spanish, so it was great to be able to ask detailed questions. We just absolutely loved this tour, and we will definitely go back and do the same tour with Pablo again when our relatives visit us again here in Costa Rica. I liked it so much that this is the first time I ever posted on TripAdvisor, despite using TripAdvisor a ton for planning trips everywhere over the past 10 years.
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