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“Excellent surfing experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aguas Azules Parasailing & Watersports Tours

Aguas Azules Parasailing & Watersports Tours
Manuel Antonio Beach | 1/2 Mile Before Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Owner description: Aguas Azules is your ultimate source for adventure and fun at Manuel Antonio Beach. Relax knowing you are in experienced and secure hands as you: Parasail and soar 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean enjoying a bird's eye view of the Manuel Antonio Coastline, bounce and jump along the Pacific in our Banana Boat, test your stamina as you Waterski or Wakeboard around the Park, swim with the fish on one of our Snorkeling Tours, experience world class fishing on our Fishing Tour, take in the stunning sunset on our private Sunset Tour or learn to surf with one of our knowledgeable local surf instructors.
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent surfing experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

My boyfriend and I went through Aquas Azules for surfing lessons. The cost compared the other places was quite reasonable, considering the high-quality of lessons we received. We didn't have to 'pre-book" or anything. We each had our own private instructor for 1 hr, both were very good- fluent English, clear instructions, patient. We both were able to catch a few waves!!

Included with the lesson is a 2-hr surfboard/ body board rental. We went back a few days later and decided to do body-boarding, as surfing is a sport that requires probably many hrs of instruction before being able to independently and safely catch some waves. We had a blast body boarding!

Would highly recommend!

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fun, safe, but quick”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I did a tandem parasail with this company. Melanie and her husband (the owners) were very thorough and reassuring about how to safely put on the harness. After you're strapped in and te boat starts moving you literally take two steps an you're lifted off the ground. It wasn't scary and the scenery was beautiful. However, it's $65 per person and you're only in the air for about ten minutes...it seemed like a short ride for the amount of money you pay. While Melanie was great, the guys she has working for her who drive the boat and come pick you up on a jetski once you're set down in the water weren't very nice...they were curt and kind of rude about whether or not you're unhooking yourself and getting on the jetski fast enough. Also, don't bring any valuables with you...the only place to keep your bag is on a chair under their little tent on the beach and its definitely not always supervised. Overall, it was a fun experience and I'd recommend it for someone of any age or physical condition.

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Aguas A, Owner at Aguas Azules Parasailing & Watersports Tours, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello Tina M., Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad that you felt safe and enjoyed the spectacular views and scenery when parasailing with us. Your safety and enjoyment are absolutely our first priority, and I'm so glad that we were able to meet the high standards we set for ourselves on this front. Regarding your concerns about the guys who picked you up in the jet ski, I'm so sorry if they were at all rude or curt with you. We pride ourselves in our customer service and set very high standards for the service we provide, and, as you can see in many other reviews here on Trip Advisor, I believe we meet almost always meet those goals. However, if we failed on this front with you, please accept our apologies. We will talk to the guys and make sure they understand what is expected from them every single time! I only wish you had mentioned your concerns right away when you came back from the parasailing and said everything was great. We definitely would have liked to make it up to you right then! Regarding the length of your trip, the flight time for our regular parasailing is 15 minutes which I believe you did have, but again, had you mentioned that it felt short to you, we would have been happy to offer you something to make it right at that time. This was just a few days ago, so if you're still in town, please do contact me and maybe we can figure something out! Finally, regarding your concerns about security, we do the parasailing from the public beach and do not have lockers, but we take seriously our responsibility for keeping your belongings safe. We ask you to leave them on the table or the chair so we have a clear view at all times, even if we're not sitting under the tent at that moment. In 7 years, we've never had anything "disappear," but please do let me know if something was missing from your belongings so we can investigate further. Again, thank you for parasailing with us and I hope that overall it was a great experience for you!
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hudson valley
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“Perfect Morning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Our family did the dolphin watch tour with their banana boat - it was perfect! We saw sting rays, dolphins, and flying fish - very close to the boat - it was magical and the staff was helpful and kind.

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Aguas A, Owner at Aguas Azules Parasailing & Watersports Tours, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello! Thank you for letting us be a part of your Perfect Morning! We are so glad your family enjoyed their dolphin watch trip with us. It was especially great knowing that you chose to go with Aguas Azules again after enjoying your snorkeling trip with us a few years ago. We love repeat customers!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Experience- Do not Miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

When in COsta Rica at Manuel Antonio, don't miss the chance to parasail with these folks. They went out of their way to make sure that we had a good experience, took pictures that they sent us and were reassuring to two old folks trying something new. Great to do this with an English speaker as well. Try it at sunset!

Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Parasailing with Aguas Azules in Manuel Antonio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My fiance and I had an amazing experience parasailing through Aguas Azules Watersports. Melanie picked us up at our hotel. I immediately felt comfortable with Melanie, as if she was a good friend. She was so welcoming, outgoing, helpful and even offered some great tips for our trip, other things to do in the area, restaurant recommendations, etc. Melanie and her husband provided an incredible experience. Melanie captured great photos and within a week from our excersion, Mel folled up to see how the remainder of our trip was and send links to two sets of photos, large volume of pictures to choose from. We will be back and highly recommend Aguas Azules for parasailing and other watersoport tours.

Windy

Visited November 2012
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Aguas A, Owner at Aguas Azules Parasailing & Watersports Tours, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello Windy K, It was wonderful to meet and you and your fiance and take you parasailing. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for all of your kind words. We strive to provide each and every customer with a spectacular and special experience and are always thrilled when we get the opportunity to hear how we did. We look forward to seeing you again some day here in beautiful Manuel Antonio!
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