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“Ricky Ricardo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Puntarenas Private Tours

Puntarenas Private Tours
El Roble | El roble, Puntarenas 5500, Costa Rica
506 83191315
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Ranked #13 of 24 Activities in Puntarenas
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Owner description: We are local guides and drivers than run our business with quality and competitive prices, we offer the best tours and airports and cruise ports transfers with our modern vehicles, all them fully licensed, air conditioned and insured. With 12 years in the tourism industry we know how to give you a vacation of lifetime.
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“Ricky Ricardo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

While in Puntarenas Costa Rica, we were not sure about taking a tour until we met Ricky Ricardo. He took us on what was supposed to be a 3 1/2 hour tour that went over 4 hours. We visited places that were not even available off the ships tours. Ricky not only showed us the monkeys he stopped purchased some banana's and fed them while they walked across his outstretched arms and over his hat to reach them. If you are in Puntarenas Costa Rica and want a personalized tour I highly recommend Ricky Ricardo Tours. You can check him out on his web site rickyricardotours.com

Visited November 2014
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“Okey Dokey Tours with Charlie”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I made arrangements with him months before our arrival--hanging bridges. I wrote 3 days before and 2 days before and NEVER heard back from him. Picked up last 2 seats on cruise ship excursion.

Visited August 2014
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Saint John, Canada
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“The best "naturalist" on the island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Christian Madrigal Arroyo is by far the best naturalist guide on the island. Not only does he know the common names for the flora and fauna but he also knows the Latin names and classifications.
We engaged Christian for our first excuration and were so happy we requested him for the next 3 trips. His knowledge reminded me of being back at university.

Visited February 2014
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“Excellent Choice for 1 Day Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a great tour, it started off on the Pacific Train which has been in service for 50yrs, it has been restored and is absolutely beautiful, although no air conditioning, the windows provided good breezes. It was great to see the country side and the families who waved as we went by. We then got met by our coach which took us to the Tarcoola River where we got onto a boat. This was so interesting, the driver of the boat got into the water and fed the crocodiles, rather dangerous, but I don't think there have been many injuries which is surprising. The birdlife was amazing, such a lot to see and take in. Then we had a fruit lunch and were taken back to the ship. The tour took 41/2 hours which left plenty of time to walk along the foreshore and do some shopping at the local markets. Free wifi at the ice -cream shop if you buy an ice-cream, fast internet so was good to make calls and check emails.

Visited March 2014
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“Rainforest Sky Walk and Hanging Bridges, Puntarenas, Costa Rica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The idea of walking on hanging bridges through a rainforest jungle was exotic. In reality, all we saw was thousands of trees and several busy ants on the ground. The guide was in such a rush to get us across the bridges before the next tour came behind us, that we were making constant noise and movement. It was no wonder we saw no animals or birds.

There was a good stop at a local hotel for complementary tropical fresh fruits and iced tea - watching the many iguana. That was wonderful. There was also an interesting walk over the Tarcoles River to view the large lazy American Crocodiles. I also enjoyed the visit to a small fishing village where we saw beautiful scarlet macaws doing a mating dance high in the trees.

Other than that, it was disappointing to realise later that the guide did not include all the items listed on the itinerary. We did not go into Puntarenas City for a short sightseeing tour which should have included a tree lined promenade adjacent to the beach, an old church and unusual buildings. Nevertheless, a very interesting place and we had some wonderful memories.

Visited January 2014
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