We traveled to Punteranas on the Coral Princess as part of a two week Panama crossing cruise. My wife's friend Karen had done a similar cruise earlier in the year and highly recommended using Ricky Ricardo as opposed the much more expensive Princess-sponsored excursion. We wound up with one other couple from the ship so there were a total of six of us.
Ricky picked us up just off the dock and took us out for about 5 hours. Our tour included a hike into the rain forest over some canopy bridges with a naturalist, a stop at a medicinal herb garden, a stop to see wild monkeys, a tour of the brackish waters on a river that was loaded with all kinds of life, from various exotic birds to crocodiles (LOTS!!!) and other reptiles. The tour also include lunch at an great little seaside restaurant a quick tour of Puntarenas and a quick shopping stop which one of our group requested.
Ricky did a fantastic job. His van was in excellent condition and the AC worked great. We had no problems understanding his English and we later found out (after talking with other Princess passengers) that we got to see much more interesting things than they did on their tours, which were notably more expensive. This was by far the best tour we've been on (well let's face it, Costa Rica has a lot of great stuff to experience!!!) and wound up being an excellent value. I'd highly recommend Ricky Ricardo's tours in Puntarenas.
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