Planning a trip to Costa Rica I checked out several tour companies that were reviewed on Trip Advisor. After checking their websites, I emailed several looking for more info and hoping to book some tours before leaving the U.S. To my dismay, many of them took several days before responding to basic questions about their tours. However the owner of Xtreme Adventures was extremely responsive and detailed in his responses. We booked with Diego and were so happy we did so. My sister and I were picked up at our condo at 7 a.m. and returned at 7 p.m. after an all day trip to Arenal. Our guide was Diego (not the owner) who spoke very good English and was a good driver. He was very accomodating to our needs and wants and even helped out with a steep walking path by offering his arm for support as we hiked from one hanging bridge to the next. He even pulled over on the road to point out the monkeys in the trees. The tip to the Arenal Hanging Bridges, lunch and hot springs was very enjoyable. Even though we had a rental car we would NEVER make the drive ourselves. I'd skip the hot springs next time but the place did have the VERY best mango margarita we had ever had so maybe it was worth the stop. Bottom line - Diego and his Xtreme Adventures is a very reliable tour company with lots of options depending on your degree of adventure.
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