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“bestrips really is the "BEST"” 5 of 5 stars
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CostaRicaBestrips
50 metros metros noreste de cancha futbol 5, 50503, Costa Rica
+506 8526 8465
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Owner description: This a a Licensed Company Secured with Many years of Experience in the Business of Tourist Transportation. We Provide a Supreme Service for our Costumer Base, with Competitive Prices and a Experienced Team of Professionals.
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“bestrips really is the "BEST"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We were in Cost Rica Feb 8-18. We were on the beach and started a conversation with a gentleman named Arial. There was no pressure he told us about his company and we decided to take this tour rather than the hotel one. Bestrips is not associated with the hotel, and is with a smaller group of people, more personalized. We went on 2 tours, one the canopy, the other the river raft tour. Both were with Alex. (he introduced himself as crazy Alex and the he was, in a good way)
On the way to both locations Alex explained things to us about the culture, the country, different holistic medicine, he took the time to stop and let us try sugarcane. He explained to us about the different trees in the area. I had my camera with me and Alex used it taking pictures of us on both tours. He loves taking pics and did a great job, pics I wouldnt have today if he hadn't taken them for me. I recomend that you book online before you go on vacation. Both our tours were with only 2 couples and we got to know Alex and he took the time to make us laugh and made us feel special. We got a drive to the airport by Alex, booked also with Arial, we felt like we had made a friend and it was sad to leave. If you want a personalized tour, without all the crowds and with great tour company book with Bestrips!!!
Pera Vida Alex, Rick and Laurie

Visited February 2013
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Shawinigan, Canada
1 review
“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We did the mega combo Borinquen , We had an excellent day Ariel is so good. We take a private tour he picked up on time and at the time we wanted. He stop at some places on in route to Borinquen. He let us the time we desired to enjoy each activity. Everything was perfect. We recommand everybody to book with Ariel and don't be afraid by what the hotel (riu guanacaste) think about it. You won't regret it. Thanks again Ariel for everything. We ahd a wonderful day with you. We are now back to the snow. Next year if we return to guanacaste it is sure that we will return with you.

Visited February 2013
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Minot, Maine
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“did 3trips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We did the float down the river trip that was very nice with all the different animals then we went to the waterfall that was just beautiful are driver was Mario he was very good .aerial you could not ask for any better than him . He was very helpful
about what Time of day you should do the trip . We did the 4wheeler tour for 4 hrs on the beaches we got to see 8 others. These two trips were just use and the guide. We also did the Nicaragua trip was just the best David the guide was the best .thank you very much bill and Joanna for the best trip.

Visited January 2013
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Welland, Canada
1 review
“highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Both Aerial and Alex were terrific tour guides. They are very accommodating as they will do all that they can to make your trips with them fun and full of information. They are very knowledgeable.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
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“Crazy Alex was awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My family stayed at the Riu Guanacaste during the week of Jan 14-18th and booked three trips through CostaRicaBestrips. I met Ariel on the beach of the resort and after a very long chat with him about his company and various trip options, decided to give his company a chance. Our first trip was the Palo Verde river tour and was our first meeting with Alex. He is a FANTASTIC tour guide - positive, friendly, and gives 110%. If you like birds and various wildlife, you will enjoy this tour. The highlight, however, was the lunch - what a great Costa Rican meal!

Our next tour was the Borinquen horseback riding/ziplining/mud bath, hotsprings tour, again with Alex. This time, we had two other couples with us (all of us from different parts of Canada incidentally), nine in total. What a fabulous day, and really the best day of our trip. So much fun! Again, Alex went out of his way to make this a great day. As some of the other reviews mentioned, he was our own personal photographer, taking pictures of our family when we were on horseback and on the ziplines. He takes a gazillion pictures so you can choose the best of the lot. Again, the meal on this trip was awesome! We were sad to say goodbye to Alex at this point since he was booked for the rest of the week.

The last tour was the ATV tour. We wanted something short and it was about a 15 min drive from the resort. The tour is about 2 hrs long. It was good, but very dusty. Not a bad way to spend the morning. You visit two beaches during that time and you can swim at the second one if you want to.

Overall, what made our trip was our interaction with Alex. He is 'Crazy Alex' because he will do things on a whim, like stop at the side of the road and cut some sugar cane for us because we mentioned that we had never tasted it. Or stop in at a park that is full of iguanas so that we could have a picture opportunity. Or pop into a local supermarket so that we can buy sunscreen which would have cost us $35 USD at the Riu (yes, you read that right). I would highly recommend this company and if we are ever in Costa Rica again, you can bet I will give Ariel a call.

Visited January 2013
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