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“Made all the difference” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours

Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours
150m norte del Cementerio, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
+506 8304 7161
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Santa Elena
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Not your run-of-the-mill tours! Choose us for a fantastic natural history and cultural tour. While you're at it, we'll seek to find and understand beautiful birds, mammals, plant life and more. We offer options for families, nature lovers, birders and student groups. Take advantage of our private tours as well. Naturalist guiding is not just a job; it is a commitment and a lifestyle!
Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Made all the difference”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We went on a tour with Marcos, one half of the husband and wife team who own and operate this company. He was superb. Fully bilingual, incredibly knowledgeable, and passionate about his work.

We would not have seen, and certainly not have known about, anywhere near the amount of wildlife had we gone alone.

Visited May 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thanks for your review of our team - we aim to provide great services, personalized!! Gracias, Susu and Marcos
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We did a tour of the Curi Cancha Refuge with Marcos at the recommendation of Reina at Cabanas Valle Campanas and he was a wonderful guide. We saw all sorts of wildlife and he took great pictures through his scope with our camera. He spotted four quetzals and tracked down a bell bird as well. As others have mentioned, he was knowledgeable, pleasant, and clearly is very passionate about what he does. Highly recommended - it was a great way to spend a morning!

Visited May 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Your review is much appreciated! Best, Susu and Marcos
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hollywood, fl
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Marcos is fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Marcos spent an afternoon with our family, first visiting the area around Stella's bakery, where we spotted a green viper snake resting in a tree, monkeys and a sloth. We then travelled to one of the reserves. Marcos helped us spot toucans, a bell bird and other marvelous bird species. He was patient with our children and even helped us take pictures through his scope with our smart phone.
Marcos is the best!

Visited April 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thanks Marc and family - hope we can help you again on your next trip to Costa Rica! :)
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Köln
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I went on three tours with Marcos from Pasion Costa Rica. I'm glad that I went with this great guide because he was very informativ, friendly and funny. He showed us so many animals which we wouldn't see without a guide. Susu, his wife, booked not only the three tours for me but also other tours and bustickets. All is very good organized and easy.
I had a great time in Monteverde also because of Susu and Marcos and I highly recommend their little business to everyone who wants to see more in Monteverde!

Visited April 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you and we hope to see you again soon, Eva would love it!
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Moraga, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Marcos was the best tour guide. Funny, friendly, knowledgeable, and good English for us gringos! We did a night tour which was amazing, we saw so many creatures: green stripe snake, tarantula, lots of insects & birds. We also did a tour in the cloud forest one morning and had another fabulous experience. I can't recommend him highly enough!!! His wife booked our transportation to and from the San Jose area which was also easy and worked out great. Very competitive pricing, nice drivers (though we have found on our numerous trips that the smaller transport drivers generally have very little English, but it was all good).

Visited January 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you so much for your review!!
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