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“Knowledge, entertaining and flexible!” 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!
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Knowledge, entertaining and flexible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We wanted to hire a guide who has extensive knowledge of Costa Rica, the plants and the wildlife, spoke English really well and was Charasmatic. Marcos was all that and more!

We truly enjoyed both of our tours with him . One was a night tour where he was determined to do his best to make sure we had the opportunity to see some unique Costa Rican mammals-and we did! Watching the Sloth climb through the trees was a treat!

He has the gift of making learning fun. Today we toured the Monteverde Cloud Forest- Fantastic hike! I felt like I was walking through a movie set, the colors were so vivid...and Marcos made sure we included a hanging bridge too!

I am so glad we were referred to him ...
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Visited July 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
We are so happy you are happy with the referral! Come back to Monteverde again, soon! Thank you for the review.
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Brigham City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“An expert with a personality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Marcos is one of the most caring and tuned in to people guide I have ever been with. I used him solo in september and the brought my wife, a daughter, and my parents back and he was fantastic. He knows so much about both the flora and fauna that he is like a walking encyclopedia. Marcos has a relationship with nature before your tour even starts and a relationship with you before it ends. His wife Susu is also a great help in all you need in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
When are you bringing your family back again?!! We'll be here waiting for you! Thanks for the review!
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great nature tour in monteverde”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

July 2013 spent a morning with Marcos and it was fantastic. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic friendly and totally committed to what he does. He found all kinds of animals and shared great information about them all. He has a telephoto
Lens which was great for up close viewing and photographing. Bring your smart phone!!! We saw bellbirds, toucans, sloths, a yellow lash viper, spiders.....highly recommend a tour withnMarcos!!!

Visited July 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Can't thank you enough for your review!!
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Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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