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“Marcos is the best” 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 #1 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Marcos is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We spent 3 wonderful days with Marcos touring Monteverde. He led us on a night time tour, a tour of the cloud forest, and one more looking for quetzals and mot mots, which we found along with many other birds, mammals an reptiles. He was so knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the area. he took the time to make sure we all saw the things he spotted so easily. he was very flexible with making sure we saw what we wanted. he had great dinner suggestions as well. he didn't mind spending extra time with us on our tours. we went on an early morning walk through the cloud forest and this was great having him show us everything there as well. he also communicated with other guides so we could see as much as possible. the hikes were great. having his spotting scope was good. he even helped us get close up photos through it as well. Marcos was terrific.

Visited July 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thanks for the review! When is your next trip? I remember you saying Costa Rica might be in your plans again sometime!!! Best, Susu and Marcos
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English first
Palmares, Costa Rica
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“They are the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I can't write how good they are... Marcos is the best guide you can have! I'm sure you will enjoy Monteverde, but I can bet you that if you have a tour with Marcos you definetly will know what Pura Vida means!!!

Visited March 2013
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Pasión C, Owner at Pasion Costa Rica Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
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Pura vida monojr!!
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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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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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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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