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Bucus Tours

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Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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About Bucus Tours
Omar Cook will be your guide for the most of the tours, he is a Manzanillo resident.Who has worked for many years as a trained and certified jungle guide.Omar has expertise in these ranges bird identification, botany animal and plant habits but also in geography of the entire country of Costa Rica.We offer Jungle hikes, Bird watching, Gandoca Lagoon kayak tour, See the Leatherback turtle, Snorkling, Dolphin tours, Indian reserve tour and a lot more adventure tours.
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Laurel C wrote a review Mar 2020
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You would be doing yourself a disservice not to hire Omar. He has decades of experience, is an enthusiastic naturalist and an excellent human being. He will tailor your experience to meet your expectations (ask about plants!!!) and give you historical context to ground your experience. Omar is engaging, hilarious and generous with his time and his knowledge.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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itsBenCantu wrote a review Feb 2020
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Omar took us on an amazing hike through Gandoca Manzanillo National Park. His deep knowledge about the environment was eye-opening and the way he treats the plants and wildlife is very respectful. It was also important for us to learn about Costa Rica's conflicting policies on agriculture and wild life conservation, from Omar's perspective. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SallyG wrote a review Sep 2019
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Yes, the sloth, monkeys, and iguanas are all roaming about in the reserve, but Omar is like superman with x-ray vision, he can find all the animals. He is like a walking field guide, that man knows all the names of the plants, and birds too! He was born and raised in Manzanillo, so he knows that there is a better picture for your sunset just ahead, around 2 curves and past a palm tree. You will get more out of your trip if you take a guide, especially this one. He is pretty entertaining as well. The coolest thing is that he can listen to the waves from his house in the morning and tell you if you can snorkel or just swim later that afternoon. He has a different trip for every group, every weather, and every budget.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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suzied2 wrote a review Feb 2019
London, England129 contributions49 helpful votes
Omar was an excellent and entertaining guide, we learned a lot - and he has eyes like a hawk, I have no idea how he spotted some of the wildlife we saw. Lukie the dog was a great companion too.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Marco G wrote a review Apr 2018
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Highly recommend a tour with Bucus Tours of the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Mixed Wildlife Refuge if you're staying in Puerto Viejo or nearby! Our guide Omar was very knowledgeable, patient and cracked some not so funny dad jokes (lol) as he took us on a 4-hour tour through this unique and incredible experience. He kept it entertaining and enjoyable! Omar spotted the smallest of the wildlife species like frogs, spiders, ants, snakes and the bigger ones like monkeys and birds. He also shared a lot of information about the different trees and palms of the refuge and their medical and use purposes for locals. Make sure to wear your hiking sneakers, bring a professional camera with a set of long range lens and binoculars. Omar finished the tour by cracking open a coconut for us to drink the water and eat. It was so fresh! Contact Omar at bucustours@gmail.com or (506) 8932-0030. I am not a family member or a friend fyi. I'm very satisfied customer who cares to give people a 5-star review when they deserve it. Enjoy your tour!!
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