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Central American Tours

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Central American tours is the most prestigious tour operator in Costa Rica. Since 1972 we have been providing tours, ground transportation, hotel reservations, rent a car reservations, airport transfers, customized itineraries and package for groups...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm just back from our trip to Costa Rica, we found this day trip super value for money and amazing fun. My daughter age 9 is a bit worried about heights so when i saw the zip lines i didn't think she would do them....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I used CATours for my round trip airport transfers, Rincon de la Vieja tour with ziplining, Palo Verde River Tour & Arenal Tour with Baldi Hot Springs. From start to end, they were terrific. I emailed CATours directly and had everything booked and confirmed within...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review!! It was our pleasure to serve you during your Costa Rica vacation. Our goal is to create unforgettable memories for our clients and we are glad to have accomplished our goal during your visit. Jorge Taylor President /...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this tour because hey, how often do you get to tour an active volcano? Well, to make sure your expectations are real....this is a sightseeing tour from afar. It is a tremendously long day (we left at 730am and didn’t get back to...More

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Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review! Yes, it is clear in our description that this is a very long tour. Arenal is still consider an active volcano; all thought it doesn't make constant eruptions as it use to. Sorry we didn't meet your expectations...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for 10 days at the Westin Conchal playa and our first experience with catours was our airport pickup. Super friendly and professional staff that makes everything easy for you. We booked ALL our activities and excursion wit them. Lydia who work for catours...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review!! I angled you enjoyed your Costa Rica vacation and that Lydia did such amazing job. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in anear futre. Jorge Taylor President / Owner

Reviewed December 13, 2018

Great trip up the Tempesque river with guides. Boat driver was very knowledgeable about the local wild life, especially the birds. He was able to spot them hidden in the bushes and on the banks. Followed by a great local flavour meal in the small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pearl W
Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! It was our pleasure to serve you and create great memories of your Costa Rica vacation. We hope to sere you again in a near future. Jorge Taylor Owner / President

Reviewed December 5, 2018

We stayed at the Riu Palace Guanacaste over Thanksgiving week and booked three excursions through CAT. Orion Reed with CAT spent time with us to understand our family's preferences and helped up select excursions that the whole family would enjoy. We were not disappointed...Surprisingly he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Our goal is to create unforgettable memories for our clients and I am glad that Orion is highly representing Catours. Thanks again and we hope to serve you again in a near future. Jorge Taylor President / Owner

Reviewed December 2, 2018

Myself and a group of 3 others used Central American Tours and our Adviser was Mateo Espinoza, he was the best and made sure we had everything we needed, answered all our questions and made everyone feel comfortable with the excursions we booked. we did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your review!! We are glad Mateo did his usual great job. We hope to serve you again in a near future. Jorge Taylor President / Owner

Reviewed November 23, 2018

CAT picked us up at the airport, drove us to three different locations during the week, as well as on a day-long tour. Their service was prompt, courteous and fun. The drivers allowed us to practice our spanish without making fun of our pronunciation and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you very much for your review! I am gals you enjoyed your Costa Rica vacations and that Catours was able to help create some wonderful memories for you. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again some time soon. Jorge Taylor President...More

Reviewed November 15, 2018

Highly recommended! Easy and very interesting tour. The boat driver could spot wildlife from far away even though they were often quite camouflaged. Our tour guide Alexander Bermuda was fascinating to talk to- he must read books and watch Animal Planet constantly! He spoke about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you very much for your review! I am glad Alexander did a great job and you were able to enjoy your tour. It was our pleasure to serve you. Jorge Taylor President / Owner

Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

I had a very good experience making this tour today. Manuel, our first driver, arrived on time at the entrance of the hotel at 7.30 (the transfer was included, from Playa Coco). After a comfortable journey, we met another Van in Filadenfia and we joined...More

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Jorge T, Owner at Central American Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you very much for your review! I am glad you enjoyed our Jungle River Cruise. Its good to know our staff is doing a wonderful job. Thanks again Jorge Taylor President / Owner

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Christina W
March 5, 2016|
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Response from Jorge T | Property representative |
Hi Cristina! Thanks for your inquiry. Most tours are family friendly. Tours Like Vida Aventura Nature Park are ideal for the family. Your kids could do zip lines and horseback riding. Some tours requiere a very long drive... More
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December 22, 2014|
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Response from Jorge T | Property representative |
Thanks for your email! Central American Tours is a tour operator. We do not have a fitness center; how ever some of the hotels in Costa Rica. Best regards Jorge
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Contesstant
Los Angeles, California
Central American Tours-Company, how to contact them (8 Replies)
We booked a trip to Guanacaste through Funjet Vacations, Funjet has booked us with Central American Tours for our transportation to and from Liberia Airport. I tried calling them today (Central American Tours) and the lady on the phone spoke NO english. I am trying to confirm our airport pickup and how we will know where to go for our pickup. Has anyone used Central American Tours from Liberia airport for transportation, and if so, do they have a counter or "kiosk" at the airport? We don't...More
July 16, 2006|
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We are using Papagayo for our excursions while we are there. But the company we used to book our flight and hotel booked us with Central American Tours for our transfers to and from the airport. We've already paid for it, so unfortunately, we can't change it now.