Guana Adventures
River Rafting & Tubing • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks • Sightseeing Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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At Guana Adventures we are committed to you, and ensuring your vacation is the best it can possibly be. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Canada, our family run business has seen all the wonders these beautiful countries have to offer. With over 15 years in the tourism business we feel we can share the very best experiences with you! We have the knowledge and skills to show you Costa Rica and Nicaragua's best tourist destinations, as well as those hidden gems that you won't hear about from other companies! Discover your next adventure with us today!
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Tiffany N
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
To anyone looking to book an excursion, we highly recommend booking guana adventures and request Ricardo as your tour guide. He was absolutely amazing from start to finish. He was super friendly, genuine, and very knowledgeable about all Costa Rica has to offer. He accommodated all of our needs and made sure our trip was worth every penny. He was a pleasure to be around and waited on our hand and foot. We don't usually write reviews but felt this one was well deserved.
Brennan and Tiffany
Written November 5, 2022
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Samantha B
4 contributions
Jun 2021
Without Jenna and Guana Adventure my boyfriend and I would have never spent two incredible nights and three amazing days enjoying and exploring Ometepe Island Nicaragua. We needed to do a border run (she comes highly recommended) and when connected with her she suggest this amazing idea which we jump on immediately - life’s about adventure. The trip was exactly want we wanted. Stayed at a beautiful hotel on the Island, rented ATVs to explore, enjoyed stunning aqua natural springs and capped the days off with incredible sunsets on the beach. Ever detail was planned from the transportation, to our accommodation, and our guide who really made the trip also! Would definitely recommend them for any of the tours they offer but even more so if you want something especially designed just to your liking. Can’t wait for you to help us plan our next epic adventure, thanks so much!
Written October 29, 2021
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Dave A
Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States6 contributions
Aug 2022
A big shout out to our personal tour guide, Ricardo! He picked us up on time and drove about three hours to the rain forest and along the way he was entertaining, educational and his English was great. He share his glowing views of his home Costa Rica and his insights were the perfect addition to each stop we made. Highly recommend Ricardo for your driver and tour guide for the Rio Celeste Rain Forest Tour. You won't be disappointed.

Pura Vida!
Written September 1, 2022
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Happy Ash
3 contributions
Oct 2021
I took my family on the Palo Verde tour and the tour itself was very good. Ricardo was our guide and he was awesome. He was great at giving information as well as getting along with my rambunctious kids and taking care of my elderly parents. The tour was also interesting. However, there were some problems. The bus was making funny noises when we were picked up and we had to go to a shop and wait an hour and a half to get it fixed. It broke down completely on the way home and we had to wait for another one to come get us and we missed the last stop of the tour. There was also supposed to be water on the tour, but there wasn't. I brought some, but it wasn't enough and espeically with the long delay in the morning andnowhwere to refill, we spent a lot of the day very very thirsty.

I totally get it, sometimes bad things happen. The real test of a company is how they handle these problems that arise. When I emailed Jenna to let her know what happened, the response was just kind, well sometimes that happens. Sorry. As a small business owner myself, when we have clearly let the customer down, we make every effort to make it right. There was minimal acknowledgment of fault and no attempt to make amends.
Written October 9, 2021
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We are so happy to hear you had a great time with Ricardo and enjoyed the tour with us. It is our number one priority to provide excellent service and amazing experiences. We always try to go above and beyond expectations. When you emailed us about the issues you encountered we responded right away and apologized profusely for the inconveniences you experienced. We would like nothing more than to make ammends, but we never heard back from you. If there is anything we can do to make it up to you, please let us know. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us to grow and improve. Pura Vida. -Jenna, Guana Adventures.
Written October 20, 2021
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SteveO
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Absolutely fantastic Efficient Border Run. I went on the February 24th border run to Nicaragua’s Penas Blancas crossing.

The COVID test was well done with them coming to my condo and the Results were on my phone the next morning. The van picked me up at my condo on time and everything went well. The border guides were also the best that I had ever even collecting money required and Passports to expedite the payment and processing.

I have been in different parts Central American for 3 years and crossed the border many many times. This was by far the most efficient and reasonably priced.

I cannot imagine any crossing being better on any level.

If was fantastic! 5 Stars!
Written March 20, 2022
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Caught the travel bug!
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Jose and Jenna were amazing from start to finish! Jenna answered all of our MANY questions very quickly. On the day of the tour Jose, Pedro and Poncho were all very accommodating, funny, helpful and took the time to point out and show us a few extras along the way. My little niece said she wanted to drink from a coconut and Jose made a stop and we all got to drink from a coconut! And the fresh coconut was amazing! We had a traditional Costa Rican meal at a local restaurant and they were very attentive to my dietary requirement (celiac) and made sure it was safe for me to eat! We were a family group of 10 with three teens and three under 6. Guana Adventures is top notch! Highly recommend them for all your tours! You won’t be disappointed!!
Written March 3, 2020
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Dan
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Had the most amazing time thanks to Guana Adventures! We did a 3 day Nicaragua adventure and they held our hand through the whole process. We were especially impressed on the level of commitment to their customers, they made specials arrangements and went above their call of duty to make sure we all had an amazing time. Can’t wait for our next adventure.

Definitely Recommend Guana Adventures, you won’t regret it! Pura Vida 💙
Written October 21, 2021
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Pedro R
19 contributions
Aug 2022
My husband and I went to Playas del Coco en Guanacaste, CR, on vacation and were referred to Guana Adventures by the manager of our Airbnb. They arranged our pick up at the Liberia Airport. They were punctual, nice, and clean vehicles and were waiting for us at the airport. Ricardo Leal was a fantastic driver, and later we requested him to become our tour guide for the Guana Adventure Tours. We booked several of their tours, including Beach Hopping, Palo Verde River Safari, and Trimaran Sunset Sail. The Palo Verde was an unforgettable experience among crocodiles and other Costa Rican natural habitats like the white face monkeys and local birds.
The Sunset Sail was a delight and a beautiful sunset we were treated with. An amazing experience for our last evening in Costa Rica. We highly recommend all of the tours. Ricardo was the ultimate professional and safe driver, plus a stellar tour guide. Ricardo is a local family man who speaks English and is extremely knowledgeable about the places he took us. I firmly believe that the best way to explore a new place is to have a local be your guide, and we won the lottery by having Ricardo as our tour guide.

I highly recommend Guana Adventures and request the best Ricardo Leal to be your tour guide for the week. You will not regret it. We look forward to returning and having Ricardo be our guide again.

Pura Vida,
Pedro and Christopher, Washington D.C.
Written October 16, 2022
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Emily
Magnolia, TX5 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We worked with Jenna to arrange the waterfall (Cortez) and wildlife tour as well as a boat ride with snorkeling. Jenna is fantastic at communicating with you via email and WhatsApp in country. She provided excellent options. Ricardo was our tour guide for the waterfall and wildlife tour guide. He was the most amazing person giving us so much information about Costa Rica. Both places exceeded expectations and we saw more wildlife than we dreamed of seeing. The lunch was delicious too!
Jose greeted us at the beach for the boat ride. It’s a big boat with second level, the drinks and food were really good. The views were amazing! It was cloudy so there was not much for snorkeling but the area to swim and use the water slide was beautiful! A lot of people on the boat and we met a few nice folks from our hometown! But if you don’t like a lot of people with you on this ride, it might not be for you. The crew was awesome and did a great job. My only suggestion would be to add one person to the boat that only goes around and cleans the bathrooms as well as cleans up after people (food, spilled drinks,etc). The view at sunset from the roof top was gorgeous!
Do not hesitate to book with Jenna and Jose! They will not disappoint and will go above and beyond to make your experience memorable.
Written August 13, 2022
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GlobePillage
126730467 contributions
Sep 2021 • Business
Went on a border run to Nicaragua to extend my tourist visa for Costa Rica. Jose and Jenna could not have been better guides to have for, what can be, a stressful trip. They had representatives on both sides of the border and took care of all translation issues with passports and fees. We left from Guantacaste at 5:30 AM and was back by 11 AM. Things could not have gone smoother. Jose is actually a pretty funny guy. Just ask him. I highly recommend using this tourist group, not only for border runs, but any other activity in the Guantacaste area.
Written October 21, 2021
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