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Avispas Adventures

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Address: Apdo 146-5019, Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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4107532440
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While offering all of the traditional tour packages and transportation...

While offering all of the traditional tour packages and transportation services, Avispa’s Adventures aims to provide you with an active experience of the real Costa Rica-providing tours like no others, taking you off the beaten path for a one of a kind, matchless experience which is over and above a standard big coach tour.Avispa’s Adventures - licensed and insured - is privately owned and operated by a North American, Amy, and a Costa Rican, (Tico) Avispa. Our company provides personal attention, superior customer satisfaction and unique adventures for an unforgettable experience. It is truly our pleasure to share the natural beauty of Costa Rica through a native’s perspective, while maintaining the desired comforts and quality of service that today’s travelers expect and deserve.

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Great group of caring people

Great tour companies start at the top. Amy gringa loca is one of those people who is larger than life. Great person with a fabulous sense of humor, great stories to share and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 15, 2017
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Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Great tour companies start at the top. Amy gringa loca is one of those people who is larger than life. Great person with a fabulous sense of humor, great stories to share and a love of what she does. She met us personally at the airport and even went on one of the tours with us. She talked to me... More 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We are spending 10 days in the Playa Hermosa area and a friend recommended Amy as our guide for our activities. This was our first trip to CR so we were completely dependent on her and the Avispas crew. Knowledgeable, friendly and I would certainly recommend and use again.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We loved our Echo adventure! Chephe was AMAZING! He was very knowledgable and helped with my Spanish as we spoke! Funny guy and made he was always looking out for us! Took a ton of pictures so we didn't have to worry about not having our camera at every stop! The zip lining was so much fun! The lunch delicious,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Just the perfect tour with knowledgeable, friendly people. We spent the afternoon enjoying the Nicaraguan tour; will definitely use Avispas again and again

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Since I last reviewed Avispas Adventures for their border run trip, I had the unfortunately experience of trying another outfit (my timing was off with Avispas) and had a truly horrible experience!! They literally dropped you off at the border and left you to your own devices. Not so with Avispas!!! Amy speaks fluent Spanish and will guide you through... More 

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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We used Avispas Adventures while on a recent visit to Costa Rica. Due to time constraints were were unable to use their services for any local tours but we're able to use them for 2 different shuttle services. We could not be more impressed with Cheppie and his wealth of local knowledge. Not only did he provide prompt service, he... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have been using Avispa Tours for 2 years and I just wanted to say that I believe that Avispa is the best tour to take for your 90 day pass. I have met so many great people on the tours but the best part is that you pay one price and Amy walks you through everything. Other tours may... More 

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We went on a day tour to Nicaragua with Avispa's Adventures and had a great time! The tour was great, the guide was knowledgable and the border crossing was made so much easier by their experience and professionalism, I was a bit concerned about that part but their guidance made it so less stressful, even for this anxiety-prone traveler! Thanks... More 

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Idaho
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We went on two tours with Avispa's - the Palo Verde Adventure and the Llanos de Cortez Waterfall tour. They also transported us to and from the airport. Communication with Amy before (and during the trip) was fantastic. She helped us decide on which tours to pick and provided a lot of information. We are a family with four young... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and were unsure on who to use for hotel transport and tours. I found Amy and Cheppe on line and am so glad I did, excellent service, clean transport and Phenomenal pricing are just three reasons to use them. I had only planned on airport transfer but ended up doing a tour... More 

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