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Address: The Flying Crocodile Hotel | Flying Crocodile, Playa Samara 5235, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8330 3923
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We offer scenic flights in an open gyrocopter of 20 minutes, 30 minutes or...

We offer scenic flights in an open gyrocopter of 20 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes departing from Sámara, Tamarindo, Nosara and Punta Islitas. Contact us for details. Description Tour Sámara: Taking off from our runway "Airpark Costa Rica" locally known as "La Pista" only 10 minutes outside of the beautiful little beach town Sámara in Guanacaste. Our shortest tour of 20 minutes will lead you first to one of the most beautiful white beaches in Guanacaste called Playa Barrigona where famous actor Mel Gibson owns a beach property. Next, you will head inland to the River Buena Vista on the lookout for sunbathing crocodiles along the river. The next part of your flight takes you to the beaches of Sámara and Carillo where you might get a soaring eagles' perspective of manta rays, dolphins, big schools of fish and sea turtles. From Carillo you'll overfly the Isla Chora on the way to Playa Buena Vista were you'll experience the sensation of flying just over breaking waves and feel you're surfing in mid-air! Return to the runway while enjoying a beautiful view of the rain forests and mangroves. In the time from December to March and August to Oktober you can often see whales playing near the shore. What to bring? You'll need a video or photo camera that can be secured at your wrist, also good idea to bring sunglasses.

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Without a doubt, the highlight of my trip so far was the gyrocopter tour I did this morning with Ultralight Tours in Samara. The pilot Joerg was friendly and knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
andrewmatthews23
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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Without a doubt, the highlight of my trip so far was the gyrocopter tour I did this morning with Ultralight Tours in Samara. The pilot Joerg was friendly and knowledgeable, explaining how the gyrocopter worked but the his knowledge of the area and the tour itself were incredible. From spotting crocodiles and sea-turtles, skimming over the waves along the beach,... More 

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Guido S, Owner at Ultralight Tours, responded to this review

Hello Andrew, Thanks a lot for your review and I appreciate that you enjoyed the Tour. If you ever get interested to fly a Gyro´s by yourself just let me know because we are offering as well instruction to optain a US or costa rican license. More 

Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Gyrocopter was on my bucketlist and i got the hint from a friend to fly with these guys. Joerg took me on a fascinating ride, short above the waves in high speed, up high to get an overview, along the curved rivers (flying as the river curves), showing me how safe the gyro is with all kind of techniques. Great... More 

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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We both loved this trip. Great way to see the coastline. Saw some crocs, turtles and manta ray. Jörge is excellent. We did 30 minute. Would have loved to stay up for a few hours. And thanks Jörge for the directions to Playa Barrigona.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Think of the most wonderful thing that you’ve ever done in your entire life... Going up in a gyroplane with Ultralight Tours is five times better. Maybe ten times better. Moreover, for less than the cost of a one-hour joy-ride with you in the passenger seat, you can sit up front in the pilot’s seat (as I did, right from... More 

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west. pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Save your hard earned money and do this. On our last trip to CR we sea-kayaked on huge swells, class-4 white water rafted, stayed/hiked near active Volcan Arenal, hiked Monteverde, ziplined and rode hoses in Arenal and drank CR coffee. This was a buzz like no other. Each of us took the 30 minute flight, which was just right. Saw... More 

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I always wanted to fly in a ulv gyrocopter. I never done it before, i was afraid..... Afraid, that if i had done this, i would become an addict. I yes so it was! What a great experience! The pilot, Jorg Muller, took me up in the air. This, very nice guy told me a lot of what there was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I was initially on the fence about doing this because of the price, but it was 100% worth it. Absolutely incredible how low + fast these things can fly...like nothing else I've ever done. Jorge was really great as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Even though i'm a low budget traveller i presented this flight to myself and it was a really great and unique experience! I was more than one hour late because i cycled to the airfield and had a flat tire..jörg took me on the trip anyway what i really appreciate. After the flight he also helped me with my flat... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was such a great experience! Highly recommended as a definite must do in Costa Rica...The Samara tour definitely gives you an opportunity to see crocodiles and turtles. I would love to do this again in the different areas of Costa Rica.

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Truly a wonderful experience!! My partner and I are returning in March and will take another tour with them. In fact, seriously considering getting a pilots license just somI can fly these

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