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About C.R. Paradise
Tamarindo’s original tour office since 1999. CR Paradise has relationships all over Costa Rica, and is owned and operated by professional tourists who make a point of getting out and experiencing the best Costa Rica has to offer.
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George O wrote a review May 2019
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We booked 3 tours through C.R Paradise. They were very helpful, giving us information about a variety of tours. We chose 3 tours, 1 to do each day we were there and they were quickly booked and paid for before we left the office. The prices are really good and the tours were great. We highly recommend them.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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lovestotravel013 wrote a review Mar 2019
Wilmington, Delaware384 contributions92 helpful votes
As with others, we just happened upon this business. Lucky us! The owner is very knowledgeable and tailored our experiences to match exactly what we wanted. He and his staff are friendly and clearly enjoy good relationships with locals. We arranged SCUBA diving and a private waterfall trip through CR Paradise and we were thrilled with those experiences! Pura Vida!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Kyle N, Owner at C.R. Paradise
Responded Mar 31, 2019
Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves, and great picture of the waterfall! Pura Vida.
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JATTraveller wrote a review Mar 2019
Kelowna26 contributions15 helpful votes
Kyle and Mary at CR Paradise don’t just show you a book of local tours and expect you to choose....they offer their expert advice on tours and attractions in Tamarindo and other areas of interest in Costa Rica. Advice based on their own first hand experience. While based in Tamarindo, Kyle and Mary helped me plan two side trips, one to La Fortuna and one to Montezuma. They arranged everything from transportation, to hotels and attractions, and both trips were above my expectations. They know their stuff, and can tailor a travel package to suit the individual. Invaluable help, and response time from them was very prompt.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Kyle N, Owner at C.R. Paradise
Responded Mar 14, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We hope to see you in Costa Rica again someday!
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traveltheworld461 wrote a review Mar 2019
Fort McMurray, Canada1,078 contributions96 helpful votes
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Kyle and Maryflor are extraordinary. They are both extremely knowledgeable with first-hand experience with all the tours. They were able to answer all our questions. They provided insight and suggestions that made our trip to Costa Rica a truly memorable one. We stumbled upon C.R. Paradise when we were searching for a company to take us to Monte Verde (look for the Tamarindo Tourist Information Center sign to find them). From the moment we walked through the door, we were greeted warmly and immediately felt welcome. They made us feel like we were not just customers, but as if we were old friends. We had spent the entire morning searching and asking questions at different tour companies. We really wanted to go to Monte Verde, but all the other tour companies either turned us away or tried to convince us to book something closer to town (Monte Verde is about 3.5 hours away from Tamarindo). All the other companies said we needed at least 4 in our group. We were only 2. Kyle and Maryflor were a breath of fresh air. They were so accommodating. They were like, "You wanna go to Monte Verde? We can get you to Monte Verde." They took care of every little detail while still leaving us the freedom to make choices and enjoy our tours. They asked if we were okay with other people joining us if they found interest in the next day or so. Two more Canadians joined us and Kyle and Maryflor refunded us part of the cost of the trip as the other two shared the transportation with us. What other travel group do you know would do this? They are such nice people. I have never experienced this much of a personalized service before. Recap of our tours: Turtle Tour: We were picked at the hotel at 1730 and were back by 2115. The vehicle was a little rustic but it got us to where we needed to go. I really liked how it was just a small group of 4 people. You need to be very patient, but it was worth it. It was $45usd each. Some companies we talked to were a little cheaper, but it was definitely worth it for the smaller group and great guide Nelson. The large groups we encountered on our tour were annoying. We went to two different beaches (Playa Mina and Pirate Bay Beach) and saw 3 green sea turtles. They are magnificent creatures. We were able to take some flash-free pictures. There were biologists working and getting close to the turtles, but the guides ensured everyone else stayed back at least 2m. The tour was worth it just to see the night sky. We saw the Milky Way and shooting stars. There was no light pollution. The beach at night was spectacular. I did feel a little sketched out hiding in the bushes waiting for turtles, but I felt safe in our little group. Nelson was awesome and made sure he looked out for us. Monte Verde Adventure: We were picked up at the hotel at 0500 and dropped back off at 1930. The morning started out with a 3.5 hour drive in a comfy air-conditioned vehicle to Monte Verde. Kyle and Maryflor arranged a tour itinerary specialized to our interests. Our group of 4 did a walking bridges nature tour and then split - the other group did zip-lining and we did another walking tour. Our guided tour featured a walk in the treetops of the Monte Verde Cloud Forest. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and it was clear this company cares about the protection and conservation of this ecosystem. He pointed out and explained many different plants and creatures we probably would have missed if we were on our own. We learned about the epiphytes in the Cloud Forest, plants that use cyanobacteria instead of chlorophyll, and the many other wonders of this place. We saw an orange kneed tarantula, howler monkeys, and held a giant millipede. We had lunch in the cafe and then split groups. Our second walking tour was in a different nature reserve with a biologist named Rodrigo. It was just the two of us and him. I loved how we could ask questions as they came up and go at our own pace. Rodrigo had a scope - he would find cool things in the treetops and lock the image in for us. We saw a female and 2 male quetzals, squirrel cuckoo, 2 toed sloth, army ants, stick bug, and many other cool critters. We finished off our tour by spending time at the hummingbird feeders and watching all the birds come through. I loved it. Rodrigo is a genius and we learned so much about this beautiful place from him. I can't describe how humbling this tour was. I love C.R. Paradise. They made our trip really special. I am so thankful we found them. Highly recommend. Would definitely book with them again. Thanks Kyle and Maryflor!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Kyle N, Owner at C.R. Paradise
Responded Mar 9, 2019
I love all our clients who take time to write nice things about us, but THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE. Thank you both. It was a pleasure to work with you. Sincerely, Kyle, Maryflor & Sofia
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Araba A wrote a review Mar 2019
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I stumbled into CR Paradise with a lot of confusion and questions and they made things so easy and simple for me. Most my confusion was non tour related but Kyle was very generous with his time and helped me out without me even booking anything with them. So later on my trip when I was no longer in Tamarindo but had some more time I got back in touch to book white water rafting. I was picked up in Puerto Viejo taken to Rio Pacuare for rafting and dropped off in San Jose. Door to door service. My rafting trip was absolutely incredible and the best way to finish off my trip!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Kyle N, Owner at C.R. Paradise
Responded Mar 7, 2019
Hey Araba. Glad you're leaving Costa Rica on a high note. Hopefully you'll come back and get in touch with us BEFORE you arrive. I know we were able to figure it out and make it work, but just imagine how easy it could have been if we had actually planned ahead of time. ;-) After your yoga retreat I'm sure you're ready to tackle it all on your own anyways, but we're here for you! Best, Kyle
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