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Address: Next to Soda Don Maria, Tortuguero, Costa Rica

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Four of us were headed to Tortuguero for two nights with absolutely nothing planned besides our accommodation (Tortuga Lodge & Gardens). On our way there, we happened to hear... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 10, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Four of us were headed to Tortuguero for two nights with absolutely nothing planned besides our accommodation (Tortuga Lodge & Gardens). On our way there, we happened to hear about Mr. Castor from a friend of his. After hearing about his motorized silent canoe tour, we booked it for early the next day. We met him at the Almond Tree... More 

Thank rangakmurthy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible canoe tour with Castor. He's friendly, knowledgable and we saw so much wildlife. We saw howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, blue herons, green herons, kingfishers, emerald basilisks, toucans, river turtles, caiman crocodiles and more! Highly recommend doing a tour with him.

Thank Lauren D
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Castor guided us on a fun and relaxing canoe ride through Tortuguero's canals. He was very friendly, knowledgable and was able to spot animals with ease! He also has a Caribbean restaurant called Soda Dona Maria that was delicious and authentic. With Castor as your guide, you'll be able to make the most of of your stay in Tortuguero!

Thank kaydzn
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Castor is grat guide.Very knowledable.we went on morning trip and literally saw animal evey 5 meters.worth every minute. We saw different species of bird, ivuana gekos turtle monkeys caimans etc. We then went with Abel guide to the national park for trecking.Abel was again great and knowledable. Very recommended

Thank bako777
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2015

Castor was friendly, full of information, patient with everyone being able to spot them often quite camouflaged animals in the jungle. Recommended.

1 Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

We took a canoe tour and walk through the park for $27 ea. The Canoe was fantastic - Castor's eyes are like no other guides, finding animals that every other boat missed. Being in a canoe we were free to explore the smaller canals and feel totally emerged in the rainforest. Can't recommend enough. You can find Castor by a... More 

Thank acj226
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015

Castor will take you round the water trails in the national park, he's a great guide and his eyes are amazing, spotting animals despite their camouflage, toucans, monkeys, caymans and many more. Getting in to the park at the earliest opportunity was the best experience of my visit to Costa Rica, can't recommend him highly enough. His home is right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We loved the trip! Castor was recommended by the owners of casa rio blanco, and they didn't lie! He knew what he was talking about and spotted so many animals that nobody could have seen. You can do tours with a motor boat but the kano that Castor used was obviously more quiet so we could get really close! When... More 

Thank ZKPR
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2015

This tour was recommended by our lodge Casa Rio Blanco, in Guapiles (a place to avoid, check my review). The lodge's owner convinced us that we could travel by public transportation from Guapiles, get a tour in Tortuguero at 11 or 11.30 and come back on time to get the last bus in La Pavona at 3pm. He booked everything... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Caster was a fantastic and knowledgable guide! He was able to answer all questions and you could tell he really cared about the turtles. This tour is well worth the money and something you only see once in a lifetime. Don't miss it!

1 Thank Brittanyanne916

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