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Address: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 011 506 2226-0986

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Excellent All Inclusive Tour of Tortugero! Fran and Modesto are wonderful hosts!

We reserved a 3 day tour with the Riverboat Francesca on our recent 2 week trip to CR. Fran and Modesto were excellent hosts and we could not have been happier with our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Paso Robles, California
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Paso Robles, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a 3 day tour with the Riverboat Francesca on our recent 2 week trip to CR. Fran and Modesto were excellent hosts and we could not have been happier with our experience! They picked us up at our hotel in San Jose and graciously waited while we installed our car seats in the tour bus. We stopped at... More 

Thank CaptJack35
Tustin, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a place you must see at least once. The river,jungle,wildlife and tour operators are amazing!

1 Thank daniel740
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Fran Watson, collected us from our hotel La Sabana, San Hose. She was so pleasant - we warmed to her immediately. It was just us and Fran! We stopped for breakfast - very enjoyable and Fran went hunting for frogs! The journey was interesting - with occasional conversation from Fran. We eventually met the Riverboat. There were 6 - very... More 

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Out of our 25 days in Costa Rica, the 3 days my husband and I spent with Modesto on the Riverboat Francesca were the richest. Modesto himself is incredibly kind and speaks excellent English. He has a broad understanding of ecology, species and history and is educational and entertaining. He is the epitome of "Pura Vida," the essence of the... More 

1 Thank Molly B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We had some FANTASTIC days in Tortuguero! We loved it so much and we all have memories for life. A huge hug and thanks to Modesto for being so welcoming, professional, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, attentive and just so nice all around! We will definitely recommend you to friends and family and toursites.

1 Thank Thomas S
Ozolnieki, Latvia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I have a group of 14 peoples ( my friends) and we has been travelled by Franceska Riverboat with two boats already First day we stop in many places but on last we stop two times. That was very big diapponting of all groups. There was really fake. No cares of customers wishes to stop to take some photos of... More 

1 Thank IneseS S
Escazu, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We have taken this trip numerous times. Modesto does a great job, and in our opinion, this is a far better trip than visiting the headwaters of the Amazon. I suggest you opt for the three day/two night trip as it allows for a little pool time as well

Thank Dave762
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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

You choose this company because of their excellent guidance. Implication is that tours do not start every day! Therefore it is a wise thing to fix the tour dates with them before you commit to other plans; we did not (had made reservations in Arenal) and therefore could only enjoy their quality two days rather than three days. Two days... More 

Thank Happydutchman
Saranac, Michigan
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This was the start of day three of our trip to Costa Rica. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and see nature as it should be seen, the riverboat tour is the way to go. Riverboat Francesca has two and three day tours, take the three day, if you can. They arrange the... More 

Thank Gary K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Fran and Modesto, we are so appreciative to have had the opportunity to meet you both. Thank you so much for sharing just a part of your beautiful country with us. The jungles in Tortuguero were truly amazing! We can't stop talking about it. There have been so many great things said about you two on reviews and from my... More 

2 Thank Art S

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