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Manuel Antonio Expeditions

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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About Manuel Antonio Expeditions
We are a small company that loves to share nature and teach about our wildlife and natural resources. Our guides are all professional and billingual.We are proud to offer personalize service and work with our clients to make the best of their vacation. Let us know be part of your wonderfull trip to Costa Rica.
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Jamie Holloway wrote a review Jul 2021
Seattle, Washington10 contributions
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Paul is an exceptional guide for the following reasons. 1) he still has the passion, 2) he is an expert in this area's flora and fauna, and 3) he knows how to find all the critters that you want to see.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Marie T wrote a review May 2021
Austin, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
Paul Gonsalves is the guide you want for the Manuel Antonio park- everyone loves him. Every other guide came up to talk to him and it is clear he know his stuff. We had the most amazing tour and saw everything from squirrel monkeys to the fer de lance snake (yikes). He can spot animals 100 feet away while walking by I could hardly find through the telescope! Book him for the best experience!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Nicholas M wrote a review May 2021
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica4 contributions6 helpful votes
Paul / Pablo gave us an incredible tour of Manuel Antonio. We booked a 4 hour tour and everything about working with him was simple and straightforward. The day of the tour he met us right on time and handled getting us into the park extremely smoothly. He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and is able to spot all kinds of wildlife that we never would have seen. We saw rare squirrelly monkeys, fer de Lance snake, iguanas, geckos, birds, and so much more. I wouldn't consider going without a guide because it is so difficult to find all the amazing creatures. Plus his 25 years of local knowledge gave him a wealth of information to share with us.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Megan E wrote a review Mar 2021
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin16 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband and I had two excellent tours with Paul Gonsalves, the national park tour and the mangrove boat tour. He was very helpful when planning and promptly answered all my emails. He also was extremely accommodating when I needed to move the initial tour date. He went above and beyond to make both tours unforgettable experiences. We hadn't been driving in the car with him for more than 5 minutes when he made an impromptu stop to show us a sloth in a tree on the side of the road outside of the park. That is just one example of his great ability for spotting animals; he pointed out animals that we would never have been able to find on our own. Paul was extremely knowledgeable as well and his enthusiasm and appreciation for nature was infectious. We learned a great deal from Paul; T there were few animals or plants when asked about that he couldn't name. We got awesome pictures and made memories - and I got the best coconut I've ever tasted, fresh picked on the boat captain's island. We highly recommend tours with Paul and would gladly take them again.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Mary C wrote a review Mar 2021
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Looking at some photos taken last year and longing to return to Costa Rica. Paul (Pablo) Gonsalves, our guide, who took us to Manuel Antonio Park was incredible . Paul had a great personality and was very knowledgeable. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. We saw everything we had hoped for, and more. Howler monkeys, sloths (our favourite), lizards, spider monkeys, humming birds , and a huge cayman, to name a few. Paul speaks fluent English and Spanish. This tour was by far the highlight of our trip to CR. To top off the day, Paul's wife Wendy cooked us a wonderful seafood dinner at their home. Definitely a 5 star experience. Can't wait to return to this paradise.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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