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Rio Claro Day Tours

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Address: Punta Rio Claro, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 83928351
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Marvelous exploration!

Thank you Ricardo and Mar, not just for the fun kayak trip up Rio Claro, but also for the work you do with the Turtle Conservation Project.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
brrrman
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you Ricardo and Mar, not just for the fun kayak trip up Rio Claro, but also for the work you do with the Turtle Conservation Project.

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time paddling up the river, seeing birds and then floating back down on the life vests and jumping off cliffs. We did the shorter tour. If we had more time, would have liked to do the longer tour with the mud. We still got to jump into the river off a cliff and was a blast.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ricardo runs a turtle rescue center at the point where the Rio Claro meets the sea. We made a stop here on our way to Playa San Josecito and were excited to learn about their turtle project and the opportunities for volunteering. Apparently, for 30$/month you get all food and housing plus ability to retreat from a busy life in... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Rio Claro tours offer canoe tours of the river in 2, 3, or 4 hour versions. All are fairly light on canoeing and involve scrambling around the waterfalls and pools off the river. It's a bit rugged so not great for little kids or some seniors, but very nice for anyone with a sense of adventure who is reasonably fit,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were told we were going to kayak up the river and float back. However, what we were expecting, was to stop half way back through our float and begin a steep climb up slippery rocks using ropes they installed as support. There was an opportunity earlier on in the float to jump off the edge of a cliff- no... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This tour is a must if you are in the area. The tour is great, the people are wonderful, and the profits all go to saving the turtles. We had a guided canoe trip and it really put us in touch with the fantastic biodiversity of the forrest and the river. We climbed up a series of waterfalls with some... More 

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Muchas gracias por su opinion... es un placer servirles... Saludos PURA VIDA More 

Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Hiked to Rio Claro Day Tours from Las Caletas lodge, took us a couple of hours because we stopped so often to watch monkeys and so many different birds. We opted for the three hour tour, I thought there would be more kayaking involved but since the water levels were low we ended up ditching the boats after 20 minutes... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We walked from Drake Bay to Rio Claro and had the best day. We walked about 10km each way through amazing jungle and beaches. We saw monkeys and scarlot macaws. Once we arrived at Rio Claro, we thought we found paradise. It was a little 'shop' with post cards, tea/coffe, and great decor. We hung out with Paloma, one of... More 

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Muchas gracias por su visita... Nos alegra saber que fue de su agrado.. estamos para servirles.. Pura Vida More 

Sandy Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Our family (parents and kids 6,10,13) visited for the second year. The kids love swimming in the river (the rope swing, alas, is down, its tree having been knocked down by another falling tree, but it has been replaced by a board to leap from). Upriver there are great places to climb and jump into the river, and an adventurous... More 

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Gracias por su visita, es un placer servirles.. pura vida More 

Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Rio Claro is one of my favorite spots in Drake Bay! I have made the hike to visit more times than I can count. Ricardo has become a great friend and what he does makes the area a more natural place. I always suggest a visit to Rio Claro when speaking with travelers and I always get returning smiles. Kayaking... More 

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Muchas gracias por sus palabras.. Nos alegra saber que les gusto y disfrutaron e este paraiso terrenal.. Es un placer... More 

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