Nature & wildlife tours in Playa Conchal

Top Nature & Wildlife Tours in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

Nature & Wildlife Tours in Playa Conchal

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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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$135.00
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6+ hours
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$125.00
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6+ hours
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$230.00
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Bus Tours
8–10 hours
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$175.00
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1–2 hours
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$78.00
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2 hours
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$60.00
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2 hours
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
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  • Garrett C
    1 contribution
    This was a fantastic day trip. The food was great, the activities were fantastic, and relaxing in the hot springs later in the day was amazing.
    If you are in Guanacaste with a day to kill this is the tour for you.
    Written May 19, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Deids
    Richland, WA126 contributions
    Absolutely love the trip to the waterfalls and to the sloth sanctuary with Jorge. Shuttle arrived on time and was well equipped and comfortable. I enjoyed the stop at El Jardine for souvenirs and breakfast. Absolutely loved the curated hike through the rainforest and the beautiful Reault Celeste waterfall that was bright blue for our visit. I would recommend that anyone with any health issues avoid the steps going up and down to the waterfall. Truly enjoyed the sloth sanctuary with Daniel as our guide. Saw many sloths, green tree toads, red dart frogs, and many beautiful plants. Enjoyed also the waterfall at the end of the trip. Was quite refreshing. Would recommend water shoes as the little fish were eating the little pieces of dry skin on the bottom of my feet which was weird. All in all a great day with great people and a beautiful country. My only regret is that I didn’t buy the poncho before heading into the rainforest.
    Written May 15, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Inspire746692
    2 contributions
    Our tour guide Ariel was very nice, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He picked us up bright and early and gave an amazing tour through the park.
    Written May 22, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Matt C
    2 contributions
    We packed so much into one day! We had a great breakfast, saw two volcanos (one active, one dormant), had a really awesome lunch and explored the nearby market, and then spent the rest of the day in Granada. We finished up with a boat ride through the islands around Lake Nicaragua which was incredible. Definitely recommended.

    To say that the staff went above and beyond would be an understatment. Loved everyone I interacted with!

    Minor note but there is a good amount of time in the van, so if you get carsick, this may not be the trip for you.
    Written May 17, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Diana R
    1 contribution
    Gabriel of Gabriel Custom Tours was a fantastic tour guide! He was friendly and knowledgeable and made our day really fun. Highly recommend!
    Written May 16, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Susanna K
    Denver, United States15 contributions
    This tour was informative. We learned much about the mama turtles, how often they nest, how many eggs they lay, how long the process takes. We saw a few babies returning to the sea....very adorable but also heartbreaking when you learn only 1 in 1000 will ultimately make it to be an adult. We saw 2 mamas begin the nest digging process but both aborted because the sand was too dry for optimal egg incubating.
    We were fortunate enough to see the turtles and get the experience on the first beach and get back to Tamarindo by 8:30 instead of 10pm. We also had a group of about 19 so not terribly big but there was a more intimate tour of about 6 on the same beach and it seemed like their overall experience may have been more thorough.
    Be sure to eat before hand; there are a ton of options around the office location where you meet.
    Would recommend, especially if you have nature loving older kids. Also wear shoes not flip flops.
    Written April 3, 2022
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  • Megan C
    1 contribution
    Great taste of adventure and a little bit of everything in Costa Rica! Rainer was a great guide and all of the activities were very fun!
    Written April 8, 2022
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  • Karinavegas80
    1 contribution
    First time in Costa Rica for my husband and I. We wanted to do different activities but we didn’t know where to start since there’s so much to do in Costa Rica. We found Gabriel’s tours online and based on his review we can say it was all true!!! What an amazing experience it was with him. Gabriel is super nice and knowledgeable about everything in Costa Rica. He was on time when he picked us up and always communicating with us via text or even calling us to make sure we were taken care of. He gave great suggestions. We spent two entire days with him. It was very comfortable being with him. The van he drives was roomy for our stuff that we carried to change between activities. I speak Spanish but my husband doesn’t and Gabriel was able to communicate with both of us. It was great! His English is great! But most of all he has a wonderful and kind attitude. Like we mentioned he picked us up early in the morning and even late at night dropping us off at our hotel he was still smiling! Even on our last day he even called us to make sure we made it on our flight safe and thanked us for hiring him. Now that’s great customer service! It’s always great to meet people like that when you are on vacation and doing tours it makes it a pleasant experience. If you are planning a trip to CR you MUST contact Gabriel. You won’t regret it!!! You will feel SAFE and you will enjoy the experience as he guides you through your tour! It was a wonderful experience. We will definitely be calling Gabriel for our next visit!
    Written November 18, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Andrea Psn
    3 contributions
    I love Nicole and her horses! She's a really nice person and her horses are trained perfectly! Everybody will find a horse which fits to beginners and pros! I will always remember the great times we had together and I am sure I'll come back again anytime I can!
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Julie M
    5 contributions
    Guide was helpful and gave us a little more freedom with the horses as we’re experienced riders! The beach was beautiful and the ride was pretty long. We forgot water but he had some for us! After we swam he set us up so we could buy some drinks at the beach as well if we wanted to. He pointed out buildings and after learning we wanted to see some monkeys he kept an extra watchful eye for them until we found some. Nice morning spent on the horses who were calm and clearly experienced.
    Written November 1, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ptdrcd
    Santa Cruz, Costa Rica30 contributions
    Hugo was a great guide on this tour. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed the stop for coffee and viewing the iguanas in filadelfia— a great way to start our morning. The river tour was fantastic, followed by a delicious visit to a soda for lunch and a pottery demonstration. A great day!
    Written May 13, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sam G
    1 contribution
    The experience was awesome! We were riding ATV’s on the forest “Costa Rica ranch” and we definitely recommend this company as they are always giving you a personal service!!
    Written July 15, 2021
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  • Kelly R
    London, Canada16 contributions
    Really great hike. Unfortunately did not see the Arenal Volcano due to weather conditions but our guide was excellent!
    Written March 10, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • In May we returned to Guanacaste and again hired the amazing brothers of ATV Beach Tours. This time for a river estuary tour in the Palo Verde National Park. Hands down, this was one of THE best experiences we have ever had in our entire lives.

    My husband, older son (age 14) and younger son (age 10), were guided by Jason and we saw sooooooo many animals. Our city eyes would have never spotted most of them, but Jason patiently pointed each one out and even had a full-color guide to share the official name and photo of each one to help us out.

    On the road we saw coati, ring-tailed squirrels, Howler monkeys, and Iguanas.

    Along the river we saw an Anteater sleeping in a tree over the river, many Green and brown basilisks (Jesus lizards), Long nose bats sleeping on the underside of tree branch over the river. We a had close-up (and safe) experience with a solo male white-faced Capuchin monkey that delighted us all, and also saw a huge troop/family of other Capuchins who were more shy but came close enough for us to see the human like features on their faces.

    We saw many beautiful birds including Bare-Throated Tiger Heron, white Ibis and snow egret... and we saw.... Crocodiles!!! Oh my goodness they are massive and scary, and the experienced pilot of our boat knew just where to guide the boat so we could see them up close.

    On the return drive we stopped at Iguana Park in a small town and Jason showed us the hundreds of iguanas all over in trees and bushes, just like squirrels back home.

    If you spend any money on a wildlife experience while in Guanacaste, this is the tour for you. We have travelled all over the world and this was easily one of the top 10 days of our lives!
    Written May 18, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rob A
    1 contribution
    Awesome experience, loved the white faced and howler monkeys, crocks up close, bats, and so many birds we do not have in North America. Rainer was a fantastic guide and lunch at the ranch was authentic and delicious. Great for the whole family. Even 4 month old Theo enjoyed.
    Written February 24, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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