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“Great adventure, well worth the money!!”
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Go Buggy Adventures
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Owner description: Go Buggy is Costa Rica's first and only off-road Buggy tour company. We offer everything from pre-planned tours to packages customized to suit your dream adventure. Our location in Surfside Playa Potrero allows us access to some of Costa Rica's premier locations and breathtaking beaches. Our buggy's offer a safe and exciting way to discover Costa Rica's hidden treasures. Experience the true spirit of this beautiful country by touring the rugged jungle trails, exploring cascading waterfalls, breathtaking beaches and amazing views on our exciting professionally guided dune buggy tours. Come join us on the adventure of a lifetime!
Reviewed April 5, 2012

I came to Costa Rica with my brother. We are avid dirt enthusiasts! So on the way back from fishing in Potrero one day we saw the two-seat buggies parked outside Go Buggy Adventures. We stopped, found out when the next tour was and signed up for the next morning. My brother and I each got our own cars (for a couple extra bucks), but I'm sure it would have been a lot of fun to ride together too. We chose the mountain tour, which basically took you up into the hills right off the ocean near Potrero. But it covered so many types of "roads" and trails that it was a very well balanced adventure. The tour is listed as a 4 hour trip (timed for the best weather and views), but we ended up getting back about 5 hours later (not a bad thing in my mind!!).

You can check out the website. I think they did a great job of describing what you would see and do. We made a few stops to check out a scenic view (or clean the windows because in March there is a ton of dust). The cars are 5-speed automatics with a clutchless shift lever on the steering column. Very easy to operate even on the roughest terrain. The buggies made a really good level of power for the roads we traveled on. Not too much, not too little. Shoes of some type are required (and you'll be happy to have them). Bring a camera too, but make sure you can keep it protected. The dust in March would have ruined mine but I had it in an underwater housing for the kayak fishing I was also doing that week. In the rainy season, getting splashed would be a concern. Bring it anyway and leave it at the home base if you are worried after speaking with the owners.

Incidentally, Ed and Gene (two of the three owners) took my brother and I out. Gene up front setting the pace, Ed making sure nobody got left behind. They were great guys. Very down to earth and fun to hang out with. They were the kind of guys I would have gone riding with back home, and then had a beer with afterwards. They are very good at their business and made everything a great experience. We even went to a local restaurant someplace up in the hills for refreshments before we finished our trip back to the starting point.

I would recommend this trip to anyone with a sense of offroad adventure. It was priced fairly (maybe even a little more fair for us than them!). There are other shorter "combo" tours that add in zip-line or some other type of activity too. Check out their website and give them a one day advanced notice to have the buggies all lined up and ready to go for you. You will not be disappointed.

Thanks for a great time for my brother and I guys!!

Thank Andy B
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gobuggyadventures, Owner at Go Buggy Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2012

We are so happy that you guys had such a great time with us. Thanks so much for the pics and the awesome review.

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

We took the 4 hour extreme tour - through dried river beds (some not so dry), up mountains, stopped for pics at some very panoramic locations, up some very steep hills. Overall just a very good trip, and highly recommended. The guides/owners were all very friendly and helpful

1  Thank Rick G
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Hey - we found the GoBuggy Adventure tours on the Internet. We took the 4 hour Extreme mountain tour and had a great time!
The guides / owners know the country and the trails well. They are intent are making sure that everyone has a great time and a safe adventure! Pura Vida! BajaBlairs

1  Thank SnJ B
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

My wife and I took the half day Extreme Mountain Tour. What a blast! The buggy's are scaled down 2 wheel drive baja style machines that seat two people and are powered by 360cc motorcycle motors. We climbed hills, drove through creeks, down old back trails and passed through several very small homestead areas. Fascinating! Really got to see the country behind Potrero, ranches, farms, small homesteads. And the trails!, man there were areas that an ATV or even a dirt bike would have trouble unless the rider was expert and these dune buggies handled the most difficult with ease! Stable, easy to drive and our guides Gene and Eddie were fantastic. They made sure we knew what was coming; how to drive it and even bought the beer at Tempate. Don't miss out on this one as a really fun adventure. You will see birds, monkeys, cowboys and who knows what else. Price is good value for what you get.

I. Strom, Sechelt, BC. Canada

Thank imstrom
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