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!!
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