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Review of Red Pacific Sunset - Alex Tours

Red Pacific Sunset - Alex Tours
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Owner description: Since 1998 we provide transportation from the airport and tours to all Guanacaste and Costa Rica. We are responsible to make your holidays unforgettable, journey with us and let us be part of your experience. All our vehicles are properly equipped and our staff ready to assist you.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Maximize your time in Costa Rica with a personalized tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Alex (the owner) picked us up from the airport when we arrived in Costa Rica...and from the moment we met him, we knew we were going to have a great experience with him for our day trip to the Arenal Volcano scheduled for several days later...and he did not disappoint!

There were four of us on the tour and he picked us up promptly at 7am. After a warm welcome, he told us, "We were his boss" and he was open to anything we wanted to do along our drive.

The drive to Arenal was four hours, but went by quickly with the change in scenery...from the dry brown of the costal areas (since we were here during the dry season), to the lush tropical forest of the mountains. I might mention here...that driving in Costa Rica is a major challenge. For example, cars will pass anywhere, there are pedestrians walking ON the road, bicycles ON the road, animals ON the road, and cars that just stop haphazardly on the road. Alex is an excellent driver and was able to avoid all of these obstacles without ever slamming on the breaks!!!

Along the way to Arenal, we saw signs for a German Bakery and asked if we could stop there. Alex exclaimed, "But,of course!"...and we did. The tour included a short walk through a tropical refuge where we saw the most amazing blooming plants, frogs, sloths, birds, bats, etc. Alex and his co-worker Roger (who accompanied us on the tour), were wonderful about seeking out interesting things for us to see, to ensure that we had a great experience.

For lunch (which was included in the tour), we were taken to a wonderful outdoor restaurant where we had a typical Costa Rican meal. The food was delicious and plentiful.

After lunch, Alex took us to a resort/spa that used the hot springs from the nearby by Arenal Volcano to fill their numerous pools, which included huge flumes you could ride down. The ambiance of the resort was everything you would imagine Cosa Rica would be.

We had several requests to stop along the way, and Alex always obliged with enthusiasm. We stopped at a roadside stand and bought pineapples. He also took us to a tavern along the way to get a special drink that one of our group was wanting. Unfortunately, the place had already closed, and you could tell Alex was disappointed.

Our tour also included dinner, and we were taken again to a typical Costa Rican restaurant for another amazing meal. One of the people in our group wanted a special Costa Rican dish that wasn't on the menu. I believe because of the special relationship that Alex had with them, they cooked it up for her.

We arrived home around 9PM which made for a long day for Alex, especially since he literally had to drive every inch of the road!

The four of us had a wonderful day and felt like we were able to experience a good part of Costa Rica. Alex and Roger treated us like we were family...and I am sure they are like this with every one of their clients.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Best!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Alex is amazing! There were 7 of us traveling to Playa Potrero for a week's vacation. The concierge service from Tropical Homes of Costa Rica made arrangements for a driver to transfer us to our condo. Alex and his son met us at the airport in Liberia for our transfer to our rental for the week. His super clean van seated all 7 of us & our luggage comfortably. He stopped at a large grocery store for us to purchase most of our groceries for the week and upon arrival at our rental helped us carry everything up to our 3rd floor condo, which did not have an elevator. We did not rent a car for the week and thought we would just contact a driver as needed and Alex was our choice!! Several of us will be back to Playa Potrero within the year and we will definitely call Alex. He was always on time and easy to work with ~ he also took us to a great souvenir shop on our drive back to Liberia. We definitely recommend Alex Moreno!!

Visited January 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Whimsical, angelic, magical waterfall south of Liberia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

Bilingual services, spotless vehicles, very kind, honest and informative tour guides. Took us to a waterfall (that wasn't even included in the initial tour :) loved every minute of it!

Visited December 2013
Thank Happy C
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great service, timely and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I planned my wedding in playa Potrero and I booked with Alex who picked us up from Liberia airport. Throughout our stay in the area we would repeatly use Alex and his company for our excursions, day beach trips, taxi service in the area. The hotel we were staying at the Bahia del sol went through Alex as well and would always call him for us and he would always be on time with a smile on his face. He also provided us with great suggestions. We were so sad to leave Costa Rica but were comforted to know that on our last day Alex was going to pick us up and drop us off at the airport.Whenever we return to Costa Rica we will be using Alex and his company- always!!!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank tinabear85
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