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“ATV trip that's great for beginners” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Original Arenal ATV

Original Arenal ATV
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Owner description: Our adventure begins when we pick up each of our clients at their hotel in our Comfortable passenger van. Then we travel to our private farm located next to the volcano and National Park. Here You will be introduced to our profesional bi-lingual guide who will give you all the information you will need to to begin your adventure atop of your Quad. You will start out in open plans where you can warm up with your quad. Then quickly you will start your crazy ride through the tropical rain forest. This experiance you will never forget! Crazy turns, wild jumps and alot of adrenaline running though your body. And all the time you will experiance one of the natural wonders of the world. You will come to observation points where you can stop and take pictures to remember your adventure. Also you will come to natural rivers where you can stop and take some of the mud off from your crazy ride. Then you will begin your jurney back through the jungle. You will be on your quad for 2 1/2 hours, full of adrenaline and excitement. After you make your way back you can wash off, take a drink and talk with others about your crazy experiance. Then we will take you back to your destination where you can enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Waterloo, Canada
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“ATV trip that's great for beginners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

I had never driven an ATV before, but that was not a problem here. Augustine, our guide, did a great job of explaining it to us, and took his time at the beginning when we were all still a little unsure.

This trip is through a private farm that has a great view of the Arenal Volcano, as well as Lake Arenal. Stunning scenery. There are lots of cows and horses to see as well.

Even better is that this is Costa Rica, where it rains a lot. Even in the dry season, we got to ride through lots of mud and puddles. And let's face facts...don't you want to get muddy when you ride an ATV? I sure do!

Transportation to and from our hotel was also included.

I would highly recommend this tour. It may be a little more boring for seasoned ATV'ers, but if everyone in your group has the same level of experience, they could easily turn it up a notch for you! They would probably enjoy that!

Visited January 2013
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“Lots of fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

Augustine was a great ATV guide. It was a blast: lots of mud and hills! Would definitely recommend. I had no prior ATV experience, and it was so much fun!!!

Visited December 2012
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Ft. Lauderdale
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“Great for learning atv and having some fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Augustine was a great guide. I loved slinging mud and jumping the mud holes. My partner was a little more timid with the throttle and it was fun to see him get stuck over and over and over again. If we had both been expert atv riders it would have been a little uneventful and would have been a quick tour. Take extra clothes and don't wear shoes that need to be used for a couple days. Well worth it if you have anyone in your party that doesn't want to ruin their manicure.

Visited December 2012
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NY
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“Mud and hills equals Fun! Super professional staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

This was a great adventure. First, it was just me, my girlfriend and the guide on the tour. We had another couple do the horseback riding with another guide. The tour guides are knowledgeable about these activities and the area. They are also fun and easy going people so the atmosphere was superb. The terrain is pretty cool. We did it the day after it rained so there were many mud pots, which made it fun to ride. You go through the jungle with many hills at medium speed. You have the liberty to go faster if you are last and can fall back and then catch up. The guides take you to several picture perfect points of the Arenal Volcano and Lake. Also, they point out things like wild birds, monkeys, ants and tropical flowers. All in all it was a very fun tour especially if you get lucky to do it after raining with few people. Also, I think these people offer a pretty good price compared to other similar tours.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Costa Rica ATV”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

We had a great father daughter ATV outing with Agustine as our guide. It was just my daughter and myself plus the guide. My daughter was 16 and a cautious driver but we both had a great time. It was at the end of the rainy season so we got VERY muddy which was part of the fun so wear old shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Overall I would reommend this as a fun activity.

Visited November 2012
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