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“Rincon de Vieja Excursion”

Guanacaste Viajes & Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Guanacaste Express is a local Family run business, with over 8 years working in the tourism industry in Costa Rica, we offer to our clients personalized trips with a professional service. Our dedication and responsibility made of Guanacaste Viajes a truly option in Costa Rica. We operate in our own fleet of comfortable air-conditioned mini-vans and mini-busses with a capacity of from 1 to up of 28 passengers. Our main office is based just 15 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR), and we provide Airport Shuttle and Private Transportation
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I would like to start off that I typically don't write reviews. However, the experience I had with Guanacaste Viajes warrants one. It was my husband and my first time in Costa Rica for our anniversary and we were immediately put to ease with the planning of our excursion with Manuel. He was very quick with following up to our emails to plan the trip and very thorough in answering our questions. The excursion supassed our expectations. Our tour guide, Juan Carlos, and our driver, Herman, were more than welcoming and very attentive to our needs. We did the the day tour through Rincon de Vieja, which included the zip lining, horseback riding, hot springs, and mud bath. The zip lining was aweseome! We had heard other guests from our hotel mentioned that they did the zip lining, but when we compared notes, it turned out the place we went to (Boriquen) was much better for zip lining! The next time you're in Costa Rica, we highly recommend booking a tour with Guanacaste Vieja!

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

In December 2011, our family of 4 adults and 3 children contracted with Manuel to drive us from Liberia to Arenal, then 2 days later from Arenal to Monteverde and again after 2 days from Monteverde to Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. Manuel was always punctual, pleasant, a careful driver, a good tour guide and flexible in many ways so as to allow us to enjoy the countryside.
It was an excellent way to travel difficult roads; for us much better than renting a vehicle large enough for all 7 of us.

We would recommend Manuel and his services without hesitation.

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Worked directly with Manuel. Outstanding customer service, went above and beyond. Prompt and Reliable. A must use for all transportation needs. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Manuel, German, and Walter were absolutely fantastic! Arriving a day late due to typical United problems; I stayed in contact with Manuel only via email to let him know of our dilemma. German was still there upon our arrival holding a sign with our name on it, and ready to take us to the resort. German's English was limited, as was my Spanish; but this was no problema, as we received a rather heartfelt education of Costa Rica on the way to the resort. Manuel even called on German's cell phone to set my mind at ease and welcome us to his country.
On the day prior to our departure (0330 am we had to leave the resort due to an early flight) Manuel called to confirm, and Walter was already at the lobby waiting when we arrived.
I would certainly recommend this friendly and professional company to anyone traveling in Costa Rica. They will be the first ones I call on our next journey to this lovely country.

Chuck and Meghan Steen, California

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GuancasteV, Owner at Guanacaste Viajes & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Dear Chuck and Meghan Steen,
Thank you so much for posting your review of your recent trip to Costa Rica with our company. I am happy to read that our service team was able to efficiently assist you throughout your visit. I look forward to our next opportunity to properly serve you when you visit with us again in the future.
Pura Vida!
Manuel Duarte

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We have used trip advisor on many occasions in helping plan different vacations but this is the first time we are posting a note because the service was just that good. We planned a fun-filled trip to Costa Rica but had no idea that we would leave with such great memories. Form the start Manuel was so unbelievably helpful in deciding what tours would work best for my family of four. He was patient and took the time to speak with us over the phone and by email providing even more detail. What was most refreshing was no deposit, no credit card, or other payment info needed until we showed-up. We booked four tours with Guanacaste Viajes and had no other referrals other than those posted on Trip Advisor. Thank you Trip Advisor. While the beauty and richness of Costa Rica was a plus, our guides, Juan Carlos and Walter made this the most amazing vacation we have had to date. We could not have hand-picked a better duo. They arrived in a very comfortable van and everything was executed as planned. No surprises! The first excursion was to the Arenal Volcano so it was a long ride which included breakfast and lunch. We really had an opportunity to get to know each other. They were engaging and were knowledgeable about Costa Rica and its surroundings. By the end of the day, we were old friends looking forward to seeing each other again. And that’s just what happened. We met Manuel that evening and it was a done deal. We would enjoy the rest of our tours with Juan Carlos and Walter. We had a tour scheduled every other day. We went white-water rafting, tubing, zip-lining, horseback riding, rock climbing, and rappelling. We were scheduled for an ATV ride but two members of our family got sick, one in the van. But, Juan Carlos and Walter were troopers and helped out just like a family member would. They accommodated all our needs. Each tour was better than the next. We looked forward to seeing them each time and having fun in the van. We laughed a lot and were sad to say goodbye. We came home with fabulous memories of our trip which included photos of our new friends, Walter and Juan Carlos. We can’t thank them enough for sharing their time and country with us to make our Costa Rica trip one of a kind. THANK YOU Guanacaste Viajes!

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