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Bill Beard's Costa Rica
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$95.00*
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Guanacaste Snorkel and Sunset Cruise
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bill Beard's Costa Rica has been operating scuba diving and adventure tours in Costa Rica since 1970. We assemble packages with or without international & domestic air for diving, fishing, surfing, soft, moderate & extreme adventure tours, transportation and accommodations throughout the country for individuals, families, groups and honeymoon couples.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
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“Extremely helpful Service”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

We just returned from our first but not our last trip to Costa Rica. Not knowing the area, we relied on the advice of Bill Beard's Costa Rica to guide us in a selection of accommodations, airport transfers and dive operation.
They are incredibly helpful, timely and efficient.
We highly recommend them!

Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Harriet D
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BBeardCostaRica, Owner at Bill Beard's Costa Rica, responded to this review, December 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice review and the letter you sent to our agents. They were so happy to get your report and to know that you were happy with the itinerary & vacation package they set up for you. We particularly appreciate the praise for Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort and our drivers, guides and scuba diving operator. We are looking forward to having you visit us again in Dec. 2014. We wish you a prosperous and happy new year
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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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“Wonderful planning, excellent recommedations”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Bill Beard's planned our honeymoon to Costa Rica. Nadine set us for a number of activities ranging from diving in the Pacific site (Coco Beach) to Cloud forest guided tours, to relaxing at Tabacon Spa near volcano Arenal. She did an excellent job not only from the logistical point of view, but also suggesting nice hotels, sending us to guides for tours and diving (Rocket Frog divers) that were very professional and friendly. On top of that, she got us a really affordable price for an entire package of 10 days.

Visited August 2013
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BBeardCostaRica, Owner at Bill Beard's Costa Rica, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you had a fantastic honeymoon. You are correct, when it comes to logistics, planning, matching clients with the correct accommodations, activities and guides, there isn't anyone better than Nadine. Our association with Rocket Frog Divers and Wave Expeditions for tours has been a wonderful relationship for us all. Thank you again. We hope you will return to Costa Rica and it will be a pleasure to handle your trip.
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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29 reviews
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“Fantastic trip set up by Bill Beard's”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We used Bill's Beards to help set up our family vacation with 4 teenagers to Costa Rica in July. We worked with Nadine and she was wonderful in arranging the 8 day trip that we desired while staying in our $6000 budget. The accommodations were great, particularly Casa Quinta at Costa Verde near Manuel Antonio which was perfect for our family of six. All of the tour companies that Nadine set up for us were great - the guides for our rain forest tours were very knowledgable and helped us spot everything that we wanted to see. We would definitely recommend Bill Beard's to anyone interested in going to Costa Rica

Visited July 2013
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Thank Rick K
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BBeardCostaRica, Owner at Bill Beard's Costa Rica, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
We are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation in Costa Rica arranged by Nadine and Bill Beard's. It is particularly gratifying for us since we have four children and nine grandchildren that we have had travel with us around Costa Rica many times over the years. Nadine sets up family vacations as it were her own family and understands staying within a budget. She can definitely get a family more bang for the vacation dollar since she knows the country, accommodation and tours like the back of her hand. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We look forward to arranging your return trip in the near future.
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Seminole, Texas
1 review
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“Bill Beards Costa Rica”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife,myself and two other couples just returned from the Rui Palace in Costa Rica. We had an outstanding time. Weather was perfect. This is our second trip and both times we booked all of our excursions with Bill Beards. In our eyes,they are the best. The guides are great and very knowledgeable of the country. We whitewater rafted on the Tenorio River,did a Catamaran with snorkeling, combo ATV,zip line,spa at Rinco de Vieja and half day fishing trip. Let me tell you- it was all great!!! The only small problem we had was with the fishing. Our 31' boat was late due to a mechanical problem. But, a 37 footer showed up at no extra charge and we had a great day. The first fish we caught was 120 lb sailfish. Caught lots of Maui Maui and black tuna. What a great company to book with. We will again. Pura Vida !!!!

Visited July 2013
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BBeardCostaRica, Owner at Bill Beard's Costa Rica, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Wonderful report, Thank you for the kind words. We agree with you, it's the guides that give you an insight into the country and it's culture. We go to great lengths to have the best guides for our valued clients. We also love the Tenorio having rafted it the first time many years ago before it was open to the public, and Rincon de la Vieja, as you know is a great place to spend the day and the zip line in Kazm Canyon is the most beautiful and exciting in the country. We are so happy for you on your fishing trip, we always try to upgade to something better if possible. Costa Rica has 124 IGFA world's records in her waters and we love that you caught such a large sailfish. Thank you for traveling with us and we look forward to handling your third trip to Costa Rica.
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Three Generations in Costa Rica”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We took our daughter and her family to Costa Rica for the week of July 4 (8 of us in total including three kids, 1, 3 and 5). We stayed in a house in Playa Hermosa, just about 25 minutes from Liberia. We did not discover Bill Beard's Costa Rica until a couple of weeks before the trip, but I wish we had learned of them earlier. They booked cars for us through Adobe Rent a Car, which was perfect. Adobe picked us up at the airport in a van, took charge of all our luggage, and dropped us off at the rental location just about 10 minutes from the airport. We also booked the Tempisque River Boat Tour through Bill Beard's. The guides picked us up at our rental house for the half day trip in a van, drove us to the river and accompanied us on the tour (where we had a boat to ourselves). The river trip was a good opportunity to get up close to monkeys, crocodiles, large lizards and birds, but the highlight of the day was the post cruise lunch hosted by several local ladies in a nearby village. The meal was outstanding local fare, and was prepared in an indoor/outdoor kitchen exclusively for our family. Cameras are a must; walking shoes are nice, but not essential. Next time, I will give Bill Beard's an opportunity to plan more of our trip, because they seem to know Costa Rica very well and Nadine treats you like family.

Visited July 2013
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BBeardCostaRica, Owner at Bill Beard's Costa Rica, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for your review. The logistics involved in getting you all to Costa Rica and then all of your activities and transportation while there boggles the mind a little. I think the cooperation between you and Nadine was what made your trip successful and you both are to be complimented. As you found out, when Costa Rica and logistics are involved, no one knows more and is as efficient as Nadine. We do feel as if the clients are our family and we accept the responsibility to plan the best vacation for them that we possibly can.
Thank you again and we look forward to assisting you again in the future
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