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“Great Tours with an Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable Guide”

Costa Rica Jade Tours
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Owner description: Costa Rica Jade Tours is a local tour company in beautiful Manuel Antonio. We offer the best activities and tours to help make all your vacation dreams come true. Contact us so we can help you discover the most exciting adventures and exotic treasures from this spectacular land. You may never want to leave!
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Stowe, Vermont
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“Great Tours with an Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable Guide”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We did two tours with Mario - the Manuel Antonio morning tour and the night time Rainmaker Tour. Both tours were excellent - but the night time tour was truly unique and the favorite of our family. If you are in Quepos areas for 3-4 days - do both tours.

Manuel Antonio Tour: Manuel Antonio is a busy place, so that detracts from the whole jungle experience....however, we saw 3 types of monkeys, tree sloths, lizards, hummingbirds, snakes and Mario spotted all of them, described them,and even took pictures of them(which he shares with you).

Rainmaker tour: Walking through the jungle at night with no other people in the park makes this tour awesome. Seeing poisonous snakes, spiders, glass frogs while clutching your flashlight is thrilling. Walking across the suspension bridges at night is exhilirating. Seeing a Jaguar up close at night is lucky, very lucky.

Thanks Mario for making our Costa Rica trip memorable!

Visited April 2013
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“The best tours in Manuel Antonio”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I went on two tours with Mario and his partner while I was in Manuel Antonio, one of the Park and one in the Mangrove. Both were spectacular, he has such passion about the nature of Costa Rica, that it makes these tours so enjoyable.

Visited April 2013
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“Great tour- better to go with an expert than to go it alone!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Mario was an excellent park guide- knowledgeable & passionate. We would never have seen half of the animals without him- he could spot eyelash pit vipers, jesus lizards, sloths, hummingbirds, white-faced and squirrel monkeys hidden in the jungle and had the equipment to provide a clear view. Overall a great tour!

Visited April 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Great tour, knowledgeable guide!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We did both the 3.5 hour Manuel Antonio National Park tour and a 2 hr night boat tour of the Mangroves. Mario was our guide for both and made the tours fun and interesting with his knowledge of the wildlife, his country, and fun facts about the surrounding area. He was able to spot wildlife that was seemingly invisible to the untrained eye. We were able to take close-ups of the wildlife by using Mario's telescope, they turned out really nice. He's good and his love for nature is apparent in his presentation, very inspiring! During our tour of the National Park, we came across a baby Howler money along the path that had fallen from its mothers back. We witnessed Mario reunite the shaken monkey with its mother by placing it directly in her hands. It's a moment those in our group will never forget. Throughout both tours we saw 3 types of monkeys, birds, lizards, gators, frogs, amazing plants, and too many insects to name. It was great!

We were picked up and dropped of at our hotel for both tours. The van was comfortable, had ac, and the driver drove safely. During the tours we felt safe and were offered restroom and rest breaks when the opportunity presented. I wore light cargo pants and a tank, the hubby wore shorts and a tee; we both were fine. I also carried a small backpack. Be sure to take a hat, sunglasses, shoes you don't mind getting wet, and LOTS of water and bug spray. Also, lunch is included w/ the day tour and was delicious!

We would definitely recommend this tour. If you're in Manuel Antonio/ Quepos be sure to take a tour with Jade and ask for Mario.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing animals, descriptions and thrills!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great night tour - we saw so many different animals and in really cool settings. Even though some were poisonous or venomous, Mario and Crystal made sure we were safe before letting us close. If you don't like heights, ask to skip the hanging bridges. It was Amazing!!!

Visited April 2013
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