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“The Robleto Family offers the best tour kayak tour in Puerto Jimenez,”

Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce
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Bio-Luminescence and Sunset Kayak Tour
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Adventure experts in the Tropical Rain Forest and Tropical coast... ..."Our Home". Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce is a family business born in 1992 as a beautiful dream, to live and work in the natural paradise found in the Osa Peninsula, having the Golfo Dulce as neighbor. With a lifetime experience living in the tropics, our goal is to share with you our Tico heart and our deep love to the Osa Peninsula while we take you into an unforgettable adventure. Our guides are certified according to the national regulations. They have wide experience in the field and leading groups in the wild. Our professional guides have gown and liven in touch with nature, complementing the academic knowledge with empiric experience and the fresh costa rican culture.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 27, 2012

At sunrise we hauled our 9 person outrigger canoe into the Golfo Dulce, Right on the beach near Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula on Southern Costa Rica. We explored the mangroves, and river estuaries, and saw 3-4 Spinner Dolphins on the way back in to beach. Fresh Pineapple, drinks and cameras ready. We saw a boa, troop of howler monkeys, and 2 sea turtles. truly an exceptional kayak memory for me and my entire family. Blondie and Mike, from Lapas Nest Treehouse recommended us. Thanks so much.
Michael Cranford

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

I can't recommend Aventuras Tropicales enough! My wife and I did the full-day kayak adventure, as well as the dolphin watch/night-time mangrove trip, guided both times by Alberto. He was so informative, friendly and fun! We had an amazing time! We spotted howler monkeys, a sloth, coatis, dolphins and tons of fish while snorkeling on Sandalo reef. The all-day adventure is not for the weak - those last few miles back into the port were grueling, but we were welcomes into the harbor by a pair of bottlenose dolphins, who followed us around for 15 minutes. The evening dolphin watch was much more relaxing - there's nothing like watching the sun set while a mile out on the glass-calm Golfo Dulce. After dark, we portaged over the beach into the Rio Platanares to experience the mangrove at night. There was a new moon, and we were so lucky to see brilliant bioluminescence in the waters! We saw the glowing eyes of crocodiles and caimans, too. A great introduction to the natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce. Alberto and his family were amazing guides and so very friendly!

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

At the last minute we booked a 3 hour trip into the Gulfo Dulche to look for dolphins and watch the sunset. We didn't see dolphins, but we did see the sunset. Alberto was a great guide, telling us about the bay and his indiginous family history. He was very interesting and very professional. We paddled to a remote beach, ate fresh pineapple and coconut that he had me help open. We then went into a bioluminescent river after the sun went down and looked for gators. All in all, very awesome experience that we stumbled upon to, but it worked out well and became one of the highlights of our week in the Osa.

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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Kayaks were in good condition, with a choice of singles or doubles. We took two singles and a double; the singles were easier to handle, with the double being a bit large for some of the passageways between branches Tour left in mid afternoon (timing is dependent on the tide; call ahead to check), with the courteous and informative owner, Alberto, as our guide. Very easy ride up the river with beautiful scenery. We have learned to keep our expectations of seeing wildlife in check, and in this case, we didn't see a whole lot (except a variety of crabs), but Alberto supplemented his talk with information about the mangrove plants and the indigenous Indians' culture.
On the way back, we stopped at the beach bank that separates the river from the gulf. The view was very nice, and Alberto provided a refreshing snack of fresh fruit.

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Reviewed August 31, 2011

My wife and I just got back from a trip to the Osa and were recommended this easy paddle trip through the jungle mangrove. Our guide, Adriana, was wonderful. She had a great eye for finding wildlife and could name the wildlife by their sounds. I'd highly recommend this. For what it's worth we also stayed in the Lapa's Nest Tree house and the Pelican House as well which we highly recommend too. If you can get out to Montipalo for the Sphycho Tours Tree Climb and Waterfall rappel you will not regret it.

Thank Jeff K
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