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“Cracking coconuts was the highlight of my trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce

Aventuras Tropicales Golfo Dulce
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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 costarrican culture.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“Cracking coconuts was the highlight of my trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Kayaking trip with Alberto and Brian was relaxing and informative. We learned a lot about the wildlife in the mangroves and picked up some life skills! Midway through the tour, we stopped on a beach where Alberto demonstrated how to open a coconut on a deserted island. I was blown away. $40 USD/pp was well spent on this trip.

Visited March 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Fantastic kayaking in the mangroves with Bryan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We took an afternoon kayaking trip through the primary and secondary mangroves with Bryan, who was outstanding! He shared his knowledge as we paddled, but also respected the quiet of the mangroves and knew when silence was important to spot birds and animals. We saw a royal tern, little blue heron, tri-colored heron, amazon kingfisher, and a troop of monkeys with babies on their backs. This trip included a dip in the ocean and fresh fruit on the beach, and he also took us on a little walk to see stunning, close-up views of caymans and crocodiles! It was the perfect way to end our 2-week trip in Costa Rica before catching our morning flight home the next day.

Visited January 2013
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Invermere, Canada
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10 reviews
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“Great paddle, great place, great guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

The 4 days kayaking in the Gulfo Dulce with Alberto & his son Albertito was the highlight of our 2 week trip to Costa Rica. We also had great stays in Monteverde and Nosara so this is saying a lot. We were interested in the natural and cultural history of the incredibly rich wilderness in the Osa. We wanted to get off the beaten track. We wanted to hang out on a rare tropical ocean fiord and experience the difference from the Pacific coastline we know and love in British Columbia (Canada). Aventuras Tropicales gave us what we were looking for in spades: snorkeling, ethnobotany, bioluminescence, mangroves at sunset, birds, gators, light beetles, monkeys, Jaguarundi, dolphins, delicious local food, fresh fish, and stories of the area. The paddling was easy, the guiding professional, knowledgable and flexible. The trip was well planned and safe. The only thing is figuring out how and when we can return to do more.

Visited February 2012
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puerto jimenez
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6 reviews
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“The Robleto Family offers the best tour kayak tour in Puerto Jimenez,”
5 of 5 stars 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

Visited March 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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“An incredible introduction to Costa Rica's undiscovered gem”
5 of 5 stars 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!

Visited February 2012
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