We took this tour at our cruise stop in Puntarenas on January 25. We had emailed the company several months before leaving for vacation, and all emails were answered promptly and thoroughly. Tour guide Juan and driver/owner Diego met us on the pier at the pre-arranged time with a comfortable and clean van. There were 8 of us for the tour; we took the 6 in 1 Puntarenas highlight tour. Our guide, Juan, was very knowledgable about the wildlife and plants, and was good about asking our opinions about tour options when one pre-planned stop would not work out well. We stopped at a bridge over the Tarcoles River to see crocodiles, and took a short trip off the main road to see a pair of Scarlet Macaws. Juan had a telescope on a tripod to assist us in getting better photos of the birds, which were backlit high in a tree. We stopped at a hotel in the rain forest for a nature walk with Juan describing the various plants and trees, followed by a snack of melon and papaya. It did not work out to go to Punta Leona beach, but we went to Jaco Beach and had a delicious lunch there. There wasn't really any opportunity to swim, but we had not planned on it, so that was not a problem. The tour was 6 hours, a full day of seeing many sights in the area, but it was not rushed and the places at which we stopped were not crowded, so we thoroughly enjoyed it! Pura vida!
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