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“A great tour guide for trips from San Juan”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Paradise Tours

Paradise Tours
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Owner description: Unique Personalized Tours since 1991. Combination Day Tours from San Jose and surrounding area hotels to Beaches, Volcanoes, Rainforest, Waterfalls, Canopy Tours, River White Water Rafting, River wildlife criuse in covered motorboat, and much more. Vist opur website at listed above. Call us at our US Tel. listed above. Or email us at address listed above.
Hanover, Canada
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7 reviews
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“A great tour guide for trips from San Juan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Just got back from a 1 week trip to Costa Rica. Spent 3 days with Mike as our tour guide and would highly recommend him to others.
I gave him a list of some of the attractions we were interested in, and he helped create the intinerary. He was flexible to rearrange his days based on the weather, which made for better viewing of some weather dependent attractions.
He picked us up at the airport and drove us to our hotel. We took a day trip to the butterfly gardens tour and Sarchi oxcart shops; a day trip to Poas volcano and La Paz Waterfall gardens; and a day trip to the Sarapiqui River with a chocolate making tour at a local nature reserve. The latter 2 days were definitely the best 2 days of our trip.
Mike is a wealth of knowledge about Costa Rica and is willing to answer questions (or give his opinions) on almost any topic you can think of. English is his first language - which is worth mentioning as we struggled a bit on one other day of our trip when the tourguide (through a different company) had a bit of trouble finding the right words in English...
He provides a very personable approach, is patient with young kids and is overall very eager to make your experience in Costa Rica a good one. A much different feel than taking an impersonal bus trip to the tourist attractions...
Prices are fair and his 2 vehicles are well maintained. Would highly recommend him for your trip!

Visited November 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Mike is awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

It's been quite a few months since my group came back from Costa Rica, but I have to sing Mike's praises a bit more. I emailed him four days before arrival to arrange a tour and he worked with (five of) us for an awesome tour - the "Poas Volcano and Las Paz Waterfall" one, specifically. If you want a well-priced, laid back, no effort day on your itinerary, definitely get in touch with Paradise Tours.

Visited March 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“GO MIKE!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

We just got back from our trip. We (2 adults and three kids) had a free day in san Jose and i contacted Mike who put together a three part tour which included Volcano, waterfalls and best of all white water rafting. I would recomend Mike to anybody. He is laid back, funny and good company. The kids thought he was cool. He took some photos and emailed me them later. Thanks Mike.

Visited July 2012
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Jasper, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
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“Great half day tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

We called Mike YESTERDAY, (yes, yesterday!) and booked a half day "see the sights around San Jose" tour for this afternoon. Just got back to the room after a GREAT 4 1/2 hours: Poas Volcano (yes, completely clear view down into the caldera); through the countryside to two spectacular views of waterfalls; true Costa Rican lunch at a "cooked on a woodburning stove roadside place (Soda Mirador); and visit to a coffee plantation. It was just what we wanted the afternoon before the trip back to the states. Mike knows everyone and everything in the area and will tailor a tour. His knowledge of local flora, history, and current events kept the conversation going as well.
We highly recommend Mike and will definitely use Paradise Tours our next visit back to beautiful Costa Rica. Wonderful customer service!

Visited April 2012
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Irvine, California
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“Highly recommend Mike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

We hired Mike for both a half day tour and airport transportation and were not disappointed. We visited the Poas Volcano which was awesome. Mike is knowledgeable about Costa Rica and really accommodating. His pricing is fair and our whole family enjoyed the time we spent with him.

Visited April 2012
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