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“BEST PART OF OUR VACATION” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pineapple Tours

Pineapple Tours
Ranked #1 of 16 Tours in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We offer Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard tours for all levels and ages in Dominical, Costa Rica. Tours to Mangroves (Hatillo Nuevo or Matapalo), Ventanas Caves, Whale's Tail at Marino Ballena National Park, Rio Baru, and other locations. It's an amazing way to discover the beauty, nature and adventure of this tropical paradise. Whether you are kayaking through enchanting mangrove estuaries, searching for exotic birds and animals, paddling through adrenaline-filled ocean caves, snorkeling and wave riding at the Whale's Tail at Marino Ballena National Park, or just a lazy paddle up the rio Baru, our 10 years experience and knowledgeable, local guides will leave you with memories and a HUGE smile. Rentals available too.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Katonah, New York
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“BEST PART OF OUR VACATION”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

My trip to Dominical was packed full of fun and adventure. But the kayak tour with Pineapple Kayak tours was by far the best part of the trip. Our guide, Rachel was energetic, extremely knowledgeable and all around awesome. She had a great laid back feel, really knew the magroves and did a great job spotting the wildlife fo us. We did not get to see any monkey's that day, but we could hear them in the distance.

If you are going to visit Dominical, make sure you take these tours and one of the best parts, was the fresh fruit (bet I have ever tasted, no joke) after the tour was over. She told us to explore the beach/ocean for 15 minutes and when we got back she had a buffet of fresh fruit for us!! PURA VIDA

Visited April 2011
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Montauk, New York
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“Pura Vida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

This was our third time to Dominical, and our third time taking tours with Pineapple Kayak Tours. The best tour company in Dominical without a doubt. Can't say enough good things about the owners Rachel and Nego. After most tours, especially at the end of the Mangrove Tours the tour directors offer juice, water and native fruit as refreshment to their cleints, nice touch. The tour directors are very concerned for the safety of all people on their tours, if its the Mangrove Tour , Waterfall Tour or Ocean Cave tour. We had a great time with a very professional company.

Visited February 2011
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Montauk, New York
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“Magical”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

I have gone to Dominical 5 years in a row. Every year I take a tour through the mangroves with Pineapple Kayak tours. Our tour guide and owner of the company, Rachel, brings you through an enchanted tour of the amazing mangrove ecosystem. She knew everything about all the birds and animals to look out for which were many. After the tour Rachel always treats the group to freshly cut pineapple, mango's and tropical refreshments.

Nego leads ocean kayak tour which is a great challenge and brings you through beautiful ocean caves. What a workout. Not only does this couple lead the tours they have information on anything and everything going on in Dominical. Whether you need surf lessons or the best spot to grab a drink, Pineapple Kayak tours is the spot to go.

Visited March 2011
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Washington DC
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“Fantastic Experience, Great People, Great Beaches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

Rachel and Nego are great. We were not so impressed with Quepos and didn't find the area that nice or interesting. Just a little ways down the coast, a fantastic escape can be found in Dominical. Pineapple Kayak is a great shop offering surf, kayak, accessories, beach gear and super local expertise. Definitely on my list anytime I'm in Central America!

Visited March 2011
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Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
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“This was the best kayak tour I have ever taken!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

This kayak tour of the mangroves was beautiful and amazing. Our guide, Rachel has an amazing knowledge of local birds and wildlife and was able to point out and describe everything we saw and answer all of our questions. We saw over 50 different species of birds, crabs, and other animals during the trip. The best part is kayaking deep into the mangroves- it is so serene and tranquil.

If you take this tour, you may want to bring a waterproof camera or a dry bag for your camera so that you can capture all of the amazing wildlife. I would also recommend a hat and sunscreen.

The tour is a couple of hours including the transport to and from the location as well as an awesome spread of refreshing snacks at the end.

I would recommend Pineapple Tours for this type of tour as well as ocean kayaking and surf lessons. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.

Visited March 2011
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