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“LOVE BOTH THE OCEAN & MANGROVE KAYAK TOURS!!! Highly Recommend!”
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 young children, Activities for older children
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“LOVE BOTH THE OCEAN & MANGROVE KAYAK TOURS!!! Highly Recommend!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I took the Mangrove kayak tour with this company (owned by the lovely Rachel and Nego) while visiting the Dominical area a few years ago. It was SO incredible that I knew I wanted more. This time my fiance and I tried their ocean kayak tour. It was equally incredible! It was certainly more work (carrying the kayak to the water, heavy paddling in ocean and sometimes choppy water) but it was SO beautiful. We kayaked by the bluffs along the ocean and we even when THROUGH a couple of caves on the kayaks. It looked really scary at first but the tour guide, Nego, was so kind and encouraging that we all decided to go for it (though he would have happily taken any of us around the other way if we hadn't wanted to). I'm so glad we went for it though because it was SO beautiful and so fun! After we came back to shore, Rachel (Nego's wife) had a beautiful spread of fruit all ready for us. Once we'd finished the fruit, we went and explored the caves along the beach and swam in the water in the caves. What an incredible trip!! My fiance and I both loved it!

If you're looking for a workout and are up for the adventure to see something unique, then I'd definitely say the ocean tour is perfect. If you're looking for something more nature oriented and less physically demanding then the mangrove tour is fabulous! Truly, you can't go wrong. Both Nego and Rachel are excellent guides and you can really tell that they go out of their way to make sure you have a good tour and a good trip overall. In fact, they even gave us wonderful recommendations about other great tours in the area and helped us set them up and sort out all of the logistics. These two helped make our trip the wonderful one that it was! SO GRATEFUL! Thanks, Rachel and Nego - we'll definitely come back!

Visited January 2013
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Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Wonderful!!”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This tour was amazing!! Very relaxing and professional, Rachael told us about the wildlife and the mangroves. The birds and the monkeys were beautiful and the mangroves were stunning! I can't wait to do it again!

Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“amazing morning kayaking with Rachel”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We woke up early and went kayaking through the mangrooves in a quiet area 5 min. away from Dominical. Rachel (the guide) was super nice and happy to be there with us. She loves nature and transmitted her passion to us. We saw lots of birds, crabs and fish. We loved it. The adventure was worth it for the price. Many thanks to their beautiful team!

Visited December 2012
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Savannah, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Kayaking through mangrove waters”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

What a fun day! In a few hours, we kayaked through mangrove waters, surf, and a small river. The ecosystems are amazing! Nothing like experiencing it all at water level, with our guide Rachel who knew the area, the flora, and the fauna encountered the area like her own home! At the end, there was time for a dip in the ocean, returning to snack on tropical fruits. I took a ton of pictures: a small cayman, monkeys, birds, lizards, you name it. Can't go to Costa Rica and not do it. Thank, you, Pineapple Kayak!
Cristina, Savannah Georgia

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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“Great family nature kayaking tour”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went on this kayaking trip with our family of 6; 4 kids aged 14,12,11 and 8. We all loved seeing the beautiful nature, mangroves and lots of animals. The kayaking was easy. In stead of the planned 1.5 hours, our trip took about 2.5 hours. Rayal and Nago did an amzing job; telling us all about the surroundings, spotting animals and pulling our 8 year old in his kayak part of the way! We saw lots of animals and couldn't get enough of the monekeys we saw playing in front of us. For our whole family one of the highlights of our Costa Rica vacation!
You can't think of better hosts for a trip like this than Rachel and Nago.

Visited December 2012
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