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Review of Rainmaker Park

Rainmaker Park
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Parrita
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

While on our 25th anniversary trip, my husband & I wanted a tour "off the beaten path". This was PERFECT! If you get a chance to tour with Arsel as your guide, take full advantage of it. To me, he is the Costa Rican version of Steve Irwin. His intelligence, wit, and passion for "The Rainmaker" make him the perfect guide. We would have missed so much had he not been there to show us. The views are spectacular, the trees, plants, and wildlife are incredible, and the swim in the waterfall was a check off of my bucket list. The bridges offer breathtaking views, while adding a bit of excitement to the trek. We finished with a delicious Costa Rican meal of pollo con orroz, homemade tortilla chips, beans, pico, and fresh juice. I wish there was a higher rating available for this tour. Magnificent.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

After having done most everything in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area that we had planned on, we found ourselves with an extra day and weren't sure what to do. A local recommended this park and it became one of our very favorite things we did in Costa Rica. It is a rustic hike through the rainforest. The fairly primitive hanging bridges were safe, but rustic enough to give you a thrill. The scenery were beautiful. When we began the hike we weren't sure we wanted to swim in the waterfalls, but upon reaching the falls the water was so cool and refreshing we couldn't pass it up. We stayed a long time and swam in the pools. The kids, ages 14, 13, 10 and 7 loved this experience. It was well worth the $15 admission price.

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We toured Rainmaker today and had a GREAT time!. Our kids 18,14 and 10 liked it a lot! As parents we know kids these ages are like "whatever"….However: they loved it! We swam in the "main" swimming hole and tried to swim to the falls but the current was to strong. Even my 18 year old couldn't make it - but this is the rainy season and the water was moving more swiftly. The bridges are really cool as is some of the wildlife we saw. The entry fee is $15 and if you want lunch it will cost an extra $5. We chose lunch and it was an authenthic Costa Rican rice/beans/potatoes/salad. REALLY good. Worth the $5 per person.

Thank Todd Q
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We just completed our trip to Rainmaker Park with our two girls (ages recent 7 year old and 9 year old). We went with a guide from our hotel and had the whole park to ourselves during our hike. Our girls were the right ages for the trails. I would not bring a child younger than almost 7. Some parts are slippery and you must have good balance. This is the real deal -- the rainforest is amazing. You will be captivated by the beauty and richness of the area. Also, the suspension bridges are so much fun and our girls loved the adventure. We saw plenty of frogs, lizards and butterflies. The waterfalls, streams and views are so beautiful. After the tour, we had an authentic Costa Rican lunch prepared by the cooks there -- arroz con pollo (chicken and rice), black beans, yucca, potatoes, salad, and a refreshing real fruit juice drink. This was an amazing experience and our girls were thrilled. I highly recommend Rainmaker Park.

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

I highly recommend visiting Rainmaker if you are in the Manuel Antonio area. We took a cab from Manuel Antonio and it cost $70 for the driver to wait for us and drive us back to our hotel. We did not hire a guide to tour the park (admission is $20/person without a guide and this includes lunch). It's a beautiful place to spend a few hours. We went with our two kids (9 & 12) and none of us found the paths difficult. I would not take kids that are too young, though, as it can be slippery in places and you need to stick to the path. We all loved the swinging bridges and it's so lush and green - truly amazing! After you've finished the loop, you are provided with an authentic meal. This was probably one of the best meals we had when we were in Costa Rica! We will definitely return if we are in the area again.

Thank tableau
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