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Del Coco Beach, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
WiFi on board
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Samara Adventure Company
Certificate of Excellence
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Samara Adventure Tours
We had 2 outstanding tours through the Samara Adventure Company - a mangrove kayak expedition and the ocean safari. On both tours our guides were very knowledgeable about the wildlife/sea life and worked to ensure that we saw the maximum amount - even stopping on the drive back to point things out. In addition, they were very friendly and pleasant. I would not hesitate to book tours through this company.
Ulverston, United Kingdom
Taken on a bird watching trip inc lunch which was run despite there only being two of us. A great guide/ driver so a good time was had by all!
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Great company. Cannot fault them
I actually did two trips with them. The ocean seafari and the Ostinal beach turtle nesting trip. Both were well organised and excellent. Seeing so many humpback whales in the wild was amazing.
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It is wildlife and you may not see anything, but if you do it’s spectacular! Seeing the spotter dolphins and the whales is a once in a life time event. Not sure how the rest of the year is, but when they are migrating you will see them. Mirjana was very knowledgeable about what was happening. The snorkeling in Playa Carrillo was fantastic as well. Lots of different bright colored fish to see.
Any boat trip you take in Costa Rica is going to be beautiful but going on this one with Ocean Seafari, the staff raised the bar significantly. They are so incredibly nice and attentive. This was especially great to do as a family experience.
The Woodlands, Texas
Good Forest Walk
This is a good nature walk. We saw a lot of plants, vines, bushes and trees but very few animals or wildlife just birds and a salamander. Our guide was knowledgeable of the fauna and pointed out a lot but the trail is steep, rocky and slippery so be prepared. One of our group had to turn back due to depth perception in the dark rocky inclines.
Transfer to Nosara
My family of four had a nice safe transfer from Samara to Nosara. Our driver Elio drove a 4WD SUV that had plenty of room for all of us and our luggage. His vehicle even had a snorkel attached in case you needed to drive through a river. Elio was a very good safe driver and knew exactly where each and every pothole was. :)
The only hangup was our driver arrived a little late. We booked this two months in advance and I didn’t email to confirm reservation in the days leading up to trip. We were not on a tight schedule so it was no big deal. When it got 15 minutes past our pickup I contacted Samara Adventure Company. They said that our driver had a flat and were getting us another driver. Within 15 minutes Elio was at our hotel. Very impressive. They even knocked $10 off the transfer for the inconvenience. I would definitely use them again for a transfer!
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Awesome! We enjoyed a perfect morning (4 hours) on the catamaran (motor) while watching turtles, mantas, wales and dolphins. It was incredible to see these outstanding animals in their typical surroundings.
The staff was friendly, helpful and had a good knowledge.
At the end of the trip we enjoyed a snorkeling tour.
A perfect day that we can highly recommend.
Winter Haven, Florida
Turtle tour in the evening
We had an amazing time ! Absolutely worth it!
Mauricio is very knowledgeable.
They were on time at pick up .
It was beyond our expectations!
Thank you so much ! Hope to visit Costa Rica again ❤️
Well Worth It!
We booked this tour and were picked up promptly at our hotel by our guide Mauricio. It was only about. 25 minute ride to the reserve from Samara.
Mauricio briefed us on what to expect and what not to expect as he had been there several days before and had no luck seeing a turtle with a tour.
We had a great night with no rain and a nice breeze. We were very lucky as Mauricio found us a turtle about 20 minutes after we arrived at the beach itself. The turtle had just dug its hole and we watched as it it lays its eggs and buried them. We were in awe. The turtle slowly made it to way back to the water and we followed it hypnotized! After she departed we walked the length of the beach and although we saw no other turtles, we did observe some volunteers scooping up eats that had been laid so they could be protected in the hatchery. We did see evidence of what happens to the eggs when raccoons dig up the nests.
We recommend shorts (it was hot and it's a long walk), bug spray (although it wasn't bad) and definitely closed toed shoes or runners as walking on the beach would be difficult in sandals or barefoot.
We couldn't be happier with the tour and Mauricio was outstanding as he explained everything and answered all our questions. Highly recommended!!!!
Turtle nesting, Sámara Trails, Dolphins
All three adventures were amazing. We got to see a turtle dig a hole, lay her eggs, bury them and then walk back to the sea - under the stars!
Sámara trails was a great hike including an stunning view of the whole bay. We listened to howler monkeys for much of the hike and then finally saw them at the end.
The dolphins took a while to find but it was well worth the wait. It was really cool to see them swimming and playing in their natural environment.
Ricardo was our guide for both the turtles and the dolphins and he was great. His love of life is truly amazing!!
Great company, fun activity
I booked this trip as a surprise for my fiancé’s birthday.
Lesdy in the office was amazing. So helpful with booking the tour and passed on the message about the birthday. At the end of our excursion the team had cake and candles And beer for us.
Our tour guide Allen was very friendly and actually because we travelled in low season, we had a private tour!!
We were given plenty of time to snorkel in 2 locations and Allen even found a turtle and pointed it out to us and filmed it with our camera.
Pick up was perfectly on time and equipment was in excellent condition.
Great tour company which we have also used in la Fortuna and Monteverde (Desafio).
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
We had a fabulous experience seeing an Olive Ridley laying eggs. Mauricio let us know that we went at the very beginning of nesting season and it might take a few hours to see a turtle, if we saw one at all. He found a nest right away and was very careful not to disturb the turtle but allowed us to see what was going on. The experience was very moving.
Snorkeling/sunset cruise , jungle hiking and horseback riding
We booked all three of these activities with Samara Adventure Company and each one was great. The snorkeling wasn’t fantastic because the visibility wasn’t the best, but it was still quite interesting. The sunset however was absolutely spectacular! And the fruit and drinks that Captain Jorge and guide Mirjanna served were delicious. We opted for an early morning hike with Mirjanna , as we had enjoyed her so much as a guide on the boat. Again she didn’t disappoint. The hike was in the Werner Sauter Reserve where we saw some beautiful birds and learned tons about the trees and plants. Only two of us went horseback riding with Rene . Despite the heat it was fantastic to ride through the jungle and listen to the howler monkeys up in the tree tops. Rene was very nice and the horses were lovely, well cared for and gentle.
Wonderful Dolphin and Snorkeling Tour
Great morning on the boat! We got to see a pod of dolphins up close and watch them swim and play in the water. And then enjoyed snorkeling at Isla Chora. Very fun and safe with littles. Thanks for a great tour.