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Bahia Rica Adventures

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Address: 5 Km del Relleno 1, Paquera 60105, Costa Rica
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A variety of exiting places are easy accessible by boat from Bahia Rica....

A variety of exiting places are easy accessible by boat from Bahia Rica. The gulf of Nicoya is known for its spectacular weather, beautiful beaches, impressive cliffs, calm water and islands full of wildlife. Our boat trips will take you to many special places where you can encounter lots of different animals like monkeys, lizards, iguanas, birds, turtles, butterflies, dolphins and a number of different fishes. Bahia Rica also offer a complete sport fishing package after fish like Pacific Sailfish, Roosterfish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo, Pacific Jack and Marlin of different species.You can experience Costa Rica’s exotic west coast from a kayak with Bahia Rica. Paddle in calm bays with fascinating island where you can go ashore on untouched virgin beaches. Or you can try the Stand Up Paddle Boards on the calm water in the Gulf of Nicoya.

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An exceptional day

Our recent trip to Isla Tortuga was quite simply the best tour in our five years of visiting Costa Rica.Our tour guides customized our trip to our specific likes and needs for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our recent trip to Isla Tortuga was quite simply the best tour in our five years of visiting Costa Rica.Our tour guides customized our trip to our specific likes and needs for the entire time.They were enthusiatic, well informed,and spontaneous.The latter can not be easy when one does the same tour every day.Our lunch was included and enhanced by fresh... More 

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Earleville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent one month in Costa Rica and booked three tours with Bahia Rica Adventures. We took a half day kayak tour with Vigdis. It was great, lots of time kayaking at our own pace, exploring the area on water and learning about this beautiful area of Costa Rica. Vigdis was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her.... More 

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ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We enjoyed taking you out on our tours! And yes, we are very fortunate to have some very good guides like Jeff!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, this was absolutely incredible! Pictures don't do it justice. The night tour was amazing and the staff was knowledgeable and kind. Family run and a hidden gem.

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Millbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Experienced kayakers spent full day with Vickie (Vigdis) on thoroughly enjoyable trek to bird island (home of myriad of pelicans) and through river and mangroves. She is most knowledgeable, flexible, accommodating, a real gem to find and connect with. "Highlight of our visit to Costa Rica". Well worth the time and highly recommended.

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ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I had a great time taking you out kayaking, we have some beautiful hidden gems accessible by kayak around here. More 

Cocolalla, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My first adventure was to kayak at night to see the bioluminescent ocean. It is a sight that can only be seen. No words or photos do it justice. Next day I ventured out to the islands that are bird breeding areas, and sandy playas. My kayak and equipment were completely suited for ocean travel. Vigdis and Thomas are experienced... More 

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ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

We are happy that you had such a great time exploring the area around here. We love this area, and are excited to show it to everyone that comes this way. Thank you for writing us a review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We did the night tour and are really fascinated. This should be on everybody's list if he is fit enough to sit in a kayak, so mostly everyone At daytime we did anot 8 k tour around the island which was also peaceful and impressive

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ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us a review - we really appreciate it! And we agree, the bioluminescent night tour should be on everybody's bucket list - it is unique. More 

Wayland, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Captain Jeff met 4 of us promptly at our beach at Roma Del Mar and took us across the calm waters of the Gulf of Nicoya in the warm morning sunshine in his small fishing boat. We pulled up at a beach, and met Vickie, the owner. She produced life jackets, introduced us to our kayaks and gave us all... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Let me start off by saying that the hosts were extremely gracious. Accommodating, and very down to earth, they often felt more like friends than hosts. Although of Norwegian descent, their Spanish and English were exceedingly good. We did not spend the night there, because we didn't make our reservations early enough. But we ate breakfast there, took a day... More 

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ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tours with us - and thank you so much for your ind words about us ;o) We just have so much fun getting to know our guests a bit! Hope to have you back one day! More 

Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a fantastic time with Vigdis and Captain Jeff! My husband had been dying to explore this old prison island, but had problems finding tours to take us to the island. We were happy to have found Bahia Rica Tours. They picked us up in a very nice boat and headed to the island. We even got to see... More 

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ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Isla San Lucas is not famous like other prison islands in the world, like Alcatraz and Robben Island - but it has an equally interesting history. Thank you Lesilie for your review from the tour - we are very happy that you enjoyed the tour. I had a great time showing you around on the former prison island. More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We went on the snorkeling and monkey tour and it was a lot of fun. Our guide Jeff was great, very interactive and very funny. The reefs we saw were great and we were able to see thousands of beautiful fish. It is nice that it's a smaller group (8 people) as we don't like bigger, less personal outings. The... More 

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