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Ultralight Tours

Pista de Aterrizaje Samara, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 8330 3923
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Awesome - whales, crocodiles, gorgeous!

Everyone loved it, unique experience close to waves and wildlife with the personable and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Bethmaloney
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Wow! Can't miss experience

We are staying in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and the Tamarindo airport is very close, about 5 minutes... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Jeff G
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We offer scenic flights in an open gyrocopter of 20 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes departing from Sámara, Tamarindo, Nosara and Punta Islitas. Contact us for details. Description Tour Sámara: Taking off from our runway "Airpark Costa Rica" locally known as "La Pista" only 10 minutes outside of the beautiful little beach town Sámara in Guanacaste. Our shortest tour of 20 minutes will lead you first to one of the most beautiful white beaches in Guanacaste called Playa Barrigona where famous actor Mel Gibson owns a beach property. Next, you will head inland to the River Buena Vista on the lookout for sunbathing crocodiles along the river. The next part of your flight takes you to the beaches of Sámara and Carillo where you might get a soaring eagles' perspective of manta rays, dolphins, big schools of fish and sea turtles. From Carillo you'll overfly the Isla Chora on the way to Playa Buena Vista were you'll experience the sensation of flying just over breaking waves and feel you're surfing in mid-air! Return to the runway while enjoying a beautiful view of the rain forests and mangroves. In the time from December to March and August to Oktober you can often see whales playing near the shore. What to bring? You'll need a video or photo camera that can be secured at your wrist, also good idea to bring sunglasses.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Pista de Aterrizaje Samara, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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+506 8330 3923

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone loved it, unique experience close to waves and wildlife with the personable and knowledgeable Joerg. Don't miss this!

Thank Bethmaloney
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We are staying in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and the Tamarindo airport is very close, about 5 minutes away from the city. Guido (the pilot and guide) has several decades of experience as a commercial pilot and ultralight instructor. He made the whole adventure amazing. The...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Thanks for reigniting Jim's passion for the adventure of flying and for showcasing the beauty of Costa Rica beyond compare! I'm sure this was the highlight of his 57th Birthday & we will be back! God Bless you for your patience in training & for...More

Thank dmbacker
Reviewed 16 June 2017

WOW!!! What a way to see Costa Rica. It gives you views that it is impossible to even imagine from the land. Guido is an exceptional pilot and tour guide. Flying down the coast seeing the waves, coastline, houses,and hotels is simply unbelievable. Well worth...More

Thank Debbie0207
Reviewed 18 May 2017

What an amazing adventure. We flew along the river and spotted a huge croc. When we got to the ocean we flew just a few feet over the waves. We saw a large school of fish and a turtle swimming along. The ultralight is so...More

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is absolutely awesome! It was a great flight with excellent view over the coast. We didn't believe that one can see turtles and Mantas swimming in the water so well - but it is true! + the great pilot Jörg who explains so much...More

Thank Andreas P
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Ultimate Costa Rica experience is to take a Gyrocopter ride with Joerg ! It will widen your smile further than you ever felt! It is a thrill that can only be experienced by doing! These aircraft are beyond the word safe and If you want...More

Thank Gale F
Reviewed 2 April 2017

It doesn't matter which age you are and you do or don't afraid of height, just make it! This is unforgetable experience and emotions! Joerg is very friendly, informative and professional pilot. If one day I get back to Samara I'll definitely take this fantastic...More

Thank Serge S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We did a flight to the Arenal Volcano from Samara. Flying in the Gyroplane was very smooth, views were simply amazing. We flew over Crocodiles basking on an island in a river, past the Volcano up close, the beach on the coast. It is a...More

Thank DouglasGross
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My husband and I both took rides in the gyrocopter. It was a very smooth ride, and very exciting. I am usually afraid for heights and do get motion sickness, but I felt completely relaxed and at ease. The pilot takes you over the forests...More

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Yermalis L
22 May 2016|
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Response from uptobat | Reviewed this property |
We booked thru our lodging, Samara Palms, which we also recommend. They handled the details. But you could also use the Samara-Carillo Info Center who are also very helpful. They are listed as #1 under Samara "things to do... More
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juliesuo
29 January 2015|
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Response from Michele H | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your interest in flying with us. We offer different scenic flights, all prices are based on a departure from our runway near Sámara: 20 min - 110 $ 30 min - 150 $ 60 min - 230 $ We hope to see you... More
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