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Rio Claro Day Tours

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Address: Punta Rio Claro, Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8392 8351
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We offer tours to 5 distinct waterfalls, experiencing various activities:...

We offer tours to 5 distinct waterfalls, experiencing various activities: jumping, swimming, climbing ect. The tour can be experienced in canoe or kayak and includes a guide. After the adventure a coffee or tea is provided.

We also offer these tours:

Canopy, snorkel and visits to Cano Island and the biological station Sirena located in the majestic Corcovado National Park.

(For these tours a minimum stay of 2 days is required)

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Saving Turtles for 39 years! Ricardo is an Inspiration

Rio Claro is one of my favorite spots in Drake Bay! I have made the hike to visit more times than I can count. Ricardo has become a great friend and what he does makes the area a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 March 2016
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Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Rio Claro is one of my favorite spots in Drake Bay! I have made the hike to visit more times than I can count. Ricardo has become a great friend and what he does makes the area a more natural place. I always suggest a visit to Rio Claro when speaking with travelers and I always get returning smiles. Kayaking... More 

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Muchas gracias por sus palabras.. Nos alegra saber que les gusto y disfrutaron e este paraiso terrenal.. Es un placer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I love'd it we took the 3 hour trip and we was very pleased with how it worked out! But it is not easy working you have to know how to swim and you need to have some good walking skills (meaning no pain in the legs ore twisted knee's) but it is one of the most beautiful places in... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hike through the rain forest, across two beaches, stopped for the macaws and several other birds, arrived at Rio Claro and took a kayak ride up the river with other folks, then on return jumped in the fresh water estuary for a cool refreshing swim! Beautiful!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was an amazing experience! This family is saving for more than 30 years sea turtles and trying everything in order to avoid losing these amazing animals. In the past few years the numbers are just 20% of what they used to be few years ago. Thanks to this person we still have at least these 20%. When we arrived... More 

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Muchas gracias por su opinión.. es un placer servirle.. Pura Vida More 

London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

We only did the 2 hour tour but would go for the longer trip if we go back. However the 2 hour tour is still very good with lots of adventure crammed into a short space of time and we were lucky enough to see 3 Sloths (one at very close quarters) and some Spider Monkeys and Toucans (animals not... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

We were staying for 3 weeks in Costa Rica and in our final week we arrived @ Drake Bay. We wanted to do the Cano Island tour, however it was already booked. So we decided to go on a nice hike along the coast to visit some beaches and spent the day there. After a small 2 hours hiking we... More 

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Muchas gracias por su visita, es un placer servirles... Saludos Ricardo More 

Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

When I read the description of this activity I wasn't really excited. But the climbing up the waterfall was just challenging enough to make it interesting and floating downstream was super relaxing and a great way to experience the forest. My one tip might be - no matter what your guide says don't hike to the river in flip flops.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We did the 2 hour tour for $20/pp and it was worth every penny. We were accompanied by Christian, who kayaked us up the Rio Claro which is a crystal clear river. He pointed out a lot of special animals that we hadn't seen because he knows where they like to hang out. Then we swam back in the river... More 

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Mucahs gracias por su opnión y su visita... Pura Vida.. Saludos Ricardo More 

Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Rio Claro Day Tours is nestled along the Osa Peninsula trail where the Rio Claro meets the Pacific Ocean. Ricardo has a truly magical spot amidst the ocean and rainforest. We first visited Rio Claro Day Tours to canoe up the Rio Claro river and climb the waterfall. That alone was a total blast! Johnny was a great river guide.... More 

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Muchas gracias por acompañarnos, que bueno que disfrutaron del viaje... les esperamos cuando gusten.. PURA VIDA More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

From Finca Maresia (awesome place to stay - both location and staff-wise!!) we went on a beach walk that got to Ricardo's place. Being somewhat skeptical about eco-tours, my girlfriend and i decided to take a canoeing tour along waterfalls with Ricardo, and eventually also witness the hatching of a few turtles (and i was skeptical about the latter as... More 

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