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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8420 9247
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Amazing time with Jose Cruz Tours Papagayo JC phone is 84209247

We booked a fishing trip 3 days ago and loved it. We talked with a few locals and they said tours papagayo with jose cruz is the best tour guide. So we went with him and caught 8... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We booked a fishing trip 3 days ago and loved it. We talked with a few locals and they said tours papagayo with jose cruz is the best tour guide. So we went with him and caught 8 tuna and 2 mahi mahi and one sail fish. What a day. The next day we decided to book a wave runner... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I am a bit confused, I have had the chance to deal with JOSE CRUZ to help plan and arrange tours for friends and myself. From what I understand the "JC" in the company's name stands for Jose Cruz, so I'm not sure who these other names I see come from... I met Jose in Hermosa just a bit north... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Zip lining and waterfalls tour with swimming and a second day fish with my grandsons. We met Johnny D on the beach and were pleasantly surprised that he was on time and very informative with us and grandkids . Fishing trip with family Jose was just great, they practiced English we Spanish . Caught many snapper but missed larger fish.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Hi name is Dave I booked couple tours from Tours Papagayo JC for my clients that can to visit Costa Rica for the first time, one of the tours was sport fishing wish Jose got the best capitan that had a great knowledge of the are to catch a big rooster fish, not only that we were able get many... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We typically check TA but didn't plan to do a jungle tour while in Playa del Coco. We ran into Johnny D several times over several days and fell for the pitch. We gave him $60 as a deposit for a boat tour up the river in the jungle to see the birds & monkeys, etc. The first negative clue... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

'Bumped' into Johnny D after a water taxi ride from Riu Palace to Playa de Coco. He seemed helpful but increasingly determined to get us on an 'unforgettable' trip. It was clear to him that my husband would not be able to walk much distance and he suggested we would enjoy a rain forest tour where we would see toucans,... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Johnny is a local, Johhny is friendly, Johnny is eccentric and Johhny is fun! We took an ATV tour with him and his associate Gustavo. They were attentive and gave us a great tour of several beaches and wildlife - got to hand-feed some white-face monkeys along the way. Customize the (4-hour) tour for us. Does he instantly act like... More 

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1 Thank Scott Q
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

We met the infamous Johnny D in Playa Coco (like many others on here) and got sucked into the store to buy souvenirs. We later found out that the store pays him to attract customers in exchange for him to meet potential clients. But I digress. He pulled the same cheeky little games by pretending to hand us brochures for... More 

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Arlington Heights
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is Part 1 as to why you should not go with Johnny D. I HOPE you listen to what I have to say so you don't make the same mistake we did and get robbed. If you want to enjoy your adventures and tours DO NOT book with Johnny D. He will talk up a good game so you... More 

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Dover, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Jose Cruz with Tours Papagayo were absoluately amazing. The service and prices were great. Very informative and they make you feel like part of the family during the tour Jose Mar was our guide on the ATV tour and he surpassed service. Being in a foregin country you are in the hands of your tour guide and tour company -... More 

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