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Manuel Antonio Expeditions
Ranked #17 of 65 Tours in Manuel Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a small company that loves to share nature and teach about our wildlife and natural resources. Our guides are all professional and billingual.We are proud to offer personalize service and work with our clients to make the best of their vacation. Let us know be part of your wonderfull trip to Costa Rica.
Reviewed 8 March 2012

While the entrance to the park is surrounded by souvenir shops and restaurants, entrance to the park itself is restricted and regulated in order to protect it. The tour leader was source of vast information on the fauna and wildlife. The beaches were beautiful. The downside is that once the tour was over, we had to decide whether to stay in the park or leave for refreshments. Once we left, we'd have to pay again to re-enter it. If we had known in advance, we could have packed a lunch etc and stayed at the beach. Unfortunately, this was a relatively new policy, impletmented after we booked the tour, so the tour company wasn't able to provide that info to us in advance. Nonetheless, I appreciated the opportunity of hiking through the park. It's just too bad it's in danger of being taken over by the tourist-beach goers.

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour through the Manuel Antonio National Park with our tour guide Juan. He pointed out so many things to us that we never would have seen on our own. We greatly appreciated his personableness and willingness to candidly answer many of the questions about Costa Rica we'd formulated during the week of our stay. We also briefly met and were warmly greated by his business partner Pablo (who'd been recommended to us by someone living there locally). After leaving Manuel Antonio we realized we'd left something in the hotel. We were having difficulty communicating with the hotel about it and so called Pablo and asked him to assist us. He was very willing and not only helped make sure our item was located but then arranged for a driver to deliver it to us in San Jose before we left the country!! We'd readily recommend this tour company to anyone!!

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We chose a guided tour of Manuel Antonio national park and it was worth every penny. The guides are so knowledgeable, and are able to spot the animals in the trees that were never would have seem going alone. We saw howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, both types of sloth, tree frogs, bats, iguanas, anoles, geckos, spiders, tucans, and many other birds and plants. The guides were able to take photos for us through their telescopes so we left with close up photos of monkeys and sloths. A great experience!

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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We took the boat to Damas mangrove with Manuel Antonio Expeditions. We were expecting to have a very good nature tour with a lot of animals but I feel that our tour was very boring probably we were unlucky finding animals wich I understand they might not be there the whole time for us. We barely saw monkeys and sea birds wich you find them in north america because they are migratory. We were very disappointed in this tour because I think we could have had a better day from our two days in Manuel Antonio.

Thank Jamestanf1
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natureguide, Owner at Manuel Antonio Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2012

Hello dear visitor. We feel sorry the day you had the tour not many animals show up. The mangrove is a natural environment and we can not control the animals. We wish every tour the animals will come out but sometimes that isn´t the case. We will promise our clients excellent naturalist guides with vast knowledge about the wildlife and the all ecosistems in general, first class transportation and a excellent meal. We try to make our tours more of a all country experience so you learn more about our life style. Animlas are unpredictable and we dont feed them to encorage them be around humans. We sincerely apoligize with you.

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Reviewed 28 February 2012

The tour guides in this park are so well informed and passionate about the forest. Most have special binocular telescopes to give us a fabulous view of the flora and fauna along the hike. We saw howler monkeys, wolf spiders, iguanas, fabulous birds, white faced monkeys, crocodiles and so much more.

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