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Thanks to Javi for an absolutely awesome day! Such a friendly, helpful and knowledgable guy. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A super experience with a super guide!

We had two different tours with Javier in our holidays in CR. One was a tour to the beach ostional... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Javi for an absolutely awesome day! Such a friendly, helpful and knowledgable guy. We had an fantastic time and learned a lot (who knew there was so much to learn on kayak trip). It was brilliant to have a guide who cares about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two different tours with Javier in our holidays in CR. One was a tour to the beach ostional, where the sea turtles come to lay their eggs. It was a experience that we will never forget! There are no wirds to explain this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christian N
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Javi's tour was fantastic. We did his kayak and snorkel trip to Isla Chora. We did the tour with our 6 and 10 year old as well as 5 other people and Javi collected us all from our various hotels. He explained how to kayak...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suz1712
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We did the a seakayak and snorkling tour and we loved it. The guide was very experienced and we learned a lot! My Son got ill at the end and the guide took really good care of him. Contact Goes very fast and easy on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank blowfield
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We kayaked with javi to an island off the coast and had a great time. Javi only takes small groups and his enthusiasm for the activity, Costa Rica and life in general is infectious. My 5 year old had never snorkled before and javi had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Acustomer2
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Javi’s tour was great. Small group, very attentive to each member and made certain we all got what we were seeking out of experience, even our 4 year old who was at times more excited about the hermit crabs and lizards on the island than...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Our sea kayak excursion exceeded our expectations. Javier is very knowledgeable and had so much to share with us about the history, geology and environment. We paddled to Chora island and snorkeled. I highly recommend it. Bring a dry bag for your phone/camera and keep...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We made a point of booking Javi. We tried to find him in town but it was easier for us to use the Samara info center to schedule something. We probably could have called or booked in advance online but we just couldn't get it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank blueskyzander
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

we did a kayak tour on the river Oro. Javi has been a very informative and nice guide! he guided us safely through the mangroves and gave us a lot of information about the local flora and fauna. Thanks!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Our guide Javi was great! He was flexible and took the time to explain the coral reef, and history and geography of Costa Rica. We saw some beautiful fish and sea turtles! Safety instructions at the beginning of the tour were also clear.

Date of experience: April 2018
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