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Address: Tortuguero National Park, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
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Our daughter, who lives in Costa Rica, told us that we had to use Fran's Riverboat Tours on our trip to Tortuguero. She was so right! Fran and Modesto have a wonderful service... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our daughter, who lives in Costa Rica, told us that we had to use Fran's Riverboat Tours on our trip to Tortuguero. She was so right! Fran and Modesto have a wonderful service that takes care of everything- van service from San Jose, a wonderful 2 hour boat ride from Moin, great lodgings and all meals. As great as all... More 

Thank rch2016
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Me and two of my buddies were hanging out in beautiful tortuguero but found ourselves without transportation to our next location, modesto came to our rescue like an angel, he took us through the swampriverways of tortuguero with a keen eye for wildlife at every bend of the long winding and beautiful river , he even booked us a cab... More 

Thank Jan C
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Our experience with River Boat Francesca was fantastic from start to finish. Fran made sure that we had all our questions answers, and the organisation of getting to and from the tour was seamless. While Modesto looked after our little group with a very high level of customer service. If you are trying to work out which tour to take... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We took this quick trip (1 hour) down the Tortuguero when we ported into Costa Rica. Its about a 20 minute drive from the Cruise terminal and we met with the people outside and managed to negotiate 30.00pp for 2 people. It was an interesting riverboat ride. We did end up seeing sloth's, monkey's, beautiful birds, and other interesting things.... More 

Thank 510edd
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

I learned a lot of stuff about animals and other stuff and Modesto was a great guide. The food and lodgeing was great with the tour. Our family, including 2 children ages 8 and 6 saw numerous sloths, crocodiles, 3 types of monkeys, tropical birds and exotic frogs. we highly recomend river boat francesca!

Thank Kelly P
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have just spent two weeks in Costa Rica, and one of the undoubted highlights was our trip to Tortuguero with Modesto of Riverboat Francesca. I cannot recommend him highly enough. The trip was a breeze to organise via email from London and we were picked up bang on time in San Jose ('Big Ben Time' as Modesto called it!).... More 

Thank Melbyron2013
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We did the three days/ 2 nights trip with Modesto, like all the other reviews it was good value for money and a really great trip. We saw loads of wildlife and the hotel Laguna lodge was really nice. I would highly recommend if you the personal touch to book with riverboat Francesca!

Thank FlynnyLondon
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

My friend and I had the most fantastic time with Modesto on the Tortuguero canals. We had a two week exciting holiday travelling around Costa Rica, and the 3 days spent with Modesto and our lovely small group were our favourite. Everything was perfect - from Modesto's delightful company and sense of humour, his talent for spotting animals along the... More 

Thank endalemie
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Really enjoyed our few days with Modesto, he has a great balance of fun and knowledgable as a guide. Despite the rain, and the resulting lack of animals to see, he managed to wow us repeatedly by showing us the thick vegetation deep into Tortuguero's canals.

Thank chakra25
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was the best tour ever. Fran and Modesto are so welcoming. They also know everything about everything in Tortuguero. It was a private trip for 5 of us and they could not have made us feel more comfortable From eating meals with them to taking 5am walks (they offered so we could see more turtles), they were the best... More 

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