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Smilisca Natural Expeditions

#14 of 62 Tours in Quepos Features Animals
Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
+506 8427 9581
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“Chance favors only the prepared mind.”

Walking along the trails of Manuel Antonio National Park, you need a "prepared mind" or hire one to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Centurytravel
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San Mateo, California
9 sloths with Karen! Amazing experience!

We booked a private tour with Karen Castillo Blanco and she was amazing! Karen was incredibly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer C
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking along the trails of Manuel Antonio National Park, you need a "prepared mind" or hire one to see the very small to the large living animals in the park. Karen Castillo Blanco was the "prepared mind". She led our family of 11 pointing out...More

Thank Centurytravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a private tour with Karen Castillo Blanco and she was amazing! Karen was incredibly friendly, patient and knowledgeable. She truly cares about what she does and answered a gazillion questions during our tour. We saw 9 sloths- both 2 toed and 3 toed,...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We did the tour with Karen! She is so good at doing what she loves! We spent many hours discovering all the insects, animals and the nature. She also spent time with us at the wonderful beach. If you want to make sure you get...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Karen Castillo Blanco was the most amazing guide. She has experience and knowledge of every insect, reptile, sloth, monkey and we saw more than we could have ever anticipated. We would not hesitate to go with Karen again.

Thank -kstewart3050
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Karen Castillo is a really knowledgeable guide. We saw all kinds of flora and fauna - she found a kinkajou, a black and white owl, and lots of tiny little beautiful things. Her passion for sharing is inclusive and we had such a fun morning...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Excellent guide for our recent visit to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Karen Castillo Blanco was knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife, native habitat and her country, Costa Rica. We learned so much and enjoyed the tour. Highly recommend visiting the park and be sure...More

Thank tlcinaustin
Karen C, Owner at Smilisca Natural Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you very much for taking a minute of your time and sharing your experience with us. It is an honor for me to fulfill the expectations of the people who visit this beautiful place and be part of the good moments that they enjoy...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Another guide came up to us at the very beginning of our tour and said, "Karen's the best!" This turned out to be incredibly accurate -- she could spot wildlife despite their superb camouflage and sometimes their small size, and often other guides asked her...More

Thank MaraisFamily
Karen C, Owner at Smilisca Natural Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

I greatly appreciate every one of your words, and I am honored to have shared a wonderful moment with you in this beautiful place. Thank you very much for the recommendation...Pura vida!!!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Seemed there was nothing Karen Castillo couldn't do... we saw everything: sloths (including babies!), monkeys, tree frogs, freely roaming raccoons!!!!, a baby deer, lizards (cool basilisks also), owls, some other bird that was on the ground and covering its babe... so interesting, and a land...More

Thank Wylie K
Karen C, Owner at Smilisca Natural Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hello Thank you for taking a minute of your time to share this wonderful review and to decide to do this tour with me. It was a pleasure for me to share all the beauty of Manuel Antonio with your family. Remenber that you have...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Manuel Antonio is notoriously busy and crowded, and there's no getting around that. However, to make the most of your visit, you'll need a great guide, and we are lucky we found Karen. Even the other guides in the park (all of whom are friends...More

Thank HannahC15
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Do not try to see the park without a guide. Karen was unbelievable in spotting birds, sloths and monkeys. She loves the park and it shows.

Thank Travelbernie47
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