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Paul Gonsalves - Manuel Antonio and mangrove boat tours

My husband and I had two excellent tours with Paul Gonsalves, the national park tour and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MeganE728
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Great tour and tour guide

Looking at some photos taken last year and longing to return to Costa Rica. Paul (Pablo... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2021
L1192VImaryc
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 February 2021

My girlfriend and I visited Costa Rica in late January 2021. It was one of the best trips we have ever had. We got to see the beach, stayed a night in a bird sanctuary and also stayed in a hotel that was on the side of a volcano. One of our favorite activities we did was visit the national park of Manuel Antonio. We were advised of a great tour guide named Paul Gonsalves that we later used. Right from the minute we entered the park, Paul was already spotting lots of the wild life the area had to offer. We seen lots of birds, some deer, local rodents, a cayman crocodile and what we really wanted to see, the monkeys. Paul was full of knowledge and made the national park experience way better than what we could have had on our own. Thank you again, it was amazing.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed 21 January 2021

We loved this tour. We saw a couple different sloths, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, white-faced monkeys (of course), a good variety of birds, and even an elusive anteater. Paul was our guide and he was very engaging will us and each of our kids, spoke excellent English and gave us an excellent tour.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 December 2020

An absolutely delightful day with Pablo, who could spot things no one else could! He was extremely professional, friendly, passionate and helpful with perfect English. Our 8, 6 and 4-year old kids loved exploring the park, especially the beaches at the end. We saw 2-toed and 3-toed sloths including a mama with a baby, lots of white faced spider monkeys including several close-up, several iguanas and lizards, a capybara, several different birds including hummingbird and flycatcher. Not only was he great at explaining the animals, plants and park, Pablo went above and beyond with recommendations for the rest of our stay in the area. We had a lovely time at the beach #3 after the tour where we snorkeled and saw a lot of cool fish, two eels and tons of hermit crabs to my kids delight. The views are spectacular with the jungle right up to the pristine beaches. A tour is a must for this park, I wouldn't have trusted visiting without having a guide established ahead of time to ensure safe parking, ease of everything and to spot the animals. Highly recommend! :)

Date of experience: December 2020
Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed 15 April 2020 via mobile

We had such a great experience with Paul our very knowledgeable guide spotting all kinds of incredible wildlife. He was fun, and made sure that our 7 year old felt really included. We saw so much wildlife, it was incredible.

Date of experience: March 2020
Thank 693melanien
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Reviewed 30 March 2020 via mobile

We toured the park with Pablo and about 10 other people. Pablo speaks English very, very well and has a great eye to spot the animals. Pablo is great with kids, and seems to be highly respected by the other guides.

Date of experience: March 2020
Thank CorticoTech
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