Abel Bustamante - Tour Guide

Abel Bustamante - Tour Guide

Abel Bustamante - Tour Guide
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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2022

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Stephanie A
Manzanillo, Costa Rica63 contributions
Oct 2022
I lie in Manzanillo and send all my friends and family visiting with Abel. Super great tours, always.
Written 31 January 2023
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Bart
Eindhoven, The Netherlands2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Abel is a great tourguide. When we visited manzanillo Wildlife Reserve we where looking for a guide to enjoy this beautiful park to the maximum. We checked Tripadvisor and the lonely planet guide and found Abel. We really enjoyed our trip and Abel was able to learn us a lot about the local wildlife. We would definitely recommend Abel to anyone visiting Manzanillo!!
Written 16 January 2023
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SharonRich
Los Angeles9 contributions
Jan 2023
This was a really special once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed on your Costa Rica trip. Being in the jungle at night reveals a whole different world than during the day. Abel is knowledgeable, clear, kind, funny, and boy does he ever have an eagle eye for finding beautiful hidden animals and then teaching with stories about their wonders and behaviors.
Written 9 January 2023
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The Grand G
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Doing the guided nature walk with Abel was our first activity in Costa Rica and I’m so glad it was. Abel is full of so much knowledge and fits so much into the walk. We saw sloths, monkeys, toucans, owl eye butterflies, poison dart frogs and other frogs, 2 yellow eyelash vipers, bullet ants, and more. We learned about the softest and hardest trees in Costa Rica. Having this walk at the first part of our trip allowed us to put the things he taught us into action the rest of the trip, taking care not to lean on or grab limbs/trees without examining them first. If you have the opportunity, take the chance to meet Abel and let him teach you all about Costa Rican wildlife and nature!!
Written 31 December 2022
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adam11
15 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Great adventrue with Abel. I would like to recomende him to anothers people who will visit this lovely National park. We spend with him around 4 hours on our private tour, and it was our best night tour in Costa Rica. So much animal and information about animals, Costa Rica and nature..thank you so much. Adam.
Written 19 December 2022
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Eric Y
1 contribution
Dec 2022
Abel, made our jungle adventure. His eyes are spectacular, and he showed us things other travelers walked right by. He showed us multiple different poisonous vipers and tiny frogs. We sat and watched howler monkeys and even saw a baby fall out of the tree and land at our feet and jump right up and re-climb the tree. He was more disappointed than we were that he didn't see a sloth on this particular day. (We have seen sloths now.) We saw a large Toucan Macaw. I hope I said that right with this huge yellow beak. I travel a lot and sometimes have a single question for a guide that may be walking by and sometimes they are snobby and won't help you because you didn't pay. (Often it is about timing, etc.) But Abel loves his job. He is the absolutely best advertisement for hiring a guide. He called over other tourists in the jungle and shared his expertise and pointed out animals to them too, especially the little children. He was so generous. We reserved a 2.5-hour tour. We were all having so much fun that the tour lasted 5 hours. Abel made no demand for more money, but we doubled his payment on the spot. Truly a great guide and human being who loves his job, the animals, the jungle and his country.
Written 16 December 2022
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AnnaPidcock
Polperro, UK20 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Abel is a very lovely person and very knowledgeable about Costa Rica and its birds. He is clearly passionate about what he does and will educate and entertain you during your tour. We are avid birdwatchers and he asked what were our target birds and we found all but one, and some we weren’t expecting- so that was just superb. He organised a taxi to and from our hotel and was very responsive to messages. You won’t be disappointed when you book.
Written 14 December 2022
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Jean W
Davis, CA8 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Abel really is an awesome guide! We toured around for almost 4hs during the night walk and we couldn’t believe all the animals we saw, and all the flora that Abel pointed us to.

Quick note: the easiest way to contact Abel is through WhatsApp. Everyone in Costa Rica uses WhatsApp, so if you want to get ahold of someone, that’s the fastest way!
Written 5 December 2022
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Luise R
Hanoi, Vietnam2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Abel is an absolutely fantastic guide! We went on a kayaking trip around Punta Uva, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Abel is incredibly good at spotting animals, he is patient when it comes to explaining where they are and he knows them all! He also has a great eye for the small details - we for instance went on a quest to find tiny frogs in the forest.

Finally, he is able to make you feel very safe whilst exploring nature - he totally knows what he is doing whilst having an attitude of 'nature is beautiful and something positive'.

I would totally recommend him and hope to go on more adventures with him in the future!
Written 6 November 2022
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BMD158
20 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Abel was an extraordinary tour guide! I wish I had known about him sooner and had more time to take other tours with him. He was kind, patient, smart, and fun to be with. We loved our tour with him in Manzanillo. I left thinking about when I can return and hire him again to do other tours.
Written 26 October 2022
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