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May 7, 2018
“Comically bad”
Feb 21, 2018
“Awful service ”
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Puerto Viejo Talamanca, Limon Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 8762 8848
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

In the spirit of fairness I’ll start with the good bits, since this review is not going to end well. This was a nighttime leatherback turtle spotting trip initially advertised at $70 each, arranged through our (excellent) hotel. When we arranged the tour, the guide...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We were travelling to Bocas del Toro and we found this direct shuttle, we did the reservation one day before, they offered to pick us as 12:30, during the day that we were supposed to leave, the person in charge (Nefatlli) never answered his phone...More

1  Thank Isaias M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were planning a 2 day trip from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama, My wife went to Gandoca Tours to make the arrangements, the problem started when the person there said her debit card was invalid, he then tried 3 more...More

1  Thank John K
GandocaToursCostaRic, Owner at Gandoca Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Dear Larry! Thanks for write, we deeply regret the inconvenience that occurred at the time of your payment for your trip to Bocas. Nevertheless, we would like to clarify that there were never any ill intentions on our part. The transaction was charged 4 times...More

Reviewed 4 November 2015

The tour operator arranged to come to the hotel the night before because he wanted cash but he never turned up. Was late the following morning and took a detour to a cash machine so we could give him the money.Took the 'Cultural Indigenous' tour...More

Thank Elcbee
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

So I was very excited to see turtles nesting whilst in Costa Rica. So I paid the in my opinion not very reasonable $70 to go on the 6 hour tour to hopefully see some turtles! So when we arrived at the starting location we...More

Thank jttravels27
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Visiting CR in solo, I often have to join a group to enjoy guided tours to attractions. Being at the right place and the right to see leatherback turtles made me excited.  (350 nestings on Ganloca beach during 5 months makes a average of above...More

2  Thank sib-1802
Reviewed 9 October 2014

What an experience to hike through some primeval forest! You do need more than hiking boots though since it can get very swampy and wet. Our guide Alberto showed and taught us much about the jungle and at the end of the three hour hike...More

Thank Christine S
GandocaToursCostaRic, Gerente at Gandoca Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017
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Hola Christine! Muchísimas gracias por su opinión y por participar con nosotros de la actividad en Gandoca, recuerdo que fue...More

Reviewed 14 September 2014

During our tour we unfortunately didn't see much wildlife till the end - but would been ok if guide at least talked about the trees or plants or how mangrove works or the animal habitats or where we could likely see some animals… it was...More

Thank jaxee4
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We planned a full day with Gandoca: boat tour in the morning to meet dolphins and river kayaking in the afternoon. We had a great day. After more than one hour searching for Dolphins, we eventually met 2 species and about 30 dolphins swimming around...More

Thank HariSeldon55
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