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“Waterfall Tour with Damian :)))”

Costa Rica Tropical Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are a small adventure company that offers a more personalized and custom service to our clientele. We offer, rafting, waterfall, hot springs, hiking and off the beaten path types of tours. We will show you the authentic hidden treasures of Costa Rica. Our adventures are appropriate for the whole family and even for those seeking a little extra thrill. We will accommodate you according to your needs.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This was such a highlight of my trip to Manual Antonio. Damian is an incredible tour guide and overall nice person. He answered our questions, guided us, and swam with us. I can't thank Damian enough for encouraging me to get up the rope and jump off a 20 foot cliff into the beautiful waterfall. Thank you so much man!! Would definitely recommend this.

Thank FAF j
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I were referred to Costa Rica Tropical Adventures by close friends who had gone white water rafting with Damian almost 5 years ago. They said they had a blast in the river and Damian went the extra mile to show them around Manuel Antonio. We did 4 tours with this company (more detailed below) and each were incredibly entertaining and educational. I would recommend this company to anyone and everyone who wants a real personal feel and cultural experience in Costa Rica. (Favourite tour is last paragraph).

My fiancé contacted Damian who proved exceptionally helpful in booking tours with not only his own company but also tours they did not offer with other locals. She let him know what we wanted in our vacation and he took care of the rest for us.

Our first day with CRTA was white water rafting,hot springs and a hike into the Nauyaca Waterfalls. We spent the day with the other owner of the company, Mel. He was amazing start to finish and made us feel like family right from the get go. His 30 years of rafting made us feel safe and it allowed us to get the most incredible experience while on the river.

We then went to the hot springs and relaxed before having a lunch made by a family who owns the hot springs. The food was outstanding. This was followed up with a nice short hike up to Nauyaca Waterfalls. Mel showed us birds and insects while on our hike we otherwise would have missed. Once at the waterfall he took beautiful pictures of us and showed me how to climb up to waterfall to do some awesome (safe) cliff jumping. Mel then took the time to drive us around to show some of his favourite restaurants.

Two days later we spent Valentine’s Day with Mel horseback riding into the mountains to families home who lives along the river. This was amazing in so many ways. We enjoyed the horses who were supplied from a local man who lived in a small village nearby. They took us through beautiful views and terrain for about an hour. Once at the home we spent the morning an afternoon climbing a tree, floating And swimming in the river and being shown the family property. We were fed the BEST meal we had in Costa Rica here. Rosa and her husband cooked us lunch while we played in the river. It was outstanding! No restaurant in Manuel Antonio can hold a candle to Rosa’s home cooking.

All in all Mel and Damien will give you a true and honest representation of Costa Rica which is such a wonderful and amazing country. Let them help you create unforgettable experiences.

Thanks for the memories Costa Rica Tropical Adventures!

Garrett & Sarah

Thank Garrett S
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We LOVED our tour with Damian. He made us feel like family. This company is ran by two owners who guide every tour themselves. They specialize in small groups to give a more personalized experience. We had so much fun!!
We went to Nauyaca waterfalls with Damian. He takes you a way so you have half the usual hike to these waterfalls. He knows the waterfalls so well, he can climb them in seconds! He teaches you how to climb safely and helps you every step up along the way. He is right there with you wherever you want to climb. The way he takes you on to the rocks as high or low as you feel comfortable allows you to experience the waterfalls to the fullest. You can climb the rocks and stand under the water and feel the falls on you, you can jump off at many different heights. The swim hole in front of the falls is refreshing and deep. Damian takes you at the right time to beat the crowds there.
This was the most fun we had on our trip. He is a really great guy.
These waterfalls and this tour company is an absolute MUST DO!!!!!!! Best thing we did on our vacation.

Thank Dawn B
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We did a rafting trip with this company as part of our honeymoon in Costa Rica. We completely and totally enjoyed ourseslves. It was my husband's first time rafting and he looks forward to doing it again. The guides were very skilled and fun.
We recommend them whole heartedly!!
Jen and Michael

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

A great experience in Costa Rica. My wife and I had a great time. The El Chorro section of the Naranjo River was magnificent. We had never rafted before and we have no regrets. These guys were professional when they needed to be and tons of fun the rest of the time. They take great pictures for good value and I strongly recommend this trip for all groups of people. Mel and Damien run a solid company and you shouldn't risk it with anyone else. TEQUILA!

Thank comte87
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