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Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Encounter the best of Costa Rica's wildlife, cuisine, and famous natural beauty on a combo shore excursion from Puntarenas. Watch adorable white-faced monkeys playing in the trees, and spot crocs and birdlife on a pontoon cruise down the Tarcoles River. Learn the history of the bustling Puntarenas port, and indulge your taste buds with locally grown fruit fresh from the farm, a typical lunch at a local restaurant, and a chance to buy authentic Costa Rican coffee.
  • Full-day combo shore excursion from Puntarenas
  • Get to know Pacific Costa Rica's cuisine, wildlife, and culture
  • Visit plantations to taste fresh tropical fruit
  • Look for wild crocodiles on a pontoon cruise down the Tarcoles River
  • Enjoy Costa Rican cuisine at a local restaurant
  • Shop for coffee and other Costa Rican products
  • Includes convenient port pickup and drop-off
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Food tasting
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GioTours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion.
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What is the social distancing policy during Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion.

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  • "Tour guide and driver are very professional, friendly and helpful." See review

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star-5
Very nice tour, would do again
Deanna_T
, May 2022
Guide (Pablo) and driver (Carlos) were friendly, cheerful, patient, and very informative. Our guide was terrific at spotting wildlife and then getting us close enough to take good pictures. It was a rainy day, so the tour route had to be changed because of road conditions, but it was a comfortable van, fun boat ride, and we were just a couple of feet away from the crocodiles!
star-4
Viator Punta Reynas Excursion
Elliot_E
, May 2022
Sing crocodiles on the river. Searching for and finding white faced monkeys. A good lunch of local food
star-5
Loved our tour! Saw crocs...
DianeBurnett
, Feb 2022
Loved our tour! Saw crocs and macaws and monkeys. Our guide made a special effort to find these animals. Well done
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear DianeBurnett, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad you were able to enjoy this tour as much as we did! We are happy that you were able to see so many animals and that our tour guide did a good job. If you ever come back to Costa Rica again don't hesitate in letting us know as it would be our pleasure to show you every detail of this beautiful country! Just access our website for information or write us directly to our email!
star-5
Great intro to Costa Rica
Kris_H
, Jan 2022
Pablo our guide and Mauricio our driver were fantastic and did their best to help us see as many sites and animals as possible. The river cruise and lunch were the highlights of the day. Unfortunately we did not see any monkeys or toucans but it wasn’t from a lack of effort. Overall, a great day and a wonderful introduction to Costa Rica.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Kris_H, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad you were able to enjoy this tour as much as we did! We are happy that you had a good time and that our reps were also great.. If you ever come back to Costa Rica again don't hesitate in letting us know as it would be our pleasure to show you every detail of this beautiful country! Just access our website for information or write us directly to our email!
star-5
Puntarenas Shore Tour
William_D
, Oct 2021
Jesús is a fantastic guide. He and the driver Gio made our stay in Puntarenas memorable and exciting. We saw crocodiles, birds, lizards, and Bhrama bulls. Both tour guides spoke great English. Highly recommended! William
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear William D, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad you were able to enjoy this tour as much as we did! We are happy that you were able to see so many animals and that our tour guide did a good job. If you ever come back to Costa Rica again don't hesitate in letting us know as it would be our pleasure to show you every detail of this beautiful country! Just access our website for information or write us directly to our email!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion
william_s
, Nov 2019
Overall I was pleased with the tour. The visit with the monkeys was disappointing. It was in a residences back yard cluttered with junk and the one toilet would not flush. The rest of the tour was excellent. Lunch was a full buffet with very tasty and filling selections. The tour guide was fluent in english and very knowledgable
star-5
Wildlife in Costa Rico
nanjm26
, Nov 2019
We booked this trip because none of the shore excursions through our ship seemed to include the many things that this one offered. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history, animals and culture of Costa Rico. We visited the adorable capuchin monkeys at the monkey farm. We saw crocodiles in the wild, some as old at 60+ years. Lunch was a yummy Costa Rican buffet. We tasted fresh fruit and learned how sugar cane is pressed. It was a delightful day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Tuckersmimi
, Oct 2019
My husband and I enjoyed this excursion very much. The guide (Jesus) was excellent. We would definitely do it over again.
star-5
Great time in Costa Rica!
cadkod
, Apr 2019
This tour was everything that was advertised. Saw monkeys, crocodiles and parrots. Lunch was very good. No complaints, just had a great time!
star-5
Bad weather cancelled ship being able to get to Puntarenas
BeverlyR_H
, Oct 2018
Unfortunately, we were unable to get to Puntarenas due to bad weather and worry about the tenders. Viator was fabulous in terms of crediting us with money paid for a tour we couldn't take. Disappointing, as the tour sounded GREAT!

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