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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) River Cruise & Scarlet Macaw Sanctuary Excursion Reviews

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If you want your breath to be taken away by amazingly rare wildlife, you must put the River Cruise and Scarlet Macaw Sanctuary excursion in Puntarenas on your to-do list!


2 reviews

Actually the bus, boat and river excursion. The river part of it was definitely the best. Got close to crocodiles and a lot of birds. We saw 7 crocodiles in one glance.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line


8 reviews

Not too bad, but the guide was not very good at the birds. The Macaw Sanctuary was better, but the guide was too busy running the standard tour for the passengers to help me much.

Provider: Princess Cruises


2 reviews

WE enjoyed the Macaw sanctuary despite the extreme heat and humidity....which is normal for there. The Mangrove river cruise was just so so. We have been on other river cruises in Costa Rica that were much better and saw a lot more wildlife than this one. Our guide was very proud of her country...very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. WAY too much $$$$$ for what was offered.

Provider: Princess Cruises


2 reviews

We decided to go ahead with an excursion this time - I wanted to MAKE SURE we saw crocs! (And we did!) We booked the mangrove river cruise and scarlet macaw sanctuary excursion through Princess at $99/pp. We did see crocs and rare birds in the wild. We heard monkeys, but didn't see them. Next we went to the Macaw Sanctuary, which was wonderful. It truly was amazing. Never seen so many macaws and toucans at once in my life. Had some local fruit and bottled water provided by them. We would do it again. Talked to a couple that did the train ride excursion, and they weren't pleased.

Provider: Princess Cruises

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