Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Island Tour Excursion Reviews

Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Island Tour cruise excursion
Overall Rating
Take an island tour to see the best that Costa Rica has to offer.
Member Image Ree5676
1 review
Dec 2016
We did the Pacific Train, Bus & Boat Adventure through NCL. The train and the bus part were pretty boring and dull, but the boat tour was fun. We saw many kinds of birds and crocodiles on the boat part. I didn't think it was worth the time or the $99
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image firegal2539
16 reviews
Sep 2016
This was the worst tour I have ever taken. I was hoping to get a refund for it but Shore Excursions refused. They explained that when it says Scenic that means it is only a bus ride and that is exactly what it was. The guide was informative, but we only made two stops, one in the town of Esparza, where we were told to stay with the tour and not wander off because things happen to tourists. We watched young girls from the school dance but there were only about 50 chairs and about 100 tourists. I walk with a cane and couldn't sit down so I went back to the bus. Then we took a 1 hour drive to a souvenir shop where we had 25 minutes to use the bathroom and shop. The wait for the bathroom was over 15 minutes so I couldn't do any shopping. It was almost 98 degrees with 97% humidity. Very unhappy with this tour. NCL should advertise that it is only a bus ride.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image liz92284
1 review
Apr 2016
Excellent guided tour. Our guide Benny was very knowledgeable. He added his personal touch from when he was young and had picked coffee beans when not in school. Studied agronomy in school so knew a lot about the different plants and trees. Juan Carolos was our bus driver. He was wonderful - always helped us getting off the bus. Shopping stop was first. Visit to coffee plantation. Our guide from bus provided tour (Benny), so not a separate guide from the plantation. Visit to privately owned botanical gardens. Benny also did this tour, so he quite the responsibility with this tour! Air conditioned bus for transportation, very comfortable. Lunch at coffee plantation. Salad, rice, beams, potatoes, vegetable medley, chicken or meatballs, coconut fudge for dessert, guava or mango juice. My Mom ate almost everything and she's not much of a risk taker with food. She's a creature of habit - like the same salad every day for lunch. All day activity, great overview of the country.
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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image Banditswife
4 reviews
Apr 2016
Had a great tour, crocodile boat ride was an experience.
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Provider: Thumbs up tours
Member Image Buck1949
2 reviews
Mar 2016
This independent tour was outstanding, starting with being picked up at the pier by Omar, and provided a neice air conditioned bus, for our group of 20. This tour provided stops in the Rain Forest, to see the white faced monkeys; to sample fresh fruits in a local fruit stand; to take a river boat ride to see crocodiles and other wildlife, to dine at a roadside restaurant, and also to be able to make stops for photos and do a bit of shopping where we purchased some delicious bagged coffee. Omar our tour guide was very knowledgeable and seemed to thoroughly enjoy doing tours. This is a Not to be Missed tour which I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience the variety that Puntarenas Costa Rica has to offer. While this is an all day tour, we never felt rushed and had ample time for rest breaks and to see much of the area.
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Provider: Gio Tours (Omar - tour guide)
Member Image PegasusGM
14 reviews
Sep 2015
The stops were short for shopping but picturesque.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image pam vessels
1 review
Feb 2012

WE liked the ride to the mangrove place and we thought our guide was great. We saw lots of wild life. The train ride was good too. It was a great day make even better by our guide.

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Provider: Holland America Line

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