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Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion provided by Gio Tours - Day Tours

Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion

Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion
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from R 1 165,90 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 20 Jul 2020
A note from Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion
(COVID-19 Safe Tour) Cars and staff are completely disinfected, before, during, and after the trip- State of the art nonstaining disinfectant cleaners, testing temperatures before, during, and after the trip. All vehicles carry gel and alcohol dispensers. Shoe mat with quaternary disinfectant.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42092P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Food tasting • Lunch • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Ports:
Muelle De Puntarenas, Barrio La Angostura, Puntarenas Province, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Cruise Dock, Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Av. 4, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Caldera Puntarenas, Caldera, Provincia de Puntarenas, Espíritu Santo, Costa Rica
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Food tasting • Lunch • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Ports:
Muelle De Puntarenas, Barrio La Angostura, Puntarenas Province, Punta Arenas, Costa Rica
Cruise Dock, Paseo de los Turistas, Puntarenas, Av. 4, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Caldera Puntarenas, Caldera, Provincia de Puntarenas, Espíritu Santo, Costa Rica
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
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 travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Gio Tours - Day Tours
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Tarcoles
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
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5.0
35 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Linda G
Abington, MA34 contributions
Our guide was AMAZING!
Jan 2020
Nature - up close and natural, Wonderful guide who really made the trip fantastic. Jesus was so knowledeable - and we all felt like we'd seen all the possible amazing creatures that were in the area.

Even the shopping stop was great - purchased amazing coffee.

Thank you!
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Linda G, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are very happy to know that all the activities included as well as our representative did such a great job at spotting animals and showing you everything. 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 4 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cathy S
White Rock, Canada18 contributions
Amazing tour!
Dec 2019
We are so glad we booked this tour. It was definitely one of the highlights of our Panama Canal cruise. We saw so many amazing birds, crocodiles and monkeys. I loved it all. Our guide was great! We stopped at an amazing gift shop. I saw so many things I wanted to buy. I strongly recommend this tour to everyone. I have some mobility issues which were not a problem for this tour.
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
GioTours
Dear 850cathys, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad to know that all the activities included in this tour were suited even with your mobility issues and that you were able to see so many animals too! 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 12 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mamad
Wisconsin2 contributions
Excellent Puntarenas highlight tour
Had such a great tour! Guide Jesus provided so much information, such a great ambassador for Costa Rica. Driver Leo's driving was spot on. River cruise operator Manuel got us up close to nature. Tour was a perfect day to spend our full day in port.
Written 12 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear wildwoodway, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are able to know that this tour was a perfect way to spend your day in port, we work very hard on delivering the best service we can. 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 18 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

clxpert
Macon, GA11 contributions
Wonderful experience- nice overview of Costa Rica!
Dec 2019 • Friends
Our guide- Jesus- was very knowledgeable and truly loves Costa Rica. He was great at spotting animals and stopping to capture great photo shots. This is a must do.
Written 11 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear clxpert, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad you enjoyed our tour and that our tour guide made such a great job at delivering this tour. 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 18 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MAP12
Kenner334 contributions
This was one of the highlights of our trip!
Nov 2019
As arranged our guide, Pablo and driver, Carlos met us at the ship to start our adventure. We drove through the town of Puntarenas - which USED to be a vibrant fishing village until the fish were gone. Pablo explained how they are trying to make a come back, but it's hard. We did see a bunch of iguana there - just hanging out in a park. From there we drove out into the country, stopped by the side of the road and into the woods to find a group of white-faced capuchin monkeys. Very friendly and cute - Pablo knew how to encourage them to come close enough to touch. Then we drove to the river - where we were met by a boat (just for our group!) It wasn't exactly what I expected because it was a very open river - no canopy of trees. But we saw a LOT of wildlife - a couple crocodile, many birds and lizards. This was followed by a delicious lunch in a open-air restaurant. Next we again headed into the forest to look for birds - and saw macaw and tucan (along with a stellar view of the river and coast). We made a short stop at a fruit stand with an almond bush in the parking lot. Last stop was a HUGE gift shop - with great prices and free coffee samples. Pablo gave us enough time to make our purchases and helped us pick just the right coffee. We were returned to the ship in plenty of time. I just wish all excursions worked out this well!!
Written 7 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear MAP12, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are truly happy to know that the tour we developed was as enjoyable as you mention we are glad that our representatives made such a great job and that the stops included were good. 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 18 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jblack1133
San Simeon, CA13 contributions
John
Our guide Pablo was one of the best ever. Friendly, funny and very knowledgeable of all the birds and animals we encountered. He made sure he included our 11 yr old daughter in everything to keep her interest. Highly recommend.
Written 25 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Jblack1133, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are truly happy to know that our tour guide made such a great job of providing information as well as helping your daughter feel included and keeping her interest. 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 1 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Val_AlanMills
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand15 contributions
Best tour on our trip
Jul 2019
Pablo & Marcus are the most knowledgeable and patient guides you could have. They gave us a day to remember, thank you. I'm sure other groups wouldn't have seen so many birds including toucans, macaws & herons. The monkeys were so friendly and cute to watch and the river trip was exciting & interesting. Infact the entire day was tops from beginning to end, a most memorable time. The people who went on the ship's tour were quite envious when we talked about our day!
Written 30 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Val_AlanMills, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! It gives us joy to know that all the effort we put into making this a memorable experience shows and that our customers have such a great time with us! 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 31 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

travellingaround208
Vancouver, Canada152 contributions
Great shore excursion
Mar 2019 • Friends
This was a very enjoyable excursion for the port of Puntarenas. Highlights included tour of the capuchin monkey farm, visiting local fruit and vegetable stands and the Tarcoles river tour. Pick up was very smooth and the bus used was very comfortable.
Written 27 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear travellingaround208, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad that the tour you took was enjoyable and the van comftarble! 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 28 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeannie D
London, UK16 contributions
Massive thumbs up for Gio Tours
Mar 2019
Back from our Panama Canal Cruise a couple of weeks ago. Not only did we enjoy the massive crossing, we also enjoyed some of the wonderful places on the way like Costa Rica. I pre book 8-1 Puntarenas Highlights Shore Excursion with Gio Tours months before we travelled and the communication with Angela Saenz was excellent right from the start.
Everything worked like clockwork - there were 18 of us ( friends and relatives) and as soon as we disembark, there was Pablo with my name on a placard. Great Job,
We thoroughly enjoyed Pablo’s friendly and happy approach as a guide and Rolando’s expert driving. Not only were they wonderful guides, they were also very compassionate and helpful as we saw on the day, our van was halted to help a couple of tourist in trouble. Their thoughts were to help and I commend them for this.
The trip on the river was amazing. We saw lots of different type of colourful birds and many big and baby crocodiles,
Lunch was plentiful and we all had a great day guided by Pablo and great driving by Rolando .

Written 3 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Conni B
Cerritos, CA6 contributions
Puntarenas Highlights Tour
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was a very good tour of several sights near Puntarenas, Costa Rica. We visited a monkey farm where the small capuchin monkeys were right next to us! We stopped at a roadside fruit stand for samples and a demonstration of squeezing juice from the sugar cane. Our boat tour of the Tarcoles River was lovely, with many sea birds; not very many crocodiles where we were, but the boat driver did stop at the shore, get out, and feed a "friendly" one out of his hand! We drove to the top of a mountain for good views of the sea and river, and back through the town, stopping at a souvenir shop for coffee, jewelry, and other souvenirs. Our guide Pablo was very informative, and we returned to the port with time to explore on our own. This tour covered the highlights of the area, and was much cheaper than any offered by the cruise line.
Written 1 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Conni B, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad to know that all the activities included in this tour were enjoyable and filled with surprises! We are sorry that even as you had such a great time and was willing to make such a heartfelt comment we received a 4-star review. 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! Owner, Gian Carlo Granados
Written 7 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Gio Tours - Day Tours
James C
James C
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A personal Guided Tour Shore Excursion from Limon
This was an excellent tour from the port for $25.00 a person. It was 3 to 3.5 hours long. We had a driver and a to
587Holly_S_12
587Holly_S_12
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Incredibly interesting
All in all, I am giving GIO Tours a really good review. There were some glitches in our tour, but in all honesty,
Roy S
Roy S
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Top Notch Tour
My wife and I, and my 92 year old mother-in-law took the half day tour of Puerto Limon with Gio Tours and it was ex
Farrel L
Farrel L
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Great Tour - Worth the money!
Our tour guide met us right outside the terminal building, got us to the nearby van, and got us on our way quickly.
LJS1959
LJS1959
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Misleading and overpriced
Arrived to Limon by cruise ship. Instructions were not clear regarding where to meet the tour guide. 4 people no
artnbarb1288
artnbarb1288
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Costa Rica is worth exploring!
Our one day in Costa Rica wasn't enough, but thanks to Pablo and Gio Tours we got to see a variety of landscapes an
carolschmeichel
carolschmeichel
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Boat ride on river and city tour
Boat Driver and guide were both very good. Everything about the excursion was first rate. Saw lots of wildlife whe
Fred Z
Fred Z
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Pablo and Victor gave us their all
We saw everything promised and more. Very friendly tour guide and driver who traveled 4 hours to work and back that
462maryannm
462maryannm
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What a great tour!
This tour was spectacular. Our guide was so knowledge about the birds and the wildlife and he made the day such an
LoreneM40
LoreneM40
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Exciting day in Costa Rico
Touring with Ron Lobo as our guide was a fun filled day. He was very knowledgeble and informative of all the sight
Pathfinder306002
Pathfinder306002
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puntarenas tour
The guide was very good making sure that we saw everything and took lots of pics for us on his phone and sent them
A4727CGscotth
A4727CGscotth
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Switched out tour to Monteverde
Arrived on Princess Cruise with day trip to Monteverde booked. Upon arrival Gio states that tour is cancelled due t
marcialedyard
marcialedyard
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Bus trip in costa Rica
Tour guide and bus driver were very informative. Very enjoyable tour of the limon area, banana plantation and boat
Elaine S
Elaine S
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Great substitute for cancelled tour
We had booked the 5 towns & I cart factory tour. Unfortunately, bad weather prevented us from doing that tour & the
Alex1979
Alex1979
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Ok but ......
We booked what they call a fully private tour. We did the canal to see the wildlife. Our guide said we are waiting
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