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ATEC - Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation Day Tours

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ATEC The Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation,is Talamanca’s original ecotourism provider. Since 1989, ATEC— a non-profit, grassroots organization—has been providing fun, unique, ecologically and socially responsible activities for...more
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Avenida 71 | Next to the Casa de La Cultura, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0398
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planning our day in Costa Rica on a recent cruise, I had some very specific things I wanted to do. My travel agent could make said arrangements for a about $450 pp. Then a friend told me about ATEC. I contacted them and laid out...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this tour yesterday with our excellent guide, Shilo. The visit to the Bribri people was very informative. We would not have felt comfortable being there without a guide. The waterfalls were an exciting finish ! We highly recommend this non profit company.

Thank LynR1162012
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Catato Lopez Lopez and his family for years host a great chocolate and medical plants tour that you can book through the ATEC organization.It also includes the hike to the waterfall after. You can go directly to the house of the family but they speak...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Our hike was made perfect by the knowledge of our guide whose name unfortunately escapes me at the moment. He had a great ability to spot wildlife and was incredibly knowledgeable on all of the local flora and fauna which made our hike exceedingly interesting....More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Luna booked 4 activities for us. All of the companies she booked us with were great. Terradventures for an awesome experience zip-lining through the rainforest, a guided tour of Cahuita National Park, an electric boat ride through Gandoca Lagoon, and surf lessons for my husband...More

Thank Joan'L R
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Genny worked with me and helped me set up a Pacuare Whitewater rafting trip for 16 and a BriBri Medicinal Garden and Cocoa Tour for my parents and parents in law. She even set up a taxi to pick up the parents and bring them...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

If you want to spend a day truly learning about the indigenous people of Costa Rica-the Bribri, then book a tour through ATEC (an NGO). ATEC responded immediately and booked a tour for us the same day we wanted to go. We were so fortunate...More

2  Thank WendyE374
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A very nice organization for sustainable tourism. They use local guides for the tours. The advice is great and prices are very fair. Most tours do not include transport in the base price. We did the bribri tour with waterfall. Our guide, Kesh, took us...More

1  Thank CwiesenaC
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

ATEC are awesome. I went on the day trip to Yorkin to gain insight into traditional Bribri indigenous lifestyle, and was amazed at how truly interwoven with nature these peoples lives are. This trip is worth it even for the (motorized) canoe ride alone -...More

1  Thank Tamzin Y
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We spent an amazing day with the community of the Bribri de Talamanca. ATEC planned everything for us and we went by pirogue with Eliot in the village, almost one hour through the river, on each side primary jungle, such an incredible trip :). Then...More

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