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Bahia Rica Adventures

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Address: 5 Km del Relleno 1, Paquera 60105, Costa Rica
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+506 2641 0811
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A variety of exiting places are easy accessible by boat from Bahia Rica....

A variety of exiting places are easy accessible by boat from Bahia Rica. The gulf of Nicoya is known for its spectacular weather, beautiful beaches, impressive cliffs, calm water and islands full of wildlife. Our boat trips will take you to many special places where you can encounter lots of different animals like monkeys, lizards, iguanas, birds, turtles, butterflies, dolphins and a number of different fishes. Bahia Rica also offer a complete sport fishing package after fish like Pacific Sailfish, Roosterfish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Cubera Snapper, Wahoo, Pacific Jack and Marlin of different species.You can experience Costa Rica’s exotic west coast from a kayak with Bahia Rica. Paddle in calm bays with fascinating island where you can go ashore on untouched virgin beaches. Or you can try the Stand Up Paddle Boards on the calm water in the Gulf of Nicoya.

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We rented sea kayaks for a recent unguided trip from Paquera to Mal Pais. Kayaks were fine and we got some helpful advice from Thomas and Vicky. Trip was wonderful, visiting... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Oreste G
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm really sorry to report how terrible our experience was after seeing all the good reviews on here... but it really was awful. We did the night kayaking trip to see the bioluminescence. We drove all the way from Montezuma because we thought this would be such an excellent thing to do. The only good thing was that on arrival,... More 

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Thank Lara E
ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

We are truly sorry you had such a bad experience on the tour. I will have a sit down with our guide today and go through all your points. I do not know why he did not go through the safety briefing - that is definitely part of the routine. Thank you so much for your feedback - we take... More 

Greenbush, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Vicki and staff are great and easy to work with. Cool location on a peninsula outside of Pacqura. Our group of 4 booked a 1/2 day mangrove kayak tour starting at 9:30 AM. Due to a miscommunication (perhaps our own) we arrived at low tide. But Vicki is a great source of information so it wasn't hard to bide our... More 

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Thank Michael M
ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for review. We are very glad that you enjoyed the kayak tour with us, and we are very sorry about the communication error we had. We will for sure do our very best to avoid that in the future! Gato for sure was located, I asked in town the day after if anyone locally had been... More 

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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We rented sea kayaks for a recent unguided trip from Paquera to Mal Pais. Kayaks were fine and we got some helpful advice from Thomas and Vicky. Trip was wonderful, visiting Paquera mangroves, Curu Reserve, Tortuga Islands, Tambor beach, Mopntezuma beach, Cabo Blanco reserve, Mal Pais cove and Santa Teresa beach. 5 days.

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Thank Oreste G
ViVPaquera, Manager at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing us - we really appreciate it! And not least, we are happy that you had such a wonderful trip - there are so many gems along the coast here in this area, and I can not think of a better way to explore them than from a kayak! More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Our recent trip to Isla Tortuga was quite simply the best tour in our five years of visiting Costa Rica.Our tour guides customized our trip to our specific likes and needs for the entire time.They were enthusiatic, well informed,and spontaneous.The latter can not be easy when one does the same tour every day.Our lunch was included and enhanced by fresh... More 

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Thank April O
ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

We are so happy to read that you enjoyed our tour - and that our guides keep up doing the good work - they are great! Thank you so much for writing us the review and we love to have you back again! More 

Earleville, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Spent one month in Costa Rica and booked three tours with Bahia Rica Adventures. We took a half day kayak tour with Vigdis. It was great, lots of time kayaking at our own pace, exploring the area on water and learning about this beautiful area of Costa Rica. Vigdis was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her.... More 

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ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We enjoyed taking you out on our tours! And yes, we are very fortunate to have some very good guides like Jeff!! More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

First off, this was absolutely incredible! Pictures don't do it justice. The night tour was amazing and the staff was knowledgeable and kind. Family run and a hidden gem.

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Thank Alexander B
ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much fro taking time to give us a review - we really appreciate it! And of course we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience on the water with the bioluminescence. More 

Millbrook, Canada
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Experienced kayakers spent full day with Vickie (Vigdis) on thoroughly enjoyable trek to bird island (home of myriad of pelicans) and through river and mangroves. She is most knowledgeable, flexible, accommodating, a real gem to find and connect with. "Highlight of our visit to Costa Rica". Well worth the time and highly recommended.

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Thank Jill S
ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! I had a great time taking you out kayaking, we have some beautiful hidden gems accessible by kayak around here. More 

Cocolalla, Idaho
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My first adventure was to kayak at night to see the bioluminescent ocean. It is a sight that can only be seen. No words or photos do it justice. Next day I ventured out to the islands that are bird breeding areas, and sandy playas. My kayak and equipment were completely suited for ocean travel. Vigdis and Thomas are experienced... More 

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Thank Sue K
ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

We are happy that you had such a great time exploring the area around here. We love this area, and are excited to show it to everyone that comes this way. Thank you for writing us a review! More 

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We did the night tour and are really fascinated. This should be on everybody's list if he is fit enough to sit in a kayak, so mostly everyone At daytime we did anot 8 k tour around the island which was also peaceful and impressive

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ViVPaquera, Owner at Bahia Rica Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing us a review - we really appreciate it! And we agree, the bioluminescent night tour should be on everybody's bucket list - it is unique. More 

Wayland, MA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Captain Jeff met 4 of us promptly at our beach at Roma Del Mar and took us across the calm waters of the Gulf of Nicoya in the warm morning sunshine in his small fishing boat. We pulled up at a beach, and met Vickie, the owner. She produced life jackets, introduced us to our kayaks and gave us all... More 

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