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ATEC - Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation Day Tours

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Luna booked 4 activities for us. All of the companies she booked us with were great... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
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Genny worked with me and helped me set up a Pacuare Whitewater rafting trip for 16 and a BriBri... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
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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
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+506 2750 0398
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Reviewed 3 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

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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 20 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

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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 21 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

Thank charlotte C
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Omar was a wonderful guide. He really knows the birds and can spot them readily. Then he makes sure each person in the group sees it. He was also very knowledgeable about other wildlife and talked much about the history of the area. I heartily...More

Thank Nancy Z
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We spent one day and one night there and would have loved to stay longer ! It's an experience out of time, really. The people in the village are so nice, a special thumbs up for Bernarda and Meinor who guided us during the day....More

Thank Linn G
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I spent two days in the ATEV office to use their wifi. They offer internet access on their own computers for a fee but they did not make me pay to use the wifi (which was excellent!) Staff was extremely personable; they have a few...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Five of us, including four teenagers went dolphin watching with Sherman Pena this morning. I paid $50 per person including discounts for group and paying cash. We took a taxi to Manzanillo for $16 and met Sherman by Maxi's restaurant. He was very pleasant and...More

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