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Smilisca Natural Expeditions

#11 of 70 Tours in Quepos
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
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Karen is GREAT

Karen came to our house to pick us up. As soon as she got out of the van she immediately told me... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cnsp0ts2
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Baltimore, Maryland
A.MA.ZING

Firstly, thank you so much Karen for a great morning of wildlife viewing. We decided to hire a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nick W
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Karen came to our house to pick us up. As soon as she got out of the van she immediately told me to look up and there was a toucan. I knew from that moment that the tour was going to be awesome. When we...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, thank you so much Karen for a great morning of wildlife viewing. We decided to hire a guide on the basis of reading other reviews of Manuel Antonio and Karen seems the best. We were not disappointed. We were met at our hotel by...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We were so pleased to have Karen as our tour guide through Manuel Antonio Park today. She is extremely knowledgeable and very patient. She took her time and found many animals we would have never seen without her expertise and sharp eye. She helped us...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My family of four booked a private tour with Karen and I'm so glad we did. Her local knowledge of where to find the flora and fauna hidden amongst the dense foliage in the park was amazing. Without her guidance we would have seen very...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

I will echo the great reviews given to Karen Castillo and Smilisca Natural Expeditions. She is quite simply the best. Don't even think about going to the Park without a guide, if you want to see the hidden animals and insects there.Karen has been trained...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Our time spent with Karen in Manuel Antonio National Park was unforgettable. She is a true, trained naturalist who knows loads about all the creatures in Costa Rica. She spotted animals big and small that we would have totally walked by unknowingly. She is kind,...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend Karen if you want a naturalist in Manuel Antonio. We were a group of four adults and all loved our day with Karen in the park. She is highly educated, informative, and has an eye for spotting wildlife that 99% of us...More

Thank Em F
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Were 1,000 % pleased with the time spent with Karen! She's professional, personable, and was very in tuned to our needs. I have a bum knee, and she planned our tours so to avoid a lot of stairs, I really appreciated that and never felt...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

You know how you sometimes just “click” with someone? That doesn’t happen often with me, but it did today. We just spent an amazing afternoon with Karen! Who would have thought that I would ever consider an insect, lizard or spider beautiful?We also saw several...More

Thank hijinx55
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Karen's keen eye and knowledge of reptiles, mammals and birds, sets Karen apart from other certified guides. She is like a "creature whisperer" due to her sense of where creatures nest and live. We witnessed what we think was a fight between to Howler monkeys...More

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