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Dominical/Uvita Tour Advice

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Dominical/Uvita Tour Advice

Suggestions? Spending a few days in Manuel Antonio and looking to get away from the touristy crowds in March. Considering hiking in Marino Ballena park and/or Nauyaca waterfall, but read about some possible safety issues in the area lately (especially on the beach - non-violent robberies). Also considering an ATV tour (Diamante Verde Tours maybe?) or a canyoning tour. Just to throw something else in the mix, someone recommended Pineapple Kayak Tours.

Bottom line is - what are a couple good tour options that you might have experience with in this area? We are a young and adventurous couple in good physical shape and comfortable in the water, with heights, on our own, etc.

Thanks and Pura Vida!

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1. Re: Dominical/Uvita Tour Advice

All of those are good active choices so take your pick. being in a company will diminish your chances of being robbed.

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2. Re: Dominical/Uvita Tour Advice

Diamante Verde Tours is a fantastic way to spend a day. Still one of the best days we have enjoyed in Costa Rica! E mail Karl and he'll create a day for you doing what you wish and it is not a massive "tour group" type thing. We also liked driving to the wateralls at Uvita and Ojochal on our own. In Ojochal a nice afternoon was having lunch at Tilapias El Pavon tilapia farm and then walking across the small street to the falls for a dip. Park along one of the beaches like Dominicalito where some ceviche stands and other people are for safety sake. We never felt at all unsafe. Leave windows down and keep valuables with you.

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3. Re: Dominical/Uvita Tour Advice

Dominical & Uvita is very safe in general, petty theft from items left on the beach or te car. No different than Manuel Antonio or any other tourist spot in the country, much safer than Quepos IMO. Just be cautious and exercise common sense everywhere.

All operators you mention are good. Here is a list of good tour operators in the area: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g309274-i2022-k891…

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