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“Wonderful Time in Costa Rica!”
Review of Kike's Tours

Kike's Tours
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Owner description: We are a family group that conducted tours and transfers in the area of Tamarindo, Santa Cruz. We focus to provide a more personalized service with an authentic taste for Costa Rica. We take you where the dreams are. Hotel to hotel service, airport to the different destinations, tours with 24 hours advance.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 14 August 2018

One of the best decisions my husband and I did was to hire Kikế Tour (May 2018 visit). He is very knowledgeable and friendly. He is very patient with us and really takes you to local places. Also, he let's us decide where we want to go and gives his input as to how we could design our trip more effectively. We did the zip lining (we were the only ones there at 7:30 am so it feels like a private tour!) Very safe and the guides were polite and friendly. Followed by the waterfalls, and rain forest. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch. The food was phenomenal! Not your typical tourist cafe; the food was authentic and delicious.

We also commissioned him for airport transfers. Kikế personality is one of the reasons why we are recommending him to our friends or to anybody that is going to visit CR. Thank you for the wonderful time. Hopefully, we could come back soon with our kids.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Elaine A
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

We booked Kiké for our airport transfers as well as for two tours--the combo tour in Buena Vista (water slide, hot springs, horseback riding, and zip lining) and a Tempesque River cruise (complete with an authentic brunch and visit to a local artisan family who makes pottery). As many others have mentioned, Kiké was wonderful! He truly made our trip to Costa Rica! Traveling with Kiké was more like traveling with a friend of the family rather than a tour guide.

Kiké was professional from our very first email exchange, and he was even thoughtful enough to send me an email the day prior to our arrival wishing us a nice flight and confirming he'd be waiting at the airport for us and another email the day we left to ensure we had made it home safely. Every time we saw Kiké, he greeted us with a genuine smile and excitement for the day ahead. His van was always very clean and comfortable. During our trips together, Kiké shared his passion for his country and its culture with us. He answered our every question and was interested in learning about our family, too. Kiké was also willing to make stops for us along the way for a road coffee or snacks and he took lots of pictures of our family on the tours.

Having Kiké arrange our tours gave us a huge advantage. Kiké knows all the tour operators so he was able to ask when it was best to visit each attraction in terms of weather and crowds.

Another thing we truly appreciated about Kiké was his honesty. We inquired about certain trips and while he could have made extra money, he was honest enough to explain that it wasn't the best season for the tours we were interested in, but he was willing to take us had we decided to go anyway.

Kiké genuinely cared about the experience we had in Costa Rica and it was a pleasure spending a few days of our vacation with him!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Marisa B
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Did the Super Combo tour with our two sons today and could not be more happy. Enrique was booked but David who partners with Enrique did an awesome job getting us to and from an amazing adventure day with top notch service and several special stops for a look at sand mining the old fashioned way, fresh star fruit, a great breakfast and an Iguana lesson in Town. The adventure park had awesome zip lines, rappelling, class III and IV rapids, rock climbing and a beautiful horseback ride across the mountain top followed by a delicious traditional lunch and mud bath, hot tub and sauna. Our entire party was thrilled with both the destination and the journey. Special thanks to David for sharing and showing all that Costa Rica has to offer.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GlobeTrotting565170
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Kikes T, Owner at Kike's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you so much for booking us and be interested to know about ours culture.

In name of David and I muchas gracias

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Our day trip was perfection. Ki ke answered question after question prior to our trip. He listened to concerns that I had and helped to choose an incredible day for my family. He talked to us about Costa Rica and was professional and accomodating from the first email to the last.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank SRosa
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Kikes T, Owner at Kike's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Ones again thank you so much for contacting me and visiting us! It’s was a great pleasure

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we decided Enrique would be our best choice to show us around Costa Rica. We absolutely loved him! He was genuinely nice, punctual, knowledgeable, accommodating and best of all, funny. The drives to our destinations were somewhat long, but he kept us all entertained. There was never a dull moment with Enrique . Thank you, Enrique , for showing us your beautiful country and people!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GeeTak42
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Kikes T, Owner at Kike's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

It’s was my pleasure dear friends, see you next time to keep discovering our culture.

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