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Smilisca Natural Expeditions

#15 of 65 Tours in Quepos
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
+506 8427 9581
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Best tour guide! Great for families or friends!

Karen is an amazing tour guide, one of the few females in the group. Her passion, respect for the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marla S
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Our first tour less than 12 hours after touching down in Costa Rica, could not have been more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kat D
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos 60601, Costa Rica
+506 8427 9581

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Karen is an amazing tour guide, one of the few females in the group. Her passion, respect for the park and knowledge of the animals & the environment shine through her. She was patient at finding the animals with her telescope and made sure each...More

Thank Marla S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our first tour less than 12 hours after touching down in Costa Rica, could not have been more fantastic. Karen was knowledgeable, passionate and kind. She knew just the right amount of information to tell us. She even seemed to be helping all the other...More

Thank Kat D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doing the tour with Karen was so enjoyable. Clearly one of the best guided experiences we made so far. She found so many species which we never would have noticed in the vast green of the Park Manuel Antonio. While she was sharing her knowledge...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a private tour with Karen. She was wonderful. You could tell she truly loved her life and really new what she was doing. She goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and give you a real Costa Rica Experience....More

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We had a fantastic time at Manuel Antonio with Karen as our guide. Just our family of five was the perfect size for a tour as we saw other very large tours with everyone huddled around the spotting scope trying to see things. With Karen...More

Thank JimHam4
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We cannot say enough about our guide, Karen, who led our tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. Her passion, knowledge, and genuine respect that she has for nature made her tour exceptionally meaningful and, in terms of wildlife sighting, exceptionally successful. Karen was a master...More

1  Thank peaceandenthusiasm
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Walking along the trails of Manuel Antonio National Park, you need a "prepared mind" or hire one to see the very small to the large living animals in the park. Karen Castillo Blanco was the "prepared mind". She led our family of 11 pointing out...More

Thank Centurytravel
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We booked a private tour with Karen Castillo Blanco and she was amazing! Karen was incredibly friendly, patient and knowledgeable. She truly cares about what she does and answered a gazillion questions during our tour. We saw 9 sloths- both 2 toed and 3 toed,...More

1  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We did the tour with Karen! She is so good at doing what she loves! We spent many hours discovering all the insects, animals and the nature. She also spent time with us at the wonderful beach. If you want to make sure you get...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Karen Castillo Blanco was the most amazing guide. She has experience and knowledge of every insect, reptile, sloth, monkey and we saw more than we could have ever anticipated. We would not hesitate to go with Karen again.

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