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AMAZING Educational Eco-Cultural Tour of Costa Rica!

Where to start, wow! My 8 year old son, who is a very well-informed nature enthusiast and budding... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Cary, North Carolina
TropicAves is the best way to see Costa Rica

Alexa planned our family vacation for Christmas week 2016. There were 9 of us in total aged 13-76... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Rehana F
Baierbrunn, Germany
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TropicAves is an owner-operated company that offers guided, customized nature tours for an authentic adventure in tropical paradise. We offer the ULTIMATE guide and transportation package- completely dedicated to every detail of your trip, and committed to making your dreams a reality. Come and experience the magic that nature has to offer you! We offer short day hikes, full-day tours, AND customized, longer-term vacation packages for families and study abroad groups. Your bilingual naturalist guide Alexa Stickel has over 5 years of experience guiding and field instructing all over Costa Rica. She is passionate, knowledgeable, and fun! Also very versatile--she is an excellent facilitator and has guided people of all different age groups, physical conditions, abilities, and interests. This includes older retired couples, students from middle school to college age, and families with small children. TropicAves is based in Monteverde. Already in the area? Check out our all-inclusive Monteverde Day tour options. : All day trips include park entrance fees, bilingual naturalist guide, and transportation. 4 person minimum.
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“pura vida” (2 reviews)
“costa rica” (10 reviews)
“cloud forest” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Where to start, wow! My 8 year old son, who is a very well-informed nature enthusiast and budding scientist and I just returned from a truly magical trip to Costa Rica. The beauty, wildlife and great people of the country are there for all to...More

Thank PapiMonitoMono
Alexa S, Owner at TropicAves, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

It was such a pleasure to work with you and Jake! We need young people who are passionate about science and nature now more than ever :)

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Alexa planned our family vacation for Christmas week 2016. There were 9 of us in total aged 13-76 and the trip was PERFECT. We stayed in Guayabo, Cahuita and Sarapiqui. It was wonderful going on walks with Alexa because we saw so many things and...More

Thank Rehana F
Reviewed 6 April 2016

TropicAves facilitated a college student trip focussing on the Challenges of Conserving Biodiversity. Alexa and Alex made the entire trip go smoothly. Planning began months before our group's arrival. Alexa was attentive to our goals and helpful in being sure we achieved them. She knows...More

Thank 535DLB
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I traveled with TropicAves on a 17 day student trip focusing on conservation and biodiversity. Alexa, our guide, and Alex, our driver provided a wonderful experience. They are both friendly and put everyone at ease. Alexa is a true naturalist. Her enthusiasm for all things...More

Thank KEL-on-the-road
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Alexia, an American resident of CR, advanced her Ornithology education in CR, exudes passion for the jungle, wildlife and culture. Overtime TropicAves has made intimate and exclusive inroads with CR's tourist providers, this got us best friends treatment rather than tourist treatment at the various...More

Thank cw3lls
Reviewed 23 December 2015

In 2012 I visited CR on a faculty development seminar, pretty much in Monteverde. From that experience, I decided to work on a study abroad experience for university students and spent the next year working with the Monteverde Institute on a program - while I...More

Thank r r
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We spent a day with TropicAves and it was not nearly enough! Alexa guided us through two less-traveled forests: Selvatura with suspension bridges, and Curi-Cancha where among other things, we saw the quetzal. Alexa showing us the differences between forests, and between the canopy and...More

Thank artdreaming
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I traveled through Costa Rica with Alexa on three different summers. After the first summer (2013) I fell in love with CR as shown to me through Alexa's eyes. Went started in San Jose, then traveled to the lowland rainforest of Sarapiqui. We next ventured...More

Thank kyle f
Reviewed 9 December 2015

While down in Costa Rica, I had the privilege of working with student groups led by Alexa. She is, without a doubt, one of the most competent people I have ever had to collaborate with as it relates to handling and educating large groups of...More

Thank lxwrght
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

The tour Alexa took my group on was one of the best I've ever been on. She and Alex really made the entire trip one to remember. Alexa was extremely knowledgeable about all wildlife in Costa Rica and took us on an amazing hike through...More

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