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“A perfect day!”

Mario Cobos - Day Tours
Ranked #26 of 37 Tours in Huatulco
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

We went on the seven bay tour and really enjoyed seeing the different bays that make up Huatulco, as well as very pleasant San Agustin. Mario is a local and knows a little bit about everything and goes out of his way to please. My partner forgot to pack a swimsuit, Mario said no problem and took us to the hotel to fetch it, the whole bus accompanied us and no one complained!
If you want to support local enterprise, as opposed to tour operators, book with Mario and get to know him. He and his family are proud of their family owned business and go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay in Huatulco. His wife Conchita is also a fabulous cook, she makes the box lunches and receives people in thier home for Sunday lunch.

1  Thank LuizadelaLoca
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

Did another 7 bay tour with Mario, he is knowledgeable, fun, and seems to know everyone in the Huatulco area. Money well spent, next time I am back with do any and all trips with Mario, you can't go wrong using him as a guide.

Thank lamarlafongCleveland
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We spent a day with Mario and it was the best part of the trip! He took us to see 7 bays, fantastic lunch on the beach, snorkeling, fishing and watching porpoises and turtles close up. Mario went way beyond the call of duty and gave our daughter very personal attention and instruction. All I can say is that if you book a day trip with Mario, you will not be disappointed!!

1  Thank Vickie H
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We talked to another couple at our resort that booked a boat tour through Mario and could not say enough great things. So we were able to find another couple that was interested and we booked a day tour with him. He picked us up at the hotel via taxis. The overall price included the taxi pick up but we had to pay for the return taxi. We took a boat out of the Santa Cruz marina that was around 15 minutes away from our hotel (Secrets). We were on a search to see dolphins or whales and we were successful in seating three dolphins and four sea turtles. Mario and our boat captain had two fishing lines out the back of the boat and we were successful in catching four fish. I believe it was three black tuna and one chula. We stopped at two beach areas to snorkel. The first was what Mario called The Little Caribbean. Here the water was turquoise like the Caribbean water and powder sand. However, the snorkeling was not very good here. We then we to San Augustine Bay where we met Mario's friends at a restaurant. They were wonderful and nice and prepared the chula fish that we caught earlier. Mario's wife also prepared fresh tamales that he had in a cooler as a surprise, this was a wonderful treat and were excellent. She is a wonderful cook and opens their home on Sundays to raise additional money for the family. Here at this bay the snorkeling was much better. Mario is very educated on the sea and the sea life. He would dive down and bring up different things from below. He caught with his hands a balloon / puff fish and a porcupine fish and was careful not to endanger the fish. On our way back he told us he also provides yoga and massage therapy. He provided me a 10 minute massage and it was heavenly! I wish I would have found him earlier as I would have went to him for an hour massage. The overall day tour was $220 for four people. Very well worth the money to get our and experience Huatulco. Mario is now our new friend whom I cannot wait to see on our next trip to Huatulco.

Thank island30
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

After reading many reviews we decided hey this is the guy we want to take us out on a water adventure !! Do a little snorkelling hopefully see some water life . The day started out great Mario was a ball of energy talk talk talk when we arrived at Santa Augustine we thought he was snorkelling with us turns out the water was to cold for him this was disappointing ! He did then serve us a lunch his wife had packed it was very good but he also made sure to drop hints about tipping her . The one thing we did learn was all about Mario !!!! The boat captain did a awesome job good thing he was concerned about us one the way back as Mario seemed to forget we were even on the boat he was to busy talking with the captain and not once to us !
When we arrived back at Santa Cruz it was quick get off boat, pay me now here's your cab good bye !
We paid 200 US for a half day with Mario . Was it worth it no he started out great and then just lost interest . Very disappointed in his service . Would we recommend him no !!!
find someone else that is more interested in showing you the beauty of huatulco then talking about himself !

3  Thank sasktrip
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