Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico by Tour Guide Cesar Otniel O.

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Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Cesar Otniel O.
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Jay Brisman

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jul 8/18

We wanted to do a private tour. To see the ruins and go to a few Cenote. Caesar was the perfect guide for us. We went at our own pace. He was not only informative but made you feel like you were touring with a good friend. We had a great time. The highlight of our trip to Tulum.

Robert Stroud

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jul 7/18

Fantastic experience! Cesar was great! Knowledgeable about various theories concerning Mayan culture & configuration of Tulum. Provided interesting insights sparked with a sense of humor (aliens built them!). Oblivious that he enjoys guiding tours. Took us to an authentic street taqueria with GREAT food. While many visitors were in the cenotes, Cesar, guided us toward quieter areas. Considering this tour was personalized for us & was cheaper than the 'canned' group tours, we would HIGHLY recommend him.

David Kkuhn

Turkey
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day from Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jun 22/18

We were very pleased to have Cesar as a guide. He was very personable, informative and accommodating. He met our Group of 12 family members at 7 and accompanied us until after 4. He clearly knows Chichen Itza very well but was willing to give us only as much detail as we wanted. I highly recommend Cesar as a guide in the area.

Stephen Nisbet

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: May 14/18

Cesar Rivera is hands down the best tour guide in our travel experience. He took us early to the ruins of Tulum and then snorkling at the Grand Cenote--magnificent! He was extremely courteous, attentive, fun to be with and definitely LGBT friendly. As a gay couple we would highly recommend his services to our community and the general public as well. He took us to CoCo for lunch in Tulum which will remain one of the all time highlights of our travel experiences. A+++

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you amigos! was a very pleasant experience touring with you, I´m glad that you get this nice memory from your visit to my country where you are welcome anytime, hope to see you soon!!!

Mia Clunas

Mexico
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Apr 30/18

Cesar’s service was amazing. He is very knowledgeable and a top notch tour guide all the way!! Our family had one of our best days together. Thank you Cesar!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I´m sorry, I forgot to save the answer, Thank you for your kind review, please say hi to your beautiful family, it was a pleasure to spend the day with all of you, see you soon!!!

Andrew Jacobs

United Kingdom
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Apr 27/18

Cesar is affable and friendly We had a full and enjoyable day visiting Coba pyramid and cenotes (underground rivers) Our tour for 6 adults could have been improved if he projected his voice so companions sitting in 2nd & 3rd row of minivan could have heard his guiding whilst en route. Cesar & driver Oscar were very flexible and clearly want to please.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your comment which we will take as a feedback Mr Andrews, I apologize because we do have a microphone or I could have speak louder but I thought they were trying to sleep, if you decide to give us another chance I promise I will make it up for you.

Dulce Gomez Canle

Argentina
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day from Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Mar 30/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Kirk Peterson

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Mar 21/18

Cesar was punctual, accommodating and flexible. At my request, he took me to the Mayan ruins at Tulum, Coba, and Muyil, then ended the day relaxing on the Tulum beach with a few cocktails. He is friendly, conversant, and easy-going. It was a delightful day, thanks to Cesar. I highly recommend him as a tour guide.

Lan Best

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Mar 18/18

Susan Schick

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Feb 26/18

Cesar was a fun, knowledgeable and very helpful guide. Wouldn't hesitate to use him again, he went above and beyond in order to make our vacation day great. Thanks Cesar and hope to see you again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan, it was great to travel with you along this day and enjoying so much everything, we will be waiting for you here!!!

David Steinberg

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for Cancun and airport, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Feb 19/18

Brian Platz

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Feb 9/18

Book with Cesar now, you won't regret it. Spending a day of vacation with someone you've never met carries a lot of risk. Cesar made me wish I had more days to spend with his expert assistance, enthusiasm and friendliness. My concerns were simple... like will he have a comfortable car? will it be clean? will we be rushed? will we be bored? We totally lucked out on all accounts. In addition he took care of all the small stuff I didn't think of but probably should have. Just perfect!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Brian! I´m glad we succeed on your expectations, thank you for taking the "risk" with us, hope to see you again for another adventure!

Lisa Garatoni

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jan 31/18

This was far and away the best choice we could have made! We did not have to be in a large crowded group, we spent as much or little time as we wanted at every place and he even added in a couple extra stops. Would never do it any other way if we were doing it again! Thanks Cesar, see you soon! Xx, Joe and Lisa

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Lisa, thank you very much for your review, I´m glad that you forget about the weather forecast and decide to go in this adventure, we have a great time and since you move fast we were able to do all those activities. Please say hi to Joe and hope to see you soon!!!

Karen Weinberg

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jan 21/18

Caesar was our tour guide and he did such a great job on our tour. He was knowledgeable, well prepared, and very accommodating. He has excellent people skills and his experience shows. We had a delightful day touring Muyil Sian Ka'an, the Mayan canals and Tulum. Thank you so much, Caesar!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen!!! it was a great day, no rain and lots of fun, jajaja. Say hi to the girls, you are all fantastic, see you in your next visit to Mexico, Saludos!

Eric Weinstein

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Dec 31/17

Cesar was cheerful, honest, energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and chill at the same time. We picked him up in Playa del Carmen, drove to Tulum, was mesmerized. We strolled to a delicious lunch and then off we went to a cent for the swim our lives. Then back to Playa to 5th ave for another stroll and gelato. Perfect day.

Suzanne Martin

Ireland
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Tour: #102564, Private tour Coba and Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Dec 28/17

Maleea Meden

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Nov 13/17

Cesar was so great! From the beginning he was very responsive and communicative. He is very knowledgeable about the ruins and Mayan culture, and is very passionate and excited to share it. He was also very helpful in choosing best cenote experience. We had a custom day so it was very flexible but he helped us make the best decisions along the way. He was generous with his time and knowledge. The weather was not good but our day with Cesar was realy great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your words Maleea, I´m glad you enjoyed this day despite the weather, I wish you and Matt enjoy your next days at Holbox, and anytime you are around this area just let me know and we will look for something else to show you.

Mary Lockwood Crouch

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jun 11/17

Cesar was the perfect guide to our day! We knew we wanted to go to Tulum but we were open to other adventures for the day, and Cesar did not disappoint! He took us to a cenote where my family loved swimming in the beautiful swimming hole. Miquel was a congenial driver for our big group. It was a perfect day! Muchas gracias!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Mary! Thank you for your comments, and of course for giving us the opportunity to please you, you have a great family, please say hi to all of them and we will be waiting for the next adventure when you come back. Saludos!

Todd Vigil

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: May 21/17

Cesar was a fantastic guide who was very flexible with our itinerary and knows the area very well. We will use him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate your comments, was a pleasure to cover all your requests, hope to see you again soon!

Anna Arnardottir

Iceland
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Apr 16/17

Cesar was great, very knowledgable about the Mayan way of life and about life in Mexico in general. We really enjoyed spending a day with him exploring the area! Much to be recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it was a great day, thank you for it! something different, playing basquet ball at a little mayan village, something unique. Hope to see you again!!

Deborah McCurdy

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Mar 22/17

I am sorry it took me almost a year to rate Cesar. We had the best day of our trip with him. I am currently booking him for my next trip in May 2018. I can not say enough about the day we spent with Cesar!

John Marx

United States
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Tour: #102564, Chichen Itza, Valladolid and Cenote, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Dec 29/16

We had a wonderful time with Cesar - he was extremely knowledgeable, polite, and a lot of fun to spend the day with. I would highly recommend him to anybody looking for a personal guide in the Mayan Riviera. Great times - and thank-you to Cesar!

Kelly Batchelor

United Kingdom
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Tour: #102564, Prívate tour Coba, Tulum and more, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Nov 3/16

Cesar took us out for a private day trip to Tulum, Coba, Dos Ojos Cenote and Akumul. The trip was amazing and Cesar went out of his way to make it special. Cesar is very passionate & knowledgeable. He came into all the archaeological sites with us & arranged for Oscar to give us really in depth & interesting tours. Cesar came swimming in the cenote & went snorkelling with us to show us the best spots and guide us through caves in the cenote. I would highly recommend Cesar and would definitely book again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, It was a pleasure and I enjoyed also the whole day with you amigos, I would love to see you in the future, Saludos!!!

Brad McKean

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for half day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jul 21/16

Cesar is an outstanding guide! He helped us understand and plan before we got there based solely on our interests. Then he helped us adjust as we went through the day based on current circumstances. We snorkeled Dos Ojos(cenote) and with sea turtles(Akumal)-in both cases, his insights and connections made the event affordable (keeping us away from tourist traps) and timely (adjusting as we went). If you're headed to Playa Del Car and looking for a fun, affordable excursion, Cesar is your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola again!!! thank you for taking a few minutes to do this, I really appreciate it, for us is very important to know how was your experience, I hope you and your family enjoy as much as I did and hope to see you soon!!!

Marc Estafanous

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private Tour Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: May 28/16

Cesar was awesome! He completely customized a tour for us that would not have been available by anyone else and we got to see Chitchen Itza, Ek Balam, the Balankanchhe Caverns AND Tulum in one day with a local meal along the way. He is funny, considerate and fun. I thought the caverns were closed but he called them anyways and got us in even without enough people for them to run a tour. He is knowledgeable about the ruins and helped us figure out the best places to go inside. I highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!! Thank you very much for your comments, we always do our best to get it done, I`m glad we could made it for you this time, I hope to see you soon again!!!

Courtney Bryant

United States
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Tour: #102564, Chichen Itza, Valladolid and Cenote, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Feb 15/16

Punctual and excellent English Speaking Guide team! They picked us up at hotel and we drove the distance to Chichen Itza- had a wonderful tour of the grounds followed by a great lunch. Very accomodating to our requests (we have 2 small kids so had to change a few things at the last minute). Would Use again and Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you amigos, we will look forward to see you again!

Jeffrey Fine

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Feb 10/16

Had a great time! Cesar was very informative and we got to see everything on our list. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to do a customized tour outside the local traditional ones.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate your comments, was a pleasure to show you around Riviera Maya, hope to see you in the near future!!!

Karen Meltzer

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jul 21/15

Easy to talk to, knowledgeable, kind, fun, great person for the job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Karen!!!, Thank you for your comments, hope to see you soon, probably with more time to enjoy other beautiful places around here, Saludos!

Connor Soden

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Apr 9/15

We had the privilege of having Cesar as our tour guide. He was very accommodating. We had some last minute changes with our booking. Cesar was prompt and helpful with instructing us on modifying our last minute booking. Our tour was on 09April2015. We visited the Tulum ruins and Grand Cenotes. Cesar also took us toOk us the a local restaurant for lunch. We traveled with 2 children and Cesar was a hit! Thank you Cesar for making our trip memorable. We will definetly book with this company again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you amigos for visiting my country and enjoy it! I will look forward to see you again, I hope your kids have a nice memories from Mexico ! Saludos

Valeri Levin

Canada
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Mar 19/15

Cesar was wonderful.He was on time, was informative about the places we visited, flexible about our schedule and was kind enough to provide cold water and juices.He was patient with the kids and very helpful.He even got into the cenotes with us!He works very hard to ensure that you have a great time and I was so impressed I recommended him to a friend who was traveling to Mexico as well.Will definitely use him again.He's a lovely person and made this day a highlight of our trip!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Valeri and Gloria!!! you are so kind, thanks so much for your preference and I will look forward to meet you again soon. Saludos

Carla Campbell

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Mar 5/15

Cesar was the best. Knowledgeable, friendly, good advice on where to go and what timeframes. He was attentive to our needs and beyond what you would get on a "tour" bus. Translated for us some. Clean van.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I´m glad you liked our services, and also hope you enjoyed as much as I did with you guys, please say hi to Tim, hope to see you soon!

Jeffrey Bubb

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Sep 25/14

My wife and I had a very enjoyable day with Cesar. He was most informative and very open/flexible to what interests and activities that were preferred. We did a snorkel excursion to Akumul and saw large turtles and stingray. An in town Playa Carmen walking and driving tour was very informative with local help! Thank you Cesar.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias amigos! It was nice to meeting you, not even the rain stoped us, I loved to share my town and my country with you,see you soon! Say hi to Jane please

Valerie Petrovick

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Jul 21/14

Cesar was knowledgable, fun, and willing to indulge our curiosity. We were able to see places and things we would not otherwise have experienced. He even gave my son some encouraging words on avoiding bad choices in school. He is worth so much more than the cost. I'm already planning a return trip in October/November, and he will be the first person I call to make plans for more adventures. Thank you Cesar!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Was a pleasure to spend this time with you guys, for your next visit, if you have more time, I will have more things for you to try, say hi to Harry, see you soon!

Alex Fishberg

United States
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day starting at cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Apr 19/14

Cesar was punctual, wonderful with the kids and flexible. He met us at the prearranged location when we got off the ship at Cozumel. He had refreshments ready for us when we got off the ferry from Cozumel to Playa. When our credit card stopped working, he shared his phone hot-spot, and we cleared that up. He brought boogie boards and the kids loved being pulled around the Cenote. Though we could not do everything we wanted, he helped us make the best of the time we has. Highly Recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, please say hi to Adam (A.k.a.Bandido) and my good friend David, I also enjoyed it, next time stay longer so we can visit more attractions around Mayan Riviera, maybe Nataly and her mom wll join us for a swim. See you next time, Saludos!!!

Svetlana Myaskovskaya

Mexico
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Dec 26/13

Amazing experience with Cesar ! Great guide, wonderful personality, helpful in every aspect of our travel. Really recommend this guide, very versatile in service he can provide , from cave diving to shopping. Great communication skills, lots of awareness of surrounding state of people and nature, many great skills! Best guide I ever had!

Svetlana Myaskovskaya

Mexico
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Tour: #102564, Private guide for a day, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Date: Dec 25/13

I travel a lot, this is best guide I ever had! He was very helpful in every aspect of our travel: from renting the car, driving, communication with local people, shopping, finding points of interest. He has great personality, very aware of situation and emotional state of people he is helping and has lots of tact and very flexible . Thank you , Cesar for your great work! Wonderful men and guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words, and as I told you it was also a great experience for me, thanks for sharing it, please say hi to Igor, looking forward to see you again soon!!!