Jean ShahnasarianUnited States
Henry has excellent knowledge of the Carera Rain Forest - we spotted toucans, deer, frogs, bats, etc. plus learned much about the ecosystem. We also had lunch in the mountains on our return visit. Very informative and we highly recommend. Thank you Henry!
Once we finally found Henry at the port (maybe ask for a sign with your name on it so you can connect), we had a wonderful experience with Henry. After a stop to see the crocodiles, we headed to Carara Rainforest National Park for a fantastic walk viewing numerous birds, insects and indigenous plants. Henry's knowledge and ability to spot birds etc was enhanced by his spotting scope for a closer look at the colourful creatures. The backroad trip to a local restaurant was a treat!
John OlanoFederal Way, WASHINGTON, United States
Henry is an excellent guide and provided an incredible experience for our tour in the Costa Rican wild life park. With his college degree in ecology his knowledge of the birds and plants, and just as important his ability to spot them, made our experience unforgettable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The Ghost bat made my day!!
Cecil FarrisMurray, KENTUCKY (KY), United States
The best guide! Thank You!
Leanne SegalUnited States
Henry was a spectacular guide. He is so passionate about the rainforest and is outstanding at searching and finding all the different species. He set up his telescope multiple times in order for us to get the best views of creatures near and far. His breadth of knowledge was superior. Henry took us off the beaten path, exactly what we wanted, away from the masses. He took us to La Cocina de Doña Marta, a gem of a non-touristy restaurant, for a traditional Costa Rican meal. Gracias, Henry!
Patrick ViaclovskyUnited States
Great tour with Henry very knowledgeable.Took us to a very nice restaurant. Will give him a five star rating. Also we felt very safe with Joshua behind the wheel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful! !! I will be here for you, any time!
Barbara RobinsonAtlanta, GA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my friends! Come back soon...
Jill HolmUnited States
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.
Judy WalkerUnited Kingdom
Henry was very knowledgeable and very good at spotting the wildlife in Carrara National Park. He conducted our 3 mile walk at a nice slow pace in very hot humid weather. He went to some trouble to try and find the macaws but no luck. His binoculars and spotting scope were good. The paths are relatively gentle with some steps. En route we stopped at the Tarcoles bridge to see the crocodiles and he chose a quiet spot away from the coach tours.
Our guide was terrific. He was able to spot things we would never have seen on our own. He also took us to eat an authentic meal for lunch and we got to try foods we would not normally have eaten. Delicious. He was also very helpful and accommodating when it came to my mobility issues.
Brent SmallUnited States
We very much enjoyed our day-long tour with Henry and his driver Marco en route from Puntarenas to San Jose. Henry's commentary was interesting and informative as we drove towards the Carara Rainforest and he was diligent in helping us view and identify the wildlife there. Afterwards he took us to an unusual local restaurant (Marta's kitchen) on a hilltop near Jaco which was a real highlight and which we definitely would not have found ourselves. This is what I hoped for when booking with "tourbylocals".
Becky C.United States
Henry was extremely knowledgeable about the area, the birds, and other wildlife. He was very nice and his vehicle was clean and comfortable. We got a great tour, and wonderful lunch off the beaten track, in a authentic local cafe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much my dear amigas! Henry
With Henry we had chosen a great guide. His knowledge of the flora and fauna of his country was excellent. He also adapted the tour to our wishes 100% tig. A big praise and thanks to Henry. - Original: Mit Henry hatten wir einen tollen Guide gewählt. Sein Wissen über die Flora und Fauna seines Landes war ausgezeichnet. Auch passte er die Tour unseren Wünschen 100%tig an. Ein dickes Lob und Dankeschön an Henry.
Wendy DelmanUnited States
We spent three days with our Guide Henry and his Driver Dennis. We had very high expectations which were easily met and exceeded. Henry is extremely knowledgeable about everything you can imagine. He was able to discuss the history of Costa Rica as well as any questions we had regarding the animals, reptiles, bugs, birds and plant life. Henry and Dennis made this a trip of a lifetime and we learned so much. Overall it could not have been any better. Thrilling!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy & Tracey, thank you so much for everything! Wonderful trip Henry
Robert FreemanSanta Monica, CA, United States
Henry was absolutely fantastic. So knowledgable and fun. A great day. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pura Vida Bob, I had a very nice day as well!! thank you H
W Alexander BarlowCanada
Excellent day in the Puntarenas area. Henry was a pleasant and engaging guide who seemed very keen to ensure we had a good day. From the start he was prompt responding to emails to set up the tour - in spite of my lengthy delays in writing back! He put together a day tour tailored to our interests and proved very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna - as well as adept at being able to spot it. I think his strongest selling point was his flexibility and willingness to make changes on the fly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really appreciate your comments, they make me enjoy what I do, even more! Gracias Henry
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Henry is a wonderful guide in Costa Rica. We drove to the river and took the Crocodile Man Tour, where he provided additional commentary beyond the local riverboat guide. We drove through the countryside and he provided us with so much history and information about his country. Thanks, Henry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear friends, it was a wonderful wildlife watching experience! Thank you for visiting us. Pura Vida
Tom HarneyUnited States
Look no further if you are looking for an authentic experience escorted by an extremely knowledgeable and caring guide. He took such great care of my family and made sure my disabled father was included and part of the fun. He was at the dock waiting for us as promised and organized the most perfect trip of Costa Rica. He and George, the driver, gave us a sense of the culture and took us on a facinating adventure. I will never forget them or the memories we made. Such a fantastic time. thanks guys!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you amigos! I hope you are doing great, back home!! Henry
Andrea BrauerUnited States
Fabulous guide and they were so personable. One time and ready to go!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pura vida amigos!