Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cozumel-Mexico by Tour Guide Diego V. (Guide #25369)


Michael Mills

United States
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Tour: #368333, Tulum Mayan Underworld Private Tour, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 27/20

Diego was a great guide for our half day adventure to the Tulum ruins and private cave and cenote tour. We started with the Tulum ruins where he provided a great explanation of each of the key sites, their original purpose and how the people of Tulum interacted with those and the surrounding cities. Our second stop was a private cave walk/swim-through, the highlight of which was a beautiful cenote. We really enjoyed our tour and would definitely book Diego again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, thank you very much for your review, I am glad to know that you enjoyed Tulum and the cenote...I will be very happy to see you again, take care!.

Raymond D.

Nashville, TN, United States
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Tour: #368352, Private Chichén Itzá a World Wonder Experience, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 26/20

Five Star Experience! - My partner and I booked the Private Chichen Itza full day tour with Diego. It was everything we could have hoped for! Diego is very professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend time with. Also, his Mercedes Sprinter van is new and sparkling clean. We felt very well cared for and we quickly felt like we were spending the day with a friend -- and this is the entire reason we use a website like Toursbylocals.com. I look forward to our next tour with Diego. Don't hesitate!

Josef Schliffenbacher

Germany
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Tour: #368999, Private Tulum Express Tour, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 29/20

A realy great tour with much informations. I can recommend it . Thank you very much. Josef.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Josef :) Take care!. Diego

Paul Wong

United States
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Tour: #421242, Undeground Cenote & Sian Kaan Lagoon, Paul Wong, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 17/20

Diego drove his super fancy MB 15 seaters to pick us up at Cancun at 7:30 am. He has provided some fruits in case we have not had breakfast. After 3 hours of travel, we arrived at the Sian Kaan's Lazy River for a floatation trip. He was with us the whole way, encouraging my swimming phobic wife to come along. Of course we enjoyed the special touch. The choice of lunch at local restaurant was splendid. Then taking us to a private Cenote was also outstanding, making this a true private tour. Diego is best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for choosing me Paul, and also for your review! :) , I am very glad to know that you had a good time, hope to see you again on your next visit!, take care, saludos desde Playa del Carmen.

Andrew Uzick

United States
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Tour: #368999, Private Tulum Express Tour, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 6/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrew, thank you very much!. Diego.

Barb Fluth

United States
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Tour: #368333, Tulum Cenote and Snorkeling, Dawn P., Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

5 stars, or more for Diego!! He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and cared about what we wanted to do! He and Fernando, the driver, took our family of 11 to the gulf for snorkeling, then to an amazing Cenote, which was the highlight of our whole trip for our family! We ate at a small seafood cafe, and then toured the Mayan ruins nearby, in pouring rain! Diego felt like one of our family! Highly recommend him and Tours by Locals! We wish him the best! Barb and Barry F

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Barb and Barry!, I appreciate your good review, you are very kind!...it is great to know that you enjoyed the tour even with the rain and that you like the cenote, I had a great time with you too... hope to see you again for another adventure.

Barb Fluth

United States
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Tour: #368333, Dawn P. 3 Extra Snorkeling admissions, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

5 stars, or more for Diego!! He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and cared about what we wanted to do! He and Fernando, the driver, took our family of 11 to the gulf for snorkeling, then to an amazing Cenote, which was the highlight of our whole trip for our family! We ate at a small seafood cafe, and then toured the Mayan ruins nearby, in pouring rain! Diego felt like one of our family! Highly recommend him and Tours by Locals! We wish him the best! Barb and Barry F

Erin Linehan

United States
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Tour: #373131, A Private Mayan Adventure in Coba From Cancun, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 31/19

We loved our day with Diego. He was so knowlegable about the area and the Mayan culture and history. The day was interesting and fun. He was great with my 7 year old and even got him to eat traditional Mayan food. I highly recommend Diego!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Erin!, I am glad to know that everyone enjoyed the tourand the traditional meal :) take care.

Richard M.

London, LONDON, United Kingdom
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Tour: #368352, Private Chichén Itzá a World Wonder Experience, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

We had a fantastic experience with Diego as our guide for the day. He arranged a private tour for 4 of us that avoided the crowds, maximised the use of our time during the day, but never felt rushed or intrusive. The tour visited Chichen Itza, Valladolid and a beautiful Cenote which we had all to ourselves. His local and historical knowledge was excellent and he was also very entertaining to be around. Would absolutely recommend Diego as a guide and he also gave us some brilliant local recommendations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Richard!, I am very happy to know that you had a fantastic day :D and also that you liked my recommendations and had a good time there...hope to see you next time!, greetings from Playa del Carmen.

Julian Brigstocke

United Kingdom
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Tour: #393517, A Private Jungle Encounter In Coba, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

A really enjoyable day with Diego. I am not sure how our family of four fitted in a tour of Coba, a nature tour (including Mexican bees and honey!) and fab lunch at a Mayan house (freshly baked tortillas and a great chilli oil), a terrifying six metre jump and swim in a Cenote (with hardly anyone else there), a hike through jungle to see spider and howling monkeys, a canoe across a jungle lake, a zip wire across the lake and a final Mayan blessing ceremony, all in a day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julian, thank you for your words, it was a great day with you as well, I´ll save some tortillas and chilli oil for you the next time you come haha, take care.

Kara Hendricks

United States
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Tour: #368333, Tulum Mayan Underworld Private Tour, Kara Hendriks, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

Diego was fabulous and we would definitely use him as a guide again! He was very accommodating to all in our group including the 70+ in a scooter, the two 11 year olds and everyone in between. We enjoyed Tulum, but the cenotes stole the show and are definitely a trip highlight! Thanks for a great day Diego!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kara, thank you for choosing me as your guide! I am glad to know that you enjoyed the cenotes, hope to see you next time :)

Philip Levinson

United States
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Tour: #394218, A true local experience with me with transportation, Philip Levinson, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 24/19

Diego was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. We very much enjoyed our tour.

Aaron Rogers

United States
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Tour: #367392, A Private Mayan Adventure in Coba Aaron, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 20/19

Fantastic day with Diego! This guy is the real deal, formally educated, Mayan Historian, environmentalist, knows how to deal with our crazy tour group of age 2 years to 75 years all kinds of background. Kept everyone comfortable whole time. This is everyone's highlight of the trip to Cancun. Please let me come back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great review Aron, you are very kind, I had a great time with all of you, hope to see you next time!

Jennifer Marcotti

United Kingdom
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Tour: #394218, A true local experience with me, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

Thank you Diego! You not only were very knowledgable about the Mayan sites and Mayan culture but you were entertaining and passionate throughout the tour. We not only learned about the Mayan past, but also how it intersects with Mayan culture today and present day Mexico. You have a real love of the Yucatan and helped us appreciate its treasures, from off the beaten path Cenotes to restaurants patronized by locals. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and the tips/advice you offered beyond the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great words Jennifer, I hope you have had a wonderful time in Mexico!

Peter Wernicki

United States
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Tour: #368333, Tulum Mayan Underworld Private Tour Peter Wernicki, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Diego was super informative and helpful. The underworld tour was in a private Cenote. Our group had it all to ourselves. It was an amazing cave swim/ tour! It far exceeded our expectations!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter, thank you...I am happy to know that you liked the underworld tour in the cenote :) it is a very special place, hope to see you next time!.

Nancy Underwood

United States
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Tour: #373131, A Private Mayan Adventure in Coba From Cancun, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

I took my daughter (12) and 3 of her friends on the Mayan Temple and Cenote tour w/ Diego. This tour was amazing! Diego & our driver customized our tour to give us the historical elements we wanted & the adventure we expected. Diego was EXTREMELY knowledgeable. One of the best parts was being able to visit local Mayan communities and contribute to their local economy. We even got to eat a traditional Mayan lunch at a Mayan run animal sanctuary. This was truly a once in a life time experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy, thank you for choosing me! :) I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the visit to the mayan community and the traditional mayan lunch, it is great that you could share that experience with us and help the community at the same tame, thanks. and take care!.

William Schafer

United States
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Tour: #373131, A Private Mayan Adventure in Coba From Cancun, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Diego provided a really enjoyable and unique private tour on my recent stay in Cancún. We were able to miss the crowds at Coba, then went to a Cenote then a wildlife reserve in Mayan villages, which we had to ourselves. I can't think of a better way of discovering and connecting with a new part of the world. Great trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank very much Bill for those great words!, Whish you the best, hope you have great time in your adventure in Mexico!

Monique Maxwell

United States
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Tour: #394218, A true local experience with me, Tulum ruins +Underground river/cenote, Monique Maxwell, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Diego did an amazing job. From beginning to end, we had an amazing time. Diego was very accommodating to our needs and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. The tour was very insightful and he was so knowledgeable. We enjoyed the private tour with him. That's the way to go. It's personalized to what you want to see and we will definitely be booking him again next year when we come back! Diego is a must when planning a trip to Mexico

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Monique, thank you!, I am very happy to know that you had a good time with me, it would be great to see you next year! :) take care, greetings from Playa del Carmen.

Jean Sebastien Degrange

France
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Tour: #373121, Private Chichén Itzá a World Wonder Experience From Cancun, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 23/19

Diego was an Amazing and very professional tour guide with great insights on Chichen Itza, Valladolid and México in general. One of our kid was sick, but he was very accommodating and took very well care of us. To finish the day, he brought us to a unique and safe Cenote were all the family could enjoy a well deserved refreshing swim ! Highly recommended. Degrange Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!... thank you very much, I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour and learning a little more about the mayan culture, thanks for choosing me and for the good wishes for my family, you are very kind =D , I will let know Mario as well, see you next time!.

Graham Day

United Kingdom
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Tour: #368352, Private Chichén Itzá a World Wonder Experience, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Apr 11/19

We had a fantastic day out. Diego was a terrific guide, he not only knew about the local history but was also enthusiastic about his subject and sharing his passion with us. Arranging the tour was easy with Diego being easy to contact and quick to respond. The vehicle was air conditioned and in excellent condition, making for a comfortable trip. Swimming in the secluded cenote was a treat and refreshing, but it was only possible due to Diego's local knowledge. I would have no hesitation to recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Graham, thank you so much for your good comments, I appreciate it a lot, hope you are doing great and to see you again, take care. Regards, Diego.

Jennifer Lightner

United States
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Tour: #394218, A true local experience with me, Underground river and Sian Ka'an Lagoon, Jennifer L., Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 26/19

Diego was absolutely absolutely absolutely INCREDIBLE we had the best time!!! He's just wonderful!!! Thank you, Jennifer

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer, thank you so much, I am happy to know that you had a great time :D hope to see you again.

Kim Clontz

United States
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Tour: #368202, Full Day Coba & Tulum Cultural Private Tour, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

Diego was really great!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the good review Kim!

John Draughon

United States
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Tour: #368999, Private Tulum Express Tour, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Mar 15/19

Diego was Great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much John! :)

Edgar Chabolla

United States
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Tour: #394218, A true local experience with me. Edgar Chabolla. Tulum, Cenote, Sian Kaan, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 16/19

We had so much fun and flexibility in our tour with Diego! We loved the ruins the most. Learning about the history and archaeology of the place was amazing. We went with our four year old and he made sure our son would be comfortable in all the tours so we could all have a great experience. Our son had so much fun! We enjoyed the flexibility of the tour and it felt like we were touring Tulum with a friend. Tours by locals is such a great platform for providing such a personalized experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola Edgar!, thank you very much, I am happy to know that you enjoyed the history of the mayan culture and that your son was comfortable and had a good time at the tour :) , hope to see you next time, saludos desde Playa.

Barbara Gilmore

United States
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Tour: #393517, A Private Jungle Encounter In Coba, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Feb 11/19

The six of us had a exceptional full day with Diego. He changed the tour slightly for us because one of us needed to use a cane and he wanted to make going swimming in the cenote easier for us so - thoughtful and accommodating. Meeting the Mayan family, having lunch at their house and seeing the project they are doing to protect endangered species was a highlight of the tour..and oh yes, zip lining was lots of fun too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hola!, I am very happy to know that everyone had a good time at the tour!, mostly with the mayan family, they appreciate very much your visit and it is very helpful for the sustainability of their community, thank you very much for eveything and hope to see you on next trip to México, take care :).

Kay Hancock

United Kingdom
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Tour: Chichen Itza, Cenotes & Valladolid VIP Private Tour, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date: Feb 8/19

Diego was an excellent guide. He was really informative and very personable. Cannot find fault with the tour. We really enjoyed our day, was especially nice to be taken to a very quiet cenote for a cooling swim. We were more or less there on our own. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kay!, thank you very much for your good review :) I am glad to know that you enjoyed the tour to Chichen Itza and our time in the cenote, hope to see you again!.

Jack Fowler

Canada
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Tour: #368352, Private Chichén Itzá a World Wonder Experience, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 28/19

We had booked a private tour of Chichen Itza, Valladolid and a cenote with Diego. He was the perfect guide, arrived on time, full of interesting information and even had pictures and videos on his ipad, he was extremely pleasant. The tour was every thing we wanted , we plan on hiring him again next year.We highly recommend Diego and give him a resounding 5 out of 5.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jack!, I would love to take you and your family again on a tour :) hope to see you soon. Diego.

Ashley Laken

United States
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Tour: Private Underground Cenote & Sian Kaan Lagoon Experience. Ashley. 3 Travelers, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date: Jan 19/19

Diego was wonderful! Super nice, professional and accommodating. And the tour was amazing! He took us to a private cenote and Sian Kaan which were both awesome. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ashley for this great review, I'm glad that you enjoy the day, Buena suerte en su boda!

Mindy Jaouen

United States
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Tour: #368202, Full Day Coba & Tulum Cultural Private Tour, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 8/19

Diego gave us a wonderfully authentic and historically rich view into Mayan culture. We enjoyed all aspects of the tour, but especially getting to meet with Mayan communities to more deeply understand their way of life. Diego was knowledgeable and hospitable — we really enjoyed our time together!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mindy, thank very much, I really appreciate that you care about our mayan communities and enjoyed sharing some time with them, it is great that you were able to see how they live to understand a little more about our culture. Hope to see you next time!, take care :) Diego.

Vanessa Connell

Australia
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Tour: #373121, Private Chichén Itzá a World Wonder Experience From Cancun, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico    view tour
Date: Jan 7/19

I highly recommend Diego. Our family had the best day with him to Chichen Itza, Valladolid and a Cenote. Diego is such a warm and friendly guy who absolutely knows his history of the area and the culture of the local people. A highlight for our older children was being able to swim in a Cenote that was quiet and not over run with tourists (actually private as we were the only ones there), that Diego knew about. Thank you Diego - as the kids keep saying this is the best tour they have ever been on!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vanessa, thank you very much for your kind words!, I am very excited to know that the kids had a good time at the cenote and said that about our tour :D , hope to see you again for another adventure. Take care, greetings from Playa del Carmen.