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Address: Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We offer scenic flights in an open gyrocopter of 20 minutes, 30 minutes or...

We offer scenic flights in an open gyrocopter of 20 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes departing from Sámara, Tamarindo, Nosara and Punta Islitas. Contact us for details. Description Tour Sámara: Taking off from our runway "Airpark Costa Rica" locally known as "La Pista" only 10 minutes outside of the beautiful little beach town Sámara in Guanacaste. Our shortest tour of 20 minutes will lead you first to one of the most beautiful white beaches in Guanacaste called Playa Barrigona where famous actor Mel Gibson owns a beach property. Next, you will head inland to the River Buena Vista on the lookout for sunbathing crocodiles along the river. The next part of your flight takes you to the beaches of Sámara and Carillo where you might get a soaring eagles' perspective of manta rays, dolphins, big schools of fish and sea turtles. From Carillo you'll overfly the Isla Chora on the way to Playa Buena Vista were you'll experience the sensation of flying just over breaking waves and feel you're surfing in mid-air! Return to the runway while enjoying a beautiful view of the rain forests and mangroves. In the time from December to March and August to Oktober you can often see whales playing near the shore. What to bring? You'll need a video or photo camera that can be secured at your wrist, also good idea to bring sunglasses.

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We did a flight to the Arenal Volcano from Samara. Flying in the Gyroplane was very smooth, views were simply amazing. We flew over Crocodiles basking on an island in a river... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Saline, Michigan

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Saline, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did a flight to the Arenal Volcano from Samara. Flying in the Gyroplane was very smooth, views were simply amazing. We flew over Crocodiles basking on an island in a river, past the Volcano up close, the beach on the coast. It is a tour that really can only be compared with a helicopter tour. Guido and his pilots... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I both took rides in the gyrocopter. It was a very smooth ride, and very exciting. I am usually afraid for heights and do get motion sickness, but I felt completely relaxed and at ease. The pilot takes you over the forests and the ocean. You can communicate with him through your headset and he will point... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting our friends and they suggested that we do this. Boy am I glad that they did!! This is a must do if you are going to Samara! When my wife went up she saw several manta rays, crocodiles and sea turtles. When I went I saw crocodiles, sea turtles and the highlight of my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The pilot was very knowledgeable of the area and had a good eye for picking out crocodiles, Eagle rays, dolphins, etc. The best way to find an oasis in a country with terrible roads.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My teenage sons and I each did the 30 minute flight. We all loved it. Fabulous views over the ocean and the lovely Costa Rican countryside. We zipped over the ocean both low enough to almost touch the waves and high enough to get the best view of whales and rays. Joerg, our pilot, gave us lots of information over... More 

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Kahl am Main, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Dec. 17, 2016 : this short flight had been such a fantastic, new, agreeable experience ! Wonderful gyrocopter machine, light & easy /simple. Good pilot. Extraordinary views of meadows, forests, rivers, and of course beaches and the pacific ocean..! Marvellous. So easy & comfortable to do. No fear. No need to hang on tight, I could do pictures w my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

by far one of the best things to do in samara ,no need to travel 2.5 hours when this is only 10 minutes from town. Joerg is a great pilot and very friendly and easy to talk to. Would do this again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We got a recommendation by someone in our Hostel in Samara. The weather wasn't that great (it was in the middle of the rainy season). Therefore I thought the experience might not be that good, but instead it was just phenomenal! A super smooth and super save feeling during the hole flight, especially the landing was comparable to landing on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Amazing experience! A definitely must-do if you are in this region of Costa Rica! The gyrocopter allows you to enjoy all of what the costa rican nature can provide : sea, jungle, rivers, waterfalls, animals (such as crocodiles) and beautiful landscapes. You will be able to have a look at all of that from an aerial point of view which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I took a gyrocopter with Joerg in Samara and had an amazing 20 minute experience! Joerg guided me toward a 9am flight time which was perfect --we spotted crocodiles, a humpback whale with it's baby, turtles, Eel rays, as well as some beautiful coastline. The views are spectacular and Costa Rica is one of the few places in the world... More 

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