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ATEC - Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation Day Tours

#12 of 28 Tours in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Features Animals
Avenida 71 | Next to the Casa de La Cultura, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0398
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AMAZING DAY TRIP YORKIN

We spent an amazing day with the community of the Bribri de Talamanca. ATEC planned everything... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
charlotte C
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Paris, France
Fabulous Bird Walk

Omar was a wonderful guide. He really knows the birds and can spot them readily. Then he makes... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Nancy Z
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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ATEC The Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation,is Talamanca’s original ecotourism provider. Since 1989, ATEC— a non-profit, grassroots organization—has been providing fun, unique, ecologically and socially responsible activities for visitors to our area. We also offer a communication center with internet and select local items useful for your travels. From our website and our shop in the center of Puerto Viejo, ATEC represents over 100 local tour guides in 16 communities in the South Caribbean. Whether it’s your first time leaving your home country or you’re an experienced traveler, we encourage you to stop into our busy little shop and let our 20 year’s of experience provide you with a special and exciting experience you’ll never forget. ATEC also works actively with many local conservation and community organizations.
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Avenida 71 | Next to the Casa de La Cultura, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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+506 2750 0398

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We spent an amazing day with the community of the Bribri de Talamanca. ATEC planned everything for us and we went by pirogue with Eliot in the village, almost one hour through the river, on each side primary jungle, such an incredible trip :). Then...More

Thank charlotte C
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Omar was a wonderful guide. He really knows the birds and can spot them readily. Then he makes sure each person in the group sees it. He was also very knowledgeable about other wildlife and talked much about the history of the area. I heartily...More

Thank Nancy Z
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We spent one day and one night there and would have loved to stay longer ! It's an experience out of time, really. The people in the village are so nice, a special thumbs up for Bernarda and Meinor who guided us during the day....More

Thank Linn G
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I spent two days in the ATEV office to use their wifi. They offer internet access on their own computers for a fee but they did not make me pay to use the wifi (which was excellent!) Staff was extremely personable; they have a few...More

Thank Cécile d
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Five of us, including four teenagers went dolphin watching with Sherman Pena this morning. I paid $50 per person including discounts for group and paying cash. We took a taxi to Manzanillo for $16 and met Sherman by Maxi's restaurant. He was very pleasant and...More

Thank marlajfish
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Costa Rica = bird watching, right? So you need a local guide, right? Go elsewhere for your guide. We set up a tour for 5 people that meant getting up at 0430 and waiting out by the road. No one showed. We waited an hour....More

Thank Kathleen P
Atec E, Responsable réception at ATEC - Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

We apologize for the inconvenience and for the delay in our response. These are things which unfortunately arrive and we will be more rigorous in the future. Sorry that your journey ends well . With all our respect.

Reviewed 27 January 2016

Hiking in Manzanillo Rainforest is my third hiking in Costa Rica and the best. Thank you Tino for being such a maestro: you really showed us so much from the very small insect to the sloths and the monkeys in their trees. Every animal and...More

Thank Ann-Mari S
Atec E, Responsable réception at ATEC - Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Thanks for your feedback. It is with pleasure that our guides share their knowledge. We are working for people not for profit !

Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We signed up for a Christmas Day trip. We also paid extra for a transfer to the park from Puerto Viejo. Omar was our guide and made the tour successful being charismatic, knowledgeable and fair to all on the tour. We were supposed to go...More

Thank ChinaRich
Reviewed 2 April 2015

This was a highlight of a week long trip which split time between Banana Azul outside Puerto Viejo and Nayara Gardens and Spa in Arenal. We did nearly daily tours and not only was Omar the most knowledgable, he was the most fun and passionate...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We spent 10 days in Puerto Viejo and wanted to go for a horse ride like we did in other parts of the country as well. Because recommended by " Lonely Planet" ( 2014) we chose to book over ATEC to support local and -...More

8  Thank Annelie F
Atec E, Reservation and group coordinator at ATEC - Talamancan Association of Ecotourism and Conservation Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2015

Hello Annelie, First I suprised that you wrote that we dont want to hear any critics and that we dont care cause we send you an email to have your opinion and ask you for fotos to see what was the problem. Furthermore the director...More

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