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Fun ATV Tour from Johnny D

We booked an ATV tour with Johnny D while in Playa Del Coco. We briefly walked past his shop where he had ATV's and dirt bikes parked out front. He immediately saw us looking at... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Banff, Canada
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Banff, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We booked an ATV tour with Johnny D while in Playa Del Coco. We briefly walked past his shop where he had ATV's and dirt bikes parked out front. He immediately saw us looking at the ATV's and proceeded to try and sell us on a great tour which involved seeing monkey's and beaches. The tour was about 3 hours... More 

Thank jdheersink
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We booked a fishing trip 3 days ago and loved it. We talked with a few locals and they said tours papagayo with jose cruz is the best tour guide. So we went with him and caught 8 tuna and 2 mahi mahi and one sail fish. What a day. The next day we decided to book a wave runner... More 

Thank mike786969
Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I am a bit confused, I have had the chance to deal with JOSE CRUZ to help plan and arrange tours for friends and myself. From what I understand the "JC" in the company's name stands for Jose Cruz, so I'm not sure who these other names I see come from... I met Jose in Hermosa just a bit north... More 

Thank S44SS
Hernando, Florida
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Zip lining and waterfalls tour with swimming and a second day fish with my grandsons. We met Johnny D on the beach and were pleasantly surprised that he was on time and very informative with us and grandkids . Fishing trip with family Jose was just great, they practiced English we Spanish . Caught many snapper but missed larger fish.... More 

Thank Kris H
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Hi name is Dave I booked couple tours from Tours Papagayo JC for my clients that can to visit Costa Rica for the first time, one of the tours was sport fishing wish Jose got the best capitan that had a great knowledge of the are to catch a big rooster fish, not only that we were able get many... More 

Thank David R
Kirkland, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We typically check TA but didn't plan to do a jungle tour while in Playa del Coco. We ran into Johnny D several times over several days and fell for the pitch. We gave him $60 as a deposit for a boat tour up the river in the jungle to see the birds & monkeys, etc. The first negative clue... More 

Thank WAnowMNfrom
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

'Bumped' into Johnny D after a water taxi ride from Riu Palace to Playa de Coco. He seemed helpful but increasingly determined to get us on an 'unforgettable' trip. It was clear to him that my husband would not be able to walk much distance and he suggested we would enjoy a rain forest tour where we would see toucans,... More 

1 Thank Sally S
Smyrna, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Johnny is a local, Johhny is friendly, Johnny is eccentric and Johhny is fun! We took an ATV tour with him and his associate Gustavo. They were attentive and gave us a great tour of several beaches and wildlife - got to hand-feed some white-face monkeys along the way. Customize the (4-hour) tour for us. Does he instantly act like... More 

1 Thank Scott Q
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

We met the infamous Johnny D in Playa Coco (like many others on here) and got sucked into the store to buy souvenirs. We later found out that the store pays him to attract customers in exchange for him to meet potential clients. But I digress. He pulled the same cheeky little games by pretending to hand us brochures for... More 

6 Thank BinaryCanary
Arlington Heights
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is Part 1 as to why you should not go with Johnny D. I HOPE you listen to what I have to say so you don't make the same mistake we did and get robbed. If you want to enjoy your adventures and tours DO NOT book with Johnny D. He will talk up a good game so you... More 

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