Travel beyond the beach on this buggy tour of Papagayo Gulf. After a brief safety training, take off down a winding trail in search of native wildlife, deserted beaches, and rural Costa Rican culture, stopping to take a swim along the way. No prior buggy riding experience is necessary.
Guanacaste coast buggy tour
Travel off-road in some of Costa Rica’s most rugged and beautiful terrain
No prior riding experience necessary
Includes swimming stop
Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Use of helmet
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
We can pick you up at at any other location near by the resorts listed.
What To Expect
Playas del coco
4 hours • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
People from Dreams Las Mareas have to pay per booking $200 extra on the day of the pick up for transportation.
A minimum of 2 people per vehicle is required.
A maximum of 4 people per vehicle.
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Minimum age requirement for passengers is 5 years old.
Minimum age for driver's age is 16 years old and a valid driver’s license
Alcohol forbidden before and during the tour for drivers
After the activity, due the conditions of the tour, you will be wet, sweaty and muddy so we we recommend a second set of clothing to change into.
Please check the Tour options and pricing that you are buying. Since the number of people does not match with the pricing the balance will be pay it at the pick up time in cash.
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great tour, great guide, great fun!
Vncent_B, Mar 2023
What a great way to visit a new place. Driving around on those back country dirt roads gives a good feel for the land. Can't say enough good about our guide, Alex. Made many stops along the way where he would explain to us the native flora. Saw a good number of critters as well , including a couple varieties of monkeys. Alex really made the trip! You could feel his excitement when it came time to tell us things. Highly recommend this experience. You won't be disappointed.
Melanie_R, Mar 2023
Fun tour of the area including city, mountains and beach. Saw howling and white faced monkeys along the way. Stopped at a local soda for lunch and the food was outstanding. Fun activity.
Donna_L, Feb 2023
We had a great time. Good sites and amazing stories of the area . Alex provided great insights into the culture . Recommend to all
Great private tour of the country side
Steven_S, Feb 2023
Great way to see Costa Rica. One of the best experiences we have had on an excursion. Miller was great and made sure we were enjoying every part of the journey. Loved going through the rivers and terrain.
Roughing the terrains
Chandra_T, Jan 2023
Alex and Miller were very nice and informative. This was a great excursion, I would definitely recommend it. If you have time request to try a meal at a local eatery.
Amazing team! If you like adventure, hire this company
Jennifer_E, Dec 2022
I cannot say enough good things about these guys.
Important to note: this is definitely an adventure. Everyone in my family of 6 enjoyed this except me. I am not much of a daredevil and some of the terrain was pretty rugged, which freaked me out. I should have known better so this issue was 100% my fault - it is not the responsibility of this team at all. The rest of my family (including two teenagers and two 70 YO grandparents!) loved it.
But here’s what’s most important: the gentlemen on this team went to great lengths to make me feel comfortable, including getting in the drivers seat to get through some of the scary parts, and even helping my daughter and I take an alternate route home so we didn’t have to experience the mountain again. They never once pressured us to do anything we weren’t comfortable with, and went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of.
Would highlight recommend (if you are into this sort of thing)!
Great personal tour with Alex!
Carmen_F, Nov 2022
Alex took good care of us! We enjoyed the personal service. A great way to see the country/area. Only 2 cars & Alex!
Carmen_F, Oct 2022
Alex is phenomenal! Very attentive to special needs. He went out of his way to ensure comfort & satisfaction. Very knowledgeable & generous w/ information.
Best tour ever, best tour...
Dianne_K, Sept 2022
Best tour ever, best tour guide ever also! Miller was awesome! We would recommend this to everyone coming to Costa Rica!
Kate_K, July 2022
Miller and Alex took great care of us. We drove through rivers, some took it easy but we went for it and kept cool (drenched) Saw a family of Howler monkeys and a secluded waterfall. Great lunch at the Monkey bar where we signed a dollar and added to the ones covering the walls from around the world.
Fantastic side-by-side adventure
RoseAnn_S, June 2022
Alex was our guide. He did an excellent job leading my husband & I on a fun filled adventure. We were on trails through the woods & streams muddying—so much fun. He took us to several beaches. On one beach, we were the only ones there. He also took us to a beautiful white sand beach we were able to swim for as long as we liked. Another highlight was a local restaurant were I had the best Red Snapper I have ever eaten!
This is a must do tour!...
Rita_H, May 2022
This is a must do tour! It’s a private tour so you get to enjoy at your leisure. Miller was our guide and he was phenomenal. He took us around where we were able to see howler monkeys and had stops along the beaches and got to see great scenery and stop for pictures. Thanks Miller again for your hospitality and knowledge.
The best experience in Costa Rica. You will love every minute!
James_K, May 2022
Amazing! This tour is a MUST if you want to see and learn about every day life, the animals, fruits, trees, and history of Costa Rica. Our guide, Alex, made this tour what it is. He is a local with so much knowledge and love for his country that comes through in everything he shows and tells you. We saw Howler monkeys, White Faced monkeys, sampled fermented palm liquor straight from the tree, swam on a beautiful deserted beach, and ate at a local favorite on the beach near Las Catalinas that had the absolute best ceviche and casado. Plan to get dirty, wet, and sweaty, but plan to have the most immersive experience possible to see Costa Rica.
Ameeka_G, Apr 2022
I booked this tour for my family & they had a great time! Alonzo was fantastic and really showed them a great time. They got to explore 2 beaches and some on and off road experiences! Only downside was no lunch so make sure to bring snacks!
Chelsie_G, July 2021
This was the best experience. We were able to see so many beautiful beaches and Mountain View’s we would have missed if we did not do this excursion. Our guide was awesome and took the time to explain where things were and allowed us to swim and take our time. I would 10/10 recommend to my friends and family and would definitely do this again in the future.
Patrice_J, May 2019
Had a blast on this tour! Took the 4 hr tour and had the opportunity to see the most amazing views and even swim at one of the pretty beaches on the coast. Hit the trails and the sand and even drove up to a tree full of howler monkeys off the beach Area. You will see the beautiful coast and head up to the high peaks for a full panoramic view. Both tour guides were great and knowledgeable of the area I would definitely highly recommend this tour!
Fun way to see beautiful scenery
Roam28610903131, Jan 2019
The guides were excellent. Very helpful and showed us a lot of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Mountain buggys were easy to drive and comfortable.It was the dry season, so it was dusty. They provided us with goggles and a mask.Fun trip!
Wonderful tour. we rode through the...
Joseph_H, Apr 2018
Wonderful tour. we rode through the beach and towns. Stopped by the beach and had some grilled shrimp