Playa Flamingo

ATV adventure from Riu, Secrets and papagayo

Sardinal, Costa Rica

From USD 89.80

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Traveling by ATV is a great way to get around the rugged Costa Rican countryside. This tour takes you far from the crowds as you travel deep into the Guanacaste region, including its coastline, hills, and forests. Get a local perspective on hidden beaches and other tucked-away natural attractions as you ride.
  • Guanacaste ATV tour from Papagayo Gulf
  • Great way to explore areas inaccessible by car
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day
  • All transportation included with hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Included

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of helmet
  • dust mask
  • goggles
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 16 year minimum age for driving
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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 a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Kind of scary if you have never driven one before but definitely an adrenaline rush!
21 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 21 reviews
Jovan_B, Mar 2023
This was great ATV tour, our tour guide did a great job checking on us making sure we was having a great time. I enjoyed riding through the city that lead us to forest. Although it wasnt the rainy season we still managed ride through a series of small water that made the ride 10x better
Absolutely horrible
Jennifer_E, Dec 2022
Terrible! Would not recommend this company to anyone. Unethical and zero integrity. Avoid at all cost.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for your review. An according to our records your reservation was marked as a NO SHOW and had to apply the cancelation policies, they are very clear when you book the activities thru viator We appreciate your comments, and always been committed to provide a great customer service and create beautiful momento to our guests
ATV tour with high quality customer service
Christoper_W, Dec 2022
Diego picked me up and provided lots of background information. He was on time and provided good customer service. Alfretto “Tutty” was my tour guide. Both Diego and Tutty lived in Saldenal their entire life. We rode through beautiful Costa Rica countryside and through shallow rock rivers. We went to a waterfall, and the water was deep. Some tourists jumped from on top of the waterfall. But that was too dangerous for me. On the way back, we stopped for a beer at the market. Then we stopped to take pictures with a toro bull. Overall, I enjoyed the tour.
Do not recommend
Sierra_S, Dec 2022
Was not what I expected. I have done ATV riding in many countries and this was by far the worst. I expected to get muddy, ride fast, and have fun. The only thing that got muddy was my shoes. Not much site seeing besides a little waterfall. Definitely was a waste of money.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for your comment. As an adventure company we are committed to provide safety over any other situation. We understand your feelings but sadly we need to work committed to provide a safe environment to our guest, In Costa Rica we only have 2 season. Rainy and summer time and been located on the dry forest of Costa Rica makes some hard conditions to find mud, We invite you to visit Costa Rica during winter time and we are pretty sure that you’ll love the adventure Thank you
Incredibly fun ATV tour!
Hannah_H, Nov 2022
Lalo was an incredible tour guide! He kept us safe but also provided an incredibly fun adventure! We chose the beach tour for our 2 hour ATV ride and it was awesome!!! The ride down there was an adrenaline rush, but the ATVs and our guide were very capable! We got to hang out at playa Panama for about 30min then headed back through the rugged terrain! Super fun! My husband and I had an incredible time and will never forget this fun adventure! Pura Vida!
renita_m, Oct 2022
I really enjoyed the activity. The company worked with me to arrange our transportation. Our guide was cool
Excellent time
Sean_M, Sept 2022
So much fun riding through the water and seeing the waterfall. Recommend for any visitors in the area.
Fun ATV adventure
Katie_W, Aug 2022
Pros- We loved our experience traveling through the rainforest rivers and swimming in a waterfall pool! Our tour guide was very nice and helped us find the monkeys and made our experience memorable. Cons- our tour was 45 min late with a 5 min warning. Then our drive was late.
Truly enjoyable, from...
Sandie_H, Aug 2022
Truly enjoyable, from beginning to end. Guide was great highly recommended. Waterfall jungle amazing. Very clean and easy driving ATV
Worth it
Rocky_P, July 2022
Amazing the bikes were huge and strong. We got our moneys worth we traveled a long distance through every type of terrain we seen the beach went through mud rode local streets and even drove right by some animals.
Best ATV tour!
Monique_M, July 2022
Alfredo was a great tour guide, took plenty of pictures & videos of my sister & I. It was fun riding through the river, we also saw monkeys!! Would definitely recommend this tour!
Amazing !
Jasmine_T, July 2022
Truly amazing experience our guide was great the scenery was beautiful. Very exciting Adventure 10/10!
Awesome experience
Tanette_W, June 2022
Fun and knowledgeable tour guide, tuti. He made who made my friends feel comfortable since it was there 1st time riding. Riding thru the river was awesome and the waterfall topped it off. Would recommend.
Super Fun Adventure
Ashley_L, June 2022
We had the best time! ‘Tootie’ was a spectacular guide and just a really fun experience. Lots of adventure!
35th Class Reunion
Alwyn_G, June 2022
This tour picked up and returned me to my resort. The guide gave great instructions on how to operate the ATV. Wear comfortable clothes you don't mine getting dirty. If you have closed in water shoes wear or tennis shoes you don't mind getting wet. Good experience for the price.
Team did a great job managing our group of 19
Terence_H, June 2022
The excursion was great. Traveling through the city and then through the trail was a great experience.
David was great, highly...
Secouri_S, Feb 2022
David was great, highly recommend. I look forward to taking this excursion the next time I'm in Costa Rica
First time ATV drivers
Aungelique_W, Nov 2021
This was a great tour. My mom, older sister and I had never driven ATVs before. Tuti and the crew explained everything so well and were with us every step of the way. I was only nervous for about 30 seconds when we first started. It was a great route and the waterfall at the top was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Seeing a Part of the Real Costa Rica
Steven_S, Aug 2021
This excursion started with a pick-up at the W Hotel and a 45 minute ride with Diego in his spotless SUV to the charming town of Riu. Along the way Diego explained how the area had matured and grown. It was a look at how people really live in CR. When we arrived, we signed the waiver forms, were instructed on how to operate our ATVs, and took off behind our guide, Tutti. We started down the town streets, past stores and homes, cutting off on to trails in the forrest. The trails included some muddy areas, dirt and rock paths, and a few hills. We were novices with ATVs and we are mid-60s. There was great communication with the operator. We highly recommend this tour!
Fun fun fun!!
Kristy H, Jan 2020
Amazing experience!!! Kind of scary if you have never driven one before but definitely an adrenaline rush! I decided to ride with my friend as I was not good at operating the machine but she was great at it and I got to experience the ride!