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  • Sailingcome with us and enjoy the best private sailing trips in Guanacaste

  • Catamaranour 2 luxurious catamaran sailboats to explore and discover beaches and ocean

  • Snorkeling and Divingdiscover the marine wildlife of Guanacaste Costa Rica and enjoy nature

Our focus is the ocean, whether it is snorkeling tours for people looking for an immersion experience, or scuba trips, both one day tours and overnight trip to Catalina Islands, Murcielago or local spots like Cabeza e `Mono.

El Refugio Nacazcol Eco tours is the premier tour operator for catamaran sailing trips and scuba diving and snorkeling for all the hotels and resorts located in the areas in between the Four Seasons Papagayo, Mangroove, Andaz Papagayo, Secrets Papagayo, Playa Panama Beach, Playa Hermosa Beach, El Coco, Ocotal and both Riu Hotels, Rui Palace and Riu Guanacaste. Whenever it is possible, most of the times, we pick people up right on the beach.

  • Four Seasons Papagayo
  • Andaz Papagayo
  • Playa Hermosa Beach
  • El Coco
  • Ocotal
  • Riu Palace
  • Riu Guanacaste
  • Playa Panama Beach

Since we live in Guanacaste, and we go out sailing and scuba diving constantly, we are true local experts, therefore knowing when and where we will encounter the best dive experience, or which beach is best to visit during our sailing trips.

The owners of the company are avid scuba divers and lovers of the ocean and marine wildlife. Therefore, the commitment is natural and organic, providing the clients unique nature experiences, taking you away from ordinary.


Private Guanacaste Sailing

A different approach,less hustle and crowds, more nature and quality trips

We are a local tour company that offers tours and excursions to clients visiting the province since 2005. Our main interest and goal is to make each client experience the nature of the region, whether it is during a snorkeling tour, scuba diving trip or while enjoy the half day morning sailing trip, the afternoon sunset tour or the full day charter. We ourselves are a company committed to preserving the incredible nature, the marine wildlife and the impeccable blue Pacific Ocean.

Scuba Diving

Murcielago, Catalinas, Local Dive Sites and Dive Courses


Coastal and deep sea fishing trips

Catamaran Sailing

Private sailing tours and charters

Diving and sailing

Sailing onboard our beautiful Catamaran Sailboat while you will be enjoying the landscape, the rugged Guanacaste coastline, or enjoy swimming in a secluded cove, snorkeling ina pristine bay, go snorkeling amidst colorful coral reef fish or simply spend time relaxing on a beach or in the main AC saloon. Or come join us in one of the several scuba diving trips we operate in Guanacaste, from Murecielago Islands, to Catalina Islands and even local diove sites, that are sometimes surprisingly amazing. Not a diver yet ? Don`t worry, we even have OPEN WATER PADI dive courses available and resort courses too.

El Refugio

We offer Guanacaste Tours to tourists visiting Guanacaste Costa Rica

El Refugio Nacazcol Ecotours is a leading tour company operating local trips in the enchanting province of Guanacaste, in North West Costa Rica. The company offers half day, full day and overnight tours to clients staying in the area comprised between the Four Seasons Papagayo Resort Hotel and the beaches of Conchal. Our trips include scuba diving in Murcielago Islands, Catalina Islands, overnight charter trips to witch`s rock, fishing, romantic onboard dinners and much more. The company owns the most modern and luxurious sailboat catamaran in the province of Guanacaste, and our unique tours will let you discover regions and destinations far beyond the regular tourism highlights.

Pura Vida

The Pura Vida is a comfortable, well maintained and beautiful catamaran that fits a total of 28 people plus crew. This is our main vehicle to explore the Pacific Ocean.

Scuba Trips

Since the owners are enthusiast scuba divers themselves, the list of dive trips and knowledge and expertise is unique. We have our own dive center and training pools.

Custom full day charters

Looking for a customized full day experience with a BBQ lunch on a pristine secluded beach somewhere and would like to snorkel, swim, sail and relax too ?