The Sea is
our Passion
No Cattle
Boats Here
Safety First

We know how to have a good time

 We have spent thousands of days navigating the Gulf of Papagayo, and the area’s incredible marine diversity still never fails to amaze us.

We are proud to share our knowledge about the local environment and to provide a first-hand opportunity to experience this exciting location


Unique experiences…

We are considered “a cut above the rest” for our specialized service and attention to detail.

We go out of our way to show you our best dive sites, our most secluded beaches, and to take you directly where the action is.

No Cattle Boats Here…

Our trips are private charters with the flexibility to combine various activities and destinations in the same outing, whether it be scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing, or surfing.

The boat is yours; you decide the rhythm of your day.

Safety First…

Our goal, aside from a good time, is a safe time. We give every customer the attention he or she needs, and are fully prepared for any situation that might arise.

Our boat is equipped to the U.S. Coast Guard safety specifications and our crew is properly trained to handle any emergency.

Superior Guides…

All tours include experienced, English-speaking guides that are recognized for their knowledge, skill, and sense of adventure.

Whether you are a photographer looking for the perfect shot, a family with children looking for animation and adventure, or a first-time snorkeler who needs a bit of instruction, there is nothing we won’t do to make your experience a good one!

The Almaco Family

Almaco Tours began in 2005 as a dream and an adventure for Miguel Sanchez and Bari Lehrman as they decided to settle in Costa Rica to build their future and their family. This Barcelona and New York-born couple spent a few years separately traveling the world before finally finding each other and unpacking their bags in Playas del Coco in 2003.

With much dedication and a commitment to excellence, what began as a simple backyard company consisting of a small skiff and a few sets of dive equipment has grown to become what Almaco is today. It remains a family-run business and is fortunate to have such a great team of local guides and captains to count on.


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All trips are custom prepared and priced based on your preferences
so we want to work with you directly on your plans
to ensure an unforgettable trip.

Thanks so much for your interest!

Pura vida!