Our group initially met each other when we started a hiking tour across the CR. At the end of the trip, 14 of us said our final goodbyes on a private sunset sail aboard Kuna Vela. Israel and Ricardo were the right mix of helpful and unobtrusive. The drinks were flowing and the trays of fruit and dip were delicious. There were several sailors in our group and Israel handed over the helm to allow them to add sailing the Pacific Ocean to their resume. We sailed to a beach then introduced the foam noodles to the Brits of our group (loved them). But, the magic happened when we settled down to watch our final sunset together. The music was playing softly and the second the sun went over the horizon the song ended. It was incredible and almost indescribable. The culmination of our 2 weeks could not have been accomplished any more perfectly. Thank you so very much to Israel and Ricardo!
Nice and relaxing sunset cruise with snorkeling. This was not your typical party boat. 12 guests in a friendly setting. Captain Israel and Ricardo are top notch.
Michael F, Viera, United States
We chartered this sailboat while we were staying at Riu Palace Hotel a few miles up the beach. Since the hotel is rather isolated, we thought it might be nice to view and explore beaches, mountains, and sea life from a sailboat. We did not make a mistake. The crew on this boat went out of their way to make our day enjoyable. From snorkeling with our own private guide, to catching up with flying devil rays and sea turtles, our little family had an unbelievable time. All crew members were extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the adventure. And after a morning of snorkeling and exploring an exotic beach, we returned to the boat to find a delicious meal waiting for us. I can’t thank the Kuna Vela owners enough for providing us with a day we surely will never forget.
This boat only holds 16 passengers + Captain and first mate so we felt like the cruise was personalized for us. Drinks and light snacks were provided, as much as you’d like. One of us saw an eel, stingray and lots of fish while snorkeling and a coatimundi close by on shore. Ricardo spoke excellent English and answered any questions we had about the area. Saw a beautiful sunset. Part adventure and part relaxing, it was a great day!
Our first adventure in CR was with Kuna Vela and it was great! Only 3 couples on board, easy pace to snorkeling site. Israel and Ricardo were super helpful, and even surprised us with treats and a delicious lunch! Very enjoyable, highly recommended!