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Holiday review by Mr Adrian Townsend

Date of trip: 08/04/2016
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "A really enjoyable holiday with just a few hiccups"
Tribes Service: "They only blip was at San Jose airport coming home we had to pay another 58 dollars departure tax which we weren't expecting"
Guides: "All drivers and guides were very good with the exception of Leo at Evergreen, who was quite possible the worst guide we have ever had in all our travels and his incompetence detracted from our Tortuguero experience"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "During our trip we lost count of the many times the local people thanked us for visiting Costa Rica which indicates our positive impact as tourists"


Alta Hotel
All aspects we're good.
Evergreen Lodge
Accommodation and food we're good just badly let down by guide.
Bosque de Paz
Accommodation lovely position nice walks, beautiful humming birds. Food average.
Parador Resort and Spa
Plenty of choice of facilities, very commercialised but we did expect that.
Selva Verde Lodge
The food and wildlife we saw there we're excellent, also the organised trips. The accommodation was fine but so noisy, it was situated by a busy main which we weren't expecting. If any of your clients go they would need to ask for rooms 44 or 45 to have the experience you would expect.
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
Easily most beautiful place location of the entire trip, the average food and the very creaky we're the only downside!!!

Our Memories

"Generally the scenery and environment was quite stunning and some of the destinations were easily the most beautiful we've ever seen. The lower than expected bird/mammal sightings was possible due to the unusually dry weather."

customer rating

5/5 from 323 reviews

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facts and information

Time: GMT -6 hours

Flight time: The flying time is about 12 hours from the UK. There are now direct flights from the UK using British Airways. We work with all the major airlines and can offer flights from the UK or via the USA, Panama or a European hub. With the connection times you are looking at around 15 or 16 hours.

Language: Spanish is the official language. English is widely spoken throughout Costa Rica

Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.

Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.



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