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Holiday review by Mrs. Sara Smith-Laing

Date of trip: 10/07/2017
Number of people: 4
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Fantastic well rounded and unforgettable experience. We loved it! "
Tribes Service: "Rory was our fabulous consultant who really listened to me and helped me tirelessly through the whole process. We were travelling in Costa Rica for a month and had lots of requirements and logistics to work through and he was so patient and helpful and really made our trip! Thank you so much. "
Guides: "All tours were of the highest standard and the guides were excellent. Both friendly, fun and incredibly knowledgeable in their field. I would highly recommend them."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "I felt the hotels and tours that were arranged by Tribes were vetted and were obviously socially responsible. "


Chayote Lodge
A nice hotel but not much to do here and slightly stuck in the middle of nowhere. However staff are super nice and the local dishes on the menu are delicious. Would recommend for one night as a stopover.
Hotel Belmar
Elegant yet charming hotel with a fantastic restaurant and beautiful surroundings. Lots to do here and would highly recommend a visit to the hotel's farm to learn more about their environmental and ecological efforts. A great laugh too as the animals are such characters!
Finca Rosa Blanca
Unique and beautiful hotel in the hills above San Jose. Skip San Jose and stay here for sure, it's the best place in the area and full of charm.
Lomas del Volcan
Incredible location! Lovely rooms and lots to see and do in the area
Hotel Capitan Suizo
Beautiful hotel in a wonderfully relaxed seaside town, would highly recommend.
Lapa Rios
Amazing, amazing, amazing. This place is super special. The view, food, the room, the wildlife, the staff, the activities, the pool - I could go on. Just go, you won't regret it!

Our Memories

"Costa Rica is an incredible place to visit and we enjoyed so many elements of it that it's hard to pick just a few! Belmar and Lapa Rios were my favourite places to stay but we enjoyed everything really. Travelling around so much showed us the diversity of the country and having Tribes helping us and as point of contact if we needed it really helped and made it totally stress free and great fun. Thank you."

customer rating

5/5 from 326 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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