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Holiday review by Ms. Gillian Glendinning

Date of trip: 26/12/2017
Number of people: 4
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Excellent"
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
Guides: "I would like to call out Antonio who ran our snorkeling and walk trip in Cahuita as being particularly interesting and knowledgeable."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"


Aninga Lodge
Loved the lodges, especially the lack of windows
Alta Hotel
Very helpful and a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere
Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens
Beautiful resort and friendly and helpful staff. We organised additional trips via the concierge, and the horse riding that they arranged at Paco's Horses was one of the highlights of our tip
El Mangroove
Pleasant but nothing to write home about.
I think this should be removed from your options as the resort is well below average. The apartment was very basic and the bathroom was smelly (unbelievable build up of grime in the drains). Bath towels were the size of hand towels and we had to purchase beach towels for our snorkeling trip as these are not supplied (or even rented out). We were right on the main road which was noisy, but luckily we always travel with ear plugs.

Our Memories

"I didn't fully appreciate the diversification of climates and landscapes until we were in the country, but this trip certainly captured it well. I love they way that eco-tourism is structured in such a way that the benefit is shared broadly in the communities and is not just limited to a few companies."

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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