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Holiday review by Mr. David Peek

Date of trip: 22/02/2018
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Excellent"
Tribes Service: "Paul was very helpful bringing our ideas into reality. The special little touches, for example, on my seventieth birthday a surprise was laid on by the owners Amanda and Guy and Paul our representative. "
Guides: "Excellent"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Costa Rica has an environmental approach which should be a template for all countries to adopt in protecting their environment"


Alta Hotel
Nice hotel in the hills above San Jose. Quiet, just what is required after a long flight.
El Remanso Lodge
What can I say, that has not been said before, superb, superb, superb. The large room with it's view of the Pacific Ocean overlooking the small pool, The intimate atmosphere created by the owners with their hands on approach was exceptional. The food was of a high quality, although we felt the ordering of our meal ahead of time, I.e at Breakfast for Lunch, I.e. at Lunch for Dinner was not necessary. But that is a small grumble.The staff had been trained to a very high standard with emphasis on personal interaction with their guests.
Manatus Hotel
Superb small hotel, very quiet. 12 adjoining bungalows overlooking the river. Very good food, A la Carte menu. Excellent guides, small boats for touring the hidden canals, usually by ourselves with guide.

Our Memories

"We had asked Tribes to build a trip that took in as much of the natural environment of Costa Rica as possible. This they delivered in spades. We covered almost every climatic zone that Costa Rica had to offer. The wildlife in particular at times was spectacular with Tortuguero and the Osa Peninsula offering the most diverse animals and birds."

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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