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Holiday review by Mr. Vaughan Williams

Date of trip: 17/03/2018
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Paul Cook took on board our wishes and tailored the holiday accordingly. Overall it worked very well for us."
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
Guides: "All four guides we had were excellent. In particular, Jose showed us around Naranjo and other local spots, and tailored the tour to match our interests. (It was a private tour, which was great.) Walter gave us a well-paced tour of the Curi Cancha Reserve in Monteverde, and spotted quite a few interesting birds for us."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"


Chayote Lodge
Unusual site. Lovely views from the room and the restaurant. A good base to explore the surrounding area, but not much to do at the Lodge itself.
Finca Rosa Blanca
Perfect spot for the start of the holiday. Comfortable room, good swimming pool, excellent restaurant, pleasant grounds. Plenty more we could have done from this base - we could well visit here again.
Parador Resort and Spa
Very comfortable and well-appointed rooms, with spacious grounds and plenty of facilities. Only disappointment was the food at dinner in the main restaurant, which was mostly rather bland.
Monteverde Lodge and Gardens
Lovely spot. Some good trails through the grounds, and a short walk into the town. Generally good food, although we had one poor experience.

Our Memories

"The places we stayed and visited were all good. We found the Costa Ricans very friendly, and proud of their country. It was good that the guides, as well as running the tours, gave us some insights into the history of Costa Rica. Overall a very enjoyable experience, and we are already thinking of planning a return trip."

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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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