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Holiday review by Mrs. Stefanie Gaisser

Date of trip: 02/04/2018
Number of people: 4
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "We went to Costa Rica for 14 days and had an amazing time. "
Tribes Service: "Our experience with Tribes was fantastic. Rory was a very helpful and patient consultant (we changed our plans several times). He seemed to have great knowledge about the country and booked trips for us that were enjoyable for the whole family. He made one little mistake with a booking (we did not get the room we wanted) but made sure we were compensated right after the trip. "
Guides: "We had wonderful guides who were on time for every trip with a decent car and a responsible driver. Except for one guide (whose English we could not understand) their English was excellent. They had great knowledge about the country and made sure that everybody's expectations were met (which was great as we were traveling with children)."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Costa Rica has the most friendly and happy people we ever encountered. We were amazed by their reliability, knowledge and care for the environment. Everybody we got to know during our holiday was friendly and helpful. At the hotels everybody went out of their way to meet all of our needs. "


Hotel Presidente
A nice hotel in the heart of San Jose. We arrived late and left very early so I cannot comment on the breakfast. They told us there would be coffee for us before we leave but unfortunately the thermos flask was empty. The staff was friendly and the communal areas of the hotel were beautiful. Our room was sufficient but not nearly as nice as at the Studio Hotel.
Arenas Del Mar
A beautiful beach hotel with two lovely small pool areas. The hotel staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful and we had the best food during our journey at this hotel. We also saw lots of animals like squirrel monkeys, white faced monkeys and iguanas within the hotel grounds. The beaches were beautiful and clean.
Studio Hotel
Beautiful small hotel with a lovely breakfast and great coffee. It had lovely rooms, was very clean and had a beautiful art collection within the communal areas. We loved the beautiful small pool area on the roof.

Our Memories

"It is difficult to pick one particular moment. We just felt so taken care of and were amazed about how advanced this country really is in terms of safety, cleanliness and care for the environment. We also loved that the Costa Ricans were without exception such friendly, open minded and welcoming people. If you asked my children what they loved most it would be the zip lining without a doubt."

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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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