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Holiday review by Stephen

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

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "A wonderful country to visit. The programme Tribes put together fitted our wishes exactly and worked perfectly."
Tribes Service: "Paul produced an excellent package, and the pre-departure brief was very good."
Guides: "May, who was the Swiss Travel Rep who met us at the airport and accompanied us to Hotel Presidente, was lovely, knowledgeable and informative. Samuel Arguedas Trejos, who was our guide for the bird tour in Monteverde, was superb. Hugely knowledgeable, with an incredible ability to spot birds. He was the perfect guide."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Costa Rica was the most environmentally conscious country we had ever visited, with every guide and every hotel telling us what was being done environmentally. Very impressive."


Chayote Lodge
A fabulous lodge, with outstanding views, excellent food, and lovely staff.
Bahia del Sol
A lovely beach resort. Most of the staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful, but the atmosphere was spoiled by 2 or 3 of the waiting staff, who were surly and begrudging.
Hotel Presidente
A perfect centre for touring San Jose
Arenal Springs Hotel
A lovely hotel in a superb setting
Trapp Family Lodge
The hotel was very dark, very cold and soulless.

Our Memories

"The people were lovely; ziplining for the first time, when in ones' late 60s! the wildlife; the beauty and tranquility of the North Pacific coastline."

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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