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Holiday review by Mrs. Andrea Dawson

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Date of trip: 06/11/2018
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "We had a lovely time. Really liked Costa Rica and all the different areas. We found Tortuguera part a little disappointing as we did not see as much wildlife as we had hoped for and had expected that area to be the best but the other areas were fantastic. "
 
Tribes Service: "Very positive. Loved the app and all the information provided well ahead of the date of the booking. Felt v well informed and therefore felt fully prepared and did find we had packed all the right things. The app did mean I could check the itinerary very easily which was very useful as we had so many different pick ups and excursions."
 
Guides: "All very good. "
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Some accommodation seemed more aware than others. Monteverde Lodge especially promoted social and environmental responsibility which we liked."

Accommodation

 
Evergreen Lodge
Location good. Rooms very nice but restaurant area very ordinary and food not very good. Basic buffet with choice of 2 mains. No vegetarian alternative offered so would have to pre-order. Pool area pleasant but noisy as loud music which seemed inappropriate in that setting.
 
Bahia del Sol
Loved this too - set on very long quiet beach. Rooms large and very modern. Staff very nice. Large pool for number of rooms and lovely swim up bar - no piped music. Lots of seating and beds around the pool and on the beach. Food very good.
 
Hotel Presidente
Good location and restaurant. Rooms large and clean but very basic. Food in the restaurant good and nice roof area to sit out (no view though). Fine for the overnight stop.
 
Lomas del Volcan
Loved this - beautiful views when cloud rose. Not far from town and hotel has in-house taxi for visiting restaurants in town - 5-10 minute drive away. Needs to be paid for but very convenient. Staff very nice and lovely restaurant and bar. Humming birds in the garden. Lovely rooms. very private.
 
Monteverde Lodge and Gardens
Loved this too. Very environment and location aware. Lovely restaurant with excellent food. Restaurant well known in the area. Good location - easy to walk in to town and to some of the local exhibits - e.g. orchid garden. Again staff very helpful. Lovely views and a variety of animals in the garden.

Our Memories

"The wildlife and the different environments - especially the cloud forest. We were very lucky with the weather which helped with the variety of birds we saw. "

customer rating

5/5 from 263 reviews

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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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