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Holiday review by Mrs. Karen Butler

Date of trip: 19/08/2018
Number of people: 3
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Fantastic holiday experiencing everything that Costa Rica has to provide from the wonders of the animals, reptiles, insects, birds different eco systems. The friendliness of the Costa Rican people. The itennary provided us with everything we required."
Tribes Service: "You provided a great holiday within the budget."
Guides: "Special mention goes to Jonny and his colleague in Evergreen Lodge, the two guides in Monteverde who all provided an insight into the fauna and wildlife in both areas. All the drivers were on time and were friendly."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Sad to hear climate change is effecting some of the eco systems however the people are passionate in protecting it."


Evergreen Lodge
Wonderful experience sleeping in a lodge that you could hear all the wildlife. Approaching by river adds to the experience. Food was ok but bit like a factory being told which restaurant to eat in, where to sit and limited choice. The guides were fantastic however other staff did not speak especially in the restaurant.
Bahia del Sol
Lovely beachside hotel with friendly staff. Very relaxing after 10 days travelling around Costa Rica. However the standard rooms need updating especially the bathroom which required a deep clean. However the grounds were beautiful and the sea a step away.
Hotel Presidente
Lovely hotel that has been tastefully renovated. Ideally positioned for an overnight stay in SAN Jose to e oetiwnce tbe city. Roof top bar worth a visit.
Lomas del Volcan
Beautiful accommodation with amazing views of the volcano. Room was spotless however limited choice of food on the menu. Friendly helpful staff.
Monteverde Lodge and Gardens
What an experience in this fantastic hotel. The grounds were full of wildlife with lovely walks. Restaurant food was fantastic and great to have a choice for breakfast, coffee and tea available all day. The staff were amazing and the little touches like turning the beds down with the added fresh water and cookies was lovely and homemade cake. Able to walk into the town which was great.

Our Memories

"Turtles laying eggs and returning to the sea. Seeing a sloth even though asleep. Whales breaching off the Pacific coast. Overcoming a fear of heights for my son walking the hanging bridges and zip wiring. Riding the rapids in an inflatable rubber ring. Riding in an open boat in a tropical storm laughing. I"

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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