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Holiday review by Mr. Alwin Hutchinson

Date of trip: 05/02/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Great trip, superb holiday, well organised, lived up to expectations, very good value for money. Some minor observations where there is room for improvement. ( but overall very well done Tribes whom we will happily return to for future holidays)"
Tribes Service: "Responsive service, very well served by in country agent. Disappointed that Vamoos was not used to full potential, ie no live itinerary updates ( particularly collection timings)"
Guides: "All brilliant, knowledgeable, committed, enthusiastic."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Excellent"


Chayote Lodge
Peaceful, relaxing, remote, fantastic views, great way to end trip to Costa Rica. Note that no meals are available before 1500hrs, so no sense in arriving for lunch. Very helpful staff, if a little disorganised.
Alta Hotel
Great way to start our trip.
Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens
Outstanding! Room C 21 amazing views
Bahia del Sol
Lovely beach-side setting, but Very disappointing room (115) overlooking road at rear of hotel. Staff service and attitude varied from generally friendly to dismissive. Not in same league as other hotels on our trip.
Hotel Belmar
An unexpected and unusual, superb hotel, outstanding room ( 116) and great food
El Remanso Lodge
Great setting & atmosphere, Staff excellent, lovely room .

Our Memories

"Costa Rica is a magical country with amazing variety in climate, culture, topography and animal/bird life. People friendly, helpful and always upbeat. A wonderful place to visit."

customer rating

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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