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Holiday review by Ray

Date of trip: 07/02/2019
Number of people: 4
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "There were a couple of trips I would not want to do again but otherwise it was as expected"
Tribes Service: "Paul Cook was efficient and we liked the Vamoos app."
Guides: "Most guides excellent but one or two a little less so. One, in particular, seemed not to consider the age group of his clientele. A night walk to see nocturnal wildlife turned into a route march!"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Tourism is important to Costa Rica so it must be beneficial in terms of the economy and that should be reflected in care for the environment but see my comments about Manuel Antonio park. The visit there was not beneficial to the visitors or the animals."


Evergreen Lodge
This was a lodge with basic facilities, the restaurant was 'canteen' style. The pool had disco music which was not our idea of a 'jungle lodge'. In the 3 days, we had three short 'wildlife' excursions which included a village walk and a walk through the grounds of another lodge. the experience was not worth the time, distance and effort getting there. I would not recommend it.
Bosque de Paz
The setting, accommodation, food and service were excellent. It was cold at night so some additional heating in the rooms would have been nice.
Hotel Presidente
Ok city centre hotel in good location for looking around the city. Service at breakfast was poor but reception staff were fine.
Parador Resort and Spa
Nice hotel with good rooms, facilities and service, although not a lodge. Our only external wildlife experience here was the visit to Manuel Antonio national park which was terrible. Those wanting a better wildlife experience would do better choosing a different location.
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
Excellent accommodation, food and service in a beautiful setting. The boat ride to and from the resort was very good, as was the boat ride to the snorkelling. The snorkelling experience was not as good as promised.

Our Memories

"Seeing the birds and animals, the different modes of transport and the accommodations were generally of a high standard. The local agent was spot on, everything they arranged came on time and of a high standard."

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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