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Holiday review by Mrs. Susan Breslin

Date of trip: 09/03/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Costa Rica was beyond our dreams. I have travelled widely and I knew Costa Rica would be somewhere special but I didn’t realise how special. The country, the people, their ethos. I am hoping to return next year."
Tribes Service: "Paul Cook was very helpful / knowledgeable. He put a fantastic tour together, including everything we wanted to see and do"
Guides: "The guide Cahuita National Park was so informative and we saw so much ( sorry can’t remember his name) Henry in Tortuguero was fantastic Marvin in Monteverde was also brilliant We have fond memories of these guys "
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "It was fantastic to see how locals and the country protect and love their environment. We would have liked to see examples of hoe they made this work"


Shawandha Lodge
Loved the wooden huts , it felt authentic amongst the green wooded grounds
Evergreen Lodge
Fantastic, set in the middle of the national park . We felt close to nature but well looked after. Loved it
Hotel Presidente
Great for one night. Loved its uniqueness and friendly staff
Arenal Springs Hotel
A high standard hotel with hot springs. It wasn’t authentic enough for us as the accommodation was too American and could have been anywhere in the world
Hotel Capitan Suizo
An excellent hotel to end our holiday . The suite, food and its situation were fantastic . Set in tree filled gardens, full of wild life, howler monkeys above our balcony . The gardens end at the beach, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Our Memories

"Everthing. Every morning we wondered how the day could better the last .But somehow each day exceeded expectations. Tortuguero, Cahuita, Monteverdi and Tamarindo The sloth Sanctuary, early morning boat trips/ treks, zip lining, horse riding and the sheer beauty of the country and its people."

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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