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Holiday review by Ms. Susan Keates

Date of trip: 04/08/2018
Number of people: 4
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Tour timings and accomadation were well suited to our rquirements."
Tribes Service: "Paul Cook listened to our thoughts and requests planning an excellent itinerary. Responded to us even when we needed help on vacation. His knowledge of the area was excellent."
Guides: "Drivers were friendly and helpful. Vehicles were good and arrived on time."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Most places were using biodegradable straws - good to see. Chain supermarket s were using strong quality paper bags. Rangers had good knowledge of parks."


Chayote Lodge
Views and coffee amazing. Food and setting made a relaxing end to the holiday. Ideal start or finish as handy to airport. Owner very friendly and helpful employing the same standard of staff.
Evergreen Lodge
Transport to and from  was a bit like a cattle market! A brilliant experience non the less.
Bahia del Sol
Relaxing beach front hotel. Supermarket and restaurants within walking distance.
Hotel Presidente
Staff unhelpful when we had incident in the City until Swiss travel intervened.
Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel
Helpful caring staff lovely rooms and breakfast.
Arenal Springs Hotel
Relaxing time with lovely spacious rooms. Staff really friendly.

Our Memories

"Seeing the diversity of wildlife in its rightful habitat was incredible. Sloths visible in the canopy and moving, Howler monkeys calling, variety of snakes including a Boa, Capocin monkeys being cheeky, huge colourful butterflies,toucans,humming birds, parrots and other birds but the highlight was seeing a leatherback turtle laying eggs. The rain in the rain forest was amazing and the sun at the beach and warmth of the water made for a relaxing time alongside the soaks in the hot springs at the volcano. Altogether made an unforgettable holiday."

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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