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Holiday review by Mr. Ashley Clarke

Date of trip: 22/12/2018
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "It was a fantastic holiday and we loved so much about it - everything ran so smoothly and overall we were incredibly happy"
Tribes Service: "In the build up to our holiday the service from Fernanda was excellent and when our snorkelling trip was cancelled a refund was arranged really quickly so we were very happy overall "
Guides: "All of our drivers and guides were excellent Would like to mention Fonzie in Laguna Lodge, our guide that took us to the Quetzals in Dantica and our driver that took us from Shawandha to Dantica (we had two drivers, it was the second one) - they were especially great"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Not sure what this question means to be honest."


Shawandha Lodge
The hotel was great and near to the nicest beach in the area but it was probably a bit far from livelier things - to get to Puerto Viejo and back was about $20 so adding that onto every day adds up. We really enjoyed staying here but I think that if we were staying longer than we did, we would have been frustrated by the location of the hotel.
Hotel Presidente
They upgraded us to the honeymoon suite which was great - very comfortable

Our Memories

"When we were in Laguna Lodge, we managed to see a sloth in the wild about 6 feet from us as she was in the low hanging trees with her baby too. We really wanted to Sloths so to see one with a baby this close was amazing. I think the main 'best bits' were seeing all the wildlife and the stunning views. We were so happy with most of it that's hard to pick out specifics - the holiday ran so smoothly and we got to see everything we wanted to see and would change very little. "

customer rating

5/5 from 326 reviews

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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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