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Holiday review by Mrs. Kim Marshall

Date of trip: 05/04/2019
Number of people: 4
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Costa Rica lived up to all our expectations and a whole lot more. The country has so much to offer and lots of diversity - rainforest, two different coast lines, volcano, hot springs, wildlife and so so much more. "
Tribes Service: "Very positive "


Shawandha Lodge
Magical, we really enjoyed staying in our lodges, loved the abundance of wildlife right on our door step. Our only criticism would be the lack of opportunity to buy drinks during the day or some light snacks. We had an early start on two of our mornings there for excursions, we returned around 3ish and headed to the pool area to relax, a drink and snack was very much needed but unfortunately unavailable.
Bahia del Sol
No complaints, not quite to the same standard as the other locations and we did find a couple of members of staff rather grumpy which really surprised us as we had all commented about the friendliness of the people.
Hotel Presidente
Good start and finish to our holiday. Didn’t feel safe to go out though after dark so we ended up eating at the hotel.
Lomas del Volcan
A dream location, really couldn’t fault it.
Rio Perdido
Wouldn’t spend longer than two days as completely different environment to the others, baron around hotel, but looked after really well,

Our Memories

"Sleeping at the foot of Arenal volcano in an outside bath with parakeets and other beautiful birds in the trees right beside us. Magical. Lying in the lodge in shawanda with the scary sound on our first morning of the howler monkeys, we got used to them and looked forward to them after that. Being on Pacific coast spending hours in the warm sea playing with waves being amused by pelicans. Unforgettable experiences! Thank you "

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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