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Holiday review by Mr. Nicholas Tucker

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Date of trip: 21/03/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "We had a fantastic holiday visiting San Jose, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and Playa Potrero. The locals were very friendly, the wildlife and scenery stunning and varied. We felt very safe driving across the county in our 4x4. The holiday exceeded our expectations."
 
Tribes Service: "Alex was really professional and put together a package of locations and hotels that suited our needs perfectly."
 
Guides: "We were looked after very well by all the local representatives and guides. In particular the guide we had at Tortuguero National Park was very knowledgeable and interesting."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "The rainforest and and cloud forest areas were pristine. We hope our holiday helps maintain the natural environment and local people employed."

Accommodation

 
Evergreen Lodge
We loved this place. A cabin in the jungle with a veranda and rocking chair (no TV, no AC). Cabins well spaced so we felt immersed in the jungle. Food surprisingly good for all inclusive.
 
Bahia del Sol
A boutique hotel set in lush gardens adjacent to the beach. A good reasonably priced restaurant. Beach is sandy, uncrowded and ideal for swimming. Lovey in the evening to view the pelicans diving for fish and watching the beautiful sunset.
 
Hotel Presidente
Had a one-night stay. Good location, lovely room, nice bar.
 
Hotel Belmar
Great view from bedroom balcony. Fine dining restaurant. Excellent craft beer from own brewery.
 
Lomas del Volcan
Beautiful location and gardens overlooking the volcano. Good restaurant. Close to lots of attractions and pleasant town of La Fortuna. Watched hummingbirds from veranda.

Our Memories

"The highlight was probably the Tortuguero National Park. It was so different to anywhere we had visited before and was lovely to see the wildlife (monkeys, sloths, snakes, crocodiles, so many different birds, frogs) in a natural jungle environment. It was great that there were no cars and all travel was by boat.The guides were very good, the boat tour and night jungle tours were fantastic. The area around the Arenal Volcano was so pretty and we were lucky to see the the summit of the volcano with no cloud. La Fortuna was a pretty little town with good local restaurants. We loved trecking through the forest over the hanging bridges. The drive up to Monteverde in our 4x4 was exciting (miles of bumpy potholed dirt track roads) and the scenery spectacular. We loved watching the hummingbirds. "

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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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