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Holiday review by r and j

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Date of trip: 05/03/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Costa Rica is a beautiful country. This was our first visit and therefore were uncertain as to exactly what to expect. The variety of experiences resulted in a wonderful holiday."
 
Tribes Service: "The advice regarding our itinerary was tailored to meet our needs as first time visitors to Costa Rica. The choice of accommodation suggested was excellent. Last minute information regarding travel disruption due to road works was appreciated."
 
Guides: "With one exception all the guides were knowledgeable and personable The exception being the guide who took us on a hike over the Lava Flows at Arenal who lacked any personality and gave little information during the whole of the hike. An alternative activity would also be more enjoyable eg. bird watching - sloth trail."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Difficulty to say."

Accommodation

 
Evergreen Lodge
Lovely location, excellent room, quiet. Nice pool area and gardens. Buffet style meals were adequate. Staff helpful and friendly.
 
Bahia del Sol
Lovely location right on the beach. Lots of eating places that are easily accessible from the hotel. Staff very accommodating. An ideal place to relax after travelling around.
 
Hotel Presidente
Clean, comfortable hotel but somewhat chaotic arrangements for hot drinks etc. prior to early morning start.
 
Monteverde Lodge and Gardens
Lovely quiet Lodge. Near enough to walk to 'eat out' as an alternative to dining in the hotel. Stall very pleasant and helpful

Our Memories

"We were lucky enough to see Arenal volcano bathed in sunshine on one day. Ginger plants and Heliconia growing almost everywhere all added to our experiences of the colourful nature of Costa Rica. Snorkelling in the Pacific ,seeing Reef Sharks ,rounded off a wonderful under water adventure."

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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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