link to founders message

Enquire or Call

UK: 01473 890499
You are here: HomeHolidayreview Id218705
Costa Rica holiday ideas experiences accommodation places to go when to visit costa-rica map reviews

Holiday review by r and j

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."


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."

customer rating

5/5 from 323 reviews

our travel expert

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to Costa Rica. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.
Call: 01473 890499

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.



Botswana Specialists Costa Rica Specialists Cruise the Galapagos Peru Specialists

Help me plan my trip

* required fields

Please enter your address

Trip details

Yes No
Yes No

Other information

Your Preferences

Keep in touch with the tribe in the following way/s:

By email: Yes, Please No, Thanks

By post: Yes, Please No, Thanks

I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.Read our Privacy Policy here.

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Brochure Request

Our "Book of Unmissable Travel Experiences - Book Two" includes some inspiring ideas which could be the holiday experience you're looking for. You will find an online version of our brochure which you can flip through at your leisure.

* required fields

Please enter your address

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Our e-newsletter offers you travel inspiration, with gorgeous and exciting places to go or stay, plus special offers, and some insight into sustainability/conservation.

* required fields

I am agreeing to receive Tribes e-newsletter. I understand that all information I have supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy), and I can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact Us

* required fields
  1. Please enter your address

  2. Would you like to subscribe to our Newsletter

  3. Yes No