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Holiday review by Mr. Martin Bottrill

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Date of trip: 24/11/2018
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "Everything worked well. The transfers turned up on time and the local ground handlers went beyond their remit when we contacted them about a lost ring at the previous hotel. The ring was found and then couriered to our next hotel."
 
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
 
Guides: "All good."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "We were clearly supporting the local economy and the reserves in Costa Rica by travelling and staying in their hotels and using local guides."

Accommodation

 
Bosque de Paz
Excellent birdlife and guide which was spoilt by the cold and damp rooms. After 2 days it was impossible to get warm other than going to bed. However the staff were friendly and exceedingly helpful. A little heat in the all rooms would solve all problems and make the place a joy to visit.
 
Mawamba Lodge
Good position on the beach and canal. Excellent excursions. Good food.
 
Si Como No
Good hotel but the resort was very commercialised and the Manuel Antonio reserve was a disappointment from a birdlife perspective. A good place to relax for a few days.

Our Memories

"Being woken regularly at 5.00am by Howler Monkeys. Scarlet Macaws flying around the Osa Peninsula. Toucans at all locations. Hummingbirds at the Bosque de Paz."

customer rating

5/5 from 263 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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