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Holiday review by Paul

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

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "We had a fantastic holiday in Costa Rica. We saw some great areas of the country and the trips selected by the Tribe's representative met our goals of exploring the nature and wildlife in the country."
Tribes Service: "Paul worked hard to understand our requirements and pull together an appropriate itinerary. He kept us informed through the booking process and at key stages before our departure."
Guides: "All the guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their country. They all worked hard to ensure we learnt much and were able to enjoy the trips."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Costa Rica is a country that continually reinforces its environmental criteria. I believe there is a real desire to be proactive and look after the environment although I am not sure they have nailed it in all aspects yet. It was great to see the guides on our canoeing trip in the mangrove swamps collect rubbish. "


Alta Hotel
Good location for our arrival night in Costa Rica.
Shawandha Lodge
It felt this should be a great venue but perhaps now is very tired. The bed linen was quite worn and the accommodation needs a refresh. There were no drawers in the accommodation and it was difficult to unpack. Our organised trip to the indigenous population was very good.
Arenal Springs Hotel
Great accommodation and the thermal baths are excellent. Unfortunately only one restaurant was open. This was the pizza restaurant which meant very limited choice for the gluten intolerant person in the party. We therefore ate in Fortuna at Inspira, a great new restaurant that is well worth a visit.
Si Como No
Great spot from which to explore Manuel Antonio and the mangrove swamps nearby. The hotel provides access to a butterfly farm and this was a great place to relax for and hour or so. Hotel food is very good and the nearby El Avion restaurant is well worth a visit. Accommodation gives amazing views over the forest to the Pacific.

Our Memories

"We loved the nature and wildlife. Our trips out were all well organised and the guides looked to give us the best experience possible. We thoroughly enjoyed the Arenal zip lining experience for a bit of an adrenalin kick. Driving between locations gave us freedom and allowed us to explore locally at visited destinations."

customer rating

5/5 from 326 reviews

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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.



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