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Holiday review by Doctor Peter Eastham

Date of trip: 24/01/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "The hotels were all excellent and we would recommend Tribes. Very impressed that every driver was aware of the request for a front seat for my wife."
Tribes Service: "Yes, it all went smoothly, although we were given the wrong time for the pick up from San Jose on the first morning. We were told on the journey from the airport it was 6.30 a.m. which we were given in writing on our itinerary so we were somewhat surprised and felt rushed when we were told we had to leave breakfast immediately or we'd miss the transfer at 6.00 a.m."
Guides: "Fonsie was fantastic in Tortuguero."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"


Evergreen Lodge
Fantastic tropical jungle location.. the wild Capuchin monkeys were a bit too friendly and the Howler monkeys very noisy!
Bahia del Sol
Pretty fine if you want to be on the beach but not quite as good as the other hotels e.g. after we told reception about our loose bathroom tap, ants and a gheko in the room they didn't do anything nor could they find us a local map or tell us much about the area.
Hotel Presidente
Would have been nice to have stayed there longer.
Hotel Belmar
Stunning views from our balcony, beautiful room and fantastic breakfasts.
Lomas del Volcan
Lovely little lodge house, beautiful gardens and helpful staff. The only slight drawback was that it is a little isolated so we had to pay to use the hotel shuttle to go anywhere e.g. La Fortuna.

Our Memories

"We had a fantastic trip and the service and hotels exceeded our expectations. The flora, fauna, scenery and sunsets were amazing."

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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