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Holiday review by Mr. John Wilkins

Date of trip: 29/01/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "It was great to see so many parts of the country with different landscapes and variety of flora and fauna especially birds "
Tribes Service: "A positive experience and we received all the pre departure details Alex was helpful and knowledgeable "
Guides: "The knowledge was generally excellent especially the bird guides. Not all the drivers spoke English but they were all friendly and enthusiastic about their country and keen to share information All our drivers turned up on time and drove well."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Beneficial as the locals rely heavily on ecotourism"


Alta Hotel
It was a shame we didn’t get the full advantage of this lovely hotel on our first night due to timings but we made up for it on our last night. The staff were all really friendly and welcoming. It’s a lovely hotel, if a little way out of town.
Mawamba Lodge
Great fun traveling by boat. Lovely gardens and pool. Good food with friendly staff. Interesting canal cruise with interesting birds.
Playa Cativo
We were upgraded to a room in the main building which was slightly noisy from the kitchen on the first night but it’s a fabulous place with great food and friendly staff. Again you get to it by boat. We saw lots of dolphins and the bird guide was great. Shame we didn’t do the kayaking but we relaxed by the pool instead.
Selva Verde Lodge
We were in the bungalows but the walk to the main complex was via a lit, covered walkway. Take your own drinks as you have a fridge and it’s a long walk to the bar. The pool was the only one we didn’t use, it didn’t look too inviting. We weren’t too impressed that our bird Walk was going to be with about 10 other people. Luckily a couple let us join their private guide.

Our Memories

"We loved the variety of scenery,birdlife,kindness of the people,food. Fantastic country to visit."

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5/5 from 323 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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