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Holiday review by Mrs Claire Race

Date of trip: 24/04/2019
Number of people: 4
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "We had a wonderful holiday with Tribes! The destinations were varied, interesting with plenty of wildlife and activities to do. We were driving some of the time and the roads were challenging with unmade roads especially around Monteverde. It was all good but we had to allow some more time between lodges!"
Tribes Service: "Excellent"
Guides: "Good"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Good"


Shawandha Lodge
Individual lodges which felt like you were in the heart of the jungle.
Mawamba Lodge
The location is amazing between the sea and river, lovely gardens with frog and butterfly houses. The rooms are a bit basic but comfortable, but we had not hot water, not even warm so when we had got wet in a downpour it wasn’t pleasant. Apparently nobody had any hot water!
Selva Verde Lodge
A fantastic lodge for birding, lovely setting by the river and really good nature guides. The room was spacious and comfortable but perhaps a little dated. The food was ok in the Italian restaurant, upstairs the local food was a bit basic.
Monteverde Lodge and Gardens
Our favourite lodge! Calm and peaceful with a small but pleasant pool area, lovely balcony room well worth the upgrade. The staff were all excellent, cocktails amazing!! Great location on the edge of the village so you can walk to a bar/restaurant in 10 minutes.

Our Memories

"The variety of locations in natural environments with a huge variety of wildlife. The zipline and hanging bridges at Monteverde err a highlight!"

customer rating

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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