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Holiday review by Ross

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Date of trip: 05/04/2019
Number of people: 4
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "A wonderful trip to a beautiful country. I think it was everything we hoped for and more."
 
Tribes Service: "Everything went exactly as planned and was just as described. Hotels were all of a high standard. Activities were well chosen and appropriate for us. Drivers were on time and everything was very well organised. It felt very individual and not like we were travelling in a group - exactly as we wanted"
 
Guides: "Guides were all excellent"
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Excellent"

Accommodation

 
Pachira Lodge
Fabulous location in the rain forest - Monkeys dancing through the trees outside our room was amazing!
 
Alta Hotel
A lovely hotel, but the restaurant was quite formal and expensive - perhaps a bit excessive for final evening which was just a stop over before an early flight the next day.
 
Bahia del Sol
A very laid back and friendly small hotel, right on the beach. The perfect place to unwind at the end of the holiday.
 
Hotel Presidente
great location in the very centre of San Jose
 
Lomas del Volcan
Fantastic hotel with a wonderful breakfast! Very nice chalet type accommodation. Wonderful location on the slopes of the volcano. Its a fair way from town (La Fortuna), but we hired a car for the couple of free days we had there which worked very well.
 
Hotel Fonda Vela
Located close to Monteverde reserve, but you needed to get taxi to town (St Elena) which was $10 each way.

Our Memories

"We loved everything about Costa Rica: the animals and plants, the beautiful scenery, the warm and friendly people. Seeing animals you might have only watched on a David Attenborough program, free and in their own environment is a true privilege. Zip lining was even better than we hoped. It was a truly amazing experience! The food is very tasty - particularly fruit like pineapple which tastes so much better than anything you ever bought from a supermarket, and you will learn to love rice and beans. "

customer rating

5/5 from 244 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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