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Holiday review by Mr. Walsh, London

Date of trip: 10/07/2019
Number of people: 5
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "In the round very good. The best bits exceeded our expectations, but there one or two small things fell below."
Tribes Service: "It was a very good service provided by Tribes from booking, to information to support. The consultant ( Rory) always available to answer queries. The itinerary was full and all the guides and drivers turned up as scheduled "
Guides: "The whole country is focused on making sure tourist enjoy themselves and have a positive experience. The guides are generally enthusiastic and informative. "
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Holiday was really varied with great animals and sight seeing versus high adrenaline activities versus beautiful beaches. The locals are really supportive and friendly. It was great for a family looking for a fun and exciting holiday"


Evergreen Lodge
Really great jungle lodge. Well organised activities whilst we were there
Hotel Presidente
It was good for what was needed. But I'm not sure San Jose is a must visit
Lomas del Volcan
Nice hotel, pool and rooms with a good restaurant.It was a bit out of the way which was its only inconvenience
Hotel Capitan Suizo
Amazing hotel. Great location, great food, great facilities. A true treasure.
Trapp Family Lodge
Hotel was a bit tired but fine in the context of Monteverde. Very close to the cloud forest park but quite far from town. Perhaps it lacked facilities for when it was raining outside
Disappointing. The hotel was tired and was undergoing some works (with a constant pneumatic drill at work) and the main restaurant closed. We were not told about this in advance which was disappointing. The hotel stopped the drilling at our request but the staff were a bit unfriendly as a result.

Our Memories

"Highlights include the amazing ( and different) biodiversity it's great for animal and bird watching. There was super activities such as zip wiring and abseiling in waterfalls ( which was really exciting) and a beautiful beach and hotel at the end for relaxation "

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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