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Holiday review by Mr. Andrew Stockham

Date of trip: 04/02/2020
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "We had a great holiday and as a result would seriously consider a return to Costa Rica to visit some of the areas we did not get to on this occasion. "
Tribes Service: "Alex made the planning and booking of the trip very easy - he always listened to what we wanted and was able to put together the holiday that we were looking for,"
Guides: "Swiss Travel were efficient in the collection from the airport and were able to deal with our questions about the itinerary. The guides at Manatus were excellent."
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "No real comments here."


Alta Hotel
We felt we could have had a more basic hotel, closer to the airport as we spent so little time there. That said we have no complaints.
Hotel Capitan Suizo
Great location away from the busy centre of Tamorindo and with lovely beac access. Super room, restaurant and staff were all very friendly and welcoming.We loved the warm sea..great beach and waves.
Manatus Hotel
The room and the hotel facilities were excellent. We especially enjoyed the river trips and the night walk - the guides were particularly knowledgeable. The staff at the hotel were very friendly - restaurant staff particularly. We were pleased to have stayed the extra day for more wildlife watching. The only slight negative is the lack of hot water and a plug in the bathroom sink which made shaving a challenge ! Also the hotel provides wellingtons for the forest trails so trainers were not needed.

Our Memories

"The special moments were centred around the wildlife experiences eg. two six foot iguanas in full mating colour squaring up to each other about 10 yards from our hotel room on our first morning at Manatus : a sloth feeing its baby only yards away from us whilst we were on one of the river trips. Also memorable was the night walk where we saw so many of the smaller creatures , albeit whilst being attacked by some serious bugs !"

customer rating

5/5 from 326 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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