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Holiday review by Ms. Johanna Simonetti

Date of trip: 16/10/2019
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Costa Rica is an amazing country.The people are very friendly and the scenery is spectacular. "
Tribes Service: "Very helpful at all times. "
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "I'm not clear on the question but I feel that tourism is vital to Costa Rica and hope that we are contributing by visiting the country."


Alta Hotel
Excellent in every respect.
Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens
Over the top!! Rooms enormous with outdoor jacuzzi and shower. Can only get around by golf cart so seemed more suited to Florida than Costa Rica. Having said that...many people would appreciate the excellent facilities.
Mawamba Lodge
Lovely grounds but rooms very dark and hot. Walls incredibly thin. no phone or wifi in bedrooms. Path to bedrooms badly lit. Self service meals, poor quality and not generous. No obvious managerial staff. Lots of young people doing their best. Would not recommend.
TRIBES RESPONSE - This accommodation was not up to the standards of the other accommodation on this tour, but unfortunately was the only option available with no more luxurious options for these dates.
Hotel Grano de Oro
Beautiful colonial style hotel.Superb decor. Very relaxing.Excelkent service.Would have happily spent more time there.
Hotel Belmar
Wonderful setting Fabulous staff. Excellent food.
Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel
Amazing setting Good aircon.Lovely restaurant on the beach.Very friendly staff.
Macaw Lodge
Dreadful, dangerous journey to reach this place which was the mist remote of all the places we visited Thankfully, it was not raining because I dread to think of how much worse it would have been. Dark reception area. No wifi in bungalows. We left and thankfully were relocated to a wonderful condo complex in Jaco.

Our Memories

"Lots of special moments...sitting on verandas in the late afternoon,listening to the sounds of the cloud forest. Learning about the wildlife from the wonderful guides.Ending up,by chance by the ocean at Jaco, watching the waves crashing onto the beach and sharing the pool area with a laid back iguana.Our 'rafting 'experience with Pablo at Sarrapaqui. Not quite white water but exciting enough for us.The quiet drifting which folliwed the 'rapids'allowed us to really enjoy the wildlife of the riverbank.Magical !!!"

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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