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Holiday review by Tracy

Date of trip: 28/01/2017
Number of people: 2
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Exceeded our expectations. Just wish we could have stayed for another week to see more of Costa Rica."
Tribes Service: "Paul dealt with numerous emails and phone calls from when arranging our holiday. He was always happy to make suggestions but listened to what I actually wanted. We were delighted that he had interpreted my requests into exactly the sort of holiday we wanted.He managed to get the right style of accommodation and atmosphere that really suited us."
Guides: "All our guides were knowledgable and had a created a good rapport with us. I felt they enjoyed their work and telling us about their culture and life in Costa Rica. "
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Costa Rica seems to be very aware of environmental responsibilities. The country is very clean. Evidence of recycling is prominent and the people are keen to promote and respect their environment."


Alta Hotel
Staff very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Great views from our balcony. Superb food in the restaurant. A great place to relax after the long flight.
Bahia del Sol
Would have liked to have put excellent here but the restaurant let it down slightly as the staff were not very attentive. The location is excellent. We had an deluxe room and it was superb but all the rooms looked very nice. Reception staff very good.
Lomas del Volcan
Such a beautiful setting. The views of the volcano as a backdrop to the hotel gardens whilst having breakfast is wonderful. Views from your bungalow were equally amazing. All the staff here were very good and reception staff were outstanding.
The caribbean area seems very laid back with numerous backpackers so this hotel was probably the one most suited to us in that area. Bungalow accommodation was very good, clean and private. The gardens were nice attracting birds and colourful frogs. The restaurant staff were good and the food was good, however the reception staff were poor and seemed indifferent in their manner.

Our Memories

"The white water rafting was brilliant. The views from the raft were amazing, beautiful waterfalls and canyons. The horse riding trip was great. So peaceful and such a good way to enjoy the countryside. The days scuba diving at Catalina islands is one of the best days diving we have ever had. I didn't expect to see so many beautiful waterfalls and it was so refreshing to swim around the waterfalls. The scenery throughout the country was varied and very beautiful."

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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