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Holiday review by Ms. Clare Thompson

Date of trip: 27/12/2016
Number of people: 6
Country: Costa Rica

Overall level of Satisfaction

Tribes Overall: "Good"
Tribes Service: "Generally very good. It would have been helpful to have been told what to expect at San Jose airport - it took almost 2 hours on entry to clear immigration and customs, And no warning that we would have to pay departure tax before checking in on out return"
Guides: "Some of the best guides we have ever had. Knowledgeable, helpful etc. Also drivers did more than just drive us - plenty of commentary on what we were seeing"
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Neutral"


Chayote Lodge
A fantastic first night stop. Views to die for. And the opportunity for short walks in the area to get aclimatised the next morning. Really pleasant staff
Trapp Family Lodge
Hotel was very good. Really friendly and helpful staff. Disadvantage was being in the cloud forest, It was very cold with a strong wind blowing all the time. Absolutely no chance of being outside. Whereas a mile or two down the road there was no wind and sunshine. So given the chance stay a little lower down

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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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