Holiday review by Jane

Name: Jane

Date of trip: 30/12/2016

Number of people: 2

  • Restaurant and bar at Alta Hotel


  • The pool and restaurant at Alta Hotel


  • Alta Hotel bedroom


  • Alta Hotel terrace


  • Cariblue-B18-1


  • Cariblue-B18-2


  • Cariblue-B18-3


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Parador Resort and Spa


  • Relax on one of the terraces at Parador Resort and Spa


  • Go hiking in Manuel Antonio National Park from Parador Resort & Spa


  • Premuim plus room at Parador Resort and Spa


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Tribes Overall:

We were expecting to see wonderful wildlife, but not everywhere. Seeing coatis at the road side, encountering 2 species of monkey on the track to the local beach and seeing poison dart frogs in the flowerbed at the hotel was really special. The best way to view sloths is definately from the poolside sunlounger ! You don't get a stiff neck and as they move so slowly , you can read a few pages of your book and they won't have gone far when you take another look. The biggest surprise for me was the country and the people. I was expecting "tico time " but found no evidence of it in any of the people that we came into contact with. They were all very efficient and hard working, while being friendly, cheerful, kind and polite. While we only saw a few places, which were quite touristy, everywhere felt safe and the general infrastructure was good. There was very little litter and the ticos seem to be right behind the green agenda.

Tribes Service:

Paul dealt with our tight time window and particular requirements really well and was unfailingly helpful. That's why we booked with you.

The places you stayed

Restaurant and bar at Alta Hotel

Alta Hotel

Costa Rica

Really classy. Excellent staff.

Cariblue bungalow


Costa Rica

Fabulous wildlife in the hotel grounds inluding a ground level sloth encounter and right by the beach.

Hotel Arenal Springs

Arenal Springs Hotel


Highlight -Hotel hot springs with included green iguana !!

Parador Resort and Spa

Parador Resort and Spa

Costa Rica

More wonderful hotel wildlife including an iguana spat by the pool and some visiting raccoons.