Holiday review by Ms. Gail Trotter

Name: Ms. Gail Trotter

Date of trip: 04/02/2017

Number of people: 2

Being immersed in nature... perfection. Exactly what we wanted.

  • Restaurant and bar at Alta Hotel

     

  • The pool and restaurant at Alta Hotel

     

  • Alta Hotel bedroom

     

  • Alta Hotel terrace

     

  • Copa de Arbol

     

  • Bosque del Cabo

     

  • Aerial view of Nayara Gardens and Arenal volcano, Costa Rica © Nayara Gardens

    Aerial view of Nayara Gardens and Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

  • Lunchtime at Nayara Gardens in Arenal, Costa Rica © Nayara Gardens

    Lunchtime at Nayara Gardens in Arenal, Costa Rica

  • Pool at Nayara Gardens in Arenal, Costa Rica © 2017 Miles Photography

    Pool at Nayara Gardens in Arenal, Costa Rica

  • Deluxe room at Nayara Gardens, Arenal, Costa Rica © Nayara Gardens

    Deluxe room at Nayara Gardens, Arenal, Costa Rica

  • Arenas Del Mar pool

     

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Tribes Overall:

This was magnificent. We loved every single minute.

Tribes Service:

Our second time working with Tribes. We have been spoiled.

Guides:

The staff at the places we stayed were all friendly, knowledgeable, fun, engaging... the only exception at Basque del Cabo. The staff tended to keep their distance from the guests and interacted very rarely with conversation, suggestions, etc.


The places you stayed

Restaurant and bar at Alta Hotel

Alta Hotel

Costa Rica

Because of the flight arriving in early am, we only got to spend a few hours at this hotel.


Copa de Arbol

Copa de Arbol

Costa Rica

The accommodations here were outstanding. The staff was spectacular-courteous, respectful, fun.


Bosque del Cabo

Bosque del Cabo

Costa Rica

No air conditioning and being unused to humidity, sleeping was difficult.



Arenas Del Mar pool

Arenas Del Mar

Manuel Antonio & the south Pacific

Luxurious


Copa de Arbol

Copa de Arbol

Costa Rica

Cannot wait to return. Beautiful location, lovely staff, perfect room.


Bosque del Cabo

Bosque del Cabo

Costa Rica

We frequently received conflicting information from staff re: activities at this location. The trails were not well marked. They were not all easily accessible, and they required quite a bit of strenuous hiking. Two members of our group were lost on a trail, and after they failed to return we notified staff that there could be an issue. Someone went to find them, and discovered them very exhausted and thirsty, about a mile from the facility entrance. This staff member drove back to the facility to report these two were on their way. He did not offer to assist them. Also, we are two couples and we were given one room for the 4 of us. When we made it clear that we required two different rooms, we were told that would not be possible and no one had reserved two different rooms. Tribes and Swiss Air were very helpful in getting this issue resolved, however, we waited hours with our luggage for a room to be prepared unable to take advantage of the day. I would not return here.


Lunchtime at Nayara Gardens in Arenal, Costa Rica © Nayara Gardens

Nayara Gardens

Arenal

Sublime... extraordinary..... beyond expectations...


Arenas Del Mar pool

Arenas Del Mar

Manuel Antonio & the south Pacific

Cannot wait to return. Everything exceptional. Outstanding location.