Holiday review by Stephen

Name: Stephen

Date of trip: 22/02/2018

Number of people: 2

The people were lovely; ziplining for the first time, when in ones' late 60s! the wildlife; the beauty and tranquility of the North Pacific coastline.

  • Hotel Presidente lobby


  • Twin room at Hotel Presidente


  • Park near Hotel Presidente


  • Breakfast at Hotel Presidente


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Hotel Arenal Springs


  • Bahia del Sol pool and gardens


  • Standard room at Bahia del Sol


  • Bahia del Sol on Potrero Beach


  • Yoga class at Bahia del Sol


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Tribes Overall:

A wonderful country to visit. The programme Tribes put together fitted our wishes exactly and worked perfectly.

Tribes Service:

Paul produced an excellent package, and the pre-departure brief was very good.


May, who was the Swiss Travel Rep who met us at the airport and accompanied us to Hotel Presidente, was lovely, knowledgeable and informative.

Samuel Arguedas Trejos, who was our guide for the bird tour in Monteverde, was superb. Hugely knowledgeable, with an incredible ability to spot birds. He was the perfect guide.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Costa Rica was the most environmentally conscious country we had ever visited, with every guide and every hotel telling us what was being done environmentally. Very impressive.

The places you stayed

Hotel Presidente lobby

Hotel Presidente

Costa Rica

A perfect centre for touring San Jose

Hotel Arenal Springs

Arenal Springs Hotel


A lovely hotel in a superb setting

Bahia del Sol pool and gardens

Bahia del Sol

Costa Rica

A lovely beach resort. Most of the staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful, but the atmosphere was spoiled by 2 or 3 of the waiting staff, who were surly and begrudging.

Chayote Lodge

Chayote Lodge

Costa Rica

A fabulous lodge, with outstanding views, excellent food, and lovely staff.