Holiday review by Ms. Susan Keates

Name: Ms. Susan Keates

Date of trip: 04/08/2018

Number of people: 2

Seeing the diversity of wildlife in its rightful habitat was incredible. Sloths visible in the canopy and moving, Howler monkeys calling, variety of snakes including a Boa, Capocin monkeys being cheeky, huge colourful butterflies,toucans,humming birds, parrots and other birds but the highlight was seeing a leatherback turtle laying eggs. The rain in the rain forest was amazing and the sun at the beach and warmth of the water made for a relaxing time alongside the soaks in the hot springs at the volcano. Altogether made an unforgettable holiday.

  • Hotel Presidente lobby


  • Twin room at Hotel Presidente


  • Park near Hotel Presidente


  • Breakfast at Hotel Presidente


  • Bedroom at Le Cameleon


  • Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel beach and daybed


  • Market Cafe dining at Le Cameloen Boutique Hotel


  • The pool at Le Cameleon


  • Walkways, lodge and gardens at Evergreen


  • Evergreen Lodge bedroom


  • The pool at Evergreen Lodge


  • 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:

Tour timings and accomadation were well suited to our rquirements.

Tribes Service:

Paul Cook listened to our thoughts and requests planning an excellent itinerary. Responded to us even when we needed help on vacation. His knowledge of the area was excellent.


Drivers were friendly and helpful. Vehicles were good and arrived on time.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Most places were using biodegradable straws - good to see. Chain supermarket s were using strong quality paper bags. Rangers had good knowledge of parks.

The places you stayed

Hotel Presidente lobby

Hotel Presidente

Costa Rica

Staff unhelpful when we had incident in the City until Swiss travel intervened.

Bedroom at Le Cameleon

Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel

Costa Rica

Helpful caring staff lovely rooms and breakfast.

Walkways, lodge and gardens at Evergreen

Evergreen Lodge

Costa Rica

Transport to and from  was a bit like a cattle market! A brilliant experience non the less.

Hotel Arenal Springs

Arenal Springs Hotel


Relaxing time with lovely spacious rooms. Staff really friendly.

Bahia del Sol pool and gardens

Bahia del Sol

Costa Rica

Relaxing beach front hotel. Supermarket and restaurants within walking distance.

Chayote Lodge

Chayote Lodge

Costa Rica

Views and coffee amazing. Food and setting made a relaxing end to the holiday. Ideal start or finish as handy to airport. Owner very friendly and helpful employing the same standard of staff.