Holiday review by Mrs. Andrea Dawson

Name: Mrs. Andrea Dawson

Date of trip: 06/11/2018

Number of people: 2

The wildlife and the different environments - especially the cloud forest. We were very lucky with the weather which helped with the variety of birds we saw.

  • Hotel Presidente lobby

     

  • Twin room at Hotel Presidente

     

  • Park near Hotel Presidente

     

  • Breakfast at Hotel Presidente

     

  • Walkways, lodge and gardens at Evergreen

     

  • Evergreen Lodge bedroom

     

  • The pool at Evergreen Lodge

     

  • Lomas del Volcan

     

  • The bar at Monteverde Lodge

     

  • 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:

We had a lovely time. Really liked Costa Rica and all the different areas. We found Tortuguera part a little disappointing as we did not see as much wildlife as we had hoped for and had expected that area to be the best but the other areas were fantastic.

Tribes Service:

Very positive. Loved the app and all the information provided well ahead of the date of the booking. Felt v well informed and therefore felt fully prepared and did find we had packed all the right things. The app did mean I could check the itinerary very easily which was very useful as we had so many different pick ups and excursions.

Guides:

All very good.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Some accommodation seemed more aware than others. Monteverde Lodge especially promoted social and environmental responsibility which we liked.


The places you stayed

Hotel Presidente lobby

Hotel Presidente

Costa Rica

Good location and restaurant. Rooms large and clean but very basic. Food in the restaurant good and nice roof area to sit out (no view though). Fine for the overnight stop.


Walkways, lodge and gardens at Evergreen

Evergreen Lodge

Costa Rica

Location good. Rooms very nice but restaurant area very ordinary and food not very good. Basic buffet with choice of 2 mains. No vegetarian alternative offered so would have to pre-order. Pool area pleasant but noisy as loud music which seemed inappropriate in that setting.


Lomas del Volcan

Lomas del Volcan

Arenal

Loved this - beautiful views when cloud rose. Not far from town and hotel has in-house taxi for visiting restaurants in town - 5-10 minute drive away. Needs to be paid for but very convenient. Staff very nice and lovely restaurant and bar. Humming birds in the garden. Lovely rooms. very private.


The bar at Monteverde Lodge

Monteverde Lodge and Gardens

Costa Rica

Loved this too. Very environment and location aware. Lovely restaurant with excellent food. Restaurant well known in the area. Good location - easy to walk in to town and to some of the local exhibits - e.g. orchid garden. Again staff very helpful. Lovely views and a variety of animals in the garden.


Bahia del Sol pool and gardens

Bahia del Sol

Costa Rica

Loved this too - set on very long quiet beach. Rooms large and very modern. Staff very nice. Large pool for number of rooms and lovely swim up bar - no piped music. Lots of seating and beds around the pool and on the beach. Food very good.