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.

  • Rooftop of Hotel Presidente, San Jose, Costa Rica © Hotel Presidente

    Rooftop of Hotel Presidente, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Facade of Hotel Presidente, San Jose, Costa Rica © Hotel Presidente

    Facade of Hotel Presidente, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Cabin at Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero, Costa Rica © AGMarks

    Cabin at Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

  • Pool at Lomas del Volcan, Arenal, Costa Rica © Fotokoky

    Pool at Lomas del Volcan, Arenal, Costa Rica

  • The bar at Monteverde Lodge

     

  • Bahia del Sol pool at sunset, Costa Rica © Bahia del Sol

    Bahia del Sol pool at sunset, Costa Rica

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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

Rooftop of Hotel Presidente, San Jose, Costa Rica © Hotel Presidente

Hotel Presidente

San Jose

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.


Cabin at Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero, Costa Rica © AGMarks

Evergreen Lodge

Tortuguero National Park

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.


Pool at Lomas del Volcan, Arenal, Costa Rica © Fotokoky

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 at sunset, Costa Rica © Bahia del Sol

Bahia del Sol

Playa Potrero, Guanacaste

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.