Holiday review by r and j

Name: r and j

Date of trip: 05/03/2019

Number of people: 2

We were lucky enough to see Arenal volcano bathed in sunshine on one day. Ginger plants and Heliconia growing almost everywhere all added to our experiences of the colourful nature of Costa Rica. Snorkelling in the Pacific ,seeing Reef Sharks ,rounded off a wonderful under water adventure.

  • 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

  • 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:

Costa Rica is a beautiful country. This was our first visit and therefore were uncertain as to exactly what to expect. The variety of experiences resulted in a wonderful holiday.

Tribes Service:

The advice regarding our itinerary was tailored to meet our needs as first time visitors to Costa Rica. The choice of accommodation suggested was excellent.
Last minute information regarding travel disruption due to road works was appreciated.

Guides:

With one exception all the guides were knowledgeable and personable The exception being the guide who took us on a hike over the Lava Flows at Arenal who lacked any personality and gave little information during the whole of the hike.
An alternative activity would also be more enjoyable eg. bird watching - sloth trail.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Difficulty to say.


The places you stayed

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

Hotel Presidente

San Jose

Clean, comfortable hotel but somewhat chaotic arrangements for hot drinks etc. prior to early morning start.


Cabin at Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero, Costa Rica © AGMarks

Evergreen Lodge

Tortuguero National Park

Lovely location, excellent room, quiet. Nice pool area and gardens.
Buffet style meals were adequate.

Staff helpful and friendly.


The bar at Monteverde Lodge

Monteverde Lodge and Gardens

Costa Rica

Lovely quiet Lodge. Near enough to walk to 'eat out' as an alternative to dining in the hotel.
Stall very pleasant and helpful


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

Bahia del Sol

Playa Potrero, Guanacaste

Lovely location right on the beach. Lots of eating places that are easily accessible from the hotel.
Staff very accommodating.
An ideal place to relax after travelling around.