Holiday review by Mr. Kenneth Webb

Name: Mr. Kenneth Webb

Date of trip: 15/03/2019

Number of people: 2

The evening visit to La Selva when a porcupine ran along the handrail of the bridge we were walking across.

  • 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 and view at Parador Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica © Parador Resort

    Pool and view at Parador Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

  • Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica © KarenCoe

    Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

  • Lunch by the pool at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica © KarenCoe

    Lunch by the pool at Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

  • Main building at Chayote Lodge, near San Jose, Costa Rica © Chayote Lodge

    Main building at Chayote Lodge, near San Jose, Costa Rica

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Tribes Overall:

It met all our expectations and more for the amount of wildlife and birds we saw and and for the variety in the areas we visited.

Tribes Service:

Had all the information needed and contact and help was available when things went off course eg. the initial flight cancellation and delay due to diverting to the Azores !

Guides:

All our drivers were punctual and polite and we never felt worried about their driving skills. The guides all seemed knowledgeable and spoke good English. Particularly impressive were the guides at La Selva

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Clearly tourism is a vital part of the Cost Rican economy


The places you stayed

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

Hotel Presidente

San Jose

Due to our delayed arrival we were only there for a few hours but we enjoyed our short stay, it was quirky and fun, the staff were really helpful and the breakfast was good


Cabin at Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero, Costa Rica © AGMarks

Evergreen Lodge

Tortuguero National Park

The setting was lovely and the accommodation was good although basic. It was a shame there was no hot water to the basin in the en-suite, but only to the shower as with the mirror over the basin it made shaving a bit of a challenge!


Pool and view at Parador Resort & Spa, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica © Parador Resort

Parador Resort and Spa

Manuel Antonio

Another stunning but totally different place, again with welcoming cocktails. Moving to 34c on the Pacific Coast the air conditioning in the rooms was very welcome. Lovely restaurant and pool facilities with monkeys, macaws and toucans in the trees near the pool bar to entertain us.


Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica © KarenCoe

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge

Corcovado, Osa Peninsula

A unique place where you felt as if you really were in the jungle! Very well laid out and although the lodges are not large they are beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The restaurant was excellent . We realise that given the environment and setting, air conditioning in the rooms would not be possible, but it was again 34c and very high humidity. The boat trip there was great but perhaps a note in the itinery to warn you that a wet landing was involved would ensure we had the right clothes and footwear for when we arrived at La Hacienda


Main building at Chayote Lodge, near San Jose, Costa Rica © Chayote Lodge

Chayote Lodge

Near San Jose

This is ideal for a stopover prior to flying home. The views are stunning and the people could not have been more welcoming and helpful.