Holiday review by Ross

Name: Ross

Date of trip: 05/04/2019

Number of people: 2

We loved everything about Costa Rica: the animals and plants, the beautiful scenery, the warm and friendly people. Seeing animals you might have only watched on a David Attenborough program, free and in their own environment is a true privilege. Zip lining was even better than we hoped. It was a truly amazing experience! The food is very tasty - particularly fruit like pineapple which tastes so much better than anything you ever bought from a supermarket, and you will learn to love rice and beans.

  • Hotel Presidente lobby


  • Twin room at Hotel Presidente


  • Park near Hotel Presidente


  • Breakfast at Hotel Presidente


  • The pool at Pachira Lodge


  • Pachira Lodge Tortuguero boat trip


  • Pachira Lodge double room


  • Walkway at Pachira Lodge


  • Lomas del Volcan


  • Dining at Hotel Fonda Vela


  • Bahia del Sol pool and gardens


  • Standard room at Bahia del Sol


  • Bahia del Sol on Potrero Beach


  • Yoga class at Bahia del Sol


  • Restaurant and bar at Alta Hotel


  • The pool and restaurant at Alta Hotel


  • Alta Hotel bedroom


  • Alta Hotel terrace


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Tribes Overall:

A wonderful trip to a beautiful country. I think it was everything we hoped for and more.

Tribes Service:

Everything went exactly as planned and was just as described. Hotels were all of a high standard. Activities were well chosen and appropriate for us. Drivers were on time and everything was very well organised. It felt very individual and not like we were travelling in a group - exactly as we wanted


Guides were all excellent

The places you stayed

Hotel Presidente lobby

Hotel Presidente

Costa Rica

great location in the very centre of San Jose

The pool at Pachira Lodge

Pachira Lodge

Costa Rica

Fabulous location in the rain forest - Monkeys dancing through the trees outside our room was amazing!

Lomas del Volcan

Lomas del Volcan


Fantastic hotel with a wonderful breakfast! Very nice chalet type accommodation. Wonderful location on the slopes of the volcano. Its a fair way from town (La Fortuna), but we hired a car for the couple of free days we had there which worked very well.

Dining at Hotel Fonda Vela

Hotel Fonda Vela

Costa Rica

Located close to Monteverde reserve, but you needed to get taxi to town (St Elena) which was $10 each way.

Bahia del Sol pool and gardens

Bahia del Sol

Costa Rica

A very laid back and friendly small hotel, right on the beach. The perfect place to unwind at the end of the holiday.

Restaurant and bar at Alta Hotel

Alta Hotel

Costa Rica

A lovely hotel, but the restaurant was quite formal and expensive - perhaps a bit excessive for final evening which was just a stop over before an early flight the next day.