Holiday review by Mrs Claire Race

Name: Mrs Claire Race

Date of trip: 24/04/2019

Number of people: 2

The variety of locations in natural environments with a huge variety of wildlife. The zipline and hanging bridges at Monteverde err a highlight!

  • Radisson San Jose swimming pool


  • Cafe Tropical at Radisson San Jose


  • Shawandha Lodge gardens


  • Shawandha Lodge gardens


  • Shawandha Lodge gardens


  • Mawamba Lodge


  • Walkway at Selva Verde Lodge


  • Sarapiqur River by Selva Verde Lodge


  • The bar at Monteverde Lodge


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Tribes Overall:

We had a wonderful holiday with Tribes! The destinations were varied, interesting with plenty of wildlife and activities to do. We were driving some of the time and the roads were challenging with unmade roads especially around Monteverde. It was all good but we had to allow some more time between lodges!

The places you stayed

Radisson San Jose swimming pool

Radisson San Jose

Costa Rica

Shawandha Lodge gardens

Shawandha Lodge

Costa Rica

Individual lodges which felt like you were in the heart of the jungle.

Mawamba Lodge

Mawamba Lodge

Costa Rica

The location is amazing between the sea and river, lovely gardens with frog and butterfly houses. The rooms are a bit basic but comfortable, but we had not hot water, not even warm so when we had got wet in a downpour it wasn’t pleasant. Apparently nobody had any hot water!

Walkway at Selva Verde Lodge

Selva Verde Lodge

Costa Rica

A fantastic lodge for birding, lovely setting by the river and really good nature guides. The room was spacious and comfortable but perhaps a little dated. The food was ok in the Italian restaurant, upstairs the local food was a bit basic.

The bar at Monteverde Lodge

Monteverde Lodge and Gardens

Costa Rica

Our favourite lodge! Calm and peaceful with a small but pleasant pool area, lovely balcony room well worth the upgrade. The staff were all excellent, cocktails amazing!!
Great location on the edge of the village so you can walk to a bar/restaurant in 10 minutes.