Holiday review by Julie GB
Name: Julie GB
Date of trip: 10/01/2020
Number of people: 2
I thoroughly enjoyed the day trip to Doka coffee plantation, Poas (even though it was clouded over) and La Paz waterfalls. Also the fact that we stopped at a local cafe to sample the strawberries and wine. I also enjoyed the night walk at Punta Leona and had a magical morning snorkelling alone with two large turtles at Playa Blanca. I self-drove to Manuel Antonio and joined a small group with a guide. That was also highly enjoyable, although at times a little crowded.
I wasn’t expecting the crowds of tourists but discovered it was holiday time in Costa Rica while I was there. Also I found it quite expensive.
However, the wild beauty and stunning biodiversity made it worthwhile!
Paul was very helpful, responsive and flexible.
All guides were extremely professional, enthusiastic and highly trained.
Social & Environmental Responsibility:
It seemed to support the local businesses which was good. I did not feel comfortable with how some of the animals (cats mainly) were kept at the refuge centre in La Paz. They appeared stressed by all the visitors.