Holiday review by Mr. Andrew Stockham

Name: Mr. Andrew Stockham

Date of trip: 04/02/2020

Number of people: 2

The special moments were centred around the wildlife experiences eg. two six foot iguanas in full mating colour squaring up to each other about 10 yards from our hotel room on our first morning at Manatus : a sloth feeing its baby only yards away from us whilst we were on one of the river trips. Also memorable was the night walk where we saw so many of the smaller creatures , albeit whilst being attacked by some serious bugs !

  • Restaurant and bar at Alta Hotel


  • The pool and restaurant at Alta Hotel


  • Alta Hotel bedroom


  • Alta Hotel terrace


  • Manatus Hotel


  • Pool at Capitan Suizo Hotel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica © Capitan Suizo

    Pool at Capitan Suizo Hotel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Tribes Overall:

We had a great holiday and as a result would seriously consider a return to Costa Rica to visit some of the areas we did not get to on this occasion.

Tribes Service:

Alex made the planning and booking of the trip very easy - he always listened to what we wanted and was able to put together the holiday that we were looking for,


Swiss Travel were efficient in the collection from the airport and were able to deal with our questions about the itinerary. The guides at Manatus were excellent.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

No real comments here.

The places you stayed

Restaurant and bar at Alta Hotel

Alta Hotel

Costa Rica

We felt we could have had a more basic hotel, closer to the airport as we spent so little time there. That said we have no complaints.

Manatus Hotel

Manatus Hotel

Costa Rica

The room and the hotel facilities were excellent. We especially enjoyed the river trips and the night walk - the guides were particularly knowledgeable. The staff at the hotel were very friendly - restaurant staff particularly. We were pleased to have stayed the extra day for more wildlife watching.
The only slight negative is the lack of hot water and a plug in the bathroom sink which made shaving a challenge ! Also the hotel provides wellingtons for the forest trails so trainers were not needed.

Pool at Capitan Suizo Hotel, Tamarindo, Costa Rica © Capitan Suizo

Hotel Capitan Suizo


Great location away from the busy centre of Tamorindo and with lovely beac access. Super room, restaurant and staff were all very friendly and welcoming.We loved the warm sea..great beach and waves.