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Really enjoyed our stay in Costa Rica

We knew we would like the wildlife and tours but the surprise was the people and vibe of Costa Rica. Friendly , safe , easy to move around. A small country but with many different experiences offer.

John, from UK

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What was good about our local partner based in Costa Rica?

Mariana did a great job , I think we went through 9 schedule variations. So very patient. All the guides and staff at resorts were friendly.

What could our local partner based in Costa Rica improve on?

Setting a schedule would be far quicker if prices of choices we were making were clearer. We stayed in one hotel 3 nights and as it was jungle based we ate 3 meals a day at hotel. In fact there were many other places to eat locally and had we known we would have just had B&B at the hotel. Something we would do next time if staying > 1 night somewhere.

What did you think about the guides or drivers on your trip?

Typically the more you engage with them the better experience you can have. It is hard for them unless you tell them what you want from the experience. Sometimes accents are difficult and of course some had more fluent English than others. But this is to be expected.

What advice would you give to other travellers planning a trip to Costa Rica?

Most tours (that feed you lunch) tend to feed you the same local rice and beans + plantains. Nothing wrong with that except if you do many tours you begin to feel like you are not eating as wide a variety of local foods as you might have. You could probably get away without 4WD cars in many parts but if you are driving in the mountain areas its best to have one.

What was the most memorable part of your trip?

Our time at Corcovada and also the rafting were probably the high lights

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Our local partner based in Costa Rica replied...

Hola John, Thank you very much for leaving your comments here, I’m very happy to hear you had a nice time in Costa Rica! I hope you visit us again in the future. Pura vida, Mariana

Our local partner based in Costa Rica
Our local partner based in Costa Rica