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Perfect trip all round

This trip was so suited to our ideal, We had 6 varied but always wonderful places to stay. Great guides and great locations. We wanted wildlife with an emphasis on birds and that exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was spaced to give us a balance of activity and relaxation that we were looking for and everything, such as transfers ran smoothly and on time. We can't fault it.

John, from United Kingdom

Visited Costa Rica in

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96% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.

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

Everything made easy and efficient for our trip

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

I don't really like filling in online surveys passed by some drivers, obviously under instruction. Better communication to Hotels and lodges about allergies. In my case Ceoliac, so shouldn't have gluten. most had no idea what I was talking about.

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

Guides were all really great. Communicative, knowledgeable and eager to answer any questions and ensure we had a fulfilling experience. One or two drivers where somewhat impatient and a little too eager to get to a destination quickly. Some spent a lot of time talking on the phone while driving, presumably to their employers giving updates and taking instructions (illegal in the UK). This did make some trips a little more stressful than needed.

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

Take binoculars, sun screen, perhaps some bug spray and use a recommended guide if you're looking for wildlife, they'll spot things you'd never see if alone. Also take a smile and relax.

What was the most memorable part of your trip?

The whole experience of Costa Rica, FANTASTIC!

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Our local partner based in Costa Rica replied...

Hola John, Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us! It is great to hear your trip was exactly what you were looking for 😀 It was a pleasure for us to help you plan everything. Best wishes from San José to you and Melalie, Mariana

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