Costa Rica is such an amazing country-so much variety regarding scenery, landscapes and activities. Every single person we met-whether tour guides, hotel staff, restaurant staff were so warm and friendly and passionate about their country, Sadly our trip coincided with the international coronavirus pandemic resulting in uncertainty. However, " the pura vida" attitude of the people shone through at all times. The organisation and planning of TravelLocal's local partner was superb and everything went without a hitch.
The ability to be totally flexible Also we knew we were dealing with experts who really know their country and the best places for us to visit We loved all the individual transfers and the choice of smaller boutique hotels Montezuma as the final recommendation for a beach stay was perfect
It would be good to know exactly how long each transfer would be-also to be told if roads were likely to be bad/bumpy We would have preferred the option to have left earlier each day when transferring-in particular if it was a long journey, for example, we did not know on the last day that we would have a long wait to take the ferry to Puntarenas
All drivers and guides were excellent Drivers were very safe, courteous, interesting to talk to Guides-very knowledgeable, passionate about their country and about the wildlife
Try to read as much as possible about |Costa Rica first so that you are clear exactly what you want to see and do Be open to suggestions from TravelLocal's local partner regarding hotels, places to visit-you can really rely on their suggestions We were not overly keen on San Jose and would not include 2 nights there in future
We loved the whitewater rafting, the ziplining, the nature walks and the beach in Montezuma We saw so much wildlife and in particular so many birds The scenery is absolutely stunning