Perfect, Seamless Vacation in Costa Rica with Two Young Girls
Costa Rica | May 31 - Jun 8, 2024

Keely
Keely G.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

The trip was seamless from start to finish with Holden and Wilman’s help. They did a great job listening to my needs traveling as a mom with two little girls and each of our accommodations were outstanding, as were those of any local sights / restaurants to visit. Our tours were exceptional - Mariano was a great guide and very personable. We truly enjoyed the time with him tremendously as well as the pace he set for us, even stopping additionally for ice cream, lunch etc. Alex was also helpful and our guides in Manuel Antonio were fabulous helping us see the wildlife and taking exceptional photos / videos to take with us! Additionally each transfer/driver was punctual and got us to our destination on time.

Hotel Reviews
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs
Fortuna

Wonderful facility. Staff was warm and welcoming and went out of their way to help us - a staff member even stopped us one morning to show us an injured hummingbird! We enjoyed the low key nature of the resort and lounging in the hot springs each evening before bed.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great location for tours - only drawback is not within walking distance to offsite restaurants.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Some bug issues but worked them out :) It is Costa Rica after all!
La Mariposa Hotel
Manuel Antonio

Beautiful facility and great location, but the service was sometimes lacking.

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully renovated, incorporating lots of local feel.
Location
Beautiful views, walking distance to beaches, restaurants and markets.
Staff
Mixed experience. The evening restaurant service was amazing, and certain attendants at pool/bar were great. Front desk service was cold and transactional; we also struggled to get the attention of wait staff to order lunch at pool or at bar.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Was beautiful! Would be helpful to have a couple more patio chairs so that a family of more than 2 can sit at once to enjoy the patio. Also needed a few more drawers/hangers.
Activity Reviews
Arenal Mundo Aventura Ride- Zipline + Horseback Ride
Arenal Mundo Aventura Ride- Zipline + Horseback Ride
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Nature Walk in Danaus Eco-Center
Guided Nature Walk in Danaus Eco-Center
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Catamaran Planet Dolphin
Catamaran Planet Dolphin
Costa Rica
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges
Guided Hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Private Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Costa Rica
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Hike in Arenal Volcano Park 1968
Guided Hike in Arenal Volcano Park 1968
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Holden Ketchum
Holden
Holden Ketchum
Local specialist in Cartago, Costa Rica | Replied on Jun 10, 2024

Thank you Keely for your kind words for all of the people who participated in making your trip a great adventure! I'm glad that the tours and activities we chose for you and your young daughters were exceptional and met your expectations! I know your trip was a long time in the making and I'm very happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful timecreating memories in Costa Rica!
Thank you
Holden Ketchum
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