A wonderful perfectly planned 8 days in Costa Rica! - Jan 4 - Jan 11, 2022

Traveler: Jay J. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

What a wonderful 8 days in Costa Rica for our family of 4 (including 2 teenage girls)! Because of the impeccable planning and support provided by Adriana, the actual trip turned out to be so much better even as compared to what we had anticipated.

Planning the trip took multiple back & forths with Adriana over a few weeks - given our specific interests, constraints as well as the changing COVID situation. But Adriana was always patient, resourceful and prompt in getting all the questions... read more

What a wonderful 8 days in Costa Rica for our family of 4 (including 2 teenage girls)! Because of the impeccable planning and support provided by Adriana, the actual trip turned out to be so much better even as compared to what we had anticipated.

Planning the trip took multiple back & forths with Adriana over a few weeks - given our specific interests, constraints as well as the changing COVID situation. But Adriana was always patient, resourceful and prompt in getting all the questions answered to our satisfaction. The trip plan that she arrived at, after all the iterations, based on our feedback was just perfect. Even after arriving at a perfect plan, we needed to move the dates by a couple of days, requiring Adriana to redo some of the planning and booking - but that did not deter her! A few timing changes during the trip were also accomodated by the Amazilla team. Wilson, Mr. Gonzalez and other drivers did an excellent job shuttling us between destinations and providing vivid commentary. Our guides Franklin (at Arenal), Jason/Jon Carlos (White Water Rafting), Allen (Manuel Antonio) were all very knowledgable and made the activities so much more interesting!

This was a memorable 8-days for all 4 of us. CR's beauty is alluring and captivating. And the local expertise and diligence provided by Adriana and the rest of the crew made it very seamless and delightful. Thanks everyone! Pura Vida!

Hotel Review

El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde Costa Rica

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Hotel Review

Stayed here for 2 nights - Great Views specially if you drive up the property - Vegetarian food options were somewhat limited. But still manageable.

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Cleanliness & Comfort

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Authenticity & Character

Activity Reviews

Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining

Monteverde

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Activity Review

Ziplining over the Cloud Forests was amazing! Some climbing and fair amount of walking required

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Guides, drivers and staff

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Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining

Monteverde

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Activity Review

Ziplining over the Cloud Forests was amazing! Some climbing and fair amount of walking required

Transport

Guides, drivers and staff

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Coffee & Chocolate Tour

Costa Rica

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Guides, drivers and staff

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Whitewater Rafting on the Balsa River Class II & III

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

Level 2/3 White Water Rafting - This was on our bucket list. Had a small incident (since I do not know swimming and started panicking when the raft capsized and I fell in the river). But Jason (our guide) handled it professionally and strongly! Truly amazed

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Guides, drivers and staff

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Arenal 1968 Volcano Hike & Visit to La Fortuna Waterfall

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

Franklin (as our guide) was very knowledegable - Making the hike a very interesting and learning experience.

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Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike

Costa Rica

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Transport

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jay,
Thank you very much for your nice comments and your time to share with us your experience in Costa Rica. I am very happy that you enjoyed the services that we organized for you, it was a pleasure for me to help you coordinate your trip and make the necessary changes so that your trip meets your expectations. I will be glad to assist you in the future if you decide to visit us again and organize a new adventure for you in this little paradise. :)

Sunny Regards & Pura Vida!
Adriana