11 days in Costa Rica
Costa Rica | Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2022

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Audrea H.
Brenham, TX | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2022

Can't express enough of how wonderful Sergio was in helping us plan our trip. Sergio easy to contact and there to answer all our silly questions and make changes when needed. He was even available during our trip and after we returned home. I will be returning to Costa Rica and will defiantly be using Sergio to help with planning. EVERYTHING was taken care of and we had zero issues. Best trip of my life.

Thank again!
Audrea Hiatt read more

Can't express enough of how wonderful Sergio was in helping us plan our trip. Sergio easy to contact and there to answer all our silly questions and make changes when needed. He was even available during our trip and after we returned home. I will be returning to Costa Rica and will defiantly be using Sergio to help with planning. EVERYTHING was taken care of and we had zero issues. Best trip of my life.

Thank again!
Audrea Hiatt

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Balmoral
San José

Okay hotel but didn't like San Jose. Had free breakfast and staff was friendly. A/C didn't work in our room the first night.

Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
La Fortuna

AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!!! Beautiful hotel and staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make our stay one to remember. Can't wait to go back. Loved the town and the local people. Everyone was so nice and helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Just beautiful. Sitting on the porch and watching all the wild life was amazing. I could sit there for hours.
Location
Great location, close to the town. $7 taxi ride into town. Felt very safe at this hotel.
Staff
Nice beautiful people. Even the lawn crew smiles and says hello and welcome.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very Clean and comfortable.
Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco
Monteverde Costa Rica

Did not like walking up 4 floors to our room. Other then that the staff was nice and hotel was walking distance to the town. Food and shops were great as well.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lots of floors to walk up.
Hotel Costa Verde
Manuel Antonio

Beautiful hotel, great views(pool, patio, ect), nice staff, town foods and shopping are over priced. Walking distance to the beach.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Super super hard bed. Rooms are beautiful and big with small kitchen though.
Activity Reviews
La Fortuna Waterfall, Hanging Bridges, Arenal Volcano, and Ecotermales Hotsprings
Costa Rica

Great experience, would do this again. It was raining very hard and we did not get to go down to the waterfall but we did go to the over look. Ecotermales hot springs was AMAZING! We got to swing in the hot spring and order drinks. Then had a nice all inclusive dinner. Must do if you visit La Fortuna.

Quality of Experience
Food
Lunch was included at the hanging bridges and it was fantastic. We even had coffee and desert after. Dinner at the hot springs was amazing as well.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Loved our private tour guide Raul. He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much from him. He truly loves his job and teaching people everything he knows.
Transport
We had Raul as out pirvate tour guy for the day and it was worth the extra money.
Sloth Observation - Day or Night Walk
Arenal/La Fortuna

We saw a momma and baby sloth. The tour guys great and were able to find sloths just driving down the road. We got to see 5 different sloths. Learned a lot about 2 and 3 toed sloths. We even saw other animals like a howler money. So cool!

Quality of Experience
Seeing a baby sloth with his momma.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
So smart and ready to teach you everything they know.
Transport
Had water and umbrellas available for everyone.
Horseback Riding to Nauyaca Waterfalls
Costa Rica

Breath taking experience. Horses are so fun and make the travel to the falls so easy. You fall in love with your horse and get to know there personalities. Horse guides are fun and make you smile. Horse guides also teach you a lot about riding a horse. Lunch after visiting the falls is amazing as well.

Quality of Experience
Food
Lunch made by local woman was amazing.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Dennis was a super fun horse guide. He always had a smile you his face and answered all our questions.
Transport
Private transport stop at his house to give us fresh made ceviche his wife made. BEST CEVICHE EVER! Nicest couple you will ever meet. They would of invited us in for dinner and made us feel welcomed.
Private: Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Nature Hike
Manuel Antonio

This was not on our visit at first. Then after arriving and speaking to the locals and visitors. We learned how amazing the national part was. We opted to do a private tour and it was better then we could of hoped for. Wish we would of had time to enjoy the park beach, but we will for sure next time.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private tour guide was one of the best in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. His love for this area shows. He loves to teach and wants you to learn everything possible able the jungle.
Transport
100% Aventura Zip Line and Hanging Bridges Monteverde
Monteverde

Do it! I got to see flying toucans while ziplining.

Quality of Experience
Amazing! Was scared but I overcame my fear and I don't regret it.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Sergio Bolaños
Sergio
Sergio Bolaños
Local specialist in Limon, Costa Rica | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2022

Hi Audrea! I am so happy that you had a great time while in Costa Rica!
It was my pleasure to help you plan the best trip for you and Brittany.
Pura Vida!