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Costa Rica | Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2022

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Melinda A.
Fremont, CA | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

we are a family of four, and I have never booked with a travel agency before. My kids are now 12 and 13, and for our trip to Costa Rica, I thought I'd give it a try.

Yuliana was lovely. We went back and forth many times making little adjustments to the itinerary, and talking about possible activities. Typically, our family just lands somewhere, and then tries to figure out what to do, and we never do as much because we are sitting in a hotel room trying to figure it out as we go... read more

we are a family of four, and I have never booked with a travel agency before. My kids are now 12 and 13, and for our trip to Costa Rica, I thought I'd give it a try.

Yuliana was lovely. We went back and forth many times making little adjustments to the itinerary, and talking about possible activities. Typically, our family just lands somewhere, and then tries to figure out what to do, and we never do as much because we are sitting in a hotel room trying to figure it out as we go along.

This trip was so different. Everything was taken care of for us, and there was so little stress. Yuliana knows the country, and each of the hotels and "adventure" companies that are available, so I didn't have to worry, and research every single thing.

We will use these guys again. Why didn't we do this before??????? Give Kimkim a try!

Hotel Reviews
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Monteverde

This hotel gets 3 1/2 stars on tripadvisor, which is astounding to me. It's beautiful, the rooms are huge, and have a magnificent view, and it's not super expensive. We loved it the best of all of our costa rica hotels. I read through some of the reviews that gave the place 1 or 2 stars, and people were complaining about things like the bathroom being dark, or whatever. And we wonder why Americans get bad reputations as travellers. My kids and I loved this place. We had a room in the lowest building, so maybe that helped (ask for something low on the hillside.). However, we did see aboutis in the lawn, and we had giant french doors opening onto the lawn. It was heaven.

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Espadilla Gardens Hotel
Manuel Antonio

Lovely hotel. We really enjoyed the location, since it's basically one of the closest hotels to the beach, as well as the the national park. Super easy to walk to the beach, and relax, or take a surf lesson. There is a bus stop, so if you want to go up the hill or to Quepos, it's like 350 colones to get on the bus, and it comes every 15 minutes. Super convenient. The rooms are small, but the air conditioning is good! The pool is warm, and the restaurant is at the sister hotel just down the road. Super convenient place to stay, and reasonable room rates.

Local specialist: Yuliana Valverde
Yuliana
Yuliana Valverde
Local specialist in San José, Costa Rica | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Hi Melinda,

I hope you are well.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review.
It was my pleasure to assist you during this process.
I hope you and your family had a great time in Costa Rica.
Maybe you could visit Costa Rica in the future. :)
Best regards from Costa Rica,
Yuliana