Such a great mix of relaxing & learning.
Costa Rica | Oct 1 - Oct 7, 2022

Katie
Katie H.
Nashville, TN | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

This trip was absolutely fantastic. Randall did such an amazing job planning it for us. We took our family of ten and did many touristy things, such as a catamaran tour with snorkeling and soaking at Baldi Hot Springs, but we also wanted to get immersed in the culture. We had the opportunity to hike through the rainforest and learn about volcanos, tour a farm and learn how to cook traditional Costa Rican food, volunteer at an animal rescue facility, and get up close and personal with... read more

This trip was absolutely fantastic. Randall did such an amazing job planning it for us. We took our family of ten and did many touristy things, such as a catamaran tour with snorkeling and soaking at Baldi Hot Springs, but we also wanted to get immersed in the culture. We had the opportunity to hike through the rainforest and learn about volcanos, tour a farm and learn how to cook traditional Costa Rican food, volunteer at an animal rescue facility, and get up close and personal with crocodiles and monkeys. It couldn't have been a better trip (unless we'd seen some sloths, but unfortunately they were shy on our hikes). The hotels were perfect, the people were kind, and the tour guides were informative and fun. I would highly recommend anyone visit this incredible country and use Randall to help them plan it!

Hotel Reviews
Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa
La Fortuna

Beautiful, peaceful, quiet, and the staff couldn't have been nicer!

Authenticity & Character
Cute little huts instead of typical hotel rooms and the flowers were amazingly beautiful.
Location
Great location close to many activities
Staff
Just the nicest people who were willing to help with anything. Especially the restaurant staff!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable.
Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
Tamarindo

Well secured, great location, lots of amenities.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to a lot of great places. Right on the beach!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Hiking Waterfalls & River Swimming in La Fortuna
Arenal/La Fortuna

Gorgeous views!

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Arenal Volcano Hike & Baldi Hot Springs & Dinner
Arenal/La Fortuna

Very educational hike with incredible views! Relaxing in the hot springs was a great way to end the day.

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Transfer Hotel - Arenal Vida Campesina - Hotel
Arenal/La Fortuna
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Vida Campesina Cultural & Cooking Class
Arenal/La Fortuna

Really fun and educational experience.

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Transfer Hotel - Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center - Hotel
Arenal/La Fortuna
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Proyecto Asis Rescue Center Wildlife Tour + Volunteer
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was a great place to visit and we highly recommend staying for the volunteer portion! It was my kids' favorite activity of the whole trip!

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Sunset Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling Tour
Costa Rica

Fantastic trip! Beautiful sunset, snorkeling, delicious meal. Couldn't have been better.

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Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour
Costa Rica

Loved this adventure. The guides were great and helped us spot so many unique animals! The food was good and the pottery is beautiful.

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Local specialist: Randall Jiménez
Randall
Randall Jiménez
Local specialist in San José, Costa Rica | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Hi Katie,

Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate your trust in traveling with us and for sharing your experience with other future travelers. We are here for you anytime you decide to return to our country and explore new and exotic destinations :)

Pura Vida!
Randall