Don't Waste Your Time With Anyone Else!
Costa Rica | Jun 15 - Jun 23, 2022

Paul
Paul G.
Chicago, IL | Jul 01, 2022

There is far too much to mention here in detail, so I'll summarize by saying that I can't recommend KimKim's services highly enough. It would be next to impossible to name a favorite day or activity, as everything was seamlessly organized and integrated into a perfect, once-in-a-lifetime experience. In short, it was the best introduction to the amazing beauty and culture that Costa Rica has to offer that I can possibly imagine. From hiking to adventurous activities and relaxation beyond any... read more

There is far too much to mention here in detail, so I'll summarize by saying that I can't recommend KimKim's services highly enough. It would be next to impossible to name a favorite day or activity, as everything was seamlessly organized and integrated into a perfect, once-in-a-lifetime experience. In short, it was the best introduction to the amazing beauty and culture that Costa Rica has to offer that I can possibly imagine. From hiking to adventurous activities and relaxation beyond any expectation, everything was top notch; locations, hotels, transportation, food, activities, guides, etc. There was nothing left out by our outstanding agent and the guides and drivers along the way, and plenty of room to keep things custom and personalized at every step. If you're considering the trip, don't hesitate another moment!

Hotel Reviews

Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs

Fortuna

Unreal. I won't waste my time trying to describe what should, without any question, be experienced in person. By the end of a two-night stay, I was compelled to begin worshipping volcanoes. One thing I will mention - do not miss the Ecotermales Fortuna hot spring. I would return for an extended stay just to go there again!

Tips for future travelers

You'd better book an extra night.

Authenticity & Character
Like most of the popular tourist accommodations in Costa Rica, the hotel has its own large, isolated grounds about a kilometer off the area's main road, but is also tangent to a small local town. A nice balance.
Location
The view - the springs - the grounds - the food - the staff - everything!
Staff
Considering the hotel's proximity to San José and general popularity, staff are confidently bilingual in Spanish and English in the very least, and are generally very engaging. The further away you travel from San José, the more I recommend brushing up on some Spanish.
Cleanliness & Comfort

Hotel Costa Verde

Manuel Antonio

It would not have been possible for me to accurately imagine how much of dream this room would be. We were in 4B, and our view of the Manuel Antonio beach area was utterly beyond belief. There's is certainly too much to describe here, but I can't recommend highly enough for those staying in the Manuel Antonio area. The grounds are fun and interesting, featuring some tasty restaurants, a nice little hike, multiple lounge areas (which you will share with friendly monkeys and iguanas), and of course, easy access to a beach straight out of your most indulgent tropical fantasies. Food is great, staff is friendly and helpful, and an entire week's worth of incredible activities is just the beginning of what's available nearby. Don't wait to book!!

Tips for future travelers

Book an extra beach day, and get some pizza from El Wagon! If you're looking for any guidance for local activities, Tucanes Tours are absolutely phenomenal.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Randall Jiménez
Randall
Randall Jiménez
Local specialist in San Pedro | Jul 01, 2022

Hi Paul, thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We are so delighted that you rate our service as 5-star as we strive to provide just that for all our visitors.

We look forward to seeing you and David again soon.

Pura Vida!
Randall