Amazing family trip to Costa Rica
Costa Rica | Mar 27 - Apr 6, 2024

Ben H.
Columbus, OH | Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

The team did an amazing job helping us with a fantastic experience. We spent three nights in Monteverde and seven nights in Nosara. Monteverde and the Cloud Forest was unlike anything I have ever seen before. We spent a few days hiking, ziplining and learning how chocolate and coffee is made. I personally loved the cloud forest. My wife loved the chocolate and coffee experience. The kids favorite was the night hike and zip lining. The hotel recommendation was very unique. With nine buildings stretching from the bottom of the mountain to the top, the resort felt like it was in the rain forest. Our room was at the very top of the mountain providing us with wonderful views of the golf of Nicoya.

We initially hesitated on planning a trip to Costa Rica. With four young kids, I was concerned that we would have challenges traveling between the airport and differing locations. For those that haven't been to CR, the roads can be a challenge. Gustavo connected us with Ride CR. This took all of the stress out of our trip. I would highly recommend using Ride CR if you are planning to move around the country with smaller kids.

Jessica was wonderful. She helped us schedule all the tours and activities. I really appreciated her responsiveness and ability to accommodate late changes that were needed. I was super surprised at how easy KimKim made this. I would 100% use this group again.

Hotel Review
El Establo Mountain Hotel

Such a unique hotel. The grounds are beautiful. The staff are wonderful. Our room was at the top of the mountain. It is easily a 20 minute walk. The shuttles made getting around the hotel super easy. I would recommend staying as high up as possible. You get a good view and a bit more of a breeze. I can't say enough about the staff. My daughter tripped and was injured and required stiches. The hotel staff offered to have a doctor visit the hotel to have her treated. They could not have been nicer. I would definitely stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Gustavo Camperos
Gustavo Camperos
Local specialist in Costa Rica | Replied on Apr 24, 2024

Hi Ben!

Monteverde is also easily at the top of my list in Costa Rica. The peace and beautiful views that you get here are hard to beat, and it's such a lovely setting for kids where they can explore safely.

I hope your daughter recovers from her stitches soon so that you can continue exploring the world together.

Until next time 🦥