Great trip, beautiful scenery fun Activities - May 1 - May 6, 2022

Traveler: Michael S. - Local specialist: Yuliana Valverde

Great trip, beautiful scenery with lots to do. Very affordable especially if you use cash.
All the activities were very good and well planned. If getting a rental car get specific instructions on where to return it to and watch out for the return fees.
Most people are very friendly and like to help.
Please don't use the Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort although gorgeous grounds the spa was closed, room service was unavailable and the front desk staff acted like you were doing them a favor by... read more

Great trip, beautiful scenery with lots to do. Very affordable especially if you use cash.
All the activities were very good and well planned. If getting a rental car get specific instructions on where to return it to and watch out for the return fees.
Most people are very friendly and like to help.
Please don't use the Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort although gorgeous grounds the spa was closed, room service was unavailable and the front desk staff acted like you were doing them a favor by staying there.
We drove from San Jose to Liberia which is an adventure in itself. Not for the faint of heart but was fun for us. A working GPS is mandatory and driving more than a few miles at night is not recommended unless using the highway. We had to reschedule one of our activities to the morning since it was a 3 hour drive at night.

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort

Fortuna

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Hotel Review

Looks like a 5 star resort but behaves like a Motel 6. Rude front desk staff, no spa, room service not available.

Tips for future travelers

Go some where else

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Location and grounds
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Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

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Hotel Review

Great Hotel, good location. Beach activities by the locals right on the beach so can book an activity as soon as you step onto the beach(10 yards)

Tips for future travelers

Watch out for the Howler monkeys. They are entertaining.

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Activity Reviews

Zip Lining - Hanging Bridges & Aerial Tram

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

Scary and fun at the same time

Food

Guides, drivers and staff

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Catamaran Sailing Tour & Snorkeling

Costa Rica

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Activity Review

Party Boat with great staff.

Food

Transport

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Yuliana Valverde, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Michael,

Thanks for your review.

It is good to read, most of the trip was great.

Our apologies for the inconvenience at Los Lagos Hotel, if you had called us we can find a solution to offer a better experience when you visited La Fortuna.

Let's hope you will travel with us again in the future.

Best,
Yuliana