1 independent reviews for Costa Rica family adventure vacation

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review 2 Jan 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The friends we made, the beautiful unspoilt rainforest, the abundant wildlife, and the lovely beaches.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Prepare for a wide temp variation - cooler and wetter in the forests, and very warm and dry on the beaches. Take insect repellent, sunscreen, a waterproof and a hat. Its safe to drink the water so take a bottle and refill. The food is lovely, not spicy, plenty of fruits and variety with something for every palate. You will take so many photos! Binoculars are handy but the guide carries some you can borrow. Shorts are fine everywhere and you will need swim gear - several sets if possible. Go on the catamaran cruise at Quepos - we saw dolphins and could snorkel on a small reef with tropical fish. The boat had a slide which the children loved! Zip wire was fun but quite hard work, and the rafting was excellent! The hot springs were amazing - we did them at night with a tropical rainstorm overhead! There is a rickety metal bridge over a gorge to traverse at one point - its safer than it looks!! You will meet bugs - check the floors for ants, millipedes, spiders etc in the hotels - (they do not bother you) and we didn't see any snakes. You will see lizards, monkeys, racoons, sloths, butterflies, and frogs. Also many species of bird including toucans and hummingbirds. Its an amazing place. The worst part is the journey there and back - try to arrive a day early to recover! There is a place called La Paz Waterfalls outside San Jose which is well worth a visit if you have a free day. You can see jaguar and puma there.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Brilliant! I wish Costa Rica was closer - the traveling to and from was the worst part.

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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