1 independent reviews for Costa Rica & Panama tour
Reviews for Costa Rica & Panama tour
Gabriela Stamenova review 28 Aug 2018
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?I think all of it. Loved every single minute and was extremely lucky with the tour guide (Vin) and the group!
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?I would say to not expect luxury accommodation or to have hot water throughout but it is really worth it! Also be prepared that your days in Boquete will be much cooler than the rest of the trip so I would suggest bringing long trousers and warm cover up clothes as many people on our trip got caught out by the drastic change in temperature up in the mountain.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?I feel like it did. We used local operators wherever we went, we were continuously told of ways to reduce our plastic wastage and also when water was potable from the taps to minimise buying it from supermarkets. Most of the time our group dinners were also at local restaurants that offered authentic, local food or food trucks/breweries rather than large chain restaurants etc.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?I would rate the vacation an 8.5 out of 10 just because I feel like the itinerary should have included more days in Sabra Catalina or bocas del toro rather than so many spent in Boquete, where our accommodation was quite far from the city and if you were not out on activities then you had nothing to do if you did not want to pay $25 for a single trip to the center of town (where there was not much to do either). Activities with local operators in boquete were also limited unless more than one person subscribed and it meant that people missed out on seeing/doing things they wanted as no one else was on the trip ie I could not do the coffee plantation (one of the highlights of the region). Apart from that I loved the trip and the people on it. Our tour guide Vin from the operator was also incredible and we owe much of our experience on him.
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