2 independent reviews for Costa Rica vacation, tailor made

Reviews for Costa Rica vacation, tailor made

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review 16 Mar 2017

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

The sheer variety, wonderful scenery, plants, birds and people. Enjoyed Nicaragua hugely, people just so friendly. Some luxury at 2 / 3 places, but all were absolutely fine, and one of the more modest places in El Castillo was just so friendly, and very clean. A very well organised tour.

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

Don't miss out on Nicaragua. We were a little nervous but without justification. A little Spanish helped us get more out of the experience, but that's always the case with travel in our view. We were glad we had drivers rather than self-drive as many of our locations were remote and some were accessible only by water. Also we learned so much by chatting to the drivers and guides and that way you do put more into the local economy rather than multinational car rental firms!

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

Yes. Conservation is fairly embedded in Costa Rica but tourism of this sort can really help in Nicaragua.

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

Hard to fault. We had a fabulous time. I would not say it was on a shoestring though! The tour operator and Lina were excellent.

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We’re delighted you feel that your vacation met your expectations regarding responsible travel and that you had such a wonderful time in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, two very contrasting but equally delightful destinations.

review 23 Apr 2016

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

We were paticularly impressed with the quality of the hotels we had chosen. A favourite was the Arenal Observatory Lodge with it's wonderful location. The Hotel Bougainvillea in San Jose was also excellent with fantastic gardens. My husband's main reason for choosing Costa Rica was for the bird watching and he was more than happy.

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

Be sure that the hotel you choose is in the best location for your activities. Also make sure that you have a good vacation company.The company who ran our trips reliability and organisation were second to none.

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

On the whole, yes.

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

This vacation was extremely enjoyable. I would not say it was the best vacation I have been on as it was primarily a bird watching vacation for my husband, but it was certainly up there with the best.

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