1 independent reviews for Costa Rica 13 day family vacation

Reviews for Costa Rica 13 day family vacation


review 9 Jan 2018

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

We all particularly enjoyed the guided wildlife spotting trips - several boat trips in Tortuguero which were a highlight with the added option of a Night Walk, which we would highly recommend. Tortuguero was magical, going everywhere by boat, with an interesting trip to the village and stunning beach. Our other highlight was our Beach Stay in Samara - a perfect beach practically all to ourselves. We booked a Turtle tour and watching a turtle nesting, laying eggs and returning to the sea was a breathtaking experience.

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

It's quite a busy, full on trip, which suited us fine but be prepared for early morning starts and go with lots of energy! There is quite a lot of traveling between stops, but the shuttle buses are efficient and all transfers worked well. We did feel that we might have preferred a self drive tour, to give us more flexibility with the travel. The roads can be really bumpy, but not unmanageable to drive yourself. A couple of the hotels were missing a few of the nice touches - there was rarely a kettle and tea tray! Basic but comfortable.

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

All the tour guides seemed genuinely proud of the country's environmental credentials. They were passionate about their wildlife and seemed as excited as we were at each discovery. Facilities for recycling, water saving, carbon offsetting are everywhere and impressive.

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

Fantastic family adventure. A great mix of wildlife, activities and beach relaxation. All ran very smoothly, transport was efficient, people extremely friendly and the whole experience was very enjoyable. Highly recommended!

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