2 independent reviews for Coast to coast cycling vacation in Costa Rica

Reviews for Coast to coast cycling vacation in Costa Rica

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review 20 Feb 2020

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

Experiencing the flora and fauna of Costa Rica and being able to share the vacation with our cycling group.

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

If going in February don't take warm clothes options as it is either hot and sticky ( Carribean), very hot and sticky ( Pacific) or warm ( mountains). Also some of the hills are steep for cycling, especially the first few days. Fortunately, the back up bus is always there to pick up stragglers if necessary. Also, some of the cycling is on busy roads. Although most places take US Dollars it is best to have local Colones as well as some places charge Colones and then convert to dollars at a very poor rate.

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

As we were cycling a good part of the time we still had a lot of bus travel so not particularly environmentally friendly. However, otherwise we felt that we contributed to the local economy and also appreciated the conservation efforts that were prevalent in Costa Rica.

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

We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

review 2 Feb 2015

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

Every day with new discoveries of Costa Rica, beautiful cycling experience, local tour leader Memo and his fantastic crew member Luís and Ronald, and variety of vacation experience in two weeks made this vacation the best I've ever been.

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

Be prepared for rice and beans three times a day for two weeks ;)

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

Yes, absolutely, in all the trips (including optional) I felt that local people were supported in their business, be it a local restaurant for a lunch stop, chocolate tour in sustainable farming or cycling, as a way to discover the country. It was very nice that the tour leader, as well as other two crew members were local, from Costa Rica.

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

Exceeding my expectations!

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