1 independent reviews for Costa Rica homestay holidays

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review 8 May 2015

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

I enjoyed every moment of my stay but being taught to dance Bachata by my host family would have to be the highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If possible, ask to be placed at Dona Leila's house. She was the most wonderful host - incredibly friendly, very patient with my basic Spanish and an amazing cook.

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

Definitely. I was immersed in the local small village community and the money from my homestay and other tours and activities was helping the locals sustain their traditional way of life. The environmental impact was minimal due as I was staying in a homestay and mainly using public transport, and I was able to donate towards local reforestation projects when hiking in the nearby nature reserve.

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

Wonderful - such friendly people, a beautiful location in the mountains and surrounded by cloud forest, and a fantastic way to experience authentic Costa Rica.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday 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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