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review 27 Jul 2019

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

As we were mostly in National Parks, the wildlife would be at the top of the list. Due to the knowledge and diligence of our guide, Alex Castro, we saw and identified every kind of bird, mammal, lizard and butterfly as well as plants. Travelling along a busy road one day he saw a sloth with baby up a tall tree and we were able to obtain wonderful photos with the added aid of his telescope. The accommodation was top class and in remote rainforest with excellent choice of food.

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

Having read previous reviews we took every kind of waterproof material. Considering the time of year we were very lucky with the weather and didn't even have to put on a rain jacket. It is mostly hot and humid except for the higher altitudes (fleece or merino layer there) so any of the light, quick dry clothes are best. Montbell clothing which we bought in Australia but may be European or American was excellent.Take bug spray/gel with a Deet of over 25 - we had one of 80 and didn't get one bite.Water shoes also for crossing creeks in Corcovado N P. Walking poles.

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

Local staff were used at all the accommodation. As alot of the remote locations were solar powered, it taught us to be careful with usage. Costa Rica, it seems to me, is unique. It disbanded its army in 1948 and has spent the money on schools, health and the environment. It aims to be 100 percent renewable by 2020. They have kept 25 percent of the country green so that a large amount of their income is from tourism. I think that they deserve our support.

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

Excellent at every level

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