7 independent reviews for Costa Rica adventure holiday

Reviews for Costa Rica adventure holiday

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review 14 Aug 2019

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

I loved the jungle lodge in Sarapiqui - a 2 hour tractor drive from the nearest tarmac road. An idyllic location in the heart of the forest.

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

The trip is perfect if you want to see a lot of Costa Rica in two weeks. While there is a lot of travelling, this was well organised so that on most travelling days we had time to do some activities in the afternoons, so these didn't feel like wasted days. The accommodation is charming and basic - if you prefer luxury, this may not be the right option for you.

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

Our guide was really enthusiastic about sustainable tourism, and I really felt that the trip was organised to benefit the local communities and support conservation. Transport was organised efficiently and we were encouraged to avoid unnecessary environmental impact.

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

A superb trip. Everything was made really easy for us and there was a good choice of activities to suit a range of tastes. Our local guide really brought the trip together with his knowledge and enthusiasm.

review 22 Mar 2018

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

That's difficult as there were so many memorable moments. The zipwire above the cloud forest was a massive adrenalin rush. Helping to plant trees by potting bags of soil was great too and a great bonding moment for the group.

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

Pace yourself and take every opportunity to explore, be curious, try new things. Be nice to your guides they work very hard to make your experience great.

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

I believe so. We helped in the process to plant more trees. We also had a cooking lesson with a lovely lady in her kitchen and all of our guides were local and very knowledgable.

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

Fantastic. Wonderful.

review 5 Sep 2018

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

Probably the turtle egg laying.

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

Preparation for wet weather - quick dry shoes, trousers etc. There is a great deal of tipping - multiple drivers etc. which requires keeping chaneg available at short notice.

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

To some extent, yes!

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

Three - 4 stars I think. For me personally, a smaller group is preferable.

review 8 Aug 2017

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

All of it was memorable...the wildlife, the scenery, the activities we did, including zipwiring, canyoning and whitewater rafting, our group and group leader and especially the amazing friendliness of the Costa Rican people. A great tour, visiting so many different places, both coastlines and also offering the opportunity to do some adrenaline inducing activities. Probably the best thing was going to Torteguero to see turtles laying their eggs, covering their nests and returning down the beach to swim off into the moonlight...magical!

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

Take binoculars, waterproofs and if possible a dry bag. We took pull along bags but a rucksack may have been better as we had to walk down a rough track at one point to pick up a boat across Arenal lake.

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

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

Brilliant

review 7 Aug 2017

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

All of it was memorable...the wildlife, the scenery, the activities we did, including zipwiring, canyoning and whitewater rafting, our group and group leader and especially the amazing friendliness of the Costa Rican people. A great tour, visiting so many different places, both coastlines and also offering the opportunity to do some adrenaline inducing activities. Probably the best thing was going to Torteguero to see turtles laying their eggs, covering their nests and returning down the beach to swim off into the moonlight...magical!

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

Take binoculars, waterproofs and if possible a dry bag. We took pull along bags but a rucksack may have been better as we had to walk down a rough track at one point to pick up a boat across Arenal lake.

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

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

Brilliant

review 21 Apr 2017

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

the landscapes

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

pick a trip with activities you definitely want to do as if you dont take part you dont feel part of the group.

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

yes massively.

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

really worthwhile, my only criticism was the extortionate amount i had to pay for single supplement which on these kinds of trips really should be reduced.

review 12 May 2014

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

Seeing the wildlife

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

Take a good camera and some binoculars

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

The money from tourism in costa rica is used to help the national parks and support the protected areas. I think many of the excursions from Arenal mostly helped Desafio but in Monte Verde the local community benefitted much more.

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

Very good the CEO (Mau) was fantastic and Costa Rica is a beautiful Country where real effort is being made to protect the natural resources.

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