2 independent reviews for Costa Rica self drive holiday

Reviews for Costa Rica self drive holiday

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review 16 Mar 2016

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

Lots of very memorable moments, but the best was finding a family of sloths at Playa Punta Uva on the Carribean Coast who were so close we could have touched them. They were moving down the tree to drink from the river, as we stood in it. Magical! Right next to the beach. Also walking along this beach to Manzanillo, the end of the road, close to Panama, seeing monkeys and birds along the way. We spent a few days at the beginning on the Caribbean coast and at the end on the Pacific Coast, and this was a wonderful way to bookend our concentrated time exploring the 3 different forest environments and the Arenal volcano area.

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

Our holiday providers were wonderful, all the travel arrangements with the hotel shuttle bus uses worked perfectly, all the hotels were good and the tours were excellent, particularly spending a whole day at Selve Verdi Biological reserve, and another whole day in the Monteverdi cloud forest.

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

Tourism is the biggest industry in Costa Rica, and all the people who helped make our holiday such a success were friendly and helpful. Usual contradictions as our travel and hotel stays clearly impact the natural environment, but tourism is leading to reforestation, and an awareness of the impact of agricultural pesticides etc on wildlife, so hopefully overall is beneficial.

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

Excellent.

review 6 Aug 2014

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

Our time at El Remanso lodge in the osa penninsla it was a super place and had some wonderful wildlife sightings there.

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

Be careful what time of the year you go as we had some very wet weather for the first week and some of our hikes had to be cancelled.

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

Yes definitely especially at el remanso they only employ local people and have a very good environmental record.

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

Fantastic!

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