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Address: Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 88124756
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Description: Hi!Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 20 years...
Hi!Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 20 years, first as a Nature Interpreter (tour guide) bringing all this experience in hand 4 years ago I started Travel Around Costa Rica a Tour Operator that covers the needs for authentic Costa Rican experiences, our customized tours will for sure allow you to interact and definitely get to know the Ticos (Costaricans) in a special way.Let me take you to the areas that are seriously off the beaten path and show you the real deal
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Vacation Perfection!!

Orlando and Travel Around Costa Rica are absolutely essential for creating the perfect Costa Rican vacation! We are not ones to typically seek guides or tours on vacation, but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Orlando and Travel Around Costa Rica are absolutely essential for creating the perfect Costa Rican vacation! We are not ones to typically seek guides or tours on vacation, but I am so grateful we did so, upon a very glowing recommendation, as I can truly say Orlando MADE the vacation. He truly is doing what he loves, and it shows.... More 

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Orlandovargas, General Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so so much! I appreciate your kind words and I am for sure more thankful than you for letting me be part of such beautiful experience. I actually had a lot of fun and being able to participate with your family on the different activities you did was wonderful, I thank you again on behalf of all the... More 

Long Beach, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our flight brought us to Liberia, Guanacaste, CR. Orlando was there to meet us, making us feel welcome, offering us cold bottles of H2o as we arrived at the van which took us to Casa Roca, our "home away from home". Within 5 minutes in the presence of the Pacific waves crashing ashore, "Pura Vida" set in. We were cared... More 

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Orlandovargas, General Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you Dear! I appreciate your kind review very much and thank you for the wonderful time we spent together during your visit with us. I hope is not the first and last time we see you in Costa Rica. Hasta Pronto y muchas muchas Gracias Amiga!!! Su nuevo amigo Tico: Orlando More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

In order to best describe the wonderful experience we had discovering Costa Rica with Orlando, I need to start from the very end of our trip. As we went inside San Jose International Airport to go to the check-in desk for our flight back home, I suddenly noticed our 6 year old son's lips start to tremble and next thing... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Family! Thank you so much for your kind review and the beautiful time I spend with you, trips like this make up for any sacrifice we do as Guides and Tour operators, It was such a pleasure showing you around and for sure hope to have another opportunity to show and different part of Costa Rica and get to... More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We spent 10 days traveling with Orlando. He was more of a friend than just a guide. We let Orlando plan everything and it turned out really well. I felt very safe and comfortable during our trip. It was so helpful having a guide to spot wildlife on hikes and recommend restaurants. Orlando is very accommodating and flexible. His English... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, it was such a great experience Traveling Around Costa Rica with you. Orlando More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've booked with Travel Around Costa Rica before and I was happy to use their services again for our honeymoon. The personal service that the company provided was amazing. We were incredibly well taken care of, from our courteous driver/guide's recommendations about restaurants to his friendly demeanor throughout our trip. The trip was well catered to our budget as well... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Friends! It was certainly a pleasure to have you visiting again and specially in such a wonderful location for yo. Thank you so much for your kind review and for sure hope to see you in a near future Orlando More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Orlando came highly recommended by friends and we had an amazing trip. We traveled in a group with 4 adults and 5 kids ranging from age 5-10. Orlando is a great guy and fun to travel with, he's fantastic with kids, and the most knowledgable guide I've ever encountered. We all learned so much about wildlife, Costa Rica's ecosystems, history,... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Missing you all! Thank you so much for a great experience, it was wonderful meeting both families and having the chance to share some of our Country with you. Orlando More 

Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We took two transfers. The driver was on time spoke very good English. Orlando was easy to talk to knowledgeable and friendly. My son usually gets car sick. His transportation is a new Toyota van. All seats recline and it was very comfortable (no car sickness). He was right on time at the airport with a sigh. If you need... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice words and kind review, it was a pleasure working for you and we hope to see you some time again!!! Orlando More 

Belgium
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The first time I got in contact with Orlando was in 2009 when traveled to Costa Rica for the first time. At that time he got us in contact with someone who took us different day trips from our hotel in Guanacaste. Everything went so smoothly that we decided that if we ever did a tour around the country, we... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Marivilloso!!! is the Word to describe the time I spent with you and your lovely friends, it was a pleasure for sure and the fact that we had been in touch for so long made it look like If I knew you for ever, please thank everyone for being so nice to me during the trip and I will for... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I first met Orlando listening to the stories my Dad told me about his trips to Costa Rica and his adventures with him. I could not anticipate that a few years later I would get to spend 10 amazing days in Costa Rica with my Dad and Orlando and that I would leave there with a new member of my... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Julie! Thank you so much for the kind review and the beautiful words, you know all the adventures I've had Traveling Around Costa Rica with your Dad and Mom, I however have to tell you that our trip was so amazing, I couldn't stop learning from you guys and I was so wishing for the tour to never ended,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We spend four days with Orlando at the beginning of our trip to CR. He helped us plan an itinerary that would work for our whole family. We have four active boys ranging from 15-24 years. He made sure everyone got to experience what they would like. ATV, hiking, white water rafting and our youngest had his favorite time when... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Friends! Thank you so much for your time writing this great review, it was for sure all my pleasure traveling with you, Thank you for trusting your Family Vacations to us and also for letting me show some of our beautiful Country. Orlando More 

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