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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

Escazu, Escazu, Costa Rica
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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

Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Book your trip with Orlando, you wont be disappointed, we just returned from a week tour around CR with him and he was great. We were a large family and he catered to our every need, even looked after our 1 yr old while we zip lined! would highly recommed his services. Orland made our trip really special and we... More

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

Dear Family! First of all thank you for the great review and your kind words, it was so nice having the chance to meet such a nice family, I will never forget our little Horse Back adventure but more than anything I miss my little friend I miss him very much. Best Regards and I look forward to seeing you... More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Finished up a little early and had time for a one day tour with Orlando. Luckily he was available the next day and gave my elderly father and myself approx. 8 hour CR volcano and highlands tour. Extremely informative and enjoyable fellow. Answered about a million questions and seemed like old friend by the end. Speaks 5 languages, good driver,... More

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

Amigo! Thank you so much for your kind review, regardless of the little time we spend together on a One Day Tour it was my pleasure sharing a bit of Costa Rica with you guys. Orlando Vargas More

Palo Alto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Orlando made our trip to Costa Rica so easy and perfect for the whole family. This was the first time we traveled with a guide, and Orlando was was the perfect choice. He struck a balance always being present and helpful with giving us space and time. The hotels he chose were great- friendly and allowed the kids to explore... More

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Hello Family! Thank you so much for your great review and kind words, please thank again and again your beautiful daughter for the nice Father's Day Card, I will treasure that for ever. Hopping to see you in the future and do the South Part of Costa Rica. Orlando Vargas B. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My family traveled with our friends to Costa Rica in June. Four adults and four young kids. We had a great time. Orlando is a superb host and guide. He was great with the kids and wonderful to spend time with. It felt like traveling with a knowledgeable local friend. He put together a trip that worked well for all... More

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Dear Friends! Thank you so much for your kind review and for letting me sharing a little bit of Costa Rica, I had a great time driving you and guiding you around, my best and favourite time was the birding time with the kids it was very meaningful to me. Thank you again and looking forward to a future trip:... More

Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I must admit that I was very hesitant about booking transportation service in Costa Rica and had absolutely no idea what to expect. I read the reviews for Orlando Vargas on Tripadvisor and emailed Orlando several times before booking his services. From the moment the 11 of us met Orlando at the airport until we said goodbye, he showed us... More

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

Amigos Pura Vidaaaa! Still enjoying our great deal at the World cup, I wanted to thank you for all the Support and mostly for your kind Review, I was so lucky to have met you all and will always think of you when going around Arenal and the other great places we Traveled Around. Thank you for your Friendship and... More

Camino
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

All I can say is if you are going to Costa Rica, you have to hire Orlando Vargas with Travel around Costa Rica. Not only did he plan the trip after I told him what we would like to see, but he booked everything. The hotels were superior, the restaurant's outstanding. His knowledge regarding the wildlife is unbelievable. It was... More

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

Dear Friends: I can't thank you enough for your kind review, it was for sure a great experience Traveling Around Costa Rica with you, I will for ever treasure the time we spent together and will think of you every time I go back to Tortuguero National Park, that was the best time ever. Looking forward to seeing you again:... More

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

After reading all the amazing reviews here, my boyfriend and I contacted Travel Around Costa Rica hoping that we could get Orlando to show us around on our first day in CR. From the very first email we wrote, we have experienced nothing but excellent customer service! Orlando confirmed his availability promptly, and also kept in touch via email the... 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, I appreciate your time giving us the great review. I for sure had a great time driving you around and showing you some parts of our Country, I hope we get to see you in the future and take you on a different adventure. Orlando More

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