We do not speak Spanish and when I looked into going to Costa Rica I decided it was best not to rent a car and drive alone. We wanted to see several places in the week we were there and put together our own tour with the help of Orlando Vargus. I contacted several tour groups and liked Orlando's prompt and courteous responses. He helped me put together our own itinerary and arranged our three hotels Arenal Kioro, El Establo and Si Como No and they were all wonderful. He also prearranged our tour with DeSavio canyoning , windsurfing at Lake Arenal, Ziplining at Selvatura park, hiking thru Manuel Antonio park and a boat trip to see dolphins. Ronald was our driver, tour guide and interpretor. He recommended restaurants for us and it was very helpful having someone communicate with the local people. We like to go places and eat places that are not necessarily listed on tripadvisor but we will list them now . He knows many people in the area so was always able to get information we needed. We sailed thru the trip with no stress and now have a close friend in Costa Rica. We can not wait to go back to check out Guanacaste.
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