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Pacific Trade Winds

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Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
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About Pacific Trade Winds
Pacific Trade Winds is your one stop source for private tours and adventure travel in Costa Rica. Take a private tour to Arenal Volcano and then unwind in tropical hot springs. Hike through the jungle to a gorgeous celeste blue waterfall surrounded by emerald green rainforests. Our all-inclusive tours will allow you to unwind on beautiful tropical beaches after touring, exploring and adventuring the rainforest and volcanoes. We'll take you to Costa Rica's top destinations such as Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, Puerto Viejo, Tamarindo, Samara or the Osa Peninsula. Certifications include ICT, Canatur, BBB and more.
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Jen wrote a review Aug 1
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This company made life SO easy when planning a 10 day family vaca. Anytime I had a question, they would ALWAYS respond right away. I let them know everything we wanted to do on each day, it was that simple. The fact that you can create your own package is ideal! This was our 2nd trip to CR, this time with our teen and 10 year old, so it had to be exciting and nice accommodations! I read each experience review on their website.(ATV, sailing, horseback riding, waterfalls, hot springs). Then I read online details to plan each day and the 3 different areas we visited. La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio and Alajuela. Our favorite was La Fortuna, the volcano, waterfalls and hot springs are beautiful! "The Springs Resort" is awesome (but expensive). So we got a one-day adventure pass to enjoy their amenities (river tubing, wildlife sanctuary, wall climbing) and lunch. The package lunch was AAA all the way. We stayed at the Arenal Kioro, gorgeous views, hot pools and breakfast was excellent! For dinner go to a local restaurant in town. We had been to Monteverde too in the past, zip lining, white water rafting, great location. I added Manuel Antonio, but would skip if I had to do it again. Coming from Florida we expected nice beaches like ours. But it wasn't clear, kind of murky yucky water in that area, couldn't see anything snorkeling. Manuel Antonio park was really overcrowded and just a little trail and small beach. The best thing about the area was a restaurant called "Ronny's". The owner made sure every dish was prepared perfectly and we were entertained by a fire show. Open air seating, beautiful views....and affordable prices. While we were in Alajuela our last stop, we did the Poaz Volcano, Doka Coffee plantation and waterfall tour. That was SO worth it, the falls were amazing and wildlife exceptional. Our guide Martin was the best, so knowledgable and funny as heck. Good way to wrap up the trip was relaxing in style before a long flight back. If you stay in Alajuela/San Jose stay at the Sheraton!! 5 stars and only $180/night in July. New hotel with a robes and slippers waiting. Fun Casino located inside adjacent to the hotel! Unwinding from the adventures, our last day we spent at the HUGE Multiplex mall by the hotel (4 levels). So many restaurants to choose from! I would give Pacific Tradewinds 10 stars if I could. I never worried once, they communicate with your transportation, vendors and make certain all details are covered with your experience. Again, they always responded and answered anytime day or night. You will have the adventure you have always wanted!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Rob W wrote a review Jul 2022
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My wife usually plans our trips, but for our anniversary this year, I went ahead and planned this one. I was nervous because I'm not a "details guy" for travel, but I wanted it to be just right. Pacific Tradewinds took care of EVERYTHING. All our transfers were on time and seamless. The tours were just what we were looking for. We had a great trip and I would recommend them to anyone.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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falanaw wrote a review Jul 2022
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This was the BEST Family vacation we could have asked for!! Everything from being picked up at the airport and taken to our hotels, to the excursions were effortless. We gave them a budget and told them the things we wanted to do and see and they put together an itinerary that met our needs. They communicated easily with me during the planning portion and even contacted me via email during our trip to make sure everything was fine. It was! We had ZERO problems with transportation, the hotels or the excursions. I highly recommend them!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Kevin R wrote a review Jul 2022
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We used Pacific Tradewinds for our honeymoon planning. They had great options for us to choose from and made planning an international trip a breeze. Every interaction that they coordinated for us was easy and smooth. We felt completely taken care of, and are so grateful for the experience.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Gustavo S wrote a review Jul 2022
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We just got back from our family trip to Costa Rica and we are beyond grateful we booked our trip with Pacific Trade Winds. They were the easiest agency to work with and helped us with planning the most amazing family trip to date! We loved all of the locations they offered us and helped us stay within our budget. Anytime we or friends are going to Costa Rica, we will only be working with Pacific Trade Winds!!! We already cannot wait to come back to Costa Rica - Pure Vida!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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