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Costa Rica Expeditions

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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About Costa Rica Expeditions
Costa Rica Expeditions, creating Unforgettable Memories® since 1978. Legendary Service® has been a hallmark of our journeys ever since our very first trip. Our Costa Rican Travel Specialists, 24/7 Operations Team, Expert Naturalist Guides and all our staff are all committed to create a customized experience to Costa Rica for you and your travel companions. Whether you are looking for relaxation, a romantic getaway, a close genuine cultural encounter, or if you are looking for the perfect balance between action and relaxation, we are ready to create your dreamed vacation. Also, one of our specialties is designing vacations for families, small and large families. We love children of all ages, it is in our DNA since we started!
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Maureen R wrote a review Aug 2021
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This was our 2nd trip planned by Priscilla at Costa Rica Expeditions and once again it was an amazing experience! We only had a few days to spend this time, but with Priscilla's help we packed in as many activities as we could. Priscilla arranged our trip to be geared to our specific interests including accomodations at El Silencio del Campo, a beautiful, quiet, natural property with it's own working farm. We went zip lining, canyoning, ATVing, mountain biking and on a naturalist tour of Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. She arranged all of our transportation as well. On the first day we received a packet with the details of our agenda for the whole trip as well as a follow up fax to the hotel each day with the next day's itinerary. All of our drivers and guides were friendly, knowledgeable and accomodating. Priscilla also scheduled our required Covid tests and provided transportation to/from the clinic. The entire trip went so smoothly, was completely worry-free and so much fun!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from gmendezcr, Marketing and Guest Satisfaction Department at Costa Rica Expeditions
Responded Aug 10, 2021
Dear maureenrH9355CR, Thank you very much for sharing those kind words with us! I am sure Priscilla and the rest of our staff will be very happy to know that you were pleased with the assistance we provided. It is very nice to hear how you enjoyed the proposed activities and that our Drivers and Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. it is also rewarding knowing that you got all the necessary assistance for your Covid tests. Thank you again for sharing your comments with us and please contact us if you decide to plan a third vacation to Costa Rica with us 🙂 Best, Gustavo
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Joseph wrote a review Jul 2021
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions1 helpful vote
The trip was spectacular, and Costa Rica Expeditions made everything easy. When I needed it to be more affordable, they accommodated me. They also were always in touch.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from gmendezcr, Marketing and Guest Satisfaction Department at Costa Rica Expeditions
Responded Jul 9, 2021
Dear josephmeszler, Thank you for your kind review. It is nice for our team knowing that everything went smoothly and that we were able to deliver the best service for your enjoyment. I hope you can visit us in the near future. Wishing you all the best, Gustavo and all the Costa Rica Expeditions Team
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Abby_Hour_ATL wrote a review Jun 2021
Atlanta, Georgia7 contributions3 helpful votes
Our 2nd time in 7 years using CRE. They were great when planning our trip w small children and now with teenagers looking for adventure activities. Top notch service, Operations line and assistance always available. My daughter left her Birkenstocks at 1 resort and they organized transferring them to our new resort. I debated renting a car on this return trip to Costa Rica, but am glad I did not! Transferred hotels during crazy monsoon-like storm (floods, landslides..) our driver Marvin and our guide Miguel were competent local professionals and we could feel confident in their charge to get there safely. All transportation arranged by CRE is clean, comfortable, spacious and reliable. Takes all the stress out of travel! When zip line cancelled for weather and surf excursion was diverted, they managed all the refunds and we just saw the credit to our card. The only way to travel in CR!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from gmendezcr, Marketing and Guest Satisfaction Department at Costa Rica Expeditions
Responded Jun 15, 2021
Hello abbyhouratl! We are so pleased that you have trusted us again to organize your vacation plan. Thank you very much for your kind words. I am sure all our team will be happy to know that you had such nice experience. We enjoyed reading that your transfers were reliable and that you saw the advantage of using our professional Drivers and modern minivans as well as our Guides. Thank you again for traveling with us and for taking the time to write such wonderful review! We hope we can organize more adventures for you in the future. All the best, Gustavo Méndez
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Jane P wrote a review May 2021
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Like others, we had originally scheduled a trip to Costa Rica in July, 2020 which had to be rescheduled. My husband and I went to Pacuare Lodge for two nights and did the rafting to and from the lodge. It is in a beautiful, remote location with upscale amenities and food. We did the canopy adventure with zip lining and repelling and loved the new infinity pool overlooking the river. Our bungalow was private and luxurious. After Pacuare, the Costa Rica Expeditions driver picked us up as scheduled and took us to Tabacon Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano. This was a much more touristy experience and the hot springs require a bus ride to visit. We had two day trips - one to the Sky Adventure Park and another to the Sloth Park. Both tours exceeded our expectations. Our final destination was to Lapa Rios on the Osa Peninsula. This required flights to and from the airport in San Jose to Puerto Jimenez in a small plane. Getting there may be a challenge, but it is worth the effort. We spent four nights enjoying the tropical environment, wildlife, food, and excellent guides who lead walks through the jungle. We woke to the noise of the howler monkeys, and watched spider monkeys, toucans and scarlet macaws while overlooking the ocean from our private deck. Costa Rica Expeditions fulfilled every promise they made. At the end of the trip, the team saved us from missing our flight home by contacting the clinic after hours to resend our Covid test results which we hadn’t received. This trip could have been a disaster without such a competent and caring team to make sure everything went smoothly. In this uncertain time of return to overseas travel, having a company in country made all the difference. We highly recommend them!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from gmendezcr, Marketing and Guest Satisfaction Department at Costa Rica Expeditions
Responded May 14, 2021
Dear janepF299EF, Wow! What a generous feedback. We truly appreciate it, and this kind of comments is that make our team feel that it is worth it! I enjoyed reading how you liked Pacuare Lodge which is a gorgeous lodge and the adventures in the Arenal Volcano region. I am glad to know that you agree with us that Lapa Rios is totally worth it and the wildlife spotting there is unparalleled. I loved reading that our team was able to assist you for your Covid test results after hours, this really reflects the essence of our company. At Costa Rica Expeditions, we are local experts, and the company is active since 1978, we carefully select our staff to make sure they exceed your expectations. I am happy to know that we fulfilled yours this time! We would love to have you traveling with us in the future. Always at your service, Gustavo Méndez
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FarAway707015 wrote a review May 2021
San Diego, California2 contributions
We planned a trip to Costa Rica for April of 2020, rescheduled for October of 2020?and again rescheduled for May of this year! As we sit here on our last night in Tamarindo, we can only give super high marks for all Costa Rica expeditions have done for us. 2 days before our departure we received an email stating that our hotel In Tortuguero was now closed! They gave us two choices and we picked Pacuare Lodge! The most fantastic place! Isolated but had so many choices for excursions and adventures. Next stop also had hotel changes to Tabacòn and again we were amazed. Tamarindo was our last stop with some issues with our room and CR expeditions were right on it. I highly recommend this company.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from gmendezcr, Marketing and Guest Satisfaction Department at Costa Rica Expeditions
Responded May 12, 2021
Dear FarAway707015, Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words, this is really important to us and make all our efforts worth. I am glad to know that we were able to live up to your expectations. I enjoyed reading how pleased you were with our service. I am sorry that you didn´t experience Tortuguero this time, but I understand what you say about Pacuare Lodge, I am happy that we could take you there. Thank you again for your kind words, we would love to have you as our guest again in the future. Kindly, Gustavo Méndez
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