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Costa Rican Trails - Day Tours
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Owner description: Costa Rican Trails proudly presents a collection of unique travel experiences in each and every tour. Every multiday package, hotel, tour, and transportation service has been carefully designed and selected to meet our high standards of quality and travel value.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Our entire vacation was great. Returned six weeks ago. Rainy season just started.
Worked with Ana Vargas; she kept us informed of the costs, changes and travel possibilities via email. She was very efficient and helpful.
We scheduled a 10 day self driving tour. We started in the capital; stayed at the Alta Hotel ($185/note). Next morning drove north to Arenal (La Fortuna), stayed at The Springs Resort ($450/nite). Suggestion: if you drive, use the rental GPS; our GPS from the states did not work. Also, use the new, toll road when driving north and not Hwy 1. Watch for cops (fines are very expensive). The Springs has 28 different hot springs pools there. Took a river inner-tube trip; it was great. Young men with lots of enthusiasm and knowledge of the flora/fauna. That evening went on a Twilight Tour and got to watch the local cats in the zoo being fed. Then west and south to Tambor. Take the road west and then south (avoid the ferry). Stayed at Tango Mar ($250/nite...stay 3 nites and the 4th is free). A lovely little resort on a very beautiful, secluded beach. Reminds me of staying in Maui, Hawaii. The owner is from Holland...a very lovely lady. Then on to Playa Flamingo in the north. Stayed at the Flamingo Beach Resort ($185/nite). Ok accommodations. Beautiful beach. Get the all inclusive with breakfast included. Otherwise, it cost $15 each morning. From there back to the airport (4 and 1/2 hour drive) and then home. Our boy and grandson live in Playa Flamingo CR. They have been there almost six years. They love the area and the people. We, overall, had a great vacation with the help of CR Trails!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I hired CostaRican Trails for our transporation service for a 10-day field course. We are very satisfied and hire them again next year. Mini bus was almost new, Our driver Hernan was very professional and friendly. He kept the bus super clean evethough we walked mud everyday after our hikes in the jungle. Highly recommended.

Thank EnjoytheJourney
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We booked our trip to Costa Rica thru Lorena at Costa Rican trails. She was terrific. Our family did the "extreme adventure trip" listed on their website. We made several changes on the itinerary. We added two days in the San Jose area to do some rock climbing, and added time in Tamarindo beach and a snorkel tour. Lorena was extremely helpful and patient, making sure our trip was perfect.
I would recommend at least two nights at the Pacaure lodge if you do this trip. We also upgraded to ocean front rooms at the Diria hotel in Tamarindo beach.
We will be returning to Costa Rica next year and planning our trip thru Costa Rican trails again.

Thank Irish3404
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

My daughter and I were in Costa Rica May 11 - 22, 2013. CostaRican Trails organized every part of our trip online....except the airfare. When we were picked up from the airport, we were given a book of vouchers that contained everything we needed. We spent 2 nights in San Jose, 2 nights in La Fortuna, 2 nights in Monteverde and 5 nights in Tamarindo. CostaRican Trails arranged all of our transportation, all lodging and all excursions. We did not have one problem with any of the arrangements.....all of the pick ups were on time, the drivers were friendly and informative, all excursions were fun and the lodging they selected for us was great. I would definitely recommend this company....they listen to what you want from your vacation and then they deliver.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

CostaRicanTrails made our tour arrangements for Costa Rica for our visit from May 2nd to May 15th 2013.. My husband Francis & I spent 5 nights in San Jose (3 on arrival & 2 on departure), 3 nights in Monteverde (Belmar hotel) and 5 nights in Arenal (Arenal Nayara Hotel). All arrangements were made via e mail and occassionally a phone call. Responses were very prompt, changes made according to our suggestions with no problem. Luis Diego was helping us with all this. From arrival in San Jose until departure everything worked as expected. Vehicles were comfortable, drivers fluent in English, pick up on time with nothing to complain about. Being Seniors we had only 2 tours - one to Poas Volcano in San Jose (it was a cloudy, rainy day so nothing could be seen) and the Trainforest ride in Monteverde. The latter gave me a chance to see the rare Quetzal on a short hike with the guide after the train stopped at the station. For this reason alone, it was worth the ride. Luis arranged for us to visit CostaRicanTrails office before our departure from San Jose. It was nice to meet Luis personally as well as the rest of the staff. We highly recommend CostaRicanTrails. Thank you Luis and the best to your company

1  Thank Megal C
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