My husband, two teenaged children and I recently returned home from a one week trip to Costa Rica, that was simply amazing! A large part of that is thanks to the organizing and planning that I did ahead of time with David Brenes of Costa Rican Trails. When we were first in touch he asked a lot of questions about our likes and dislikes and then formulated a proposal for our trip. He recommended different hotels in the same area and let me choose which ones I thought would suit my family best. He suggested activities that were age appropriate, he coordinated all of our transfers (we stayed in four different hotels so that was important!) and he answered any questions that I had, promptly and clearly. In the end he put together a "custom trip" for us that turned out beautifully. In addition, once we were in Costa Rica and saw the prices of the hotels and side-trips, we realized what excellent value Costa Rican Trails had given us. All in all, I would return to Costa Rica in a heartbeat and I would do so by working with David and Costa Rican Trails again.
By the way, the 2 day white water rafting adventure with an overnight at an ecolodge was a real highlight!