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Choosing Costa Rica to go birding during the (hopefully) latter stages of the pandemic was an... read more

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Simply amazing Costa Rican adventure!

We had an amazing time birding and exploring Costa Rica with Alex Castro! The itinerary and... read more

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Reviewed February 3, 2020

Cost Rica Focus was fantastic from the moment we booked our trip to when we got on the plane to come home. Our guides were personable, well-connected in the regions we visited and extremely knowledge about the birds and the country itself. The chose of lodges put us in the heart of birding activity. We were well taken care of when it came to transfers from one lodge to another. We never had to worry about anything, it was all organized for us.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Costa Rica F, Owner at Costa Rica Focus, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to plan your trip and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Pura Vida!

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Reviewed January 31, 2020

Costa Rica Focus was a wonderful company to work with. From the beginning Joan helped us to select the areas of the country that would give us the opportunity to see the birds that we hoped to see. She was also responsive to and addressed any questions we had regarding the trip, both prior to our trip and as we toured the country. Every area we visited was unique and the accommodations were excellent. Our guide Alex was excellent. He was not only knowledgable about the birds, but about the history of Costa Rica, current events and the economy. He was also fun to be with! I would highly recommend Costa Rica Focus and will use them for future trips.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Costa Rica F, Owner at Costa Rica Focus, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Thanks so much for your kind words. It was really fun having you in country and receiving the great pictures of your adventures a long the way. Alex says Hola!! He wanted me to tell you what a great time he had traveling and birding with you all. We look forward to helping you plan trips in the future.

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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Costa Rica Focus is a great company to work with. Rudy, Joan and other staff are responsive and will work with you on the type of trip you desire.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Costa Rica F, Owner at Costa Rica Focus, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

Thanks for your kind words Debra. Rudy had a wonderful trip with you. We appreciate you choosing Costa Rica Focus for your birding trip and hope we can help you with future travel plans too.

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Reviewed January 15, 2020

We just returned from spending 12 days birding in Costa Rica with another couple and our guide (Rudy). We cannot say enough good things about Rudy. He was not only great in hearing and spotting birds but also is extremely knowledgeable about birds, animals, plants and many other subjects. We have been on more than 20 birding trips all over the world and have never had a better or more helpful guide than Rudy. The food and accomodations at the four lodges were all very good and Joan and the staff at Costa Rica Focus were a pleasure to deal with.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

Thanks Costa Rica Focus! I can't recommend these guys highly enough.
What an amazing trip I had! It was a great introduction and then full immersion into Costa Rica birds!
Right from first contact Joan and the team were very professional and were able to tailor the trip to exactly what I wanted.
Rudy was awesome with birds and was able to hear and spot so many species.
Rudy also has a vast amount of knowledge on everything in the natural world covering plants, mammals, insects so he was truly a nature guide and not just a bird guide.
Costa Rican birds are out of this world. The diversity was off the scale. We managed nearly 400 species in 14 days. Not just the big flashy birds but many shy and hard to find species. Rudy has a talent in spotting and has a lot of patience when it comes to difficult birds (or with me when I couldn't see what he is seeing). My birding skills have been drastically improved by the time I spent with Rudy in the jungle.
Everything was well organised and went off without a hitch. I didn't have to worry about a thing.
Thanks so much Joan, Wanda & Rudy

Date of experience: November 2019
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Costa Rica F, Owner at Costa Rica Focus, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Hi Sam. Thanks for your kind words. We loved having you here in CR with us. Rudy really enjoyed birding with you. Hope the rest of your trip is going well. Send us some pics. Where are you now? Hugs from everyone at CRF.

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