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“Pur Vida with Costa Rica Expeditions!”

Costa Rica Expeditions
Ranked #2 of 132 Tours in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Costa Rica Expeditions, unique travel experiences since 1978.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 21, 2015

I would like to thank you and your team at Costa Rica Expeditions for making our vacation in Costa Rica outstanding. Eduardo was an amazing guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable, without him we would have missed out on so much of the history, culture and adventure your country has to offer. Ediverto, the driver, was excellent. He is a diligent, timely and careful driver who took good care of us and the vehicle in which he drove us.
We will most definitely recommend you to our family and friends and hope to use you again ourselves in the future.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2015

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your guide Eduardo and your driver Ediverto for your private day trips in Costa Rica!

It’s so important to have enthusiastic, qualified, personable, respectful people leading you through the process of discovering new things in a new country.

Vacation Time is Precious!

Natalie Ewing
Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction

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Reviewed April 19, 2015

Costa Rica Expeditions planned our entire Spring Break trip --- hotels, activities, transportation, and several meals. It was a wonderful vacation. The drivers showed up on a timely basis and were so friendly and knowledgable. The activities were fantastic! We usually plan our own vacations so this was a new experience for us. Would absolutely use Costa Rica Expeditions again! Pura Vida!

Date of experience: April 2015
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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2015

When our guests send us feedback about their customized private day tours, one of the things that they comment on the most is how much they enjoy our transportation and drivers.

One of the reasons that people worry so much about the transportation is that Costa Rica is well known for our narrow mountain roads, our crazy drivers and our pot holes. Another reason is that it’s no secret that the pace of life in Costa Rica is quite different from what you are used to –it’s sloooooower. We inherited it partly from our ex-mother country Spain, and then made it worse ---or some would say better.

Our drivers are obsessed with being on time, the cleanliness of their vehicles, the route that they choose to take you, the quality of the food, smile with the service and usability of the restrooms at pit stops. They are also quite good birders and wildlife spotters. You are welcome to sit up front with them and practice your Spanish!

Vacation Time is Precious!

Natalie Ewing
Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction

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Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband and I recently used Costa Rica Expeditions to help plan our trip. They did an amazing job of planning the types of activities we were interested in and finding absolutely beautiful hotels to stay in. Everyone was so friendly and on time. I really liked how efficiently everything planned. I really want to go back now and will definitely enlist the help of this place again.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2015

The key here is to do the kinds of activities that you are interested in and to make sure that you’re going to spend the greatest amount of time each day having fun!

When your private day trips are customized to fit your interests, you don’t spend time in a 50 passenger bus picking up at hotels for way too long before starting your tour. You don’t have to listen to a guide that is talking to a general audience and you don’t feel like you’re being herded rather than guided.

Customizing your days, means that you get to spend the time you want with a guide that is specialized in the areas that you are hoping to learn about and is a perfect fit for you, in the ideal location with the right scenery, activity or wildlife. Top it off with a delightful meal.

Vacation Time is Precious!

Natalie Ewing
Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction

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Reviewed April 18, 2015

Every element of our Quest for Pura Vida tour was well executed. We had seamless transfers to each location, a wonderful naturalist guide (Jonathan), lovely accommodation, and a delightful experience. When I lost my passport, Costa Rica Expeditions advised me on how to obtain a replacement and about flights to the U.S. available for the next day. They provided a driver to take me to the U.S. Consulate and on to the airport. Their superior service made it possible for me to get home quickly and at minimum expense.
I can't thank them enough.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2015

People thinking of using our services ask us why they should plan their private day trips with us rather than trying to do it on their own, one of the reasons I give them is problem solving.

It’s uncommon for trips planned by people online to go perfectly, there are often glitches some of them big others small. When everything goes perfectly it’s easy to talk yourself into making your own arrangements.

On the other hand, when something goes seriously wrong our guests quickly resolve the situation with our help because we’ve usually been there and done that.

I’ve also seen people that tried to do things on their own spend a lot of time and money figuring things out and wishing they had hired a company that would have their back.

In the end what it comes down to is Peace of Mind while you’re on vacation. How important is that to you?

Vacation Time is Precious!

Natalie Ewing
Director Marketing & Guest Satisfaction

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Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to Costa Rica with 11 yr old grandson. Costa Rica Expeditions helped us plan a trip fun for him and manageable for us grandparents. It was efficient so we were able to accomplish a lot of activities comfortably in 8 days. It was worry free because our travel planner made all details clear and we were met by a guide to transfer to each lodge and airport. Very comfortable way to have a great vacation!

Date of experience: April 2015
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Natalie E, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2015

We have many grandparents traveling with their grandchildren traveling each year.

Planning the private day tours so that it’s the right pace, the right level of interpretation for the grandchildren and so that grandparents don’t have any worries and can sit back and enjoy their time with the kids is really rewarding.

These are the trips that are near and dear to our hearts, all Vacation Time is Precious and all memories are important, but when we have grandparents with their grandchildren we go the extra mile to provide Legendary Service that will create Unforgettable Memories of a Lifetime.

Natalie Ewing
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