This is a delayed report as we did not take our laptop with us to Costa Rica. We stayed at the Four Seasons from November 16th - 21st and it was lovely.
The absolute best part of the trip was the side trips we took. Hooked-up with Mainor Lara from Tours Your Way - by the way he is not in trouble in England, etc. his website and email were stolen by cyberbandits who posted lies and tried to extort money the day we arrived in Costa Rica. Poor guy had to take time off to get it all straightened out. He managed to fix it all in one day. His website is still ToursYourWay.com but he has a NEW email: [--]. We highly recommend Mainor he sprinkles your trip with facts, folklore, and local flavor - yum! We left the hotel really hungry and asked him to stop for food for us - yum! He did good on everything we even got to chew some sugar cane. Ziplining was awesome too I treasure my SURVIVOR T-shirt. don't miss "The Congo Tour" ziplining, my husband hates heights and speed and was sure it would be the sport from hell but he liked it and will go again with me... do it!!
The next day we went on a wildlife river cruise with his cousin Jose Acevedo. The cruise was lackluster as most of the wildlife decided not to come saw lots of birds, a couple of crocs and some bats. But, Jose was great and the trip there and back was a running lesson in Costa Rica once again. We highly recommend Jose as well: Costaricaissystours.com and [--]. him. Both of these guys took great care of us and we felt safe and secure the entire time. They can help you plan any kind of trip you want, shared or private, as well as provide transportation to wherever you may want or need to go - even Nicaragua. (That's for next time!!)
We had read all the blogs some dissing and some praising the Four Seasons. Overall we had a great experience. It is the 3rd Four Seasons Resort we have stayed at in some ways it was the best. The property is smaller than most - only 40 acres developed that was a little hard to adjust to at first but there are 2 lovely beaches, one for sport and the other quiet, 3 pools one for adults only so what more could you want? We were a little disappointed that they did not serve food on the beach like others we have stayed at but it's a Costa Rica ecology law so not much they can do about that. The rooms were great, service was great, food was "Ok" but we are not big foodies so it was fine for us. Yes, it is expensive but then Four Seasons are 5 Star and that means bring money. If you want an economy vacation this is not your place to stay. But if you want to be treated special and waited on hand and foot then make your reservations now - we loved it.
The only true negative was the golf course tour. The tour itself was gorgeous and we highly recommend it - what's not to like about zipping around on your own golf cart all over a golf course at twilight on and off the paths to see monkeys, etc. We saw a ton of wildlife and then had dinner at the restaurant which is gorgeous and watched the sunset - very memorable.
The rub came when we specifically inquired as to the attire for this tour. We were told that it was golf attire, no flip-flops, men were to wear collared shirts, women golf attire. So, on our last day we cut our beach time short, headed to the showers, changed clothes and left for the tour only to be met with a woman in her swim suit, transparent short black cover up, her husband in his swim trunks and a ratty old brown T-shirt over it and flip flops. They came straight from the beach because we saw them there when we left to clean up! There they waited to join us for the tour! We then found out that said woman worked for Four Seasons in the Toronto headquarters!! Now, either she should have known better or the staff should have turned her away - there should be no exceptions or else drop the "dress code" entirely. Our last day could have been more memorable had this not happened. So, that's our diss - for this trip. Having said all that - don't miss the golf course "Tour of the Giants" it is breathtaking and our giude was great...
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