January 1, 2017
AMAZING!!!! Definitely one of my favourite trips ever. We did things that we had never done before. We went on a boat tour around the islands, fed little monkeys, learned about the history and geography of Nicaragua, stopped by a school and met some kids from a small village, hiked volcanoes and we even sled down a volcano!! Had some great local food, surfed for the first time, did scuba diving in a volcano crater and more.... it was just absolutely fantastic. The country and the people are beautiful. Ramiro was so friendly and was ALWAYS on time. He was very flexible and adjusted our itinerary as we wanted. I would definitely recommend going with Adventour Nicaragua for your Nicaragua customized trip. Ramiro and Luis were the best part of the adventure :) Thank you so much for giving us memories that we will never forgot!!!
Hi I want to say big thanks to victor ,he help us to plan our trip,he respond to our requests and he was available for us all of time and every thing that we want he arranged,even he gave us his phone,
All the trip he was available,and all the tour
was perfect thanks to victor hope to come again to Costa Rica.
I recommend of this agency to everyone and special victor.
Thank you for all your help.
Osnat & Gili Benjamin.
February 28, 2016
Giovanni our driver was waiting and a 2.5hr transfer to Monteverde, the road was bumpy and windy for the last 1.5hr (glad had a driver rather than rental).
Monteverde was great, had 1 full day there could of used 2. The cloud forest hike was great, Danillo the guide extremely knowledgable and very good. Saw the Quetzel (male and female), plus lots of other birds and animals. Could of spent more time wandering thru the cloud forest.
The zipline adventure was good as well, a bit different than the Whistler trips I have done, mostly riding not so much a nature info session. Was quite windy in the hills. The last one was 1km long.
The accommodation at Poco Poco was fine as well, basic, clean and friendly. We were on the top floor and was noisy with the wind howling all night. Breakfast and meals at restaurant were OK.
The next day bus/boat/bus trip to La Fortuna was fine as well. On a small bus for 2 hours then 30 or so minute wait for boat. Bus ride was very scenic, again bumpy and windy roads. The trip across the lake was uneventful, a cloudy day in am, but cleared enough and saw most of the volcano except for the very top covered in clouds. Dropped at Arenal Volcano inn, nice inn, good room, good restaurant (friendly service in all hotels). The kayak on lake that afternoon was OK, saw most of the sights crossing the lake, and if had to do again would have opted for hot springs that afternoon. Did get back in time to watch the Super Bowl (in spanish).
Next day was rappelling and rafting all fun, and had a nice lunch and info at a farm after the rafting. Sue survived all the activities, (there were 70 year olds on the zip lines), and had fun. Good go pro videos of the tarzan swing.
We had a nice hike with Pierre the next am, albeit it was socked in and raining. Small group us and 2 others. Rather than go up to the volcano view we hiked along the bottom. In the trees, saw monkeys, and lost of flora and fauna. The naturalist Pierre was a PhD herpetologist again very informative.
After a warm up lunch, checked out and Giovanni met us and took us to Tamarindo (affectionately known as Tamagringo-although they explained as Canadians we really weren't gringo's the americans were).
The Tamarindo diria was OK, the biggest hotel on the strip, and crosses the road. We were on the side opposite the beach, clean nice rooms. The grounds were clean, beach chairs weren't owned by the hotel 12usd per day to "rent". They did have chairs on the grass with good beach views. Had to be careful though as coconut trees, saw one chap get hit in the head by a small green coconut, looked very painful. They roped off the area next day.
Tamarindo is a bit like the strip in PV lots of tourist shops, bars restaurants, some hostels for the surfers. The beach was nice, some rocks in front, that are easily avoided depending on the tide. Walking north, the estuary is about 600m, north, could walk across at low tide to another beach Playa Grande. At high tide, there is a boat that crosses. Could swim, but there are crocodiles in the estuary (didn't see but then again if swimming wouldn't want to). The wind was fairly brisk the entire trip and ocean choppy so avoided fishing, snorkel trips etc..
Had some nice meals in town, the argentina rest was good, but booked up and needed reservation. Went to another off the strip Tamarindo grill which was also quite good.
The Calla luna was very nice, and if had known would probably stayed there the entire time. We had a 2 bedroom villa, kitchen, living room and private pool. ABout 15 minute walk to town, although they do have free bikes to use. The path (2 minutes) leads to rocky point which has hammocks and chairs. They serve a sundown cocktail there each evening, and the sunset was great. About 15 minute walk along the shore south is Playa Lagoste. Across a small easily wadable river (knee deep at low tide), and about 1.5 km long. Moderate surf, no real amenities, and very quiet.
One day we took a cab from Tamarindo to playa Conchel, a shell beach about 30 minutes away. Rented an awning (shade for the day), was supposed to include kayak (too windy), and snorkel gear (never showed up-but again windy and choppy water). The beach was very nice and quiet.
Last day nice beach walk, lazed by our pool, dinner at restaurant, and then off to airport, tried booking seats 24h ahead but even then ended up in last row (non reclining for late night flight). Was so windy at airport that the plane was shaking too much to calibrate instruments, so the pulled onto runway and parked tail into wind, but once that was done the rest uneventful. Apparently departure tax was included in price of ticket, a nice surprise.
Overall a very nice trip. The only minor negative was the wind which apparently is common that time of year in Tamarindo, guess that's why the surfing is good. The country, people, food, scenery etc.. were all fantastic, and the transfers all went smoothly.
Mr. Patrick Mcaliister
May 11, 2015
Here is our feedback of our recent trip to Costa Rica. A special thank you to Victor, for organizing such a wonderful trip for us, it was simply amazing! We loved every minute of our journey to Costa Rica, the landscapes were incredible. We saw lots of birds - and identified about 50, I had bought a book upon your recommendation - and also monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, tarentulas! The last day I even stepped on a pit viper on a trail near the hotel!
Each hotel you booked for us had its particular charms, but we really loved our room in Monteverde. And the transportation was always on time, the guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiast. The food was excellent, we enjoyed our morning buffets.
The activities were exciting - notably, the canoeing - and sometimes scary - the skywalk in Monteverde! But Jorge from Skyadventure was great at taking care of me. I must say I wasn’t too happy you booked me even more hanging bridges that day along with the butterfly and hummingbirds farms, but I bravely faced my fear of heights once again!
In any case, we had a great time thanks to you, people were very nice, we saw plenty of animals, heard birds and howler monkeys, it was all quite special. You worked hard to customize our trip and make sure we were well taken care of, we really appreciate it and now, we only want to come back!
Muchas gracias, I’m sending you a dozen of pictures of our trip to Costa Rica.
Have a great week!
Pierre and Paul Gauthier
May 4, 2015
Thank you Victor for your reply.
Our tour is very good and We wouldn't hesitate to recommende you and Costa Rica Tours and Travel for an excellent service and Organization.
We thank you for your work and perahps another time in Costa Rica.
John and Christiane Bush
April 14, 2015
I wanted to say THANK YOU very much for the amazing service your provided to my clients over the weekend. They were very pleased!
Please see what my clients said below:
The transportation was very clean and professional, all the people are nice and trustworthy!
We will be using you again in the future.
Luxury & Leisure Travel Specialist
Atlantic City , NJ. USA
I just wanted to say thank you for everything, the transfers were all very punctual and the drivers were all very nice. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone coming to Costa Rica,
March 03, 2015
Dear Victor and Colleagues: I write to thank you and our driver, Vladimir Segura, for our transportation yesterday. Vladimir was a wonderful driver and made our entry into Costa Rica safe and easy. His cheerful personality and excellent driving skills were greatly appreciated. Our compliments to your company for its efficient customer service, the choice of comfortable vehicles, and the employment of such personable and skilled drivers. Please extend our appreciation to Vladimir as well.
Best regards, Eleanor (Nora) Almond
Orlando, USA. FL
January 17, 2015
Dear Lois ,
Thank you for wonderful trip you helped us to organize. We fell in love with Costa Rica and you deserve a credit (along with beauty and friendliness of your country - which are indisputable).
Thank you very much for your service. Great job! We will refer anybody traveling to Costa Rica to you. Larissa and family
January 16, 2015
Just want you to know Luis set up the perfect family vacation for us. We are grateful for his help and enjoyed an amazing vacation. Thanks again to all involved!
Sincerely, Peggy Knox
January 2nd, 2015
Just wanted to thank you and your company for a well organized tour/trip through Costa Rica. We were overall pleased with your choices of activities and hotels. We were also grateful that you were able to make the changes we requested without delay. I would recommend your company to any of my friends who are planning a trip tp CR.
Continued success in the future.
December 18 ,2015
We are leaving your beautiful country tomorrow. We have had an amazing time and thank you very much for all your organising. Everything worked perfectly , The transfer from Monterverde was so good that driver was amazing we highly recommend him a very good driver and such a lovely man. All the tours and guides were excellent really very good. The zip lining in montervede was just fantastic we are still so thrilled by it.
Thank you so much again Victor we will definitely recommend you to our friends.
Debbie and Brian Addlestone
Our driver was very good! Special thanks to him! The organization of the tour was at the highest level!
Thank you once more!
We left our hearts in Costa Rica!
July 1st ,2014
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful arrangements during our vacation in Costa Rica. We all had a great time and it was a very memorable vacation. Everyone loved it. Thanks a lot to you for meticulous planning.
March 18, 2014
Just a note to thank you for a wonderful vacations. We had an excellent time thanks to your planning and quick plan B when needed. The transportation was very good in all the transfers, hotels were thoroughly enjoyed and everybody had maximum fun in all the day trips you arranged. Truly speaking, I am amazed how well went everything despite a lot of logistics.
We met for the second time a beautiful country and very nice people.
Reality hit us when we reached home last night at -5 Celsius...
Thank you for everything! Your company will be fully recommended by me.
Hopefully we will need your services soon enough :),
March 14, 2014
I just got back to Colorado after the 13 day vacation that you planned and set up for us. Thank You for helping us have such an awesome and wonderful vacation! We enjoyed all of the Hotels and Tours that you arranged for us. Having transportation for us was also great. Not having to drive made the trip even more enjoyable. We all loved Vladimir. He was such a joy and had to put up with a lot from all of us. We all would highly recommend your services and will be contacting you the next time we visit your beautiful country. Thank you for such a well planned awesome vacation. Pura Vida!
February 18, 2014
Judy and I had a wonderful trip and adventure in Costa Rica. The travel arrangements and lodging, very accommodating!!
One of the ways that we evaluate a trip, is by the number of friends we make at each stop!!
This trip topped them all!! Made friends with Ticos and other travelers.
We had so much fun everyplace you sent us.
At the Casa Roland, Pachira Lodge, Sur Drake, Parador!! William picked us up to start our trip, and delivered us to the airport.
We certainly appreciated all that you did to help make it such an enjoyable adventure.
You certainly have some very nice people working with you.
We have mentioned Costa Rica Tour and Travel to so many people. Hopefully it will turn into some future business for you.
So happy that we had a chance to meet you in person. A very nice young man!!
If we ever plan to return to Costa Rica, or perhaps to Panama, we will certainly contact you.
Thanks again for all!!
Jim and Judy
February 13, 2014
Yes, we got back tonight as scheduled. Everything went well, we like the hotel and tours you arranged. Royal Corin is a smaller hotel compared to some larger hotels in the area but we like the smaller, closer feeling and the staffs, pools & foods are really nice so it suits us fine.
Canal Negro tour and Sky Walk/Sky Tram tour are good (even though we did not do the zip line!). We saw many wild animals & plants and learned a lot from the knowledgeable tour guides. We thought the Sky Walk was a little tough for us since it was 3 hrs hiking with wet trail. However, the real tough hiking for us older folks is the hiking to Volcano Areal. It had some climbing on the lava rocks, uneven trail on the wet rock that are hard to hike. we had a great time. Thank you very much for your help especially with our last minute plan for the trip. We left Costa Rica with a feeling that people there are truly happy & friendly.
January 27, 2014
Many thanks to Luis and his team for our wonderful vacation in Costa Rica!
It was perfect ! We liked the route, hotels, tours and how transfers were organized throughout Costa Rica. We have lots of emotions and a lot of beautiful pictures .
We loved it all and we will recommend to our friends COSTA RICA TOUR AND TRAVEL company and we hope to come to Costa Rica again someday!
Natalia and Elena
both Luc & I really enjoyed our Costa Rican Ecotour adventure - the country is beautiful , you & Luis organized the itinerary very well. In fact, Thank you for doing a fantastic job organizing this trip. We love Costa Rica and are definitelly coming back!
Luc Richard & Karen Loughrey
September 17, 2013
When I contacted Costa Rica Tour and Travel, I did not know what to expect. Being from India, Costa Rica was far and remote for us. We had only two and half days in San Jose and had to get the most out of it. I must admit it turned out to be really exciting two and half day during which we did two day tours out of San Jose. Starting from giving advice on what tours to select to arranging for them, Victor was extremely helpful. Both the day trips went wonderfully well and one of them had outstanding tour guide Miza, who I would recommend to anybody taking a day tour out of San Jose. In addition, Victor was helpful in arranging transfers from and to the airport, which was timed with clockwork precision in spite of the return transfer being at a very odd time of early morning hour. During the entire trip we felt at home and with people one is comfortable with.
Jayant Kumar Ambast
September 16, 2013
I couldn't be happier with the services that Costa Rica Tour and Travel provided. Victor Luis was so great to work with and has excellent follow up and follow-thru. Being a busy full time working mother, I was super excited to have a vacation but didn't really have time to plan so Costa Rica Tour and Travel was the best thing I chose. He arranged all of my transportation for me and all vehicles were ridiculously clean and my 2 toddlers loved it because they had a DVD player. Their drivers were prompt and very knowledgable. Vladimir was our driver everytime we landed SAn Jose and he drove us to ARenal and Manuel Antonio. On a last minute whim, we decided to do a day tour in ARenal and in the same morning, Victor was able to make arrangements. My family and I had the best day that day with Donald as our tour guide and driver. We had him the entire day and his prices were more than reasonable. My kids absolutely loved him! Thank you Victor for helping us have the best trip!!!
Los angeles, USA
August 27, 2013
I booked our Costa Rica trip through Costa Rica Tour and Travel for my family and we totally enjoyed it! Costa Rica Tour And Travel agent is such a wonderful group! I started off contacting Victor R and sending him a custom itinerary that i made (based on what locations we want to go, what hotels we want to stay and what activities we want to do) and Victor responded me quickly with an itinerary with detail day/time/hotel/activities and the price was great, we replied him right the way with some other thoughts/suggestions and he was able to send us another itinerary that was within our budget! He was very helpful and he relied email so quickly (which is great cause we booked our trip just 2 months before the actual trip). This isn't the best part yet, the best part is that while we were in Costa Rica, we contacted Luis B (also from this tour company) and asked him if they were be able provide extra shuttle service, we decided to go to San Jose central park on the last day) and he was able do so within just 1 day prior. They also have this 24-hour number to call which was super helpful when you are in a foreign country. They also work closely with the hotel so even the front desk people know them. I really enjoyed booking this travel group, it made my trip go smoothly!
Leon Chen USA
August 07, 2013
We had a great family vacation in Costa Rica thanks to the wonderful organization and planning efforts made by Luis B of Costa Rica tours and travel. Transfers, hotels and tours were all beyond our expectations. Luis called us several times to make sure that everything was indeed to our satisfaction while there.
Danny Alon and Family, Israel
July 29, 2013
Everything was flawless in your arrangements! Everything was on time and easy when it came to transfers and hotel check ins. The accommodations were great. [We had wonderful experiences with the pets at the hotels, the kids especially liked all the cats, dogs, birds.] At each of the hotels the people/owners were wonderful. At the beach resort the accommodations were really quite fancy. The tour operators were kind, helpful, and fun loving.
We especially enjoyed the whitewater rafting trip you selected, that company was great...and the zip lining tour was a big hit! The waterfall was awesome (Pino Blanco in La Fortuna) though the horse ride to get there was straight up hill on a rock road. I recall doing a horseback ride to a waterfall in La Fortuna that was more of a trail through fields and along a tree line when I visited 6 years ago. I would suggest that for groups coming you might look into something like that where the ride is more scenic and comfortable for the horses and riders…. It's just a small suggestion.
If we were going to do the trip again I think I would go the extra hour to Manuel Antonio Beach. Jaco was more developed but I would have enjoyed more nature/wild animal sighting. We had a fine time at Jaco and did enjoy the pool at the resort a LOT! It was beautiful, right out our door, and comfortably warm.
The gluten free restaurant that Luis found in San Jose was one of the best restaurants we've ever eaten in, anywhere in the WORLD! It was just fantastic, we went there the evening we arrived and the evening before we flew home.
Judy and Nelson were wonderful in getting us started and finishing up our trip. We just had a fantastic time. I hope that when we next make a plan to visit we can contact you to help with logistics. We would highly recommend you and your company especially to people who have special concerns. I was truly impressed with you contacting all the tour providers with my food restriction information. Every meal I had was safe and wonderful.
Thanks to you both, and good luck with your business! Keep up the good work, you'll be world famous soon.
May 12, 2013
I didn't know where to file this so I thought I would send it to you directly and you can upload as you see fit…..
We were very fortunate to have discovered Costa Rica Tour and Travel and the wonderful service provided by Mr. Luis Berrios. If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime, I more than highly recommend Luis Berrios as your travel coordinator. We speak from firsthand experience when we say if you put your holiday plans in the hands of Mr Berrios you will have guaranteed yourselves an experience to be remember forever. Thank you!
Jamie and Lesley
April 27, 2013
We very much enjoyed our Costa Rica vacation.
The accommodations were clean and comfortable, drivers extremely punctual and scenery breathtaking at times. Thank you for all of your help planning the perfect getaway for first-time visitors. We look forward to visiting again!
If there is a place on tripadvisor where I can leave a positive review, please let me know.
Kate O'Malley ,UK
April 12, 2013
Hi Luis, sorry for not coming back to you straight forward after the trip. The trip itself and organization were excellent. All transfers were in time and exactly as discussed. All excursions were great. Thanks a lot for your help in organization of our trip. Next time i go to Costa Rica, i use your service again.
Lena Shakhmatova , Russia
January 26, 2013
Just got back to the UK and we have around 10cm of snow!!!! Just wanted to drop you a note to say how lovely it was to meet you on our arrival in Costa Rica and to congratulate you on your organisational skills!! Every booking was made, every transfer arrived on time and everyone we dealt with was kind and courteous. We had a wonderful time and I will be recommending your services on Trip Advisor etc. - feel free to "quote" me if you wish.
many thanks for your professional help - we will treasure our memories of Costa Rica!!
Lousie Ramsay, UK
January 22, 2013
Sorry for the late reply, return to work is difficult after a wonderful trip to a beautiful country like Costa Rica. I want to thank you deeply for organizing our trip wich was perfect from start to finish. We particularly enjoyed our guide Roberto who has accompanied and advised us wisely during our three week trip. We quickly became friends with Roberto who made us discover the beauty of his country. Roberto is a professional guide who has respect for people and nature. Luis thank you again for your contribution to the success of our trip familly in Costa Rica.
I will refer you without hesitation.
Pleasure to do business with you again.
Philippe Brillant. Canada.
January 12, 2013
Hello Luis!!! Thank you so much for your time and patience in planning our customized trip according to what we were looking for. It was a fantastic vacation! I really liked the enveloppe with the tickets for every transportation, hotel and activities. All transportation was on time every time. All our reservations for hotels and activities went as planned. I loved the places you suggested (Tortugero, Arenal, Manuel Antonio) and the number of days spent at each place was perfect. Tortugero was a lot of fun and we really enjoyed Pachira Lodge. We got to see sloths and monkeys which made me very happy and the food was delicious. Royal Corin Hotel in Arenal was absolutely amazing! We also really enjoyed the canopy tour, the hiking of the volcano and Baldi Hot springs. We took the cab a few times to go to La Fortuna and that was really nice. We loved relaxing at the hot springs of the hotel and at the spa which was fantastic!!! Best spa ever!!! Finally, Manuel Antonio was great! Parador Hotel was in a great location, beautiful views and good service.Other than that, we really enjoyed the pools and the free shuttle to the beach. We would really recommend any of these trips.
Again, thank you so much for the great adventure!!!! 😊
Krystel and Karl, Canada.
Ho trascorso in Costa Rica 12 giorni incredibili e devo ringraziare sopratutto l'agenzia "Costarica tour and Travel". Dal primo momento in cui mi sono messo in contatto con il tour operator il Sig Luis Berrios si è dimostrato subito una persona competente, professionale e sempre attento a quello che sono state le mie richieste personalizzando il mio viaggio nel modo migliore possibile. Un punto forte di questa agenzia è sicuramente il contatto con il cliente, quasi tutti i giorni infatti mi contattavano per sapere se tutto andasse bene e se il tour fosse di mio gradimento. La cosa di cui sono rimasto molto sorpreso poi è stata la disponibilità mostrata quando nel mezzo del viaggio ho chiesto di poter cambiare alcune tappe e di conseguenza anche gli hotel e nel giro di poche ore tutto era già stato sistemato!! Le accomodation sono state tutte di categoria e non mai incontrato sorprese spiacevoli. I prezzi offerti sono ottimi ma ovviamente possono variare in base a quelle che sono le vostre richieste. Non posso fare altro che straconsigliare questa agenzia per chiunque fosse interessato a visitare la Costa Rica, sono persone serie e sanno fare il loro lavoro molto molto bene!!
Fabrizio Finocchietti, Italy.
January 07, 2013
We had a wonderful vacation thanks in large part to Costa Rica Tour and Travel! Luis was amazing in helping us plan our trip and everything went off without a hitch. Even after we missed a connecting flight and only arrived in San Jose in the middle of the night, Luis was able to reorganize the travel logistics and even managed to upgrade our hotel, which we were extremely grateful.
I wouldn't hesitate to use your company again in the future or recommend you to our friends.
Fernand Leblanc and Jessica , Canada.
January 06, 2013
We came back from Costa Rica vacation several days ago and would like to thank you for wonderfully organized trip.
I would like to share some of our comments. They may benefit your future customers
Both hotels were excellent, good accommodations, excellent location, caring service.
We spent time talking to owners in both hotels, very motivated and enthusiastic people.
Both hotels have highly positive reviews on Trip Adviser.
Driving in Costa Rica was not as complicated as some people write on the internet.
We bought full coverage with no deductible from Thrifty and did not care about scratches and other small things.
In general, great experience. One more time, thank you
We will share your name with all friends interested in going to Costa Rica and possibly be back in a couple of years. We want to go to the North West part of the country
Julia and Eugene Step NY
January 03, 2013
I wanted to tell you that we had an excellent experience with your company and especially in your wonderful care. We really appreciated your work in making such a fun and perfect itinerary and then being able to make changes that we requested along the way. All of your employees were friendly and efficient in their jobs, including you! We so appreciated that.
The accommodations were particularly wonderful. Each stay was different but comfortable and welcoming. We were so nicely taken care of.
Overall, we were amazed at the beauty of your country and the kindness of the Costa Rican people. We were constantly commenting on how nice it was to be around such hospitable people every where we went.
Thank you for making our honeymoon memorable and our holidays relaxing. Your company was great in finding us the perfect trip and providing outstanding customer service. I would recommend you to anyone who is planning a trip to Costa RIca.
Thank you again, and Feliz Ano Nuevo!
Jennifer Leonard, Colorado, USA
December 30, 2012
To whom it may concern,
Costa Rica Tour and Travel arranged my family vacation this past December 2012. They set up the tours , transportation and hotels. Everything went as planned. The hotels more than exceeded our expectations. The tours were with quality companies and the private taxis and they're drivers were as we hoped. Luis, the liaison for the company was very accommodating and helpful making all the arrangements. Given my family experience , I would highly recommend this company.
Sincerely Jeff Maloff , from Syracuse NY
December 28, 2012
At first, thank you very much for the organization of our trip to your beautiful country! It was really well done!
All your vouchers were very convenient, very good idea. Concerning the organization, transport - no comments, everything was excellent.
So I just can say that you live in a wonderful country and I really want to come backJ
If you have any questions, maybe I forgot something, askJ
Irina Minkova , Russia
I just wanted to thank you for helping us plan and execute our trip to Costa Rica. Everyone on the trip had a fantastic time. On the last day when we were all getting ready to go to the airport I remember sitting around with the rest of my trip leaders and we all said “thank God we hired Luis!” and we still feel that way today. Without you we never would have had the experience that we did in Costa Rica.
So thanks for all your help and for giving us the time of our life!
November 02, 2012
Thanks so much for your expertise! We have had an amazing time. We loved the tours in Arenal. The people were great and the scenery amazing. The sun has shined for us today in Manuel Antonio and we have enjoyed a lazy day on the beach! We have been blessed to see the Red back spider monkey, White faced monkey, sloths, huge iguanas, and others I can't remember the names of. The staff has been very kind and generous at both locations.
Sad to be leaving Costa Rica!
August 11, 2012
Sorry for the delay in reply!
We had a great trip - just like last time. We appreciate all your assistance with planning etc. We would certainly recommend Costa Rica Tour and Travel to anyone and hope to visit again, maybe in a few years!
July 25 , 2012
I appreciate your follow-up and concern before and while I was in Costa Rica.
As far as what you laid out for my itinerary I found was a splendid strategy. I was glad that at the last minute you included Tortuguero in the itinerary…because that turned out to be the best destination during my near three weeks in Panama and Costa Rica. The hotel there was simple, but first rate in service and all the employees were gracious, respectful, and helpful to me as an older person. The trip through the canals and the laying of the eggs by a turtle were highlights of any kind of travel I have done around the world.
I loved using the Colonial hotel as my base for visiting San Jose and from which I made my tours. Everyone there – and especially Estefan, was terrific and most helpful in making me comfortable. The rooms and breakfasts were simple…but that is not most important to me. Service is what I really appreciate. Marco was very helpful in his picking me up at the bus depot and driving me to the airport. I liked him a lot because he showed an interest in my welfare.
I hope that covers all you might need to know about the experience in Costa Rica. On the whole your country offered me more than I expected based on what I heard about it from others who have visited. I guess you can say it exceeded my greatest expectation.
Again, many thanks…you are a true and caring gentleman.
July 12, 2012
Arenal Hot Springs, Group 36 people.
Just want to say thank you for yesterday.
It was a success and our guest enjoyed themselves.
The journey was abit long but we managed it.
Thanks for all your help with this.
July 04, 2012
Llegamos a nuestro hogar despues de una parada en Miami.
Estamos muy agradecidos de sus atenciones y ayuda en nuestro viaje. Desde la planificacion hasta nuestra salida.
Comentabamos entre nosotros la flexibilidad que provee poder planificar un viaje con la direccion de un agente local. Esto nos proveyo la oportunidad de interactuar mas con la cultura local atraves de la gente, la comida y la naturaleza. Nos encantaron todas nuestras paradas a traves del pais al igual que las aventuras. Las comidas incluidas fueron sabrosisimas.
Como podra ver disfrutamos mucho de la gente, las actividades, los lugares y la comida. Sin pensarlo se lo voy a recomendar al que me pregunte de como ir a Costa Rica. Si en un futuro tenemos otra oportunidad de regresar, le llamaremos.
Sra. Amri Pellerano
25 May 2012
My sister and my trip to Costa Rica was everything we could have wished for. Every shuttle service arrived on time and all our transitions between towns/activities occurred without instance. When we first sent you an e-mail with a list of activities we were interested in seeing, we never imagined you would be able to fit them all in during our already scheduled flight days. People warned us that many times the pictures of hotels that are seen online are taken on a perfect day and may be very old, so not to be surprised if the places weren't what we expected. This was not the case at all; in fact, they much surpassed our expectations and the price for the package was much less than we had imagined for all the shuttles/hotels/activites/ and included meals.
Tortuguero was beautiful and our favorite part of the trip as it was in the rainforest and away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Waking up to rainforest animals was amazing and the food was exceptional at every meal. We had the best room at Arenal, and have been recommending this hotel to all our friends as the view of the volcano from our porch (and our beds) was the perfect site to wake up to and drink our morning coffee. Monteverde was great with the zip lines and the ease of getting around town. The 4 star resort at Manuel Antonio was a get-away and had so many activities that we didn't even want to leave it to explore the town.
We usually don't like to visit a place more than once, as there are so many places in the world we want to see, but this is a trip I will definitely be repeating. There is so much to do and see in Costa Rica, the people are so nice, and getting into the wilderness and away from city life was everything I could have asked for. Thank you Luis for all the work you put into making this trip one to remember; your services will be recommended to anyone I know who is coming to the area!
Meghan and Heather
Las Vegas , Nevada
21 May 2012
First of all, let me thank you for organizing our trip to see Costa Rica. We enjoyed each and every minute of our visit to Costa Rica. Every aspect of our trip was organized very well starting from pick up from the airport and at the end drop off at the airport. All hotels were to our satisfaction. The organized tours gave us a glimpse of the country. Finally, the drivers for all transportation were very courteous and friendly. More ever, we enjoyed the country without having much knowledge of Spanish language. We had no trouble communicating with people every where.
we had a great time during this trip. We want to thank you once again for organizing such a fantastic trip. Everything worked without any problem. We are very much impressed and will come back in the future. We will recommend your services to our friends who might be thinking to visit Costa Rica.
Lastly, we also want to thank you for phoning us from time to time and checking with hotel people that everything was arranged nicely for us.
With our best wishes and thank you again.
Ramji and Vimla Khandelwal
27 April 2012
The Kozlowski's loved the trip and felt it was extremely well planned.
They thought the ziplining was amazing and the people you use for the white
water rafting trip was amazing. They thought the guides were so great and warm
plus very educational in how they always talked about all the birds and animal
life along the river.
They absolutely loved the springs and would like to go back.
Another great job!
Mrs. Eileen Gombos
18 April 2012
Comments from Mellinos- thank you for another great job
Peg Indermaur, CTC
Jensen Travelon, a Virtuoso Agency
Hi Peg, As I said, we had a great trip! Getting a driver was an excellent!!!! Idea. Chris noticed that on the drive up to Monteverde, the driver tightened the lug nuts on the tires halfway through! That road is hard to describe. Sheer drop offs in some parts, very winding plus the driver zig zagging back and forth on top of that to avoid the biggest ruts and rocks. Plus, we would have missed the boat trip across Lake Arenal, which was charming. It was a 40 seat pontoon type boat with a husband and wife chartering it. The front half of the boat had to stand in the back so the front of the boat would raise a bit and we could slide farther onto the beach to dock! Loved it. Then we dragged our suitcases across a beach to vans waiting about 200 ft away.
We were met at the airport by a very charming driver (never did catch his name) who gave me an envelope of vouchers and instructed me to Not lose them and to give them to each party long the way.
All 3 hotels were amazing. I especially liked Hotel Arenal Kioro. Each room in the place faced the volcano with huge glass doors, a balcony and furniture all geared to the view. Both rooms had a hot tub in them. And the restaurant and pool were nice. We received complimentary cocktails on the lobby terrace when we arrived. Great way to start the vacation it was just so beautiful The Tabacon Hot Springs does have amazing hot springs but I wasn't crazy about being there at night plus there was no alcohol served because of the holiday:( Glad we went though.
I highly recommend and thank Ocotea Tours and Costa Rica Travel and Travel. There were alot of little touches, like on the long trip from Monteverde to Manual Antonio, the driver let us off on one side of the bridge and we walked across and viewed all the crocodiles below! Apparently, it's a common courtesy by shuttle drivers but we loved it! Had a bet among ourselves as to whether the crocs were real! Googled the river!
There is probably much I am forgetting. Feel free to call with any questions. And thank you so much for your help it wouldn't have been the same trip without you.
27 March 2012
We want to thank you for the arrangements you made for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent in your beautiful country.We especially enjoyed the time we spent with our guide Danny.(Arenal to San Jose) He was very pleasant, informative and
well organized; everything we always hope for in a guide.
We hope to return to Costa Rica , and if we do, we will certainly use your company.
George & Janet Sistrunk
Thank you for planning a wonderful trip for us. Everything was perfect. The transfers were all prompt and courteous. Danny was great! He was polite, helpful, pleasant to talk to and very interesting. The hotels were all very good. The Presidente was in a perfect location; the Cloud Forest Lodge was peaceful; and the Tamarindo Diria was beautiful.
I would recommend your services to anyone. My husband and I will never forget this trip. Thank you, again.
28 Dec 2011
I wanted to let you know what a
fantastic trip we had, and thank you for
all of your help arranging things. You
were great to work with, and everything
went perfectly. I wanted to mention in
particular Denny, who picked us up at
the airport and drove us to San Jose and
to the airport in San Jose. He was just
wonderful and completely dependable.
Also, on the white water rafting trip,
Gerald was incredible; just a wonderful
guy and a true pleasure to be with.
Thanks so much, we will definitely
recommend you to our friends.
All the best,
14 Dec 2011
I am writing to thank Costa Rica tour
for the wonderful experience I had on my
trip to Caribbean coast. Danny was
perfect driver and guide to be
accompanied with. Coming from far away I
felt very secure and safe with such
patient, careful and experience driver.
He was very professional about
everything and I also appreciate very
much him coming to pick me up before my
departure from the country. It was
almost like having a friend who took
care of you from the very beginning to
Thank you again. I will surely recommend
everyone coming to Costa Rica getting in
touch with your agency.
the very best wishes
Dubravka , Croatia