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13 November, 2017


Victor R

I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work on putting our tour together for Costa Rica!  It was fabulous!  The hotels were all wonderful and the tour guides were all so knowledgeable and had great personalities!  We truly enjoyed everything about our trip!  Thank you so much!


Martha and Steve Ftizhenry
USA, North Caroline




03 July, 2017

We took 4 days of adventures tours. Our first activity was Canopy: the kids loved it, nice team/crew, pleasing views and we finished with the Rappel. Next day, we hiked on the Arenal Volcano for around 3 miles. Our favorite activity was rafting in the rio Balsa. It was incredibly fun! As they said the first part of the rafting was really fast and the water was harsh, but the second part was calm and you could actually relax. However, the person who lead us to all of this was Marco. He was very enthusiastic. We will always remember when he told us to shout out "PURA VIDA"!! In our last day we cooled down in the hanging bridge and waterfall.




01 May, 2017

Luis organized and planned my whole trip to Costa Rica including transportation, accommodations, and tours based on my budget. This was SO helpful especially being my first trip out of country on my own. He was extremely flexible when things didn't go as planned (my fault) and made sure I got to see and do everything I wanted to! I had the absolute best time of my life on this tour! HIGHLY recommend it for all!

Jennifer McMurray



10 January, 2017

Luis had organized my first trip to Costa Rica... which was one of my best trips ever! This time, he organized my trip to Nicaragua. Once again, this trip was amazing! 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, our driver, was so friendly and was ALWAYS on time. He was very flexible and adjusted our itinerary as we wanted. I would definitely recommend going through Luis at Costa Rice Tour and Travel for your next trip in Costa Rica or Nicaragua.

Krystel Leduc



06 January, 2017

Costa Rica Tour and Travel organized our transportation, hotels and day tours for our 9 day trip for a family of 4. We visited Arenal, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio, we mostly had private transportation in comfortable minivans. The tours that they selected for us were amazing and we saw a lot of wildlife and nature, the hotels were top class. The organization was very professional and they customized the trip to our wishes. I can highly recommend using Costa Rica Tour and Travel to prepare your trip!




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!!!

Krystel Leduc




September 21,2016

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

Dear  Victor,

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

Hello Victor!

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.

Thanks again!

Warm Regards,

Celia Tryzbiak
Luxury & Leisure Travel Specialist
Atlantic City , NJ. USA



April 07,2015

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,

Kind regards

Kamal Dhilon



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

Hi Victor

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



December 9,2015

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! 

Nadezhda K.



July 1st ,2014

Hi Victor,
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.


Amit Baranwal



March 18, 2014

Hi Victor,

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 :),

Gabriela Elie



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!

Marilynn Farrington

Colorado USA



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

Hi Victor,

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.

Warm regards,
Helena Chang



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
Moscow, Russia



January 21,2014


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!

Pura Vida!

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!!!

Marianne Hommer,
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.

Highly recommended!

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.
-Alexis Cox



May 12, 2013

Dear Luis,

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

Hi Luis,
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.

Kind regards,

Lena Shakhmatova , Russia



January 26, 2013

Hi, Luis,
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

Hello Luis, 

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.

Best regards,

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.



January 09,2013

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

Hi !

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.

Best regards,

Fernand Leblanc and Jessica , Canada.



January 06, 2013

Dear Luis,

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

Hi Luis-

 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

Hi, Luis!

As promised:)

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

Best regards,
Irina Minkova , Russia



December 04,2012

Hi Luis,

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!

David Fischer



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! 
Pura Vida,

Shannon Ceresola



August 11, 2012


Hi Luis,

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!

Many thanks,

Linda Plowright


July 25 , 2012


Hi Luis

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.

Marion Purcelli



July 12, 2012

Hi Luis,

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.

Take care,

Chris Smith
College Intern



July 04, 2012

Hola Luis. 

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.

Pura Vida!

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

Dear Luis:

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

Hi luis,

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.

 Gaynel Mellino



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.

Pat Santamorena


28 Dec 2011

Dear Luis,
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,

Cleveland, Ohio


14 Dec 2011

Dear Luis,

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 the end.
Thank you again. I will surely recommend everyone coming to Costa Rica getting in touch with your agency.
the very best wishes
Dubravka , Croatia



19 Sep 2011

Good Morning,


I just realized I never sent you a thank you. My husband and I truly enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica and consider it a trip of a lifetime. When we are asked how we liked it, we can't describe how wonderful it was. We loved every minute of it and we loved that everything was taken care of for us. We didn't have to really think about anything, our one task for the trip was to be on time for pick ups and transfers, and that was nice. We really enjoyed meeting Danny and he was truly a wonderful driver and guide. He picked us up one morning at 5:55 to make sure we would make our trip to Tortuga Island. He also made sure the bus driver knew where to drop us off and made sure we were taken care of before leaving us. We felt like he not only did his job to perfection, but that we gained a friend with him.


We definitely plan to come back to Costa Rica, hopefully sooner rather than later. Without a doubt, we will use Costa Rica Tours again and we will certainly refer friends and family to you for travel services.


Thank you again,

Karlie and Brian Beach



10 Sep 2011




In August of 2011 we traveled to Costa Rica as a group of 25 students from a business school to get to know each other. Not only did Luis and his group meet all of our scheduling and transportation requests – which included an extra large luxury coach bus, time in Arenal and Tamarindo at specific resorts, rafting, canyon exploring, zip lining and hot springs – but he and his staff also stayed out with us when we were out at night, helping us find great local spots that were safe and fun. Additionally, Luis did a great a job of providing us with all the information that our school required and changing the trip schedule to fit our needs. Our group recommends Luis for future group and individual travel! Please contact me for any questions or use as a reference.

Scottie   Janczik     


01 Sep 2011

Hi Luis, 

The trip was very well organized, The drivers were very good - knowledgeable, courteous and timely.

The hotels were very comfortable, I would recommend Travelling with your company. 

Thanks for all your help

Tina Nebhnani

30 Aug 2011

It's a wonderful trips planed by Mr.Luis

Especially the private driver Danny who was friendly and responsibility.
During this vacation  our family members enjoyed the sea turtles laying eggs at night of  natural  wildlife . At Monteverde was the most excited activities. The canopy and Tarzan Swing was popular item. If you have more interesting about canopy. Superman is the  best choice. At Manuel Antonio the best resort you should stay in HOTEL PARADOR.
Within three of the four special monkeys can find . At night housekeeper also knocked  the door to tell you that sloth climbs on the tree by your room. The national park of Manuel Antonio is the smallest national park .




20 Aug 2011

Hi Luis --
Thank you so much for helping to plan our wonderful vacation and for being so patient with me!  We loved Costa Rica and enjoyed every minute of our trip.  
The transportation was great, too, and a big thank you to Danny for being so wonderful with our family.  He was a joy to have as our driver.
Thank you again for everything...



 13 Aug 2011

I want to thank you for helping me plan our trip to Costa Rica.  I really appreciated your professionalism and attention to detail throughout our entire 10 day vacation.  I have traveled extensively throughout the United States with my family but this was our first time leaving the country.  My wife and three daughters, ages 17,16, and 14 had an incredible time.  Initially, I was a little concerned with the transfers since we would be staying in three different areas of the country and participating in several activities in each area.  I must say that all of our transfers went perfectly and the drivers were helpful and friendly everywhere we went.  We had a great time with each activity and I was very impressed with the guides and their professionalism and attention to detail in keeping everything fun, exciting, and safe.  We really loved the white water rafting with Carlos on the Rio Balsa river, the Zip Line adventure with Extremo, and the guided hikes in Manuel Antonio Park with Andrea to name a few.  During our stay we were fortunate enough to see three kinds of monkeys, whales, toucans, owls, sloths, Iguanas, and numerous insects of every shape and color.  All the people we met were friendly and helpful.  We really loved the food we had, especially the fresh fruit.  I would like to mention that I really appreciated you calling the hotels to check on us and make sure we had everything we needed.  I would like to make a special mention about our driver Allan.  He was very professional and made our trips fun and informative.  He was very friendly and I appreciated how safe and comfortable he made us feel as our driver.  We felt like he became part of our family in the short time we were able to spend together.  In closing, I want to thank you again for helping us plan a vacation of a lifetime.  We had a wonderful stay and have so many great memories that I will certainly encourage all of my family and friends to use your services if ever traveling to Costa Rica.  I hope we can return soon and enjoy the Pura Vida once again.  Please feel free to use me as a reference if you think it would be of benefit.


Mike Treat
Springfield, Illinois
Unites States of America


26 Jul 2011

Hola Luis,
We had a very nice time in Costa Rica. You were only a call away and that was reassuring. The tours in Arenal were all very good. I was surprised at the organization of the tour industry there. The hotel was great and the personnel very helpful. Ramada was a very choice in San Jose, the tours in the city were excellent.
Gracias por todo y con gusto recomendare Costa Rica Tours a mis amistades.

Vivian Chang (USA-China)


25 May 2011

Dear Luis,

I want to thank you again for the  trip of a life time!

Everything you arranged for our family from thrilling tours to the perfect accommodations showed exceptional planning and expertise.  We fell in love with Costa Rica!  I have never met more honest and kind people in all my life.  I can't wait for our next visit.  Next time I want to visit the southern peninsula and spend more time in La Fortunna.

On a very personal note - I realize you went way out of your way to insure Toms bag was kept safely until our return to the Ramada in San Jose and we will never forget the extreme effort to get Nataile's camera and wallet back to us in Monteverde!  You must know that not one coin was missing from her wallet.  

Please find my note of thanks for Desafio tours attached.  If you would please kindly forward to the management, I would appreciate it.  They deserve a lot of credit!
Feel free to add my notes to your referral web site!

KIm Rusinow

Deroit, MI  




17 May 2011


We just wanted to thank you again for all that you did to plan our trip to Costa Rica.  Also, thank you for taking such great care of us.  It was great to be checked on as we arrived at each of our stops and we especially appreciated all of your help to find us a memory card for our camera.  That was above and beyond what we expected.  Danny, our driver, was the best part of our connections around CR.  He was kind, funny and full of interesting information about the countryside.  We are so glad we had a chance to meet him.  Thanks again!  We'll definitely recommend you to our friends!

Sam & Melissa Elsberry
Placida, FL

02 May 2011


Everything was PERFECT!  I have no complaints.  I was surprised at how smoothly everything ran!  Thanks to you and your terrific team.


Brett Copeland

28 Apr 2011

Hi Luis,

I just heard from the Steir's and they had a wonderful time.  They thought everything went very smoothly

and the driver/guides were great (including you).  They loved the springs hotel the best and said it was


Thanks for all your help and will definitely use your services again! 

Eileen Gombo0s



27 Apr 2011

Hola Luis!

Stuart and I had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica.  Everything was perfect.  All of our drivers and guides were "muy bueno"!  We loved all of the hotels and tours.  We will recommend you to all of our friends!

Muchas Gracias!!

Martha Lehman, USA


19 Apr 2011

Hola Luis!


I wanted to just thank you again for helping to organize our trip to Costa Rica. We all had a wonderful and fun trip and really enjoyed seeing at least some of the country. We've had nothing but great things to say about it. We thought the drivers and tour guides were nice, knowledgeable and helpful and the excursions were just what we wanted and expected. , I personally appreciated your help, availability and flexibility when we needed it.

thanks so much 

Bob and Cheryl Delin 



09 Apr 2011

Dear Luis!

First of all: we would like to thank you so much for making a wonderful trip for us to Costa Rica. Everything went smooth and perfect. The tours and transportations and hotels were great. But most of all: we`re really thankful for all your help and your work and effort to solve every problems we did have prior our trip to Costa Rica. You have given us the best services that we ever have expericenced.

Pura vida!!!!

Best regards
Nguyen Binh Nguyen


01 Apr 2011

Dear Luis

We had a wonderful trip today!  Danny was a great guy and very knowledgeable.  He made our trip wonderful see the sites around Costa Rica.  Thank you very much

Scott Nickelson



09 Mar 2011

Dear Luis,

04 Apr 2011

Dear Luis,

I hope the letter I sent covered enough of the wonderful work you do. It was so easy to write because you really did do such a great job making sure what we wanted to do, happened.

Ava had such a wonderful time. She saw and heard things she had never experienced before and that is a gift every parent dreams of giving.

 I know that you worked very hard for us and we appreciate everything you did to help us feel comfortable. If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.

Enjoy life and spread it around!


Sarah and Ava



the clients said that they had superb vacation everything was organized perfectly.


Messaric Family
Turisticna agencija Slovenia

06 Mar 2011

Hola Luis, queremos darte las gracias por la atención y el trato que hemos recibido en todo momento, han sido una de nuestras mejores vacaciones, y nos llevamos un bonito recuerdo de ti y de tu país y esperamos volver muy pronto. Cualquier 
compañero o amigo que quiera venir de vacaciones a Costa Rica, le recomendaremos a ti sin lugar a dudas.
Un saludo de las tres y muchas gracias por todo.
Mila, Ana y Macu

Alicante, Espana

31 Jan 2011

Hi Luis,

We wanted to thank you for making our trip to Costa Rica such a wonderful experience. We loved all the arrangements you made and we are extremely happy with the service you provided. You went out of your way to make our trip so memorable. All the tour guys where on time and we had no problems at all. The private transfer from Arenal to San Jose airport was wonderful. We made the right choice by going with private transfer and I would like to thank Danny for being such a great guide to the area. He gave us so much information about the area, stopped at places we wanted to take pictures. It was perfect. We were so impressed by you call while we were on our way to the airport. That is called personal touch. Thanks again.

Sanchita and Naresh
New York, USA

24 Dec 2010


I just want to thank you for all you assistance in putting together our last minute trip.  You were responsive, professional and always extremely friendly and service oriented, especially when we changed our plans in the middle of the trip and you quickly accommodated us.  You delivered exactly what was promised.  We also very much liked our tour driver, Jose, who is a real asset to the company.  We would highly recommend you and your company to anyone planning a visit to Costa Rica.    

Again, thank you very much.

 Regards, Andy

23 Dec 2010

Hello Luis!  Feliz Navidad desde Moscu!

How are you?

I wish you Merry Christmas and happy New Year! My warmest wishes to you
and your familly.

Best regards,

P.S. Thank you very much for your support and help from the first contact
till the end my trip. I liked Costa Rica very much and now plan to come
back next winter.

30 Nov 2010


We are back home.

Thanks for arranging a great trip. We enjoyed every bit of it.

Danny was an excellent driver and a guide. He took care of us very well.

I am recommending you to our friends who may contact you shortly.


22 Oct 2010


My husband and I had an amazing time in Costa Rica.  I was concerned about fitting in all the activities in one week, but you made it work.  We stayed in 4 different hotels, and they all surpassed our expectations. The best part was having Dany as our driver and guide at times.  He is very courteous, knowledgeable, punctual, and kind.  I developed motion sickness while transferring from Manuel Antonio to San Jose, and Dany found a pharmacy for me to get a dimenhydrinate shot (which worked like a charm).  I wish we could've stayed there longer!

Dr. Norma Shaltoni USA


28 Sep 2010

Hey Luis,

We had a great time in Costa Rica. Everything went well and we did some really fun things. The spa was beautiful with the view of the volcano.  Monteverde was exciting, the hanging bridges were amazing and we loved the hummingbirds. 

Our Guide Danny was amazing. He was so nice and friendly and very knowledgeable. He made us feel welcome and cared for. 

Thank you for everything.

Randy and Stacey Spector

12 Jul 2010

Dear Luis, 

Thank you so much for helping us plan the perfect family vacation to Costa Rica!  We have never been to your beautiful country, so I wanted a little help as I made my plans. Luis did such a perfect job of helping me decided what would be best for our family. All of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!  They were each completely different from the other, yet perfect in every way.  I was a bit worried that we were trying to fit in too much in just 1-week, but the way Luis helped me plan our itinerary was perfect!  We went to Arenal, Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, and San Jose.  This was a great way to see the many different parts of Costa Rica...from an active volcano, the beaches, and the tropical rain forest.  My girls, ages 8 and 11, absolutely LOVED the white water rafting in Arenal, and the ziplining tour in Manuel Antonio.  Last but not least, Danny, our driver, was wonderful!  He truly made our trip comfortable and relaxing, by being so courteous, personable, knowledgeable, timely, and a safe driver. 

My family and I can't wait to return to Costa Rica.  We will definitely use Costa Rica Tours to help us plan our next vacation, and will refer all of our friends to Luis.  

Thank you again for helping me plan the perfect family vacation!  Pura Vida!!  

The Ellwein Family

Santa Clarita California

12 Jul 2010


I can not thank you enough for the wonderful vacation you put together for us!  This is the first vacation I can honestly describe as an entirely  positive experience.  Everything you delivered.  Every  detail of our trip went exactly as planned.  The level of customer service
and our accommodations far exceeded  our expectations!  I have never  experienced a more enjoyable and worry free vacation.  I have already  recommended your services to several of my friends.  Please feel free to use me as a reference.  I look forward to having you plan another
adventure for us in the future!

Best wishes,

Deborah and Skylar Whiteman

23 May 2010



Well, where do I start? Gail & I had a 2 wonderful weeks in Costa Rica and a huge thanks go to both of you! We gave you a list of some of the places & things we were interested in seeing - you added to those and the end result was such a fabulous holiday. 
It was indeed such a pleasure to meet you, Luis, in San Jose.
Highlights? Definitely the Arenal Volcano where not only did we hear and see the lava falling during the day but we woke at 3:00 a.m. and from the balcony off our room we could see the red lava falling down the volcano! To think, an active volcano and we were fortunate enough to see & hear it all, something I'll never forget!
I loved the afternoon we spent in the cloud forest at Monte Verde with our wonderful guide, Jose, who was so informative - it was so peaceful there, apparently most tourists go in the morning but it was just Gail & me that afternoon with so many birds, monkeys & other creatures that we would never have seen without Jose' help. Then he took us to the humming birds, dozens of them & we were "up close & personal" with them at their feeding time!
Had a great trip up to & on the Cano Negro river - on the way there our bus stopped to let a three-toed sloth cross the road! Of course, we were all out the bus & taking photos like crazy!
Great fun on Extremo Zip Lines - loved it, what a thrill.
Manuel Antonio was a delight too and we did another fascinating hike through the national park.
We managed to fit in an overnight trip to Tortuguero (Caribbean side) and although it was a long bus trip (due to a road closure because of a mud slide) there was some absolutely magnificent scenery to see - well worth the bus ride!
Back to San Jose where our guide Wally gave us a good insight to a very interesting city and many laughs, he's quite a character!
The Costa Rican people are SO warm and friendly - the language never became a barrier, they were there to help all the time.
Lowlights?  We had to leave Costa Rica - Nidia & Luis, thank you, Costa Rica is becoming ever so more popular & your company will always be recommended by me.
Linda - Toronto

22 May 2010



I just wanted you to know what a great trip we had recently.  Anyone who is planning a trip to Costa Rica really needs to keep your firm in mind.  All we did was tell you what we were interested in and you planned and booked the hotels and excursions for us. The hotels were very nice and clean.  The excursions were more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  The people of Costa Rica seemed to want all to have a great time.  We met people from USA, Canada, Scottland and the UK.  Thanks for the help.  If we come back we will use your agency again.  Jean Pshigoda, Texas



20 May 2010

Hi Luis,

I just wanted to let you know that we had a great trip.  It was perfect!  I think Costa Rica must be the most beautiful country in the world.  Thank you so much for everything.  We enjoyed talking to each of your drivers.  They were all very nice and helpful. 

God bless you, your family, and your staff.

Lisa Gross


28 Apr 2010

Dear Luis,

My daughter, Lauren, and I had a remarkable experience in Costa Rica.  All of the plans you arranged for us were excellent.  The hotels and their staff, as well as all of the drivers and guides were terrific.  We have learned a great deal about your beautiful country through them.  The
Zip-line canopy experience was amazing and Antonio, our guide, has a great sense of humor.  Our hike over the suspension bridges gave us wonderful views and lots of information about the wildlife in Costa Rica. Jose was an
amazing guide for that.  Melvin was equally amazing taking us on a hike through the trees near the Hotel Cloud Forest, carrying his large telescope and taking photos of birds for us.  I think, however, we both had a special preference for Hotel Costa Verde and surroundings.  It was truly magnificent listening to the monkeys early in the morning and late at night, seeing Toucans and an occasional sloth in the trees, and thoroughly enjoying the food (especially the flan).

I could go on for pages expressing how enjoyable our experience was.  Please accept our thanks for arranging such a well-planned trip for us.  We will happily recommend your company to friends and family.  We look forward to
returning to Costa Rica in the near future.

Best regards,
Joanne West



05 Apr 2010

Buenos dias, Luis !
Sorry for delay with answer- I was a little bit busy last week. Hereunder you can find our testimonials:

"Dear Luis,
Great thanks for your help in organizing our tour to Costa-Rica- it was organized perfectly! We higher appreciate your patience during elaboration of our scheduling and your attention during all our stay in Costa-Rica. The tour itself was exactly the same we want it to be and was vary acceptable by the price. The private transportation was beyond praise and the offered hotels was good enough.
In all, it was perfect holidays and in part because of your help and support. We will definitely choose you as our service company next time and we'll recommend you to our friends in case they decide to travel in Costa-Rica.
Once more great thanks and Pura Vida !
Sincerely yours, Evgeny, Natalia, Vladimir and Natalia,
Moscow, RUSSIA"

I talked to my friends recently and all they wants to come back to Costa-Rica. So you are lucky guy that you live in such a beautiful country :)
By the way you help was very necessary sometimes and it helped us to avoid hardship couple of times. So great thanks again :)
Best regards, Evgeny


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