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  • Angie R
    Medellin, Colombia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was my first time in Costa Rica and was amazing! Great memories from hot springs and the Volcano area, sarchi was good to talk with people there very polite and friendly. Such a great time!
    Written June 7, 2024
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  • GERALD J.
    Spring, TX889 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Early pickup on time, in a modern clean van. First stop old town Sarchi, a historical town noted for building the coffee bean oxcarts. Nice stop with an informative demonstration and very clean restrooms. Then it’s a long bumpy curvy drive out to La Fortuna for a local typical Costa Rican lunch. Then it’s off to hike to the volcano viewing point, for a 15 minute photo op. Very very lucky to have cloudless day for viewing. Next is the main attraction, the Hot Springs, so nice. Every received a locker key, instructions, and the option of towel rental for a $10 deposit. We had 2 1/2 hours of soaking time, which is more than enough time, and 30 minutes to shower and change into dry clothes. So relaxing and so many water options to choose from. The dinner buffet had plenty of choices, and we had an hour to enjoy our meal. Food was good and plentiful, but not excellent. The only negative was the return trip back was almost 4 hours, with no restroom break, that is unacceptable. Going there we had two 30 minute breaks, but returning not even a 5 minute gas station break. Would have given 5 stars, but a passenger asked for a returning restroom break and was denied, just wrong.
    Written January 13, 2024
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  • Marce2277
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are looking for a “budget friendly tour” and have a short time to spend in Costa Rica, then you should take this tour.
    Don Ricardo was very kind, patient, and fun, besides he is a great driver.
    I enjoy shopping souvenirs in Sarchi, as well as spending time in the butterfly garden at Doka coffee farm. The grounds in the coffee farm are lovely!
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Lauren W
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour was very fun, as you see many things and you get to enjoy the spa. The reason for a 4/5 is because the bus ride was very long and jerky. We ate lunch a little too early, so not many people got to eat much of their full plate of delicious food. I would I highly recommend this tour to anyone.
    Written May 26, 2023
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  • Michelle L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an amazing day! Our tour guide, Donald, was knowledgeable, professional, and attentive. Our driver, David, was safe and the tour bus was clean and comfortable.
    I‘ll admit I thought the stop in Sarchi was going to be an unnecessary tourist trap, but it was a lovely little artisan town and we only spent just enough time there to learn the history of the ox cart’s significance in Costa Rica and to visit the gift shop at the ox cart factory, where I absolutely wanted to buy something made by local woodworkers, who were there working while we visited.
    The lunch at Selva Rustica was incredible, and the restaurant was beautiful.
    The tour only spends about 20 minutes at the overlook of the Arenal volcano, which I wished was slightly longer but there really isn’t anything else to do other than look at it, and it is a long day that others may not want to be made longer just to keep looking at a (majestic) volcano.
    Visiting the hot springs was a wonderful experience. I paid the extra to go to Ecotermales and was happy with that decision (even though I don’t know what I missed at Baldi, where the rest of my group went); it was quite private until 5 PM when it quickly got pretty crowded. The dinner at Ecotermales was also absolutely delicious, and the staff there were wonderful.
    The drive home was long, as we were warned and couldn’t be avoided. We did get to stop for a bathroom break. Everything went according to schedule.
    I almost decided not to go on this tour at the last minute based on limited and some questionable reviews of the Baldi tour with this company, and having had a bad experience with a different touring company the previous day, but I am so glad I did. In future visits, I will plan to book again with Expediciones Tropicales and highly recommend them and this tour. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
    Written June 4, 2024
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  • tomoleson
    Nashville, MI1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour the young lady that was our guide was super great and the guys liked the Sarchí shop and old tools.
    Written February 15, 2023
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  • MissSeaweed
    Jersey Shore, NJ207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just returned from a 9 day trip arranged by CATours and it was an amazing time. We had private transport from SJO airport to our hotel in San Jose. Next was two days in La Fortuna, where we did the Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Tour. Next was the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge where we saw many different birds, iguanas, cayman, bats (sleeping - it was daytime!) and just had a great relaxing time on the river cruise. Then we transferred via boat across Lake Arenal to a bus that took us to our next stop, Monteverde which I think was my favorite region. The cool nights were beautiful. Our final location was Manuel Antonio (Guanacaste). The sunset catamaran tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Not one of the giant party boats, but a much more relaxing one. Finally, private transport back to one last night in San Jose, and private transport to the airport next morning. Great staff. CATours responded very quickly to a few of my mid-trip requests to change things, and their drivers were excellent. They arranged a few wonderful suprises for us as this was an anniversary trip. Can't say enough about the entire experience!
    Written December 13, 2021
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  • Vicky J
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such a great time with our guide Manuel on our first day that we booked another day to go to Poas volcano and La Paz Waterfalls along with a few more customized stops. The roads can be very challenging and we felt very safe with Manuel as our driver. He is a fun and kind man and made our days just so perfect. On the first day when we went to Monteverde Cloud Forest,Manuel called ahead to book a certain tour guide who is a biologist as my 21 year old has a huge interest in bugs and other creatures. Because of that we saw things we never would have noticed, including a tarantula in his little den and a small pit viper wrapped up in the grass. Being able to stop whenever you wanted at little roadside places is really great too. We stopped for fresh coconut water and lychee as well as strawberries on the second trip. We highly recommend Manuel as the guide and Jose who helped us to design our days. They made our trip to Costa Rica that much more special and we cant wait to go back!
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Asley Baker
    Florida1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff, the guide Addul Vallecillos, was excellent, the information, the dedication and all the services were super. I did 3 more tours with them and it has been my best experience.
    Thank you, I have already started organizing family and friends to return !!!
    Written October 20, 2022
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  • Jamison W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip was amazing. Me and some of my friends took it as a graduation trip and we got to explore the country. Had plenty of opportunities to do things that each one of us enjoyed and the trip was managed really well with no issues. Great trip to take some time to go and explore the different aspects of Costa Rica.
    Written July 30, 2023
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