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  • Melissa B
    Berkshire, UK19 contributions
    Olman is a fantastic quide, he loves to answer any questions and is so patient and lets you have time for all you need. The trip was really wonderful, a full day seeing so much, it really is 3 tours in one, and seeing all the amazing wildlife was a real special bonus to this beautiful day trip, I highly recommend
    Review of: Full Day Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Coffee Plantation Experience
    Written December 2, 2023
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  • Orla F
    County Wicklow, Ireland45 contributions
    Tortuguero is an incredible place to visit and this trip is a great way of accessing it with knowledgeable and very experienced guides. Pachira Lodge is a wonderful hotel with lots of wildlife within the grounds itself (monkeys, iguanas, bull frogs and more!). While the food is buffet style, the options are varied and change from day to day which is great. The WiFi did not work so well in my bedroom (23) but worked perfectly in other common areas. I think the Tripadvisor profile for this trip is somewhat misleading in parts as the admission fee to the National Park ($16) is NOT included but the Tripadvisor itinerary refers to it as being both included and not included which is confusing. Most other tour groups appeared to include the entry and were not required to pay at hotel reception. The trip is also bilingual as you join up with multiple other tour groups (not an issue but just something to note as Tripadvisor refers to tour language as English only). Finally, I was the only passenger (out of 50!) who returned to San José. All others met connections at the lunch stop on the return journey. This wasn’t an issue for me as I needed to return to San José but alternative finishing options should be flagged. Finally, I was not dropped off at my hotel in San José and had to walk through busy central San José with luggage which was less than ideal after a long day travelling.
    Review of: All inclusive package 2 nights 3 days in Tortuguero from San José
    Written December 1, 2023
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  • Janelle D
    1 contribution
    This trip was a real treat. Be prepared to experience a lot of riding in a van as San Jose is 2 hours from La Fortuna but the views along the way are nice. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of every place we visited and was really nice. We started by going to the Ox cart factory to learn the history of Ox carts, how they're made and the art surrounding the town. Then there was the drive to La Fortuna where we had a very nice lunch at a scenic restaurant. From there we went to view the Arenal volcano. Views were amazing and there weren't a lot of people out there. Lastly, we went to the Baldi hot springs to relax and unwind. Again, not very crowded and we were able to spend a good amount of time in all the springs- there were even some water slides! For the hot springs, I would recommend bringing sandals so you're not walking around barefoot. You can rent a towel or bring your own- I should have rented one so that I didn't have a wet towel to take back with me. You also have the time to shower and change clothes if you would like although the showers in the women's locker rooms did not work well. There was room in the back of the van if we packed a bag. After the springs, we had a buffet dinner at the resort. It wasn't the greatest dinner but it was food nonetheless. I went at the end of October so it showered off and on but not enough to delay any part of the trip. Overall a really good trip, I would give it 4.5/5 stars.
    Review of: Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs + lunch & dinner From San José
    Written November 30, 2023
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  • Ryan D
    2 contributions
    Hayro was a great guide. Made an effort to keep things entertaining during the long drives. Was very knowledgeable about the wildlife in the rain forests around Arenal. Would recommend.
    Review of: Combo Tour Arenal: Hanging Bridges + Hot Springs + Waterfall from San José
    Written November 19, 2023
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  • Casey M
    2 contributions
    Super fun! Guides were all very nice, we did ATVing & zip lining and were nervous but had lots of fun. Would recommend
    Review of: One Day Adventure Tour all included from San Jose
    Written November 20, 2023
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  • Michael N
    1 contribution
    We had a wonderful time learning about the history of San Jose! The stops for drinks and food were amazing and Jorge made sure to check that my wife’s gluten allergy would not be a problem. We also were able to experience the rainy season lol don’t forget an umbrella!
    Review of: Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner
    Written October 8, 2023
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  • Carlos C
    1 contribution
    My wife and I had an absolutely amazing time on the bus! We felt like true VIPs throughout the entire experience. The bus itself was fantastic, providing a luxurious atmosphere, and the bars we visited were top-notch. The inclusion of premium liquor as part of the package was a delightful surprise, and having a bathroom on board was a game-changer. We had so much fun that we're already looking forward to repeating the experience. Highly recommended
    Review of: Bar Crawl in San Jose in a Deluxe Party Bus
    Written November 28, 2023
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  • Shemeeka W
    1 contribution
    The tour was ok! The lunch was very delicious... we left the tour and went to other shops (which the tour guide didn't recommend), but we traveled with a 4 yr old that wasn't into the history of San Jose.
    Review of: San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
    Written November 9, 2023
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  • Heather M
    1 contribution
    Beautiful day at the Irazu volcano, it is impressive to see the crater.
    I was surprised by the food and the details that the guide gives you.
    I hope to continue traveling with you.
    Review of: Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).
    Written May 5, 2023
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  • bbjoelbb
    2 contributions
    The San Jose city tour was very informative, and our guide was very knowledgeable of the sites we were visiting as well as the history of the country
    Review of: San Jose Sightseeing City Tour
    Written October 20, 2022
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  • Elena J
    2 contributions
    Whenever I come to Costa Rica on business I always take the opportunity to go on a tour to some new place, this time I chose this option which is very full of historical information, we visited the ruins of a church that they tried to build for many years and the earthquakes knocked it down.
    The church of the angels which is very famous for its virgin, a beautiful viewpoint where you can see a river, another church from the middle of the old years, and finally an excellent trip to the crater of a volcano, full of vegetation and a delicious typical lunch.
    All these things are accompanied by an excellent guide with perfect English.
    Review of: Combo tour: Irazú Volcano + Orosi Valley + Ujarrás Ruins
    Written June 5, 2023
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  • Experience555557
    1 contribution
    Alvaro did a great job of customizing the tour to what we wanted to learn about Costa Rica. He knew a great deal and shared a lot of information with us.
    Review of: San Jose Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
    Written November 28, 2023
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  • Mi Mi
    8 contributions
    I planned on doing the tour on short notice and the team around Oldemar (one of the few tour companies that has offers for solo-travelers) replied swiftly and worked on my booking. However, my plans changed and even then I was met with understanding and excellent customer service. Thank you again for your understanding!
    Review of: Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center
    Written January 5, 2022
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  • Glaucia V
    Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
    Good climate, not too hot, plenty of shade. Wonderful tour guide, he was very thorough. The bridges scared me a bit at first, but then I got used to it. Got great pics. Good breakfast and lunch options. Highly recommend this tour.
    Review of: Monteverde Cloud Forest and Hanging Bridges in Selvatura Tour from San Jose
    Written April 26, 2023
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