Testimonials of families who traveled with Leo Herrera Lopez

David & Jennifer, December 2018

David, dad of 8 and 11 yr olds
10 day Volcano, Rainforest, Beach tour with eco-Plus lodging

It was great to meet your family while we were at Danaus. Leo was a great guide, very knowledgeable, a safe driver, and a wonderful person. We packed in a lot of activities and made many memories! Your pre-tour packet and the details on optional activities really helped us prepare for our trip. We were happy with the different places we stayed at, and all of the lodging staff made us feel welcome.

All in all, we had a great experience & we would use your services again.

Matthew & Kelly, July 2018

Matthew & Kelly, parents of 9 yr old
10 day Manuel Antonio Beach, Osa Peninsula, Dominical with eco-Tico lodging

We had a wonderful second trip to Costa Rica in early July, this time exploring the Pacific coast; despite our traveling during the rainy season, the weather was, once again, phenomenal, allowing us to do all the adventures we wanted to. Leo picked us up at the airport and was our guide for the first couple of days of our trip before handing us off to Jose Pablo for the remainder of our adventure. Leo was such a kind, thoughtful and big-hearted gentleman and shared with us his incredible knowledge of botany during his time with us including natural

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Sheila, March 2017

Sheila, mom of 5 yr old
6 day custom itinerary Arenal Volcano and Samara Beach with eco-Upgrade lodges

It was amazing. What a wonderful, memorable, life changing trip. I can’t thank you enough. I’ll send you detailed thoughts this week with what we loved and what few/small thing could be done differently for other visitors. But overall just incredible. We will recommend working with you to everyone. My sister will probably want to work with you for next spring break. Thank you thank you thank you!! [Guide, Leo]

Andrew, March 2017

Group with grandparents, parents and 3 kids (ages 11, 9, 6 yrs.)
9 day Arenal Volcano, Samara Beach Custom Itinerary with Upgrade Lodges

We enjoyed very much the trip arranged by you. The guide Leo is very good and knowledgeable. The accommodation at the Arenal Observatory, Phil’s Villa, is excellent. We particularly enjoyed sitting at the front porch to watch the volcano, the Observatory Restaurant and the 24/7 shuttle service between the hotel and the villa.

Kalimba Villa at Samara Beach is different, but is nice in a different way. Roberto is hospitable and friendly. We had the chance to take in his dinner offering, which is good, but expensive at US$35 per adult with additional charge on beverage.

Joanna, December 2016

Mom of 16, 13 and 10 yr olds
8 day Uvita, Osa, Tarcoles Custom Tour with eco-Plus lodging

The trip was fantastic and Leo was outstanding.
The highlights were night snorkeling in Drake Bay and surfing in Jaco.
The lodges were amazing and Leo was so flexible and always accommodating.

Something I wondered was if it made sense to fly to Drake Bay from San Jose.
By the time we got to Drake Bay, it felt like we spent a lot of time driving.
We would have preferred 2 nights @ Hotel Cerro to have more time @ Jaco and to do Manuel Antonio 1st thing in the morning.
Granted, we were

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Jan, March 2016

Mom of 12, 10 and 7 yr olds
9 day Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach Itinerary with Tico & Plus lodging

The trip was great! Leo was awesome.
In la Fortuna we ended up doing the hot springs at Los Lagos per Leo‘s suggestion which was really nice and way cheaper than Baldi or Tabacon. I think it was less crowded because there were not as many international groups I suspect. We got in for $15 per person and stayed a few hours. It rained some but no big deal. We ate at the bar/restaurant. The slides and variation in pools were nice.
We did the 1968 trail hike with Leo at Arenal, some pick

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Rich, Dec 2015- Jan 2016

Dad of 4 and 8 yr olds traveling with grandparents too!
14 day custom: Manuel Antonio, Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Caribbean Beach
It’s taken us a while to come back down to earth after our extraordinary holiday in Costa Rica. We have much to thank you for. Firstly, Leo was fantastic. He couldn’t do enough for us. He was great with the kids and my parents. He put everyone at ease and we all felt immediately relaxed in his company. He offered to come and collect us from Cahuita, and we also asked him to give us a tour on our last day before dropping us at the airport. He really did make the holiday. If I had
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Roxanne, August 2015

Mom of 6 and 8 yr olds
14 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Itinerary with eco-Plus lodging

We had the BEST TIME in Costa Rica! Leo was incredible – he took great care of us and the girls and had fantastic recommendations for activities to do at every stop. I cried my eyes out saying goodbye – he really was family to us.
Thank you for organizing everything in advance – the planning was stress free on our parts and the accommodations were wonderful. We felt very prepared upon arrival.
This was our first visit but will not be our last. We all fell in love with Costa Rica.

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Adam, July 2015

Adam, dad of 6 and 9 yr olds
14 day Manuel Antonio, Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Tortuguero Custom Itinerary with eco-Combo lodging
We had a great trip! Thanks for putting together a really good itinerary. There were many highlights for us – the beach in Manuel Antonio, the zip line and hanging bridges at Selvatura in Monteverde, the tour at El Trapiche (also in Monteverde), a hot springs water park at Hotel Los Lagos in La Fortuna, a fun whitewater rafting trip in Sarapiqui, and the canal boat tour in Tortuguero.
There were no hiccups to speak of – the only thing we ran into was that the bridges at Selve Verde and Trimbina were damaged [GFA note: damaged in flooding
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Courtenay and Paul, February 2015

Courtenay and Paul, parents of 9, 7, and 5 yr olds
11 day custom itinerary Volcano, Rainforest, Manuel Antonio Beach with eco-Upgrade Lodging

Courtenay: We had the BEST time! Literally everything was heavenly and Leo is the BEST guide – we were so unbelievably impressed with him and will stay in touch. We are already planning Osa/Dominical and have referred numerous friends to you.

Paul: Leo is the most incredible man. We were just as sorry to be leaving him as we were to be leaving the wildlife, scenery, food and swimming! Our time was absolutely magical!

Yvonne, October 2014

Yvonne, mom of 6 yr old
17 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach with eco-Plus lodging

Costa Rica was truly amazing. Leo was amazing and truly passed all our expectation. On more than one occasion on the trip my husband commented to me; how well educated he was, how dedicated to showing us a nice time he was, how professional he was, extremely clean and well mannered. His personality corresponded very well to my family.

The trip was prefect. Leo was fabulous about my diet [gluten free] and explained it

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Hans & Katie, August 2013

Hans & Katie, parents of 9, 13 and 14 yr olds
9 day Custom Itinerary Cloud Forest-Rainforest-Tortuguero National Park, August 2013

“The trip was spectacular — everyone had a great time.  

Leo [Herrera Lopez, guide] was a tremendous guide — I can’t say enough good things about him.  The kids were really, really bummed that he couldn’t come with us to Tortuguero.  Our visit there was fun, but we kept saying “If Leo was here …”.

The highlight of the trip for me was Sarapiqui.  Leo seemed to know people everywhere.  On the way to Sarapiqui [Arenal area] he took us to a hot springs resort and it was just perfect.  We had massages, drinks, and

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