Catherine, June 2019

Catherine, Mom of 4 year old and 20 mo. old baby
10 day Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach itinerary with Upgrade lodging

We had such a great, and exhausting, trip that we spent the weekend recovering and sleeping 🙂


Senda Monteverde: staff was incredible, accommodations were great, food was really reasonable, wildlife on the premises (coati, armadillo, aguti)
Arenal Springs Resort: we loved the pools and the accommodations, great that they had a playground too!
Hanging bridges in Monteverde
Dinner at Villas Kalimba by Roberto and his sweet puppies (we were the only diners, so it was great given our squirrelly kids!)

FYI: The car seats in Dauren‘s van were really basic and didn’t quite

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Pernille, June-July 2019

Pernille, mom of 10, 6, 6, 5 yr olds, traveling with family + grandparents
12 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach Itinerary with combo Tico & Plus lodging

Thank you again for an incredible trip. It was an amazing experience that we will not forget.
First of all, Jose was incredible. Not only was he so incredibly knowledgeable, but his enthusiasm, kindness, humor, and ability to be with the kids were out of this world. Our trip simply would not have been as good had it not been for Jose. He went above and beyond any call of duty in order for us to have a great trip, was always relaxed, and ready with ideas, constantly searching for wildlife and a neverending source of knowledge no

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Jennifer, June 2019

Jennifer, mom of 19, 17, 14, 11 yr olds
13 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach Itinerary with eco-Plus lodging

Our family trip to Costa Rica was a trip of a lifetime and we will never forget the memories that were made. What made our trip so rich and stress free was having Luis as our guide and naturalist. He taught us so much about Costa Rica’s amazing culture, wildlife and biodiversity. Luis took us on amazing hikes and pointed out monkeys, sloths, snakes, birds and insects which we would have never seen without him. It was so nice that he drove us to each destination and a relief to not to have to worry about directions. Luis was

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May, April 2019

May, mom of 8 and 9 year olds
10 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest tour with combo of Tico & Plus lodging

The trip was great and Diego was a excellent guide. Our family enjoyed it.

The highlighted of the trip were the culture tour at Arenal volcano area, zip lining at the cloud forest and the water rafting at the Sarapiqui River.

Again thank you so much for your customized service to our family.

Simon, April 2019

Simon, dad of 3 yr old and 7 mo old
7 day Rainforest and Arenal Volcano tour with drop off at beach resort booked by family

We had a really great trip and thank you very much for organizing it. Your suggested route worked really well as it was a manageable distance for our kids to be in the car at any one time. Jose was a first rate guide and accommodated the pace we wanted to take. He was extremely knowledgeable about birds, plants and wildlife and got on really well with our 3 year old son. Most importantly he seemed trustworthy which is important when someone is around your kids all day for 5 days.

Sarapiqui was peaceful and just as you noted,

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Katie, April 2019

Katie, Mom of 13 and 16 yr olds
10 day Manuel Antonio, Osa, Dominical with eco-Plus lodging

We had a wonderful time! Everything went very smoothly. Hernan Sandi was a great guide – he was very knowledgable about birds and wildlife and took us to a lot of places we wouldn’t have otherwise gone, our trip would not have been nearly as fun without him. I would definitely recommend him for further use if needed.

Highlights of our trip were:

We went surfing in Domincal – the surf was very strong that day unfortunately and my husband brought the boys in after just an hour as there were threats of rip tides.

We hiked Nuyauca

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Natasia, March 2019

Natasia, Mom of 4, 9, 13 yr olds
10 day Volcano, Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio Beach custom itinerary with Upgrade & one Tico lodging

Not sure where to begin, but the vacation was amazing!
First of all our guide, Jose!!! He was just wonderful. Knowledgable,
patient, and fun. Seemed as excited as we were by the incredible
landscape and animals and made great suggestions to make sure
we saw as much as possible without over taxing the kiddos.
Had a brand new 10+ passenger van that made
the long rough rides up the mountains quite tolerable. Found us
a doctor at 6am when the little one was up all night with a terrible
fever and

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Christine, January-February 2019

Christine, Mom of 5 and 7 yr olds
10 day Volcano, Rainforest, Beach tour with eco-Plus lodging

Our trip was amazing. We have so many pictures and stories, I don’t know where to start. We really enjoyed Luis‘ company. A couple days after he left us, my youngest (Zach -5) said “I miss Luis” – he never said that about anyone before.

Our personal highlights were:

Me: swimming in the river while feeding the fruit-eating “piranhas” during our raft tour in the rain forest near Sarapiqui; having monkeys throw figs at me in the Cahuita national park. Also, I brought a blacklight flashlight with me on a night walk with Luis and Xavier in Sarapiqui

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Suzanne, January 2019

Suzanne, mom of 10, 9 and 6 yr olds
10 day Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & Samara Beach custom itinerary

We had a fantastic trip! So glad we choose to go to Costa Rica

It was such a stress free trip since Jenny did all the planning and Luis made it so easy. He is great. We felt like we made a new friend. We kept our trip relatively simple – Rincon de la Vieja for 3 nights and 4 nights at samara. We spent a night on each end at a hotel in Liberia and we enjoyed it also. We spent one evening walking around Liberia, nice park and church.

Hacienda Guachipelin was beautiful, the adventure center, restaurant

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Meggan, December 2018-January 2019

Meggan, mom of 18, 15, 14, 13 yr olds
10 day Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Cloud Forest, Dominical, Osa Peninsula itinerary with eco-Plus lodging (lodging only- no guide)

We had a fabulous time! I just posted on your FB Page.

I personally loved La Cusinga lodge for its beauty, and Drake Bay for the peaceful surroundings, but we enjoyed the entire trip. We also learned a lot about the areas we like and maybe not spreading ourselves too thin next time. But it was great to see more of the country, and as always, the people were so friendly and accommodating regardless of where we were. I’m sad to be home in the cold MD winter!! 🙂

Thank you so much for organizing our travels even though

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