Jaymee, March- April 2023

Mom of 4 and 7 year olds
10 day Arenal Volcano, Rainforest, Cahuita Beach with eco-Plus lodging
We had a great trip. Luis is amazing, and I appreciate all of your help! We will be returning some day, and hope to work with you then as well.
The trip was awesome. I wouldn’t say I’d recommend anything to change. The only thing I wasn’t prepared for was arriving early to Cahuita, not having a room ready and not having any thing easily accessible to walk to the beach or do something until our room was ready. I could have caught that also.
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Mairead, July-August 2022

Mom of 18, 16, 14, 13 year olds
14 day Tortuguero, Rainforest, Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio Beach with eco-Tico lodging

We had a WONDERFUL time in CR, thank you so much. Luis was great, very informative, very helpful and very accommodating. We couldn’t have done it without you. You provide a great service. Everywhere was a highlight…I really couldn’t choose one but if I had to I’d probably say Tortuguero.

Whitewater rafting on the Rio Sarapiqui in the rainforest

Hollis, July 2022

Mom of 7, 5, 3 year olds
15 day Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest, Esterios Este Beach with ecoUpgrade lodging

Thanks, Jenny! We had a great trip and a really good experience with both Alice [babysitter] and Luis. Everything went smoothly – apart from our kids! – and we appreciate how well thought out all the details were.

And just a quick summary of a few of our trip highlights, as promised: hiking through the volcanic landscape around Arenal; touring the chocolate producer near La Fortuna (what an unexpectedly great and non-commercial-feeling tour!); relishing the dynamic views of the Nicoya Peninsula and local bird life from the Sunrise Room at Hotel Belmar; visiting the sloth sanctuary in Monteverde and

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Simon, June-July 2022

Dad of 8, 6, 4, 17mo olds
16 day Rincon de la Vieja Volacano, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Samara Beach with Eco-Upgrade & Plus lodging

Thank you! We had a wonderful holiday.

Some highlights included a waterfall in Guachipelin and the chocolate tour in Arenal. Both stand out, especially the chocolate tour, which is great with younger kids. We also really loved spending time with Luis and had a number of fun hikes with him in various locations. Luis also made it really easy to find places to eat. We learned a great deal from him about the areas we traveled to and the nature we observed.

Overall I will wholeheartedly recommend you to anybody looking to travel to CR with a family.

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Michele, April 2022

Mom of 15, 13, 10 year olds
10 day Rainforest, Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest with eco-Plus lodging/ Upgrade at Arenal Volcano

We had a great trip. Thank you so much for helping us to organize it. Jose was wonderful, the kids liked him a lot and he was so knowledgeable and passionate about Costa Rica. We were so lucky with the weather…sunny almost every day! I feel like the kids are the perfect age for this trip, everybody was able to do all of the extreme adventure things that we did, and also appreciate all the beautiful surroundings and everything that Jose taught us.

Some specific feedback, which I only could appreciate in hindsight, of course!

We would’ve traveled directly

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Kate, April 2022

Mom of 10, 12, 14 years
10 day Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Cloud Forest, Esterillos Este beach with ecoPlus lodge types

It was absolutely amazing!!
The experience you and Gil created for our family truly was a trip of a lifetime!

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Elisa, March-April 2022

Traveled with large family group of 10 with kids ages 8-13
10 day Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara beach with combo of lodge types

It’s been really fantastic!

Kevin, March 2022

Dad of 13 yr old
8 day Rainforest & Arenal Volcano Tour with eco-Tico lodges

We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica! I would say that it was one of if not the best vacation that we’ve been on. Jose Pablo Ugalde was a great guide. He was extremely easy to get along with and took my temperamental teenage daughter in stride. We ate all of our meals with Jose, and we just deferred to him on the soda choices. It was nice because he only took us to sodas that he had tried before and knew the quality of the food. Jose was also very willing to help us practice our broken

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kayaking Costa Rica

Susan & John, February 2022

30th wedding anniversary couple trip
12 day Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara beach with eco-Plus lodging

We had an amazing trip. We would go back in a heartbeat. Luis is AMAZING, we were so grateful for his guidance, knowledge and expertise. This trip to Costa Rica was such a special gift and a wonderful way to celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversary. Some of our highlights were: Luis, volcano, Cloud forest, wildlife everywhere, swimming in the waterfalls, zip lining, coffee and sugar cane plantation tour, canopy bridges, night hike, time at the ocean, kayaking in the mangroves, meeting people from all over the world, the people in Costa Rica are beautiful people and the opportunity

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Rolf, March 2021

Rolf Scholtz and his son Peter made this cool drone video of Hotel Fenix and Samara Beach while on their Global Family Adventures tour! He gave us permission to share it. Check it out!