Testimonials

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!

Marte, August 2021

Marte, mom of 16 and 17 year olds
16 day custom itinerary Sarapiqui Rainforest, Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio Beach with eco-Plus lodging

/>We had the two most wonderful weeks in Costa Rica. The whole family is just mesmerized by the beauty of our new favorite country. It would not have been the same without your excellent quick work on the organizing and booking side of the trip planning. Thank you so much.

Luis was the best! To travel with him as a guide just exceeded our expectations and elevated this trip to a fun, interesting,

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Allison, December 2020-January 2021

Allison, Mom of 10 and 12 yr olds
8 day Rincon de la Vieja Volcano & Samara Beach Itinerary

Traveling to Costa Rica during Covid

We left from Midway Airport. The lines were short and spaced out, everyone was wearing masks, and very few shops/restaurants were open. We flew out with Delta, so the middle seats were open and entering/exiting the plane was regulated. On one of the flights there were a few people that had to sit next to each other and they were offered vouchers for other flights.

When we got to the Liberia Airport, lines were spaced out and everyone was constantly reminded on Covid protocols. Even with those in place, it was very fast

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Ned, January 2020

Ned traveled with his husband and a friend
9 day Arenal Volcano, Cloud Forest and Manuel Antonio Beach

Global Family Adventures had been recommended to me by multiple family members and friends who had utilized their services in the past and said we would miss things if we didn’t go through Jenny. They were definitely right! From the moment we met Dauren in San Jose, we had the best time learning about the culture and history of Costa Rica while getting to see the most incredible flora and fauna. Dauren had a keen eye for anything moving in the forests whether that was on a walk or when we were driving between destinations. He always seemed to

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Meggan, January 2020

Meggan & her man went without the kids this 2nd time trip with GFA
Cloud Forest, Uvita, Esterillos Este Custom Itinerary- lodging & logistics only

We had an AWESOME!!!! vacation to CR again.

We really, really liked Trogon lodge. SOOOOOOOO beautiful if a bit chilly (which we knew but still was odd). Great service, extra beautiful grounds and good food. And of course birds!!! Roads were crazy! What an experience even after all of the other driving we did. I was certainly (Literally) on the edge of my seat getting there :-)!!

We loved La Cusinga…. but we already knew that. 5 nights there was perfect. I can’t imagine ever going to CR without visiting there for at least a couple of days. The people/staff

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