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 fit our kiddos. There also wasn’t a car seat four our 20 month old for the first 3 hour drive to Arenal. Had we known what the actual situation would be with the car seats, we would have considered bringing our own to ensure a bit more safety for the kids. In the end, we were ok with what we had, but expected different and were a little surprised when we were on the ground!
[Note from Jenny at Global Family- I’ve taken step to be sure this mix up won’t happen again!]

Overall the trip was just what we hoped it to be, and appreciated all your knowledge, itineraries and preparation on our behalf. It went so smoothly. Have shared a few recommendations with colleagues already, so you may hear from them in the near future! Thank you again for everything!