Jade, July-August 2018

Jade, mom of 11, 9, 5 yr olds
15 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Tortuguero with eco-Upgrade lodges

Just want to say we had a fabulous time in Costa Rica.
It was amazing.
Gil was fantastic. He came across as very passionate about his job and his country. He had so much time & patience with my kids (particularly my non stop talking five year old).

We loved all of it.
The ziplining was amazing. We did it in both Monteverde and Arenal. The kids loved it so much and my 5 year old absolutely loved the tarzan swings. She is still talking about them.

We absolutely loved the accommodation in Arenal with the hot springs pool. It was perfect in the afternoons when it was raining.
The white water rafting was also fantastic. I sent a short video of us doing it to my family and they said they never heard me laugh so much.
Then to end it all and wind down in Tortuguero was perfect.

Gil took us to great sodas/ restaurants.

The kids main highlight was Gil taking them to a family who sell coconuts by the side of the road outside their home (on the way to the waterfall in Arenal.) The family have a huge pet pig called Poncho. They loved Poncho and made Gil bring them back to visit Poncho all three days we were there. We spent about an hour with this lovely family on their farm with their pig.

Thanks for the wonderful organisation of the trip. It all ran so smoothly. We will definitely do it again in another couple of years.