Jen, April 2013

Jen, mom of 3 yr. and 6 mo. old
12 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest, Beach Itinerary, April 2013

“The main benefit to going to Costa Rica with Global Family Adventures was that Jenny provides an amazingly detailed itinerary, yet you have all the flexibility to pick and choose your activities.

She does all the research you would like to do if you were not so busy – you can relax and enjoy!

In Monte Verde / St Elena for example we did about a 2.5 hour walk. Both Kevin [guide] and Alice [sitter] interacted with our son a lot, showing him leaves, animals, seeds, trees that kids could walk through. They kept him so

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Christina, March 2013

Christina, mom of 4 and 6 yr olds
9 day Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Itinerary, March 2013

“We had an absolutely wonderful time. Luis was a fantastic guide- he was patient with our 6 and 4yo kids, and we all learned so much from him.

The home visit in Sarapiqui was really great [booked through Selva Verde lodge]. We visited a family with a 7yo child- our kids didn’t want to leave after a nearly 2hr visit! We saw their animals and crops- so in this case, it was more of a home visit (which was what we wanted) than a farm visit. I would highly recommend it- especially if you can specify visiting

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Sue, March 2013

Sue, mom of 10, 8 and 6 yr old
14 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Itinerary, March 2013

“I wanted to thank you for your work in ensuring we were well taken care of, which we were.

I’m going to share some of my thoughts for whatever they are worth. Firstly, Jose Pablo was incredible. Gracious, kind, KNOWLEDGEABLE. Can’t praise him enough. He was punctual, respectful, helpful…the list goes on.


  • LOVED Arco Iris. We had our own cabin. White faced monkeys were in the tree outside the building that breakfast was in.
  • We all enjoyed the cheese factory.
  • The Bat tour- really good! The guy who runs the place is so passionate
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John, December 2012

John, dad of 9 and 11 yr olds
9 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest Tour, December 2012-January 2013

“We had a completely wonderful trip!! Kevin is not only a phenomenal guide, but he is also a great guy.

He was terrific with the kids at all times, courteous, energetic, and knowledgable. It is obvious that he has a genuine love for his country and his work. When he dropped us at the hotel at the end of the tour, we felt like we were saying goodbye to family. My son, who is not a crier, actually cried after Kevin left.

We enjoyed all the areas a lot. My wife and I especially enjoyed the

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Kristin, January 2013

Kristin, mom of 6 and 9 yr olds
14 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Itinerary, January 2013

“We had a wonderful time and the tour exceeded our expectations

Thank You! Jose Pablo [guide] was just fantastic! He’s like an extended family member now! We used him for airport transportation also as did my parents…..he was so reliable and knowledgeable.

We saw so much wildlife that we never could have without Jose….he has a spotting scope which was awesome. The sun shone for us in Arenal so the views were spectacular….a definite highlight was the school visit in Sarapiqui…my girls had a ball meeting the kids and played with them for over an hour….

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Christy, December 2012

Christy, mom of 3 boys ages 10, 8, 7
6 day Custom Itinerary Rainforest and Volcano with drop off at Liberia car rental, December 2012

Jose was fabulous, and we were so thankful to have him as our guide.

We learned so much from him, and he prevented many family squabbles!

I also appreciate everything you have done. You made the planning part very easy – thank you.

Dan, November 2012

Dan, dad of 5 and 13 yr olds, traveled with his family and the grandparents
10 day Rainforest-Volcano-Cloud Forest tour, eco-plus lodging, November 2012

“All in all, the trip was fantastic.

Luis was an excellent guide, both friendly and professional. We loved where we stayed, and the numerous hikes through the forests were wonderful. Even our 5-year-old kept up during those hikes.”

Karen, November 2012

Karen, mom of 10, 12, 14 yr olds
8 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest Tour, November 2012

“Luis was just wonderful; what an encyclopedic mind!

A veritable wealth of knowledge of plants, animals, birds, history, geography, geology, current events, etc. and all in the most incredible detail! He was always very professional, friendly, and reliable. All of his recommendations for meals, activities, times, etc. were right on the mark.

Ok, highlights–we all LOVED the waterfall rappel/canyoning half-day trip (pricey at $85 or 90 per person w/lunch included, but well worth it, and guides were great) with Defasio outfitters in Arenal, and the ziplining canopy tour (13 ziplines, $45 per person) at Selvatura in Monteverde. I, who am

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Molly, November 2012

Molly, mom of 13, 7, 5, 4 yr olds
11 day Custom Itinerary including Volcano, Rainforest, Beach, November 2012

“We had such an amazing time! It was one of the best vacations we’ve ever had-with or without kids.

Kevin was just amazing. We feel like he’s family 🙂 the kids loved him, we loved him……he was just great.

As far as the highlights:

When we were in Cahuita we took a taxi over to Puerto Viejo and went to the Jaguar Rescue Center. It was phenomenal. Everyone got to hold baby monkeys and we were able to get very up and close with the sloths. Lots of animals and a great tour. Taxi was $30 each way with a

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Patty and Bonnie, August 2012

Friends Patty and Bonnie traveled with their families including 6 kids between the ages of 6 to 10
9 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Beach Tour, August 2012

“Yes we had a great trip.

All went well. We loved Luis [guide] and would highly recommend him and our driver Victor was great as well. We felt like they were family by the end of the trip… Anyway keep using Luis he was great, attentive, good with the kids and very knowledgable about all things Costa Rica. ~ Patty

We had a wonderful time! Couldn’t ask for better guides in Luis and Victor!!! Will write in detail when we get home and settled. We are actually just getting in to Miami. Thank you for helping us plan a once

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