Cinnamon, July-August 2017

Cinnamon traveled with daugher, 9 yrs.
10 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest itinerary with Plus & Upgrade lodges

I wanted to thank you for arranging an absolutely wonderful trip for Matilda and me. We have traveled a lot, but I can tell you that this was truly not only the best vacation we have ever had, but also one of the best life experiences, especially for Matilda, who really blossomed over the course of the 10 days. I really cannot thank you enough for arranging for Gil to be our guide. He was remarkable in every single way – knowledgeable, kind, patient, dedicated, and just all around a lovely human being. Matilda felt so safe and comfortable

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Rose, August 2017

Rose, mom of nearly 4 yr old traveled with her family and mother
12 day Cloud Forest, Volcano, Rainforest, Tortuguero with eco-Tico lodges

Thank you for a great trip – our guide Luis was fantastic and we had the best time. We will be back again! I couldn’t speak highly enough of him.
We also met Diego? I think – in Sarapiqui, who was out for lunch while his group were resting

Overall the pace of the trip and the way it went – beginning with Monteverde and ending with Tortuguero- was great.

Tortuguero boat rides with 3.5yr old was no challenge!

All the accomodation was great – even the most “rustic” – Andrea Cristina B&B in Sarapiqui – ended

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Matthew, June 2017

Dad of 8 yr old
9 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest with eco-Tico lodging

We had the most wonderful trip to Costa Rica, in large part because of our guide, Jose Pablo. Almost immediately, he became a member of our family when he met us at the airport and started engaging all of us, especially our 8 year old. We simply can’t imagine having done Costa Rica without him. We left the airport and headed off to Sarapiqui, learning all about Costa Rican culture and history on the drive out. Discovering that we really liked birds, Jose ‘surprised’ us with a lunch stop at a soda replete with bird feeders (along with great

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Kristy, May 2017

Mom of 9, 8 and 4 yr olds
9 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest with eco-Tico lodging

We had a fantastic time! Jose was an absolutely wonderful guide, and we recommend him highly!! He recommended activities based on what we said we wanted to experience, and we loved each activity and eatery he recommended. Jose had an uncanny ability to spot very specific birds and other animals in trees as he’s driving down the road, at which point he would quickly pull over so that we could all see – we saw a great deal of wildlife from just traveling (e.g., toucans, iguanas, a sloth, howler monkeys). Jose also introduced us to a wide variety of

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Stephanie, April 2017

Mom of 4 yr old twins
9 day Arenal Volcano, Rainforest, Caribbean Coast Beach with eco-Plus lodges

We had a fabulous time, Diego was amazing and everything worked out really perfectly. We loved it. Diego really was great, listened to everything that we wanted to do and made it happen. He was great about giving us options without pressuring us. I’ve attached a picture of him with our kids Grant and Finley. I’ve also attached a picture of Grant and Finley ready to zip line which Diego totally made happen. They are only 4 and he found a company that would accommodate us. It was truly one of the trip highlights. We can’t wait to return to

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Monica, March-April 2017

Mom of 10 and 13 yr olds traveled with friends with 8 and 10 yr olds
9 day Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Cloud Forest, Samara Beach itinerary from Liberia with Combo lodges

Our trip was fabulous and exceeded all our expectations! Jose was an amazing guide and was able to get all the kids so excited about seeing the different birds or other wildlife! He also gave great Spanish lessons for the kids! We will recommend your company to any one looking to go to Costa Rica!

Shelley, March-April 2017

Shelley, mom of 10 yr old
8 day Rainforest, Volcano, Cloud Forest Itinerary with Combo lodges

What a TRIP!!!! Oh my gosh – I don’t honestly think it could have been much better!!!! We had such a fantastic time, amazing weather, fabulous stays, food, experiences – Lauren is soooo excited to go back again!!

Where to start – this was my 4th trip to CR, but the first without students and the first for my daughter! She was entranced. The Hotel Aeropuerto was fabulous. The hotel was very nice. Beds were so comfortable my daughter wanted to take one home. 🙂

Diego [guide] picked us up on Sunday morning, and it was friendship at first meeting!

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Stacey, April 2017

Stacey, mom of 5 and 2 yr. olds
8 day Arenal Volcano, Rainforest, Caribbean beach

We had an amazing time on our trip!
Dauren was absolutely fantastic with sharing his knowledge of all wildlife, plants, and history of Costa Rica as well as taking care of all logistics for our activities. He was super flexible and wonderful with our two girls as well. Extremely patient and caring.
We loved Silencio del Campo. The hot springs were perfect on site and great temps for our kids and we loved the farm too! We also loved El Encanto. The owner Alex was so hospitable and helpful, it was also so family friendly and we loved

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Becca, April 2017

Becca, Mom of 11 and 13 yr olds
9 day Arenal Volcano, Rainforest, Caribbean Coast Beach with eco-Plus lodges

Some thoughts on our 8 days in Costa Rica…

Luis was amazing. He was a careful driver and managed well with our motion-sickness prone family. His van had wi-fi (which saved our 13-year old from social isolation), nice A/C, and plenty of room to relax and enjoy the view. He was an encyclopedia of knowledge about everything to do with Costa Rica–the wildlife, food, culture, history–and he conveyed the information in a way that was easy to understand and remember. He had a knack for being around when we needed him while also respecting our family time. We had

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Jen, March- April 2017

Jen, mom of 6 yr old, traveled with friends with 4 and 6 yr olds
8 day Arenal Volcano, Samara Beach itinerary from Liberia with eco-Plud lodges

We had a really nice trip! We loved the Volcano Observatory Lodge and Villas Kalimba and the first night at the airport hilton garden inn was perfect after a long flight – the breakfast was awesome and the pool was really nice for the kids before we hit the van for the long drive up to Arenal.

Luis was amazing!!! He was really personable and a safe driver – without him, we would not have seen half the wildlife we did at the Ecocentro Danus and the Hanging Bridges walk! I loved that he brought the scope and let

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