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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Dana, March-April 2017

Dana, mom of 4 yr. old
9 day Arenal Volcano, Rainforest, Caribbean Coast Beach with eco-Upgrade lodges

Thank you for planning such a wonderful vacation. Luis and Gil were great and attentive guides and Silvia [babysitter] was simply amazing. She was basically part of the family by the end of the trip and Tommy still talks about her. We cannot say enough positive things about her and her presence made this trip so much better for all three of us.

A couple of things about our stay:

Arenal – we loved our hotel and although we tried out a place to eat in La Fortuna, the food was reasonable at El Silencio. We did the hanging bridges

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Marcel, March 2017

Marcel, Grandfather planned trip for grandparents, parents and 5 yr old granddaughter
8 day Cloud Forest and Samara Beach from Liberia airport with Eco-Upgrade Lodges

We’re back, and thankful to you for organizing a wonderful trip. We all loved Santa Elena and Hotel Belmar, a true gem. Without doubt the ziplining in Selvatura was the highlight, our 5-year old grand daughter absolutely loved it, as did the adults. She also was delighted with the Herpetarium, looking for the frogs and snakes both during the day and in the evening (the little, and no so little, critters are incredibly well camouflaged, but Emme did an amazing job of finding them). We liked Morpho’s for dinner and the Orchid Cafe for lunch. I would not recommend the

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Sheila, March 2017

Sheila, mom of 5 yr old
6 day custom itinerary Arenal Volcano and Samara Beach with eco-Upgrade lodges

It was amazing. What a wonderful, memorable, life changing trip. I can’t thank you enough. I’ll send you detailed thoughts this week with what we loved and what few/small thing could be done differently for other visitors. But overall just incredible. We will recommend working with you to everyone. My sister will probably want to work with you for next spring break. Thank you thank you thank you!! [Guide, Leo]

Deana, March 2017

Deana, mom of 10 and 12 yr olds
Deana planned her own trip and booked her lodges, Global Family provided guides and general Costa Rica info

We had an amazing trip, and thanks to you for helping me plan it. And we loved both Gil and Leo, they were so sweet!! We miss Gil :-(. He was so much fun for the kids, a great conversationalist, and such a warm heart. He went out of his way to get us where we needed to go always!

-We loved the sloth sanctuary and the baby sloths!! (doing the behind the scenes tour is a must)…it was so worth it 🙂
-our visit with our sponsored child was very cool too
-The Nayara Resort [Arenal Volcano]

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