Our trip was great. Thanks for coordinating such an extensive getaway. Arenal: The Tabacón in Arenal was top notch. We found ourselves relaxed and in Pura Vida mode pretty quickly. The service was first rate and everything else (room, hot springs, zen garden, food, volcano view, etc…) were all perfect. The Volcano walk was our favorite activity. Easy, relaxing, perfection! Monte Verde: The Fonda Vela had a great staff too. The hotel’s restaurant had a winter ski cabin feel to it with a fireplace and great food/wine menu. The outdoor public hot tub and pool area was actually a bit underplayed on their website. The pool area was connected to a balcony that overlooked the valley which had amazing sunsets. We also enjoyed relaxing out here during the daytime and listening to the variety of birds that sounded like nature’s car alarms. The zip-lining was Amazing! We also walked into a village area near the Fonda Vela (about a 20 minute walk) to pick up wine, snacks, and fresh coffee. Monte Verde was very peaceful and reminded me of Ubid in Bali with that laid back nature feeling.
You made my wife (very particular tastes) the girls and I so happy with your recommendations and advise... after one full day in Arenal I am hearing "this is the best place we've ever stayed " And after Sky zip lines "this is the most fun we've ever had " The room is gorgeous. The food is 5 star and 100% better than last year.
Hi Liz, I wanted to let you know that we could not have been happier with our experience on our trip to Costa Rica! It was absolutely wonderful! Alejandro was so incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. He could answer every single question our group had for him. He was so pleasant and patient the entire time. I think everyone in the group felt that there was something to do for all ages during the trip. Everything we did really appealed to everyone in the group. My family especially enjoyed the zip lining, boat rides, time at the beach, hiking and seeing so many animals. We loved the Arenal Kioro suites and the Westin. The only thing I would change would be to have a little more time at the Tabacan Spa. That place was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for helping to arrange the best vacation I've ever been on!
I should point out the good experiences. The drivers that did our transfers were a great group of guys. They all had solid customer service, were friendly and helpful in giving us insider tips about CR. There was one driver in particular, Sergio, who we really liked. On our way to Villa Blanca he took us to a coffee plantation and it was a lot of fun (get this- Harp didn't like coffee before but after that visit he does now!!!). Please let the vendor know of the overall superb customer service provided by the transfer drivers.
Hi. It's Michele. My email is not working so sending this under jim's email. Arrived safely. The driver and guide that picked us up at the airport were excellent. Long trip to the hotel but all went smooth. Buena Vista was gorgeous and our villa was fantastic. The meals were GREAT and very affordable $10 for gourmet breakfast. We all went on the half day catamaran your and the boys took a half day surf lesson. The driver and guide that picked us up and got us to Arenal were very good as well. It was a 5 hour drive but we stopped in the guides home town and had the best lunch -on the street. The Springs is FAB. Can't wait to tell you about it. Falcons Nest over the top. Food yummy and area beautiful. Arrived yesterday and gave already done 6 hour rainforest hike and hanging bridges and tubing on river. Rafting and animal watching on a river tomorrow. All good. Thanks for your help.
I just wanted to say thanks for all you did to plan our trip to Costa Rica. It was beyond anything we could have imagined. The hotels, the transportation and the activities all came together to create a trip that had something special every day. We tried lots of new things and every day had a great blend of activities and time to relax. The timing was perfect. We spent the right amount of time in each location. There were many recommendations and pieces of advice that you gave us that added up to one amazing experience. I have and will continue to sing your praises. If I can ever serve as a reference, please let me know. -The Springs Resort & Spa blew us away. It was the perfect ending. I know we were originally going to wind up at the beach but it all worked out for the best. We went to their Club Rio area and did the tubing. The volcano hike was the best hike of the trip. Again, thank you for everything you did to make the trip a success. We did everything that we wanted to do and then some. Cheers!
I want to thank you again for all you did in creating an amazing vacation and overall experience for me and my family. We returned last week and it was simply wonderful!!! We are hoping to go back again someday!