Robin and John Brienza
We had a GREAT vacation in Costa Rica! Many thanks to our guide, Felipe, for a carefully planned and executed trip. Our excursions were fabulous with plenty of excitement even for our teenage son (surfing in Tamarindo, ATV driving to beaches and through farmland, outrigger canoeing/snorkeling, zip lines, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, swimming in waterfall, canyoneering). Our hotels were both beautiful and in the perfect location for our activities. The JWMarriott in Guanacaste had beautiful pools, beaches, service and dining. The Royal Corin in Arenal had lush hot spring pools that were the perfect respite for tired bodies at the end of the day. We have heard from other friends who traveled in Costa Rica who said they spent much of their days in a shuttle van. That was definitely NOT the case for us. All of our excursions were within 45 minutes of our hotel. We only had one travel day between locations and it was broken up with an awesome white water rafting trip (Tenorio) in the middle of the day. We would highly recommend using “Get to Costa Rica” and Felipe for travel plans to this beautiful country.