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Captivating Costa Rica QCC

Visiting: Costa Rica
Tour Duration 15 Days
  • Red-eyed Tree Frog
  • Arenal
  • Manuel Antonio NP
  • Capuchin Monkey, Cahuita
  • Red-eyed Tree Frog
  • Tour Style: Simply
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Moderate
  • Tour Comfort: Simple

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10 , 14/11/13



Tour Name

Captivating Costa Rica

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What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour

The highlight was trekking up Cerro Chato (little volcano next to Arenal) and swimming in the lagoon in the volcano crater - fantastic day!!! Seeing sloths - beautiful creatures Cahuita - fantastic place. National park with great wildlife and good walks. Beach next to the national park, great for swimming or just chilling! Monteverde Cloud Reserve - beautiful and saw a Quetzal! Kayakking with crocodiles in the mangroves near Quepos El Trapiche Cocoa, sugar cane and coffee tour - interesting and great fun!

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How Was Your Explore Tour Leader

Not the best Tour Leader - long story but with another group, he might've been great!

What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour

Take good waterproofs and mozzie spray. ATM's are widely available and you can withdraw dollars or local currency. When you pay in dollars, you get the change in local currency.

Do You Have Anything Else To Add

I love Costa Rica - the people, the animals, the scenery! Everything about it! It way exceeded my expectations and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes holidays with variety - each place was great in it's own way.

10 Duncan, 07/03/13

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

The huge range of fauna and flora in a compact country. Without too much effort we were able to see assorted monkeys, sloths and other mammals I'd never heard of, a vast number of different birds, snakes, frogs, spiders and much much more. The forests were amazing - so full of life it sometimes seemed hard not to step on something interesting.

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4 Lizzi Seear , 05/02/13

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

Ziplining through the cloudforest at Monteverde

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Our Response

Our trip notes have now been updated and no longer describe the volcano as being live.

10 Andrew Bilverstone, 22/08/12

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

Monteverde and the National Park. Canopy walks, zip wire, butterflys, snakes and humming birds. Disneyland for nature.

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0 Linda Penn, 15/08/11
Great trip overall. For me the highlight was Monte Verde Cloud forest! The accommodation was varied, from basic (but clean and acceptable) to rather nice lodges with swimming pool--definitely a bonus!  The "travel on local buses" quoted was actually good quality long distance coaches, and was fine.  One thing i would mention was that we went during the "rainy season"--and it certainly did rain--every day for at least an hour. But then the clue was in the season title, and as long as you realise this and take light waterproofs, its ok as it is not cold. We found that waterproof capes were best as they cover all, including your backpack, and are light rolled up to carry. An umbrella is also useful for dodging from cafe to bar! On the Caribbean coast you WILL need mossie repellent, not so much elsewhere. The people of Costa Rica are very welcoming, and rightly proud of their eco initiatives, and the food was uniformly good whether a small local cafe, or bigger restaurant.  As expected Explore looked after us well, while still giving us choices. ( QCC - 24th July 2011)
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