Janet and Jim Thiel, April 8 to 12, 2015
Alix Bolap, April 20 to 30, 2015. Itinerary 10 days 9 nights
Thank you very much, I really appreciate your service. You've being there since the beginning, even when I came to you on short notice. Wow… number 1, if I come back again I will make sure to contact you. I will even do better: I will recommend you to my family members, when they decide to come.
Niraj Patel, August 26 to 31, Itinerary 6 days, 5 nights
“Thanks to Natalia, this was our best vacation ever!!!!”
Niraj Patel and Family
Bonita Rogers 17 days / 16 nigths
I first of all want to thank you so much for such a great vacation. My husband and I had a great time with everything. I would like to give you a detailed description of our time in Costa Rica.
We arrived in San Jose and met our English speaking driver at the airport. Our driver was friendly and informative as he drove us to our first hotel, Bougainvillea in Santa Domingo. It was a bit confusing when we arrived as it felt that they did not get our reservation at the beginning. As we were about to get a room on the second floor, it seemed they found our reservation and moved us to the third floor. All good to us but we felt we needed to check that our reservation was paid for. The food was incredible, the servers were wonderful and even though most did not like speaking English they quickly warmed up to us and we to them so we got along very well. The woman at the front desk (I forget her name) was amazing and looked after us immensely. Such a pleasure. The accommodations were beautiful and well maintained. Such a treat to be here.
Our first adventure was to find a Zumba class which we did and got a cab. I do not think that taxi drivers speak English at all so it was a bit difficult to get across what we were looking for. Eventually we found the class and attended, I loved it. It was a really good class, based mainly on fitness not dance so it was a good workout.
We moved on to La Fortuna Arenal Paraisso. Wonderful facility. Beautiful grounds, great people, very good food. We had a really good time here. We went horseback riding, ziplining, riverboat tour and just enjoying the facilities. Loved the poolside bar where we stayed a majority of the time while we watched the rain coming down. Loved the fact that even though it was raining it was still so warm.
In Montezuma we stayed at Luz de Mono. A very interesting place indeed. The luggage was carried up by two very strong young men as to get to our place was a bit of a hike up a hill and luggage would not make the trip without being carried. Every morning we were woken up by the howler monkeys and iguanas just outside our door. It was truly a wonderful experience. Here we loved the fact that everything was close by and we could walk everywhere. We went dancing the first night and had a great time. The next day we went horseback riding again and this time my husband loved riding. This was his 3rd time on a horse and each previous time was not as enjoyable but riding on the beach was his favorite experience. The rest of the time we relaxed and explored the area on foot. Loved all the wildlife we encountered. The only thing that I would change on this part is to stay at the hotel with air conditioning as it was very humid even for me and the occasional escape from the heat would have been welcome but otherwise loved it all.
On a water taxi heading to Jaco. I forget the name of the hotel but another beautiful hotel. We actually upgraded our room as my husband saw the suites and wanted to get spoilt the last few days in Costa Rica. Either way it was a great location and great hotel. Once again we navigated our way in a taxi to a Zumba class and this class was the best one I attended. The woman was alive and could dance so the class was high cardio but dance oriented which is my style so I had a great time. It was located in the next village over which I forget its name. The rest of the time was spent relaxing on the beach and reading. Very rare that we do this but it was very nice.
Back to San Jose with our first driver. Wonderful great guy. He stopped at the tourist places so we could take pictures of the crocodiles and lots of bathroom breaks if we needed. He was amazing as he explained the areas and even spotted a toucan for me.
The Holiday Inn at the airport was not only a great hotel as well but was right at the airport so the early flight was not as harsh as it would have been if we would have gone back to Santa Domingo.
All-in-all this was a great trip and we were so happy. We would recommend Costa Rica to all our friends and even took some pictures to show how much they would enjoy such as the waves so one of our friends would go surfing, another friend would love going on his motorbike on the roads, another friend would be happy because you carry his brand of beer. We really had a great trip and so grateful for everything that you did to help our trip be as memorable as it is.
Mr. landolt and Mrs Mueller
We are all back at home in Switzerland and Canada and we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the trip that Natalia arranged for us. She did an awesome job selecting the right accommodation for us, customised the trip every step of the way.
We like to thank Natalia again for all the work she did for us and for the way she always looked out for us and the way she worked with us to make the trip perfect for our group.
With best regards
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