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Our trip to Coats Rica::

We just returned from our wonderful visit to Costa Rica and wanted to thank you for the great trip. From the time we landed and "Sergio" picked us up and safely delivered us to Costa Verde, until we flew out this morning, ALL was smooth and enjoyable. Please let all involved know how much we appreciate their kindness and the time they took with our children. Your people added a great deal to the experience. We did not want to leave. Lorena, thank you for your patience and for all the help you were in putting together this trip. If you could control the weather you would have been absolutely perfect in your planning! We really do thank you for a great experience and all the time spent with all our questions. I hope to be planning a return trip with you soon. I have already began to spread the good word on you and your company. Three flight attendants on our flight are all wanting to stay and visit you beautiful country and all promised me they would contact Costa Rica Trails. Hope you have a great day and thank you so much once more. Billy and Tammy Stegall (and Houston and Hannah)

Costa Rica::

We safely made it back to Ohio, and wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time on the trip! Casa Corcovado was absolutely beatiful, and exactly what we were looking for. El Parador was the fanciest hotel we've ever been to. Thank you for all your help, and we look forward to visiting again! Pat and Jana Gannon

Our Trip::

I just wanted to send you an email and let you know that our trip was absolutely wonderful. I cannot say enough about how professional and courteous all of the people from Costa Rican Trails were. On every part of the trip, people were on time (even early!) to pick us up and bring us to our next location. From the moment we were picked up at the airport until the moment we were dropped back off again, everything worked out perfect.In addition, the accommodations were great. We loved the Laguna lodge - our guide went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of, including making sure we got up in time to catch our flight!And the Makanda by the was spectacular. Villa #1 was by far the nicest room there. The food and service there was outstanding.We loved our stay in Costa Rica, and will recommend Costa Rican Trails to anyone wanting to travel to your country.Thanks again for helping to make our trip a memorable one.Lisa WhiteGreg Pueschel

Thank you::

I wanted to thank you for all of your help with our trip to Costa Rica. We had an amazing time and really enjoyed EVERYTHING! The hotels were perfect and country is beautiful!!! Thanks again for all of your help!

trip itinerary May 23 - 30::

I just wanted to write and let you know how much we enjoyed the itinerary you pulled together for our recent trip to Costa Rica. Your hotel selections were great, and we really liked all of the tour guides that you arranged for our side trips to Arenal and Manuel Antonio. The guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Costa Rican wildlife. All of our transportation, including your staff, were very friendly and right on time. One side trip we discovered that other groups might enjoy in the future: a night hike at the Ecological Park (easily arranged through Monteverde Lodge). I’ll happily recommend both Costa Rica and Costa Rican Trails to other travelers. Thanks again!Beth Cooper

Re: Confirmation::

Both Sandy and I wanted to thank you for a wonderful most memorable trip to Costa Rica! We had a fabulous time and we will always treasure this experience. Everything was perfect and in large part to the efforts of Costa Rican Trails. We enjoyed meeting Alfredo, Julio and Henry. Please thank all of them as well. I have already recommended your company to many of my friends and family as all are excited about someday visiting Costa Rica. Thanks again. Good luck with everything. Kind Regards, Murali & Sandy Kamath

Costa Rica Trip, 20-27 May::

My parents got back on wednesday from their trip and said they had a amazing time in costa rica.The staff were all very hospitalable and helpful.They had a great time and all the tours were very well organised. The hotels were also all of good standard.Thank you for all your help, im sure i will be contacting you again in the future, when i want to go to costa rica!Thanks againTina

Family vacation::

Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation. Costa Rica is such a beautiful country and with your help we saw a lot of it. Everything was perfect, even the weather. The guide, at Laguna Lodge was exceptional. He really made the trip special. My kids loved him and are still talking about how great he was. Your driver from the airport and Arenal was great. What a friendly and helpful man he is! Again, thank you. If I hear of anyone travelling to Costa Rica I will certainly send them to you. Cathy Santoro

Awesome trip!::

I want to tell you that we had a wonderful time in Costa Rica!! It made me nervous to stay in a hotel we had only seen a couple pictures of, but the Hotel Fleur de Lys is beautiful and it became our second home while we were there. Everyone was so nice to us in Costa Rica. It was beautiful there!With my own eyes, I have seen an active volcano, a tropical waterfall, a rain forest, tropical fish in the ocean, tucans, and so much more. And the bungalow we stayed in while we were in the Arenal area, at the Hotel Arenal Paraiso, had a beautiful view of the volcano. We decided to do the zip-line canopy gliding too, what fun! The food was quite good everywhere we ate. And I didn't get a single mosquite bite - but my friends got a few. What a great time! There are many people here in Florida who want to visit Costa Rica, and you can bet I will be referring your company and the hotels where we stayed. Thank you so much for all of your assistance. This was a life-changing experience.Best wishes,Lacy Tomberlin

great trip::

Hola Lorena, Our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. You have a beautiful country and all the Ticans we met were very kind. We really appreciated being met at the airport and delivered to our hotel and again at the end of our trip, being picked up at the hotel and dropped at the airport. Both drivers were very nice and very helpful, especially Alfredo who had lots of useful information to offer. Both were also right there waiting for us when we were ready to go. We liked our hotels very much! All in all it was a great trip. Thanks for your help. Muchas Gracias, Martha Joseph

Wow what a trip!::

Hi Lorena,You are my hero! We got home last night and I just had to thank you so much for all of the planning you did and the reccommendations you made. The hotels you picked and the excursions you included made our first visit to Costa Rica just PERFECT! We LOVED Tabacon Lodge and Spa, we felt that the Sky Trek in Monteverde WAS the best canopy tour in the country, and Si Como No was absolutely wonderful!I really feel like I can speak knowledgebly about the country and that we saw the best and most wonderful places and things that Costa Rica has to offer. (maybe a second or third trip is in order to test that statement.)!! Really, though, each thing you arranged for us was perfect! The transfers all arrived EXACTLY on time or early, the hotels were the best in each area, and you allowed us to relax and enjoy all there is to see and do in your beautiful country!Thank you, thank you, thank you, and I will certainly be in touch to book clients in the future. I can think of MANY of my clients who would LOVE this trip!All the best,Wendy Hicks

Thank you::

Lorena, We are all back and at work after a fantastic 2 weeks. It was a wonderful experience . Bit unfortunate about the booking at Playa Conchal but I actually preferred Fiesta Premier and am actually glad that we had the opportunity to experience it. Thanks very much for all your help . We will definitely recommend the company to our friends and family. Amita


My family and I thank you for organising a great trip for us. We had a fantastic time. It was everything we expected and more.All of your drivers are great ambassadors for your country. Thanks to them too. they did a great job.You have a beautiful country with warm friendly people.We will be back for a longer time in the near future.Thanks


Dear Lorena, Thank you for the wonderful time we had in Costa Rica. Every driver and connection was early. Everyone was helpful. We especially enjoyed our time at Punta Morenco and the great food we were served. We had never had our own personal pilot and co-pilot as we did on the Sansa flight to Palmar Sur.I will certainly recommend Costa Rican Trails to others. All our guides answered every question and were very good at describing how the geology, flora and fauna worked together. Thanks again to you and your staff.Peace, Will Peugeot


We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica, you did a fabulous job with our arrangements. We are recommending your company to all our friends and family and we would also like to visit costa rica again sometime in the future. You have a very beautiful country and it is full of warm and friendly people. Thank you again, Sincerely, Meeta Parker

Re: Confirmation::

We had a super trip to Costa Rica! Thank you for all your continued help in our planning the trip. We had no surprises or difficulties. Well, driving in Costa Rica does require talent for sure, though. Hotels were all nice and staff very accomodating and friendly! Not a hint of any bad attitudes from anyone we encountered. Everyone was very gracious! Thank you for doing your best to make sure our trip was a good one!!! Pat Schleusner

A Wonderful Vacation::

I just wanted to let you know how much I truly appreciate the effort that you went to in arranging for us to have a very memorable vacation. We want to thank you and all the other employees of Costa Rican Trails that were involved in making this a great vacation. We have only wonderful things to say about all of the people that we met in Costa Rica at all of the places that we visited. That is from the people with your agency, the staff at the hotels and restaurants, travel tour agencies, cafe's, the gas station attendents, and the various local people who we stopped and asked for directions. You truly have a beautiful and wonderful country that I believe that all Costa Ricans should be proud to call their country. We have traveled to other countries and were never shown the hospitality and great customer service that we received there. I will most definitely be recommending your company and you as an agent to all and any of my friends who may be wanting to arrange a trip to Costa Rica. If you would like to use me as a reference I would be willing to speak or email any other potential clients that you may be wanting a recommendation from me for. Once again thank you very, very much for arranging a wonderful, memorable, and quality vacation. Sincerely,John Roy

back home!::

We just got home last night from a wonderful honeymoon in costa rica, and i wanted to thank you and everyone at costa rican trails for a great vacation. your drivers were always kind and helpful, and we loved our hotels and tours. thank you for your help--you have a beautful country! friends of mine want to go there soon, and i'll be sure to refer them to your agency!thanks again.jim armstrong

Thank You!::

Hi Lorena, I just wanted you to know how well everything went on our trip, and how much we appreciated your good planning and very helpful maps and agenda information. The 'transfers' were always there, friendly, and efficient. I'd be glad to offer an endorsement on the Costa Rican Trails website, if you'd like. Thanks for helping to make our trip to your beautiful country a terrific one. Judy

Thank you very much!!::

Hello Lorena,I just want to take a moment to thank you for arranging a wonderful trip for us. Everything worked like clockwork, the pickup at the airport, transport, hotel vouchers, car etc. We had a wonderful time in your beautiful country with the most friendly and helpful people we ever met.Thank you again very much and we will definitely recommend Costa Rica Trails to any of our friends who might be traveling to Costa Rica.Prospero Ano.Bernie Wilcox


Hi Lorena, this Email is long overdue. The places you suggested were great the transfers were smooth, the.people really nice ( except one, but there is always one in the crowd). The Sueno Azul was wonderful ( good choice ) Anyway everything went well and we want to thank you for doing a great job. We would not hesitate to call on you again or give your name to friend. Thank you Lorena for a wonderful job Herta & Frank Suess Tone & Victor Hellstrom

Great vacations::

We are all home safe and sound, and arrived to snow andabout -20c temperatures. We would like to thank you for the great job you did organizing our trip. All our transportation was on time and the drivers were very accomodating. We were very happy with all our accomodation and had wonderful meals at several places. All in all we had a great time and enjoyed your wonderfull country, especially the people we met. We found everyone friendly, with a great sense of humour. We certainly would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone who asks. Once again thank you for your efforts on our behalf. Kathy and crew.


We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica.Thank you for recommending the Peace Lodge. Lill and Jennifer thought it was an amazing place. We will definitely stay at the Peace Lodge on our next trip.The visit to Arenal was excellent. The day we arrived the clouds were just lifting and we got a good view of the volcano. Our guide told us that the volcano had been covered by clouds for the past two months and this was the first day it was clear.Staying at the Country Inn worked out well. We were able to walk to La Fortuna and checkout all the souvenir shops which is Jennifer’s favorite past time.We will definitely be coming back to Costa Rica next year.Thanks for all your help arranging and then re-arranging our trip. We will definitely recommend your services to our friends. Regards,Bill

Followup on our stay at Rincon de la Vieja Lodge::

Just wanted to thank Costa Rican Trails for its excellent assistance with transportation and hotel accommodations. The meals were fine, and the companionship of other guests was nice. Again, thank you for your planning on our behalf. We had a lot of fun on our trip. Sincerely, Barbara and Daniel Rosenn

Our recent trip to Costa Rica::

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping us to plan the wonderful trip to Costa Rica. We just returned this past Monday and we all agreed it was our best trip ever!All our plans went very smoothly (car rental, transfers, local flights, etc.) Everyone we meet, especially the Costa Rican Trails’ representatives and drivers, were very friendly and extremely helpful.Punta Islita really is paradise-we were so happy that you were able to book us there. It really was five star service and accommodations!! And their tours were great too!We hope to return to your beautiful country in the future, and look forward to planning another memorable vacation through Costa Rican Trails!Muchas gracias!!!Mary Scalera and Family

Wonderful Vacation::

My husband and I want to thank you for the wonderful vacation we had last week in your beautiful country. It was fabulous! Not a day went by that we didn't enjoy the birds, flowers, was all GREAT. Your company does a truly great job. Everything worked well - we were always picked up on time, delivered to where we needed to be and just didn't have to think of anything. Congratulations to your staff. Next year we would like to look into booking a week's vacation on the Pacific side. This time we would prefer staying in no more than two different places and preferably in something that has a some type of kitchen. Please let me know if you have anything like this and what packages are available. Again, thank you and your staff for great work. We have recommended your company to many people we have spoken to. Lynn

A huge thank you!::

Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica - and how much we appreciated all the arrangements you had made for us. Everything was wonderful - the accommodation was great and we loved the locations. We enjoyed each of the areas that we visited and quickly realized that we would need to come back to Costa Rica again. We'll be in touch when we're ready to plan our next trip! Eva and Gord P.S. - We really enjoyed the whitewater rafting. Thanks for arranging that at the last minute! We also enjoyed our stay at the Fleur de Lys - have a great room on the second floor, complete with jacuzzi tub!


Dear Lorena, Alejandro, Roberto, Mario and everyone else, Costa Rican Trails is the best! My wife and I had a great time in Costa Rica and it's because Costa Rican trails did such a great job. We really appreciate all the work you did for us. Costa Rica is a absolutely gorgeous country. We hope to use your agency again and will recommend Costa Rican Trails to anyone traveling to your beautiful country. Thanks again. Sincerely, Matthew and Roberta Mosher

wonderful vacation::

I just wanted to thank you for putting together such a wonderful vacation package for us. We had a wonderful stay in Costa Rica thanks to your wonderful suggestions. Our stay at Punta Marenco was the highlight of our vacation, followed closely by Bosque de Paz. Everyone from your agency was professional, on-time, friendly and extremely helpful. We especially enjoyed talking with our drivers Rodrigo and Eduardo. They went out of their way to make our drives interesting and educational. Thanks to everyone on your staff for a wonderful time. We will definitely be back, and we will be sure to recommend your agency to all our friends.Sincerely,Ariane DeLong and Roger Chalmers

What a wonderful trip!::

Henk and I just got back last night from our trip to your beautiful country, and we had to take a moment to tell you that the trip you planned for us was absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! The details of every transfer and every tour were flawless, the hotels went from great to unbelievable, and we would have a difficult time saying which part of the trip we loved the most, since each experience was uniquely memorable and special.I have travelled many places, but never felt so looked after as I was in Costa Rica, thanks you to.Many, many thanks for a terrific job helping us plan what turned out to be a dream vacation, or as I like to call it, our "Engagement Moon" (since Henk and I got engaged two weeks before the trip!)I would recommend you highly to anyone planning a Costa Rican holiday, and please, feel free to use any or all of this on your website testimonials.Pura Vida!


I've always thought that it's beneficial to give positive feedback when I've had good experiences, so I wanted to share my thoughts about my trip to Costa Rica. I was very impressed with the organization, quality, and friendliness of Costa Rican Trails. Everything went extremely smoothly and I was blown away by how punctual everything was. The trips that were planned were absolutely wonderful, and the country itself was beautiful. The rain/weather was exactly as you described. We had a really great time. Thanks for all of your help. I am going to highly recommend Costa Rican Trails to any friends/family planning a trip. Take care, Vineet

Thanks for the awesome trip::

I just wanted to thank you for setting up our trip in Costa Rica. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay, and we loved all of the activities that we got to experience. You guys have a great company. We really appreciate the drivers and the very hospitable locations that you booked for us. Thanks again, and we highly recommend your company to our friends and family for the future. Will Dodd

Re: Confirmation::

I was meaning to drop a few lines sooner, but have been very busy since returning to Canada. In any case, I just wanted to let you know how our trip to Costa Rica was. Everything from the moment we stepped off the airplane was excellent! A rep from CR trails met us, and took us to our first hotel where he explained everything in detail. The trip to La Paz and Poas' was beautiful and informative. We were quite lucky and got to see Poas' when it was not socked in by fog, although this only lasted for about 1 minute, we still snapped some great pictures. Our city tour of San Jose was nice. We actually got lost in Downtown San Jose, but with the help of a police officer who stood by while 3 taxi cab drivers (or at least they claimed to be) tried to get us to come with them. After getting rid of the faux taxi drivers, we found a real cab and got back to our hotel. We then departed for Arenal. Our first day was spent at the Tabacon hotsprings. I prebooked spa treatments. This was one of the most beautiful parts of our trip. The next day we hiked Arenal, and were once again very lucky and the volcano's cone was 100% clear. We got to see a eruption during the day, and have some amazing photos. I only wish we could have seen a night eruption. Manuel Antonio proved to be the most enjoyable part of our trip. We took a snorkelling trip, and a surfing lesson in addition to our rafting trip and sunset sail cruise. This is a beautiful part of the country. Our tours and transfers picked us up when they said they would. Each and every one of our tour guides was professional and knowledgeable. On tours such as the canopy and whitewater rafting I felt completely safe. We spoke to other couples who tried to book everything themselves to save money, but had very bad experiences. I can say our experience was stressfree, and well worth that Costa Rican Trails book everything for us, rather than doing it ourselves. Costa Ricans are a very friendly and kind people, who helped us whenever we needed it. I am recommending Costa Rica to anyone who is looking to take a vacation. I am also suggesting CR trails to everyone. My aunt and uncle are looking to go down within the next year. I have referred them to you. In terms of your personal service to us, I want to say a Thank - You! From the first day I e-mailed, you were always very prompt with your responses, and provided lots of information to help us make informed decisions. You are very good at what you do, and it shows. If you would like to use myself as a reference for future travellers please feel free, to give my e-mail address. If it interests you, I have attached a photo from our trip. Thanks Again! Pura Vida!!! Troy Diakow

Costa Rican tour, Aug. 18-23,::

I just wanted to write and let you know what a superb job you did. We have traveled to over 40 countries and we have rarely experienced such a professional and enjoyable tour. Every activity left on time and every person we dealt with was friendly and helpful. Our volcano guide, our rafting guide, and our aerial tram tours guide, were spectacular. They were all fantastic and we enjoyed their commentary and their kindness. Thank you for making our trip so special. Hopefully we will be able to return to Costa Rica soon and we will definitely use your services and recommend them to our friends.--Tom and Stacie Brooks

Great Time::

Hi , Just wanted to say thank you for helping us have a wonderful trip!!! We all had such a great time. The hotels, the tours and your Costa Rica are beautiful. Thank you again. Margot DePatie

Dito trip::

Hi Lorena! My husband Steve and I want to thank you for all the help you gave our group(the Dito Party) in planning our recent trip to Costa Rica. We all had a wonderful time and Costa Rican Trails was a very professional agency. Everyone from the office people to the drivers and guides were so friendly and well informed. Everything went so smoothly. The drivers were on time and helpful in loading the luggage. We were happy with all the hotels. Your country is beautiful and we will highly recommend your travel agency. Thanks again and "Pura Vida", Mary Lee and Steve Smith

Thank You!::

Lorena-- Words cannot express how happy our party was with the tour that you put together!!! Everything (and I mean everything) was planned perfectly. The accomodations were outstanding, the transportation was prompt and comfortable and the tours and guides were superb. Never have 12 people been so satisfied!! Your country is beautiful and the people are even more beautiful. We enjoyed everything about Costa Rica and we know that your careful planning and execution of our tour allowed this. There are too many people to name but these are a few: 2 Marcos, Ricardo, Walter, another Walter, Mario, Edward, Frank.and the list goes on. We have told many people about our trip and have passed the name of Costa Rican Trails on to them. Thanks again!!!!! Pat and Pete Dito

Your service was excellent::

Dear Costa Rican Trails, I wanted to thank you for the great trip you planned for us. Your service was excellent and we were all very impressed. We really enjoyed ourselves in your country and we were sorry our stay was so short. I will recommend your travel services to any friends that travel to Costa Rica. Costa Rican Trails does a very nice job. And once again, many thanks to you. Best regards,Ané de Nio

JUST Came back fron Feb trip SJO/Jaco/Manton.Quepos::

:D Thanks for a great trip!Another thank you to Lorena the person who set us up with reservations and a driver.henry our driver was great by the way.everything went well just as planned .We are usually a large group of 24 but this year its 3 couples, who travel every year together. We started in San jose and we stayed 1 night at Fler de leurs a great swiss hotel very clean and hospitable.we will be back for 2 nights next time! Then to Tabacon resort(arenal area for a couple of nights. Be sure to hit the happy our in the hot springs 430-630 (2 for 1). At night it is beautiful as well. Volcano hike was very good and erupted and was very active when we were there. Then 3 days at jaco beach great beach and access to to super easy! The hotel Pechote grande was nothing fancy but very clean, and owners and employees made our stay. We will be back there for more days too! Then to manuel antonio. We stayed at the mariposa-awesome sunsets, great views and beautiful hotel.Probably the best hotel I ever stayed in. Walking around is not the easiest there, and very expensive! I recommend a taxi because roads have no sidewalks and everything is uphill on the way back! Next time if I visit Quepos/manuel Antonio I would stay at a smaller hotel next to or preferable across the street from the beach.Thanks again and we will return next year with a large group!marybeth :lol:

Great Time In Costa Rica:: 2007-05-07

We just returned from Costa Rica.  We had a great time.  The drivers were excellent, on time, friendly, and fun.  The trip was all and more than we expected and went by too fast.  You did a great job of setting this up.  Thanks.

Great Costa Rica Vaction:: 2007-09-07

Thank you for organizing our vacation to Costa Rica. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the tours. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all your help.I hope to explore more of Costa Rica in the future and I will contact you.Thanks again,
Jill Harding and family(

Thanks Again:: 2007-11-07

My wife and I would like to say a great big "Muchas gracias" for the wonderful trip you put together with us.  We all absolutely loved the trip, including the kids, from the gorgeous locations, the wildlife and fishes we saw, all the beautiful resorts we stayed in, and especially the wonderful Costa Ricans.  Your people are a true national treasure that we cannot say enough great things about.  The side tours and excursions were excellent, with very knowledgeable and friendly guides, the duration of stay at each location was just right, and we came back with a great appreciation for your beautiful country.If we had to choose what was the single best location and experience, we all agreed on Jinetes de Osa and Corcovado rainforest.  While the rains and wetness were constant, the scenery was spectacular, and our hosts were superb.  We only hope that the proposed new international airport down there is never developed, as it would most certainly mar the overall landscape and scenary, introduce more waste and pollution, and totally ruin the experience of that very special region.  Its major appeal is its remoteness - without this, why should anyone bother to go to Costa Rica when they can go to Busch Gardens in Florida? Your hard work and excellent communication over the months it took us to design the itinerary provided us a trip we will always remember fondly.  All the Costa Rican Trails' representatives were on time at each location we went to, and were very friendly and helpful.  We would highly recommend your agency, and certainly use your services again when we plan our next trip (eastern-Caribbean?)!
Pura Vida, Lorena!
 Will & Tracy Hickey

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