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Costa Rica Holiday Testimonials

"We have just returned from our 2w Wildlife Adventure Holiday in Costa Rica and although we have completed your survey, we just wanted to say thankyou very much for arranging such a fantastic holiday for the 4 of us. The accommodation was superb, all transfers were smooth and we appeared to have excellent exposure to wildlife and adventure. All the tour guides were very helpful and knowledgable and had a good command of English.  It was a truly fanatastic holiday with many special memories - most notably the whales!

Thank you once again to Jonathan for his advice as we had little knowledge of the country before we booked the holiday and he guided us in selecting the most appropriate accommodation/tour to fulfil our request to see wildlife."

Dr AH - Essex

"The level of organisation and information from Reef and Rainforest was superb….. Overall we had a fantastic time. The trip [to Costa Rica] was completely stress free and relaxing and extremely good value for money. We have already recommended this tour and do so. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. "

Miss C I - London

"Thanks to everyone for a great trip. Really could not complain about a single thing. Fantastic Holiday [to Costa Rica].

Mr J I - Surrey

"We had a truly memorable trip [to Costa Rica] with no problems at all. As I write this my 5 year old is crying as he is so upset to be home!!"

Mr M F - London

"I’d just like to say thank to [Your agent] for being so understanding and for his help…. All the hotels were very good, All the guides were excellent. Everyone we met was delightful. A thoroughly great trip [to Costa Rica]"

Mrs J W - Surrey

"Good holiday for kids – we had a great time. Everything felt safe and worked like clockwork. People lovely and very good with children."

 Ms H P - Cambridge

"We had a great time [in Costa Rica]. Lovely hotels, efficient transfers.  We would use you again.

Mrs J G - Oxon

"Thank you very much for organising a successful and much enjoyed tour [to Costa Rica]."

Mr M S - Essex

"Thank you for sorting out our recent Costa Rica Tour. We had a really marvellous time in this beautiful country….. We both really wanted to express our thanks to ( your representatives) who provided a first class service all the time…. We were very lucky with the guides that we were allocated as we saw everything on our wildlife “hitlist” – macaws , 3 types of toucan, all 4 types of monkey, both types of sloth (and with babies!), and not forgetting the resplendent quetzal. We know that other people were not as lucky as us and I’m sure that a lot of this is down to the quality of the guide. So, a fantastic holiday and I know that we will be going back to Costa Rica."

Mrs C E - Kent

‘We would like to express our thanks for your help in arranging a superb holiday in Costa Rica...Throughout the tour the organisation was of the highest order and was, to all intents and purposes, perfect.. .To sum up, the holiday was a great success.. .We saw around eighty species of bird, many for the first time, and many more animals than we expected. Everyone we encountered was unfailingly pleasant and helpful and the standard of the accommodation was absolutely superb. Many thanks.’

Mr S C - West Sussex

“Having just returned from a wonderful holiday in Costa Rica, we wanted to pass on our thanks for the exceptional care and exemplary arrangements made for us ... The birds, butterflies, insects and flowers were breathtaking. Costa Rica has quite captured our hearts and we very much hope to return one day.”

Mrs J B

“This is just a brief note on return from our Costa Rica holiday to thank you for your excellent arrangements and to report on a very successful holiday... I would make a special mention of the service offered by [your representatives]. Every single booking and taxi arrangement was spot on, and the drivers were all helpful and friendly... Please pass on our specific thanks to them. Altogether we had a most relaxing and enjoyable holiday as well as some good succeeded in keeping my wife as well as me very happy! Many thanks.”

Mr S M - Yorkshire

“We very much enjoyed our holiday in Costa Rica. All the arrangements worked perfectly. It really is a jewel of a country ... thanks for organsing it.”

Dr J J H

“Firstly may I say how greatly Peter and I appreciated all you did to give us such a wonderful holiday - it was truly memorable. Great wildlife watching, smooth organisation and a totally trouble-free trip - terrific! We would love to go back to Costa Rica...we had super views of quetzals at Monteverde and also there, two perfect appearances by the three-wattled bellbird. ..With all good wishes and again, our most grateful thanks.”

Mrs B R - Liverpool

“The Costa Rica holiday was wonderful and everything worked as planned. It fully lived up to our expectations....The organisation was incredibly efficient....The birding was very good at all five lodges. We saw about 300 different species.... So very many thanks for everything.”

Mr B G - Surrey

"Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday [in Costa Rica]. The various locations we visited were out of this world. Every hotel and lodge we visited were different in their own unique way. In fact, we found it difficult to name our favourite – what a honeymoon. Thanks for all you did – a truly memorable holiday."

Mr & Mrs G R – London SW4

"This is a very belated letter to say how much we enjoyed the Costa Rica holiday you arranged for us in April. We returned to begin teaching next day and only now do we have time to appreciate how much we saw, with the help of many photographs to stimulate the memory."

Dr P E - Durham

"A leatherback turtle laying her eggs on Playa Grande. Scarlet macaws feeding and flying in early morning sunlight. The sight of a male resplendent quetzal in beautiful cloudforest. The song of the black-faced solitaire reverberating through the cloudforest. Seeing green poison-arrow and strawberry poison-dart frogs. First sights of some of the vibrant tanagers and honeycreepers. Sight of great potoo from boat on way to Corcovado. Seeing three-toed sloth and baby at Corcovado.[Some wildlife highlights]

Thoroughly enjoyed whitewater rafting on Sarapiqui despite initial trepidation! Many thanks for suggesting it. Crew were patient, encouraging and great fun. Amazed by the proximity and diversity of the birdlife. We had a thoroughly wonderful and memorable trip – thanks a million!"

Ms S - Bristol

"We were highly impressed with the excellent combination of Personal service, imaginative well organised tours and the balance between quality and value. We have enjoyed a wonderful holiday and have passed your brochure to others! I will definitely use Reef and Rainforest again – we had entirely positive experiences every step of the way."

Mrs C R - London SW11

"Thank you so much for putting together a fantastic trip so quickly. It was like four holidays in one and a city break. Costa Rica is such a diverse country and has been on my wish list since we travelled to Belize with you13 years ago! It certainly lived up to my expectations and beyond!! (Your Representative) are certainly a slick operation."

Mrs J H - Somerset

"This is the second trip with reef and Rainforest and it certainly met all of our expectations. (Your representatives) were excellent as were all the lodges generally. There was a good balance of organised tours and time to ourselves – this was just what we wanted. Your choice of locations in Costa Rica was again excellent sharing your local knowledge and expertise and assessing what we wanted. Thank you very much for your help and organisation. We look forward to using you again and will happily recommend you."

Mr D M - Gwynedd

"We would like to thank everyone at Reef and Rainforest who helped in arranging our wonderful honeymoon to Costa Rica. We look forward to our next trip with you. Thank you again."

Mr P H - North Yorkshire

"Having recently returned from our holiday ( in Costa Rica), I thought I’d write to say how much we all enjoyed our trip. Costa Rica really is a beautiful country, with so much wildlife to see and so many wonderful places to explore (and everyone is so friendly!) Everything on our tour was excellent – hotels, transfers and all the guided walks and boat trips. Thank you to all at Reef and Rainforest and to (your representatives) in Costa Rica - now we’re wondering where to go on our next trip!"

Mrs J H - Bedfordshire

"Reef and Rainforest - very efficient and helpful. (Your representatives in Costa Rica) – excellent and most resourceful when faced with problems. The guides (had) a general desire to share knowledge and love of Costa Rica."

Mrs R S - Dorset

"We had the most brilliant time we loved the country (Costa Rica) and the people. We saw 130 birds in just 4 days of bird watching in just two areas. Amazing!"

Dr J W, Conwy

"We were very impressed with the efficiency of your organisation – All worked like clockwork."

Mrs B B - Bristol

"Thank you for arranging this all for us at such short notice. We had the most memorable honeymoon – a holiday we will remember for the rest of our lives."

Mr N D - Leeds

"Many thanks for such excellent choices made for us. We stayed in places which matched our requirements exactly."

Mrs M B - London.

"Excellent organisation. (your representatives) were very helpful when one suitcase did not arrive, everything went like clockwork. We had a wonderful memorable holiday. The itinerary was perfect, we felt we saw a variety of different area in the perfect order. It was lovely to have relaxation time near San Jose at the beginning and end."

Mr P B - London W13

"Overall I was very impressed. As a solo traveller in a strange country, it could not have been made easier."

Dr RT - Hereford.

"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip (to Costa Rica) and would like to extend our thanks to all concerned for your excellent service and planning, especially as we booked (and changed the dates) rather late in the day. (Your Representatives) were excellent at smoothing the way. Thank you!"

Mrs R S - Dorset

‘We rate [our tour to Cost Rica] a first class holiday in every respect. The variety was amazing and for us we moved on at just the right pace. The traveling arrangements within Costa Rica were very efficient. [Your representatives] are to be congratulated on their service - everything went like clockwork - and all our drivers were friendly and very helpful and always very punctual. Many thanks again.’

Ms J A - Cambridge

"Thank you for arranging an appropriate and successful tour for us – you gauged our requirements well."

Dr C B - St Albans

"We have just had a fabulous holiday in Costa Rica. It was even better than we expected. [Our friend] thinks it is the best holiday he has been on. It certainly ranks with our most varied and enjoyable…We were very pleased with your efficient organisation."

Mrs M C – Hampshire

"Just arrived back from a marvellous holiday [to Costa Rica]. We can’t praise [your representatives] highly enough. Their organisation was impeccable…Thank you for all the arrangements made for us…"

Ms A M – Surrey

"Another memorable holiday [to Costa Rica]. We saw in all 131 bird species and lots of animals - coatis, anteaters, tapirs, four monkey species, armadillos, sloths, lizards etc.. .All transfers went like clockwork... [your representatives] were very good."

Mr E W- London N21

"[The tour of Costa Rica was] highly successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all three of us. Our abiding memory is not the wildlife, although that was wonderful, but of a kind, friendly and generous people, proud of their country, their efforts in conservation and their achievements in education and health."

Mr M M - Surrey

"A very good holiday. All transfers were waiting when we arrived, all the drivers very helpful. We would certainly recommend Costa Rica to anybody and recommend Reef and Rainforest Tours for their informed knowledge and their interpretation of our requirements."

Mr & Mrs RN - Berkshire

"The birds were absolutely stunning, the country much more beautiful than we had imagined. Indeed no superlatives can describe our impressions of Costa Rica. Thank you for organising an unforgettable holiday for us – we shall certainly recommend both Reef and Rainforest and Costa Rica to one and all!"

Mr & Mrs C S – Devon

"I was going to send you a follow up letter about our trip to Costa Rica which your firm organised for us last month. I now find that we have virtually nothing to say except to congratulate you all in organising an enjoyable and trouble free holiday for the three of us.. .In gratitude."

Mr G T - Wiltshire

"We had a most wonderful holiday [to Costa Rica]. All the arrangements made for us came up trumps.. .We were impressed by [your representatives], and I found [them] most helpful."

Mr D S - Essex

"We returned yesterday from our 16-day tour of Costa Rica, arranged by Reef and Rainforest. We had a most marvellous holiday. We loved the country, the wildlife especially, and the people. The tour went without a hiccup…The hotels and lodges were excellent. We would definitely visit Costa Rica again and would have no hesitation once more using your company and recommending it to friends. Thank you for organising an enjoyable itinerary."

Miss L F - Bedfordshire

“You will be pleased to hear that [our] party returned safely from Costa Rica... We had a most wonderful holiday. All the arrangements made for us came up trumps. The drivers always arrived early [and] were keen to stop and show us any wild life they spotted as we travelled, also were able to identify any bird we had pointed out. All guides were excellent and eager to share their knowledge. As for rain we did not see a drop and had two days of being able to see the top of Arenal...We were impressed by [your representatives], and I found [them] to be most helpful.”

Mr D S - Essex

"I am writing to let you know about our recent trip to Costa Rica. Your local representatives...proved to be an extremely helpful and efficient company. All drivers were very prompt, courteous and helpful. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly...The hotels were all of a good standard with some charming staff."

Ms V T - Surrey

“[My girlfriend] suggested I ‘write up’ our impressions of our recent trip to Costa Rica.. .here goes! Starting at the very beginning, our arrival at San Jose...was a really good introduction to the general efficiency of the country and of [your representatives] in particular...The [hotel] was a great choice...our guide on our mountain walk was exceptional... Once again our timetable was spot-on... [The Dominical lodge] is a magical place.. .a definite must in our book... [The Osa lodge] is located in a beautiful situation and the accommodation is really amazing...the meals are good...the trips well worth doing...If you have any clients who would like to ask us for our impressions don’t hesitate to suggest they contact us, we’ll be only too pleased to let them know of such wonderful places and delightful people. Again, thank you for putting together a memorable fortnight for us.”

Mr D O - Suffolk

“You may remember that you planned a trip for us to Costa Rica; to this day it remains the best holiday we have ever had, brilliantly organised and thoroughly enjoyed.. .Thank you once again for all you did on that occasion.”

Mr J M - Roxburghshire

“Our honeymoon in Costa Rica was just perfect. We cannot thank you enough for your help in organising our trip. [Your representatives] were excellent. They were always on time, very informative and were helpful and Courteous at all times... .Juan. . .was most helpful when I had to go to hospital in San Jose. Each place we stayed was special for different reasons. We were most surprised at the quality of both the accommodation and the food available.. .Thank you once again for your help. We will definitely recommend your company and Costa Rica to our friends.”

Mr PC - London

“We thought you might be interested in our impressions of Costa Rica and the holiday you put together for us. In a phrase, it was all splendid. I hope this letter will be useful and thank you for all you did for us. We hope our paths cross again.”

Mr A R - Hertfordshire

“Just to let you know that we have returned and we enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica - we certainly covered a lot of ground by all means of transport, seeing lots of birds and animals and meeting the Costa Ricans who are lovely people. Thanks for all your help...”

Mr R G - West Sussex

“Just a note to let you know that everything went swimmingly in Costa Rica during our 16 day tour involving 5 reserves. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the icing on the cake was spotting the resplendent quetzal high in the canopy of the Monteverde cloud-forest. All our connections worked out fine and the accommodation was excellent Many thanks, and we look forward to our next excursion with Reef and Rainforest.”

Mr R C - Cheshire

“We are now nearly back to our normal lifestyle after our return from Costa Rica last week. We enjoyed the experience immensely and considered the staff and be first class...Many thanks for making all the arrangements, which...worked like clockwork. We would certainly recommend friends with similar interests to follow in our footsteps.”

Mr R V - Northamptonshire

“This is a long overdue thank you for the enjoyable tour of Costa Rica. I so enjoyed it I am considering a repeat [next year].”

Mr R R - Hampshire

“Firstly, we had an amazing and wonderful holiday in Costa Rica. We came home much in love with the country and her people, and hopefully better educated.”

Mrs J W

“This (letter) confirms that Monica and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica. It matched our expectations, which is usually difficult in my case. The arrangements worked out fine and we appreciated the time and trouble (you) put in.”

Mr P S

“Costa Rica more than lived up to our expectations, and we would like to thank you for making all the arrangements at such short notice. We both thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and have only one major criticism - it was too short!”

Mr J F

“Firstly, thank you very much for so expertly organising my entomological tour of Costa Rica.”

Mr A H

“I thought I would let you know what a very good holiday we have had in Costa Rica. All the arrangements worked perfectly .. .“

Mrs J H

“If any potential customers are looking for recommendations, please refer them to us.. .We cannot thank you enough for all you have done.”

Mr J J M.

"Very well organised.  Very efficient service both in the UK and Costa Rica.  Very friendly. Would definitely recommend Reef and Rainforest Tours to anyone interested in going to Costa Rica to see wildlife.  This was our second trip with Reef and Rainforest and both have been excellent."

Mrs F D - Aylesbury

"We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica, everything lived up to expectations and all arrangements ran smoothly as we have come to expect from Reef and Rainforest." 

Mr & Mrs A B

"We had a really fantastic trip – I’m sure we’ll treasure the memories forever!  Your insight into the country really helped us decide on where to go" 

Ms S P - London


"We had a fantastic two weeks in a beautiful country…the whole trip went without a hitch and you local representatives in Costa Rica were excellent." 

Mr R W

"Very well organised, the arrangements ran like clockwork.  Costa Rica was everything your brochure promised it would be." 

Mr R W - Nottingham



"Costa Rica is a fantastic place and the itinerary made the most of it in the time available."

Ms E R - London

"Your choice of lodges and areas was spot on, each one offering just something a little different."

Mr & Mrs B - Surrey


"Saw all four types of monkey, both types of sloth and too many birds to mention." 

Mrs L F - Tyne and Wear


Met all our high expectations, beautiful country, friendly people and staff everywhere. 

Mr & Mrs A - Devon

"We had a wonderful memorable holiday.  The itinerary was perfect, we felt we saw a variety of different areas in the perfect order." 

Mr & Mrs B - London

"Your choice of locations in Costa Rica was again excellent, sharing your local knowledge and expertise and assessing what we wanted." 

Mr D M - Gwynedd


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