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The Best Trip Ever

Thank you thank you Arturo! You set up the perfect trip possible. We were focused on birdwatching since Costa Rica has more than twice the birds than North America has, and Arturo came through for us with flying colors. We saw 222 birds and 128 were new sighting for me! If you are a birder be sure to have Arturo set you up at the Tree Houses at Maquenque. the food was excellent, the employees superb and birding guides were amazing. I want to commend Arturo for all the planning he did for us, and contacting us every day to assure we were okay and travel plans came off properly. Everything went off without a hitch. The drivers were excellent especially Pablo, and kudos to Gerado who drove us and guided us as well on a bird watch trip in Carara and took us to a local restaurant with the best ceviche. We had a very good experience at Koora, with friendly and caring staff that called us by name when we came to meals. The food was the best in Costa Rica. If you go to Costa Rica call Arturo, you won't be sorry. Our trip took us from Tortuguero National Park, Manquenque Lodge, Volcano Lodge (La Fortuna), Monte Verde (Biological Preserve) Arenal Hanging Bridges, Carara National Park and Manuel Antonio National Park. All the transportation was arranged and arrived on time. The guides at Maquenque Lodge, Luis and Antonio were fantastic at spotting and identifying the birds. When we were at the Biological Preserve our guide Kevin was superb, we got to see a Quetzel which can be difficult. I could really go on. Arturo did a great job in putting this trip together for us. Thank You Arturo!

Best trip ever!

This trip was amazing! We saw so much wildlife and beautiful sunsets with breathtaking views everywhere. Our favorite place we stayed was Corcovado Wilderness Lodge. The staff and tour guides were friendly and full of so much information. They catered to our every need and ensured we had an incredible experience. The treehouse suite was floor to ceiling windows where we saw the wildlife yet private and perfect. Visiting Cano Island for snorkeling was the best experience on the trip. The sea turtles actually came up and swam with us! The Koora Hotel in Monteverde cloud forest was also a great pic by Arturo. They were very accommodating and friendly. They even ordered a beautiful birthday cake for my birthday dinner (dinner was amazing) and sang to me. Visiting the animal sanctuary next door to them is the biggest hidden gem. Ask about seeing the sloths. I saw 6 sloths on my 60th birthday there! As perfect as these areas were I would pass on La Paz waterfall garden if you prefer to only see wildlife in their natural habitat. I got the feeling of it being like a zoo. Just not my thing. The gardens were beautiful though. Arturo put together the perfect trip for us. He went above and beyond to make sure everything went smooth for us. I highly recommend using his agency to ensure you get to experience exactly what you want.

Overall, A great time!

Arturo, We had a very smooth trip, including all transfers, which made all the difference. There were 12 people involved, that alone is a task. I really liked the Volcano Paraiso Hotel, the food at the pool was great. The hot springs were great. I also liked the Volcano Inn, our rooms were cute and poolside. In Arenal, our favorite would be the rafting the Sarapiqui class 3-4. It was great and a great way to beat the heat. We ate at good restaurants in Arenal: Nene's and Pollo Fortunano..The only thing I didn't totally love was ziplining, It was a long hot day, we love the water and it didn't have any. The next day we went on our own to the waterfall swimming and rope swings. Fortuna is a great little town. The bus to MA was long, we were prepared for it. And told it was all part of the journey! Manuel Antonio was a great beach town. We loved the location of the hotel, the hotel itself was good. The hotel restaurant was just ok. The food in MA was so-so. The transfers were great and on time and friendly, we liked the Arenal Star driver..Roy. Overall, A great time! We thank you and are passing your name out! KAren FARnell

Bucket list family vacay

We had such an amazing experience with Arturo from Rainforest Tours who organized our incredible trip to Costa Rica. From the remote stay near the Rincón de la Vieja active volcano, where we hiked to a mesmerizing waterfall and went white water tubing down the Blue River, to the stunning Las Mareas beach area with its pristine beaches perfect for snorkeling, and finally, the awe-inspiring Arenal region where we explored hanging bridges and relaxed in the gorgeous and rejuvenating Tabacon Natural Hot Springs. His knowledge of the area and where to stay along with his attention to detail in planning each activity was invaluable and made this journey truly unforgettable. He was extremely responsive making things worry free. He literally called me back within 5 minutes when I needed him! He truly thought of everything to make this family trip unbelievable. Our kids say it was their best vacation yet! Highly recommend!

Top Notch the whole way 

The Tubing tour in Blue RIver was one of the coolest things I have ever done.  Watching sea turtles hatch in Las Marenas was pretty cool too.  Blue RIver was a really cool remote small.  The kids loved it.  Dreams have amazing, beautiful properties. Tabacon Thermal Spa was my favorite.   Expensive drinks but the resort is nicer than anything in Hawaii  All the activities that Arturo planned for us were super fun.  The Tubing tour in Blue River is a must along with the Hike to the cathedral waterfalls.  The White water rafting trip a lot of fun near arenal.  We did some offshore fishing in Las Marenas Blue River resort is so cool.   The staff was amazing. The resort is small so I got to know everyone.  I'm fine with the basic cabins; the location was A+.  The monkey was outside our door in Dreams at Las Mareas kids basically high fived them everyday.  

Thank you!

Hi Arturo, I hope all is well with you and you are enjoying your time with your family. Thank you for all the arrangements and support you provided for our trip to Costa Rica. All the drivers were terrific and very helpful. Our boys, Asma and I, had a fantastic time. We are planning to be at the Travel show in Chicago in January. We hope to see you there. Happy New Year!

Amazing country, amazing trip!

Good afternoon Arturo, Just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU for the amazing trip that you organized for us to Costa Rica. From the very start when I was inquiring about the potential of a trip, to how accommodating you were on splitting the payment invoices among the group, to the amazing daily reminders of the next day's itinerary during the trip, your attention and effort was very much appreciated. The tour companies that you selected for the trip were all exceptional. Pick up for each adventure was always on time, the transportations very clean and reliable, and the guides were all very knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely be passing on your information to friends and family that are interested in visiting Costa Rica in the future. Pura Vida! -Julie Chen

Worked like clockwork

Arturo, We had a great trip. It was a lot of fun, and we got to see a lot of Costa Rica. Every step of the way was well played and communication was great. It was nice having everything taken care of, so we never had to worry about making connections or logistics. We will definitely use Rain Forest Tour again. Best, Chris

Bucket list dream trip

Arturo was able to put together our perfect vacation. He was very responsive and he worked hard to get us exactly what we wanted and we were able to focus all our time on enjoying the trip and not worrying about where to go or what to do. Our hotel was absolutely breathtaking and the food was unforgettable. The door-to-door service the whole time made us feel safe and taken care of. Five-star experience and one we will definitely be doing again! I cannot express enough how well planned our trip was. I put my faith in letting Arturo plan my trip completely. Fabulous. Worth every $

Great Day!

My husband and I used Rain Forest Tours for a day trip from San Jose to the LaPaz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano. None of their itineraries fit exactly what we wanted to do, so Arturo custom made the plans for the day for exactly what we asked. Our driver/guide was friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. We enjoyed visiting with him throughout the day. Everything ran smoothly, and we enjoyed both locations. I would recommend Rain Forest Tours to anyone!

Family trip

Hi Arturo, We are heading to San Jose and I can definitely sum up our journey in Costa Rica. We had great time. The trip was perfectly organized; The attractions were excellent (on a personal note, the ones in La Fortuna were much better than the Monteverde ones). The guides (with one exception - we already covered it) were super professional and even the drivers were polite and helpful. So the overall experience was very good. I shall definitely send a super positive feedback in Tripadvisor. Thanks,

Highly recommended

Rainforest tours did an exceptional job planning our vacation. Arturo was responsive to all of my questions and change requests through the planning process and really listened to what we wanted to experience. During the vacation, he was accessible and responded when I had a medical issue. Arturo was fantastic! The vacation was perfect. Everything ran seamlessly from the moment we arrived at the airport to the moment we left. The tours were fantastic, the hotels were beautiful and well appointed, and the transportation between locations was perfectly timed. Costa Rica is a wonderful country. I highly recommend Rainforest Tours when you decide to plan your trip.

Muchas gracias Arturo for the great holiday

Muchas gracias Arturo for the great holiday .....everything was so great....loved every minute of it and now i have a great tan too so look like real costarican 🌻 having Costa Rican coffee ☕ now soooo great and brought big bottle of Salsa Lizano so will be making lots of gallo pinto for weekend breakfast..... Muchos gracias, Anita 🌻

Great Family Adventure

It is without hesitation that I would recommend Arturo Napoles and Rain Forest Tours if you are considering a vacation to Costa Rica. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to reach throughout the planning process and while we were on vacation in CR. Every driver and tour guide was beyond kind and extremely knowledgeable about the forest, the animals, the topography, etc. We booked a wide range of activities through Arturo including ziplining, night hikes, natural hot springs, hike at the national park, hanging bridges, and more. He assisted us at a moment's notice when we wanted to change one activity to allow for another spontaneous activity we decided to try (waterfall rappelling- which I also HIGHLY recommend!). He was quick to reply, most helpful and always very kind and patient. All the hotels he booked for us were located close to town allowing us to explore the local culture, food, and shopping too! The information he provided prior to departing for vacation was thorough, and very helpful. In summary, I would definitely recommend Arturo and Rain Forest Tours if you are considering a Costa Rican family adventure! The hours I saved by choosing a travel company versus doing my own research/bookings was immense! THANK YOU!! Sincerely, Nancy C.

Thank you!

Arturo was great to work with in planning our first trip to Costa Rica. He was prompt in responding to all of my questions and helped rearrange some plans when our flights changed. He also provided some great information so we knew what to expect when traveling to a new country. We will definitely seek out Arturo again on our next trip to Costa Rica. We will be back!

Fabulous time in Costa Rica

We had a FABULOUS time in beautiful Costa Rica! It was my the first time using a travel agency to book an entire vacation for us and it won't be the last - it was flawless! Arturo and Rainforest Tours took care of everything and saved me countless hours of planning and stress both before and during the trip! We gave Arturo our budget and he arranged all lodging, transportation and tours for our 10 day vacation. A highlight of the trip was 3 days at Casa Corcovado on the Osa Peninsula. It was remote, incredibly beautiful and the jungle lodge was like nothing I have ever experienced - and we would never have known about it without Arturo!! Over our 10 day trip we went hiking, snorkeling, rafting, zip lining, horseback riding, spent a lot of time relaxing in Tabacon hot springs, saw the beauty of the country with knowledgeable guides and still had plenty of time to explore on our own. We never had to worry about transportation, every driver was early to pick us up, courteous and shared their love of Costa Rica with us! Arturo was also able to accomodate a last minute change request from me on our white water rafting trip. Highly recommend Arturo and Rainforest Tours!!

Wonderful itinerary

Hi Arturo, Thanks and Happy New Year to you too. Sophie and I had a great time and it was a wonderful trip. We'll certainly mention you if we talk to anyone interested in visiting Costa Rica. We really enjoyed the variety of locations and liked different things about each of them. For the most part the guides on the different tours were wonderful. Again we had a wonderful time, and we appreciate the work you did to coordinate everything and put together a wonderful itinerary for us. -Gabriel

Great trip

Some pictures of my trip, sloth and monkey in Manuel Antonio and Pablo my guide

Great trip

Hi Arturo, What a great trip. I enjoyed it all. Thank you for your support and attention. You did take away my worry and after 2 days I was completely relaxed. Pablo was wonderful!. Thank you again and I will definitely pass your name on to any of my friends who are considering Costa Rica. You are the best! Lynn

Great Vacation

Arturo - Thank you for EVERYTHING! I’ll be honest I was very skeptical but you were a man of your word. Thank you soooo very much! Costa Rica will go down as one of our favorite vacations. God Bless! Amy Crawfis

Trip of a lifetime

Arturo was fantastic to work with while planning our trip for Costa Rica. For starters, he customized our itinerary based on what we were interested in seeing and doing. He was also very responsive while we were on our trip and checked in with us frequently to make sure everything was going well and as planned. He was very efficient with scheduling our itinerary, we kept plenty busy yet had ample downtime. He also gives a bunch of helpful tips and tricks for traveling to Costa Rica and makes sure you’re well prepared before leaving. If you are considering a trip to Costa Rica, especially if it’s your first time, don’t hesitate to reach out to Arturo / Rainforest tours as they will help make it an unforgettable experience! My fiancé and I had a wonderful trip and are excited to visit again.

Wonderful immersive experience

Thanks Arturo. We are back and had a wonderful, immersive experience. Our driver Wil was terrific, as was our guide Ormon. We really enjoyed your suggestions of Volcan Poas and Sarchi. El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde was a bit sprawling for us (nearly a 1-mile uphill hike to our room, unless using the shuttle van) but the rooms were indeed very nice. Holiday Inn Express was perfect and terrific service there. Best wishes, Jennifer

Amazing Costa Rica.

Dear Arturo, thank you so much for understanding our requirements and organize the perfect trip for me and my family. Everything worked like a "Swiss clock". Special thanks for helping us throughout the trip and accommodating to changes based on our request (even in the last min). we couldn't do it without your help, it was amazing trip and amazing country- we will never forget it. Thanks a lot! (see you on our next trip :))

Arturo is there for you!

I had a complicated tour for 3 groups, lots of moving parts. Arturo was a faithful and dedicated planner. We ran into some unforeseen blips in the event but overall everyone had a great time largely due to his commitment to his excellence. He was available at all hours to meet the challenges of late and delayed planes, missed events, etc. I would not hesitate to recommend Arturo and Rain Forest Tours to anyone planning a fabulous trip to Costa Rica!