I had very high expectations for this tour. Our Tour Director gave his 200% and made it even better than any of us could have hoped. Our bus driver was exceptionally skilled and very welcoming. Three of the four hotels we stayed at were excellent, and the other one was more than acceptable. Food was always ample and usually excellent. The base of rice is pretty repetitive, but the chefs find ways to mix things up. Every activity was outstanding, but I especially enjoyed the crocodile cruise with narration from our tour director, the chocolate plantation tour, the farm tour, and the cloud forest. Make sure to wear more sunscreen than you think you’ll need when visiting the beach at Manuel Antonio! The water is warm, but you’ll have to take a break from visiting with the capuchins to enjoy it. I have no complaints whatsoever and would take this trip again in a heartbeat.
AGGboston / Student traveller Boston, Massachusetts / Posted on February 23, 2020
This trip was amazing. We could not have had better tour guides.
WendyP / Adult traveller Lexington Kentucky / Posted on October 17, 2019
Rustic and Beautiful
I would like to preface this review with how pleased I was with the beauty and culture of Costa Rica. The experience I had there with my students was truly amazing. We saw do many different animals (sloths!), beautiful landscapes, and enjoyed zip lining, kayaking, and hiking. The trip is also an education in living in a developing country. It is important to prepare for some rustic accommodations and different ways of life. Many of the hotels were not what we Americans would call comfortable and hot water was limited, which is to be expected. This is how it is in Costa Rica and its important to see this for students. I also got more car sick than I have ever been on the buses, as the roads were rough. Despite this I'm glad I went and my experience was worth every uncomfortable moment.
Bunny83 / Adult traveller kentucky / Posted on September 26, 2019
Amazing Costa Rica Experience
I had a wonderful experience in Costa Rica. I enjoyed the food and hotels, as well as the souvenir and coffee shops. I had a lot of fun spending time with my groupmates touring the different locations and immersing myself in the culture. The locals were friendly and very inviting.
Naney / Student traveller Silver Spring, MD / Posted on August 06, 2019
Loved everything about this trip! Had so much fun! Learned and tried new things.
/ Adult traveller Amboy, Illinois / Posted on July 31, 2019
More than you Could Dream UP!
This trip exceeded our wildest imagination! so much to see and do -- and the tour guides were amazing. if your looking for adventure - this is the place! Endless experiences and sights to see.
101relevarTyobmA / Student traveller Amboy, Illinois / Posted on July 29, 2019
Amazing experience , informative and safe environment
Soma / Adult traveller League city,Texas / Posted on July 28, 2019
Experience the wonderful
This was an awesome tour we did so much the guide was very informational and we went to several different areas of the country and did amazing things. There’s no time for sleep on this trip. Is well worth the money spent!!
Starburst / Adult traveller Peshtigo,Wisconsin / Posted on July 27, 2019
The trip was fantastic. The only thing we would have appreciated was information on what truly to bring. Like a packing list. Having never been to CR before, we did not have any idea on helpful items to pack. Otherwise, it was well worth the money and the experience was fantastic!
12grade / Student traveller Slippery Rock, PA / Posted on July 23, 2019
I loved Costa Rica, it was so peaceful there and we got to see a lot of wild life we would normally never see. It felt like there was never a dull moment cause of how much we got to do and the liveliness of the guides and the groups we were traveling with. I definitely want to go on more EF tours and I would love to go back to Costa Rica again. Be prepared for hiking and rain. The never prevented our group from doing anything we were scheduled to do. Beware of your phone plan some people from our group got international phone plans for the trip and did not have any service while there. We started our mornings between 6am-7am everyday cause the sun sets early and it was usually dark outside by like 6pm. Any time there was a problem it was solved that day. The tour guide and driver for our group was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Our driver never once had to use a GPS during any of the 10 days we were there and he had taken many back roads to get us around bad traffic areas and get us to our destination the quickest way possible. Our driver would also play music for us and have lights going like a party bus. Also be prepared for rice and beans to be served for most meals. They will usually have salad and a meat to go with it and water and a juice will usually be available for you to drink.
Experience49 / Student traveller Stoneville, NC / Posted on July 22, 2019