Costa Rica Testimonials

This is the second time we used AWR and you are great. Our highlights: white water rafting – such a fun experience, arenal volcano – sooo amazing and beautiful. Loved seeing all the rainforests/wildlife. Really made the experience excellent, the trip flow – it was really great. And OUR GUIDE! Our guide – Tex – was amazing. He made the trip so much better. The students loved him. He was full of energy, life advice, very knowledgeable. He really made the trip better. If possible, for future trips, we would love to request him again. He was one of the best guides I have ever had and I have traveled to a lot of places! He was amazing.

I think you guys do a great job and we had a great experience working with you. Will use again for sure! Our advice for future travelers: DO IT! Such a great experience

Ashley B., USA
7-Day Costa Rica Adventure With the Pacuare River, March 2019


I had an amazing time on my trip. I just wish I made it maybe one day longer. Way too short for such a beautiful place. I would 100% give AWR a high recommendation. Everything worked perfectly. All my drivers were there on time. Its hard to pinpoint one part that was the best but I went zip lining in Arenal and I loved it. Manuel Antonio was a gorgeous place and my guide Daniel Couldn’t have been any nicer. He knew his stuff and was happy to answer any questions I had.
Thank you for everything. I will totally recommend AWR to anyone who asks.

Jonathan K., USA
7-Day Costa Rica Adventure With the Pacuare River, February 2019


Overall the trip was pretty great. We very much enjoyed our hiking, ziplining, tubing etc. Some of the rooms were more basic that I would have liked but we were traveling on a budget :).

Pam W., MD, USA
15-Day Independent Budget Costa Rica: Coast to Coast, June 2017


I already recommended you to my dad. Kids loved waterfall rappelling and also the monkeys at Manuel Antonio.

Daniel C., FL, USA
9-Day Custom Family Costa Rica, June 2017


I would 10/10 recommend you guys and this trip to everyone, it’s was great. Our favorite part of the trip was all the wildlife tours and the hotels. They were both very well booked and everyone was super helpful.

Greg F., NY, USA
9-Day Costa Rica Honeymoon Adventure, May 2017


We loved Costa Rica!!! We cannot wait to return!

Deborah T., CO, USA
12-Day Customized Family Costa Rica Adventure, April 2017


We had a fabulous time in Costa Rica! Thank you for all your planning! Some highlights were Arenal Volcano and Park and the thermal pools at the hotel, the wildlife at Monteverde and the food in town at Sabor Tico, and the monkeys at Manuel Antonio Park.

Susan P., NY, USA
9-Day Costa Rica Hiking Adventure, March 2017


Second trip with AWR and was top notch! CR Reps were always available and on time. Accommodations were very good. Pacure rafting was favorite spot! Zip-line was high end as well as the Hot Springs. Don’t know what could have been done better. Highly recommend AWR as I’ve compared with other touring companies and the accommodations have always been solid.

Lawrence M., New York, USA
7-Day Costa Rica Adventure with the Pacuare River, March 2017


[Our favorite part of the trip was] the variety of the three experiences – Caribbean Coast, Northern volcano area, Pacific beach.

Barb C., CO, USA
10-Day Costa Rica Adventure with the Pacuare River, October-November 2016


It was a great trip to take my 9 year old daughter on. Our favorite things were all the scenery, and animals. White water rafting and zip lining were our 2 favorite activities. We would absolutely recommend Adventures Within Reach!

Wendy D.
9-Day Custom Family Costa Rica Adventure, August 2016


The trip was GREAT. The guides were 1st rate and really worked hard to make sure the kids saw a lot and had a good time.

The hotels and all the special events were tremendous successes (the cocoa demonstration was better than expected). We got lucky with the weather, apart from the day we were to do the hanging bridges at Monteverde, but the guides wisely chose to switch that walk for a trip to the snake and lizard display.

Mark B.
9-Day Custom Costa Rica, February 2016


The trip was great. AWR is awesome as usual! We loved the river rafting. The hiking was good, the accommodation were beautiful. All in all a great way to spend 3 days. Thx for all your help.

Joanne S.
4-Day Custom Costa Rica / Rio Perdido Experience, February 2016


100% likely to recommend AWR to all and everyone! My favorite part was Canon de la Vieja. The rafting (actually a blow up kayak) was totally fun, it was a nice resort. We also enjoyed the hiking there a whole lot, we did a hike on our own after the guided hike, which was really great. Monte Verde was also great as was Arenal area!

Shari L.
10-Day Custom Independent Budget Trip, December 2015 – January 2016


Very glad we went with the zip lines at Sky Trek in Monteverde (per your suggestion). What an implausible thing that is. The walking tour hike through there (it included the swing bridges) also was excellent. Saw some howler monkeys and a coati in the trees. We spent an entire day in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The guide turned out to be a son of one of the founders of the Quaker community there, and his comments and tour were just beyond stellar. I can’t remember a time in many years when I have enjoyed a community experience more than with that tour with that guide.

Randy S.
9-Day Custom Independent Budget Trip, August 2015


We really liked our guide that accompanied us from the airport to Tirimbina and then from Tirimbina to Arenal. Excellent English, shared information on the trip on what we were seeing, local culture, so it was not just a drive. Loved Arenal. Area is definitely touristy, but we will go back there when we visit again. Would have loved another 2 days for exploring the volcano and doing some type of wildlife or rafting. My daughter fell in love with the swim up bar at the hotel where they fixed her a banana concoction that she ordered repeatedly. The ride from the boat drop off to Monteverde was beyond words. Gorgeous.

First of let me thank you for this trip, it was AWESOME. We would certainly recommend (already did 🙂 ) AWR to everybody even people we met there – it’s a 10. It is really hard to say which part was the best, but, probably the sight seeing of nature, the birds, monkeys, snakes, frogs, etc. Every part of the trip had something really special about it. Our trip went perfectly. Mélanie and me want to thank you for the great job you did planning this trip for us, we have memories that will last a lifetime and pictures to prove it 🙂

Math P., St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada
15-Day Custom Family Trip, February-March 2015


Favorite part was in Manuel Antonio because that’s the place we finally got some good weather. The beach was great, and we went to the park and also did a boat trip. We also enjoyed an afternoon in San Jose after rescheduling our pickup in MA from afternoon to morning, saw the Gold and Jade museums and wandered around the town a little.

Richard F., Washington, D.C., USA
11-Day Custom Costa Rica Trip, February 2015


The selected venues, the quality of the hotels, and the efficiency and friendliness of the inter-bus drivers was excellent. As l have said in a previous email, your website, booking, and general care that you were offering what we wanted was also excellent. We both felt the trip represented very good value for money. We would and will unreservedly recommend you in the future.

Nigel B., Great Britain
15-Day Independent Budget Grand Explorer Trip, January-February 2015


I would be very likely to recommend AWR to friends and in fact I already have. Our arrival in San Jose was smooth and the pickup/transfer was easy. The hotel was very pleasant and I would recommend it. The rooms were pretty and the view was nice. Our transport the next day to Arenal was also easy and good. We liked the Arenal Springs Resort in terms of the rooms, the springs and grounds. The service was great and the facilities were nice. Our favorite part of the trip was Tamarindo. We really enjoyed Tamarindo. The hotel was great and the location was good. And, what’s not to love about the beach. I liked Tamarindo because it didn’t fee so commercial and stylized.

Edith R., Washington, USA
8-Day Custom Family Trip to Arenal, Monteverde, and Tamarindo, January 2015

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