GWA is fantastic!
I am so pleased that I chose GWA to plan our first trip to Cosa Rica. Everything from the greeting at the airport, to... read more the hotels, transfers, and excursions was on point. Also, they are super responsive and pleasantly easy to work with. Our initial flight to SJO was cancelled and GWA was quick to help with rebooking and making the best of a bad situation. Special shout to Dennis and Veronica who were my points of contact. Thanks GWA, you're terrific!
The arrangements and accommodations were first class. From getting picked up at the airport upon arrival until getting dropped off for departure, everything went perfect. This was an adventure of... read more a lifetime! The Green World Adventures team did an amazing job! Thank you! Alan and Barbara Parrish
We had a great experience with Green World Adventures and our Tailor-made tour set up by Jean-Carlo. He was very attentive to our requests and suggested different excursions and timing... read more throughout the trip. Our drivers always arrived early & were personable. My best advice is to give a clear picture of what you want your trip to beautiful Costa Rica to be like. For example, what time you prefer pick ups & excursions, the time & distance between locations and excursions, the group size, what meals are included, and if there is built-in downtime. GWA made all our hotel reservations & excursions for us. We loved La Paz Waterfalls & Gardens, La Fortuna Volcano area & waterfall. We loved all of our charming Costa Rican-inspired, non-franchise hotels. Next time we would stay at a hot spring resort & take the boat across Lake Arenal! We loved the Santa Elena area & Monteverde Cloud Forest including the Night Walk, Hanging Bridges, and Sky Trek. Last, the beach & ocean at Tamarindo was fun for tide pooling, snorkeling, & swimming with great food, a bit of tourist shopping, and ability to book other area excursions, if desired. Finally, there are two airports. We chose to do a one-way so that we could see different parts of CR. Liberia airport is small but modern with easy check-in and clean, cool concourses. There was so much to experience, we must go back! Go with GWA & Jean Carlo!
We ended up in Costa Rica without any plans after a bus tour was cancelled last minute. GWA helped us fill in some days last minute and we were able... read more to visit most of the same places we expected to visit. Everything that we booked through GWA happened when they said and included what they said. We were very happy with GWA!!
This tour was an incredible week of adventures. Everything we did--rafting, rappelling, canopy tour, horseback riding, ocean kayak--was thrilling and yet every experience felt safe and professional. We never had... read more to worry about a thing, everything was already booked and set up for us, beginning right at the airport.
The guides, the hotel staff, and all people we met were all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We were so comfortable with everyone that it was easy to practice our Spanish without feeling too embarrassed, and folks taught us some Costa Rican slang. We felt welcomed and taken care of everywhere we went.
If you take this tour, be prepared for a good amount of travel time. Roads in CR can be narrow and twisty, we were so thankful to be in vans with professional drivers!
Things I would do differently: I'd leave my water shoes at home and take two pairs of sneakers instead; bring more small-denomination money for tips; have 1-2 dry bags and more quick-dry clothes; longer shorts to wear for rafting (sunburned thighs!).
The views were incredible everywhere--Pacuare River, La Fortuna/Arenal, the road to Monteverde, the waves at Samara Beach. Beautiful. For such a small country, so many different types of landscape drama. We loved it. Thank you, GWA!
This outfit is top notch! Everything was perfect from the planning, destinations, tour operators, as well as transportation. I can't thank them enough for the experience. It was incredible! You... read more will not be disappointed using Green World Adventures!