Costa Rica was a real surprise! It is really a wildlife-destination. It is a must for anybody with an avid interest in wildlife, plantlife and nature in general. It blew us away!!!
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
First of all, the visit to the green turtle hatching ground in Tortuguero was amazing. Nothing prepares you for the sheer magic of it ! The most inspirational moment is hard to pick as there were so many! In general all the boat trips were outstanding. The best one was an optional boat trip organised by our fantastic tour guide Antonio. It was a crocodile safari. It was absolutely outstanding. I would really recommend Exodus to take this excursion on board as part of their holiday. The crocs were within touching distance..... Simply super!
The hike to the lava fields of Arenal is not to be missed.The 'hanging bridges' or walking bridges were amazing.
The lodge at the beautiful Esquinas Rainforest Lodge at Golfito Nature Reserve was just simply breathtaking. What an experience. Every day was a highlight!
One hightlight is not possible to pick.
- What did you think of your group leader?
Our tour leader Antonio was simply amazing and outstanding.
He was a great people's person, and got on with everybody.
His knowledge of Costa Rica was second to none, from the population to eco deails, from wildlife to all sorts of species of birds. He was a genius! Well done Exodus!
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The tour is marked as 'Leisurely'.
I would like to point out a few things. Whereas the accomoodation is great (=leisurely), the driving distances and travelling time is great(= leisurely), some of the walks would challenge a person that was not a little more than 'average'- 'fit'. We had no problem at all, but the walk to the waterfall and some of the jungle walks, due to high altitude and humidity could not be totally classed as 'leisurely'......
Somebody that carries some excess weight or has some breating difficulties could be in trouble here.
For that reason I think Exodus should mark this trip as 'Leisurely/Moderate'
I took musquito nets, and there is NO NEED to do so! On the other hand bring plenty deet!
We applied deet morning and night and got 1 bite each! Others that did not apply the deet had a lot of bites.
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
If you like nature, simply go for it! You will not regret it.
Do not let the term 'rainy' season hold you back. We had two mornings of heavy rain, for the rest of our two weeks, we had wonderful weather!
If you get Antonio as your leader, you are in for a real treat.
We went a day ahead of the Exodus tour, to enable us to have a look at San Jose, and it was brilliant.
The National Theatre in San Jose is not to be missed.
For the rest, I cannot wait to book my next Exodus trip.