Costa Ricas Best Boutique Hotels

Costa Ricas Best Boutique Hotels

Let yourself be seduced by the paradise of Costa Rica and relax in the secure atmosphere of dream accommodations, offering fine dining, thrilling eco-adventures, amazing wildlife observation and inviting spas. Begin by exploring Costa Rica´s south, those who look for peace and silence will be delighted. Be impressed by the changing climates, from the cool Páramo to the tropic humid warmth of the coast.

Walkthrough the Aguti reserve and breath the fresh air of the cloud forest of Monteverde. Or do you prefer to relax in the volcanic thermal water at Arenal Volcano? You surely will take the calming sunsets of Playa Guiones in your thoughts long after your trip has ended.

What makes this tour through Costa Rica special:

  • Introductory excursion with private English speaking guide to Irazú Volcano, Cartago and a coffee farm
  • Walks through the rainforest at your own pace in private nature reserves
  • 3 overnights at Boutique Hotel Amor Arenal with private thermal pool-spa with mineral water on the deck of your room for complete relaxation
  • Unique visit to the ethnic tribe of the Borucas who will show you their skills
  • Magnificent sunsets from the panoramic terrace of the hotels in the South and North Pacific

In our following travel proposal, we chose overnight stays, amongst others, in the hotels Grano de Oro, Kurá and Senda, which belong to the Cayuga Collection. These hotels combine comfort at a high level, even if they are located remotely, a particularly outstanding sustainability strategy, and not only at this moment very important, strictly followed hygiene protocols, about which you can read here. Also, the other selected hotels take your security during your trip very seriously, here you can read the protocols (and video) of Boutique Hotel Lagarta Lodge.

Not Included
  • Extras for the rental car (further insurances, GPS, fuel, traffic tickets, highway tolls etc.)
  • Voluntary tips
  • Optional activities
  • Airport departure tax SJO, currently USD 29 per person (generally already included in flight ticket)

Rate Conditions

The first day of the tour determines its season/rate.
Christmas rates /New Year (8.12.20 - 15.01.21) are on request.
We reserve the right to change the itinerary where circumstances dictate.
Some hotels offer price reductions or special included services exclusively for this trip. Hotel changes, on request, or due to a lack of availability, as well as a reduction in the number of overnight stays, may change the travel price significantly.

* As Hotel Amor Arenal****(*) will be closed on November 2020, we will reserve Hotel Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa****(*) alternatively, where you can enjoy a breathtaking thermal landscape instead of a private spa-pool.

Cancellation conditions

This trip offers you generous cancellation fees in order to give you extra security when planning your trip.
After a definitive booking, cancellations before the tour start will be billed with a USD 50 service fee per order. If the cancellation occurs for reasons of Covid19, for example, due to illness of the travel participants or closing of the borders and cancellation of the approach, we will not charge the fee.

Thereafter, the following cancellation fees apply:

Until 15 days before tour start: no further penalty fee
14 - 08 days before tour start: 75% penalty fee
07 - 01 days before tour start or no-show: 100% penalty fee

Please note that some service providers ask for a written confirmation of the cancellation circumstances, for example, a health certificate or confirmation of the flight cancellation due to border closure, etc.


Grano de Oro****, Deluxe King - San José, 2 nights
Kura*****, Junior Suite - Uvita, 3 nights
Senda Monteverde****, Junior Suite - Monteverde, 3 nights
Amor Arenal****(*), Canyon Casita King - La Fortuna, 3 nights*
Lagarta Lodge****, Jungle Junior Suite - Nosara, 3 nights

Day to day:

  • Day 01: Arrival Costa Rica

    Upon your arrival at San José airport, you will be met by a representative after passport control, who will escort you to the airport exit by baggage claim and customs check. Our English-speaking airport guide of ARA Tours will welcome you at the exit of the airport.

    Included meals: Welcome cocktail
    Included activities: None

  • Day 02: Day Tour Irazú Volcano and coffee plantation

    Your private English speaking guide will pick you up at the hotel to accompany you throughout the day and give you information about Costa Rica and today´s visits. Early in the morning you enjoy a scenic drive through small villages and lush green landscapes up to the Irazú Volcano. The view of the Central Valley from the mountain road is just beautiful! First, you continue up to the Irazú Volcano peak, located 3´432 m above sea level (please bear in mind that it can get quite cold up here). On clear days, you may enjoy a view up to the coastline. After the visit of the volcano, you will part to your next stop, a coffee plantation situated close to Turrialba, the picturesque farm is surrounded by rivers, waterfalls, green woods and many different species of birds that have found their home here. After lunch, the tour takes you through all processes of coffee production, from cultivation, the different types of coffee, drying and packaging of our precious gold grain, to coffee enjoyment from the cup. On the way back to San José, you stop at the former capital town of Cartago to visit the basilica "Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles" ("Our Lady of the Angels"), an important place of pilgrimage for the Costa Ricans. Late afternoon return to the hotel.
    Tour duration around 7.30am to 5pm.

    Included meals: Breakfast, lunch
    Included activities: Entrance fee national park Irazú Volcano, coffee plantation tour

  • Day 03: San José - Uvita

    Pick up the rental car at your hotel this morning and start the approximately 4-hour drive to the south of the country. We recommend the route via Cartago and the highest pass in the country, the Cerro de la Muerte at over 3400m above sea level. The panorama on the descent down to the Pacific coast is breathtaking in fine weather. From San Isidro take the route to Dominical and then to Uvita. A 4x4 drive is essential for the last kilometers to the hotel. If you prefer, you can park the rental car at the hotel car park in Uvita and request the free shuttle for arrival and departure.
    Kurá presents itself as a pioneer in the hotel market, especially in terms of environmental protection, but also in terms of design.
    If your visit falls between May and October, you can do a signature activity for free (cooking class, cocktail class, or an introduction to the hotel's sustainability efforts).

    Included meals: Breakfast, lunch
    Included activities: none

  • Day 04: Uvita - Day at leisure

    Take advantage of the hotel's spa and excursion programs or visit one of the natural beaches in the area on your own. Alternatively, you can simply switch off and enjoy the pool with a beautiful view of the sea!
    The hotel offers a free shuttle to the beach at certain times between 7am and 3pm.

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

  • Day 05: Visit the Boruca tribe

    Today´s drive will take you south along the coast up to Palmar Norte and inland. After around 1.5h you arrive at the project of the Borucas, a population of 2´560 people who have settled in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. During your visit to this region, you will join the efforts of the Boruca women and her eco-cultural project. The project is about introducing the world to the very own Boruca traditions. You will learn how the cotton thread is made from the seed, how it assumes the different colours and how different articles are woven with it. Part of the Boruca tradition is also to paint animal motifs on balsa wood. These paintings are used for masks, which are then used during the festivities of the "Baile de Los Diablitos" ("Dance of the little Devils"), a tradition from the colonial period. You will finish today's experience in the village of Boruca with a delicious Yadé, which means lunch in the Boruca language.

    Included meals: Breakfast, lunch
    Included activities: Visit Borucas

  • Day 06: Uvita - Monteverde

    A 4.5-hour drive takes you northwards along the coast today, although soon after Dominical you could still take the opportunity to hike in the Hacienda Barú reserve. The village of Santa Elena near Monteverde is located at about 1400m above sea level, various reserves still higher, why it is to no surprise that a dense cloud forest has formed in the cool, humid climate. Your accommodation for the next few days offers the best service and rooms with great comfort. You can walk downhill from the hotel to the village in a few minutes and look around in the cosy little town. The hotel itself has seating areas in the beautiful garden to enjoy nature and watch animals, observing a coati passing by is not uncommon!

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

  • Day 07: Monteverde - Day at leisure

    A hiking trail leads you directly from the hotel to the Aguti reserve, rubber boots and walking sticks can be borrowed. On several hiking trails, you can walk through the cloud forest and sit on a bench at a lagoon to observe nature. You can relax even more deeply during one of the yoga classes offered several times a week free of charge.

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

  • Day 08: Monteverde - Day at leisure

    The village of Santa Elena and its surroundings also offer many interesting opportunities to experience nature from different angles. Hike over suspension bridges, climb a giant tree, glide silently up into the forest by gondola, and if you want, zip down again in an adventurous way! Hummingbird gardens, bat houses, snake and frog houses can be visited in the village and at tour providers.

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

  • Day 09: Farmer´s visit near Monteverde - La Fortuna

    Before you head to the next destination, you will visit the property of Don Gilbert, a farmer in the area. The experience begins at Don Gilbert's home, where you will hear about the lifestyle of the “Ticos” and the family´s history, for example how coffee cultivation developed in his village and how his grandfather participated in this growth. On a tour of the farm and learn about various cultivations such as coffee, sugar cane, chives, bananas and get to know different fruit trees. As you walk across the yard, Don Gilbert shows you sugar cane and demonstrates how it is ground in order to obtain the sweet sugar cane juice, which of course you may taste. All in all an exciting and authentic visit to a real farmer who opens the doors of his small farm to show you how he spends his day in the countryside. 
    Afterwards, you circle the Arenal lake to reach La Fortuna. When the weather is nice, you can see the conical shape of the Arenal volcano from afar.

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: Visit with English speaking translator at the farm

  • Day 10: La Fortuna - Day at leisure

    Hotel Amor Arenal is synonymous with relaxation. If you would like to go on a journey of discovery, two unique hiking trails are available from the hotel to experience one of the most beautiful and most visited areas of Costa Rica on foot or on horseback. You will discover diverse vegetation and waterfalls without losing sight of the magnificent Arenal volcano. Back at the hotel, you can relax with a drink in thermal water, using the hotel's three pools or the pool-spa of your room. Regarding the kitchen, you can have healthy and fresh dishes in the hotel restaurant, prepared with fruits and vegetables from the gardens and grazing animals.

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: 1 guided hike with an English speaking local guide on the Serenity hiking trail

  • Day 11: La Fortuna - Day at leisure

    Of course, a hike at the base of the volcano should not be missing. You can choose between the hiking trails of the national park or various private reserves, all of which include a short section on the cooled lava flow from the eruption in 1968. Local guides can be organized by reservation, who will tell you the interesting history of the colossus and the village of La Fortuna. If you want to go faster, adventure tours are available: canopy, rafting, rappelling, horse riding, cave tour and much more.

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

  • Day 12: La Fortuna - Nosara

    Today's destination is the northern Pacific coast. Drive back the road around Lake Arenal up to Tilarán, from where you take the direction over the friendship bridge with Taiwan, “La Amistad”; overall you will be a little over 4 hours on the road until you reach Nosara. The terraced hotel complex lies 40 m above the sea and is an oasis of peace and serenity for nature lovers. It offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and lies next to a private nature reserve that is freely accessible to hotel guests.
    The Hotels offer you a credit of USD 25.00 per person in case you want to treat yourself to a relaxing 80-Minutes-Massage in the spa!

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

  • Day 13: Nosara - Day at leisure

    The private, 35ha nature reserve Nosara offers the opportunity to observe anteaters, armadillos, iguanas, numerous bird species and other animals. Activities such as kayaking on the river, excursions by electric boat, canopy or horse riding are offered within walking distance of the hotel. Today you can explore the various beaches in the area: Playa Pelada Beach is a 15-minute walk, Guiones beach and the tourist centre of Nosara are 10 minutes away by car. Nearby is the nesting area for the olive turtle, Playa Ostional.

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

  • Day 14: Nosara - Day at leisure

    A last day to relax and enjoy. The hotel's infinity swimming pools are ideal places to relax, as is a jacuzzi, spa and art gallery with works by the Maleku Indians.

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

  • Day 15: Nosara - Airport San José

    Today you say goodbye to paradise and start the return journey to the Central Valley and the airport, we recommend to estimate around 5 hours for this drive. The rental car drop-off is planned at the airport office of the rental company, which take you by shuttle transfer to the departure lounge.  

    Included meals: Breakfast
    Included activities: none

Best Price

$ 3177.00 USD*

* Lower price according to season.
Per Person per Package - Twin/Double
From: Nov 1, 2020
Until Dec 7, 2020

USD 3558

From: Jan 16, 2021
Until Apr 30, 2021

USD 3927

From: May 1, 2021
Until Jun 15, 2021

USD 3177

From: Jun 16, 2021
Until Aug 31, 2021

USD 3503

From: Sep 1, 2021
Until Oct 15, 2021

USD 3177

From: Oct 16, 2021
Until Oct 31, 2021

USD 4411

Boruca 1
Aquiares 1
Boruca 2
Monteverde 2
Aquiares 3
Monteverde 3
Monteverde  1
Kura 3
Grano de Oro 1
Amor Arenal
Kura 2
Aquiares 2
Kura 1
Lagarta Lodge 1
Grano de Oro 3
Lagarta Lodge
Amor Arenal 1
Grano de Oro 2
Boruca 3
Lagarta Lodge 2
Amor  Arenal



  • Dominik

    • "Guten Tag Jennifer
      Wie wir bereirs Simone mitgeteilt haben, ist der Aufenthalt im Lapa Rios extrem bereichernd, dank der gut geplanten Bepflanzung und der unberührten Umgebung sehen wir sehr viele Tiere. Entgegen den Plänen vor dem Aufenthalt möchten wir zum Schluss nicht mehr Tiere in Gefangenschaft besuchen. Wir werden die paar Stunden vor dem Abflug noch einen Blick in die Stadt werfen.
      Dir und deinem Team danken wir ganz herzlich für die hervorragende Beratung und die permanente Unterstützung! Wir können Ara Tours nur weiter empfehlen.
      Beste Grüsse."
    • "Good day Jennifer
      As we have already told Simone, the stay at Lapa Rios is extremely enriching, thanks to the well planned planting and the untouched environment we see a lot of animals. Contrary to the plans before the stay, we do not want to visit more animals in captivity at the end. We will have a look at the few hours before we leave.
      We thank you and your team very much for the excellent advice and the permanent support! We can only recommend Ara Tours.
      Best regards."
    • "Buenos días Jennifer
      Como ya le hemos dicho a Simone, la estancia en Lapa Rios fue extremadamente enriquecedora, gracias a la gira bien planificad, y al entorno virgen, vimos muchos animales. Contrariamente a los planes antes de la estancia, no queremos visitar más animales en cautividad al final. Veremos más animales durante las pocas horas que nos quedan antes de irnos.
      Le agradecemos mucho a usted y a su equipo por los excelentes consejos y el apoyo permanente. Sólo podemos recomendar Ara Tours.
      Saludos cordiales."
  • LG Daniel, Jana und Theo

    • "Ein großes Dankeschön, Ihr habt unseren Urlaub gerettet!
      Wo fange ich/ wir an? Bereits in Deutschland hat die Kommunikation sehr gut funktioniert. Die Hilfe von Euch insbesondere durch Aline ist hier zu erwähnen. Diese war von der ersten WhatsApp Nachricht bis zur letzten fantastisch. Wir kennen Costa Rica bereits, daher wussten wir was wir wollen und was nicht. Trotzdem war AraTours für uns ein wichtiger Ansprechpartner. Gerade weil unser eigentlicher Reiseanbieter 36 Stunden vor Abflug unsere Reise gecancelt hatte, sind wir Aline sehr dankbar. Sie hat sofort alles für uns organisiert. Ob Hotel im schönen Punta Leona, ob die Touren in die Nationalparks, selbst der Shuttleservice mit dem großartigen Fahrer Guillerno Ortega muss hier erwähnt werden. Wir sind Dir, liebe Aline, aber auch dem gesamten AraTours Team sehr dankbar. Auch Ihr habt unsere knapp 3-wöchige Reise nach Costa Rica wieder unvergesslich werden lassen. Wir kommen gerne wieder und werden dann natürlich wieder über AraTours buchen."
    • "A big thank to you, you saved our vacation!
      Communication already worked very well in Germany. The help from you, especially through Aline, should be mentioned here. This was fantastic from the first WhatsApp message to the last. We already know Costa Rica, so we knew what we wanted and what not. Ara Tours was an important point of contact for us. We are very grateful to Aline precisely because our actual travel agent cancelled our trip 36 hours before departure. She immediately organized everything for us. Whether the hotel in beautiful Punta Leona, the tours to the national parks, even the shuttle service with the great driver Guillerno Ortega has to be mentioned here. We are very grateful to you, dear Aline, but also to the entire Ara Tours team. You too made our almost 3-week trip to Costa Rica unforgettable again. We would love to come back and of course we will book through Ara Tours again."
    • "Un gran agradecimiento, ¡nos han salvado las vacaciones!
      ¿Por dónde empiezo/empezamos? Ya desde Alemania la comunicación funcionó muy bien. Debo mencionar la gran ayuda de ustedes, especialmente a través de Aline. Esto fue fantástico desde el primer mensaje de WhatsApp hasta el último. Ya conocíamos Costa Rica, así que sabíamos lo que queríamos y lo que no. Sin embargo, ARA Tours fue un contacto importante para nosotros. Especialmente porque nuestro actual proveedor de viajes había cancelado nuestro viaje 36 horas antes de la salida, por eso estamos muy agradecidos con Aline porque inmediatamente organizó todo para nosotros. Desde el hotel en la hermosa Punta Leona, en las excursiones en los parques nacionales, incluso el servicio de transporte con el gran conductor Guillerno Ortega debe ser mencionado también. Te estamos muy agradecidos, querida Aline, pero también a todo el equipo de ARA Tours. También han hecho que nuestro viaje de 3 semanas a Costa Rica fuera inolvidable. Estaremos encantados de volver y, por supuesto, reservaremos de nuevo a través de ARA Tours."
  • Wolf Family

    • "Danke, es hat wirklich alles prima geklappt. Super Organisation und zu jeder Zeit schnelle Infos/Hilfe/Unterstützung von Euch!
      Es hat uns sehr gefallen. Der Abschluss in Quepos war krönend. Der Strand im Nationalpark Manuel Antonio gefiel uns sehr. Wir wären gerne länger geblieben, nehmen jedoch zahlreiche wunderschöne, unvergessliche Eindrücke mit Nachhause. PURA VIDA!
      Vielen Dank an Dich Aline! Wir empfehlen Euch gerne weiter."
    • "Thank you, everything really worked out great. Super organization and at any time quick info / help / support from you!
      We liked it very much. The conclusion in Quepos was crowning. We liked the beach in the National Park Manuel Antonio very much. We would have liked to stay longer, but we take home many wonderful, unforgettable impressions. PURA VIDA!
      Many thanks to you Aline! We will gladly recommend you to others."
    • "Gracias, todo ha salido muy bien. ¡Super organización y en todo momento tuvimos su ayuda y apoyo de usted, la información siempre fue rápida!
      Nos ha gustado mucho. La conclusión en Quepos fue la "cereza en el pastel". Nos gustó mucho la playa del Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. Nos hubiera gustado quedarnos más tiempo, pero nos llevamos a casa muchas impresiones hermosas e inolvidables. ¡PURA VIDA!
      ¡Muchas gracias a ti Aline! Los recomendaremos con gusto a otros".
  • Neumann

    • - Die Route war super geplant, erst am Strand Zeit zum Ankommen und dann erst ab Monteverde mit Ausflügen im Inland etc. und am Ende nochmal Strand – perfekt!
      - Betreuung von Ara Tours war SEHR gut!! Durch die Whatsapp erreichbarkeit war der Service prima, sehr schnelle Antworten / sehr flexibel, gute Vorschläge etc. Auch beim Arzt hat Ara Tours geholfen mit Übersetzungen per Telefon – das war wirklcih sehr, sehr gut!
      - Der Home Stay Tag war absolutes Highlight – sehr authentisch – so haben sie die Einheimischen RICHTIG kennengelernt, die Familie war super freundlich und sehr offen und haben über alles gesprochen. Überhaupt nicht touristisch wahrgenommen, Sie durften dort sich auch das Haus ansehen und Frau Neumann fand es für ihre Kinder auch eine tolle Erfahrung
    • - The route was super planned, first time to arrive at the beach and then from Monteverde with excursions inland etc. and at the end again beach - perfect!
      - Support from Ara Tours was VERY good!!! Through Whatsapp reachability the service was great, very quick answers / very flexible, good suggestions etc. Also with the doctor Ara Tours helped with translations by phone - that was very, very good!
      - The Home Stay day was absolute highlight - very authentic - so they got to know the locals REAL, the family was super friendly and very open and have talked about everything. Not at all touristy perceived, you were also allowed to look at the house there and Mrs. Neumann found it also a great experience for their children
    • - La ruta estaba super planificada, primero para llegando a la playa y luego hacia Monteverde, con excursiones por el interior, ect y al final otra ves a la playa, perfecto!
      - ¡¡¡El - ¡El apoyo de Ara Tours fue Muy bueno!!! A través de la accesibilidad del WhatsApp el servicio fue genial, respuestas muy rápidas / muy flexibles, buenas sugerencias etc.! ¡También con el médico de Ara Tours, nos ayudó con las traducciones por teléfono - eso fue muy bueno!
      - El día de la estancia en la casa de huéspedes fue absolutamente el punto culminante- muy auténtico- por lo que llegué a conocer a los lugareños REALMENTE, la familia era super amable y muy abiertos y han hablado de todo. No se percibe en absoluto una zona turística., también se nos permitió mirar la casa allí y la señora Neumann encontró también una gran experiencia para sus hijos
  • Marine & Bruno Serra

    • Hallo
      Wir wollten Ihnen persönlich für diese sehr schöne Reise danken, die Sie für uns organisiert haben und für die Nachbereitung, die Sie während des gesamten Aufenthalts gemacht haben. Ein großes Dankeschön auch an Jennifer d'Ara tours! Nochmals vielen Dank und eine gute Woche
    • Hello
      We would like to thank you personally for this beautiful trip that you organised for us and for the follow-up that you did throughout the stay. A big thank you also to Jennifer d'Ara tours! Thank you again and have a great week!
    • Hola
      Queríamos agradecerte personalmente este viaje tan bonito que nos has organizado y el seguimiento que has hecho durante toda la estancia. ¡Un gran agradecimiento también a Jennifer d'Ara tours! Gracias de nuevo y que tengan una buena semana
    • Bonjour
      Nous tenions à vous remercier personnellement pour ce très beau voyage que vous nous avez organisé ainsi que pour le suivi que vous avez effectué tout au long du séjour. Un grand merci également à Jennifer d Ara tours! Merci encore et bonne semaine

    • Deine (fast) täglichen Updates aus Costa Rica zum Thema Covid und damit verbundene Problemstellungen haben wir sehr geschätzt. Das war ein Highlight im Vergleich zu anderen Incoming Agents weltweit! Wir bedanken uns für euren Effort und wünschen euch, dass ihr die kommende Zeit gut bewältigt und gesund bleibt.
    • We really appreciated your (almost) daily updates from Costa Rica on Covid and related issues. That was a highlight compared to other incoming agents worldwide! We thank you for your effort and wish you that you manage the coming time well and stay healthy.
    • Tus actualizaciones (casi) diarias desde Costa Rica sobre Covid y temas relacionados fueron muy apreciadas. ¡Eso fue un punto culminante en comparación con otros agentes entrantes en todo el mundo! Le agradecemos su esfuerzo y le deseamos que lleve bien el tiempo que viene y que se mantenga sano.

    • Unser großes Kompliment dafür, dass Sie uns jeden Tag über die Entwicklungen auf dem Laufenden halten. Wir wünschen Ihnen alles Gute und behalten Sie sich und Ihre Familien in dieser beispiellosen Zeit in guter Gesundheit und Stimmung!
    • Our great compliments for keeping us informed every day on the developments. We wish you all the best and keep yourself and families in good health and mood during this unprecedented period!
    • Nuestra gran felicitación por mantenernos informados cada día sobre los acontecimientos. Le deseamos todo lo mejor y que se mantenga a sí mismo y a su familia con buena salud y ánimo durante este periodo sin precedentes.

    • Ihr seid wirklich super! Es ist beeindruckend, wie Ihr die Krise mit Eurem super Informationsfluss und der tollen Rückabwicklung meistert. Hut ab!
    • You are really super! It is impressive how you manage the crisis with your super flow of information and the great reversal. Hats off!
    • ¡Eres realmente super! Es impresionante cómo gestionas la crisis con tu súper flujo de información y la gran inversión. Me quito el sombrero.

    • Guten Tag, wir waren ab dem 27.11. auf einer Rundreise in Costa Rica, welche über BigXtra gebucht und von ihnen organisiert wurde. Wir möchten uns auf diesem Wege sehr herzlich bedanken. Die Rundfahrt war einfach der Hammer !! Die Betreuung durch Carlos war eifach nur Spitze. Wir haben schon viele Reisen gemacht, aber diese ist Dank Carlos zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis geworden. Carlos spicht sehr gut deutsch und konnte und sehr einfühlsam Costa Rica, die unvergleichliche Natur und die tollen, freundlichen Einwohner nahe bringen. Pura Vida wurde für uns ein Begriff für das Lebensgefühl in Costa Rica. Bitte grüßen sie Carlos von uns und nochmals eine riesiges Dankeschön an ihn im Namen der ganzen 8-köpfigen Gruppe. Wir wünschen ihm nur das Beste für seine Zukunft.
    • Hello, we were on a round trip in Costa Rica from 27.11., which was booked through BigXtra and organised by them. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much. The tour was simply amazing! The support by Carlos was just great. We have done many trips before, but this one was an unforgettable experience thanks to Carlos. Carlos speaks very good German and was able to sensitively introduce us to Costa Rica, its incomparable nature and its great, friendly inhabitants. Pura Vida became for us a term for the attitude towards life in Costa Rica. Please say hello to Carlos from us and once again a huge thank you to him in the name of the whole group of 8. We wish him only the best for his future.
    • Hola, estuvimos desde el 27.11. en un viaje de ida y vuelta en Costa Rica, que fue reservado a través de BigXtra y organizado por ellos. Nos gustaría darles las gracias. ¡El viaje de ida y vuelta fue simplemente impresionante! El apoyo de Carlos fue simplemente genial. Ya hemos hecho muchos viajes, pero este se ha convertido en una experiencia inolvidable gracias a Carlos. Carlos habla muy bien alemán y fue capaz de introducirnos con sensibilidad en Costa Rica, la incomparable naturaleza y los grandes y amables habitantes. Pura Vida se convirtió para nosotros en un término para la actitud hacia la vida en Costa Rica. Por favor, saluda a Carlos de nuestra parte y una vez más un enorme agradecimiento a él en nombre de todo el grupo de los 8. Le deseamos lo mejor para su futuro.

    • Wir haben gerade eine 4-wöchige Reise in Costa Rica gemacht, die von ARA Tours organisiert wurde und es hat uns sehr gut gefallen - gut gemacht Ara Tours! Wir hatten auch einen Reiseleiter - sein Name ist Enrique. Sein Deutsch ist wirklich gut und er weiß viel über Costa Rica und er hat uns viele Tiere gezeigt. Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit mit ihm - vielen Dank Enrique!
    • Wie just did a 4 week trip in Costa Rica which was organised from ARA tours and we really liked it - well done Ara Tours! We also had a guide - his name is Enrique. His German is really good and he knows a lot about Costa Rica and he showed us a lot of animals. We had a wonderful time with hime - thank you so much Enrique!
    • Acabamos de hacer un viaje de 4 semanas en Costa Rica organizado por ARA Tours y nos ha gustado mucho. También tuvimos un guía - su nombre es Enrique. Su alemán es muy bueno y sabe mucho sobre Costa Rica y nos mostró muchos animales. Lo pasamos muy bien con él - ¡muchas gracias Enrique!

    • perfekte tour perfekter reiseleiter pablo, alles sehr gut organisiert 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇷🇨🇷 waren begeistert
    • perfect tour perfect tour guide pablo, everything very well organised 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇨🇷 were thrilled
    • tour perfecto, perfecto guía turístico pablo, todo muy bien organizado 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇨🇷 quedaron encantados

    • Herzlichen Dank und großes Lob an unseren Reiseleiter Mauricio und unseren Busfahrer Adrian! Wir haben uns in den 2 Wochen Costa Rica sehr wohl gefühlt. Sehr bewundernswert waren vor allem das breitgefächerte Wissen von Mauricio und die super Fahrkünste von Adrian. Dank der Adleraugen der Beiden, hatten wir die Möglichkeit eine Vielzahl der Tiere in Costa Rica zu beobachten. Danke für Alles!
    • Many thanks and great praise to our tour guide Mauricio and our bus driver Adrian! We felt very comfortable during the 2 weeks in Costa Rica. The wide-ranging knowledge of Mauricio and the super driving skills of Adrian were particularly admirable. Thanks to the eagle eyes of both of them, we had the opportunity to observe a variety of animals in Costa Rica. Thank you for everything!
    • ¡Muchas gracias y grandes elogios a nuestro guía turístico Mauricio y a nuestro conductor de autobús Adrián! Nos sentimos muy cómodos durante las 2 semanas en Costa Rica. Fueron muy admirables sobre todo los amplios conocimientos de Mauricio y las súper habilidades de conducción de Adrián. Gracias a los ojos de águila de ambos, tuvimos la oportunidad de observar una gran variedad de animales en Costa Rica. Gracias por todo.

    • ARA Tours kann ich nur weiterempfehlen. Danke nochmal an Nicole für die tolle Ausarbeitung der Tour und die Betreuung. Auch unser Tourguide Peter Käser war einfach unglaublich (wandelndes Lexikon) auf alle Fragen rund um Flora und Fauna sowie über die Geschichte von CR hatte er immer eine Antwort. Unser Fahrer Julio hat meinen Vater auf Händen getragen wofür ich ihm sehr dankbar bin Auch für Rollifahrer ist CR jederzeit eine Reise wert ( natürlich mit ARA Tours ) Tausend Dank an das ganze Team
    • I can only recommend ARA Tours. Thanks again to Nicole for the great planning of the tour and the support. Our tour guide Peter Käser was simply incredible (a walking encyclopaedia) and always had an answer to all my questions about the flora and fauna and the history of CR. Our driver Julio carried my father on his hands, for which I am very grateful. CR is also worth a trip for wheelchair users at any time (with ARA Tours, of course).
    • Sólo puedo recomendar ARA Tours. Gracias de nuevo a Nicole por la gran preparación de la gira y el apoyo. También nuestro guía turístico Peter Käser era simplemente increíble (enciclopedia andante) en todas las preguntas sobre la flora y la fauna, así como sobre la historia de CR siempre tenía una respuesta. Nuestro conductor Julio ha llevado a mi padre de la mano por lo que le estoy muy agradecido También para los usuarios de sillas de ruedas CR siempre vale la pena un viaje (por supuesto con ARA Tours) Mil gracias a todo el equipo

    • ,,Wir bedanken uns hiermit noch einmal für die Organisation der Reise [...] durch das wunderschöne Land Costa Rica. Unser besonderer Dank gilt unserem Reiseleiter Enrique, der uns mit seiner umfassenden Kenntnis von Flora und Fauna über sein Land dieses sehr nahe gebracht hat und den Wunsch geweckt hat, sogar ein zweites Mal zu kommen. Wir waren sehr froh und glücklich, mit ihm zu reisen, da er sich auch neben seiner kompetenten Funktion als Reiseleiter sehr für unsere Probleme vor Ort eingesetzt hat."
    • We would like to thank you once again for organizing our trip [...] through the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Our special thanks go to our tour guide Enrique, who with his extensive knowledge of flora and fauna about his country brought it very close to us and made us want to come even a second time. We were very glad and happy to travel with him, as he was also very committed to our problems on site, in addition to his competent function as a tour guide."
    • Nos gustaría agradecerles una vez más la organización de nuestro viaje [...] por el hermoso país de Costa Rica. Nuestro especial agradecimiento a nuestro guía turístico Enrique, que con sus amplios conocimientos de la flora y la fauna de su país nos acercó mucho a él y nos hizo querer venir incluso una segunda vez. Estuvimos muy contentos y felices de viajar con él, ya que también se implicó mucho en nuestros problemas locales, además de su competente función de guía turístico."

    • Danke Euch von Herzen für Euren sensationellen Einsatz! Ich kenne keine so kompetente Reiseleitung wie bei Euch echt von nirgendwo sonst... und wir sind schon viel gereist... 🙏🏻🍀
    • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sensational effort! I do not know such a competent tour guide as with you really from nowhere else... and we have already traveled a lot... 🙏🏻🍀
    • Gracias de todo corazón por su sensacional esfuerzo. No conozco un guía turístico tan competente como con usted realmente de ningún otro lugar... y ya hemos viajado mucho.... 🙏🏻🍀
  • Katja Stadelmann

    • ich wollte mich bei euch nochmals für die tolle Costa Rica Reise bedanken. Wir sind ganz glücklich und mit vielen tollen Eindrücken nach Hause zurückgeflogen. Ein Kompliment für die super Organisation. Es hat alles perfekt geklappt (bis auf die Übergabe des Mietwagens, was aber höhere Gewalt war...). Euch also nochmals vielen Dank und ich habe euch auch schon an Freunde weiterempfohlen:-)!
    • I wanted to thank you again for the great Costa Rica trip. We flew back home very happy and with many great impressions. A compliment for the super organisation. Everything worked out perfectly (except for the handover of the rental car, which was force majeure...). So thank you again and I have already recommended you to friends:-)!
    • Quería daros las gracias de nuevo por el estupendo viaje a Costa Rica. Estamos muy contentos y volvimos a casa con muy buenas impresiones. Un elogio para la súper organización. Todo funcionó a la perfección (excepto la entrega del coche de alquiler, que fue de fuerza mayor...). ¡Así que gracias de nuevo y ya os he recomendado a mis amigos:-)!
  • Conny Koch

    • Du und dein Team habt den Gästen eine tolle Reise und traumhafte Tage in eurem schönen Land organisiert und dafür danke ich dir/euch ganz herzlich!
    • You and your team have organized a great trip and wonderful days for the guests in your beautiful country and I thank you very much for that!
    • Usted y su equipo han organizado un gran viaje y unos días maravillosos en su hermoso país, ¡y se lo agradezco mucho!
  • Dénise Steiger

    • Vielen Dank für Ihre E-Mail und die Tickets. Wir wissen es wirklich sehr zu schätzen, wie schnell und effizient Sie sich um unsere Anfragen jeweils kümmern!
    • Thank you very much for your email and the tickets. We really appreciate how quickly and efficiently you deal with our requests each time!
    • Muchas gracias por su correo electrónico y sus entradas. Apreciamos mucho la rapidez y eficacia con la que atendieron nuestras peticiones cada vez.
  • Philippe

    • Hallo Christine Besten Dank für diese Infos. Der Support ist super👍 vielen dank Gruss
    • Hello Christine Thank you very much for this information. The support is super👍 many thanks Gruss
    • Hola Christine Muchas gracias por esta información. El apoyo es super👍 muchas gracias Gruss
  • Marianne & Stefan Gräub

    • Ansonsten war die geplante Reise ein voller Erfolg. Alles hat bestens geklappt und die von euch organisierten. Besuche waren alle sehr interessant und gaben uns einen tollen Einblick in die jeweiligen Themen. Dass die Ticos sehr freundlich und jederzeit hilfsbereit sind, hat sich voll bestätigt.
    • Otherwise, the planned trip was a complete success. Everything went well and the visits you organised were all very interesting. The visits you organised were all very interesting and gave us a great insight into the respective topics. The fact that the Ticos are very friendly and always ready to help was fully confirmed.
    • Por lo demás, el viaje previsto fue todo un éxito. Todo funcionó muy bien y las visitas organizadas por ustedes. Las visitas fueron todas muy interesantes y nos dieron una gran visión de los respectivos temas. El hecho de que los ticos son muy amables y serviciales en todo momento se confirmó plenamente.

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