First off i’d like to say that this tour has hanged my life forever. I’m just going to go over everything we did in minor detail. So first flew into a small airport in liberia. After we got there we toured the town and went to an authentic super market which had fresh juice and costa rican snacks. Then we drove to the hotel which was about an hour drive through mountainous views and we saw a gorgeous sunset. We made it to the hotel and had an amazing dinner of fresh fruit, talapia(fish), chicken, rice, and black beans.The next day we learned how to cook some snacks, tasted costa rican coffee, zip lines and went to hot springs. The hot springs were very relaxing after an adrenaline filled day. The next day we went on a long hike and saw boiling geysers and mud pits that surrounded a volcano. Later that day we went snorkeling and saw pufferfish and even a turtle! I even got to touch the pufferfish. The day after that we went to a chocolate tour were the chocolate tour guide, el chapo guapo, went into detail on how to make chocolate and showed us a hilarious dance to do while making the chocolate. After that we tried the chocolate with different things ranging from marshmallows to chili powder. After the chocolate tour we went to the waterfall which was absolutely gorgeous. It was so much fun to climb through the river with my friends and just look at the waterfall while sitting on the rocks. The next day we went on a boat tour were we saw sloths,birds, lizards, and monkeys. After the boat tour we went to a school which was fascinating to watch the kids dance and follow their passion. Then we had the night tour were we saw tons of animals. The next day we went to a giant souvenir shop and an oxcart factory and coffee plantation where we got to buy coffee . The next day we flew back. The night before the flight I went night swimming with all my friends. I cried on the last day because I was so sad to leave. I strongly recommend this tour.
slothperson333 / Student traveler Pa / Posted on July 09, 2018
Good trip for active minded students
Overall I thought this trip was good.
The highlights were certainly the outdoor activities. The zip lining and white water rafting trips were phenomenal. The overnight accommodations were not as impressive. Only 1 out of the 3 places we stayed I thought was nice.
akaka / Adult traveler Rogers, Arkansas / Posted on July 03, 2018
Everything we hoped for and more!
Our tour was fantastic. It was educational, fun and well-planned. EF Tours did a great job balancing multiple interests and needs. The trip truly exceeded my expectations.
MsC3 / Adult traveler Chicago, IL / Posted on July 02, 2018
A beautiful country with wonderful people. The tour was very well planned and run. All details seemed covered, the trip couldn't have been smoother. Our students had a wonderful time.
Forester / Adult traveler Downers Grove, IL / Posted on June 30, 2018
Best experience ever!!!!!
Travelerjake / Student traveler Arkansas / Posted on June 30, 2018
Loved the trip. Only down side was that they team us up with a group that all the kids were just going to the 7 grade teachers nor the perents of that group had control of them. Groups should be match by age groups. The trip was cool but I would of done it backwards start in San Jose and end in guancasta. Also need to change the venue for arenal understaff they seem like they were never prepared to revive us and out of the hole trip that was the only place we’re people complained about the food at the Eco arenal hotel. Guanacaste was amazing lots to do and view. Love all the outings and hikes as well as the snorkeling and zip lining.
Chacalxpr / Adult traveler New castle, PA / Posted on June 29, 2018
Would recommend this tour group! My daughter had a great time on her Spanish trip to Costa Rica!
Beki / Parent Saegertown, Pa / Posted on June 27, 2018
Trip of a lifetime!
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Costa Rica. Our guide and driver were knowledgeable and attentive to the needs of our group. The tours and accommodations surpassed my expectations. The food was especially wonderful in flavor and variety. I would definitely sign up for another tour. The entire experience was beyond any traveling I'd done previously. The detail and breadth of activities make me feel as if I have learned a great deal about Costa Rica and it's culture.
Reckless / Adult traveler Durham, NC / Posted on June 20, 2018
This was a most amazing experience! The tour was well planned and included many opportunities. Well worth the expense!
smom618 / Student traveler Elizabethton, TN / Posted on June 14, 2018
This trip was amazing!! Our tour guide was excellent and everyone in our group had a great time because of all of the attention to details that EF and the tour guide did. Thank you so much!! :)
JeniferS / Adult traveler Bellevue, NE / Posted on June 14, 2018