10 Day Costa Rica Fly & Drive with Manuel Antonio

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

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Studio Hotel San Jose
Tryp Sabana Hotel by Wyndham San Jose
Lomas del Volcán Hotel Arenal
El Establo Hotel Monteverde
Shana Hotel & Spa Manuel Antonio

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Car Rental Fees of up to $200.


Additional Information:
Drivers must be between 21 and 74 years old to rent a vehicle. A valid drivers license issued a minimum of 24 months prior to rental is required.

The lead passenger will be the listed as the driver of the vehicle. Additional drivers may be added for an additional cost at the time of vehicle pickup.

Please plan your departure flight out of San Jose on Day 10 for no earlier than 8:00 am to allow time to drop off your rental car in the morning.

A GPS system for your vehicle is highly recommended. Reserve in advance for an additional cost of $9 per day. Reservations may be made via Vacation Builder.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows for flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Drive times between the cities can vary between 1 - 4 hours in length and are dependent upon local conditions. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the hotel/plan you select meets your desired criteria. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Sydney-San Jose, San Jose-Sydney
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
    • 2 nights San Jose
    • 2 nights Arenal
    • 2 nights Monteverde
    • 3 nights Manuel Antonio
  • 10 day car rental: SUV Mini (Suzuki Jimny or similar). Upgrade to other categories available
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Breakfast daily

Vehicle Options

  • SUV Mini Manual - Suzuki Jimny or similar

    • 1-2 Passengers
    • 3 Large Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission
    • 4 Wheel Drive

  • SUV Compact Manual - Daihatsu BeGo or similar

    • 1-4 Passengers
    • 3 Large Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission
    • 4 Wheel Drive

  • SUV Intermediate Automatic - Hyundai Tucson or similar

    • 1-5 Passengers
    • 4 Large Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission
    • 4 Wheel Drive

  • SUV Standard Automatic - Mitsubishi Nativa or similar

    • 1-5 Passengers
    • 5 Large Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission
    • 4 Wheel Drive

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows for flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Drive times between the cities can vary between 1 - 4 hours in length and are dependent upon local conditions. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the hotel/plan you select meets your desired criteria. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Costa Rica
Arrive in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, which is surrounded by lush green mountains and valleys. After clearing customs, a representative will direct you to the car rental center. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2, Wednesday - Drive to Arenal
Today, depart San Jose driving north. Stop for a photo opportunity in the charming village of Zarcero where you can see the Parque Francisco Alvarado and the Iglesia de San Rafael. The park sits in front of the pink and blue Church at the town center, which is noted for its topiary garden and shrubs that have been trimmed into the shapes of various animals. Continue to the Arenal area, famous for its volcano, lake and hot springs. You may choose to visit one of the many hot springs facilities that offer visitors an ideal way to relax. Stay for dinner as well, as many of these facilities offer several restaurants
Drive Time: 3-4 hours*
Distance: 80 miles*
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Thursday - Full Day in Arenal
Spend a full day at leisure in Arenal in the midst of an unspoiled setting. You may choose to spend half the day hiking to Arenal National Park, relaxing at one of the natural hot springs throughout the area, or spend the morning or afternoon enjoying a horseback ride through both pastures and rainforest to La Fortuna Waterfall. For extraordinary views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal, the Sky Tram gondolas soar smoothly through the rainforest to an observation deck. You can ride the tram down the same route that you ascended or take a fast-paced Sky Trek zip line tour to the bottom
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Drive to Monteverde
Depart for Monteverde Cloud Forest area. The road system in Costa Rica has improved over recent years, but be aware that those in and out of Monteverde can be bumpy and unpaved. Visit the charming small town of St. Elena, founded by Quaker settlers in the fifties and filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops. Then, explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which is dedicated to the conservation of many species of flora and fauna, and has over 8 miles of trails available to explore on your own or with a guide. Set atop the spine of Costa Rica's continental divide, Monteverde is a world above the coastal towns that dot the country's famous shoreline. You can explore the internationally recognized environment along trails, trams, canopy tours or inside museums
Drive Time: 3-4 hours*
Distance: 70 miles*
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in Monteverde
Enjoy a full day to explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest on your own. Boasting 120 reptile and amphibian species, 130 mammal species, and 500 bird species, the Reserve represents an outstanding example of biodiversity. You may choose couple optional tours. Visit the Selvatura Adventure Park, where you can experience a canopy or treetop walkway tour. The canopy (zip line) tour allows participants to feel truly immersed within the forested environment. There are 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms that stretch over 2 miles – the longest cable length of any canopy tour in Costa Rica. The Treetop Walkway guides visitors both through and above the rainforest with a birds-eye view of the rainforest canopy on a series of suspension bridges connected by trails. Alternatively, you may choose to trot out into the trails around Monteverde on horseback or learn about coffee production and Costa Rican folklore at the Don Juan coffee plantation
Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)
Optional: Selvatura Canopy & Hanging Bridges Tour (AM)
Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges Tour (AM)
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday - Drive to Manuel Antonio
Today, drive to Manuel Antonio, one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica due to its beautiful beaches, rich wildlife, and endless list of activities. Use the balance of the day to enjoy the exotic national park and beaches. Or, take a boat trip through the complex and beautiful estuaries and mangroves surrounding Damas Island. For something different, visit the local sustainable organic Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation which grows a variety of spices and essential oil plants, including vanilla, cocoa, pepper and cinnamon
Drive Time: 4-5 hours*
Distance: 120 miles*
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Full Day in Manuel Antonio
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Manuel Antonio to take advantage of your surroundings. You could take an adventurous whitewater rafting trip down the Savegre River where you will experience class II and III rapids and an abundant variety of wildlife. Stop at locally known swimming spots and breathtaking waterfalls along the way. Or, take a trip to Jaco to visit Jaco Beach, which is the most visited vacation destination in all of Costa Rica and is only about an hour away from Manuel Antonio. Perhaps in the morning join the optional Manuel Antonio Catamaran Adventure. Enjoy the beauty of the Costa Rican coast as you sail in a catamaran around the Manuel Antonio National Park for a picturesque view of wildlife and vegetation. Drop anchor at Biesanz beach where you will have the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy encounter sightings of colorful tropical fish. A light lunch and drinks are included
Optional: Manuel Antonio Catamaran Adventure (AM)
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday - Full Day in Manuel Antonio
Spend a full day at leisure in Manuel Antonio. You may choose to enjoy a zip-lining canopy tour or horseback riding tour which are both available in the area. Or, explore Manuel Antonio National Park with its abundant wildlife. Common activities in the park include hiking, wildlife watching, fishing, and swimming at the beautiful beaches. As an alternative, take a naturalist tour on a catamaran with amazing views of the National Park and marine life, a snorkeling adventure, and a breathtaking sunset over the Pacific Ocean. In the afternoon join the optional Manuel Antonio National Park tour. Enjoy this tropical paradise with a hike, where you will have the opportunity to witness the abundance of the biodiversity the park has to offer. Midway through the hike spend 20 minutes at leisure on one of the beaches located within the national park
Optional: Manuel Antonio National Park Tour (PM)
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Wednesday - Drive back to San Jose
Drive back to San Jose. Consider a stop at Poas Volcano National Park, one of the most visited sites in Costa Rica, which features short easy trails for hiking. A short trip from San Jose, the Poas Volcano contains one of the world's largest volcanic lakes, Lake Botos, which fills an inactive crater and is surrounded by a cloud forest. Or, head to Costa Rica's highest active volcano, Irazu, and on the way back visit the colonial Orosi Valley which is famous for having the oldest church in Costa Rica. If you are not interested in visiting volcanoes, there is plenty to do in San Jose. Visit one of the museums or head to Mercado Central, a very old and unique bustling food market
Drive Time: 3-4 hours*
Distance: 110 miles*
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Thursday - Depart Costa Rica
Return your vehicle at the car rental facility at the San Jose International Airport prior to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Selvatura Canopy Tour 10:30 AM

Join this exciting tour to see the rainforest in a whole new way. Cross through the unique Cloud Forest's canopy while suspended from a high weight capacity zipline cable, maneuvering between the 15 platforms and 12 cables that span over 2 miles in length, making this extreme adventure one of the longest Zipline tours in the country.

It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity as you will be walking some distance through the forest between the Zipline cables. For some, this activity may be considered very strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.

Pick-up time will be between 10:00 and 10:30 am from the front desk of the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2.5-3 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 AUD$66.00
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Selvatura Canopy & Hanging Bridges Tour 10:30 AM

Enjoy a walk among the treetops on this 1.9 mile trail, which boasts 8 different bridges at heights ranging from 36 to 180 feet. The Selvatura Hanging Bridges are the longest and the strongest bridge system in the country. The hanging bridges give you the unique opportunity to see plants and animals not visible from the ground. Then, join an exciting tour through the canopy of the rainforest on a zipline adventure. With 15 platforms and 12 cables that span over 2 miles in length, this extreme adventure is one of the longest Zipline tours in the country.

It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity as you will be walking some distance through the forest between the Zipline cables. For some, this activity may be considered very strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.

Pick-up time will be between 10:00 and 10:30 am from the front desk of the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4-5 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 AUD$90.00
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Selvatura Hanging Bridges Tour 10:30 AM

Enjoy a walk among the treetops on this 1.9 mile trail, which boasts 8 different bridges at heights ranging from 36 to 180 feet. The Selvatura Hanging Bridges are the longest and the strongest bridge system in the country. The hanging bridges give you the unique opportunity to see plants and animals not visible from the ground.

It is recommended that you wear hiking boots for this activity. For some, this activity may be considered strenuous and people with difficulty breathing, heart or other medical conditions, should consider not to choose this optional tour.

Pick-up time will be between 10:00 and 10:30 am from the front desk of the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 AUD$41.00
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Manuel Antonio Catamaran Adventure 9:00 AM

This morning, transfer to the Quepos dock where you will board your catamaran. Enjoy the beauty of the Costa Rican coast as you sail around the back of Manuel Antonio National Park for a picturesque view of wildlife and vegetation. You will pass by panoramas adorned with islands, cliffs and rock formations. Drop anchor at Biesanz beach where you will have the opportunity to snorkel and enjoy sightings of colorful tropical fish in their natural habitat. A light lunch and drinks are included.

Suggested items to bring: Sandals, sunblock, towel & swimsuit.

Pick-up will be between 8:00 am and 8:30 am from the front desk of the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 AUD$112.00
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Manuel Antonio National Park Tour 1:00 PM

Today, enjoy a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica's most visited conservation areas. Your guide will take you through this tropical paradise where you will have the opportunity to witness the abundance of the biodiversity the park has to offer, including monkeys, lizards, birds, sloths, and other animals on your tour. Midway through the hike enjoy 20 minutes at leisure on one of the beaches located within the national park

Please note the trail you will take is flat and approximately 2 miles long.

Pick-up will be between 12:15 pm and 12:45 pm from the front desk of the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 AUD$79.00
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Peter F. Plympton Park, South Australia
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, April 2019
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It was a beautiful experience. Mr. Edgardo, our tour guide had been an unending source of a profound information about the nature, it's creatures, his country history, culture and economy, Edgardo's passion for the nature and life in its entirety was contagious! We have seen a lot, learned a lot and under his guidance the entire group had grown into a happy family. In addition to his people skills, this gentleman is greatly organized and constantly multitasking. We can't imagine any better conduct, management and manners of a leader in his position! Thank you Edgardo, thank you Gate 1!

Zdenka and Peter G. San Diego, CA
9 Day Classic Costa Rica with Guanacaste, March 2019
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We have just returned from the 9-Day Classic Costa Rica trip. Our tour guide, Ricardo, was absolutely superb. I especially appreciated his extensive knowledge of the area and how well-organized the pace of the tour was. It definitely made our trip a fun and memorable experience. Special thanks goes to Jose, our bus driver. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenic vistas and local, natural wildlife as we drove across the country--from the numerous kinds of birds seen from Selvatura Hanging Bridge in the rainforest, to the relaxing Eco Termales Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano, to the beautiful sunset at Tamarinda Divia Beach. This has been one of the best tours we've had with Gate 1 Travel thus far, and we are already looking forward to the next one!

Wung K. Olney, MD
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, February 2019
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We had a wonderful time! Rafael was a wealth of knowledge of the history of Costa Rica, all the wildlife that we saw, and his organizational skills were outstanding throughout the tour. The accommodations were amazing and we were so impressed with how clean all of the areas were and how friendly all the staff of the hotels were. More importantly all of the staff of Gate 1 were very kind and helpful. The bus driver Mauricio was outstanding driving that huge bus through those mountain roads, making sure the bus was spotless, and being helpful and friendly. We will definitely use Gate 1 Travel for other upcoming trips.

Michael C. Lakeland, FL
9 Day Classic Costa Rica with Guanacaste, February 2019
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We had a fantastic trip! Luis the guide was great, he kept the group organized, and ensured everyone's needs were met. He had so much knowledge about the country and animals and brought us to some interesting places. I would highly recommend this to my friends and family.

Carolyn J. Ontario, Canada
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2019
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We all had a great time. Our tour guide, Manfred, was great. All our needs were anticipated. I loved all the things that we did in nature. I loved learning about the country and culture of Costa Rica. I have already recommended this trip to others. The places that we stayed were beautiful and the food was so good. I was able to eat and drink everything, and not have any problems. What a terrific vacation!

Janis R. Madison, WI
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, January 2019
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Our trip was fantastic! I can’t believe how much we saw and did in just 7 days. The itinerary and our tour guide was wonderful.

Marty Z. Street, MD
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, January 2019
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The trip was wonderful! Costa Rica is a beautiful country! Our tour guide, Gilbert, did an amazing job, and our bus driver, José, was great driving on those narrow roads... we always felt safe. The hotels were stunning, and the tour itself went at a good pace and was well organized. We never felt rushed.

Danielle I. Emeryville, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, December 2018
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It was terrific and we can't say enough good things about our guide Geovani and our driver Louis. Geo was knowledgeable on so many levels. Louis navigated us through some crazy but fun roads. It's amazing to be in such diverse environments in a small country. We highly recommend this trip, it has it all. From monkeys to volcanoes to hot springs and beautiful lodging. The cloud forest is another world. Very friendly people. Grab your family and go!

Barbara M. Greensboro, NC
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, November 2018
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We had a great time! Hotels & Excursions were great. Edguardo was extremely informative and interesting. Our bus driver Jose was also remarkable. We always felt safe. We truly enjoyed this trip ...

Marlys F. Colorado Spgs, CO
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, October 2018
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This trip was wonderful. Nice accommodations, good meals, great tour manager and an excellent bus driver made our stay in Costa Rica a memorable one. Looking forward to our next trip to Thailand next month also with Gate 1.

Elicia A. Hialeah, FL
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, June 2018
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Our tour manager Gilbert really made the trip. He was knowledgeable and we learned so much about he Costa Rican culture that we would not have had we been on our own. Plus he couldn’t have been more welcoming and excited to spend the 10 days with us which was awesome. Fantastic. We enjoyed every day!

Joshua B. Concord, NC
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, June 2018
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Amazing! The tours were animal filled and the hotels were beautiful and relaxing. Giovanni, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, humorous and very good at keeping 37 people on time. He had a wealth of both biological and cultural information that made the longer bus rides bearable. The food was beyond amazing! Thank you for another perfect trip! Already thinking about where I will go next with Gate 1.

Michele N. Huntingtn Beach, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, June 2018
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Hi! We had an AMAZING TRIP! ... Larry our tour guide was Fantastic and made our trip that much better! The hotels we stayed at were BEAUTIFUL and were more then we could have hoped for! We cant wait for the day until we can return to the BEAUTIFUL COSTA RICA!!! We look forward to joining Gate 1 on another tour, and maybe to a different destination! I hope one day I can show my 5 kids all the beauty there is to offer in Costa Rica! Thank you for making our trip the best possible .... Pura Vida!!

Cami B. San Tan Valley, AZ
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, May 2018
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My trip was wonderful! It was my first trip with Gate1, and it was also my first ever solo trip and I must say that I could not have been more happy with my experience. Our tour manager was great, our driver was top notch and the people I met on the trip were the cherry in top. Thank you for your help with my reservation I will definitely travel with Gate1 again.

Lilian C. Paramount, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , May 2018
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It was excellent...The guide, Edgardo, was fantastic and really displayed a love for what he did. The hotels were all nice and the group was well organized and ran smoothly. I look forward to traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Benjamin C. Tolland, CT
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica, April 2018
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Our trip to Costa Rica exceeded my expectations. From the country itself to the level of service from Gate 1 and of course our phenomenal tour guide Luis Miguel Cruz Comparaz, I couldn't have dreamed of a better vacation. Thank you for another wonderful vacation!

Pam N. Herndon, VA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, April 2018
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The trip was great! The tour leader Manfred was informed, organized and kind, just terrific! Also, the driver Marvin was careful, pleasant, worked so hard to keep the bus clean in rainy muddy weather, and always a SAFE driver, just super! I’m looking forward to making another trip with Gate 1 soon.

Elizabeth D. Georgetown, TX
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, April 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! Ricardo Bolanos, our tour guide was wonderful!! Very personable, knowledgeable, organized, and just a great guy. Gate 1 has a real asset in Ricardo. Also, Jose , our bus driver was unbelievably good! He navigated the narrow mountain roads with numerous, narrow, one lane bridges exceptionally well. He definitely earned his money! Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.

Richard C. GARLAND, TX
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, April 2018
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Trip to Costa Rica was very good. It was my first visit to Costa Rica and Gate1 did great job to show interesting places in short time. Food and accomodations were perfect, clean and in good location. Local guide Rafael and driver were excellent.

Agnieszka K. Calgary, AB, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, April 2018
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It was AMAZING! The tour guide was awesome. The sites and tours made the trip so much fun. We learned a lot. The food was really good everywhere. We would totally do the trip to Costa Rica over again through Gate1.

Danae D. Pottstown, PA
13 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero & Manuel Antonio, March 2018
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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica. It was everything we hoped it would be. Our tour manager, Giovanni Madraigal, was fantastic. He was very professional and knowledgeable and took great care of us to make sure everything went smoothly. I'd give this tour 5 stars.

Cheryl L. Cottonwd Hts, UT
9 Day Classic Costa Rica with Guanacaste, March 2018
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My trip was beyond amazing! One of the best vacations I have ever been on. Our tour agent Zarah was incredible!!!! I was so impressed by her, and her knowledge of the country. My husband and I, 100% will be using gate1 again! I have zero complaints.

Scott K. Plainville, CT
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero, March 2018
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My trip was wonderful. My tour guide Zarah was great and took good care of me. Everything went smoothly and I was able to see everything I wanted to see. The accomadations were very nice. Aninga Lodge in Tortuguero was perfect. I loved the cute cabins.

Jane S. Carnegie, PA
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, March 2018
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It was excellent, Caitlin. Exceeded my expectations. Jose, guide, and Luis, driver, were both first class. Experienced, professional, organized and very pleasant and knowledgeable. Hotels, food and excursions very good.

Andrew D. Calgary, AB, CA
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, March 2018
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It was a fabulous! The guide was charming, informative and very helpful, all while being extremely professional. So glad I was able to make the last spot on that tour!

Beatrice L. Pasadena, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2018
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We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. Ricardo was an excellent guide. We can't say enough nice things about his expertise and professionalism. I have already recommended this trip to friends and family.

May C. Bethesda, MD
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2018
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Hi Nastassia, The trip to Costa Rica was amazing! We had a wonderful time. We really enjoyed all the tours and activities. Our guide, Gilbert, was awesome. The accommodations were excellent. We had so much fun traveling with this group of people. All the transfers went off without any problems. Thanks for planning and implementing a headache-free trip!

Karen D. Raleigh, NC
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2018
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It was wonderful! Our guide 'Rafael' and Driver 'Jose' were exceptional. Costa Rica was beautiful, but both of them made it even better. Rafael is intelligent, helpful and friendly. Jose was polite and could drive through almost any conditions. Rafael helped us to really 'see' what is special about Costa Rica. I have already recommended Gate 1 to others.

Rebecca S. Saint Johns, MI
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero , February 2018
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Enjoyed it so so much. A lot of Credit goes to our guide Eduardo. Very sharp’ interesting young man who really knows his country. Would travel with him again. Thanks Gate 1. First class accommodations. Excellent food. Very competent bus drivers. Reasonable cost. Mucho gracias!!

Marge F. Luck, WI
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero, February 2018
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The trip was wonderful, the service by the Gate1 staff was outstanding, the lodgings and food were excellent and the various trips and other events great.

Elihu S. Santa Rosa, CA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, February 2018
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Great trip, the four of us enjoyed it almost as much as our trip to Peru and that one was close to a ten. The tour guide is a top selection for this trip; very knowledgeable in bio-science and the local and mix that with enthusiasm and devotion to duties and willingness to give of his time, and you have the best of the best. I'm quite certain we will travel with and recommend Gate 1 in the future.

Bill M. Williamsburg, VA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, February 2018
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We had a wonderful time! Our Guide, Luis Cruz was excellent and very knowledgeable about his country. We made some new friends and saw things we had never seen before. Love Gate1 for putting this trip together.

Patricia S. Tallahassee, Fl
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, January 2018
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The trip and all went fantastic!!!!! The guide Gilbert and driver Max were just great.

Debra M. Martinsville, IN
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Costa Rica, December 2017
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Wonderful trip to Costa Rica! A real Nature lovers trip - all the tropical forests, hanging bridges, plants and animals. Lots of exercise climbing around! Great guide - Manfred. Good food, safe water, nice people.

Barbara D. Hallandle Beach, FL
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, December 2017
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My trip to Costa Rica was one of best vacations I have been on to date. Since this was my first tour on Gate1, and the cost was so reasonable, I was wondering about the quality of the entire tour. I have to say that EVERYTHING was excellent. Our tour guide, Luis Miguel Cruz Comparaz, was so knowledgeable about the areas we visited. I could tell Luis was very proud of Costa Rica and took great pride in taking care of his family (tour participants). Our bus driver, Marvin , was an excellent driver and maneuvered that large bus with confidence. I felt extremely safe with him. The hotels, food, tours were first class. Lastly, I am recently retired and on a fixed income. Gate1 actually made it possible for me to visit Costa Rica. This will not be my last trip with Gate1.

Avis S. Everett, WA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, November 2017
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We had a great time in Costa Rica. Your guide Luis Cruz was fantastic and we would certainly book more tours with your company!

Julian L. San Francisco, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , November 2017
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Our trip was wonderful. We enjoyed every moment. Our guide, Jose, was incredibly helpful, very knowledgeable and super funny. The best guide ever! While the trip was only 7 days, we felt like we've seen a lot, learned a lot and experienced amazing things. Really, every day offered unforgettable adventures, a boat ride where we saw howler monkeys, a hike in the rain forest to see a volcano nearby, a zip-lining adventure where you couldn't see the other end of the zip-line. We really had a great time. Thank you Gate 1! (also, if possible, please say thank you to Jose. He made our trip stress-free, filled with excitement, and fun. We really appreciate that!).

Izabela D. Rocklin, CA
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , November 2017
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The trip was amazing! We had such a great time. Gate1 had everything organized and ready to go down to the rest stops! Loved it! Our guide Ricardo was so fantastic! He had so much knowledge about all the places we visited, made jokes, and really just took an interest to his job and we could tell he wanted us to have a great experience. We enjoyed the optional excursions (we did all) and also the planned trips (coffee plantation and school visit). Amazing trip, met amazing people. Will travel with Gate1 again!

Ashley R. Indianapolis, IN
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Tortuguero , October 2017
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Had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. Very well organized every step of the way. The tour director, Gilbert was simply awesome. He is very knowledgeable about Costa Rica -on history, bio diversity and all kind of interesting tidbits. He was always available to address any of our problems and made sure we enjoyed the trip and did not worry about anything else. Kudos to Gate1 for having employees of such caliber.

Akhil K. Colleyville, TX
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio , September 2017
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Our trip was amazing and we had the best time!! Gilbert, our tour guide was great. He was knowledgeable and we learned so much about Costa Rica and the culture. We still can't figure out how he spotted birds so high and animals hidden in leaves and trees!! He made every minute of the trip a once-in-a-lifetime moment. My husband is already planning out next Gate 1 Tour!!

Lauri F. Moreno Valley, CA
7 Day Costa Rica Fly & Drive , August 2017
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It was so great!! Costa Rica is very beautiful. We have had difficult experiences booking online before and it was very very easy through Gate 1. And everything was taken care of. I recommended gate1 to all of my girlfriends i went to Puerto Vallarta with in May. They were super impressed by the price and quality of my trip. So thankful to Gate 1 Travel. By the way I love the sample itinerary with recommendations for stops while we were driving to the locations. Thanks to that we got to stop off and see some amazing places we would've never stopped at!! Please continue that!

Danica N. Saint Louis, MO
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , July 2017
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We had an amazing time and Geovanni our tour guide really enhanced our Costa Rica experience. It is amazing how much packed into one day. His stories and descriptions of the sites and the land and the history was phenomenal. His ability to relate to the children and engage them was also quite fantastic. We learned so much from Geovanni and had lots of fun. The driver Alex was great as well. I would highly recommend this trip to our friends & family. Thanks again Geovanni for making the trip memorable.

Nadine R. Acworth, GA
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio , July 2017
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Our trip was fantastic, as always! We had a great time. Costa Rica is beautiful. Our guide, Ricardo, was awesome! He is knowledgable, patient, and quickly made a connection with our group. Thanks for the follow-up. We’re looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip!

Gail C. Tamarac, FL
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio , June 2017
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It was the best trip my wife and I have ever taken. Costa Rica is an amazing country. The places we stayed and the sights we saw were exceptional. And our tour guide was perfect.

Allen P. California, MD
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , June 2017
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Our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. Costa Rica is very beautiful. At every city that we went to it made it worth the long bus rides. ;) Our tour guide Ricardo was great, he was super nice and was always willing to help. He was very knowledgeable on Costa Rica. We are glad to have chosen Gate 1 once again to explore a new country. :)

Lynec C. Miami, FL
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio, June 2017
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Our trip exceeded my expectations. We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. Our guide Luis was exceptional, he took his job seriously, he made sure that everyone in the group was having a good time and safe. But, the most important thing is we learned so much about Mother Nature, Costa Rica, and the restaurants we went with the tour and the hotels were exceptional. Thank you Gate 1.

Sumru G. Charlotte, NC
7 Day Classic Costa Rica , June 2017
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Great trip - Luis was our guide and was very organized and knowledgable.

Leigh C. Atlanta, GA
10 Day Classic Costa Rica with Manuel Antonio , June 2017
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We had a great trip! Gate 1 is doing a fine job getting these trips organized. The tour manager, Jose, was a very good manager. We have been on 10 Gate 1 trips and Jose was the one of the best. He was so well organized.

Jerry W. Saint Joseph, MO
7 Day Classic Costa Rica, May 2017
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It was fantastic! Edgardo, our guide was so patient, kind, knowledgeable and fun! Kudos to him and to our driver who did a such a skillful job. The itinerary was wonderful, accommodations beyond expectations and so gorgeous, food was delicious, and our group was such fun. It was an amazing experience. Thank you for asking!

Leeanna W. Media, PA

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