2 independent reviews for Costa Rica homestay vacations

Reviews for Costa Rica homestay vacations

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review 12 Dec 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The hike and climb of Cerro Chirripo. I felt every emotion possible.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

San Gerardo is small, (but perfect), depending on your personal reasons and circumstances for your trip. Prepare to to hike and be active in nature!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes to all. From hiking (not driving) all through out the area, to supporting local cheese farmers, artists and small businesses

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A brilliant 4 weeks, meeting wonderful, friendly and very hospitable people, and experiencing daily Tico life, and having the time to reflect on a personal level. I would head back to Costa Rica / San Gerardo is the perfect place for such a break from the stresses of UK city life.

review 8 May 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

I enjoyed every moment of my stay but being taught to dance Bachata by my host family would have to be the highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

If possible, ask to be placed at Dona Leila's house. She was the most wonderful host - incredibly friendly, very patient with my basic Spanish and an amazing cook.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely. I was immersed in the local small village community and the money from my homestay and other tours and activities was helping the locals sustain their traditional way of life. The environmental impact was minimal due as I was staying in a homestay and mainly using public transport, and I was able to donate towards local reforestation projects when hiking in the nearby nature reserve.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Wonderful - such friendly people, a beautiful location in the mountains and surrounded by cloud forest, and a fantastic way to experience authentic Costa Rica.

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