When I first started my research for Costa Rica I did as I always do .. went online and started looking at all the beautiful places we could visit.. This was to be a very special trip for my husband and I because we had just had our first grandchild and both our daughters got married in 18 months.. Lots of planning for us and we knew life was not going to slow down.. sooooo... I pulled out my computer and dreamt of all the places we would see.. I started to get confused on where to start in the country and wanted to really see the entire country. I read reviews and so forth and kept coming across the names of these travel agents... hmmm I wondered who they were? I found them through Zicasso and had many conversations with them... ( they probably thought .. who is this woman?) I have always planned our trips without a travel agency... from Hawaii to Italy to Mexico and Many many places in california . Costa Rica was different.. So Bio diverse and I did not want to rent a car with all I had read. I put in my info with hesitation and I got a return email from the travel agency. I was a bit confused at first because I thought I was working with Zicasso but then I understood it was a 3rd party. To me that immediately meant more money. But, to my surprise for all they offered not much more. Working with these travel agents was a dream come true.. I told them all my quirks and likes and dislikes and they became quick friends and over the next 5 months put together the best itenerary for my Husband and I.. They kept saying dont worry it will be great.. They were right from start to finish the trip was perfect aside from our luggage never made it to San Jose Costa Rica but no fault of theirs.. I booked the airfare and the one thing you are always concerned about happened.... the luggage did not make the transfer from the first leg to the final destination.... I immediately called the airlines and found the luggage but never felt comfortable it was going to catch up with us.. We started in the Carribean which is 5 hours from the airport... our travel agents both helped me by making more calls and within 48 hours I did have luggage... All I can say is give them all your info.. likes and dislikes and let them take it from there...
It was an ADVENTURE of a lifetime.... hope to plan more trips with this travel agency or Zicasso....
Every single tour was so memorable.. we laughed so much.. The local people of Costa Rica are so lovely and nice.. I truly enjoyed every part of it.. I may have booked a few too many excursions for us at this age but it was worth it... I loved having dinner at a local Costa Rican family home.. I had suggested it because we did this in ITALY and it was a lovely experience. Our travel agents set it up with a night hike to look at so many cool frogs.... our tour guides were great.... Hands down I loved Arenal.... The waterfalls the hot springs, the massages...
not book as many excursions a little more chill time..
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