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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

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Address: Escazu, Costa Rica
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+506 8812 4756
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Hi! Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 25 years,...

Hi! Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 25 years, first as a Nature Interpreter (tour guide) bringing all this experience in hand 10 years ago I started Travel Around Costa Rica a Tour Operator that covers the needs for authentic Costa Rican experiences, our customized tours will for sure allow you to interact and definitely get to know the Ticos (Costaricans) in a special way.Let me take you to the areas that are seriously off the beaten path and show you the real deal

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Best Way to Explore Costa Rica!

I just went on my 4th Guided Vacation with Orlando, and it was just as great as ever. He always shows us new and exciting places in Costa Rica, even though I've been there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jessie H
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just went on my 4th Guided Vacation with Orlando, and it was just as great as ever. He always shows us new and exciting places in Costa Rica, even though I've been there multiple times. He showed our family some of the coolest restaurants, views, and hikes that we would have never found without his guidance and help. Additionally,... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Holaaaaaa! So so nice of you to take the precious time to review our services, it has been always such a pleasure to travel with you, your great friends and your lovely family. People like you make our job so much fun and encouraging to keep doing what we do best ! Sharing the Beautiful Country we have !!! Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon the personal recommendation from Richard Leonardi of Tours Nicaragua (the BEST private tour guide in Nica), I booked my tour with Orlando and his team. For those who have never used a Private Guide, the difference between a private guide and a group tour is immense and will give you a far better travel experience, as every thing is... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much, how wonderful is to find this kind of reviews about our Team and the effort we do so each one of our clients have the best experience in our Country. We can thank you enough for visiting with us and hopefully we can work for you or any of your friends in a near future. Everyone... More 

Orange, Connecticut
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently returned from a ten day trip with Orlando and could not be more pleased. He created an itinerary to suit our preferred activities. We are enthusiastic but fairly inexperienced bird watchers, and Orlando taught us a great deal about Costa Rica's flora and fauna, as well as its geography and culture. We went to many wonderful local restaurants.... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much, what a nice review and for sure appreciated so much, it was great Traveling Around Costa Rica with you. Seeing that amount of birds with you was amazing and the chance to show you other parts of our Country was a real pleasure. Hope we get to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I had just a short couple days being transported from the Airport in San Juan to Escazu, and being a fellow Driver in the States I wanted to say how impressed I was with their professionalism. On time in clean rigs and great attitudes even when Eduardo had to pick us up at 3:00am to get us to the Airport... More 

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Orlandovargas, General Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and precious time, certainly Eduardo and Luis are great collaborators and for sure they were also happy to be able to help you in any way they could. Than you so much for your visit and hopefully we can help you in a near future. Orlando More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I did allot of research for our trip to San Jose, Costa Rica. I found Travel around Costa Rica. I read allot of their reviews and everyone really gave them high marks. I emailed them and told them what I wanted to do while there. Orlando answered and made everything very easy and seamless. Pricing was great!!! He met us... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Holaaa! Thank you so so much! I can't thank you enough for visiting with us and allowing us to show you a bit of our Culture, Nature, and what really Costa Rica is all about. I had a wonderful time taking you girls around and appreciate very much your generosity and the fact that I felt as if I knew... More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Normally I act as our family's travel agent, and do all the planning for our vacations. After covering all 50 states over the last 6 years, we were ready for our first trip out of the country. Costa Rica was the decision and I started planning. Quickly becoming overwhelmed at the major differences traveling outside of the states, especially the... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Family! Thank you for the great review and kind words, I had such a great time Traveling Around Costa Rica with you, please stay in touch and I see you soon! Orlando More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is an update to a review we did back in 2011. Since that first review we have continued to use Orlando Vargas and Travel Around Costa Rica for all of our in-country travel needs. Since 2011 we've been back to Costa Rica 4 or 5 times and Orlando and his crew only continue to get better and better. Orlando... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so so much! As always it is great to see you and I hope you all come back soon! Orlando More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Orlando was recommended to us by my husband's son & daughter-in-law and we can't thank them enough for suggesting him. He was GREAT. I can't give him enough superlatives. He was right at the exit at the airport with his air conditioned van and bottles of cold water....quite nice but nothing compared to the rest of the service he gave... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words and great Review of our services, we for sure were more than glad to work for you and definitely hope to have you visiting again some time in the future. Orlando More 

Oceanside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Our introductory trip to Costa Rica was fabulous thanks to our local tour guide Orlando Vargas. His entertaining banter enlivened our experience while visiting volcanoes and rainforests. With a degree in botany and a love for his land he guided us through the Lankaster Botanical Gardens, a coffee plantation, an oxcart factory, a river and beach excursion plus a 5... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Friends! Thank you so much for the great review, we have been in charge of the ground operation for this group for several years and for sure enjoy it every single year, it was certainly great having you as my Tour Leader and thank you for all your help. Orlando More 

burbank, ca
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293 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Orlando's deep knowledge and easy sense of humor made this one of our most memorable tours. He showed care with the elderly in our tour group and his selection of restaurants was spot on. His energy and witty repartee helped us endure the longer rides. This guy should teach a class for tour guides.

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Hola! I can't thank you enough for the great review and kind words, after 20 years of doing this tour for Gadabout Tours it is still one of my favourite traveling trips of my season, sharing stories with travellers and learning from their whole life experiences is priceless. Having a great Staff by my side such as our Paramedic who... More 

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