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Costa Rican Vacations (CRVT) reputation

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Costa Rican Vacations (CRVT) reputation

Has anyone used Costa Rica Vacations as a Travel agency? We are planning a 7-day vacation but are unsure about sending our money upfront to an overseas agency. If you have used them, please let us know your experience.

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1. Re: Costa Rican Vacations (CRVT) reputation

Did you ever book your vacation through CRVT? If so, how was your experience? We're looking at booking a vacation with them in Oct.

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A good solution for payments overseas..can be somenthing like...you pay the hotels and tours direct...the tour operator can always contact the hotels, tour operators, etc...and claim the commision...and when you arrive you can pay the rest of the money for land transfers...

I used that method in the past and works for everybody!!

R.A Luis

Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in paradise!!

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3. Re: Costa Rican Vacations (CRVT) reputation

My family came to visit me in Costa Rica and used CRV as their travel agency. I did a check at the hotels they stayed at and didn't pay a cent over the regular prices. Travel agencies are offered 'rack prices' in exchange for their services (generating interest and bringing in clients). They do get commission, but again, the hotels pay it, not you.

Also, with the money transfer, that is done for your convenience, so you don't have to put your credit card number on 7 different hotel and tour agency pages. It is the best way to go if you don't want to find yourself with surprises when you end up in the country (hotel prices going up, or availabilities disappearing). The agency uses the money to pay the rooms to keep reservations right away, but you can't expect them to put up their own money on the faith that you make it to the country.

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