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Some reviews are so slanted

Vancouver, Canada
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Some reviews are so slanted

Greetings,

I've just finished reading some scathing reviews of hotels in Costa Rica. Here is a thought- if you don't like mosquitoes or insects, maybe A tropical vacation is not for you. It blows my mind that people will give a place a bad review because they are in the jungle and there are bugs. You want to see monkeys? Well, the mozzies come with them. It's a package deal. Also, if you are only paying $50 for a room, perhaps you should lower your expectations.

End of rant!

I'm in CR for the second time in five years. It is fabulous. The people are lovely. Open your heart and open your mind. Pura Vida!

Grecia, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

Agree with you 100% Kira... Fine to rant.

Costa Rica
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2. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

Me too! Rant away...... it always surprises me, too.

Kansas City
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3. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

I always laugh at the reviews of eco lodges in the middle of the rain forrest when the reviewer complains about no television. Here's a thought..step outside and take in a little bit of nature.

Puerto Viejo de...
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4. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

Couldn't sleep, monkeys woke me up every day.

Costa Rica
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5. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

The frogs were too loud.

Brooklyn, New York
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6. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

The corollary:

Person #1 (Complainer): Costa Rica is too touristy --it's nowhere near as authentic as Nicaragua/Belize/Panama.

Person #2: Where in Costa Rica did you go?

Person #1: Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, and Tamarindo.

Nowhere
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for Playa Samara
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7. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

We all hear you. Some of my favorites:

"It was too hot." - while spending time on the beach during the dry season.

"It rained too much" while visiting in the rainy season.

"There were too many Costa Ricans at the pool."

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8. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

"And they didn't speak a word of English!"........seriously!?

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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9. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

"we had to pay $29 exit fee" uh huh but nothing for a visa, certainly not the $100 that a Tico has to pay just to apply for a visa to enter the US!

I have a feeling this could go on.....

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10. Re: Some reviews are so slanted

$160.00for a US visa- even just to change planes!