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Great 6 night Trip to Costa Rica's interior

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Great 6 night Trip to Costa Rica's interior

I traveled with Gate 1 and booked the "7 Day Classic Costa Rica". This was great value for our money. We even add on all the optional tours and did not break the bank. After all, you need some spending money to enjoy yourself ;) We stayed 1 night in San Jose, 2 nights in Arenal, 2 nights in Monteverde, and one final night back in San Jose. The hotels in Arenal and Monteverde were more like beautiful motel/cabins. The scenery was amazing outside and the accommodations were welcoming and clean inside. Our tour guide Ricardo and driver Hector were just excellent. You could tell Ricardo was passionate about nature and enjoyed his job. His first language is Spanish but his comedic timing in English was dead on! Hector's ability to navigate that large coach through narrow and winding roads was nothing short of skilled. The pace was excellent, not too fast, not too slow. The other travelers were a good mix of ages and all lovely to get to know. As they say in Costa Rica - Pura Vida!

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1. Re: Great 6 night Trip to Costa Rica's interior

Sorry, Holly, but this really reads like a marketing brochure.

Which hotels? Where did you eat? What excursions did you do?

Rather than fill a whole post with praise for Gate 1 - how about telling us something that you actually did.

How many people were on this tour with you? Did you do anything at night or just hang around the hotel? (While that sounds kind of boring, sometimes there's so much going on during the day that folks are happy to have some "down" time.)

Glad to know your drivers were skilled and funny and warm and friendly. However, this describes just about every Costa Rican professional driver you will encounter. As for navigating those roads in a bus -- they are all as good at it as a New York cab driver is in New York City. It's their job and they know all the roads like you know the back of your hand.

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