Costa Rica Honeymoon Review

Costa Rica Honeymoon Review

Name * Cassandra Smith
 
Name of resort or hotel where you stayed * Arenal Manoa & Tamarindo Diria
On a scale of 1 to 10 , how would you rate your overall experience? * 10
What was your favorite thing about this trip? Was there a meal or a staff member that made the trip really memorable? *
At Arenal Manoa we had the most wonderful staff, especially at dinner and the pool bars. Roberto and Mario were incredibly hospitable at the restaurant and really made a difference in our experience – Roberto especially was very patient with us and always spoke Spanish first to us, then translated into English and encouraged us to try to speak Spanish as much as we could. The complimentary dinner we got at Manoa was AMAZING – the steak was to die for!

Tamarindo Diria was much bigger and less personal than Manoa, but a more exciting place where we were in the middle of everything and could walk everywhere. We especially loved a sailing excursion we booked ourselves through Antares Sailing – we did the sunset sail (5 hours for $85/person with an open bar and food served throughout). Incredible experience!

Were there any issues that came up during your trip that we should be aware of? Is there any feedback you would like us to pass along to the hotel or resort? * Manoa was wonderfully secluded, but far from everything – we wished we had rented a car, mostly because we only scheduled one excursion for the 5 nights we were there and couldn’t leave the resort without paying $12 for a taxi to take us 5 minutes away! We would have liked to be able to go explore on our own. But we loved being forced to just relax too.
Which of our awesome agents did you work with? * Lindsay
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the overall service you received from your agent?
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10. Lindsay was awesome and my husband mostly dealt with her because we decided he’d pick the location and keep it a secret until after our wedding, but before we decided that we both worked with her. She was very patient with our indecisiveness and wide range of ideas and sent itineraries for MANY trip locations and variations. She finally was able to make it work with our budget and we loved having everything booked and confirmed for us!