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18 Apr 2013: visit hotel's page: Bungalows Tulemar and Buena Vista Villas
We took our two girls (10 & 8) and they couldn't believe how amazing it was. They surfed, snorkeled or kayaked at the private beach (my wife and I relaxed under the palms), they watched spider and howler monkeys from the patio in the morning/evening (my wife and I sipped coffee/wine on the porch-bed ... I don't know what else to call a lounge chair that big!) and then they finished the day off by watching Sponge Bob in spanish (don't ask) in their room downstairs (while my wife and I watched the stunning sunsets over the Pacific). We toured the park, did a whale watching trip, took a boat tour through the mangrove swamps and spent a lot of time exploring the town and talking with people. Tulemar/Buena Vista was quiet, safe, stunningly beautiful and the staff was amazing - arranging tours, pointing out wildlife (sloth w/a baby), dropping us in town with the courtesy van, suggesting restaurants and just generally making our stay fantastic. We definitely preferred it to staying in a hotel (though there are some really excellent ones nearby that we tried) because of how peaceful it was. It was awesome to just stroll around late in the evening; watching the waves break on the beach, listening to the insects and imagining you were in some primeval paradise. .


26 Dec 2012: visit hotel's page: Hotel Montana
A very nice secluded hotel. Clean. Well supplied with necessities. Excellent breakfast included. .

ivan beuker

26 Dec 2012: visit hotel's page: Grand Hotel Costa Rica
A good hotel to spend a few days in. Clean. Excellent breakfast included with price. Has a lot of character. Centrally located..

ivan beuker

05 Sep 2012: visit hotel's page: Bramadero
I had a great trip, Costa Rica is a beautiful country. The Bramadero hotel was fine, I don't know why some people on TripAdvisor were complaining..

Peter Grove

01 May 2012: visit hotel's page: Didis Charming House
Thank you for your excellent service. Everything went like clockwork. Didis charming house is indeed charming, and the host is very kind and considerate person who allowed us to stay beyond the departure hour so we can take a shower in the room after a swim in Manuel Antonio..

Raphael Elimelech

16 Apr 2012: visit hotel's page: Bramadero
We were satisfied with the Hotel Bramadero. The a/c worked well, which was a plus, since it was really hot, and were able to dip in the pool. Cannot say much for the rooms themselves small, but adequate, and pool grounds themselves, not attactive. Location okay, I was able to walk into town which I enjoyed, although it was on the highway, you could not hear the highway noise, since it was set back behind the hotel. The food was fantastic. We both got the tenderloin which came with mushroom sauce which was extremely tasty and tender. Based on the price, (rooms and landscaping) it was a little high. We stayed at the Best Western, in Jaco, on the beach, which had all the amenities for $100.00, a night which included a full buffet breakfast and happy hour (and beach property in the states always is way higher than land, unless you are in a large city), but we were happy with the choice. I would give it a 5.5. Check in was fine, a little problem with the paypal, but then one of the hotel reception people spoke really good English, and I had my paypal receipt. Without that, there may have been a problem. I do have to say, the Costa Rican people are extremely friendly and helpful. Country could use some road signs, and in San Jose, street signs. .

Dianne Christy

23 Feb 2012: visit hotel's page: Coco Loco Lodge
Lovely and tranquil, a great place to stay that's nice and quiet in a busy little town. Close enough to all amenities but far enough away for peace and quiet. Nice gardens and helpful staff.

Shaun Taylor

19 Feb 2012: visit hotel's page: Hotel Karahe
Great location great staff and people good food but the rooms where not clean enough and had too much strange ants and bugs. Shower stream was very slow almost impossible to take a shower..

Ehood Nisan

17 Feb 2012: visit hotel's page: Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge
Our Eco Adventure Tour group stayed only one night here but I want to return for perhaps two full days. While the furnishing was modest - Days Inn level back home, the bar small and the kitchen limited, those were not the reasons why our group came. We wanted to experience rainforest ecosystem feel. And we got it the day we arrived. We hiked at Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve, crossed the suspended bridge, etc. The indigenous art and history museum was amazing in that it was much more anthropological than pre-Columbian art. The place is quiet, pleasant and relaxing. I want to come back because we were not there long enough to see the Alma Ata archeological sit, La Selva Biological Station run by OTS, a consortium of 55 universities, mostly US, the Centro Neotropico, and white water rafting in the Sarapiqui. Within 30 minutes of arrival I saw a Passereni's tanager, a Crimson-collared tanager and a red-legged honeycreeper, first in my life! I felt the construction of the cabin units was amazing, ancient and different. .

Edmund Maran

14 Feb 2012: visit hotel's page: Hotel Aranjuez
Hello Our trip to Costa Rica was great! Hotel Aranjuez was ok. you get what you pay for. It was a little noisy and in an area where we were warned not to walk the streets after dark. The room safe broke the morning we were headed out and we had to wait for a service manto come (30 minutes) so our interbus had to pick up other passengers first and then come back for us, and wait another 10 minutes or so. We were charged $20.00 for the repair. We came back 2 weeks later and the room was a little nicer than the first accommodation. We were surprised when the desk clerk handed over $20.00, and said it was for our payment for the safe issue. Apparently the problem had not been our fault. The breakfasts were very good and the staff helpful and friendly. .

Alfred Lewis

11 Jan 2012: visit hotel's page: Hotel Vesuvio
good hotel ,quiet,safe ; staff muy amable solo el breakfest esta un poco limitado saludos.


15 Dec 2011: visit hotel's page: Hotel Aranjuez
I would give this hotel a ranking of 9 out of 10. The room was clean, the service excellent, and the breakfast superb, a 10 out of 10. I would stay at your hotel again and I will recommend it. .

Suzanne Watts

09 Aug 2011: visit hotel's page: Hotel and Villas Estrellamar
Some problems at Estrellamar: When we arrived the girl at the reception was not aware of our reservation and gave us a room without a kitchen. She did not know where the safe box was and said there was none in this type of room. Finally we found it the last day in a drawer. The hotel was very noisy: a group of about 50 teenagers making noise all day long, and late at night. When we asked if we could make the check out at 2pm instead 12pm, she wanted to charge an extra 20 dollars, in spite of all the nuisances. Best wishes Jacqueline LEON.

Jackeline Leon

27 Jun 2011: visit hotel's page: Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge
Our room was not air conditioned and the ceiling fan only worked part-time. There was no cross-ventilation. There was limited lighting in the very dark rooms; we had to use our headlamps to see inside our suitcases. There were roaches in the shower and the plumbing leaked. The lawn was covered with mounds of biting ants. One of the hotel staff stole my husband's raincoat when we went from a cooking class to the dining room. Although there were only 5-6 staff who had access to the cooking classroom, the management refused to help us find the raincoat. DON'T STAY HERE unless you enjoy a hot, buggy room and the possibility that that hotel staff will steal your belongings the moment that you look away. .

Mala Reges

31 May 2011: visit hotel's page: Peace Lodge
The Peace lodge was very beautiful, I would give it a 10. Regards, .

George Bain

04 Apr 2011: visit hotel's page: Cabanas Los Pinos
We had a great time in Costa Rica. Our cabanas at Los Pinos were great. The manager helped us jump our car battery 3 times and even called a taxi to take us to the Reserva so we wouldn't miss our morning appointment to see the Quetzal! We did get to see both the male and female among other wonderful birds. Thanks for helping make the reservation and for making that part of the trip nice..

Jemma Crae

20 Feb 2011: visit hotel's page: Villas Rio Mar
Hi Paulino. Thanks for all your help in me planning our holiday. This is the second year we used Cupotico and you have helped us in advising which routes will be easier and which hotels to stay at. You have been right on all accounts. Thanks for keeping in touch when we are in Costa Rica and making shure all is great. Villas Rio Mar is a great Hotel. It is still my favourite part of the Country. They have a great staff and have a lot of tours to offer. They are Close to town but far enough to not here all the highway noise. I would rate the hotel a 7 . Thanks Paulino, Looking forward to next year .

Frank Luciani

16 Feb 2011: visit hotel's page: Hotel Balmoral
Hotel Balmoral is in a great location right in the center of town. Everything is close by by walking. A lot to offer in the Hotel as far a tours.

Frank Luciani

16 Feb 2011: visit hotel's page: Casa Roland Marina Resort
Casa Roland is ahead of its time. It is a very beauitiful hotel in a very beauitiful place but not very many guest there yet. They dont have very many tours yet.

Frank Luciani

16 Feb 2011: visit hotel's page: Timarai Bamboo Resort
It is on the most beauitiful beach and the staff are great. Its only 7-8 Km from the main roadf but it takes 25 - 30 minuts to get there. and it is still only a 2 star. had a great experiance. Thanks.

Frank Luciani

26 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Mountain Paradise
We checked in and the staff gave us cold towels and fresh fruit juice. We were escorted to our room and given all the details. I loved the location and the hotel offered a shuttle to town and back throughout the day. The room was great...a little villa with a california king, private jacuzzi tub and 2 waterfall showers. Overall, I loved Mountain Paradise and would stay again!.

Diana Cove

23 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Studio Tranquilo
Hi I want to tell you that I really appreciated this studio. We were four adults and it?s was perfect. The beds were comfortable and we had access to all we need to cook and eat in the studio. The administration of the hotel was very helpful for everything. It?s the best place if you look for comfort and tranquility. Thanks .

Diane Lavoie

23 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Mountain Paradise
Thank you, the hotel was a beautiful surprise. Staff were all helpful and pleasant. The accomodations were very nice---a little damp in the room, but that's to be expected in this climate. The grounds are beautiful and a great view of the volacano. I would definitely recommend Mountain Paradise. I would give it an 8. Your service for the reservation was excellent---no problems at all. thank you again. .

Carolyn DeSimone

20 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Hotel%2band%2bVillas%2bEstrellamar
In it something is. Now all is clear, I thank for the help in this question. .

James Richardson

16 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Mimos Hotel
Mimos Hotel facilities are adequate for the price paid. I was not pleased that they ask for my credit card, since everything was already paid. When I checked out there was no additional charges, but I had to ask for them to return the blank signed authorization credit card slip. They had a difficult time finding my authorization slip. I considered that lack of organization on their part. Nevertheless they found and returned the blank signed authorization credit card slip. .


15 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Adventure Inn
All is OK, no problemes..

Luc Charles

14 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Hotel Karahe
thanks for your help, everything went well.


05 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Harbor Reef
Our trip to Costa Rica was great. The food and service at Harbor Reef was also great. We enjoyed everyone working at Harbor Reef and the resturant. They were all very professional, kind, helpful and considerate. We would definitely go back there. Cupatico.con served us well. There were no hangups or delays on anything. All was exactly as was explained by my agent, Paulino. He gets a 10 and so does Harbor Reef. Thanks for a lovely time. Shirley Wyper.

Shirley Wyper

04 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Villas Sol and Resort
My wife and I have stayed in many different hotels throughout the world. A hotel of quality requires two main things: 1) the staff must be friendly and cooperative and 2) the hotel needs to be clean and their rooms clean. Well the staff in general are quite nice and try to help the best that they can, but this is absolutely the dirtiest hotel I have ever stayed. After the morning maintenance, changing of dirty towels, making the beds and cleaning the floors, the room that I stayed in was filthy. Dead bugs remained where they were from before the "cleaning". Linens were filthy, not only stained from older exposure to staining products, but from the first day, the bed linens had dirt spots. We asked to change these, but never got this done. YUCK! Mirrors were never cleaning and the showers retained scum from many earlier showers. Another major problem is the food. I have stayed in many hispanic style hotels with wonderful restaurants. Besides the morning breakfast of cereal and egg omelets, the rest of the meals were horrible. Food was just thrown into bins. The floors in the restaurant were plain dirty. Residue from previous meals remained on the floors, not only from meal to meal, but from day to day. Cleaning of glasses was just a quick rinse without soap. My wife and I loved the environment and the location, but this hotel needs to look inwards to improve. I have never had to report negatively about a hotel, but this one drove me to it..

Joe Trench

04 Jan 2011: visit hotel's page: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
an amazing place with great service.

Michal Tsarfati

31 Dec 2010: visit hotel's page: Hotel Parador Resort and Spa
Hello, we found hotel Pardor as a place with a great view and acommdeation below avergare in each and every category..

Michal Tsarfati

30 Dec 2010: visit hotel's page: Real Intercontinental Hotel and Club Tower Costa Rica
It was a great pleasure. Thank you very much.

Michal Tsarfati

28 Dec 2010: visit hotel's page: La Mansion Inn Boutique Hotel
We enjoyed our stay at the La Mansion Inn.... The staff and room were 5 star quality. We will be staying there on our next trip to Costa Rica as well. The views from all areas of the hotel were magnificent. We also enjoyed all the wild monkeys running around the hotel area. There is also a private beach guests can walk to about 500 feet from the hotel. .

Sam Finta

30 Nov 2010: visit hotel's page: Hotel Aeropuerto
Everything with the hotel and the shutle service from the airport was perfect only my bagage was left in Bogota and it arived the next day. Theflightcompany payed for the costs extra made. The only thing that did not go smoothly was the payment fot the hotel all my creditcards were denies. Thanks for everythinh..


14 Sep 2010: visit hotel's page: Hotel Aranjuez
Dear Cupotico Team: Thank you for your message inquiring about our trip to beautiful Costa Rica. We had a wonderful time. We were received at the airport by a wonderful driver by the name of Elmer who took us to our Hotel Aranjuez and stayed until we were checked in. The following day, Elmer arrived fifteen minutes early to take us onward to our next location. He was always timely, extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and patient with our group. Elmer made sure we had the company's telephone number and his cell number for any emergency. At Hotel Aranjuez, the food was plentiful and delicious. The staff were kind and helpful. The only bad thing reported was one of our people found granola in her bed, between the sheets. When reported to the staff, they were kind and responsive. We would gladly stay at this property again and would certainly request Elmer to be our driver. Thank you for your kind service,.

Cora White

14 Sep 2010: visit hotel's page: Hotel Aranjuez
Wefound granolain one bed..

Cora White

26 Aug 2010: visit hotel's page: Los Lagos Springs Hotel, Spa & Resort
Hi Paulino!

I just want to say "in writing" that Matt, Dave, and I so very much enjoyed the trip you put together for us to Arenal and Tamarindo. Many, many thanks. Our whole vacation was what we had hoped for and more. Arenal, we heard, had not erupted for the five days before we were there, and on one day while we were there it erupted 7 times, 2 at night! Los Lagos was a gorgeous place to stay and the people who work there are very welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed the beautiful grounds and hot springs pool; it was so convenient to have hot springs right where we were staying. Our superior room was very spacious and the view of Arenal couldn't have been better. One night while the boys were having some Imperials down at the wet bar, I just liked sitting on the terrace and watching Arenal, which erupted in all of its fiery glory! That certainly was an adventure. The full breakfast every morning got our day started just right and we liked all of the choices we had, including omelets prepared as-you-like it. I have the privilege to have traveled around the world, and Los Lagos stands out among the most beautiful of places.

The hike to Arenal was another adventure and Alberto was fun to have as a guide. We were impressed that he brought a telescope with him which came in handy to see monkeys and toucans that were hiding up in the trees. The hike through the rainforest was such a fun part of the day. Alberto was extremely knowledgeable and had a good eye for finding the wildlife. Later that day we explored LaFortuna and the boys will forever remember dirt biking from La Fortuna to Lake Arenal.

I can't extol enough the thrill of the sky tram, canopy tour. Freddie, our leader, was extremely professional and fun. He wanted everyone to have a good, safe time and we all experienced the excitement of zipping along cables above the canopy, three of them over 2000 feet long. It was an amazing experience!

Tamarindo, as you know, is a beautiful little town on the Pacific. Our suite at the Villa Vistas had a gorgeous view of the ocean with a balcony to sit on while enjoying the scenery. I'd expected the Villa Vistas to be more upscale than it was, but it was a good place to stay in Tamarindo. Again, the people who work there are very friendly and helpful. Jonathan set up surfing with Cholo for Matt and Dave and was true to his word that they would be able to catch their first wave. He also booked us on a 66 foot catamaran trip for 5 1/2 hours out to a private beach where we all swam and snorkeled. It was another very fun time which including open bar and dinner was a spectacular value. One of the highlights for me was having a message on the beach each day. I came home quite spoiled!

Going in July in rainy season didn't dampen anything for us. I'd go again at the same time of the year. Each day was either sunny and dry all day or it didn't rain until after three or four in the afternoon. We all got healthy tans that show we been away to a beach--and it's been fun to say "in Costa Rica."

Your suggestion to have a car and driver to get us from San Jose to Arenal, Arenal to Tamarindo, and Tamarindo to Liberia was the best one for us. Elmer was right there to greet us in San Jose--no worries fright from the start. Christian was full of stories and the trip to Tamarindo seemed to go fast. They were extremely good drivers, and I'm glad they were the ones navigating those roads! It was enjoyable to stop on the way to Arenal and Tamarindo to eat dinner, once at a soda and the other at a beautiful restaurant right on Lake Arenal. Everywhere we went the food was delicious and we didn't hesitate to order what we wanted.

We've come across lots of people who have already been to Costa Rica or who want to go. To both groups of people I will so happily recommend them to call you to make their travel arrangements. You're the best. .

Patti Falk

16 Jul 2010: visit hotel's page: Encantada Ocean Cottages
Everything was perfect at Encantada Ocean Cottages. They had our reservation (made by you) and the owner Catherine was very helpfull. We even had a surfing lesson given at the hotel by Alfredo and that was awsom and appreciated by my 2 girls. The only comment a could make is that it would have been great to have oil and vinager in the cottage to help the cooking..

Cybele Morin

30 Jun 2010: visit hotel's page: Best Western and Casino Hotel Kamuk
Great location and very friendly staff. Awsome view of the ocean but the only thing we didnt like was the small selection in breakfast. .

Melissa Nieves

01 Jun 2010: visit hotel's page: Costa Verde
Dear Paulino: Thanks for all your help and a job well done for our stay in Costa Rica at Costa Verde. We can actually rate it a 10 on the scale. We highly recommend this hotel as it is in the rainforest and monkeys visit your balcony usually every morning! The 4 restaurants offered at Costa Verde are exceptionally good as well as the service. It's just a short walk to other restaurants as well and even on the local bus route that takes you to Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos. The hotel also books various tours as well as transportation to the Quepos airport in which we took advantage of. We thoroughly loved our vacation and even experienced an earthquake (6.2) while we were there! Of course no damage or harm done. We can't wait to go back again!! Thanks once again for booking our hotel as well as arranging transportation to Costa Verde from San Jose!! Alan and Sherri Brewis Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. .

Alan and Sherri Brewis

22 May 2010: visit hotel's page: Blue Palms Hotel
This is hotel is clean and nice, the price is ok, but the staff is very friendly, loved Elvis and his jokes, the cleaning lady always shy and the receptionist Melisa always smiling and helpful, went there for 4 days and really recommend it..


27 Apr 2010: visit hotel's page: Casa Lima Bed & Breakfast
It Was Nice and accomodating. Service excellent.

Michael Aronoff

11 Apr 2010: visit hotel's page: El Bosque Lodge
Our stay at El Bosque Lodge was great!! We saw lots of wildlife. The accommodations were very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful..

Noel Sandoval

28 Mar 2010: visit hotel's page: Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura
Thank you very much for helping us with a hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica, where my friend and I went for a vacation. Your service (Ruiz?) was very helpful in getting us on the dates we needed and at the Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura. We were able to reserve a van to Puerta Caldera at that hotel.. I would recommend you to anyone going to Costa Rica. Sincerely,.

Carole Stadelbasher

27 Mar 2010: visit hotel's page: Barcelo Tambor Beach - All Inclusive
We've just had a most enjoyable trip to Costa Rica and here are a few comments which could be of use to others. 1. Visitors should be made aware that an exit tax of $26 is payable either at the airport of a bank before leaving the country. It is strongly advised to pay this at a branch of Banco Costa Rica a day or so prior to arriving at the airport. Most flights leave early in the morning and it is extremely busy with a lot of people having to queue twice as they didn't realise you need an exit visa. 2. The airport at San Jose is about 40mins away from the capital. We can highly recommend a small hotel in the town of Alajuela 5 minures from the airport Excellent rooms and quality food at a reasonable price with free wireless intenet and a very hospitable owner. It's website is accurate. We stayed here twice at the beginning and end of our trip and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 3. Hotel Tropicana was run down and very basic having seen much better days. This didn't provide value for money. In fact Tamarindo itself was a let down -has suffered from the downturn in visitors and is unattractive. We spent 3 weeks there - 1 travelling around, 1 in a condo from Homaway and one in a Barcelo Hotel in Tambor. All quite different experiences but all showing a different aspect of life in Costa Rica. Many thanks .


16 Mar 2010: visit hotel's page: Hotel Maribu Caribe
Lovely place. Good pool. Easy access to boats to Tortuguero..

Linda McBlane

15 Mar 2010: visit hotel's page: Giardino Tropicale
My stay was great, the hotel is quiet, friendly, the monkeys wake you up, its an easy walk to the beach & everyone is very helpful...

Sharon Finning

14 Mar 2010: visit hotel's page: Hotel Parador Boutique Resort
Somos turistas aqu? en costa rica, que vinimos por unos meses y tuvimos la dicha de poder festejar nuestro 40 aniversario de casados en un maravilloso lugar. Gracias a la recomendaci?n de nuestra agencia por internet Cupotico, nos reservaron en un hermoso hotel, llamado PARADOR en Manuel Antonio, que a pesar de sus 2 km de entrada escabrosa que concuerda con la Bella naturaleza de este pa?s, no empa?a el buen humor ya que llegamos a un lugar paradisiaco, la vista, el edificio (estilo espa?ol) la vegetaci?n esplendorosa y la atenci?n que tuvimos, hizo que disfrutemos nuestra estad?a. El recibimiento con un exquisito coctel, toallitas fr?as a cada momento para calmar el calor, relajarme en su hermosa piscina con su bar interno en ella bebiendo pi?a colada, en la noche, a la luz de la luna serenarme en la piscina exclusiva para adultos a nuestra disposici?n las 24 hs, la decoraci?n de mi habitaci?n con su vista al frondoso jard?n, los parques por donde pude pasear, todo esto hizo que podamos recomendar este lugar con todo el coraz?n.

Norma y Daniel Marchevsky

01 Mar 2010: visit hotel's page: Hotel Mango Mar
Vacation to jaco was great, myself and the kids had a great time,the guide books and trip advisor have some negative points and warnings about jaco beach but I found nothing of the sort during my stay,the town and people were great. The hotel mango mar was much better than I expected, the location had to be the best in jaco and the staff were top notch I would rate it a 10 out of 10, I've stayed in all levels of resorts and this one is one of the best for value,location and service , thanks Paulino,regards dan..

daniel jager

22 Feb 2010: visit hotel's page: El Diria
hello - I had a wonderful experience in costa rica. the hotel was fine and the location perfect. Some of the hotel waiter staff were very inattentive and not very good waiters. Other than that the hotel is run very smoothly . A lovely time..

Barbara Genest

16 Feb 2010: visit hotel's page: Encantada Ocean Cottages
We did have a wonderful time. Our little cottage was great - rustic and simple - but very nice for our family. The location is perfection. Only problem was our "suicide" hot water shower did not work. But a great time..

Suzanne Webb

02 Feb 2010: visit hotel's page: Casa Tucan
Everything was Great !!! Thanks again!!!.

Kevin Rohe

27 Jan 2010: visit hotel's page: Grand Hotel Costa Rica
Everything was perfect. We will definitely use Cupoticos again when needed.

Roger Hiller

13 Jan 2010: visit hotel's page: Giardino Tropicale
The hotel and the area was very nice and enjoyable. We arrived late and got checked in with no problems. Thanks for all of your help. .

Shirley McLaughlin

04 Jan 2010: visit hotel's page: Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge
The lodge, location, and setting were all wonderful. The staff was friendly, and we loved the pool. The food was typical Costa Rican food, not the best we had during the trip. Overall, I would stay there again..

bonnie curtis

27 Dec 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel Villa Caletas
thanks for a wonderful vacation.

Jeremy Schaffer

29 Nov 2009: visit hotel's page: Costa Verde
Everything was fantastic, there aren't any words that can express how much fun we had. Thank you so much for your help in organizing our hotel for us. We love the Costa Verde hotel, and we will go back in the future. And a special thanks to Paulino, he was a great help. .

Suzanne Scullion

18 Nov 2009: visit hotel's page: Didis Charming House
We really enjoyed staying at Didi's. The owner greeted us at arrival with his black lab and was very helpful through out our stay. There were monkeys, frogs and big lizards in the trees next to our room. We recommend this place for its beauty, comfort and hospitality. We give Didi's a rating of 8. It would have been great if the water pressure was a bit stronger..

suzin metz

10 Aug 2009: visit hotel's page: Costa Verde
I'd give Costa Verde an 8 out of 10. We had a wonderful time there..

Shelley Zawatsky

05 Aug 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel and Resort Orquideas Inn
I can't say enough about the Orquideas Inn. We stayed there on our last night in Costa Rica and wished we had just 1 more day to relax and enjoy this beautiful place. It makes a gentle transition back into life in the USA. Marie.

Marie Bryant

05 Aug 2009: visit hotel's page: Fleur De Lys
The Fleur De Lys was absolutety beautiful, the staff delightful and the food delicious. The Fleur De Lys exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this place to anyone staying in San Jose. The people of Costa Rica are pleasant and extremely helpful. I believe that is what made our stay so wounderful. Marie .

Marie Bryant

18 Jul 2009: visit hotel's page: Arenal Lodge
Arenal Lodge was wonderful-food in the restaurant was great, the view was awesome and I loved all the birds that were there. The room was very nice!.

Elizabeth Fegan

18 Jul 2009: visit hotel's page: Poas Volcano Lodge
The Poas Volcano Lodge was damaged during the earthquake and has not been completely rebuilt. There is no restaurant-only a small room where they serve breakfast. The main lodge was badly damaged and there are only a few rooms open. This was the only hotel we stayed at that charged an extra fee to use the wireless internet ($5 per day using your own computer or $4 per hour to use theirs- but they really didn't want you to be in the office where their computer was). They also charge $20 per day to use their mountain bikes.The wireless signal was very weak in the dining room-the only place we could use it and it was very slow and not reliable. There are a few hiking trails but the one we went on had an electric fence we didn't know about and both my son and husband got shocked. A large part of the trail was also the cattle trail so it was very muddy, smelly and slippery. The guest rooms are Spartan and there was a large crack in the door that let bugs and the cold air in. I'm sure it will be much better once the facility is rebuilt completely but I would not recommend this hotel until it is finished. The French restaurant and Churrasco restaurant, both nearby, are excellent..

Elizabeth Fagan

14 Jul 2009: visit hotel's page: The Hemingway Inn
Very pleasant stay at the Hemingway Inn. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Location is very good as well..

arnaldo maccari

30 May 2009: visit hotel's page: Mimos Hotel
Mimo??s was a wonderful place to stay, it was warm and charming with friendly hosts and very centrally located to all the beautiful sites in Antonio Manuel park area. This is truley paradise. We had a wonderful time and will be back for sure! .

Nana Hendricks

27 May 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel Pico Blanco
Very nice hotel recomend to everyone..

Donald Roberts Jr

26 May 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel and Casino Cocal
very good hotel and staff, will stay again.

Donald Roberts Jr

26 May 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel and Casino Cocal
I had a very good time, will stay again if not everytime I go..

Donald Roberts Jr

24 May 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel Vesuvio
Very nice little hotel, quiet area but close to downtown area. The staff was very friendly and nice..

Donald Roberts Jr

20 Apr 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel and Resort Orquideas Inn
everything went well, excellent breakfast, staff in restaurant / bar is friendly, joined a very well organized and guided trip to Sarapiqui river.

Stephan Riediger

17 Apr 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel Villa Caletas
First and foremost, I want to compliment Paulino for the services he provided my husband and I. Paulino went beyond the ordinary to make sure that our trip was the BEST! A great, big Thank You goes to Paulino! Our trip to Costa Rica was on par with our trip to Italy. Fabulous people, hotel, tour guides, etc. We could not be happier. The Hotel Villa Caletas was, in one word, superb! Pablo was our waiter for three nights of mouth watering meals. His recommendations for food and beverage (vino) were outstanding. As you can tell, we were overwhelmed with the hospitality and service. Thank you all for memories that will last a lifetime. Sincerely, Jane and Mark Grobelny St. Augustine, Florida.

Jane Grobelny

13 Apr 2009: visit hotel's page: Villas Rio Mar
Villas Rio Mar was Great on a score of 1 to ten it receives a 9 out of 10. The room had great beds. Other hotels can learn from Rio Mar on service. There Bartenders spoke english well. All of the staff was very informative. The only reason they did not receive a 10 was there Hot Tub was not working. And no coffee maker in room. When you are in Dominical you cannot go wrong at Rio Mar. Thomas Vravis President American Kitchens Inc..

Thomas Vravis

13 Apr 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel Karahe
AN HOTEL FULL OF ANIMALS !! a litlle bit difficult go suitcase to the Villas (steep).

Juan Carlos Martinez

08 Apr 2009: visit hotel's page: Encantada Ocean Cottages
We had a wonderful stay at the Encantada Ocean Cottages. The rooms were clean and very cozy, the place is close to the beach, and has a nice pool. Only minus is no stores within walking distance, but otherwise we loved the place!.

Mona Lebumfacil

31 Mar 2009: visit hotel's page: Costa Verde
Excellent trip. Paulino and his team served our needs expertly and with much professionalism..

daniel campanelli

30 Mar 2009: visit hotel's page: Costa Verde
We had a nice stay and thank you cupotico so much for setting it up for us. Concerning Costa Verde. We thought the people and staff were most helpful and very friendly. They had a lot of amenities. Costa Verde 11's structure and studio room was lovely, but with the 2 walls totally open-air, it was oppressive at times with high afternoon temperatures and high humidity. There was no relief from the temperatures until evening. The open air rooms, got a little noisy at night with other guests coming in. Everyone could hear what was going on in other rooms. It would be nice to have some glass to enclose the room and have privacy if needed. The one pool had a beautiful view, but there were no umbrellas for shading and almost too hot to appreciated unless it was early morning or almost evening. Thank you again and take care..

Mary Newton

30 Mar 2009: visit hotel's page: Casa Tucan
Casa Tucan was a comfortable, fun hotel to stay at. Our room was clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location in Nosara was great. We hope to return again..

Bill Bowman

18 Mar 2009: visit hotel's page: De Lucia Inn
Great room. Everything looked almost new. Wonderful hospitality. Would definitely recommend to anyone planning on staying in the Monteverde area..

Daniel Nally

23 Feb 2009: visit hotel's page: Cabinas El Mirador
We really enjoyed our stay at Cabinas El Mirador in Drake Bay. We had a wonderful time there. Very nice people and very nice food? I Give Cabinas El Mirador 7.5 .

Per Frost Nielsen

22 Feb 2009: visit hotel's page: Los Heroes Hotel
Our stay was interesting, the hotel is a bit isolated and idyllic. The breakfast was the most awfull in Costa Rica, unloving prepared and too expensive compared with the service. The rooms were clean and arranged by standard. .

susanne bielenberg

22 Feb 2009: visit hotel's page: Las Tortugas Hotel
The beach is great, the hotel was nice, but the apartments a few meters away from the hotel were not in a good condition (the mattress was old and worn, no windows just glas blocks, old towels). The food in the restaurant was deliscious. .

susanne bielenberg

22 Feb 2009: visit hotel's page: Didis Charming House
We enjoyed our stay, the room was tasteful arranged, the house keeper was always friendly and very obliging..

susanne bielenberg

15 Feb 2009: visit hotel's page: La Mariposa
Thanks for a wonderful vacation. I had a great time. I'll be back with my freinds. Thanks Angelo D. Conti.

Angelo Conti

29 Jan 2009: visit hotel's page: Arenal Paraiso
The resort exceeded our expectations. The grounds were absolutely stunning, our room very comfortable, clean. We used the internet & the front desk was most helpful with that. Breakfast was okay we didn't like the music playing but we would definitely visit you again & recommend your hotel to our travelling buddies..

Vicki Sanderson

24 Jan 2009: visit hotel's page: Casa Tucan
thank you we had a great time looking forward to coming back next year .

paul pedro

20 Jan 2009: Services provided by CUPOTICO.COM were excellent. I would recommend them to my friends or anyone else planning a trip to Costa Rica. I want to thank you for your assistance with my trip to Costa Rica, it was a wonderful experience. I am sorry for the mixup on the date of my arrival, due to the change in flights and very much appreciated being able to reach you on the Saturday with late notice that we would not be arriving in Liberia on the original flight, and appreciated the effort that you made to ensure we had a driver pick us up at the airport on Sunday, January 11, 2009. He was there on time waiting for our flight to arrive. As I am sure you must know we had a frightful trip from the airport to our hotel on the Sunday, with our van getting stuck in the middle of a river or washed out road. I want to assure you that this in no way reflects on the quality of the service that you provided to me, and I would highly recommend your services to anyone else who is planning to visit your beautiful country. Nosara turned out to be a bit more remote than I had anticipated and therefore somewhat limiting as to what we could really do without staying over night in some other area. We did go horseback riding, and our friends who visit Costa Rica frequently suggested we go with Biata, and this turned out to be a perfect choice. You have been very helpful with the planning of my trip and I sincerely appreciated it. I hope to return for another visit in the future. The only problem that we had during our trip was the driver who picked us up at the airport did not know the correct route to Nosara and he also did not know where our Hotel was. We ended up getting lost and he eventually stopped to ask a police officer for assistance who led our driver to the hotel. The trip from the airport to the hotel took over 4 hours, however the same company provided our transportation back to the airport, they were at our hotel on time to pick us up and got us back to the airport in less then two hours. Costa Rica is a beautiful country. .

Edna Morris

19 Jan 2009: visit hotel's page: Harbor Reef
Our stay at Harbor Reef was excellent. The only reason I have not given a 10 is simply there is always room for improvement. The staff at Harbor Reef were extremely friendly and helpful. Our stay in the Surf City Suite on the upper level was one of our best vacations ever and look forward to returning in the future. I would not have any problems to recommend Harbor Reef in Costa Rica. .

Edna Morris

18 Jan 2009: visit hotel's page: Villas Las Tecas
I give it a 10. It was clean, spacious and well-equipped. Thanks so much. It was a terrific time in Nosara.

Denise Cooke

18 Jan 2009: visit hotel's page: Beija Flor Resort
we were very satisfied with this hotel, both with the rooms and the service of the staff at the reception and the restaurant where the food was excellent. Thank you for your services at cupotico. .

Martin Karrer

18 Jan 2009: visit hotel's page: Mirador de Samara
This hotel, unfortunately, was not really to our satisfaction, both regarding the construction/the rooms and the service. I would give it the qualification 4 out of ten. Thank you for your servicesat cupotico.

Martin Karrer

12 Jan 2009: visit hotel's page: Hotel Zullymar
Very spacious clean rooms. Close to everything the only problem would be the noise from the cars but that is to be excepted seeing as it is right in the middle of everything. I enjoyed my stay there and would tell friends to stay there..


18 Dec 2008: visit hotel's page: Marriott Los Suenos
This is a beautiful resort. I had the opportunity to play a couple of round s of golf and take in some of the tours during my stay. I'll never forget getting caught on one tee box for about 10 minutes while it rained for what must have been about an inch in that short time then cleared beautifully. At the next hole I had to wait not for players ahead of me but for the Anteater that crossed the fairway! I did the canopy tour which I highly recommend and did the river boat tour which was amazing. There weren't very many people there so it seemed like I had the place to myself. The hotel has a wonderful pool that seems to go on forever and the entire resort is situated right on the beach. Great people and restuarants were excellent. You won't regret the investment. Oh, I flew into San Jose and took the bus to the resort. It took about 2 hours to get there but the bus ride itself with all the views was fantastic! I will make it back one day!!!.


11 Dec 2008: visit hotel's page: Posada Aeropuerto
i find the hotel delightful. our first trip to costa was five years ago. i became good friends with the owner larry and am retuning in 2009 for my fifth trip. last year larry's family and my family planned a one month vacation across c.r. and nicaragua, what a hoot.some of the finest people i have ever met! highly recommend for your first and last night or as a home base. mama's cooking is tastiest in the country. vincent sedlmeyer.

vincent sedlmeyer

01 Dec 2008: visit hotel's page: Arenal Pacifico Hotel
you may have been correct it was a little of the main stream of action no problems thanks for your efforts Scott.

Scott Leipprandt

26 Oct 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Pine Tree

Steve Tully

15 Oct 2008: visit hotel's page: Hard Rock Resort and Casino
We went to Hard Rock Resort in August for the opening night of their remodeled Casino. We didn't stay to gamble but we heard they had just hired a new chef so we were very curious to try out the dinner menu. We had the special Sirloin steak with wine sauce and, I have to say, it was one of the best steaks I have ever had.The sauce was delicious and the steak very tender. They serve American cuts of beef and the chef did an excellent job. The next time we are in Jaco we will definitely come back for that steak. While we were at the restaurant, we were treated to a spectacular lightning and thunderstorm while keeping safe and dry underneath the outdoor canopy. Talk about entertainment! We haven't stayed at the hotel overnight yet, but if the food and service in the restaurant is any indication, the hotel will be just as enjoyable..

Donna Preuss

23 Sep 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Aranjuez
I thought that Hotel Aranjuez was an incredible value, and that its rooms were lovely. I had a small room with a private bath, which was more than adequate. I would encourage anyone staying there to do some exploring of the hotel itself. It's quite large and areas can go overlooked..

Warren Morledge

14 Sep 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Belmar
The hotel was very nice, and the restaurant and complimentary breakfast were great. There were a lot of bugs in the hotel room, unfortunately..

kate Bush

14 Sep 2008: visit hotel's page: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
The hotel is beautiful and a great way to start our trip..

Kate Bush

12 Aug 2008: visit hotel's page: Encantada Ocean Cottages
Encantada was a perfect get away. The rooms were big and airy. You could have air conditioning or just the fan - we preferred the fan. The grounds were immaculate and the beach spectacular. It is definitely off the beaten path. The beach was mostly deserted - just how we like it. You could walk for miles. The swimming and boogey boarding was also very good. We plan on going back next year. Kathy .


09 Aug 2008: visit hotel's page: El Diria
I was extremely disappointing there and I would not classify it as 4 star hotel. It is really run down and in need of clean up. The staff needs to learn how to smile.

Debbie Cohen

09 Aug 2008: visit hotel's page: Swiss Hotel Miramontes
(the cabines floor is cracking so badly that you can't make a step in it. This condition make the rooms just unusable! The hotel area is very nice but the romm condition is the most important. Walter was very friendly and charming). .

Eran Porat

09 Aug 2008: visit hotel's page: Mawamba Lodge
Mawamba in Tortugero - (very good orgenized, Pierro is excelent guide, the cabines are very basic and should be improved) .

Eran Porat

09 Aug 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Verde Mar
Positive side - Location, romms size, comfortable Negative side - No shampoo in rooms, no hotel services (they can recommend about dining in the area, give coupons, internet connectivity, etc.

Eran Porat

09 Aug 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Ave Del Paraiso
The hotel and rooms were pretty, but missed tea, sugar and milk, also in a superior room I would expect botteled water and a stocked minibar The noise of passing lorries all night long was disturbing us .

Katrin O?Shea

25 Jul 2008: visit hotel's page: Delfin Beach Front Resort
we spent just a short week & 1/2 at the Delfin & we both wish we had skipped the rest of the other "touristy" areas. we have never felt so totally relaxed & comfortable than we did there. the food, the other guests, employees & especially the owner were awesome. we look forward to coming back as soon as possible. .

patrick & linda mccoy

22 Jul 2008: visit hotel's page: Pelican Beach Front
I loved it!!! Lots of help from Julia with tours. The food was fantastic and the staff was friendly..

Elaine Ferguson

21 Jul 2008: visit hotel's page: Mirador del Mar
Mirador Del Mar... My experience was fantastic! Jake and Amanda were so accomidating and friendly. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The food was amazing, especially the guacamole and fresh chips. I would definatly recomend staying there to anyone! It is ver relaxing and i had a great stay!.

Reid Butterfield

21 Jul 2008: visit hotel's page: Pelican Beach Front
I stayed there last year and i thought the place was nice but a little cramped and dirty. The food was good but the pasta wasnt .

Joseph Kingsly

15 Jul 2008: visit hotel's page: Sandpiper
Our stay was exactly as advertised. Clean accomodations, friendly helpful staff and access to the beach just by stepping out of our door. The Sandpiper was the perfect spot for us. Greg was the perfect host..


09 Jul 2008: visit hotel's page: Puerta del Sol
Puerta del Sol was a lovely little hotel with an excellent free breakfast and a great location for tour pick ups. The only disappointment was that we had to pay for the airport shuttle, when cupotico's website made it seem as though the shuttle was free..

Stephanie Crist

04 Jul 2008: visit hotel's page: Mango Mar
Two years in a row!. Mango Mar is a great hotel with lots of laughs. Always a good time. I hate to leave after being treated like family..

Shannon Beauchemin

30 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Fuego del Sol
My wife and I had a wonderful time at the Fuego Del Sol 2 years ago and can't wait to come back..

Jonah Biddick

30 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Beija Flor Resort
Most unforgetable vacation of my life! Facilities great, surf great, exelant food, great massage, beautiful new friendships. Total tranquility. Will be back for sure!.

Guy Benbenistie, NY.

29 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Beija Flor Resort
Beija Flor Is a beautifully done and clean resort. Vacationing there is a wonderful and relaxing experience..

Lori Beth Rubin

29 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Beija Flor Resort
The best possibility to mix a surf trip with a family vacation,There is only 11 rooms on a huge landscaping{a celebritys private resort feel like},the spa, the restuarant, the coffe shop,.... my wife thanks me i'm a surfer ,visiting here fore sure will become a habit. Thanks for every thing sagi,irma ,eva & kaia.

sagi asiskovich

29 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Beija Flor Resort
an amaising chunk of heven, greate food ,what more can you ask for partey? baboom !.

avi halimi

28 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Beija Flor ResortOfer
My husband and me came to Mal Pais without having a room reserved. We stopped by for some lunch at the restaurant (absolutely spectacular food, haven't found anything comparable in all of Costa Rica!) and ended up staying a week! Starting with the warmly designed accommodations, that are a stylish change to the typical "overdressed" hotel rooms, to the pool lounge area where even ocean lovers like us couldn't help but hang out a LOT of time, including the couple's massage at the spa and finally the ridicously good cappuchino served in the mornings - everything was great! We would like to thank the whole team for their great service - you made our stay very special and we are really hoping to get some time off work soon to come back and visit! :) .

Dorothy & Matt

28 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Beija Flor Resort
Best time ever, and the food is a 10.


28 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Beija Flor Resort
I have been going to Mal pais for the past 8 years with my girlfriend and my surf buddy's. I used to stay in Santa Teresra, but no more, Mal Pais is way more tranquile and beautifull. ever since I stayed at the Beija Flor Resort I'm hooked, all the rooms are A/C, new, good beds,open air showers, beautifull pool lounge, chill out music all day and for sure the BEST RESTAURANT in the area, must ceck it out. Also ask the manager about secret surf spots and the secret beach, PURA VIDA .


12 Jun 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Mango Mar
Since my first stay at the Hotel Mango Mar in jaco about 2 1/2 years ago I have returned here about 12 times. A family atmosphere which makes my time in Costa Rica very enjoyable. Hotel Mango Mar is one of the reasons to come to Jaco. There is no other place that I would stay in Jaco. .

Bryan Jones

27 May 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura
Where is this hotel? Five miles from airport, yes, but which direction? The San Jose site maps do not seem to feature it..

Eddie Williams

20 May 2008: visit hotel's page: The Hemingway Inn
I loved it. I will recommend this hotel to friends. I can't get over my experience in Costa Rica. It was my first visit and it was memorable. Thank you guys..

irma montes

24 Apr 2008: visit hotel's page: Encantada Ocean Cottages
The service offered by Cupotico was great. The room was reserved such as asked and for good dates. The problem was with the room as such. It was dirty (walls, curtains, windows, blankets, etc.), full of ants and mosquitoes. It does not offer service of restoration. .

Denis Gingras

04 Apr 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Presidente
We would recommend Hotel El Presidente to anyone traveling to Costa Rica, and looking for a hotel in the heart of San Jose. $17 cab service to or from the Airport, helpful and efficient staff, a generous and delicious complimentary breakfast,and clean comfortable spacious rooms. We would certainly stay at El Presidente again. .

Fred Writt

03 Apr 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Presidente
El Presidente is a beautiful marble fortress of a hotel in the heart of San Jose. We stayed there both at the beginning and end of our vacation. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean, The breakfast was ezcellent, tropical fruits, eggs cooked to order, breads, rice and beans, and fresh juces, not to mention great Costa Rican coffee. We enjoyed the rooftop jacuzzi and steam room, The hotel is on a pedestrian avenue in San Jose, it is easy to walk to the various parks and museums in the area. The staff was very helpful, arranging our tours and transportation.El Presidente is very modern, with excellent security. .

Fred Writt

01 Apr 2008: visit hotel's page: Giardino Tropicale
Hola! La semana que pasamos en Giardino Tropicale fue genial. Myriam es una hermos?sima persona que nos hizo sentir muy a gusto, as? como el resto del personal. No tenemos ninguna queja. Totalmente recomendable. Un 10! Saludos, Iv?n y familia .

Iv?n y familia

31 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Fuego del Sol
We had a great time at fuego del sol.. the hotel's service was very good, and we loved its location just in front of the beach.. We would definetely go back and recomend it to others..

Karol zelaya

19 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura
I'm already booked at the Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura for three nights in early July. I've checked out all the hotel's websites in hopes of learning precisely where the hotel is located, but none of the sites provides that information. The closest I come is "five miles from the airport and close to San Jose." That is not good enough. In all other respects the websites give all the information anyone could desire. Why not a map that lets people know where the hotel is?.

Richard V. Teschner

18 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Verde Mar
We enjoyed staying at "Hotel Verde Mar". All stuff were kind, especially the reception were excellent. They're always good sorts and take care of us. The room was wide and the bathroom was clean. The only thing we didn't like was about sewerage. Whenever we used the tap, water appeared on the floor of the bedroom..

Kanako Kurashina

16 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Cala Luna
The sink drains were very loud, even from adjoining rooms. There was poor sound barrier between rooms. The pool was very nice, as were the staff. food was good. .

paul Pellegrin

13 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Montana de Fuego
My stay at Montana del Fuego was disappointing. When we checked in one of the rooms was not correct. We reserved a triple, but they only gave us two doubles. The other issue with the hotel was the fact that both hot tubs were not working properly. The outdoor hot tub was completely out of commission, and the second one (which was located inside the spa) had only a tepid water temperature. When I complained to the management about this situation, there were horribly unhelpful. The wanted to engage in an argument with me in the hotel lobby and did little to try and rectify the situation. I would not recommend this hotel, and tell people that if they can just spend the extra money and stay at Tabacon. .

Grant Bursek

13 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: El Diria
The Diria had very nice amenities. The room was not very comfortable. Basically a hotel room. The service desk was very impersonal. The food was very good. Fantastic Breakfast included. We really felt like a number at this resort. The location was good, in the heart of Tamarindo. The tour desk was very helpful too The pool across the street was very nice. The swim up bar was great, when open. It closed very early and the bartender wasn't very friendly. .

paul Pellegrin

13 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Capitan Suizo
Bungalow 1 was very clean, comfortable, private. Great food, great service. The grounds were very well kept, with very nice private beach. Nice for wild life too. The Honeymoon bungalow was a great disappointment. It had an influx of ants, The windows wouldn't open. It was back in a corner with no view of the ocean as stated on their website. The bed loft was not romantic at all. We felt the standard bungalow was much more romantic. We actually received a partial refund due to our dissatisfaction. The resort was very accommodating to satisfy us. .

paul Pellegrin

12 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: La Colina
La Colina was an excellent choice. The room was small but adequate, the view, beautiful, and the staff was very helpful. I had a car and the location was fine for going to Manuel Antonio Park, restaurants and the town of Quepos. The only problem that I had was the number of steps to get to the room, although my son and his friend did not have that problem. The included breakfast was excellent and other meals were as well. The laundry option and internet use were also welcome. I would reccomend La Colina to others. Joe Lerner, NYC.

Joseph Lerner

12 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: La Colina
La Colina was an excellent choice. The room was small but adequate, the view, beautiful, and the staff was very helpful. I had a car and the location was fine for going to Manuel Antonio Park, restaurants and the town of Quepos. The only problem that I had was the number of steps to get to the room, although my son and his friend did not have that problem. The included breakfast was excellent and other meals were as well. The laundry option and internet use were also welcome. I would reccomend La Colina to others. Joe Lerner, NYC.

Joseph Lerner

12 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: La Colina
La Colina was an excellent choice. The room was small but adequate, the view, beautiful, and the staff was very helpful. I had a car and the location was fine for going to Manuel Antonio Park, restaurants and the town of Quepos. The only problem that I had was the number of steps to get to the room, although my son and his friend did not have that problem. The included breakfast was excellent and other meals were as well. The laundry option and internet use were also welcome. I would reccomend La Colina to others. Joe Lerner, NYC.

Joseph Lerner

10 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Tropico Latino
The property at the Tropico Latino is lovely; it's a beautiful hotel. But my friends stayed in the cabina #11, off in the woods, and it is VERY UNSAFE. We were robbed in the middle of the night, while we were sleeping. In the morning, the staff didn't acknowledge that they need to increase security in those cabinas, so I would recommend that you request a room closer to the main lodge, or check to make sure there are a bolts on your doors, as the current lock system is insufficeient in the jungle in Santa Teresa. Tropico Latino needs to provide more security on its property. Cabina #11 was not the only cabin hit by the robbers in the middle of the night on March 8, there were other hotel guests who slept in fear that night as well. *I should note that I was actually a guest down the street at Casa Zen, which, as a hostel is very safe, but that I slept at my friends cabina on the night of the robbery because we had gone out together and I didn't feel safe walking to Casa Zen alone. .


09 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Presidente
Our nights at your hotel this past week were great. Service great as usual. Only one minor gliche with getting a van timely on Friday morning to catch our flight to Tamarindo. Had to wait too long and almost missed flight. All else was great. Food very good. Service very good. Like the new renovations. All in all a rating of 9.5. We?ll be back soon.

Mark Riley

05 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Villas El Parque
Location was very good, and the breakfast facilities and staff very pleasant and good to work with. The room was large and the view good, but the bed and other facilities only adequate. It was a wonderful stay bacause we had friends in the same complex, and one of the rooms had a full kitchen. If we were there by ourselves, I probably would try a different place. .

Robert Scott

04 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: Arenal Lodge
This was a wonderful, relaxing stay. The rooms (we had to change for the second night) were really much bigger than we needed, but both had great views straight out to the volcano. The restaurant and veranda also had wonderful views, and we saw packs of wild pigs and coatis cross the open lawn below us, as well as identified dozens of birds in the garden. We ended up not even leaving the grounds the first day--just sat on the porch and walked out to the butterfly house and took the trail down along the stream under the tall trees. We were also pleased with the food and the staff in the restaurant. The tour we took the second day was expensive, but allowed us to see things we would never have seen on our own. We would go back. .

Robert Scott

03 Mar 2008: visit hotel's page: El Diria
The El Diria Hotel where I stayed { I was in the older part of the hotel and prefered it there ],was very nice . The facility was well maintained and ,very clean ,.The staff was very friendly ,kind and professional .The restuarant malaputo was very good ,clean and a nice variety of food available . I enjoyed the beach ,surf and local tours .My week in Tamarindo was great and i enjoyed it fully. My only hope is that with all the new development ,that this bit of paradise doesn,t get spoiled . Keep it as is --just get the street repaired..

Brent Honeker

29 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Pine Tree
The people at the Hotel Pine Tree were all very nice. The rooms are clean, but a little run down. The pool was empty and according to the staff, they had been waiting for some weeks for it to be repaired. I didn't care that much, but I would have been very upset if I had been traveling with children and the pool was unusable. Overall, if you're looking for a very inexpensive place to stay, the Pine Tree Hotel is a good deal for the money..

Jane Dinse

29 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: La Mansion Inn Arenal Lake
Please tell Godfried, Peggy, and Kris that they should not be so friendly, accomodating, and fun. Makes far way too much fun and relaxation! Tell everyone to stick to the CR Rum!!!!.

william burrer

28 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: La Mansion Inn Arenal Lake
I took my wife on our 5th wedding anniversarry. We had an amazing time! La Mansion was absolutely more than we expected. The perfect setting for a romantic and peaceful getaway. Everything about our trip was simply magical. Thank you you cupotico. .

Stanley Dumornay

24 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: La Mariposa
We loved Costa Rica and enjoyed our stay there immensely. While La Mariposa is a lovely hotel, it was not my favorite. The pool was great, but service was super slow and the beach is not easily accessible. To be fair, We are beach people, more than pool people?so we are biased. Our room was super fancy and modern but not very Costa Rican...the glass wall offers a fantastic view of the ocean but no privacy. The bathroom was beautiful but not practical?no mirror or light, dark walls and the water from shower goes everywhere. Greg liked the modern take and the glass walls but he didn?t mind that your neighbors on either side can see you naked! I liked the older rooms better and the Penthouse is great. We were there for a wedding and they did an absolutely wonderful job. The food is great too! Again, Dayana at Cupotico was WONDERFUL!.

Tamara Feist

24 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: Bungalows Tulemar
We absolutely loved Bungalows Tulemar! The bungelows were cute, spacious and very comfortable. The housekeepers make up the rooms with care and always leave cute ?towel creatures? like swans and happy faces. The private beach is fantastic and we had a great time kayaking, drinking birras and chatting with Claudio & David. The food is amazing, fresh and everyone is super friendly. Special thanks to Claudio, the best beach bartender EVER, David and Fabio. Pura Vida!.

Tamara Feist

23 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: Luz de Vida
My trip was great. The Luz de Vida hotel is great and in a great location. The staff were terrific. I did have my backpack stolen while sleeping in a hammock right there on the property. But, I count that as my fault. I was too trusting and careless. Other than that, the vacation was a delight. I'm ready to go back again soon. Sincerely,.

Jennifer Velo

20 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: El Pizote Lodge
I stayed here for a few days on a tour of Costa Rica with the EcoTeach educational group. It was a spring break school trip for my Science Club. I really liked this hotel. The only problem we had was that the showers flooded every time we used them. However, it was one of the few places we stayed with hot running water, so that was good enough for me. I loved the food and the chef was really nice. We also went to her private restaurant for some Caribbean flavor. The grounds are gorgeous with flowers everywhere. I loved the pool too. I caught a lizard outside our room, and there were geckos climbing all over the ceilings, which really helped minimize the mosquitoes. All in all, it was one of my favorite hotels on the trip..

Claire Adams

13 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: Villa Teca
Unfriendly personnel with prison like rooms. Long distance away from Manuel Antonio beaches. Lack of telephone, internet, and security boxes contribute to isolation. Your choice is their restaurant or a long walk to someplace else. Basically you're at their mercy and they know it..

J Baptiste

10 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: Florblanca
Florblanca although beautiful and tranquil is very over priced as is the food in its restaurant. Despite the exceptional service from the local staff I wouldn't return there at its current asking price..

Richard Homes

10 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: Horizon
We had a fantastic time in Costa Rica and look forward to returning soon your country is beautiful so friendly and an absolute surfers paradise. The Nicoya Penisular was very laid back and relaxing. Horizons resort was a fantastic place to stay and I would rate it 9/10..

Richard Holmes

08 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: Cocal Hotel and Casino
I thought that the new condos at Cocal where awesome but the regular poolside or beach front need A LOT of work. The food was ok and staff very nice. Great location to bars..

Eric Berkman

08 Feb 2008: visit hotel's page: Grand Hotel Costa Rica
Thank you for the follow up email. We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and are looking forward to our next trip back.
Thank you again for all your help and we will be contacting you when we decide to come back. .

Jeff Namson

31 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Pueblo Dorado
The staff is very good, and the hotel is beautiful. My only problem is..THE POOL!!!- Im SUPER lucky to have ONLY, broken my left arm/wrist, while getting out the hotel pool, to get the ball,(and back into the game of pool/volleyball they provide.) Other hotel guests' stated, that the pool's slippery tile floor was "No good too have around a pool!" .


30 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Capitan Suizo
We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. The Garden court is a great pick for close to the airport. The intersection outside the Garden Court is VERY DANGEROUS! Capitan Suizo is amazing! What a great choice! The staff, the grounds, the architecture, our rooms, the service and the beach were a complete delight. Our only problem was between you and Capitan Suiza on how many nights we were booked for. I was so thankful they had 1 room and 1 room only for us to have on the night of the 26th. I also appreciated how you interfaced with me and the hotel to get it all figured out. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, professionalism and flexibility. Kris King .

Kristine King

24 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Delfin Beach Front Resort

Pat & Linda

24 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Arenal Observatory Lodge
Hello, From the USA. Yes we had a GREAT time at Arenal Observatory Lodge. It is was the highlight of our two week trip through Costa Rica. We loved the accommodations, the beautiful walks through the forest, the food, the people and most of all watching the Volcano go off every night while we lay in bed watching. Thank You Cupotico for making our trip a wonderful memory for all of us. Sincerely, The Clarks and The Gages. .

melissa clark

23 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Florblanca
We were very much looking forward to staying at Florblanca. I received an email about a week prior to our leaving saying that construction went over schedule and there would be a bit of construction still going on when we were going to be at Florblanca. The email stated "the construction is occurring away from the main part of the resort. We will be additionally limiting working hours during your stay and much of the work being done now will be hand work rather than heavy equipment. We hope any interruption will be slight." When we arrived, we were taken on a tour of the property....very nice property. Then we arrive at our villa. Right next to which is a big green divider where construction is occurring. I was surprised at this because they said the construction would be away from the resort. I asked what time construction started in the morning. "8 am", she replied. OK, not horrendous, I thought. I didn't want to ruin my trip before it even began. Next morning, 6:30am we get woken up by some power tool. I called the front desk and asked them why it was starting so early. "Oh, they're not supposed to be starting until 8." And this was the same response I got for 5 days. So, 5 out of the 7 days we stayed at Florblanca, we were awoken by this racket. They offered to pay for our dinner the last night we were there as an apology. OK. Nice enough. We get back home and go over our bill and they charged us an additional $120+ for our room than what was agreed upon. I inquired about this and they said it was because the colones exchange rate. They advertise in dollars and then charge another amount in colones that doesn't equal the amount they advertise. So be careful of this. It is a shame because we travel a lot and this hotel has a lot of potential. The location is nice (minus the construction) and the restaurant is really good. It is a shame they don't want repeat business..


15 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Linda Vista Del Norte
Thank you, we did have a wonderful time. In fact, we were not ready to leave on our scheduled flight; so, we stayed two extra days. The weather was not the normal for Dec/Jan. It was colder and more windy than what we are used to. We were not as impressed with Linda Vista Del Norte this time around. I understand creepy crawlies are expected; but, our room had more than we could withstand. We had to clean out the bugs prior to going to sleep each night. We couldn't even enjoy sitting on our outside patio, because we would get attacked. The room was not kept up as it was two years ago. The walls had smashed insects all over them and the dust everywhere was just not acceptable. We were so excited to have the Churasco(spelling ?) steak again, as it was just out of this world two years ago; however, we were so dissapointed this time around. It was half the size and very tough. We will not eat that again. On a good note, the staff was a pleasure: Walter, Marvin, Jose and the front desk person, Brian. We also enjoyed the new pool, it was beautiful. It would have been better if the pool bar was open. .

Fernando Castro

13 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Hotel Ramada Plaza Herradura
Yes, our trip to Costa Rica was fabulous - I would recommend it to everyone - we had a wonderful time - Loved the country, the people the food and the weather. Don't think we ever have had such a wonderful Christmas vacation! We will definately return and hopefully it will be soon. We enjoyed Ramada Plaza Herradura hotel - the staff was well trained and very friendly. We enjoyed the gift shop, the restaurant, the bar and the casino. We will stay there again upon our return. Again thanks for helping make our vacation even better!.

Linda Lee

10 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Copa Cabana
We love copacabana. Our family has stayed there more than 5 times. We live in San Jose, so Jaco is an easy drive for us. Every time we go, we stay at copacabana thats why we know all the types of bedroom and all of them. i love the suit because you can see the sunset on the ocean from my private balcony. .


10 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Adventure Inn
We were pleasantly surprised by the Adventure Inn and especially the over accommodating staff. They are great! The cleanliness and appearance was also great. The only challenges we ran into were some bad eggs (but they were very accommodating with additional substitute) and some very loud music for the breakfast (which they promptly turned down on my request). Thank you for all of your assistance and concern. Susan .

Susan Bianchi

05 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Luna Llena
Our 3 day stay at the Luna Llena hotel in Tamarindo was WONDERFUL! We found the bungalow to be very comfortable and accomodating to our needs. It was beautifully furnished and decorated, we felt at home. The breakfast was very good and the pool and whirlpool awesome! We will definitely make another visit and I will pass this information on to others that are looking for a place to stay while in Tamarindo. Thank you for your attention and great service. .

Enid Rolon

03 Jan 2008: visit hotel's page: Villa Alegre
We absolutely loved the Villa Alegre. Barry and Suzye were fantastic and the accomodations perfect, truly one of my best stays anywhere!! Dawn Thompson and John Ittner.

dawn thompson

29 Dec 2007: visit hotel's page: Fuego del Sol
Fuego del sol was good, clean, friendly, great food, but suggest complimentary bathroom supplies and definately bottled water, coffee and milk, biscuits, fruit etc as we arrived very late and had nothing from a long journey..

paul bird

27 Dec 2007: visit hotel's page: Poas Volcano Lodge
The Poas Volcano Lodge was absolutely fabulous and we loved our stay and their people.

Robert Cole

04 Dec 2007: visit hotel's page: El Diria
My third trip to El Diria and the stay was as wonderful as always. I will return again! This hotel rates a 10 from me. And as always, did a great job arranging the accommodations for me. Darcy L. Neal .

Darcy Neal

04 Dec 2007: visit hotel's page: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
This was my second stay at the resort and will not be my last. This is a very special place! The staff, service, and facilities are wonderful, and having the use of the Hot Springs makes it that much more appealing. I must rate your resort a 10. Thank you for another wonderful stay! I utilized the services of twice before, and you are wonderful. Everytime I reach my hotel that I have booked thru you, there is never a problem. The same with the Car Rental. You do an excellent job and I will use your services again. Darcy L. Neal Account Executive CWL Northwest Region 32605 Hwy 79 S Ste 312 Temecula, CA 92592 .

Darcy Neal

04 Dec 2007: visit hotel's page: Adventure Inn
Loved the hotel and the staff was very nice and the location was great because it was near the airport. We had a little trouble finding it but that was mainly our fault because we didn't get directions because we were supposed to be following our friends who were in a bus with a driver and we went a different direction. The free breakfast was delicious and plentiful. We highly recommend it and would definitely stay there again. Thank you,.

Ofe Whitaker

01 Dec 2007: visit hotel's page: Terrazas del Pacifico
I loved it. I had a great party with about five young ladies and no one cared. I recommend this place to all the horny guys out there..

Pastor Parchment

30 Nov 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Fonda Vela
The trip to Monteverde was excellent. Unfortunately we were only in Monteverde for one night, but we had a great time!.

Brian Dao

30 Nov 2007: visit hotel's page: La Colina
At first glance the place gives you the feeling of a tree house effect. Very beautiful. But then, Lots of steps, that din't seem to bother us, however, no water pressure did!, or when there was NO water, that was worse! WE asked other guests at other Hotels if they expierenced this problem, and they always said no! So, there you have that!...The restauant has a very bland menu, scimpy portions, and we guess we expected a real Costa Rican Break fast, with sweet Breads and warm milk with our coffee, silly liitle things like that, but that never came to be. My husband and I were moved to a different room at different times, we weren't happy about that, then charged more. WE didn't get that system. The owners need to upgrade bad before the place falls on them..


27 Nov 2007: visit hotel's page: Buena Vista
Hi everyone at Cupotico, My stay at the Buena Vista was just great. The revervation was exactly as worked out thank you. I am totally satisfied. Talk to you next time I need you guys. Ciao ! .

Michel Gauthier

27 Nov 2007: visit hotel's page: Terrazas del Pacifico
The trip was great and we enjoyed the hotel. I would rate the overall score at about a 7 - out of 10 being the best. it looks like you could use some maintenance on the pool cabana thatched roofs and some new paint in general - as far as looks go everything else was very nice. One thing to note was that I almost got double charged for the room. The gentleman working at the front desk did not seem to notice that I had reserved the room and paid for it already on line with the pay-pal system and asked me again for my credit card. I had to remind him that I did indeed already submit my card online, and after a few minutes of looking around in the reservation system he said "you're right. You did pay already" so we avoided that... Otherwise, everyone was very nice and friendly and if we only had some good waves it would have been a 100% suceesful trip. Pura Vida! .

peter howmiller

20 Nov 2007: visit hotel's page: Bougainvillea Hotel
I do not beleive we received any credit for the room change, I'll have to let you know when I receive my next statement. The hotel grounds are beautiful. Booking through your company was easy. The only problem was with receipt of the payment causing us to have to move. Thank you .

Robert Okon

18 Oct 2007: visit hotel's page: Aeropuerto
good, clean rooms. Food was OK as well. I wish there were taxis there all the time, but it was generally a pretty good experience. .

James Perkins

15 Oct 2007: visit hotel's page: Villa Caletas
The service, food and room was way beyond our expectations. Great job by all your staff with the exception of those invloved at the front desk. We booked a taxi to San Jose and we met the driver in the lobby. We talked with the reception staff to get directions and were on our way. The taxi was disgusting and the driver got lost. He had to hail another cab and we followed him. The driver got very very angry when we handed him our receipt because he was not the driver who was supposed to pick us up. At one point we were concerned for our safety. I am amazed someone did not notice at reception or the gate it was the wrong taxi service. .

Mark Gray

15 Oct 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Ave Del Paraiso
My trip went fine. I do have a couple of comments: About the hotel: Ave del Paraiso is a lovely hotel, but after having stayed there several times in the last 5 years or so, I find that the hotel facilities and the services haven't changed much. Except for the Internet access --now better than before-- and the addition of the Cafe Kracovia --which offers a good alternative for meals-- they still manage the hotel from a book where they register everything with a pencil. Last time I went there, they didn't have any records of my reservation, which I had made with Cupo Tico well in advance, so I had to go to a different hotel (this happened at midnight, and I was travelling with a small child.) And then, small things, like the towels are still too thin (and small); they don't have a toaster in the kitchen, in spite of clients' requests, who prefers their bread toasted. The staff is very nice and helpful, though. About Cupo Tico: By the time I checked out, Hotel del Paraiso hadn't received my payment from Cupo Tico. I do recognize that Cupo Tico makes it easy to book a room online, but it'd feel better if this diligent service were so for the whole process. Thanks for offering the opportunity to express my opinion. .

Manuela Gonz?lez-Bueno

14 Oct 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Presidente
The trip went very well, Thank You, most of the hotel staff was extremely helpful, pleasant and very professional. The food in the hotel restaurant was also very good! We had a pleasant and enjoyable stay. However, I would like to recommend that you may possibly want to add in-room CD and DVD players to you list of hotel amenities. Thank you. Sincerely,.

John McNeil

06 Oct 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Las Tres Banderas
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Tres Banderas for 5 weeks this summer. We LOVED our experience there and wouldn't hesitate to go back. The meals are excellent, especially if Derek is your chef. The menu has a wide variety of food, even polish, as the owner is polish. The pool was our favorite part of the hotel, it is huge, cleaned every few hours, and has nice shade to read a book, but plenty of sunny spots to tan. The day bartender was excellent, and gave us great ideas on which tours to go on, and where the local hot spots were. The owner, Andy, was very accommodating to our needs, and was very personable. The hotel is very reasonably priced, and is a perfect location because it is right in between Quepos and the beach at Manuel Antonio. Also, it is extremely close to COSI (a spanish language school my husband attended). The rooms have hot water, cable, air conditioning and a lovely balcony. The beds are decent, as is the furniture. .

Jaclyn Alford

27 Sep 2007: visit hotel's page: Costa Verde
Dear friends at Cupotico, Our trip to Costa Rico was even better than we had anticipated. Very little of the predicted rain in the afternoon; very friendly and helpful people wherever we went. If there is one complaint it concerns Hotel Costa Verde. The people working the front desk when we arrived were in no way welcoming or helpful. They bordered on rude. The attitude improved somewhat by the third day, with a much more helpful staff the day we left. We did miss having a phone in the room, even just to talk to someone at the desk. Having to walk to the reception desk with even a small request or question was most inconvenient. Other than that, the rooms were beautiful, the cleaning staff were friendly, the restaurant was quite lovely and the food was excellent. The Interbus arrangements you made for us went smoothly; the driver was courteous and the ride comfortable. I credit the success of the trip to the friendly and extremely helpful people at Cupotico. Astrid Herrera solved all our problems and put our minds at ease so we could fully enjoy the trip. Thank you again for all your help. Sincerely .

Cristine Coakley

17 Sep 2007: visit hotel's page: Fuego del Sol
I like Fuego del Sol hotel, it is very good, and services were great. It would be perfect place if they have a small refrigirator in the room, just to store few beers. Somehow your web site shows that rooms have refrigirators, maybe it is out of date. Otherwise everything was great. Thank you, .

Vyacheslav Yukhymuk

07 Sep 2007: visit hotel's page: Lomas del Volcan
The location was good. The scenery excellent. The hotel staff friendly and helpful.

Robert Hawrylo

07 Sep 2007: visit hotel's page: Villas Nicolas
The Hotel villa nicolas in manuel antonio was excellent.

Robert Hawrylo

19 Aug 2007: visit hotel's page: Sandpiper
The Sandpiper Hotel is the best place to stay for surfing and a good time. It was our first time in Costa Rica for surfing and we had so much fun. The hotel is so relaxing,laid back and you felt like family. Everyone got to know each other and hung out together. You walk right out the hotel room door and the surf was right there. Come back have a little food and relax!!!!! I would return to the Sandpiper Hotel on my next trip!!!.

Droddy Family.

09 Aug 2007: visit hotel's page: La Mansion Inn Arenal Lake
The La Mansion was incredible. The entire staff made you feel like the only guest, and that you were their number one client. It was our honeymoon and they brought breakfast to our villa that was exquisite. We will go again. Cuptico (ASTRID) was the most helpful vacation planner we have ever used. Thanks Cuptico and La Mansion for making our honeymoon EXQUISITE..

Paul Perryman

03 Aug 2007: visit hotel's page: Cabinas Los Pinos
Scoring an 8.5! That's a good score from my point of view, definitely Los Pinos have beautiful gardens, a quiet environment and well taking care cabins! They are comfortable and well located, close to Santa Elena, with a good space and electrical equipment. Bad things? Well, definitely this cabins have very nice details but in the other hand there are some things that seem to be a bit too old or that need to be changed like the bathrooms furniture that out of the rest of the furniture looks a bit crappy, the microwave oven number screen was totally out and there was a coffee maker that had no coffee maker bags so it was a bit weird, the shower terminal was a bit out of shape so there where like 3 huge water flows but it would have been better to have them as a regular shower so the only thing that needs to be done is change it... No mayor issues that's for sure, guys I can give you my word that this places is beautiful and definitely will be in the top of my list for my next visit to Monteverde! CHEERS!!.

Federico Vargas

31 Jul 2007: visit hotel's page: Harbor Reef
We are back from our trip to Costa Rica and had a wonderful time. Your country is beautiful. Personally I loved the waterfall at La Fortuna the best, but the Volcanoes, and adventure sports were also a blast. I can tell you I wasn't quite prepared for the road situation. I had been told roads were bad but didn't quite understand that many were only dirt and rock for miles, and miles with such huge holes in them the cars can only go a few miles an hour. I don't have a problem with that per se just that it made traveling much more difficult and time consuming. The accommodations at Harbor Reef were fine. The staff was very nice. Peole in Costa Rica in general are very nice, although again the language barrier is hard at times. I did have to brush up on my limited Spanish. I think a little more information to travelers would be good. For example, we flew out of the "airport" at Nosara. It would of been nice to know before hand that it isn't an airport, just a landing strip in the middle of a cow pasture. It was fine, the flight was actually great on Sansa, but we were a bit taken back when we drove up and saw the conditions. If we were prepared it might have been nicer. Thank you for setting up the hotel at Harbor Reef at least that experience was easy and we did thoroughly enjoy our stay. .

Debbie Maronic

26 Jul 2007: visit hotel's page: Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
We LOVED Tabacon and the hot springs! I would highly recommend this hotel and your services!.

Sharon Bilyk

15 Jul 2007: visit hotel's page: Mar de Luz
I have no complaints about the hotel (Mar de Luz). The people were great and worked very hard to provide great service. I loved Costa Rica and the people. You have a great country. I especially want to thank Astrid and David Cyrman. Astrid was a big help in making my reservations. David and his driver were great in answering my questions and making me feel at home. David is a very intelligent and hard working man. All of the prices seemed appropriate and I had no problems at the Hotel, the beach, the restaurants, bars, drive to the airport or with any of the people. You should be proud of a country with such great people. I plan on returning to Costa Rica soon and I will chose Cupotico to help with the reservations. Thanks for everything Paul Zimmer PS Costa Rica has very beautiful women!.

Paul Zimmer

06 Jul 2007: visit hotel's page: Doce Lunas
Thank you for your hospitality. A beautiful hotel, we stayed 4 nights in June, this was my fifth trip to Costa Rica, third time surfing in Jaco and Esterillos, the landscaping and the room was beautiful. It was expensive for the area and there were several problems. First, my daughter was looking forward to using the Yoga facility with daily classes however this didn't exist. We managed to get one private class from Diana and use the yoga room which was damaged and being worked on. The floor was coming off and in the process of repair but definitly not being used. There was no restaurant, no bar, no gift shop open, no computer or internet to use, it looked like someone, not us, was using "Limewire" to download a lot of music and probably viruses along with it, we were told and they had to remove the computer to fix it. The Beach was NOT a five minute walk as you say, it is no less than 15 to 20 minutes at a fast pace. Taxis were easy to get and not expensive, the staff was very pleasant and accomodating to us. Breakfast was delivered promptly and was very good but even when we asked for two coffees instead of one, and two milks, we always got one and they had to go back, one day we had butter the next day none, one day there was jam the other days none. Construction started at 7 AM right next to our room. If there was to be building on the pool bathrooms why give us room number one? We were the only people there for 3 of the days. Put us in a room away from the construction. Your security was very good, the taxi drivers had to pass inspection everytime they passed the gate. But I was lying outside at 3 AM by the pool ( not in the pool) and was told by security that it wasn't safe to be outside and for my safety I should go back to my room. I am sure that during the busier season or during special retreats, the place must be really fun, Though it is a beautiful property there were these above mentioned problems. Thanks for listening. Also it might be a good idea to let the guests know the approximate taxi fare to let's say Mas x Menos instead of waiting for the driver to tell you fares anywhere from 500 colones to 1200 colones, since you are making the trip 2-3 times a day. I would stay there again if there was a special yoga/meditation/surfing retreat of some kind and the hotel assured us that it was fully functioning so there would be no surprises. Sincerest thanks for your hospitality again, John Kaufmann .

John Kaufmann

05 Jul 2007: visit hotel's page: Villas Las Tecas
We were at las Tecas around Easter with my mom and two little kids. I t was my mom's birthday, and the Nosara Hotel lost our reservations; It was hot and humid and...we met Jay and his wife!what a great bunch!...they greet us and made us feel wanted and appreciatted during our stay. The cabin at las tecas was confortable; nice, big and clean. We got really lucky and all my family had the greatest time ever. Thanks to you guys. We recommend las tecas...and is the only place that offers best hospitality in Nosara. Sincerely...Helena Garcia Cosby.

Helena Garcia Cosby

04 Jul 2007: visit hotel's page: Espadilla Hotel
Just got back from my first trip to Costa Rica. Besides the beautiful country I was extremely disappointed with management and lack of customer service. I arrived with a group of colleagues looking for a summer break from teaching all year long and we didn't find that at this hotel. The property is beautiful but the staff took away the beauty. We checked in and the staff gave us a hard time during check in and in was worse when we asked for basic commodities, like an iron. Would not recommend this hotel, would have received better service at a much less expensive hotel down the road. .


24 Jun 2007: visit hotel's page: Flamingo Resort
First, the pool in under construction, the webste said it was finished but that is a LIE. So, it is really loud, drills, pounding, and construction workers everywhere. Second, the sheets are too small for the beds, so your feet have to touch this bed coverlet, which didn't seem very clean. Third, when our room safe did not work, they refused to move us to a room that had a working safe. It is not a nice place and food is awful..


19 Jun 2007: visit hotel's page: Villa Caletas
I enjoyed our stay up until the point we left. The cab showed up right on time. I went into the reception area with the cab driver and we spent 20 minutes with the two different staff members to get the right directions to the house we were going to in San Jose. I gave the taxi voucher to the guard at the gate as we left. I was somewhat concerned with the disgusting condition of the cab when we got in and he drive like a maniac. He got lost in San Jose and we circled for what seemed hours. He finally stopped and asked another cab driver how to get the our destination. Finally the driver became very angry when we did not want to pay him since we paid the hotel $100 for the ride. My wife and I were very afraid he was going to become violent. As it turns out he was not the right cab but no one at Villa Caletas bothered to notice this as we prepared to leave with him. The socre of 7 is just due to this experience..

Mark Gray

19 Jun 2007: visit hotel's page: Boyeros
Hola, cupotico, Thank you for your letter of inquiry about my vacation in Costa Rica. My granddaughter and I had a wonderful time, in spite of the incessant rain during our 13 days in Monteverde. The hotel Boyeros was good. I should have asked for a ground floor room, as there is no lift, and no-one to help an old abula get her suitcase up a long steep flight of stairs, except my granddaughter. The Lonely Planet guidebook described the rooms at the Hotel Boyeros as more luxurious than we found them, but the room was certainly adequate, and the beds were comfortable. The swimming pool is wonderful, and the pool area very clean, tidy and well kept, and we enjoyed it very much. The restaurant was good. The best about the hotel, and certainly this is the most important, was the people who worked there, behind the desk and in the restaurant. They were friendly, polite and helpful when we asked for help, particularly in allowing us to use the front desk telephone with our phone card when the card would not work in any of the outside public telephones. The front desk people also exchanged money for us at the exchange rate and took no commission, so that was very nice, too. We only stayed there one night but I would certainly stay there again. I would score the hotel a 9. In San Jose we stayed at the Taylor Inn B&B for two nights at the end of our two weeks in Costa Rica. It was very comfortable, convenient to what we wanted to see in San Jose, and had pleasant, helpful staff. Both evenings in San Jose we walked around the corner from Taylor Inn and had our evening meal at the Hotel Britannia. Friday night we each had a full dinner and it was delicious. Fresh salad and good cooked dinner, although there was only one other person dining there. Saturday evening we went back, although neither of us was very hungry, having eaten a good lunch in town at the Hotel Balmoral. We were both very tired. I asked the waiter if there was any other soup than the French Onion listed on the menu, and he offered to make us some chicken soup. A few minutes later we were served one of the best bowls of chicken soup I have ever eaten, with fresh, crisp cooked vegetables and spoon sized pieces of chicken. So cheers for the Britannia Hotel Restaurant! And cheers for their waiter! I'd go there again, too. The best part of the trip was 12 days in Monteverde, being students at the Instituto Monteverde, and staying with a wonderful Tico family. Even if the road is NEVER paved, I'd love to go back there again. .

Barbara B Wolfe

19 Jun 2007: visit hotel's page: Bungalows Tulemar
The trip was awesome! The folks at Tulemar were great. It is a beautiful location and we will definitely plan another trip. Thanks,.

kris mattingly

09 Jun 2007: visit hotel's page: Luz de Vida
I spent a weekend at Luz de Vida back in February. The cabina was very simple and a little dark, but the Ac worked great. The pool area, the grouds and the restaurant were great! So was the location. Probably one of the best value of the area..

Sarah Coco

08 Jun 2007: visit hotel's page: Rio Perlas
Rio Las Perlas is a first class hotel. The rooms are roomy and well furnished. The restaurant and bar and very nice, yet casual, with high quality meals at reasonable prices. Service is excellent. The highlight of Rio Las Perlas is the beautiful setting in the mountains with extraordnary landscaping on the extensive grounds of the property. The property includes trout fishing lakes which are full of full of fish and offer great fishing for novices and veterans alike. The hotel also offers miles of hiking trails into the higher elevations. Set in the Orosi Valley, Rio Las Perlas is off the beaten path, but is well worth a visit for a couple of days while in Costa Rica..

Robert Hoagland

04 Jun 2007: visit hotel's page: Papagayo Resort Four Seasons
Wow, this is heaven on earth. The scenery is breathtaking and the service is impeccable. You will enjoy walking on the beach or laying by the pool. The golf course is fantastic and everywhere you turn they are they to mist you with Evian or offer a cool "lemon" scented towel. The rooms are beautiful with a screen door you can open or close to your private patio. ENJOY!!!.

Nikki B

02 Jun 2007: visit hotel's page: Giardino Tropicale
Our trip the Costa Rica was like a slice of Heaven, especially for my husband who had lived in Nosara for several years back in the the late 80's and early 90's. Once he stopped crying about all of the changes (bank, laundry mat, phones, realators etc.) he came to realise the beauty of Nosara still lies in the warmth and friendliness of theTico's and the beauty of the land and ocean! Yes, you can deffently say we all enjoyed the experience! Our stay with Marcel at the Giardine Tropicale was very nice and comfortable. We would rate our stay an 8 on the scale of 1-10. You have asked us for our opinionand comments of the Hotlel and I can not say enough on how welcoming and helpful Marcel was to us. The reason I gave an 8 and not a 10 was 2 very minor things. The hotel offers airconditioning for an extra price(witch we did not need but surely would be glad to have available in the summer) however, I only wish that they would offer hot water upon request as well. I do appreciate the fact that they use solar power, but it would be nice to offer the use of electricity when in need of a hot shower. Also, the hotel is beautifuly constructed and lanscaped, with a wonderful resturant upstairs and a great breakfast by the pool. We did find the pool area very pretty, however, uninviting to use and found ourselves going elsewhere to lounge.(maybe that is the idea!) However, I do enjoy sitting in comfortable lounge chair around the pool after a day of fun in the sun. Not to say the rooms were not comfortable, they were, but it is nice to kick back other places other than your room. I would highly recommend staying at the Giardine Tropicale to any of my friends or family. I do have an added note. We eat anything and everything while we were in Nosara. From deliciouse fish and chicken dinners at the the Giardino Tropicale to spa meals at the Harmony and fantatic fish with beans and rice at Olga's. What I do want you to pass along is that we stayed at the Occidental in Papagio by the Liberia airport (not knowing where to stay and forgot to ask Marcel) and both myself and my husband became VERY ill the next morning after eating at there buffet they offered at the Occidental. That was one looong plane ride home and we have been home now for 3 days now and still are having to run to the bathroom.....Hindside, we should of known better that eat at a buffet but all other resturants at the hotel were full, so be wear!!!
Okay, I think I've said enough. Thank you again for your help with our wonderful stay in Nosara!.

tammy hutchinson

31 May 2007: visit hotel's page: La Dolce Vita
Very nice hotel, clean and new. Best place..


25 May 2007: visit hotel's page: Mar de Luz
We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. The Mar de Luz did a great job taking care of issues we had and corrected them as soon as they could. The workers on the grounds were fantastic. The owner Victor was a perfect gentleman and host as was his staff. As an outsider and an investment realtor for commercial properties there are improvements I would make to help save long term expenses for the hotel but overall it was a most pleasant experience. Thank you for taking care of our arrangements and I will highly recommend your agency for any further travel plans..


15 May 2007: visit hotel's page: Rio Perlas
What would be reasonable prices if it truly was a 5 star resort, as claimed by them, turns out to be a waste of money for the area. While they have a beautiful location and nice natural hot springs, the accommodations and services are seriously lacking. After arriving and choosing our room, we were left to find out that there were no towels or air conditioning. They did bring towels, but no matter what the request it takes more than 30 minutes for the bellman to get to you. After dinner (which in no way resembles a 5 star resort meal - more like cafeteria meal) my wife became ill and immediately expunged the fish she had eaten. Upon trying to get some water from the sink, all that came out was a slow flow with tons of dirt. After flushing the toilet a couple of times, the water was completely out. Calling to the front desk to explain resulted in getting hung-up on and then having our line disconnected. Miraculously 15 minutes before we checked out the water and phone started working and they claimed they had never heard of this before. After a calm description of our difficulties at this 5-star resort, they refused to reduce our bill. 1 night, food-poisoning, no shower, no water at FULL price - what a deal. Definitely choose one of the other bed and breakfasts or small hotels in the area over this farce of a 5-star resort. .


14 May 2007: visit hotel's page: Aeropuerto
It was a comfortable stay, I would reccommend your Hotel..

William Handy

14 May 2007: visit hotel's page: El Diria
Great all around experience. We filled out a form upon departure with details. The only area that seemed a little slow was the front desk. Bell hops, cafeteria, maids, etc were very nice and considerate..

Eric Thoreson

30 Apr 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Ave Del Paraiso
Thank you for asking! My stay at the Hotel Ave Del Paraiso was very pleasant. The staff was friendly and of very high quality. Again, your hotel is very good!.

Stephen Carmichael

30 Apr 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Ave Del Paraiso
Electrical problems were ongoing as it was during the week for the area. We had very cold showers in bathrooms! Otherwise the place is very nice and the owner and staff are fine and doing a great job! Thank you, I will go back there if I go to San Jose..

Jacques Gilloteaux

26 Apr 2007: visit hotel's page: Doce Lunas
Beautifully located. Great food. BUT THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!! Service needs improvement especially at the front desk. It's definitely lacking. Don't ask them to arrange transportation to the airport unless you're fluent in Spanish, otherwsie you'll never make it home. Restaurant service was better. I don't recommend the spa especially the stone massage.....too much money for below average service. Bed sheets need to be inspected before laying in it. The sheets were stained and had cigarette holes..


25 Apr 2007: visit hotel's page: Casa Chameleon
Better than a hotel! This place provides privacy and service beyond anything I've ever encountered! The actual resort is amazing in person. Much better than any of the photos I have seen. The hosts and staff are very helpful. Really terrific. We hope to visit again soon!.

Eliza & David Valdez

10 Apr 2007: visit hotel's page: Casa Chameleon
Top romantic hotel I've ever been to. The privacy and subtle service was unique. It was exactly what we wanted in a romantic getaway. What a great honeymoon! Robert & Kendra .

Robert Anderson

09 Apr 2007: visit hotel's page: El Establo
Our stay at hotel El Establo was great. We were very pleased with the room..

gary larson

02 Apr 2007: visit hotel's page: Villa Teca
I had an amazing trip to Costa Rica, thank you. Villa Teca is a beautiful hotel and we really enjoyed the newly refurbished rooms. .

Farah Williamson

28 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Suerre
We had a wonderful vacation. The Suerre Caribbean was very nice. The hotel rooms were very clean, the staff members were very friendly, and the food was excellent. Punta Uva is beautiful. Thank you, .

Robert N. Wilkinson

22 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Peace Lodge
We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. All of our reservations were smooth, everything was set up properly. What could have been different is someone telling us what to expect as far as the roads and the time it would take to drive from place to place. Had I known some of this I would have planned things a little differently. Two nights in each place is a must. Andres was very helpful as well as Carolina Gomez. I would recommend friends to use your service, however I would encourage your people to be really upfront with customers about how bad the roads are and how very few are unmarked. WE LOVED IT. Thanks..

Kathleen Emery

19 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: El Bosque Lodge
We had an absolutely wonderful time and will recommend your lodge to others..

Elena Dearth

18 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Arenal Paraiso
very good.

Normand Bourgault

17 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Villa Teca
Very small primitive room, noise from adjacent room. No room safe. Water leaked on the bathroom floor into the bedroom. Tour groups so no space round the pool. Slow clearing tables for breakfast after the tour groups had been through. Good free transport to Manuel Antonio.

Mike and Veronica Coad

17 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Heliconia
The walls are so thin that we could hear every word and action by our neighbours, their performances was to be marvelled at!!! The service was very poor in the restaurant and we could find nothing edible at breakfast, the bread and cakes were like rock. Would not recommend this to anyone. .

Veronica and Mike Coad

15 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Mango Mar
The kitchen is great to have, but the beds are very uncomfortable, and there is really no benefit to being right on the beach, as Jaco beach is very dirty, and dangerous at night. Also, there was no TV in the room. The pool is small but fairly clean, and the bathrooms are ok (low water pressure but passable). Other than the beds, I found it an excellent home base, and spent a lot of time hanging out by the pool and in the room..

Noah Cason-Zesiger

15 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Grand Hotel Costa Rica
We stayed at the hotel in April 2007 with a group of High School students through EF tours, tour director Wendy Johnson. The facility was great and the staff was awesome. The food was very good quality and the general comfort level was excellent. Its downtown location is wonderful to experience San Jose..

Leo Constine

15 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Buena Vista
Very satisfied of the hotel. very good reception and service of quality. Just a little administrative problem to retrieve reservation email, quick resolved. Installation of high quality. The dinner is very good ,just the breakfast is uninteresting. at the time of leaving, they were not informed of our payment on your website..

Jan van den Brand

14 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Arenal Springs Resort
Very satisfied of the hotel. Reception and service of quality. No administrative problem for the reception of bedroom, on presentation of the reservation email. The meals are expensive and the service is slow. Very good sight on the volcano, installation of high quality. .


14 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: El Bambu
We passed a pleasant stay to Costa Rica. Hotel EL BAMBU corresponded to our waiting. Reception and correct service. No administrative problem for the reception of bedroom, on presentation of the reservation email. .


14 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: The Hemingway Inn
the hotel is very basic, clean and comfortable..

Yael Agmon

08 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Poas Volcano Lodge
Very nice..

Pieter de Haas

05 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Ever Green Lodge
This place is amazing! The tour guide(Leo), was a plethera of information on local flora/fauna and animals. The trek up Mount Tortuguero is fun, but hard. There is a bar that has limited hours and only one bartender, but with great drinks, you can't beat it. The zip-lining here is not for those afraid of heights, but those that love the rainforest, should not miss it. It's a quick ride over to the next lodge to partake of spa facilities. Beware, once you have had your "chocolate massage", there is no hot water in the showers to rinse the chocolate off. It's just the right size place, only 30 rooms. It makes their customer service shine..

V Brown

04 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Presidente
We had a great time. The room was very nice and clean and spacious. The people at the hotel were very nice and the restaraunt had very good service and food. There wasn't coffee in the rooms or room service at 5am when we had to leave for the airport but we found some coffee downstairs. There wasn't transportation to or from the airport but there were taxi's waiting 24 hours a day which was nice. I would say the only drawback was that the noise outside of the rooms was loud since there is a casino in the hotel. We could hear people yelling throughout the night. There was some kind of drilling or construction work inside the hotel in the late afternoon/early evening that was loud so it was hard to take a nap. I would recommend this hotel as long as you know not to go out after dark but there is enough to do at the hotel so you don't need to anyway.........................3/2/07.

Carlyle Engelgau

04 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Montana de Fuego
A great location right across from the volcano. We got to see it erupting at night. What a sight. Also enjoyed the Canopy tour. .

Nancy Stephenson

04 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Harbor Reef
Great location. Warm and surfer friendly staff. And we loved the monkeys that woke us up every day. They were right outside our windows. What a treat. Better mattresses would the only improvement needed..

Jay Stephenson

04 Mar 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel El Jardin Del Eden
We had a wonderful stay at El Jardin Del Eden. The gounds were absolutely beautiful. We felt like we were tucked away from the outside world. The rooms were clean and spacious. We loved the rooms we were in right by the pool. The food was good and the pina coladas were yummy. .

Nancy Stephenson

28 Feb 2007: visit hotel's page: Harbor Reef
Safes in the rooms would be a huge plus.The staff couldn't care less if you were there or not.Totally apathetic! .


27 Feb 2007: visit hotel's page: Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
We were very happy with the Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge. Thank you for recommending it. The staff was helpful, restaurant very good and the rooms comfortable..

lea macnider

26 Feb 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Presidente

zulma rivera

21 Feb 2007: visit hotel's page: Mimo's Hotel
We had a wonderful time at Mimo's Hotel. The owner & the entire staff were attentive, friendly, hospitable & helpful. The food was amazing! Make sure that you try the pizzas and various Italian dishes! The rooms were beautifully styled & comfortable. A great value! The location is very convenient: it's right off the main road to Manuel Antonio offering a bus stop less than a block away. The cost is only 110 colones (about 25 cents). Those that are very sensitive to noise, may want to request rooms in the back. But it didn't bother us. Say hello to Jon Carlos, Rebecca, Juliani, Angelo & especially David. Highly recommended! We'll be back. Lilly & Garrett. Seattle, Washington USA. .

lilliann milic

18 Feb 2007: visit hotel's page: La Colina
La Colina was a beautiful, natural hotel and we enjoyed our stay there very much. We had breakfast on the deck amidst flowers and hummingbirds every morning. The owners supplied us with useful travel tips and made us feel very much at home. Christine Germann Klinger and Mary Ann Townsend Dayton, Ohio, USA .

Christine Germann Klinger and Mary Ann Townsend

16 Feb 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Mango Mar
Hello We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and would recommend it highly to all our friends. We loved the location of your hotel. We just felt that the room needed updating with paint. Kitchen needed cleaning. We would love to come for more than one night because of the location but would not unless fixed up..

Penny Maxwell

05 Feb 2007: visit hotel's page: Ever Green Lodge
The Evergreen Lodge was great, good food. We loved the remote "Rainforest" setting. One problem we had was that the bar was noisy and did not complement the "Rainforest" setting, they should get rid of the TV and radio if they want it to be an actual "Rainforest" setting. .

lynn warren

02 Feb 2007: visit hotel's page: Luz de Vida
Did a lot of looking before we planned the trip and booked somewhere else, only to find ourselves making other reservations at Luz de Vida because we hated our first pick. The rooms are very clean, with refrigerator, a/c, and your own phone. The grounds around the hotel are kept immaculate, the pool is beautiful, and immaculate, and the beach is located right in front. There are hammocks on the beach to enjoy the sea breeze/Siesta. There is also a game area with brand new pool table (We watched it being delivered) fooseball table and ping-pong when it gets dark and don't feel like venturing off to far. THe family that owns the hotel live right next door and their hospitality was great. Just wishing I would have taken advantage of the Massage. They have their own cabana on the beach just for it! The only thing I would say is that the food in the restaurant is overpriced, but there are plenty of other local restaurants nearby, as well as the supermarket down the road. The surf was great, and the accessability to all the major breaks was nice also. I would highly, highly recommend this place. Couples and families. Our room had 2 queen beds and one twin! .

Carrie Price

26 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Coloso Arenal
We haven't been there yet. Supposed to arrive the end of March..

susan mallory

20 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Mango Mar
spent sixteen great days here beginning january two thousand seven loved it hats off to carol and staff clean cozy beautiful a beach hideway amongst towers will go back>oh ya wes from bc canada .


15 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Hotel Estrellamar
I have spent the most 2 beautiful weeks at this hotel. The friendliness of the personnel,the room where sparkling clean. All of the staff we meet where very polite and respectfull. The food was excellent especially the spaghetti night with Fran?ois. The restaurant in the village where very good and friendly. The security in the village was not a problem. We were swimming with the locals and shopping with the locals IT WAS GREAT.... I would recommend this place to anyone that would like time to themselves and have a good time..


08 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Hemingway Inn
Thanks to Cupotico team All the arrangements you did for us were ok including the Hemingway Inn. The Hemingway Inn is a friendly place especially Victor at the front desk. We'll stay again at the Hemingway at my next visit at San Jose even the place is old and not fancy. Mali & Danny .

Mali & Danny Paz

08 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Bramadero
We liked our stay in Bramadero. Our room was comfortable and clean. The food in their restaurant was delicious and service very good. Compared to other neighborhood hotels, we found the room rates a little high --- I can stay for less in a better hotel in the US! .


07 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Aurora Inn
Nice place, friendly staffand the best food inCostarica!!.

Adriana Fazzaroni

07 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Gilded Iguana
the women in charge of the reservations, Pat, was very nasty and un pleasant on the phone and had hang up on me, i would not visit this hotel. I even made the pre payment for the rooms, but she would get my calls..


06 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Sueno Del Mar
My husband (John) and I stayed at Sueno del Mar in late October of last year while traveling through Costa Rica on our honeymoon. We had an absolutely wonderful time! We still listen to the CDs you burned for us -- they bring back great memories of a wonderful trip. You had recommended Flor Blanca which we also enjoyed immensely. You had raised the bar though -- the help at Flor Blanca did not compare with your friendly, warm nature!! It seems like my most vivid memories of Costa Rica are rooted at Sueno del Mar... the leatherback turtles nesting, the river boat tour, great breakfasts, cool music, lazy days by the pool, and your friendly (but unubtrusive) company! Thank you so much for making our stay so special. I hope that we will return some day soon! Warm Regards, Sarah and John Newton .

Sarah and John Newton

06 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Sueno Del Mar
Tui absolutely made our visit to Costa Rico fabulous..she was so gracious and hospitable that we loved coming for breakfast, to buy gifts and just to visit her while we were in town for w eek. All 7 of us found her so informative and knowledgeable about the country..More importantly she arranged for us to go to the Rain Forrest and it was a memory of a lifetime..We are telling all of our friends about your lovely bed and breakfast and about Tui... If we come back I feel as if I have made a new life long friend ... Her husband was especially helpful too. I loved meeting them both and hope to have the opportunity to visit Costa Rico again soon.. Sincerely Jean and John Laughlin (Memphis Tennessee).

Jean and Jhn Laughin

05 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Pachira Lodge

Mali/ Danny Paz

03 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Playa Chiquita Lodge
DONT GO TO THIS HOTEL IT IS TARRBLE!!!! try other ones in the area, cupotico have few nice hotels in Puerto Viejo area which are much better then this hotel. the reservation team at cupotico was very helpful and the web site is very user friendly and professional. .

Deborah Thiesen

01 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: Didis Charming House
Didi's Charming House was just that, charming! Very cute, good location and delicious breakfast (plus free eggs and bacon for booking with Cupotico). Ezio was very responsive to all of our needs and even drove us to and from the airport. Could use hot water in the showers..

Christina Gurney

01 Jan 2007: visit hotel's page: El Pizote Lodge
Thank you so much for your help with planning our trip! El Pizote Lodge was quaint and rustic and very quite...a great place to go to slow down and relax..

Christina Gurney

19 Dec 2006: visit hotel's page: Casitas Eclipse
Our trip to Costa Rica was WONDERFUL!!! No complaints whatsoever! Our hotel was great, the people couldn't have been any nicer. We were very impressed with how clean everything was. The condition and lack of highways surprised us. We have never traveled to that part of the world before and it was quite an experience! I would recommend Casitas Eclipse to anyone going to Manuel Antonio! I would definitely stay there again! Pennsylvania .

Mary Hayes

13 Dec 2006: visit hotel's page: Sueno Del Mar
I have stayed at Sue?o del mar several times, if you can?t be happy here?. You won?t be happy anywhere!.


04 Dec 2006: visit hotel's page: Villas Nicolas
We enjoyed Villas Nicolas very much. The staff was friendly and the view was gorgeous..

Arlene Hetherington

01 Dec 2006: visit hotel's page: Cala Luna
Our stay at hotel cala luna was Great, cannot wait to get back. I give the hotel a 10 and reccomending any of my friends here in the states to stay with cala luna. Thanks again and see you sometime in 2007, The Buxtons, Jack , Sandy, and Coral .

Jack Buxton

26 Nov 2006: visit hotel's page: Erupciones Inn
Dear Cupotico-Team, everything went very well, thanks. People at Eruptionen Inn are very friendly and helpful - top score!
Helge Lubenow


15 Nov 2006: visit hotel's page: Cariblue
Estabamos en Puerto Viejo en un hotel y teniamos tambien una reserva por 3 dias en el hotel Cariblue, ya pagada a la agencia de viajes. Como no paraba de llover desde hacia dias, decidimos anular la reserva, comunicandolo ?5 dias! de antelacion. La respuesta del hotel Cariblue a la agencia fue que se quedarian el total del dinero. Acudimos personalmente al hotel y la respuesta fue la misma, que el Cariblue exige el pago por adelantado a la agencia y que no acepta cancelaciones. Les preguntamos si tambien nos iban a cobrar todas las comidas que nunca llegarian a servir. Por supuesto, fue la contestacion. Acudimos al Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT), donde nos informaron que el hotel Cariblue siempre se ha negado a firmar la Declaratoria Turistica, por lo que tiene ?sus propias reglas? y puede hacer lo que le venga en gana ? En resumen, no vaya a hoteles de Costa Rica que no hayan firmado la Declaratoria Turistica y recuerde que el Cariblue es uno de ellos. Su unico interes es conseguir su dinero y, una vez que lo han conseguido, si usted tiene algun incidente estar? completamente desprotegido.


15 Nov 2006: visit hotel's page: Cariblue
We were in other hotel in Puerto Viejo and had a reserve for 3 days in the Cariblue, already paid to the travel agent. As it was raining a lot in the area, we decided to cancel the reserve 5! days before the check in. Cariblue hotel answered us that they never accept cancellations and always retain 100% of the payment. I went to the hotel and asked them personally if they were going to retain also the money for all the meals that they never would serve us. Yes, of course, they said. I called to the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) and explained the problem. ICT said us that this hotel refused to sign the Touristic Declaratory so that Cariblue hotel has ?its own rules? and can do what they want ? To sum up, if you have some problem in Costa Rica you are completelly helpless because ICT is an organization merely informative and hotels which did not sign the Touristic Declaratory can do what they want. Cariblue is one of these hotels, they are only interested in grasping your money and if there is any imprevisible incident you are lost.


10 Nov 2006: visit hotel's page: Ylang Ylang
The name of this hotel conflicts with the original Ylang Ylang Beach Resort in Montezuma (, which holds a registered trademark on the name. We are asking you to desist in using this name immediately...


08 Nov 2006: Hello Jonathan! Thanks so much for finding a room for us. I just finalized the reservation thru paypal and look forward to our visit to the Playa Conchal on the 22nd thru the 25th. We will definitely call you again for our future travel to Costa Rica. Thanks again.

Gideon and Sandra Levy

03 Oct 2006: visit hotel's page: Arenal Pacifico Lodge
We had a slendid stay. We loved the solitude and the morning breakfast was great. I higly recommend this place and would stay when we return. the ocean is just a step away. L Park
Bruce Park


26 Sep 2006: visit hotel's page: Giardino Tropicale
I rate this hotel as an 8. We really enjoyed our stay there,It was a gorgeous place, and peaceful. the hotel manager was very friendly and was willing to help us in any way regarding transportation, tours and activities. Their restaurant was also very good. I would recommend this place to others.
Erin Murphy


06 Sep 2006: visit hotel's page: Byblos Resort
My family stayed 3 days at Byblos Resort and overall we had a very enjoying time. Jonathan is such an asset to the resort, he knew our names right from the first meeting plus made us feel like we were important, without going overboard. He made the difference. Nansie & Ed Benton California The rest of this letter goes to Siri (I hope I spelled it right) Hello, I am the person you gave the alcohol for my husband that had a plugged ear. I did help him. Thank you. I know that you just bought the hotel and I thought I might mention a few things that might help it became one of the best in the area. Some are very small but they make the difference between and 4 star and a 2 or 3 star. 1. Make sure the bathroom door is wiped clean every time people leave. Finger marks lower someones first impression. 2. The sitting areas (pool, garden) should be washed down every morning. Guests, even in the low season love to sit out in those areas early in the morning, and when they look black with dirt, that is not good. You have such a gorgous setting, guests will come back if they remember that they enjoyed the gardens. 3. Every day have someone walk along the creek and clean any garbage they see. Again with that setting you have, it sure takes away from the view if you see paper or plastic, on the side of the creek. 4.Make sure the air contitioners are working correctly. Maybe once a month have someone turn it on and make sure it is working properly. Ours was making such a loud noise that I wore ear plugs at night. 5. We had alot of laundry done and I understand the cost but $45.00 dollars for about 12 items is a bit much. Plus I left in the room $15.00 for the maids tip, (which was for doing the laundry) The 3 pairs of thong underware for $1.50 a piece was really a bit much. Sira, I hope you take these comments they way they were intended, as my husband and I have property in Dominical and come to M.Antonio often and would like to stay there again someday, but I thought it would help to have some feedback. Only the part about Jonathan is for other ears. We wish you well, Nansie & Ed Benton
Nansie Benton


01 Sep 2006: visit hotel's page: Sueno Del Mar
Overpriced! Dissapointing! My honeymoon was ruined! Don't believe the pictures of the rooms...we passed up the honeymoon suite because the photos made the other rooms look larger than they really were. They were dinky, and damp and gross. Our bed was damp. Our "romantic" outdoor shower was adjacent to the main walkway and office. Nice. The breakfasts were the same day after day (and after 10 days it got REALLY old). They tell you they are on the beach, but they don't tell you that you can't swim in it because of all the rocks! What a bummer to find that out, thanks a lot. You have to walk a LONG way to find a place to swim. No bueno. Lots of mosquitoes. The employees were nice enough to lend us some repellent after telling us about Dengue Fever which gave us nightmares for the rest of our trip. They booked a "snorkel and sail" excursion for us that left us stranded in a dark jungle with no money, soaking wet, barefoot, and we had to walk in the DARK for 2 hours before we got back to the hotel. It was a nightmare. Our honeymoon was 10 days. I cried for the first 3. I literally counted the days until we returned home. What a waste of money and a sad waste of potential good memories for our honeymoon. :(


17 Aug 2006: Hi Carolina, I just sent the payment via Paypal for the hotel room at Casa Roland and printed out a receipt. Thanks again for all the information and assistance you provided! .

Aline Linden

31 Jul 2006: hotel: La Colina
We spent our last two days of our 10 day trip to Costa Rica at La Colina. Please note that the name means "The Hill" in English. This hotel is bulit into the side of a steep hill. You are climbing very steep steps, (in many cases with no railings), to get anywhere on the premises. The electricity went out 3 times during our stay and once at night when we were climbing down the stairs to get to the parking lot. It was really difficult to navigate our way down in the dark! Originally we had made reservations for the tree house room, but after seeing it, decided to not take it and opted for the ocean view room. The tree house room had the atmosphere of a military bunk house. The ocean view room had good light, but felt like everything had a layer of grime on it. The toilet ran all night, the shower pressure was non existent, and we got little sleep due to all the dogs that barked continuously all night long. The best part about our stay here was the pool. It's deep and refreshing after a day at the beach! Beautiful surroundings, but the owners need to do some serious upgrades to the building! This place is an accident waiting to happen..

Penny Ellis

31 Jul 2006: hotel: Giardino Tropicale
Our stay at the Giardino Tropicale couldn't have been nicer! The owners Marcel and Miriam were wonderful hosts in every sense of the word. They take great pride in maintaining high standards and providing a clean and beautiful environment in which their clientele can feel comfortable and at home. The restaurant upstairs caters to locals as well as tourists and is the best in the area. Everything about our stay here exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend staying at the Giardino Tropicale. Thank you for providing us with such wonderful memories of Costa Rica! George, Penny and Alex Ellis..

Penny Ellis

17 Jul 2006: hotel: Bungalows Tulemar
We had a computer, camera and a small amount of cash from our bungalow Hotel Tulemar. The staff is in and out of your room all day long and they know when you are out as they provide you with transportation to the beach on their property and are the ones to sign you up for tourist activities taking you off the property. The gen'l manager and Police agreed there was employee involvement with the theft. Though they claimed embarassment they were not compelled to compensate financially for the loss..

lak santa monica, CA

13 Jul 2006: hotel: Hotel Mango Mar
My husband, 10-month old baby and I stayed at the Mango Mar for three weeks in February 2006. Lovely hotel, lovely staff, clean, one of the only low-key places left right on the beach. We had an unforgettable stay and would recommend it to anyone..


13 Jul 2006: hotel:
Definitely rated a 10 what a fantastic place and the service was impeccable .

Julie Arnold

13 Jul 2006: We really enjoyed Costa Rica and your service. All of the places we were booked were fantastic. Although i would not suggest anyone to stay at Monte Verde Cloude Forest Lodge. The price was not comparable to the accommodations. The mattresses were so bad we slept on the floor. The town was enlightening with so much to do. We saw other places to recommend in the town. La Paz was beyond anything i could have imagined. Los Lost Iguanas was very nice and what a beautiful site from our room. All of our activities were planned out well. The company Carolina booked us with in Arenal for our volcano,ATV, and hanging bridge tours were the nicest people. We had lunch with our guide and the whole crew made us feel like we were old friends they were showing around town. Puda Vida .

John &Julie Arnold

10 Jul 2006: hotel: Claro de Luna Hotel
Decent hotel but probably would not go there again unless a few upgrades were made. Reception was very pleasant and helpful upon arriving and throughout our stay and the breakfast very good and filling. However, the room was not up to par with a very uncomfortable bed, smell of mold/mildew and no insulation (could hear the entire conversation in the room next door.) This hotel has a lot of potential to be very quaint and enjoyable if at least had newer beds. Would rather pay more money to get a good nights sleep in order to enjoy the next day in Monteverde..

Lauren Smith

08 Jul 2006: hotel:
Posada Aeropuerto is an older hotel. the boy who was there did well. My complaint in the room is that the shower did not work and was leaking water on the shower floor constantly which I consider was unsanitary. the balcony off the room was nice. thank you. .

gerry sylvester

08 Jul 2006: Carolina, Thanks for the info on surfing. We appreciate it! .

Jillian, Sam and Mer

08 Jul 2006: Carolina, Thanks for the info on surfing. We appreciate it! .

Jillian, Sam and Mer

30 Jun 2006: hotel: Cariblue
We loved the hotel, but we were told by the (Cariblue) hotel on Saturday night that there were problems with a bridge being closed on Sunday, June 25th at 5:00 a.m. and would be closed the whole day. They said that the whole bridge would be closed due to repairs, and that it was a "governmental" decision and was out of their control; so we felt we had no choice but to leave at 3:30 a.m. in order to cross the bridge before they closed it. Then, I found out a few days later that they did NOT close the bridge as the hotel said it would. We would've loved to have stayed longer on Sunday, but we had to make sure we got the people in our group back to San Jose to fly out on Monday. Then, at 3:30 a.m.,there was no on to check us out; I caught a security man, but I'm not sure he knew what the procedure was. That whole experience was rather unfortunate and unnecessary..

Bonnie Amacher

29 Jun 2006: Jonathan: Thank you very much for taking care or our reservations. Regards, Paddy .

Paddy Cawdery

27 Jun 2006: hotel: Magellan Inn
No problems. Nice hotel..

Bundra, Jared James

24 Jun 2006: hotel: Posada Aeropuerto
great time .

mike saylor

01 Jun 2006: hotel: Hotel Las Tres Banderas
Nie wiem, czy dobrze trafi?em, ale chcia?bym skontaktowa? si? z Andrzejem Nowackim.Je?li jest taka mo?liwo?? niech wy?le e-mail'a na adres: lub: Pozdrawiam z Polski; Jacek Kowaluk..


30 May 2006: hotel: Posada Aeropuerto
The family who owns Posada Aeropuerto was very nice and hospitable. They picked us up from the airport and brought along the teenage son who speaks pretty good English, so that we could communicate through him with the driver. The accommodations, however, were not at all what I expected. Cocroaches were in my room, spider webs were in the light fixtures (and a baby spider in my coffee cup), flies swarmed the breakfast food--I began to fear for my health. I believe that Cupotico should make patrons aware of these conditions ahead of time. Not that they should say anything disparaging about the hotel, but basically let people know that the experience will be similar to camping. My friends who were staying there (and who enjoy the "camping" experience much more than I do) thought the hotel was great. They appreciated seeing how things "really are" in Costa Rica. .

Brittany Moya

23 May 2006: hotel: Grand Hotel Costa Rica
I was mislead when I called the hotel directly and specificaly asked if the rooms had air conditioning and when I arrived my room had no air. I was forced to change hotels because with the heat and having to keep the windows opened I was unable to sleep with all of the noise from the vendors and the people in the streets. I was also told my room was a "Jr. Suite" and the hotel decided for me the type of breakfast I was to have in the morning and when I requested to change from American to typical they refused to change it. I do not recomend this hotel to anyone..

clarissa hernandez

15 May 2006: hotel: Arenal Paraiso
Incredible hotel. No concerns. I will do a write up for Trip Advisor - Fodors so check their site in a couple of days..

Suzanne Davison

14 May 2006: hotel: Casa Chameleon
Casa Chameleon was the highlight of our honeymoon stay in Costa Rica! The villas are well designed and decorated and the view is more spectacular than any photos I have seen of this hotel. The owners are extremely helpful and accommodating. The entire resort is landscaped beautifully and the entire experience was surreal. Their private chef was wonderful! We felt like superstars staying there! As close to perfect as I've ever seen. I wish we had stayed there the entire time! We will be back! Honeymoon stay April 26-April 29 2006 .

Ben and Tina Jameson

14 May 2006: hotel: Costa Verde Inn
Thank you for your concern about our stay. You can tell the staff at the Inn they did a great job as always. This is our third stay here and the front desk employees, Leo and Minor, were very helpful as always. The cook, Yala (?) cooked a great breakfast as always. Regards, .

Ken & Maria Lothridge

14 May 2006: hotel: Terrazas Del Pacifico
I'm very please with the service from cupotico. Carolyn gave me the best service I have ever had in Costa Rica. I'll recomend your service to every one. .

Esteban Adden

09 May 2006: hotel: Canciones Del Mar
Lovely hotel, great location. the reservation service was great help, we found one of the best hotel in jaco and reserved and booked it with no problem using cupotico. .

LaVon Henderson

25 Apr 2006: hotel: Los Heroes Hotel
Our Trip was excellent. The staff at Los Heroel, the natural beuty in the surroundings and the food were above any 5 star hotel. The hotel also offers a train ride to the top of a restaurant that turns 360 degrees that give you views of the jungle, the lake arenal and the volcano. We can't wait to return to Costa Rica. Sincerely, Esmeralda.

Esmeralda Doreste

22 Apr 2006: hotel: Gilded Iguana
Great place, great food, would visit again in a heart beat..

Jill Wright

22 Apr 2006: hotel: Erupciones Inn
Great accomodations..... friendly owners..

Jill Wright

18 Apr 2006: hotel: Mar de Luz
Great staff, very accomodating.


11 Apr 2006: hotel: Bungalows Tulemar
your bungelows were fantastic. private and well equipped. the only thing i could recommend is that some of your staff at the bar and restaurant could be a little friendlier except one girl who is studying to become a doctor (i think her name is mary). she was such a pleasure and very attentive..

shirlin farrar

10 Apr 2006: hotel: Cariblue
Tuvimos un tiempo fantastico! El camarero, pienso que se llame Wilson y la muchacha se llama Katrin eran muy amables y nos ayudaban. La habitacion era muy limpia y comoda. Vamos a recomendar Cariblue! Gracias, la familia Holtgeerts.

Valerie Holtgeerts

10 Apr 2006: hotel: Cariblue
Tuvimos un tiempo fantastico! El camarero, pienso que se llame Wilson y la muchacha se llama Katrin eran muy amables y nos ayudaban. La habitacion era muy limpia y comoda. Vamos a recomendar Cariblue! Gracias, la familia Holtgeerts.

Valerie Holtgeerts

06 Apr 2006: hotel: Poas Volcano Lodge
Very nice place, perfect service, nice bedrooms, excellent food! Thanks a >lot! 10/10 .

Manon Jacob

06 Apr 2006: hotel: Hotel Heliconia
Horrible amenities, general disreguard for clients, disinterest by management, $50 charge for "complementry meal" for one person, burned by shower, no chairs, TV in room. Didn't know about hot tubs, sauna until the day we left,. Could be 4 star if managemment adds simple ameni ties such as TV, radio, chairs, grab bars in showers. Rooms are beautiful, fabuloul view, but felt deserted. No access to ice or snacks. Very overpriced considering lack of amenities. Still have scars from burn from shower..

Elizabeth Rodriguez

29 Mar 2006: hotel: Espadilla Hotel & Cabins
very nice room, comfy beds, the kitchen was a bonus. loved the walking distance to M.A. beach. however, the walls are thin and I could hear all the kids coming home after the bars - rowdy, loud, sounded like they were IN our room... but hey, it's vacation right? staff was pleasant, and the iguana outside our door to greet us the next morning was a treat. the cupotico staff were great, very helpful and made booking hotels a breeze. thanks very much. amy .

amy boyd

25 Mar 2006: hotel: The Hemingway Inn
Cupotico was very efficient and helpful in making arrangements for us. The Hemingway Inn was quaint, colorful and clean. The homemade banana bread with fruit, hard boiled eggs, and coffee breakfast was wonderful. Diana at the front desk was more than helpful and informative. She made reservations for us to rent a car and take a great boat trip. We loved the food and people in Costa Rica - some of the neighborhoods had a 'third world' feel, but it was a great adventure!! .

Darleen - Sacramento CA

20 Mar 2006: hotel: El Diria
It was wonderful.

Brooke Nix

20 Mar 2006: hotel: Poas Volcano Lodge
Our stay at the Poas Volcano Lodge was a favourite part of our entire visit to Costa Rica. The countryside where the Lodge is located is spectacular and we wished we had planned on a longer visit. We did not expect to find that there were so many different things to do. We enjoyed the short hikes we took around the Lodge but realized that there are many more hikes we would have enjoyed if we had an extra day or two more. The rooms we stayed in were charming and comfortable. The breakfast spread and service were awesome. Our party of 12 thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Poas Volcano. We highly recommend the Poas Volcano Lodge as a place to relax and enjoy nature at its best. Thank you for your outstanding service, Bee .

Bee Roberts

19 Mar 2006: hotel: Pelican Beach Front
outstanding food. outstanding service. outstanding location..

Grant Frankenberg

17 Mar 2006: hotel: Espadilla Hotel & Cabins
The stay was at the Hotel was ok.We did not have a AC so it was a little hot, it did cool down enough at night to sleep. We had no TV, Radio, or clock,which turned out to a blessing after a couple of nights at getting to bed around 9 or 10pm and waking up to the birds at daylight helped my wife and i to slow down and really enjoy life, we started walking the beach then a very slow breakfast, talking to the local people and other guest as well which would end up lasting a couple hours, then back to the beach sight seeing and swimming all day. We never listen to any news on the tv or radio did not keep up with time. Most of we did not want to leave and come home. thanks Miles and Louise Allen from Georgia .

Miles Allen

07 Mar 2006: hotel: Arenal Pacifico Lodge
For a mid price Jaco Hotel the Arenal is a 5, but if you upgrade to the superior room its a 7. The staff was very friendly but the hotel is too far out of town to really walk all the time. .

john horton

01 Mar 2006: hotel: Luna Llena
The trip went well. Wonderful time as always. Your services were great and I hope to use them again in the future. The Luna Llena is a nice place. The people are very friendly and the place is always clean. Nice location with an easy walk to town and the beach. .

John Mahoney

27 Feb 2006: hotel: Arenal Lodge
I truely enjoyed staying at Arenal Lodge. Even though it was a bit ways up, we got a paranormic view of the volcano, which many of the other hotels located at the base of the volcano didn't get to see. Too bad the volcano was covered in clouds most of the time. The only complaint that I have is I sprained my ankle during my stay at the Arenal Lodge. I was coming down the steps from my Jr. Suite room when at the end of the steps, there is a rain ditch. It was dark, and the lighting is not very good. I didn't see the ditch and stepped right in and sprained my ankle. The ditch is about a good 1 ft. deep. I really feel that they need to either put up warning signs put a wood board over the ditch so no one else would step into it. The hotel staff tried their best to help me. They provided me with ice, aspirin, and also found crutches for me to use. On the last day, the owner of the lodge came and talked to me about what happened. She apologized and told me that she is going to do something about it. Either install handrails or something to that affect. I still think that they need something to cover that area. I hope she will follow-through with her plan. I would stay there away, it was a nice hotel with clean rooms and a nice restaurant..

Angela Lee

23 Feb 2006: hotel: Villa Caletas
Villa Caletas was a very nice resort very spacious rooms and had great views. There was a little mistake on our reservations and had to move 3 times to 3 different rooms each room had a nice view of the ocean. The staff was very friendly, especially Randall. The pool has a great view of the ocean. Bring your walking shoes because most of the villas are down alot of stairs. John,Lisa & Kathrine.

John Kawyn

20 Feb 2006: hotel: Hampton Inn Suites
I am pleased to reply to your email as I have never received a follow up of this type. Four of us had a wonderful 2 weeks in CR. On our last night we were fortunate to stay at the Hampton Inn & suites which we found exemplary in every way. All the thoughtful touches even down to the brown bag for early departing guests who wouldn't be able to have the breakfast that was offered. We did appreciate that very much as well as the internet room and tour desk which we took advantage of, and the coffee we enjoyed while waiting to get into our room. We had arrived quite early and knew it wouldn't be available then, but it was ready a full 2 hours before the advertised check-in time, with no problems at all with the reservation or the payment. We were very happy with the room as well. .

Elain Fleck

19 Feb 2006: hotel: Hotel Mango Mar
Thanks for sking but i never made it to Costa Rica the person whom i was to travel with died suddenly just before we were to leave.I had to stay here to bury my friend.I told the Hotel Mango Mar about the sad situation and i had to cancel my reservation.They said they would get back to me about a refund but so far i have not heard from them.I want to rebook with them I just needed a little time to get over the shock of loosing my best friend. Thank You John P Lord .

John Lord

16 Feb 2006: hotel: Hampton Inn Suites
Great job .... both stops. Nice room, great service from staff. As good as anywhere we stayed in Costa Rica. Will definitely used Hampton Inn again..

Kenneth Frick

15 Feb 2006: hotel: La Colina
Nice pool, comfortable (somewhat small), quiet, inexpensive rooms. .

Thomas Peterman

15 Feb 2006: hotel: Hotel Heliconia
Beautiful, quiet, huge room. Only problem was the power went out one night, and it took a while to find someone to fix it. Highly recommend staying there..

Thomas Peterman

13 Feb 2006: hotel: Villas El Parque
First of all, I will give my positive comments. The front desk staff was lovely. They were extremely helpful and arrange a half day tour of the park for us with a personal guide. They arranged for us to have a room on one of the top floors facing the ocean with an amazing view of the ocean. We had a lovely balcony and a hammock that both of us spent time on lazily staring out at the beautiful view. The balcony was large with plenty of seating. Everything was clean and the air conditioner worked fine. Our main problem was that breakfast was to be included in the room. The first day we were told breakfast would be served at 8AM which gave us little time before our tour. Although the staff to prepare the breakfast was there no breakfast could be served because the room was locked and she had no key. By the time the key arrived we needed to leave so had no breakfast. The second day we had the breakfast and were pretty underwhelmed and decided to breakfast accross the street the next day. In terms of the room: It was very spartanly appointed and the sheets were like sand paper. Everything smelled like mildew. I would definitely not rate the property a 3 star property. The lovely view made up for a lot of it though. I am not sure that we would stay there again because it is pretty far away from everything. The beach was about a 25 minute walk. We had to take cabs to the park which was somewhat limiting. The saving grace was the view. .

Kira Mock

07 Feb 2006: hotel: Luna Llena
Just a short walk from the beach and bustling downtown Tamarindo, Luna Llena hotel was beautiful. The bungalows were spacious and a few steps from the clean and refreshing pool. The grounds were overflowing with lush foilage and flowers. The staff were wonderful and made us feel welcome and genuinely "one of the gang" for the week. Breakfasts were served around the pool and were light, perfect for starting the day. Luca, the bartender from Italy who has a creative talent with fresh fruit drinks, gave us directions to one of his favorite beaches which we enjoyed immensely. I am trying to figure out a way to rent by the month and go back for an extended stay - no luck yet but I'm still working on it. The only thing I wish they could add is the ability to serve some snacks and lunch and dinner items. It was a wonderful 50th birthday for my husband and a memorable trip for all of us. Kathy Fox .

Kathryn Fox

06 Feb 2006: hotel: Erupciones Inn
The place was nicer than we ever expected. The owner and her husband could not be nicer. The husband led our family on a horse trail ride which was excellent.

Steve Ross

05 Feb 2006: hotel: Linda Vista del Norte
The view of the volcano from our jr suite was outstanding. We had a jr suite and a standard room booked because we thought our family of 5 needed two rooms. Turns out there were enough beds for all of us in the jr. suite plus the view from the standard room was the parking area. Unfortunately, both rooms were prepaid and we couldn't get a refund on the standard room even though we never used it. We went horseback riding here, too, which was good. The food at the hotel was very good, also. Additionally, we did a raft trip with Rios Tropicales out of Quepos (we booked through you guys) and that was a success, too. .

Steve Ross

03 Feb 2006: hotel: Azania Bungalows
My stay at the Azania Bungalows was fantastic, the place is basic but very nice and the people are friendly. The people at made my life a lot easier by helping me with my booking. They were very responsive to my demands..


02 Feb 2006: hotel: Hotel Estrellamar
It was excellent for the price, expecially the pool and grounds..

Iolaire McFadden

01 Feb 2006: hotel: Mar de Luz
Jaco was very nice, Mar de Luz was very nice,the restaurants very nice . in Jaco we went to Solutions a tour business and signed up for ultralight flying AWESOME what a way to see Jaco, scuba diving AWESOME , off road 4 wheeling dirty but fun, horse back riding rough but fun , Solutions deserves thanks, to Rebecca agreat big THANK YOU she was very very nice to us . so yes we had a great trip Carolyn and Cupotico thank you very very much !!!!!!!!! .

Cliff Smith

01 Feb 2006: hotel: Las Tres Banderas
Las Tres Banderas in Manuel Antonio is very nice, Andy and his staff were very friendly the restaurant very good,with a polish accent pierogies,sauerkraut stew,all the food was excellent.thank you Andy. we did a canopy tour at Manuel Antonio SUPER.

Cliff Smith

01 Feb 2006: hotel: Adventure Inn
Cupotico , Carolyn THANK YOU we had a super trip to Costa Rica and enjoyed it very much. Adventure Inn is very nice,very clean and only 5 minutes to the airport thank you Hans..

Cliff Smith

29 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Karahe
Thanks for asking for our opinion. The Hotel Karahe was fine. Although, we would have been more comfortable in the 'hotel' portion rather than the villas. One thing about the hotel buildings, the one building above the road was very close to the road and probably would be noisier than the one below the road. The restarant at the Karahe was very good. The Karahe staff were very nice and helpful. We asked to be moved to one of the Villas due to the many steps up the hill to the top one we were first assigned to. There was no problem when we requested the change. Jere and Karen Christner, Alaska USA.

Jere and Karen Christner

27 Jan 2006: hotel: Oneg Shabbat
Great food; warm hospitality; family-like atmosphere; moderate amount of privacy. Very difficult to find the place and its phone number..

Alicia Benn

23 Jan 2006: hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge
The Arenal Observatory Lodge is a private paradise for hiking and truly submersing yourself in Beautiful Costa Rican Nature..

Christy Cortinas

23 Jan 2006: hotel: The Hemingway Inn
Dear Carolyn Gomez and the rest of the Cupotico team, I would like to thank you for a very enjoyable trip to Costa Rica which is greatly thanks to Carolyn and all the reservations we made with her. I thought it would be helpful to list everything I booked through your agency and let you know any comments (good or bad). The Hemingway Inn: good location, very friendly staff but hotel could do with some updating and could be a little cleaner. Breakfast was great. 1 day River Pacuare Rafting trip: excellent excursion - on time - very efficient. Only comment is that we bought the cd of photos from them which have not yet arrived. 1 day Arial Tram tour: was good too but started late and then we were the last people to be dropped off by the bus at the end of the day which meant that we spent 2 1/2 hours on the bus once we left the park. With 2 young children this was too long. Erupziones Inn: perfect - absolutely no negative comments. Owners very friendly and helpful. Rooms large, clean, v. modern with fantastic bathrooms and unlimited hot water - would recommend it to anyone! One comment we do have to make about La Fortuna is that we tried to use one of your coupons at the Baldi Hot Springs and they would not accept it (said they had never heard of you before). That was a little disappointing and the whole evening cost us a lot more than we had intened to spend. El Establo: nice hotel - our rooms were right by the street so a little noisy from the traffic but aside from that no complaints. In Nosara we stayed at the Harbour Reef Inn which you booked for us. There was a small hiccup at first as they put us in a different house to what you had told us (you had told us Frisbee and we were in the Garden house instead) which looked like it had 1 less bedroom. However, we found an extra bedroom in the part of the house which is being updated so we were able to use that. Aside from that the hotel and the location were beautiful. So thanks again for helping to make our trip truly memorable and we hope to come back soon. I have also given your name to a couple of friends who are thinking of going to Costa Rica this year. Regards, Heidi Sandiford.

Heidi Sandiford

23 Jan 2006: hotel: Monta?a de Fuego
Please do not wax the tile floors in the cabanas. They are so slippery, and very dangerous. The weather was very poor (rainy and cool) when we were there, which you can not control. The resort was not busy, but the service in the restuarant extremely slow considering we were often 1 of 2 or 3 occupied tables. The resort is beutiful,and with a little more effort could easily by a10.

Jack Nickel

22 Jan 2006: hotel: Villas del Caribe
Villa del Caribe was an excellent place to be, clean,spacious, bright, friendly people. I just wish there was a good beach and a place to swim ( I think a swimming pool would do). However, as a result of this, we explored the other extremely beautiful places to go to(Punta Uva beach was paradise), the butterfly farms, Puerto Viejo restaurants, the road to Manzanilla, the best food ever,we loved it. It was an exciting vacation and I would go back to Villa del Caribe ANYTIME!!!WE loved Costa Rica! We recommend the place 100%. (And we traveled with our 2 year old son who, also, had a great time, it was safe and peaceful).


22 Jan 2006: hotel: 15 Hotel Karahe
We feel that we were very lucky to find the Hotel Karahe. We wanted a Hotel that was close to the beach and the Nature Reserve but found much more. The abilitiy to sit on the beachfront and sip drinks or dine at a wonderful setting was a treat. We liked being able after eating to be able to walk to the little town area up the beach and shop or look at the wonderful scenery of the beachfront. The Reserve is wonderful to walk in and the guides very knowledgable. The hotel room we had looking toward the ocean was very well nice and as some may find not all hotels in that area even have hot showers. We look forward to our next visit with the iguanas who loved to watch us eat at the beach bar with mixed interest. Cupotico was great in helping with both reservations and changes we made. We will use you again very soon..

Kathy Shofner

21 Jan 2006: hotel: Hampton Inn Suites
Had a pleasant stay. nice to have a breakfast in a sac for those who needed to get to the airport early morning. I would stay there again if I was staying in San Jose and have recommended it to friends. It's not fancy but clean an pleasant. Only down side is that it is far from downtown San Jose ( maybe that is a plus since it was safe).

jocelyn Napod

20 Jan 2006: hotel: The Hemingway Inn
Hi, Hotel was great, staff friendly. However, the hotel did not have the information that I had pre-paid my nights stay at the hotel. Had to speak to company rep to solve problem. However, these things happen. Nick.

Nick McGreevy

19 Jan 2006: hotel: Costa Verde
Our stay at Costa Verde was great - the staff was friendly, the rooms were clean, the restaurants were good, and everyone was very helpful. We enjoyed our stay. We actually saw a sloth about 10 feet in front of us in a tree off our balcony, and we also saw lots of monkeys!!!.

Carol Kijek

19 Jan 2006: The rafting trip was A plus. The people there were great. The guides were great. The rapids were great. The lunch at the restaurant was great. Next year I will be calling you about possibly booking 30 people to Costa Rica. Talk to you around August 2006. Thanks. All 8 of us loved it. .

Dave Piotrowski

18 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Aranjuez
I thought that the service at the Hotel was very good for it's price range..

William Carl Gering III

18 Jan 2006: hotel: Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas
What a View!!!.

jeff Skinner

17 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Karahe
Dear Cupotico Team: I was unhappy with Hotel Karahe due to the fact that I was charged for two nights that I didn't stay there. The checkout time was stated at 12:00 noon and I checked out before then at 11:00am. Please do whatever you can to get me a credit for those two nights. Thank you for all your help in this matter. Best regards, Bob Venturin .

Robert Venturin

17 Jan 2006: hotel: Villa Caletas

denise egan

17 Jan 2006: hotel: El Diria
We had a very nice time and would recommend this hotel to any person going to Costa Rica. The staff is very friendly and helpful..

Gregory Paielli

17 Jan 2006: hotel: Erupciones Inn
Really nice accomodations, beautiful view and friendly staff!.

Kerin Lankey

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Didis Charming House
Didi and Ezio were very friendly and informative about the Manuel Antonio area. ALL their recommendations we followed up on were excellent. The hot tub was very relaxing. The room was was excellent and their breakfast food was attractively arranged. We recommend staying with them..

Darleen Hartley

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Tropicana
We were delayed in Atlanta and arrived a day late for our stay, I would have thought they would have issued a refund since this was something that was out of our control. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. On our next trip, we will look for other accomodations as this was awfully small..

Dwight Griffin

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Jaco Fiesta
The rooms were decent. The pools were great. The food was very good as well. At check in, it took an hour for them to find our reservation. And then they said we hadn't paid enough so they made us pay more. It was right on the beach which was nice..

Scott See

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Condominium Villas Mymosa
When i booked my trip to Costa Rica this past year I decided to do all my planning through They provided me with a good service, they were extreamly helpful in planning my first trip out of the country. I reserved a hotel through them and they also helped me set up a taxi service for our vacation. They were very helpful and responded quickly to my emails (which were alot). I would recommend them to others and would book throught them agian..


16 Jan 2006: hotel: El Milagro
Estimado se??or, El hotel El Milagro significa un recuerdo muy bueno de los 2 di??s pasados en eso hotel.Tambi??n la cocina y de seguida el restaurante es de una qualidad espl??ndida. Gracias por la reservaci??n. Atentamente, Nevens Herman.

Nevens Herman

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Arenal Country Inn
Estimado se??or, El hotel Arenal Country Inn es muy agradable.Es un placer de quedar en esto hotel.Cu??nto volvemos en Costa-Rica esperamos de parar en esto hotel de nuevo. Muchas gracias por la reservaci??n. Atentamente, Nevens Herman.

Nevens Herman

16 Jan 2006: hotel: El Establo
Estimado se??or, Puedo confirmar que somos muy contentos del hotel El Establo. El problema es el caminno para llegar al hotel que no est?? bueno,pero creo que esto no es la responsibilidad del hotel. Tambi??n vuestro ayuda de reservaci??n y la comunicaci??n son buenas. Atentamente, Nevens Herman.

Herman Nevens

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Linda Vista Del Norte
The hotel's view and accomation was very good. We also liked the location, and the quietness it offered. The restaurant services, though, were sub-par. The waiting staff there did not have the experience, and did not take our orders properly every time. Other than that, the hotel seemed fine. I would stay there again, but probably wouldn't eat there. .

pranay butala

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Erupciones Inn
Our stay at the Erupciones was great. Unfortunately the volcano was under cloud cover. The Inn was neat and well attended. My only recomendation is that it is far away from everything except Tabacon, so a car rental car would be a recomendation if you stay there. The Inn keeper was extremely helpful..

Debra Ganter

16 Jan 2006: hotel: El Bosque Lodge
Clean and comfortable. Helpful staff and good location.

John Wojcik

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Linda Vista Del Norte
Another pleasant exeperience. The actual room was just okay, but the view was breathtaking. It was quite an adventure (and bumpy road) finding the hotel - but well worth it! The staff was also beyond helpful & set us up for a zip line tour I will never forget..

Jeana Munchoff

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Balcon del Mar
This hotel was so-so. Good location, but dark and in need of an update. Service was very friendly though..

Jeana Munchoff

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Casitas Eclipse
This was a fantastic hotel! Great room & amazing views. Right in the middle of it all at Manuel Antonio. I would definitely stay here again..

Jeana Munchoff

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Cariblue
The facilities at Cariblue had a very Costa Rican feel. The grounds and rooms were very well kept and comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was good with a varity of food to satisfy most tastes and desires. I even made a special arrangment for a birthday cake to be delivered at breakfast for my wife. The staff was great, and made a special effort to satisfy the guess requests..

Tim Jones

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Costa Verde
Have travelled to Coasta Ricak over a dozen times, Costa Verde is the best place I have stayed. Excellent service, Outstanding meals and employees. Rooms are extremely large, comfortable and clean. Would love to rent on a yearly basis. Outstanding views of ocean and country side. Love the monkeys in the evening..

Jon Blue

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Balcon del Mar
I enjoyed my trip to Costa Rica very much. Your service was good, but unfortuantly I don't hink I'll be able to travel back there any time soon. So don't booked me. Thank you, Letty.

Letty Reyes

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Balcon del Mar
Great Hotel. We for spring break and had 6 of us sleep in the room. It was a little tight (only 2 beds) but we didn't sleep much anyway. The hotel was right on the beach with a great view. We could surf right in front of the hotel. The property is only a 2 minute walk to town and we liked being right onthe beach instead of right in town. There was a restaurant right next door and a police station right next door as well which made us feel good. The pool was small but was clean. Great breakfast every morning...couldn't ask for more for the price..

Brian Bartlett

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Grand Hotel Costa Rica
We really liked this hotel. It was right in the middle of all the action so to speak. This may not be the kind of hotel you are looking for though. However, if you want a REAL feel of the local scene this is the place to be. It can be noisy so I would highly suggest a room with an air conditioner (to help drown out the noise). However, the noise is part of the ambience of this quaint hotel..

Emmett Huff

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Didis Charming House
My travelling companion and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Didi's Charming House. The bedroom was spacious, the surroundings were beautiful.The hosts were superb, very friendly, helpful and the Italian dinners were a feastwell worth spending the extra money to enjoy!When we return to Costa Rica, we will definitelylike to stay there again. .

Ana Maria Andia

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge
hola my children and i had the time of our life, the lodge was unbelievable the volcano was close and we were able to see it every day and night the food was very good and the service just as good the lodge is beautiful water falls monkeys and landscaping you only dream about the people were polite and very nice we met people from all over the would and still talk to some of them still today, friends for life. lots to see and do really just the trip of a lifetime! thank you so much and we will be back!!! your friend Doug boyer .

douglas boyer

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge
I can only say the best of things about both Cupotico and the Arenal Observatory. With very little fuss, and minimal effort, I was able to book a stellar vacation with no issues prior, during or post vacation (no hidden charges or suprises). The Arenal Observatory was beautiful, and was one of the highlights of our trip (sitting in a hot tub and watching the volcano in the distance under a crystal clear night sky). I have recommended Cupotico to other friends that were travelling to Costa Rica, and would use it again in a heartbeat. Thanks for making our trip that much better!.

Val Cassotta

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Balcon del Mar
Our experience was absolutly horrible. First off- we booked our reservation through expedia at a hotel in Jaco. Then your company called me to rebook me at this hotel Balcon del Mar. Your representative who I was working with promised me it was in Jaco and walking distance from downtown Jaco. She emailed me a hotel voucher from your company for the hotel de mar with a paid in full on it. We were supposed to arrive early evening at the hotel but could not find it in Jaco. When we realized where it was (next town over and not walking distance AT ALL) we arrived at 2am! ONLY to find out that our reservation was cancelled! THEN they tried to charge us a higher rate the next morning on top of us showing them our paid in full voucher your company sent us. I have contacted expedia (who we origonally booked this though) to tell them about this experience, and they are currently investigating this matter..

Tiana Londoff

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Erupciones Inn
We have stayed there twice and both times have been enjoyable. Jerry n Pennye.

Pennye Rose

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Erupciones Inn
The owners are very warm ,nice and helpful people. Locations is great and cabinas are very nice. We enjoyed staying at Erupcionn Inn very much. Highly reccomended..

yelena Shabala

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Didis Charming House
If your intention is hanging out in Manuel Antonio, this BB is waaaay too far away from MA to walk. My husband and I made this mistake (of walking to MA from DiDi's) our first afternoon there and I thought it was going to be the last thing I ever did. There are buses that will take you to MA from a stop somewhat up a gigantic hill from DiDi's that we learned about the next day, so we did that afterwards. As for Didi's itself, the owner was great about picking us up from the plane in Quepos and bringing us back to Didi's. The BB was nice and very colorful, and even better it had A/C in all of the rooms, plus a nice working toilet and shower. The breakfast situation was the only thing that put a slight damper on things for us. For some reason we had in our minds that Didi's included free eggs and toast and it doesn't, though the breakfast is fine for people who are not on the low-carb diet like my husband--lots of yummy Costa Rician fruit, breads, tea and coffee! Though I myself didn't care one way or another about not having eggs, the thing that turned me off most about breakfast was the smell of wet-from-the-rain and hot-from-the-sun excrement from their dog, which apparently seemed to use someplace near the breakfast area for his outhouse! However, this was minor, and according to my husband, hardly unnoticable (I did seem to have an overly-sensitive nose on this trip). Overall, I would return to Didi's for the quality of the estabishment itself and the service, but if you want to be closer to MA and do not want to have to ride the bus, stay somewhere else!.

Jennifer Wittman

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge
We enjoy very much the visit in the hotel and its services Malinovitch Jacob.

malinovitch jacob

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Aranjuez
We found the hotel delightful and comfortable! Their breakfast was so delicious, too! (Here it is Jan '06 -- we visited in June '05 and STILL remember that delicious "mixed berry cake"!) Also the location was great; away from the city, but just a short walk away, too. We must also mention the wonderful staff member. They were so friendly and helpful, and, again, we recall the woman who helped us with directions and travel directions...Jessica. Truly a wonderful and kind and helpful woman - the hotel truly aims to please! We would DEFINITELY stay there again!.

Nicholas Amoroso

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Luna Llena
The friendly and accomodating staff is the best part of Luna Llena. The staff is friendly and helpful. The free breakfast every morning is excellent. It's not anything fancy, but it's soooo good. I really missed the fresh fruit and scrumptious coffee after I returned to the states. The rooms are clean and tidy. The positives of Luna Llena are its staff and service and cozy atmosphere. The one negative is that the hotel is relatively farther inland than other hotels. While it is only a few blocks from the ocean, most of the hotels are either on the beach or right across from the beach. Walking back home at night felt safe, but I wouldn't recommend that girls walk home alone. Luna Llena would be perfect for families since they have fun, large bungalows. Overall, I really enjoyed my time in Costa Rica and Luna Llena..

Gina Giang

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Oneg Sabbath
Hi Last year was the second time I stayed at the Kosher B & B in Costa Rica, and again I had an amazing time. Shabbat was special and the company was excellent. Yuval is without a doubt the most amazing host, what a guy. We travell a lot on business around the world, and Costa Rica to me is the number one spot of all my destinations. I hope to return this year, and will keep staying at the Kosher B & B. .

Mark Wolff

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge
great timesee email.

douglas boyer

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Hotel Mango Mar
The stay was absoultely wonderful- and the place was beautiful! Couldn't have asked for more! :) Perfect for big groups and college students!.

Kristen Suiter

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge
Outstanding for viewing numerous birds; great accommodations; service is terrific. Highly recommend. Extended our stay from 2 nights to 4 nights. Volcano is very active and you have a front row seat..

Stephen Caylor

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge
This is an outstanding place to stay; we were awakened by the volcano in the middle of the night, only to look out our window to see the lava flowing. The servers are terrific, the food is great. Highly recommend..

Stephen Caylor

16 Jan 2006: hotel: Erupciones Inn
We had a great time !! the hotel in Manuel Antonio was wonderful, your service of booking the hotels and car rentals saved us time to enjoy costa rica at it best. It was a bit cold in Monteverde and we had great luck seeing the lava flow for two night in a row at arenal. Thank you again!!.

Emiliana Garcia

14 Jan 2006: hotel: La Colina
rooms smelled like mold three different rooms water leaked from ceiling had to pay for a phone call to make transportation to airport..

jason schutt

12 Jan 2006: hotel: Oneg Shabat
We had a wonderful time staying in the Oneg Sabbath hotel. The host, Youval, made our visit comfortable as he is very warm and accomodating. He immediately helped us with our plans, arranging mini-tours and our car. This was very helpful as we speak little spanish. The accomodations were clean and spacious. The location was nice, as it was in a smaller neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of San Jose. Also the food was prepared by a woman working there...she made wonderful food. .

Abby Cooper

11 Jan 2006: hotel: Linda Vista Del Norte
It appears the hotel has recently build some new suites or cottages. However, we were obviously given a room in the older, or orginal, part of the hotel. So, I can only remark on our accomodations. In general the room was a bit shabby and in need of care and updating. The basin cabinet was detached from the wall and wobbled any time we tried to use it. The beds were particularly hard and uncomfortable, and loose tin on the roof rattled all night in the wind... both of which kept us awake most of the night. On the other hand, I have to say the views from the location are fantastic. Our biggest disappointment was the lack of access to lake activities, which the advertizing led us to believe were readily available (windsurfing, kayaking, etc.) The staff, while friendly, was not nearly as helpful as we experienced at other Costa Rica hotels. The resturant and food was adequate, but not outstanding..

Jerry Chinn

06 Jan 2006: Hello Jonathan, Thank you very much for all your help getting our hotels arranged. Carolyn too! This is our very first visit to Costa Rica and my husband's 50th birthday. Thanks to your help and patience, I am sure we are going to have a wonderful time exploring beautiful Costa Rica. We were going to just rent a car and take our chances with available hotels while touring around but I feel much better now that we have confirmed reservations at each of these wonderful hotels. I was afraid the boys would have us in the car traveling to a new place each day and my girlfriend and I did not want to spend our entire vacation riding around in a car! This way we can have a home at each of our chosen locations and explore the surrounding areas. I will most certainly recommend Cupo Tico to anyone traveling to Costa Rica in the future. Thank you again, .

Kathy Fox

06 Jan 2006: Great place to end your trip or start your trip to Costa Rica. Right by the hotel. They have courtesy shuttle to the airport plus free breakfast. They also have a wonderful casino across the parking lot to spend those last colognes before you go home. This hotel is very Americanized. You do not get the Costa Rican Flavor but it is great place to end your trip. They have room service, cable tv and all the luxuries of a mid priced hotel in the USA.

Emmett Huff

06 Jan 2006: I really enjoyed using for my family's vacation. We enjoyed our trip very much. When I booked my trip I was actually convinced after checking other avenues that there were no hotel rooms in Costa Rica to be had until I came upon this website. We stayed in three different hotels and this travel agency was able to accomodate my schedule and price range. I wouldn't classify Mimos as a fabulous hotel but for the price we were very happy. The italian food at night was very good. The scenery was gorgeous but I must admit that any hotel there has gorgeous scenery. We were on a family vacation so the hotel suited our needs. Although the street next to the hotel was quite noisy when sitting out on the terrace it was easily drowned out by the nice cool air conditioner in the evening. If you are looking for romance this is not the hotel for you but if you are looking for a clean hotel with a swimming pool, restaurant and a convenient location with excellent staff then this is the place. However, don't be in a hurry here. Everything is on Tropical time. Be sure and book the mangrove tour and the tour through Manuel Antonio National Park. It is worth it!!!! We loved Costa Rica..

Emmett Huff

30 Dec 2005: We had a great time in costa rica, the hotel was lovely and comfortable, thank you so much for all your help in reserving the hotels, the canopy was a big hit..

alain theberge

21 Dec 2005: Thank you Carolyn. I will have a copy of the below email when we check in. Thank you for the service you provided. I will save your web site as a "Favorite" and plan to use it in the future. Looking forward to our trip. .

John Mahoney

09 Dec 2005: Thanks for the best price possible. Jonathan and the rest of the Cupotico crew have been excellent! I have some friends that will be booking trips to Costa Rica within the next few months into the new year and believe me I am recommending Cupotico for all their reservation needs. Thank you all very much, .

Andrew Gibson

26 Nov 2005: Thank You for not letting this one get away. I will pass the good word around Fort Lauderdale about your company. I'm planning a trip down in Jan./ Feb. I'll call YOU first! Thanks and always keep a full tank of fuel!.


11 Nov 2005: Right on Jonathan!!! And you just got added to my address book! No really, Thank You for not letting this one get away. I will pass the good word around Fort Lauderdale about your company. I'm planning a trip down in Jan./ Feb. I'll call YOU first! Thanks and always keep a full tank of fuel! Pura Vida ..


11 Nov 2005: My sincere gratitude for your help to you Jonathan and Pablo, we had a terrific vacation, you have made our stay that much better.

Robin C. Stebbins

11 Oct 2005: 'Thanks again for all your work. You guys did a great job. Really looking forward to going on this trip. Thanks a million .

Troy Hanson

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