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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

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Address: Escazu, Costa Rica
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+506 8812 4756
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Hi! Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 25 years,...

Hi! Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 25 years, first as a Nature Interpreter (tour guide) bringing all this experience in hand 10 years ago I started Travel Around Costa Rica a Tour Operator that covers the needs for authentic Costa Rican experiences, our customized tours will for sure allow you to interact and definitely get to know the Ticos (Costaricans) in a special way.Let me take you to the areas that are seriously off the beaten path and show you the real deal

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AMAZING! THE ONLY WAY TO TRAVEL

If you go to Costa Rica (And you MUST it is AMAZING) you MUST travel with Orlando and Travel Around Costa Rica!!! Throughout the planing Orlando was extremely prompt at responding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 March 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

If you go to Costa Rica (And you MUST it is AMAZING) you MUST travel with Orlando and Travel Around Costa Rica!!! Throughout the planing Orlando was extremely prompt at responding to our emails One we arrived in Costa Rica our journey consisted of a flight into Libera, transport over to Arenal (2.5 hours) then 5 days later we went... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I am so glad to get such a great review and this for sure ensure the future visitors a great experience. i appreciate very much your time and kind words, it was indeed a pleasure to work for you and we will be looking forward to have you visiting again Orlando More 

coney.islander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Orlando Vargas is a consummate professional, and yet open to real connection with the people he tours with. He is deeply knowledgeable about plants and animals, especially birds. His reverence for the amazing flora and fauna of Costa Rica is infectious. My niece and I had a beautiful experience with him, and we would continue touring with him tomorrow if... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your precious time, it was indeed a pleasure guiding and making all the tour arrangements for you. Hope to have you visiting again soon: Orlando Vargas More 

Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I have traveled with Orlando all around CR with groups for the past 17 years its now 2016 : He is always interesting fun knowledgeable, He can do anything and has a fun way to give us history and fun facts.. The drivers all love working with him.. I have referred couples with family to Orlando they had such a... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much it has been a pleasure and an honor, thank you for all your support my Dear..... More 

Canada-ĆostaRica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I contacted Orlando and told him that we wanted to see some highly endangered and hard to find great green macaws. He planned the most fabulous trip...and we saw many great green macaws, scarlet macaws, monkeys monkeys monkeys, 2 kinds of sloths, crocodiles, a purple gallinule (an awesome bird), ....and the great bird and animal sightings went on and on... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for the kind words and nice review, I had such a great time showing you around that I can t wait for the next adventure. I don't want to take all the credit for the success of our trip and would like to thank my office staff for all the great work. we are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

My wife and I stayed together with our son in Costa Rica for nearly 3 weeks.We booked our tour with Orlando from Travel around Costa Rica and he arranged everything exactly the way we wanted it - transportation, amazing hotels, great activities and beautiful walks around the different parts of this stunning country. We could not have got a better... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Friends ! Thank you so much for your kind review and for sharing your experience with others, on behalf of our office staff we want to thank you for your business and on my behalf I wanted to thank you so much for making my job easy and enjoyable, I had a great time traveling with you and showing... More 

Tauranga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Orlando is the most professional and personable guide imaginable.Right from initial email contact,I felt at ease and confident in the outcome.He met me at the airport and took me on a superb day long tour seeing a number of top attractions and getting a feel for life in this beautiful country.What was most impressive was his depth of knowledge,warm personality... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much, It was indeed a pleasure taking you on a day trip, we certainly saw and did a lot for a day, hopefully you get to come back and visit for a longer time. Orlando More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Orlando and Travel Around Costa Rica are absolutely essential for creating the perfect Costa Rican vacation! We are not ones to typically seek guides or tours on vacation, but I am so grateful we did so, upon a very glowing recommendation, as I can truly say Orlando MADE the vacation. He truly is doing what he loves, and it shows.... More 

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Orlandovargas, General Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so so much! I appreciate your kind words and I am for sure more thankful than you for letting me be part of such beautiful experience. I actually had a lot of fun and being able to participate with your family on the different activities you did was wonderful, I thank you again on behalf of all the... More 

Long Beach, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Our flight brought us to Liberia, Guanacaste, CR. Orlando was there to meet us, making us feel welcome, offering us cold bottles of H2o as we arrived at the van which took us to Casa Roca, our "home away from home". Within 5 minutes in the presence of the Pacific waves crashing ashore, "Pura Vida" set in. We were cared... More 

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Orlandovargas, General Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you Dear! I appreciate your kind review very much and thank you for the wonderful time we spent together during your visit with us. I hope is not the first and last time we see you in Costa Rica. Hasta Pronto y muchas muchas Gracias Amiga!!! Su nuevo amigo Tico: Orlando More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

In order to best describe the wonderful experience we had discovering Costa Rica with Orlando, I need to start from the very end of our trip. As we went inside San Jose International Airport to go to the check-in desk for our flight back home, I suddenly noticed our 6 year old son's lips start to tremble and next thing... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Dear Family! Thank you so much for your kind review and the beautiful time I spend with you, trips like this make up for any sacrifice we do as Guides and Tour operators, It was such a pleasure showing you around and for sure hope to have another opportunity to show and different part of Costa Rica and get to... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We spent 10 days traveling with Orlando. He was more of a friend than just a guide. We let Orlando plan everything and it turned out really well. I felt very safe and comfortable during our trip. It was so helpful having a guide to spot wildlife on hikes and recommend restaurants. Orlando is very accommodating and flexible. His English... More 

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Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, it was such a great experience Traveling Around Costa Rica with you. Orlando More 

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