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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

#1 of 6 Tours in Escazu
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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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Don't think twice, book Orlando Vargas with Travel Around Costa Rica!

I must admit that I was very hesitant about booking transportation service in Costa Rica and had absolutely no idea what to expect. I read the reviews for Orlando Vargas on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2014
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Hollywood, Florida
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

I must admit that I was very hesitant about booking transportation service in Costa Rica and had absolutely no idea what to expect. I read the reviews for Orlando Vargas on Tripadvisor and emailed Orlando several times before booking his services. From the moment the 11 of us met Orlando at the airport until we said goodbye, he showed us... More 

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

Amigos Pura Vidaaaa! Still enjoying our great deal at the World cup, I wanted to thank you for all the Support and mostly for your kind Review, I was so lucky to have met you all and will always think of you when going around Arenal and the other great places we Traveled Around. Thank you for your Friendship and... More 

Camino
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

All I can say is if you are going to Costa Rica, you have to hire Orlando Vargas with Travel around Costa Rica. Not only did he plan the trip after I told him what we would like to see, but he booked everything. The hotels were superior, the restaurant's outstanding. His knowledge regarding the wildlife is unbelievable. It was... More 

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

Dear Friends: I can't thank you enough for your kind review, it was for sure a great experience Traveling Around Costa Rica with you, I will for ever treasure the time we spent together and will think of you every time I go back to Tortuguero National Park, that was the best time ever. Looking forward to seeing you again:... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

After reading all the amazing reviews here, my boyfriend and I contacted Travel Around Costa Rica hoping that we could get Orlando to show us around on our first day in CR. From the very first email we wrote, we have experienced nothing but excellent customer service! Orlando confirmed his availability promptly, and also kept in touch via email the... 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, I appreciate your time giving us the great review. I for sure had a great time driving you around and showing you some parts of our Country, I hope we get to see you in the future and take you on a different adventure. Orlando More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

On our recent trip to CR we travelled with Orlando Vargas for nearly 2weeks and had a fabulous time. All aspects of the trip were spot on ( hotels, activities, balance between driving time and chilling time etc). Orlando is professional, knowledgeable and totally into showing people his beautiful country. If you are going to CR do yourself a favour... More 

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

Hola Amigas! Again Thank you Thank you! I absolutely loved the time we spend Traveling Around Costa Rica with both of you, I will treasure those days for ever. Thank you for such a laid back trip and the chance to actually enjoy myself!! Great knowing you: Orlando Vargas More 

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

The minute you decide go to Costa Rica, contact Orlando Vargas at Travel Around Costa Rica. We first reached out to Orlando about transportation during our stay, but then decided to hire him as a private guide. Orlando has been guiding families through Costa Rica for 20+ years; he knows every inch of the country and made our stay more... 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 the great review and kind words, I will treasure our time together and hope to see you in a future visit, it was so nice to show you around! Please say hello to everyone Orlando More 

Mission Viejo, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Lets get right to it. If you don't hire Orlando for your visit to Costa Rica you are not going to see Costa Rica. Period. Without Orlando as our "Concierge Guide" I can not imagine our recent vacation to Manual Antonio would have been as enjoyable and exciting! Orlando enhanced every activity we did. Everything we saw. Everywhere we visited.... More 

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

Dear Friend! Thank you so much for your amazing review, I was so glad to hang out with you and the amazing group of people you were traveling with, thank you for welcoming me as part of the family and for all your generosity, I can't wait to your next trip and a new adventure. Orlando More 

Peterborough, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

I had the Amazing opportunity to experience this wonderful country with simply the best guide imaginable. Orlando is nothing short of exceptional, he took care of every request, planned every excursion and booked the best meals at the best restaurants. I'm still dreaming of chocolate soufflés. Orlando made our trip perfect, he is a man who is full of knowledge,passion,... More 

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

Amigoooo! Thank you so much for your kind review, it was so nice to meet you and your lovely wife I for sure had a wonderful time touring you and the group you were traveling with. Thank you again! Orlando Vargas More 

Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Visit Doka coffee plantation and many other area north of San Jose, you really need to visit Outside of SJ, to view the country and everything in the areas.

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

Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate it very much! Orlando Vargas More 

Riverside, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

My mother and I traveled to Costa Rica in October this year (2013) and I contacted Orlando to simply serve as a driver/transportation from San Jose to Quepos. The biggest regret that I have is that we didn't use Orlando's business more! His other driver, Allen, did a great job getting us to our resort, pointing out scarlet macaws and... More 

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

Dear Friends! What a nice ride we had!!! I loved sharing that little time and the Costarican lunch we had on the road, you indeed have a friend now in Costa Rica and I hope to see you both sometime soon Warmest Regards Orlando Vargas More 

Irvine, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

My husband and I traveled to Costa Rica in September for my birthday. We were fortunate enough to get Orlando's contact information from a family member. We began communication and I let him know what our interests were ... we white water rafted on the Pacquare (AMAZING) ... and actually spent my birthday with Orlando. He is one of those... More 

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

Dear Friends it was really nice having the opportunity to be part of your great experience in our Country, I look forward to your next trip and hopefully we get to spend more time together, Best of Regards! Orlando More 

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