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Address: 1115 11th Avenue | Greeley, CO, San Jose 80631, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 1-800-477-8971
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Review of accommodations/tours offered by Costa Rica Vacation Planning (JD Watersports)

A friend recommended JD Watersports because they provided step by step driving instructions. We still got a GPS and were glad we did. The driving times listed on our itenery... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2016
fourhaydens
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Okmulgee, Oklahoma

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Okmulgee, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

A friend recommended JD Watersports because they provided step by step driving instructions. We still got a GPS and were glad we did. The driving times listed on our itenery were spot on. We spent 3 nights in the Arenal Volcano area at the Hotel Arenal Paraiso. This was the most rustic of our accommodations in CR, but the cabins... More 

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Kent, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We have used JD's Watersports to book 2 vacations to Costa Rica over the past 12 years. They ARE AMAZING! They have intimate knowledge of the country, and are willing to spend all the time you need to discover exactly what you want out of a vacation and to make recommendations. Everything worked flawlessly (again), and if we ever have... More 

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Thank sam s
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

We used JD Watersports to plan our vacation to Costa Rica this past June. The trip was great and it was nice having everything planned out ahead of time. We had no trouble with Mapache Car Rental (as stated in a previous review). The only problem with this whole trip has been in trying to get a refund for a... More 

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Thank Mary-Esther D
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

Stefan Hoyman of JD Watersports planned our honeymoon to Costa Rica last May. We were very nervous about using a company that we had never heard of before, but our first conversation with Stefan wiped out all apprehensiveness and doubt. Stefan is an American living in Costa Rica and has overwhelming knowledge about the country and what it has to... More 

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1 Thank Sarah D
Winnipeg, Canada
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67 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

JD did a wonderful job planning our trip from the rental car to the locations but everything was "grander" than required and requested. Was the trip well organized - absolutely but would I do it over again - no. I would pay as I went along as after summing it up upon our return, we found that we could have... More 

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2 Thank Lee D
phoyman, Owner at JD's Watersports, responded to this review

We are happy this customer enjoyed their vacation and our services. But we're very sorry this customer was unhappy about the price of their vacation after they returned. Many factors affect the price of any vacation, including the dates of travel, quality of hotels, type of room at each hotel, activities, etc. We strive very hard to ensure our customers... More 

Constableville, New York
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

J.D Watersports made planning this trip simple. Great recommendations and very helpful in accommodating our change in venue. This was our first time in Costa Rica and were very surprised in the lack of road signs. Mapache Rent-A-Car wanted to give us a 1990 rental car when they had a 2010 in the lot, needless to say, we got the... More 

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Thank asantamour
Dunedin, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Costa Rica is a great vacation spot. The people are great. JD Watersports did a great job at organizing a busy trip. I advise anyone driving in Costa Rica to pay extra and rent a GPS. It made getting around much easier. Villa Caletas and Peace Lodge were worth the extra expense.

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great falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

JD's Watersports were a pleasure to work with. They were very knowledgable about Costa Rica. They listened to what you wanted out of your vacation and designed a completely customized package. They took care of every detail so we had a stress-free, wonderful vacation! I would definitely use them again!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

Mapache car rental (arranged by JD) will basically force you to take insurance 60-70 more dollars and spend 30 minutes telling you about bad roads , any little scratches are your problem and his person to pick us up at the airport was 20 minutes late and that was after being called. Credit Cards he takes are limited beyond just... More 

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1 Thank Tom T
phoyman, Owner at JD's Watersports, responded to this review

We are very sorry this customer was unhappy with Mapache Rent-a-Car. Mapache is one of our prefered rental car agencies and normally does an outstanding job with our customers. We contacted Mapache about this customer. They told us they informed the customer about the additional insurance, as they always do, but the customer declined. We were not physically present during... More 

Sunrise, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

I knew I wanted to spend my 30th birthday in Costa Rica with my husband and my Mom (63 years young), but after looking into all the options myself I was just frusterated and overwhelmed. Luckily I found the website for JD's Watersports. I was thrilled with the variety of options for activities and accomidations they had. I worked with... More 

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