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“You Can’t go Wrong with TPV Costa Rica”
Review of TPV Costa Rica

TPV Costa Rica
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We offer Private All-Inclusive Vacations, Tours, Lessons, or excursions such as: Zip-lining Rappelling Mountain Biking Horseback riding River rafting Surfing Kayaking Sailboat/Catamaran Sunset Cruise Inshore and deep sea fishing Full and half day Beach hopping Stand up Paddle Boarding SUP Riverboat Animal tour Monkey Refuge Tour Scuba Diving Snorkeling Dinner cruise History tour Coffee tour and More!! Vacation planning, lodging options, tours and taxi service. We do airport pick-up's and drop off's and are very reliable.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I’m not big on writing reviews, but I think everyone should know about TPV if you are traveling to Costa Rica. This was an Adult Family Vacation, so lots of grown personalities for our transporters to deal with. I have to say all of us could not have been happier! We had a wonderful time with both Fernando who picked us up at the airport and also Doug, who is the owner, operator of the company.
Doug, is full of great stories, and a wealth of knowledge about Costa Rica. He helped on everything from advise on the best restaurants, (which he drove us to) to what are the best things to order on the menu! He also went on the excursions with us to make sure we were satisfied.
Doug along with his wife Sheri, can plan any type of adventure that you would want and plan your hotel stay as well!
His company is helpful, accommodating and prompt!

Doug, I’ll always remember “the chariots of fire” conversation and the and the “alien ball” near the airport! Be sure to ask Doug to tell you the story if you travel with him. If you ever plan to travel near Playa Negra be sure contact TPV!

Thank DMarie24
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Douglas M, Owner at TPV Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Danielle,

Thank you for the great review !! I can only take credit for the "alien ball" your dad brought the "chariots", hahahahaha !! I truly enjoyed spending time with your family, we had so many good laughs !! If you decide to come down and work on your Spanish, we can put you to work as a tour guide !! Take care and thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The villa rental company we used for our stay in Playa Negra enlisted TPV for airport transfers and transport to our planned excursions, but TPV provides so much more than van and a driver. Our first driver picked us up from the airport and offered fascinating information about points of interest along the way to our rental villa. Our second driver, Fernando, was full of interesting tidbits. He pointed out the best spot to take sunset photos in Junquiall and chatted with us on our return to the airport about everything from the indigenous population of Costa Rica to the best ways to treat my father's sciatica. Then there was Doug- he and his wife own the company and within 5 minutes of meeting him you can see why he does what he does. He tells the best stories, knows everything about Costa Rica (if he doesn't know, he'll find out), has the patience of Job, and clearly loves what he does. He traveled with us on all of our excursions- zip lining through the trees and tubing down a river- and offered a reassuring smile when the adventure seemed a bit scary. He offered advice on where to eat and even what to order at the fanciest spot in town. He shared tales of lovely sounding wife and his former life as a cop in the US. He stopped as many times as my father with the bad back needed. Most of all, he shared his love of his country with us- he taught us history, showed us the natural beauty during our drives, and answered all of our million questions. Doug seems to know everyone in Costa Rica- his investment in building relationships makes him an outstanding guide. He knows the guy who drives the bakery truck- pastries on the road is a possibility!! He knows the guys who own the ranch near the volcano- no reservation, no problem!! Honestly, I wish we'd done one of TPV's all-inclusive packages rather than working with the villa rental company. I know for sure that my family wouldn't travel to Costa Rica again without contacting Doug and TPV Costa Rica. Get in touch with them as soon as you decide to travel to Playa Negra! You won't regret it!

Thank Kristina E
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Douglas M, Owner at TPV Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Kristina,

We look forward to your next visit and we would love to put an all-inclusive vacation package together for you and your family !! It was my pleasure to spend some time with such a great family. I had deep conversations with your father and great laughs all at the same time. You were all very brave and took on the challenge of the volcano tour, next time we will try something new!! Thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review, take care and see ya soon !!!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This was our family’s first visit to CostaRica so we followed the advise of our host to use TPV to book our excursions and we couldn’t have been more pleased. From the booking process with Sheri to the tours and transfers with Fernando the professionalism and shared knowledge of the region was outstanding. I would highly recommend the use of this company.

Thank RhondaH1140
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Douglas M, Owner at TPV Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Rhonda,

We agree, Fernando has been a great asset to our tour operation. We always hope that the customers go home learning something about Costa Rica, I hope we accomplished this !! We look forward to helping you with any future trips to Costa Rica. Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a great review, we will let Fernando know !! THANKS!!

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We have used Doug on all of our trips to Costa Rica, Liberia. He is extremely professional, friendly and informative. They are 1000% reliable and speaks fluent English and Spanish.

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Thank mills733
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Douglas M, Owner at TPV Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, for your vote of confidence !!! I think some locals may say I am about 95% fluent and we try very hard to be 100% reliable, but thanks again for the bump up to 1000% !! We look forward to helping on your next trip to Costa Rica !!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Excellent on time and dependable service. Fernando was fabulous, helpful with area information. Picked TPV because we were in Junquillal and liked your proximity. We'll be back and will use you again.

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Douglas M, Owner at TPV Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

We look forward to your next visit and we are ready to help! Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a great review. We will keep learning and have new information about Costa Rica ready for your next trip with us.

Thank you again,
Doug

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