What are people saying about Pacific Trade Winds and our Costa Rica vacations? Read some testimonials and view videos of our customers experience and see if a Pacific Trade Winds vacation is right for you.

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June 8, 2019-

"We will recommend Pacific Trade Winds to any family and friends that wish to travel to Costa Rica and we would book again through PTW if we decide to go to Costa Rica in the future."

H. Lingenfelter.

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March 11, 2019-

"Ivannia was great, can't say enough good things about her. I posted a Trip advisor review if you want to read it. She was amazingly wonderful, patient and kind as I am not the easiest person to work with. The only thing I would say for us now that we have been there, we would have chosen more time at the nature preserves at Corcovado and Tortugaro and much less time at Arenal, La Fortuna area. It was too touristy for us....we love the nature."

D. Chagala.

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June 9, 2019-

"Everything with PTW went great! In the middle, I asked for an earlier transfer and your team made it happen."

T. Causey.

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June 8, 2019-

"This is no doubt that we will use your service again if we go back! All we had to do was pack and show up, PTW did the rest! Thank you!!!"

B. Edmunds.

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June 7, 2019-

"This was our absolute favorite vacations so far. Working with PTW was so easy. I worked with ANTONIO and he was so quick to respond to my every email, easily made changes to our itinerary and we stayed in budget. I will ge telling everyone I know to use PTW to plan their vacation to Costa Rica! Flawless vacation with every transfer and tour on time!!"

L. Dawley.

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June 6, 2019-

"Everything went very smoothly. thank you!"

M. Kuhl.

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May 22, 2019-

"Great experience! When I decide to go back, I will defiantly let you know :)"

K. Hodson.

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June 3, 2019-

"Will recommend to anyone!!"

A. Vera.

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May 31, 2019-

"PTW staff did a great job start to finish! I was impressed with the communication as it would not take long at all to hear back from someone and they were always polite and to the point. The team made traveling thousands of miles from home to an unknown place very easy and super comfortable. I will certainly recommend PTW to anyone looking to go to Costa Rica and in need to the peace of mind and certainty of having most everything setup before hand and then followed up by flawless execution."

A. Price.

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April 25, 2019-

"Would be nice to use electronic vouchers, or to print many smaller vouchers on fewer pages, as it was inconvenient to keep track and travel with the pages. More details for returning times/activity duration would be helpful!"

S. Meyer.

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May 1, 2019-

"I was very happy with all transportation. I really like the Arenal Springs and The Falls hotels. I did not like the Establo hotel. The bird watching tour at Mystico Hanging Bridges was very good. The hanging bridges tour in Monteverde was not as good. I am very happy with your assistance in creating the itinerary for my vacation. I would definitely use your services again if I return to Costa Rica, and I will recommend you to my friends."

K. Liljebjelke.

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May 4, 2019-

"I enjoyed the vacation very much and I absolutely think Pacific Trade Winds did and excellent job. One thing I think should improve on is the part about printing out the vouchers. Before the vacation started, I had wrote to ask about presenting them electronically to save paper and it was consented. However, during the trip I met other clients of yours with stacks and stacks of paper in their hands, feeling a bit troublesome and wasteful of those papers that had only been used once or not even taken out of. I would advice you can change the words in the confirmation email with the vouchers to let future guests know they may present it electronically as well. That’s a good deed to save the earth and show your pal to keep Costa Rica beautiful.
I love this agency very much! You guys did an excellent job. I will highly recommend it to my friends."

T. Chen.

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May 4, 2019-

"It was a great vacation, thank you, thank you!"

. Goldberg.

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May 5, 2019-

"As this was our first trip to Costa Rica (and first time working with a travel agency), we were very pleased how everything was coordinated and we had no major issues. Your willingness to make changes to our itinerary was appreciated, as well as your recommendations on lodging.
The one thing I want to mention was scheduling the Canopy Combo and Coffee Tour on the same day was a little tight. As our hotel (Bel Mar) was the first to pick up and the last to drop off on the group shuttle for the Canopy Combo, we had only 40 minutes before we were picked up for the Coffee Tour at Don Juan.
Overall, we left Costa Rica with a very positive picture of its beauty and its people. Thank you!"

J. Clark.

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May 6, 2019-

"All the tours and the hotels were really great. The experience would have been enhanced by having a rental car rather than just relying in transports, or hotels centrally located in la fortuna and Manuel Antonio since we wanted to spend more time in town. Taxis around the tourist areas were expensive, and we did not plan for the additional expense."

C. Sedlak.

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May 7, 2019-

"Great selection of hotels, transportation, and activities, except for the Tenorio/Celeste River hike, whichwas much more serious than its description suggested. Also, if I were doing it again I would have picked destinations that we closer together rather than several hours apart. On the other hand, the three hotels were each way above expectations, so they were worth the rides."

W. Cooper.

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May 7, 2019-

"The ONLY problem I had was actually paying with a credit card. I'm not sure where the problem occurred but the only way I could pay was by using PayPal."

W. Dent.

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June 4, 2019-

"I can't thank you enough for your recommendations. Our trip was the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. The Santa Juana Lodge is an absolute treasure, and I hope you send many, many people there. Thank you for getting us out of our misdirection spot, so we could find our way. Communication was quick and efficient."

B. Romney.

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June 1, 2019-

"I could not have been more pleased with your service. Your team made planning a vacation for 8 people very easy. And your prompt attention to our need to change from 8 to 7 people due to the unexpected death was phenomenal.
I will be recommending your services to all my friends and family who may be thinking of visiting Costa Rica. PURA VIDA!!!"

N. Brown.

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May 22, 2019-

"This is an EXCELLENT REVIEW. I am a fan of PTW.
The only areas of improvement are: Noting that Los Lagos rooms needed a shuttle was critical. At least they were able to change us on the third day but that was a big negative for us anyway. That said, it is a GREAT hotel. Some people may prefer the remote room and not mind the shuttle. It is actually good that the hotel has both options. You can ask the customer which one they prefer and get them in the right spot from the start.
The other thing is the hanging bridges tour can be done with a cab ride and hike for those who do not need the nature hike.
Lastly was the bad luck of the tropical storm while we were in Tamarindo. Even so it was a good time over all."

D. Cunneen.

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May 25, 2019-

"I'm typically a tough grader, but your team did a very nice job! I don't give 10s! we really enjoyed our first exposure to CR, thought these 3 locations and the activities were great. Found people to be pleasant and attentive, can't ask for much more. having 2 daughters with some limited spanish helped make it even more interesting. every restaurant made great effort with our gluten-free diet daughter. while the rainy season gave us pause, we got used to it, and became part of the experience. All Good, thanks!!
One suggestion: Rightly or wrongly, we tried to tip staff and drivers when we thought they did a nice job, which was basically everyone. we missed a couple; specifically Jorge/Momo and Oscar because we didn't have ready cash at that moment. We felt bad, Our fault, mainly because we were trying to not take much cash with us on tours (kept at hotel safes) and was hard to get change for US$ at one hotel. Not sure what you might do, but maybe pass experience on to future travelers. also might note when specific tours have add-on features (more cash/credit card needed) and/or gift shops. Examples Chocolate Tour, restaurant at end of rappelling/rafting trip, operations/restaurant center at canopy/hanging bridge center. Again we all enjoyed, considered eveything positive!! Aloha"

B. Blackwell.

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May 31, 2019-

"I can't say enough about Pacific Trade Winds. What a find! We stumbled across your company and really took a leap of faith (at least in our own minds) and let you guys plan our trip for us. Everything was first class, from the initial consult to the final in country communication. We ended up going through 7 iterations of our itinerary, but each one was met with nothing but helpfulness and professionalism. Working was Antonio Hidalgo was wonderful as well. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in this than him. We had never been to Costa Rica before and planning a trip seemed overwhelming. I might have been able to pick resorts, but what tours should I choose? What transportation companies are safe and reliable? You took all the worry out of those things once we got into country and saw the quality of people and services that you put us in contact with. Great Job!!!"

R. Selman.

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June 2, 2019-

"If we plan to visit Costa Rica again I will definitely be contacting Matt at PTW! We are very happy with the arrangements made for us. It was a great vacation- just not long enough!"

M. Gibson.

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June 2, 2019-

"Everything planned was on time and great! Appreciate your help and love that all was as you said it would be."

K. Kemper.

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May 25, 2019-

"All of my questions were answered promptly."

K. Thames.

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May 26, 2019-

"Everyone I was in contact with was so helpful! Even when I was having some problems with my second hotel reservation, the staff was on top of it! I will definitely be using again in the future."

R. Mallory.

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May 25, 2019-

"Effortless and much appreciated"

M. Hartman.

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May 25, 2019-

"This was the trip of a lifetime. Everything was seamless and amazing. Thank you! We'll use you again!"

M. Burkhammer.

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May 15, 2019-

"everything went as planned great job to pacific trade winds"

K. Hieb.

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May 15, 2019-

"great service nothing to complain about"

K. Hieb.

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May 17, 2019-

"We were very pleased with your service. The plan that you put together based our interests was excellent. When I had an eye problem PTWs helped to contact the hotel to find medical help, and then followed up a day later to check how I was doing. Apart from my eye our holiday went very smoothly and certainly lived up to, or exceeded expectations in some cases. We are keen to come back to Costa Rica and will certainly use PTWs again to organise our vacation. Thank you so muc for your wonderful service."

C. Gilbert.

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May 17, 2019-

"Please feel free to post this review as you like: Pacific Trade Winds was awesome! From the first time I communicated with Matt Casseday, to the final confirmation and payment, the entire experience was very easy and straightforward. There were no surprises, other than those for my wife (we were celebrating her 50th birthday), and the whole trip went off without a hitch. We met others on the Manuel Antonio National Park tour who had the same experience with your agency. We will certainly recommend your agency, and return to you ourselves if/when the need presents itself. The e-mails you sent after we arrived in country were certainly appreciated, and way above and beyond normal customer service! At one point, your Customer Delight Team Manager (Zaira) tried to assist with a coffee tour scheduling "issue" that came about because of our decision to add it last minute. This had nothing to do with PTW, but Zaira still tried to help.......that kind of service is unheard of, and really made your company stand out. Between us and the hotel staff, we made the coffee tour work, and it was an awesome experience! I sincerely appreciate the level of care and service your company showed to me and my wife. I appreciate this more for my wife, because this trip was an unforgettable week for her, and she's still beaming from all the attention paid to her at every place we stayed or visited. Thank you again, and Pura Vida!"

T. Bass.

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May 11, 2019-

"Great service"

A. Wallace.

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April 13, 2019-

"One of the very best vacations of my life. We are definitely bringing our kids back to your beautiful country. Thank you to the travel expert who helped us planning (Ivannia Z.) - she was always quick to reply and tried to be helpful as possible."

L. Hassinger.

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March 31, 2019-

"Although there were a few minor things we were unsure of when in Costa Rica the service given when I called you was always immediate and solved the issue. We had an absolutely amazing time and will be back!"

A. Naylor.

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May 13, 2019-

"You guys were Amazing!!! Thank you so much for the best trip we have had so far"

K. Pustelny.

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May 17, 2019-

"PTW did a really great job fine tuning our vacation. They also were able to extend our time at one of the tours as our pick up time was at 12 and we were able to movie it to 2 pm to spend more time at the national park of Manuel Antonio. PTW provided all the information you needed before and during the trip. We had no problems and all of their reservations were great. I would definitely recommend looking into booking with them if going to Costa Rica."

M. Garcia.

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May 10, 2019-

"Thanks for all the hard work. The information sent was more than enough. We felt well prepared."

J. Hill.

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May 10, 2019-

"This was an amazing experience. Everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend your company to my family and friends."

M. Bailey.

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May 11, 2019-

"I cannot thank you enough. I will make give you great reviews on Facebook and TripAdvisor and hope to enjoy your services next time I return to the country."

G. Jones.

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May 8, 2019-

"My wife dealt with the company but overall extremely satisfied - everything went very smoothly"

M. Strader.

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May 6, 2019-

"Thank you so much for making this event so amazing!"

M. Smolecki.

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May 7, 2019-

"The vacation was a great value. I highly recommend using your services in planning a vacation."

W. Bailey.

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May 8, 2019-

"Pacific trade winds exceeded my expectations. They made sure everything was smooth and always extremely polite no matter how many emails we sent. I will absolutely recommend them to anyone and if we return to Costa Rica will absolutely use them again."

J. Strader.

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May 4, 2019-

"I was very pleased with the service you provided and the timeliness in which you responded when I had a question!I would recommend your agency to others😀👍"

K. O'reilly.

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May 2, 2019-

"We were amazed at how smoothly everything went. Our drivers were not only on time, they were all early! Most of the time we were the only passengers, and all reservations perfect. Thank you so much for an amazing vacation!"

M. Warner.

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May 3, 2019-

"Another group job by the team at Pacific Trade Winds!"

J. Kaz.

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May 6, 2019-

"You made everything about this trip EASY, STRESS FREE and FUN!!! Each tour was mora than we could expect! The hotel and each tour service made us feel so special...its like they all knew we were on our honeymoon! Great experience! We love Costa Rica! We will be back!"

M. Meyer.

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May 2, 2019-

"We had an amazing time on our trip to Costa Rica. The communication was very good and staff was available to quickly answer our questions either by email or phone call. We were very happy with the help planning where to stay and where to go. This made our trip so easy and relaxing to have everything planned out and not have to worry about how to get from one place to another. We would definitely recommend your service to anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica."

J. Warner.

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April 24, 2019-

"Overall, we were impressed by the service.

1. Recommendations made were very good to excellent ( with the exception of Poas Lodge, which was a much "cheaper" place than the Holiday Inn, for which we had already paid...).
All the reservations for car rental, lodging and tours worked well.

2. Personally, I would have preferred dealing with one person in your team, rather than having multiple individuals working on the same file, responding very fast, but often without the information requested. I don't see a need to respond within an hour, simply to let me know that someone else will be responding with the relevant information I need.
Also, I found there was a fair bit of duplication in e-mails and confirmations received! e.g. after we had already agreed on an itinerary and accommodation options and received price quotes (April 5th), I received a generic e-mail on April 7th as follows: "Hi, just a reminder that you're receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in Pacific Trade Winds. Don't forget to add info@pacifictradewinds.com to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your inbox! You may unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our emails."
It appears, your system did not recognize that a file had already been opened...

3. Communication of car rental pricing, conditions, inclusions and exclusions is something that you need to improve on, working with the car rental companies you use (Adobe was good and reasonably priced so we have no issue with your choice of supplier). In the time I spent trying to find out what was included / not included and what other charges we might be faced with, I probably could have selected and booked all the accommodations directly...

4. As for the tour reservations, we found the shuttle arrangements for both the Arenal night tour and the Selvatura hanging bridges tour somewhat unpleasant. I realise that some visitors may not have their own transportation, that parking in some of these locations may be limited and that some people have a hard time with directions and arriving on time. However, we would have definitely preferred to drive to the start of the tours ourselves. The issue may have been exacerbated by the fact that in both cases we stayed at a more remote lodge, making for very lengthy transfers, however, I would suggest that clients are offered a choice of a free shuttle or using their own transportation to the start of a tour?!
In all, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay.
Many thanks and do feel free to contact us if you wish to clarify any of the above.
Best regards,
Alan Ernst"

A. Ernst.

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May 1, 2019-

"Thank you as always, PTW team! We always have been and will continue be a reference for your services for anyone who wants to have a vacation in your beautiful country! It’s been our third time in Costa Rica and we will sure be back!"

L. Tonkonogy.

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May 3, 2019-

"Our vacation was truly magical. Pacific Trade Winds made this possible. We never worried about anything. They were always extremely prompt with their communication and with our service needs. The staff was extremely professional and friendly. It was obvious to my husband and I that they enjoyed making our vacation an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend them. We hope to go back and we will definitely use their services again!"

C. Garcia.

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April 24, 2019-

"You guys were great"

D. Stonebraker.

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April 25, 2019-

"I have already recommended your company to several friends. I love that we were able to create a personalized holiday with activities, accommodations and transport all included for a similar price as the prepackaged holidays was amazing. Everything on the trip went according to the itinerary except a few minor issues."

V. Shepherd.

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April 21, 2019-

"You met our needs very well. The only thing I have to mention is that there was a free day planned for us at Manuel Antonio but it was on a Monday when the park was closed. I noticed this on the itinerary and you were very quick to rearrange our schedule so our free day would be when the park was open. It was a good thing, though, that in doing some checking, I saw that the park was closed on Mondays."

J. Carlson.

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April 21, 2019-

"Matt planned the perfect vacation for us. Wish he could plan all our vacations!"

P. Nickerson.

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April 13, 2019-

"We loved our trip and will definitely visit Costa Rica again. Please take my comments as a constructive feedback. Top stars for private transfers - ultra-reliable, great friendly knowledgeable drivers. Overall decent value in hotels except for the last hotel in Playa Hermosa. Antonio was great and super prompt in getting back to us with all our queries but in retrospect I had to have done more research on activities and desired # of days we wanted to spend in each location. Some aspects one only realizes when we get there but for instance I felt we either needed an extra day in Arenal and Monteverde and had flexibility to add few more tours/activities."

S. Sheth-voss.

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April 13, 2019-

"It was excellent to work with you on designing this vacation. lt far exceeded our expectations and we appreciate all the time you spent answering our questions and customizing our experiences. It would be nice to offer an activity option from the drive back to San Jose from Arenal such as a drive to La Paz waterfalls or a walking tour option in San Jose."

S. Shah.

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March 25, 2019-

"I would HIGHLY reccomend this travel company. Everything was well organized and dependable. They helped with sny issues or questions that we had -- even changes we wanted to make. All of our destinations were top quality and do much fun. I am ready to go back and would use Pacific Trade Winds again."

L. A.stewart.

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April 3, 2019-

"Thank you again for helping us plan an unbelievable honeymoon! We appreciated all your recommendations, and communication. We will recommend using PTW to all our friends and family!"

A. Gunderson.

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April 12, 2019-

"Fantastic!!! Would book with your company again! And have already recommend your company to others!"

R. Maxwell.

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April 12, 2019-

"Thank you for planning an amazing vacation for us! The memories we made on this trip will be with us forever!"

K. Rowe.

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April 17, 2019-

"You guys did a great job planning an amazing trip for us. We had a spectacular trip & we will definitely contact you again when we plan to return."

L. Cassel.

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March 6, 2019-

"Maybe our best holiday ever (and that's a complement as we spent an incredible month in New Zealand previous year!)"

J. Lilly.

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April 17, 2019-

"Fantastic!"

O. Upadhyay.

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April 13, 2019-

"Really well organized tour. We will be back!"

M. Kulkarni.

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March 19, 2019-

"We had a fantastic vacation!"

F. Bailey.

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April 13, 2019-

"Thank u so much especially for retreiving our lost phone and especially for Natalia who went way overboard talking with me and helping make best decisions. Loved my trip. All of u rock❤️♥️Pura Vida baby♥️♥️"

M. Pose.

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March 4, 2019-

"We would give Pacific Trade Winds a 15 or 20 if we could! We were so impressed with the responsiveness and valuable information provided by PTW. The whole package was affordable, well organized, with excellent providers and travel agents. Payment process was easy and our questions all answered in a very thorough and detailed way. We have referred many of our friends to PTW. We will definitely use PTW again the next time we visit Costa Rica."

D. Tao.

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April 14, 2019-

"Thank you for everything you did -- we had a wonderful trip! We never had any delays or issues - it was so stress free!"

C. Wilson.

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April 13, 2019-

"Out trip was problem-free and error free from beginning to end. Ivannia was very prompt in responding to our questions and gave us great advice. Have recommended PTW to several friends already and would not hesitate to use your services again. BRAVO!!"

J. Moniz.

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April 13, 2019-

"We appreciated your help planning and quick assistance with our needs while in Costa Rica. Definitely recommend!"

J. Burstin.

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April 9, 2019-

"This was a good way to experience Costa Rica for the first time, everything was well planned out."

M. Martel.

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March 31, 2019-

"We were extremely pleased with the trip and Pacific Trade Winds did an excellent job."

T. Davidson.

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March 21, 2019-

"Very pleased with PTW and their services along with their additional help in correcting the deep sea fishing excursion. Would recommend PTW to anyone looking to book an excursion to Costa Rica!"

W. Rice.

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March 20, 2019-

"I cant comment on the value as I didn’t compare with anything else but it achieved what I was hoping for a comprehensive trip with transport connections seamlessly arranged .The accommodations were all lovely and the tours good as well as the connections. Amy did a great job pulling this together in a short time frame and was always available . I would definitely recommend your agency to any friends or family plannng to travel to Costa Rica. Thanks so much for all your help ... I had a great holiday"

H. Mckenzie.

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March 14, 2019-

"Excellent arrangement. very well planned itinerary , tours and accommodations. was very impressed with welcome phone call in San Jose by your team to ensure everything was fine. Would happily recommend your services."

P. Kumar.

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March 13, 2019-

"Excellent communication and assistance. I just wish that the nature of the Margaritaville hotel would have been known better so we could have picked something more to our liking."

J. Strasburg.

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March 13, 2019-

"It was a great trip and my fears were put aside. No snakes were seen !"

J. Buchanan.

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March 12, 2019-

"From start to finish, we could not have been happier with everything we got from our Pacific Trade Winds vacation! The communication was always prompt and thorough. They created a perfect itinerary for us that met all of our needs. We never had to worry about a thing, just show up and have fun. We spent many months planning our wedding, so we were more than happy to let someone else plan our honeymoon! We’re so glad that we used PTW for our adventures and we hope to again!"

J. Melton.

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March 11, 2019-

"OUTSTANDING right from the get go."

N. Sharma.

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March 10, 2019-

"Could not have had a better vacation. We should have stayed one less night in Monteverde and one more in Manuel Antonio like the itinerary you had originally planned. The people were all amazing and so accommodating!!! I want to go back right now!!"

M. Whalen.

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March 8, 2019-

"This was a great exeperience and thank you so much for helping me plan our amazing trip and first experience out of the USA."

D. Hornal.

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March 8, 2019-

"Helpful, dependable, professional, courteous. Would use this service again for sure!"

P. Kleinsasser.

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April 13, 2019-

"We had a truly memorable vacation that we will cherish for a long time. I truly want to thank the staff for helping arrange this for us."

V. Kaushik.

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April 13, 2019-

"My whole family was Extremely impressed with your company. Our family is suffering from the recent death of a dear friend and it has been a huge struggle for us. It was so nice to have a vacation in which we did not have to spend time anxious about anything. Your company operates like a well oiled machine, with everything running beautifully. I will recommend Pacific Trade Winds to my friends and family with complete confidence and sincerity. Thank you for this incredible experience! We will be back. Pura Vida!!"

K. Flanagan.

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April 12, 2019-

"The service was wonderful from start to finish. The only thing I would recommend is including in your preparatory email some more information about tipping expectations, money matters, and a notice for parents of young children that most taxis and many tour vans don't have shoulder belts, hence a booster seat isn't always useful."

A. Buchanan.

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April 10, 2019-

"Your team helped us plan well and understand how to plan our trip appropriately."

N. Naveen.

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April 6, 2019-

"Great trip and experience! Have already talked about going back with the whole family. Also did a catamaran tour in Manuel Antonio with iguana tours that was a lot of fun. As well as a coffe/ sugar cane tour in Monteverde. Great time!"

R. Knox.

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April 6, 2019-

"I’m so happy I found your website a year ago when I started planning our vacation. Amy, thank you so much for all your help and for the personal phone calls. You really put me at ease from the start! Great Vacation because of you and your staff!! Thank you. “Pura Vida”"

K. Robertson.

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April 4, 2019-

"Great job. Thanks for your help. I'll be recommending your services to others (I actually already have) and will be reaching out again when I go back, which certainly won't be soon enough."

S. Binette.

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March 31, 2019-

"Wow...cannot say enough great stuff about Pacific Tradewinds. The service was exceptional and the trip greatly exceeded our expectations. What a treat to be able to call any time during the planning stages and talk to a representative. We also appreciated all of the private transports and the several recommendations. The web site provided ample information for planning and packing. All of the reps were quite patient with our many questions and various trip versions (A to F!!) We highly recommend this company and wish they could plan all our trips to other locations."

R. Royer.

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March 30, 2019-

"Excellent service and will consider for future travel to CR. Thanks for everything."

K. Chipinapi.

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March 30, 2019-

"Great job!!! I have already given your name and number to 3 sets of people wanting to go to Costa Rica in the next 2 years!!! You’re the best!"

A. Grimm.

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March 30, 2019-

"Absolutely amazing trip!! We had the time of our lives, the tours were chosen very well each was definitely worth the money. Every transfer was on time and everyone we met were so friendly. We lost count of the amount of animals we saw superseded our expectations! Honestly the best trip we could have hoped for and planned seamlessly."

L. Tiwary.

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March 29, 2019-

"We had one of the most stress free vacations ever, everything was on time and we never had to worry about anything. The places you chose were fantastic and the pace of the holiday was perfect. Thank you. Highly recommend your services."

L. Mills.

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March 29, 2019-

"I really enjoyed your professional service! We emailed quite a bit before finalizing our itinerary and each time, the staff was very patient and helpful with recommendations. Even though I was working with more than one person on this, the staff was very knowledgeable with my needs and understood my requests 100%! The pricing is very reasonable and at times cheaper than booking through the tours directly! Thank you so much for customizing a vacation suited for our needs. Thanks for reaching out to us during the trip to check if we need anything and how the trip was going. You also helped with last minute requests to help us find a pharmacy close by to get meds for my baby. I had a truly wonderful experience working with you and will definitely recommend your service to others. The tours we went on also mentioned how great PTW is to work with!"

S. Lowe.

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March 28, 2019-

"I would recommend (and already have recommended) PTW to anyone interested in a Costa Rica vacation!!"

J. Dalton.

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March 28, 2019-

"Thanks for helping our family have a lovely and memorable vacation! We loved Costa Rica and hope to visit other locations in Costa Rica in the next year or two."

L. Nandyal.

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March 26, 2019-

"Overall everything was really great and PTW helped make that happen. We'll definitely refer you to our friends and look forward to working with you when we decide to go back to CR :) Thank you!"

D. Clark.

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March 26, 2019-

"Amy Van Esh goes above and beyond. Extremely satisfied."

C. Cahoj.

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March 26, 2019-

"It was a pleasure working with Maria to plan this vacation, she was amazingly helpful. Our whole vacation and experiences in Costa Rica were wonderful, would not have changed a thing. Will definitely return and have already recommended Pacific Trade Winds to friends."

S. Macpherson.

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March 26, 2019-

"If I could I would give you folks an 11 our of 10. Your help and assistance beforehand made it very easy to create the exact customized trip we were looking for. And the trip itself was fantastic and smooth sailing. No issues at all. I can't thank you all enough. I would especially like to recognize Maria who handled all my requests, including the last minute addition of my sister and her husband on our trip, in a timely, effective and friendly manner. Her willingness to figure out what we were looking for and push back on some of my suggestions to suggest alternatives was not only welcome but very appreciated. It ended up in us having a better trip than we would have otherwise. THANK YOU"

A. Macpherson.

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March 25, 2019-

"You have customer service dialed in, you nailed it. Very professional. We will recommend."

L. Thomas.

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March 23, 2019-

"Thanks for planning this amazing trip! We hope to come back some day."

L. Lindsey-boltz.

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March 23, 2019-

"Thank you for the quick response when we asked for a last minute schedule change, we were really impressed with PTW communication and service!"

C. Schubilske.

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March 23, 2019-

"We all have been raving about the trip since we got back, we loved the experience, the country and the people. It has taken us a long time to get there but we will be back someday. I have told many about the positive experience on the trip and the flawless system with Pacific Trade Winds. Thanks so much for giving us a great experience.."

T. Hyra.

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March 22, 2019-

"Everyone we came across was very nice, helpful, polite, friendly,etc. we had a great time! Thanks for all your help planning our vacation,"

M. Upton.

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March 22, 2019-

"I really liked this experience. Knowing that your company had vetted and selected the vendors for all these activities really helped me relax and stay laid back during the vacation. There were tons of companies doing everything from zip-lining to rafting; which ones are the best, have good training, etc? That's where using a company like yours really helped. I emailed you a lot, and always received prompt replies. It was a great time! Thanks!"

R. Krauter.

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March 17, 2019-

"We worked with Daniel, who was great. If Daniel was off I would always get a timely reply from an associate who was willing to help with our arrangements.
All drivers were on time, tours went smoothly, hotels were great."

M. Hutchison.

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March 9, 2019-

"Not only did you meet my expectations, you exceeded them by a very wide margin. For anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica, Pacific Tradewinds are the people you want help you. Your staff listened to what I wanted to do and provided me with a proposed itinerary in less than 1 hour that needed only very minor modification. And the trip was fantastic. Great hotels, excursions and transport. We loved Costa Rica and we loved Pacific Tradewinds. Thank you for a fantastic vacation."

T. Funk.

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March 21, 2019-

"You guys were very helpful. Very quick to respond to emails and questions. Over all we had a great trip. Thanks for all your help."

A. Sundseth.

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March 21, 2019-

"I would recommend your company 100%. You were wonderful to work with. It took so much planning and stress away to just follow your recommendations. Every location you choose offered so much to see and do. The hotels you recommended were perfect for us and nicer than I was expecting. Will be planning a return trip in a few years and will definitely rely on your company again next time!"

K. Meyer.

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March 24, 2019-

"Matt was terrific."

M. Principe.

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March 30, 2019-

"We would have liked more rural settings away from people, but we also wanted to see a lot in one week, and did not book far in advance. It was great to have so many options, to be checked on and helped during our trip. We did not have much to worry about. Will definitely use this service again."

P. Opolsky.

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March 30, 2019-

"Very satisfied . Had a great experience with pacific trade winds all drivers showed up on time and hotels exactly as described"

B. Sartain.

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March 18, 2019-

"I cannot say enough amazing things about Pacific Trade Winds!! I've always been skeptical about using an agency but I couldn't have planned what they did for us!! I booked a last minute family trip and EVERYTHING from the transfers to the hotel and excursions was perfect! I highly recommend PTW-Matt Casseday and the rest of the team are fantastic!!"

L. Clericuzio.

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March 19, 2019-

"An overall wonderful well planned experience. Everything was like clockwork. Great job coordinating our trip, tour and transfers ."

I. Holder.

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March 20, 2019-

"I was very pleased with the planning service. I was hesitant at first thinking there must be a scam hidden somewhere but the trip advisor reviews were all excellent so we proceeded. During the trip, we requested a last minute change which was accommodated quickly with no extra charge. I am impressed with the professionalism and service. I will recommend your services to friends. Costa Rica was fantastic and we were able to enjoy it with little effort or hassle."

L. Harris.

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March 10, 2019-

"We couldn't ask for a better company to use while traveling in Costa Rica. Our trip was amazing and basically flawless due to the great service, guides, accommodations, tours, transportation, all planned out by the staff at PTW. It made traveling with 4 kids enjoyable in a new country! Thank you for the great planning assistance!"

S. Aadland.

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March 23, 2019-

"Amy was absolutely amazing!! She planned an amazing adventure for us and was very patient with our multiple changes :)"

1. Hamilton.

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March 17, 2019-

"You were all amazing! Everyone we interacted with was incredibly responsive and helpful. We loved our trip and plan to go back and use you again. I have already recommended you to several friends."

K. Roseman.

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March 17, 2019-

"The staff in planning our trip were fantastic. They were quick to respond to our questions and put together a perfect trip within our budget. We will use you again for our future trips to Costa Rica."

A. Roseman.

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March 16, 2019-

"VERY happy with how our trip went. A few hiccups aside, I believe Pacific Tradewinds offers a service that I would highly recommend. Resorts were top quality, hikes were super educational, transfers were the best.
We'd love to visit Costa Rica again –and it's clear, using the Pacific Tradewinds service will take all the guess work out of travel and ensure a near-perfect experience"

J. Higgins.

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March 12, 2019-

"Pacific Tradewinds were very responsive to any needs or questions. Everything happened on time and as in the itinerary. I will certainly recommend this company to others."

L. Marple.

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March 13, 2019-

"We've already recommended PTW to friends, and would definitely use again in the future!"

C. Spiegel.

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January 27, 2019-

"Could not of asked for better service, both during the planning and stay in Costa Rica. We will return."

B. Daeuber.

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March 5, 2019-

"already told many folks about your fine service"

L. Lavallee.

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March 11, 2019-

"PTW is AMAZING!! I thank you so much for how you put this trip together! I definitely made the right choice choosing your company. I will definitely use you in the future when i return to CR and I will tell everyone what a great job you did! Thank you!!"

A. Noble.

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March 6, 2019-

"I very rarely use travel services. I always book on my own. So this was new for me. I just asked some questions about Costa Rica on a website and ended up corresponding with pacific trade winds. Everyone was helpful. Some seemed more knowledgeable than others. It is convenient that there is 24/7 coverage but it's also a bit confusing talking to so many different people. Overall i liked the experience and will recommend to friends. Also the price was better than i would have gotten had I booked everything separately on my own. I know, because i compared. I kept waiting for a surprise fee or something but there wasn't one. So i was very impressed. Next time i can be comfortable from day one."

T. Uyeda.

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February 23, 2019-

"Could not be more happy with you efforts. Was a 1st-tier vacation for us.

Many thanks."

G. Crafts.

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February 12, 2019-

"Pacific Trade Winds was wonderful in every way. Extremely well-organized, flexible, reliable. I have only the highest compliments of your assistance. All the planning and support you provided made our trip exceptional. I highly recommend booking through Pacific Trade Winds."

S. Baktash.

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February 11, 2019-

"Everything went very smoothly. transport was there when we were expecting it. Our pick up at the airport dropped us off at our hotel at 1:30 am. Long day for that poor guy but we tipped him good."

D. Moody.

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February 10, 2019-

"I can't recommend Pacific Trade Winds enough. I've already recommended you to some friends who are planning a trip to Costa Rica in the next few months. You've exceeded my expectations, and that's not easy to do! It all sounded to good to be true, and yet it was... GREAT JOB, GUYS!!!"

A. Cox.

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February 8, 2019-

"We worked for several months with Ivannia and this was a very scussesful relationship. It was good to have the continuity of one customer service agent all that time. She tried her best to problem solve our needs travelling with a large family and with little children. On 2 occasions in spite of her efforts the hotels did not supply the beds for the children that we had requested. Fortunately we were able to reach solutions.
When our vouchers were issued I discovered several errors, which I was able to get corrected before departure to Costa Rica. However the one error I could not have known was on the time of our pickup to Manuel Antonio Park. I could suggest that you work harder to eliminate the number of voucher issuing errors, by instituting an additional check or audit by someone at your company. This would solve all of my concerns about the mistakes in that part of the process. We were thrilled with all of the prearrangement for transfers and hotel. These all went very smoothly. I will recommend your services to others who may want to do a similar trip
Thanks."

C. Clubine.

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February 7, 2019-

"From the very begining the communication was very smooth and you were super responsive. There was a little problem during the stay at Baldi Hot Springs. You reacted in a very professional way so that was really great."

K. Glowacki.

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February 4, 2019-

"Over all this trip exceeded our expectations. All the drivers were on time and friendly and helpful. The hotels were better than expected. The guides were all knowledgeable and helpful. The people of Costa Rica are exceptionally warm and friendly. I have recommended your company to many people since our return.,"

O. Bennett.

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February 3, 2019-

"I twas totally impressed with the service from planning (Daniel was fantastic!) to the information exchanges, and the logistics. Everything was exactly as planned, on time, and no issues. I would use PTW again, no question, and would recommend very highly to anyone heading down there. I was very pleased!"

D. Dukette.

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February 2, 2019-

"Overall you guys are tops, and I have already recommended you to at least 5 couples/families who have utilized your services to plan their trip. (By the way, it would have been nice had these recommendations been acknowledged by PTW in some way, as I'm almost positive each of the couples told you who they got your name from.) Only comments besides that are: 1) the vouchers seem not to matter to the drivers--they never asked and sort of shrugged when I offered them--and even a couple of the tours didn't request them. All the hotels did.
2) I had mentioned to you earlier that this time (as opposed to 2015) I ended up dealing with so many different people it became somewhat confusing in terms of who to communicate with about what. You did explain to me your policies and I understood perfectly. It just made it a little more complicated from my standpoint. 3) I frankly don't know how to rate the Value Question, as I'm unsure how PTW is compensated--whether you add a surcharge over and above the regular prices, or are paid a commission by the hotels/tour providers. But, regardless, you folks are wonderful, and I will continue to recommend you to the many people who hear us raving about our CR experiences. Who knows...we may be back for a third trip!"

J. Selber.

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February 1, 2019-

"You were especially helpful when we missed our connection in Houston and had to make changes because we arrived 2 days late."

M. Checknoff.

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February 1, 2019-

"Very happy with my vacation. Would use you guys again next time I go to Costa Rica."

J. Dibble.

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February 1, 2019-

"I cannot say enough amazing things about Pacific Trade Winds. They helped us arrange based on our interests. Everything that they arranged for us was perfect for what we wanted. We loved the lodging and our excursions. PTW helped us with our trip so much, they took all of the guess work out of it for us. Truly I did not even know that a company like this even existed. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone that is going to visit Costa Rica and I would definitely use this company for any future travel to CR. They took care of everything for us so that we could just enjoy. The communication was always superb and they were always so quick to respond to any questions. Thank you so much for your help in planning and taking care of everything for us before and during our trip."

J. Bennett.

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February 1, 2019-

"Amy was wonderful. Always answered my questions immediately. When she was unavailable, other staff were equally as helpful."

M. Eling.

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January 31, 2019-

"Pacific Trade Winds is good as long as you research and decide which hotels, tours and transportation you are going to book, and then give them the information. I didn't necessarily find them helpful for suggestions, where to stay or recommendations. The ease of booking was good (and we changed things a few times). Coordination and logistics for all the services (transportation, hotels and tours) was excellent and the vouchers worked out fine. No glitches except for a few, however we did some advance calling to the tour companies to make sure we had all details confirmed. It is hard to know if there was value, as it was booked as one large package, and I haven't booked in Costa Rica before, so I really don't know if the pricing was good or how to compare. But it seemed like a good value for 3 people. I think the only suggestion would be more detailed information on tour vouchers on where they will pick you up and pick up on the other end. Especially the boat transfer at Lake Arenal. Thank you for everything, we had a great time and we appreciate your assistance."

S. Thiel.

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January 30, 2019-

"Everything was wonderful and if any problems it was resolved quickly. Customer service was outstanding and the adventures were wonderful with such a large group of senior folks."

T. Schulz.

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January 30, 2019-

"Pacific Trade Winds worked diligently to provide everyone with a great experience. The coordination of transportation, lodging, and activities scheduled was exceptional. The opportunity to visit a variety of environments and participate in activities I would not normally do made my trip great. Costa Rica is a beautiful country. I hope to return soon."

P. Cresswell.

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January 30, 2019-

"Wouldn’t do a trip without you! Thank you!"

K. Rivers.

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January 30, 2019-

"Excellent"

B. Rivers.

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January 29, 2019-

"I love Costa Rica and her people."

J. Ondrusek.

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January 29, 2019-

"You guys did a great job! Thank you so much for making this experience great! This was our first time traveling out of the country and pacific trade winds made it the best vacation ever! Thank you so much for all your help! I have already and will Continue to recommend you guys to anyone and everyone we know!"

J. Scramlin.

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January 29, 2019-

"My agent couldn’t have been better!"

R. Hendricks.

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January 27, 2019-

"The Shana, which was the most expensive hotel, unfortunately did detract a bit from our overall experience. However, you mostly did an outstanding job, including changing a couple of things as we went along. We especially liked the transport from Arenal to Hermosa which included not only a stop in Palo Verde with an outstanding guide, but also a stop at an organic farm for lunch!"

A. Messer.

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January 26, 2019-

"We had an amazing trip! Thank you so much for organizing it for us. We didn't have a single issue. All of our drivers were early or on time, and they were all very professional. The hotels we stayed at were also incredible. The view from our room at Issimo was stunning; the nicest we have ever experienced! Our entire trip was magic. We would not have been able to organize such a smooth trip on our own. We would definitely recommend Pacific Trade Winds services to others who are visiting Costa Rica!"

K. Mactavish.

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January 25, 2019-

"We had miscommunication regarding one tour. We thought we were going kayaking and we ended up going on a float trip. We dealt with it."

K. Nerud.

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January 22, 2019-

"We were very happy with your service. Excursions and transfers were well planned and executed. It was relaxing to know that these logistics were taken care of so well. The accomodations were very nice."

B. Fichtenberg.

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January 20, 2019-

"I just really have no idea how much I paid for each item. It would have been good to outline that out."

D. Kennedy.

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January 20, 2019-

"This trip was planned for 2018 but due to a family emergency we had to postpone coming until this year. We really appreciated all your efforts to accommodate us and change hotels to suit our needs. WE liked receiving all the detailed information but it would have been helpful to receive some maps and also a wildlife guide ( which was given to other clients who booked with you) prior to the trip. I understand that you are no longer sending out guides, however as requested one is being sent to our home address. Overall we were pleased with your services, especially arranging transfers between locations. Gracias!"

S. Sirota.

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January 19, 2019-

"Could have achieved better rates through Trip Advisor"

R. Perry.

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January 19, 2019-

"I would definitely recommend Pacific Tradewinds to anyone traveling to Costa Rica. Everything was so easy, from the planning process, to making payments, and especially when we were finally on our vacation which was exactly what I wanted. When traveling with kids, I don't want any added stress and I can say that all our expectations were met and exceeded! The cost of our vacation was what we expected to pay for 5 people traveling abroad, even if planning it ourselves. The vouchers were kind of inconvenient to print off and carry around, especially since none of the drivers, guides, or hotels really needed/wanted them. We really had the perfect mix of rainforest and beach experiences, along with plenty of time to relax. I can't wait to go back to Costa Rica and explore more!"

G. Mccabe.

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January 17, 2019-

"Some of your dates are incorrect. For example: our flight home was on January 31st.
I have already highly recommended your company to two of our friends. Thank-you for a truly magical vacation. Matt did a great job putting our tours and resorts together for us. Other than the catamaran, there is not a minute I would change. It was great to have a holiday where our only job was to participate and enjoy."

B. Holowack.

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January 17, 2019-

"I would recommend putting a bit more description on the vouchers. We found them a bit confusing until we learned how to read them."

R. Holowack.

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January 8, 2019-

"PTW is great. The staff were so helpful and accommodating, they took care of everything. I would recommend them to anyone going to Costa Rica. PTW made my trip stress free, all I had to do was relax and enjoy."

D. Randall.

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February 4, 2019-

"The last is an 8 only because one of the tours and a transfer were not that great. But planning through PTW was really great in terms of communication and customizing. Thanks."

A. Lazurko.

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January 31, 2019-

"Perfect!"

C. Blumgart.

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February 4, 2019-

"My friend Orienne Bennett made the arrangements with your company, but I would like to thank you for putting together such a wonderful vacation. It was definitely beyond my expectations!! Pura Vida!!"

B. Dyer.

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January 28, 2019-

"Like your service, had a good time no hiccups on your side,will use your service if back your way"

R. Weir.

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February 9, 2019-

"We appreciate that your staff answered our questions promptly. They provided a central location in San Jose upon our request and they sent the vouchers early because we began our travels early. In sum, a wonderful vacation and great service from Pacific Trade Winds."

M. Huguet.

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February 7, 2019-

"great service and care from you guys"

P. Speiser.

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February 26, 2019-

"Well done would use your services again and recommend it to others."

R. Unger.

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February 17, 2019-

"Great service. I would definitely suggested to my friends (actually I am already doing that!). Timely and professional service. One of the best vacation I had (so far)."

D. Casadei-berwind.

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February 8, 2019-

"You guys all are the best! Prompt service, answered my MANY questions quickly and kindly helped in every way. It was so nice to not have to schedule everything myself and worry about confirming. It was a perfect vacation! THANK YOU!"

M. Zimmer.

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February 7, 2019-

"I was very impressed and pleased with your helpfulness and timely responses. I certainly would recommend you to anyone traveling to Costa Rica."

H. Deede.

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February 4, 2019-

"PTW did an excellent job in helping us to set up the vacation and include all of the things that we wanted to do. You made it very easy and the cost was amazing ! We have been recommending your services to everyone! I only wish that you handled more than just coaster Rican trips! As a result of your services we had a wonderful, memorable vacation! Thank you very much!"

M. Georgiafandis.

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February 3, 2019-

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you did to help make my wife and I's honeymoon so memorable. You all are the best!"

M. Mclennon.

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February 3, 2019-

"Everything was organized perfectly. The locations, transportation and tours were great. Wouldn't use anyone else for another trip to Costa Rica."

N. Dietz.

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February 2, 2019-

"We couldn't have asked for better service. The quality of all of our experiences was very high. We will definitely recommend Pacific Trade Winds to our friends."

L. Crowell.

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February 2, 2019-

"We were very happy with everything about our trip and would not hesitate to recommend you to others."

E. Fox.

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February 2, 2019-

"Was a great easy trip. No stress!!! Great recommendations for us! thank you!"

T. Desantis.

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February 2, 2019-

"Yes,my entire trip was perfect.Thank you for your assistance and planning a beautiful ,memorable vacation."

K. Carrick.

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February 2, 2019-

"We were extremely happy with your services and will be recommending you to friends and family. I always received a timely response to my emails and questions. The transportation to all of our destinations was always reliable. We absolutely loved our stay in Dominical. The only thing we had a little difficulty was moving around the area in the evening. The hotel is amazing but a little far away from everything so we had to arrange taxis which were about $12 each way. We enjoyed all of our tours. We were disappointed with Hotel Villa Florencia, we felt a little isolated/trapped when we were staying there since it is so far from everything. Seeing the rat in the kitchen area made it hard for us to want to eat there. Nevertheless, we had an incredible trip and we were so thrilled with how easy PTW made the planning process. You all do an excellent job. Thank you. Pura Vida!"

A. Devries.

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February 1, 2019-

"great job - Pacific Trade. I've already given your name to a co-worker who might be interested in 2020."

A. Cavallaro.

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February 2, 2019-

"Can't say enough about how wonderful this tour was and the incredible service from all of your staff. Our family group of 7 people had an incredible time together in beautiful locations with NO hassles or problems.
Thank you so much."

G. Lifton.

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February 3, 2019-

"The only reason the overall value was a 9 instead of a 10 was because of the difference in the rooms at the Arenal Springs Resort"

J. Antes.

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January 29, 2019-

"Very pleased."

B. Shinder.

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January 28, 2019-

"Thankyou so much for providing us with a wonderful experience. Your company was great"

R. Kempf.

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January 28, 2019-

"I would, and already have, recommended your company to several people at work"

T. Hoover.

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January 28, 2019-

"I wish I had spoken to someone on the phone about the airport transfer instead of sifting through emails, and maybe that would have made that part better. Overall, however, our trip was amazing and we had a fantastic time! Thank you for everything!"

A. Bew.

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January 26, 2019-

"This is my second trip to Costa Rica using PTW as our agent. As in my first trip, everything was FLAWLESS! We couldn't be happier and will definitely recommend PTW to any friends considering a trip to Costa Rica. Thank you so much!"

S. Morgan.

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January 25, 2019-

"PTW did a great job and I would recommend your services to friends. One mistake that I made was booking too many things. One less would have been better but that's my fault."

O. Krueger.

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January 24, 2019-

"We really enjoyed our stay in Costa Rica. Everything went smoothly as planned. I thought that the amount of time we had in each location, and the combination of tours and free time was appropriate. My only comment is that on the tour vouchers, we had a start time, but never an end time or details of the tour. Maybe this is information that you didn't have either, but it could have been helpful when we were planning our days. I am looking forward to visiting other locations in Costa Rica in the future!"

K. Mccuaig.

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January 23, 2019-

"Thank you very much for helping with the booking: choosing the location and the hotel for my vacation! Conchal Hotel is a beautiful, exotic and quite place. I really enjoyed staying there - would definitely like to stay there again. The white sand beach was about 15- 20 minutes walking distance. Enjoyed the beach so much also. Overall was a great vacation!
Thank you very much to all of you!"

T. Kovyarenko.

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January 22, 2019-

"You guys are awesome and I would highly recommend your services!!! Thank you so much!!"

B. Purser.

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January 22, 2019-

"PTW did a great job! Thank you!"

K. Purser.

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January 22, 2019-

"I would recommend your service. I loved having everything planned before we got there! Getting our friends on the same schedule only 3 weeks before our trip was amazing!!!"

L. Fabian.

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January 22, 2019-

"Matt Halliday and his co workers were awesome very professional and precise. It was a pleasure!"

J. Ummel.

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January 21, 2019-

"Loved your service and the flexibility of individualizing our own tour. I have already recommended your agency to several friends!"

C. Salisbury.

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January 19, 2019-

"We will visit Costa Rica again, and will use your expertise."

M. Glick.

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January 15, 2019-

"I have been impressed by your service, especially your speed of response. You did an excellent job of answering our brief and customizing our vacation. My only suggestion would be that as we had not been to Costa Rica before perhaps you could have questioned our brief.
An example would be the traffic in San Jose and how it might affect tours, I'm not sure we would have gone on The Le Paz trip if we had known the time spent in the bus. At Manual Antonia, would we have rather been on the beach or up in the town?
I realise this is quite a lot to ask for and advising customers can be dangerous!
Overall I am very pleased that we used your service and we would certainly recommend you.
We had a great trip and you are lucky to live in Costa rica, Pure Vida"

R. Magness.

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January 11, 2019-

"Thank you. I hope I can go to Costa Rica again one day"

C. Skippen.

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January 10, 2019-

"You did an amazing job! You listened to what I wanted and planned the trip to accommodate those wishes! You did a nice job of picking great hotels and locations for each part of our trip, and also did a nice job with giving us some rest before we were on to our next adventure (for example, a day at Shana before we did the Park tour). I would highly recommend your agency to anyone wanting to travel in Costa Rica!"

S. Stauffer.

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January 6, 2019-

"Overall as this was my first international trip by myself, I appreciated the help of Pacific Trade Winds staff so much! It was great overall and I had an amazing time! I hope to visit Costa Rica again in the very near future!"

H. Vandatta.

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December 29, 2018-

"Some miscommunication regarding accommodations at one of the hotels."

D. Kotler.

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December 28, 2018-

"I had requested a late change to the hotel after we already started our vacation. I think we had a minor communication lapse since I did not hear back. Totally loved our visit, thank you!"

H. Buttar.

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January 10, 2019-

"Antonio and the entire crew was amazing. Helpful, prompt and friendly."

S. Sabotka.

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January 23, 2019-

"Great time again - very helpful staff- have recommended PTW many times"

A. Lockman.

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January 22, 2019-

"Excellent services. Tank à lot"

Y. Lamarche.

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January 22, 2019-

"You never really know about a company until you try them but all the Reviews were top notch. We were not surprised by anything. The communication was clear with lots of emails. Highly Recommend the services of Pacific Trade Winds!!!!"

J. Chase.

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January 19, 2019-

"Will recommend your company to other travelers"

P. Gregory.

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January 19, 2019-

"I have and will continue to recommend PTW to others. Thank you for a great vacation!"

T. Gregory.

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January 19, 2019-

"Everything was very well planned out. I would recommend this service for anyone that is going to the country for the first time."

K. Dennis.

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January 18, 2019-

"You can be proud of your company and its staff. Outstanding service and friendly, knowledgeable staff."

G. Belchetz.

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January 14, 2019-

"All communications very helpful and informative. A shout out to Zaira who helped us get our pictures from the zip Line photographer. (disc was empty-oh no)!! Thank you to all who made our "first visit" to Costa Rica so amazing and unforgettable."

P. Costa.

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January 14, 2019-

"Thank you! You made our first %visit to Costa Rica lovely and unforgettable. Also, Zaira was very prompt and helpful when we called after we got home and realized the disc of the Zip Line was blank. She directed us to the photographer at 100 % Aventura zip line company and we now have our pictures!! Yay!"

D. Costa.

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January 14, 2019-

"Above average trip and services, thank you."

D. Herold.

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January 13, 2019-

"This was a great trip and PTW did a great job putting this together. Not all of our accommodations requested or required the vouchers. We found that it was a bit cheaper to travel into La Fortuna and Quepos or Manuel Antonio that to dine for lunch and dinner at the resorts."

J. Sakahara.

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January 12, 2019-

"PTW is the best. made this bucket list trip easy to navigate and provided great service, options and experiences. Thanks so much !!!!"

R. Stierstorfer.

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January 11, 2019-

"I would certainly recommend pacific trade winds"

J. Midland.

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January 11, 2019-

"So so happy with your services! You are an excellent company due to several factors: you always reply within a short period of time, you always communicate solutions to your clients, you are always nice and welcoming. I am SO happy that we chose you to handle our vacations and will for sure recommend you!"

C. Santana.

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January 9, 2019-

"Jennifer was excellent to work with! The whole experience was good. I have recommend this company to many friends."

D. Praskey.

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January 8, 2019-

"The trip was so well organised, communicated and I didn’t have a single problem along the way. Would highly recommend the company to friends and family. All comments were only minor and didn’t at all effect my enjoyment of my trip. Hopefully the comments are helpful"

J. Ryeland.

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January 8, 2019-

"I do want to say that the travel agent that assisted, her name was Veronica and I felt very confident with her lining up my trip, she was very easy to talk to & did a wonderful job assisted me with the trip"

M. Hennesey.

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January 5, 2019-

"We did not expect that bascially the total payment of our vacation would be basically charged to our credit card with in a two week period. I understand we booked the trip late, but still that was alot at once. All your drivers were very prompt and on time for ALL of our pick-ups which was nice. We had great communciation with our agent and she always responded so promptly. Yes, we would recommend your company to anyone traveling to Costa Rica."

K. Williams.

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January 5, 2019-

"Very informative. One of the best things Jennifer did was help me understand the time and distances travel would take up between excursions. While in CR we called the office with a wuestion and it was answered promptly and accurately"

K. Williams.

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January 3, 2019-

"Thank you all for helping us plan such an amazing trip! I will definitely be recommending you to friends and family in the future! I am so glad I decided to trust you all with the planning and logistics of our trip, we were truly able to relax as all the details were already taken care of for us!"

J. Mcdowell.

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December 23, 2018-

"I would recommend friend to use this tour company. However, best tour we had was called “Sloth Tour” by call”www.callidryastours.com. (We booked at Magic Mountain Hotel due to we are no activity 12/28/2018 afternoon. But this tour was best tour we had. We saw a lot s Sloth and guide brought this camera and let us take picture from his camera. There was a restaurant this company owns and they set up bird feeding place.So we saw a lots of king of beautiful birds. (However, I don’t disagree what they do but guests were happy )"

T. Murakami.

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January 15, 2019-

"Thank you sincerely for an amazing experience. I will book again and I look forward to working with you on future travel."

T. Paul.

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January 15, 2019-

"Awesome job! Thank you so much for all your help. It is a beautiful country, with wonderful people who care about their county and providing superior service. We will definitely recommend Pacific Trade Winds and a trip to Costa Rica and we will be back to enjoy it again!"

B. Mitchell.

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January 14, 2019-

"We loved planning our vacation with Pacific Trade Winds!! Thank you!!!"

M. Petta.

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January 13, 2019-

"This entire experience was exceptional! I appreciate everything you put together for me! I would highly recommend your team and if I ever return to Costa Rica I will certainly use your services again! Muchas Gracias"

A. Osborne.

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December 24, 2018-

"It was pricey but worth it!"

K. Bayes.

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January 6, 2019-

"We were really sad to leave Costa Rica. We had an amazing vacation and can't wait to come back!! Pura Vida!"

S. Bartholomew.

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January 11, 2019-

"Outstanding service from Ivannia"

J. Hvannberg.

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January 8, 2019-

"I sound like I had some issues and complaints on things with our trip, but I just want to be honest and offer constructive feedback. You were so prompt in replying to all of our emails. You set our vacation and first time experience up in Costa Rica and offered us a "magical" Costa Rican experience ! WE WERE VERY HAPPY WITH PTW AND WOULD CERTAINLY USE YOUR SERVICE AGAIN. We will tell others about your company."

D. Quarternik.

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January 8, 2019-

"I told my wife this trip wasn't awesome. It wasn't amazing. IT WAS MAGICAL !! BEST TRIP EVER !! Our pictures look like post cards ! Beautiful !"

K. Quarternik.

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January 8, 2019-

"We had an amazing vacation! Thank you so much for helping us plan our trip"

S. Farino.

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January 7, 2019-

"I would absolutely recommend you and all of your vendors. Perfection at every turn! I hope to use you again myself."

L. Kahleck.

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January 1, 2019-

"We had a great holiday....stress free and full of wonderful experiences and surprises. Thanks for your help."

M. Kaffanke.

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December 24, 2018-

"You exceeded our expectations! This was my first trip out of the county and my fiances first trip that wasn't an all inclusive resort. We were blown away by everything! The excursions were phenomenal, the things you did to prepare us were perfect, the places we stayed were amazing! We are both beyond satisfied and will refer you and definitely use you again. Thank you so much for making our vacation perfect!!"

C. Brumwell.

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December 10, 2018-

"We were amazed by the support we received during the trip. Our needs were addressed as they arose. Communication was perfect. More importantly, though, it was clear that real care had been put into designing an adventure that served as a good introduction to Costa Rica. The moves from hot locations to cooler mountain locations were well planned to make the heat easier to deal with. The choice of tour operators clearly was excellent. Every day we have been saying to other travellers how much we have appreciated the efforts of Ivannia Zuñiga and others at PTW. It is a pity that PTW does not operate in Indonesia also."

G. Shuetrim.

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January 5, 2019-

"Trip was everything we wanted. Antonio did an amazing job. Didn’t have any trouble with payment or vouchers."

B. Shanley.

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December 28, 2018-

"Everything ran so smoothly. We will definitely use PTW again!"

K. Tinch.

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December 28, 2018-

"I was very pleased with prompt communication. The hotel was the biggest disappointment for the money. Reliable car was extremely helpful. I will recommend your agency to others."

A. Yuryev.

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December 30, 2018-

"Jennifer was absolutely amazing helping me plan this trip. It was our 20th wedding anniversary and we brought our 3 teenage children. I kept making changes to the itinerary and Jennifer was unbelievably helpful with her recommendations and patience with me in making changes to things to the itinerary. I have already recommended Pacific Trade Winds to 3 families back home who are now thinking about traveling to Costa Rica. Thank you so much for making our anniversary trip perfect!!!"

G. Turner.

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December 25, 2018-

"You all were great with any and all changes or adjustments we asked for. For planning a last minute Christmas vacation, you all made it super easy."

C. Rauffer.

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December 25, 2018-

"You guys did a great job and made our vacation perfectly pura vida. we had such a great time and saw so many wonderful things that will be memories forever."

E. Frank.

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December 24, 2018-

"You did an incredible job! This vacation was wonderful. (You should note, that I am usually highly critical and complain a lot!) I highly recommend your services! Thank you!"

B. Berns.

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December 22, 2018-

"Your were great. I have already passed on your name to friends who are planning a trip to Costa Rica in the near future. Your weather arrangements were superb - hardly ever a cloud in the sky."

M. Andersen.

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December 22, 2018-

"Thank you for good work to help us spend good time on our vacation."

V. Babichev.

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December 22, 2018-

"Very good help. Great hotel and town to visit."

W. Gilley.

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December 21, 2018-

"I would strongly recommend your services to others and would use you again. We are very satisfied and happy. I would also like to thank Ivannia especially who put up with my questions and concerns over the months. Feel free to contact me for endorsements or to ask for further information. We were very happy with this trip. Everything I said above holds for all four of us. Thank you! We had a lifetime experience!"

J. Weinberger.

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December 17, 2018-

"Thank you so much for making this successful! We usually plan our own transportation , hotels and tours but simply didn’t have the time to it all ourselves this year. We worked out that using your excellent services was the same price as planning everything ourselves and was much less stressful. We felt that you listened to our requests for being in small groups and lots of time looking for wildlife. We will definitely be recommending your services to everyone who travels to Costa Rica and we will be in contact when we plan our next trip! Thank you all once again and Feliz Año Nuevo! Pura Vida!"

S. Kinsey.

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December 12, 2018-

"The only thing I would change would be to have some of the transfers done earlier in the day - leaving a place at 9am is better than 12:00 noon, since we would spend less time waiting. Other than that everything was awesome! Thank you so much! I would strongly recommend your services."

A. Carriere.

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December 20, 2018-

"We were pleased in every respect. Thank you for the great experience for our entire family."

G. Hoewing.

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December 27, 2018-

"The company was fantastic and easy to work with. I would highly recommend them. Thank you for an excellent vacation!"

C. Heintzman.

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December 26, 2018-

"Thanks for the wonderful vacation. We will look you up for any future travel needs. What other countries do you plan vacations for?"

L. Richards.

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January 1, 2019-

"This was such a stress free way to book a trip. I was constantly amazed by the quick responses and attentive service to any request or question I asked. Thank you for such an amazing vacation. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend your service to anyone looking to travel Costa Rica. The recommendations were all perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed everything."

H. Jackson.

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December 30, 2018-

"i enjoyed the trip very much exept for night walk and manual antonio park; it is a beautiful country and your company made it so easy for me; i cant wait to go again; thanks"

A. Chopra.

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December 29, 2018-

"My travel consultant Rebecca Mallet was excellent. She took into account both our needs, guided us well with the activities and worked very hard to try and get me the hotel types I was looking for. She was very organized and disciplined when it came to communication and would respond quickly to all my questions. I have actually already recommended pacific Trade Winds to friends of ours and have asked them to deal with Rebecca. thank you for making our trip fantastic."

A. Philip.

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December 29, 2018-

"The Big Canopy Tour, while having great actual zip lines, was a very difficult climb and took away from the rest of the vacation, as we needed to get massages to help loosen up legs, back, and shoulders."

J. Jesser.

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December 29, 2018-

"From the moment I submitted my initial request for vacation information, I was impressed with the communication from PTW. I was kept informed between booking and travel. I was able to email and call and received excellent guidance. I was even notified of an overcharge which was turned into a credit to be used at our hotel which helped immensely. I have already recommended your company to others as you obviously know the area, understand the needs, and book with upstanding businesses (accommodations and tour companies). Thank you for helping me create a memorable holiday vacation with my daughter."

E. Mays.

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December 29, 2018-

"We were leery of using an online travel agency, but you guys were amazing. Super responsive, friendly and patient during the whole process. I would send an email at 5 pm on. Friday and get a response right away. Would definitely use your services again. Top notch."

C. Flynn.

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December 29, 2018-

"My only issue was lack of knowledge of celiac on multiple occasions. Also, The Shana Hotel was so expensive for what you got. The prices of food, etc. Not great service. Overall GREAT trip!!!"

L. Belair.

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December 28, 2018-

"I would recommend to anyone. You made my trip easy and fun and we all had a blast. Perfect balance between fun amd relaxation. Thank you ptw!!!"

B. Prignano.

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December 28, 2018-

"The vacation was wonderful and everything went according to plan. Any issues were dealt with very quickly. I called PTW twice when transfers were late and the staff quickly contacted and confirmed the slight delays. The prices were high but the quality at the hotels, transfers and activities was excellent."

J. Cowles.

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December 15, 2018-

"Not only did you planned a wonderful trip with professional tour operators and transportation, once we were in Costa Rica you responded to our requests for assistance and itinerary changes promptly and followed up. I can't say enough good things about your service."

A. Lang.

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December 22, 2018-

"We had great time, well organized. Thank you very much."

1. Motaganahalli.

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December 23, 2018-

"Exiting trip!"

A. Drew.

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December 19, 2018-

"Our family trip to Costa Rica was a blast ! PTW made our trip better by helping us by making last minute arrangements when some of our own plans and hotel reservations ran into problems. Accommodating a family of five at last minute during the holiday season is not trivial. Thanks for everything. Pure Vida!"

V. Wagle.

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December 22, 2018-

"Although I know I mentioned several critiques, we had a fantastic trip and thoroughly enjoyed visiting Costa Rica. We look forward to going back. I do think that in the rush of planning this trip that there tours that were recommended that might not have been the best match for us. Some of that had to do with the descriptions not being so accurate, and some of it was that we didn't know what we should do for our first trip to Costa Rica. We didn't have a lot of choices in accommodations because we were late in planning, so that was really fine. We enjoyed everything we did, even when it wasn't exactly what we expected. It was all a great experience, and we thank you for all you did to help us plan it. When I contacted you in country, your staff was quick to provide us assistance and extremely helpful. I couldn't have asked for more in that regard. Thank you."

D. Rappaport.

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December 4, 2018-

"You went above and beyond! What a great company and wonderful people. We can only say good things about you. Everything throughout our vacation went smooth and you did an excellent job. We can't thank you enough. We will definitely book with you again. Thank you for making our first stay in Costa Rica wonderful!!!!"

S. Peters.

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December 8, 2018-

"we will come back to CR"

W. Nickel.

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December 13, 2018-

"Outstanding company. Everything promised was delivered. Every transfer and excursion was on-time, professional and as advertised. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Costa Rica. The only way to go!"

M. Eckstein.

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December 18, 2018-

"We could not decide which was our favourite day. All were exceptional. I am very pleased. Money well spent for a worry free vacation. Thank you."

K. Olsen.

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December 18, 2018-

"Apart from some minor things, this trip was well organised and I would use the services of PTW again if travelling to Costa Rica!"

H. Rao.

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December 20, 2018-

"One of the best vacations we have had as a family. We were completely satisfied with Pacific Trade Winds and their support. Thanks!"

K. Penland.

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December 22, 2018-

"2nd time we have used your service. It's always a bit nerve-wracking to be on vacation and have to relay on arrangements for transfers, tours, hotel - but in every case your company has been on time with transfer and tours and hotels and tours have been outstanding. Thank you so much!"

D. Harris.

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December 15, 2018-

"Great support and communications. Thanks"

A. Patel.

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December 15, 2018-

"Everything was easy with transportation included. The only thing I would add is a timeframe for the itinerary. The activities did not have a duration period, to allow planning for afternoon or evening activities and meals."

J. Schlittler.

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December 14, 2018-

"First time using a group too book it all in advance and you all were A+ awesome and the trip / value was one of our very best. The trip exceeded my expectations.... I will recommend Pacific Trade Winds!!"

J. Wolfe.

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December 11, 2018-

"Many of the excursions were too early
But overall a great time."

R. Ruckel.

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December 10, 2018-

"Matt did a great job of listening (reading) request, changes, budget etc and got us the vacation we wanted. Last minute we decided to book the 10 in 1 excursion and even though it was Matt's day off...he answered the phone and was helpful getting us to someone who could book it for us. We will go out to Trip Advisor and give you great reviews. Thanks for the great vacation!!!"

S. Palmer-witt.

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November 27, 2018-

"We had an amazing experience for our first time in Costa Rica. We have already recommended your company to people we know. Enrique in particular did an awesome job. He happened to answer the phone once when we had some questions, and not only did he answer our questions, he suggested we call back right before our trip to go through the itinerary and make specific suggestions for non-tour things, such as restaurants, etc. It was great. One additional note, although we did not book the Holiday Inn San Jose-Aurola through your agency, we did select it based on your recommendation. That was the only hotel we were very dissatisfied with. It did not feel clean, it was VERY noisy, from traffic, but also because there was a loud band inside the hotel that played very late on that Tuesday, and the restaurants were not good. I don't know if there are better hotels near there, (where we wanted to stay) but this one was very disappointing. Overall though, our trip was truly fantastic, and your company made it easy to plan on relatively short notice. Thanks so much!"

L. Flesher.

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December 11, 2018-

"everything went smoothly. I was not clear on the process of vouchers and subcontracting in the beginning which would be useful to know but otherwise PTW was very good for prompt responses, great communication"

S. Moodley.

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December 11, 2018-

"You guys are terrific."

M. Allison.

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December 11, 2018-

"You guys have been amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone and everyone. I don't know when I've ever had customer service like you have provided, from beginning to end. I could give specific examples but this box is tiny. Feel free to contact me if you want any more feedback. THANK YOU!!!"

H. Somers.

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December 7, 2018-

"As I stated already multiple times via emails, you exceeded my expectations. Top notch service. Thank you for helping me celebrate my 60th birthday is such a perfect manner in a fantastic country."

M. Venkatramesh.

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December 8, 2018-

"You guys were great! I changed my original schedule with your help. I was able to call the number you gave so my wife and I could go snorkeling together on 12/15 instead of doing nothing at the beach. I would highly recommend you to anyone interested in going to Costa Rica!"

A. Negin.

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November 12, 2018-

"I didn't make any of the actual arrangements (Randy Myers did) but the information I received was great! Thank you! I will certainly recommend you to friends and family!!"

J. Martyn.

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November 29, 2018-

"I rarely would spend as much as I did on a vacation package like that but I can honestly say I think this expense was totally worth it."

J. Ma.

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December 3, 2018-

"I chose PTW because you offered best value for mid range of what I wanted and expected great value some luxury best bang for buck I was able to get everything I wanted from costa rica it was fabulous thanks"

E. Ramos.

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December 5, 2018-

"Really enjoyed our vacation!"

G. Taylor.

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December 6, 2018-

"Pacific Trade Winds went above and beyond for our Honeymoon. Will recommend to everyone we know!"

S. Salvatori.

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December 6, 2018-

"Was simply fantastic, WAY more seamless than I could have ever imagined! Will absolutely use and recommend for all future vacations to Costa Rica."

Z. Fima.

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December 5, 2018-

"Superb job guys and gals...I would recommend you to any travellers to Costa Rica; especially first timers like us. Muchos Gracias"

F. Richardson.

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November 28, 2018-

"Very communicable and knowledgable! Did a fantastic job planning every step of our trip!"

A. Byers.

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November 26, 2018-

"Would highly recommend your services to anyone"

C. Croix.

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November 27, 2018-

"Very helpful and knowledgeable! Definitely will use again and will recommend to friends!"

T. Lorenz.

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November 27, 2018-

"Fantastic company, will 100% recommend. Great to work with, always available, gave us a perfect vacation!"

N. Wolley.

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November 23, 2018-

"Overall, we had a beautiful, memorable trip! Your assistance was superb at all times! Highly recommend!"

B. Wanamaker.

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November 24, 2018-

"I really appreciate the quick responses any time I had a question."

Y. Lottes.

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November 22, 2018-

"Booking with you was so easy and the itinerary put together was fantastic. All aspects of our holiday were outstanding and the payment schedule was great and easy to track. Only small comment is on the white water rafting tour, we were told a different pick up time to the guide, meaning he has been waiting 15 mins to pick us up, but he was very relaxed about it so it didn't really cause any problem. Thank you so much- Pura Vida!"

N. Gates.

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November 24, 2018-

"Amy did a great job putting this together with only a 3 day notice. All of the events were quality venders and all transfers were on time or early. Thanks for a great vacation."

S. Ritter.

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November 21, 2018-

"We feel so lucky we went with you. It was amazing all around and we had such a great time!! We had a slight hiccup on paying initially but it was resolved quickly. We loved it all and she. We come back we will book through you again! Thanks so much for everything!!!"

S. Kaplan.

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November 24, 2018-

"The trip was amazing and the organization was perfect."

P. Reimer.

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November 23, 2018-

"100% satisfied thank you so much everything it was awesome I definitely would recommend you guys to everyone"

S. Meyers.

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November 19, 2018-

"Cant fault your service and communication. I would recommend you to anyone. Value was good and everything ran like clock work."

A. Frankland.

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November 15, 2018-

"Hugo was the best he help start the planning and was very knowledgeable I told him what I wanted he planned from beginning to end and the staff members were very helpful from all department"

D. Willis.

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November 16, 2018-

"We would definitely use PTW again and recommend you to our friends."

P. Regen.

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November 12, 2018-

"thank you and will be sure to recommend you to friends and family in the future!"

R. Myers.

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November 10, 2018-

"Than you so much! I definitely will recommend your services."

A. Rodriguez.

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November 9, 2018-

"I’ve already recommended your services to several friends. You blew us away! Thanks forone if the best vacations we’ve ever had. We are already talking about returning to see the other areas of CostaRica!"

L. Sinclair.

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November 3, 2018-

"You guys were great! In all the categories. I have never had a trip go so smoothly, and the logistics to be so well prepared."

L. Dundek.

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November 9, 2018-

"Had a great time. Amazing trip. Thank you"

P. Frazier.

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November 12, 2018-

"The communication was great! I love how accommodating the staff was when we had some travel issues at the beginning of the trip. I like the voucher system although a few providers said they didn't need the vouchers. I think the whole planning and payment process is a good system and we had a great time."

A. Marlar.

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November 13, 2018-

"i appreciated your help. this was super easy trip to organize with your help. everything was smooth, on time, accommodations were great. loved costa rica."

A. Schachter.

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November 9, 2018-

"Great job all around!"

D. Downs.

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November 8, 2018-

"I would 10/10 recommend using pacific trade winds when planning your future vacation. There were no hiccups & everything ran smoothly. I was blown away at how well they planned our trip. Anytime i.had questions or needed to change dates, they were very prompt with their responses!"

B. Remley.

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November 1, 2018-

"We had a great time. The only mistake was the start time of one of our tours. We would have been waiting 2 hours for the driver to pick us up if we hadn’t questioned it. Evening frog tour pickup was 17:30 not 15:30. Confusion about Hanging Bridges pickup time. Our voucher said 8:15, but the office said 7:45 was the correct time when they were checking our times after the frog tour mixup. Everything else was smooth."

N. Leonard.

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November 3, 2018-

"This is our third trip with pacific trade winds and you are awesome. Juan was extremely helpful, explained things, etc. I have raved about pacific trade winds to anyone thinking about Costa Rica because you are the best."

J. Milano.

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July 20, 2018-

"Loved the trip and would do it again with you although there would be a few minor changes the next time around. Prefer the private transport and guides over those that were shared."

P. Hauner-morris.

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July 7, 2018-

"The only hiccup was the misunderstanding of the transportation fees. My plan was to ensure that if someone dropped out of the trip it would not affect the cost of other travelers. When additional transfers were required it added to the each traveler's cost to make up for other transfers. There was some confusion as to how to fix that, but it was taken care of with only a small amount of money per traveler."

B. Callahan.

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July 2, 2018-

"Appreciated your help except for the choice of hotel in Manuel Antonio, the bungalows at La Posada. It should never be recommended to a client. It is totally run down. You need to go by and look at it."

L. Weil.

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November 7, 2018-

"Best Vacation Ever! Ivianna planned the perfect getaway for us!"

Y. Moon.

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October 31, 2018-

"Very quick to respond when I had any concerns, very helpful throughout the process. Payment plan was great, working with you guys made the vacation very stress free and easy to relax."

E. Hartley.

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November 1, 2018-

"The agency was top notch. Really responsive and good communication. Excellent choices for activities. I have been recommend agency to others already. Would definitely use again."

J. Loprete.

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October 13, 2018-

"I would highly recommend PTW for this service. We received great service preparing our itinerary. The staff were patient and informative with 3 or 4 rounds of changes to help me save money and design an experience personalized to me and my daughter. During our time in Costa Rica we only contacted them once (because everything worked so well we didn't need more) and on this one occasion they responded so quickly by email that I didn't need to call in. The service providers (lodging and tours) were wonderful which makes me think that PTW do a great job selecting their service providers. Just a great experience! We made lifelong memories and they were all positive!! That was our goal."

A. Allgeier.

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September 22, 2018-

"We still have not received the itemized receipt that was requested several times for our change in itinerary (due to weather/road conditions, made by the team at Pacific Trade Winds) from Mal Pais to Manuel Antonio."

L. Kasych.

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October 24, 2018-

"Great service from PTW, and again a huge thank you for getting the phone I left at Los Lagos delivered to me in San Jose. I was very happy about this. I'll definitely recommend PTW to anyone looking for a great personalised trip to CR"

P. Damgaard.

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October 31, 2018-

"So happy with the service and all the recommendations. Our trip went very smoothly. No hiccups. But felt if there were we could contact PTW for assistance. Thanks for everything."

D. Boniface.

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October 28, 2018-

"All tours that were booked were amazing and I couldn't have planned a better trip! I didn't have to worry about anything the whole trip because eveything was planned perfectly! Wonderful job!"

A. Balderas.

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October 30, 2018-

"I am very happy with service from PTW"

R. Buiocchi.

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March 21, 2018-

"You guys were great. Maybe try to get to know your guests a bit better and suggest places where the masses don't all stay at. Otherwise, you guys were excellent and I'd use you again."

M. Ray.

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March 17, 2018-

"The hotels were fine. The Hacienda Bark was in a beautiful spot but we would have preferred a hotel closer to Dominical where we could easily visit restaurants and markets. Taxi service was very poor in the evening after dark and we were never given an option to rent a car and when we asked it was too late with the holiday. Every request we made: yoga classes, surfing lessons, a night in San Jose or a car rental were received with lukewarm response and we figured out pretty quickly the answer was going to be no. That is exactly why we changed the bird tour to zip lining ourselves because we knew you would not try to accommodate us. The woman I emailed about the night in San Jose told me in her opinion there was absolutely nothing to see there, I thought this was our holiday and it was our opinion the mattered not hers. We loved Costa Rica, it is a very beautiful country, with lovely warm people."

J. Nygard.

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March 14, 2018-

"It was a bit expensive, but hassle free."

J. Johnson.

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March 12, 2018-

"We loved our trip to Costa Rica and would go back in a heartbeat. All of our transfers and tours were excellent. Had we had a better experience or been better informed about the location of our hotel in Samara, it would have been outstanding all around. We are well seasoned travelers and I spent considerable time in East Africa so I am used to long walks in dry places but we were not well informed about the actual location of our lodging and distance to the town and beach. Basically, once we walked into town, we were there to stay because it did not make sense to shuttle back and forth via taxi multiple times in the day and the road was not safe to walk on at night. So we could have planned accordingly by either renting a car or maybe selecting a place that had a full service restaurant. I would be happy to provide additional feedback."

S. Guerrera.

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October 25, 2018-

"thank you so much the details were taken care of great and had no problems at all, all accommodations were great"

N. Neblett.

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October 13, 2018-

"Again, wher's the 11 rating?? I could never have arranged a trip like this by myself. You guys have been fanstastic and I had such an amazing time in Costa Rica that I know I will be back and I know when I come back, I will be calling you! I have shared your details with all my friends and told them that if you want to really experience Costa Rica, PTW is the way to do that. Travelling by yourself can be scary but I was able to completely relax knowing that I could call on you guys for anything - and I didn't even need to. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart."

B. Stedman.

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May 19, 2018-

"We have been highly recommending Pacific Trade Winds to our friends and colleagues should they ever want to come and visit Costa Rica. Enrique is an excellent asset to the team. Very friendly and a great resource to our visit. We will still call you guys the next time we visit."

L. Rabillas.

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October 5, 2018-

"This was a great vacation and we have you to thank for that. Great planning & great experiences. Thank you to all the staff who helped to make this happen. Loved it and hope to return!"

S. Cohen.

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October 5, 2018-

"We LOVED the trip you planned!!! We have never had anyone plan a trip for us before and we loved everything we did. Our overall experience was terrific. It was easy to communicate with your staff and they always replied promptly. You understood our need exactly and customized the vacation perfectly. All of the pickups/ transfers were exactly on time. The overall value was outstanding. We have already told other people about Pacific Trade Winds and will use your service again in the future. Thank you!"

A. Armour.

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October 9, 2018-

"I will be booking with you for my next Costa Rica trip. Thank you!"

E. Mcfarland.

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October 7, 2018-

"Service was very good but 12hrs notice for payment can be short when we are booking from a different timezone like Europe. 24hrs would be good. Also I could not print the vouchers as I was already on the go before reaching CR, luckily I did not need them as I could show on my phone, but be aware that this is not always possible to print beforehand so requesting it was a bit of a stress. Otherwise all good and very efficient exchanges /bookings."

S. Auperpin.

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October 8, 2018-

"You all were very easy to work with and everything turned out perfectly! I will be recommending you to anyone else I know visiting Costa Rica!"

T. Warrick.

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October 2, 2018-

"We loved our trip! Everything ran like clockwork. Thank you."

M. Diamond.

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October 4, 2018-

"I would (and will!) recommend you to anyone visiting Costa Rica - everything was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. Our vacation was so much more relaxing with all of the details taken care of. Pura vida!"

E. Cruz.

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October 4, 2018-

"I would recommend Pacific Trade Winds to anyone I know visiting Costa Rica. You exceeded our expectations, and we cannot thank you enough for the great experience we had!"

K. Schild.

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October 4, 2018-

"We are so happy we booked our vacation through Pacific Trade Winds - it could not have gone better. We had an amazing time thanks to PTW being accommodating and understanding of how we wanted to spend our time in Costa Rica. Thank you for an amazing trip!"

G. Juarez.

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September 27, 2018-

"Thank you and I will definitely use you again and refer you to my friends and family. It was really very easy. Working with your team. Communication is very efficient. Maybe next time better ratings on the hotel? CARIBLUE SHOULD NOT be in 3 stars."

R. Cazares.

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September 22, 2018-

"I want to thank Pacific Trade Winds Staff for the absolutely wonderful planning and assistance for our recent trip. The advice and arrangements were better than I could have expected. Everything was spot on correct. All the transportation and drivers were always on time, very helpful, safe drivers, and wonderful people in general! This was our first trip to Costa Rica but I pray that we will be back many times. I have not met a single person I didn't like in Costa Rica. Everyone I met were very genuinely friendly, and helpful. Way of Costa Rican life was wonderful. The food was tasty, and very healthy. The landscape varying from place to place, but always kept clean and beautiful. Thank You much for going above and beyond what I expected! Pura Vida!"

M. Suryadevara.

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September 2, 2018-

"As we did not have full use of our phones and were not tracking our emails on vacation some other notification of early pickup on our last day would have been nice. Overall very nice trip we enjoyed ourselves."

M. Breckenridge.

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August 11, 2018-

"Great service, I will recommend you to friends,one area of improvement would be get offer green season online discounts from hotels. I found better prices online when I did my own search."

S. Ashworth.

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August 8, 2018-

"Thanks for helping to make this a stress free, smooth vacation with great options for hotels and activities. Is it possible to get an itemized receipt for the hotels , tours and transportation ?"

J. Friedman.

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August 7, 2018-

"Not happy with the over all quilaty of the Hotel Tamarindo Diria, from the noise to the to internet, the black out of no electrity for 25 minutes. I think the ideal compasation crditnon the room or a free meal!"

E. Jones.

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August 6, 2018-

"Second time we've used you folks, and will probably use again. The first representative we had contact with did not seem as experienced as subsequent ones. But it all worked out."

A. Moran.

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August 2, 2018-

"All Natalia was amazing for us"

J. Langman.

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September 27, 2018-

"It was a pleasure to work with your company. It made our trip easy and more enjoyable. I would strongly recommend your services to friends and family. Thank you so much for all your help."

F. Fernandez.

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September 22, 2018-

"Great overall and very helpful when we made a change. Thank you"

C. Elliott.

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September 22, 2018-

"It was Ok for two women visiting Costa Rica for first time. Expected quality of last two hotels to be the same as first one. Club Del Mar was nice but location and beach access was extremely disappointing, thats why we left for one day. Understand couldnt get refund but Stephanie helped out with recommending hotel in Manuel Antonio and cancelling Kayak tour. Awaiting refund check. Overall amazing experience. My daughter was really upset with Jaco but we fixed it"

S. Degennaro.

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September 16, 2018-

"Thank you for the great service!"

I. Viblei.

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September 15, 2018-

"I was very happy with PTW. I'm thankful that I used a service rather than trying to piece all of that together by myself. Also glad that we did NOT rent a car. We were pleased that everything went smoothly. The only thing was that all of our reservations were made in my old email name rather than our actual names which caused a little confusion. I will recommend PTW to any friends that are traveling to Costa Rica!"

M. Osborne.

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September 24, 2018-

"We were really happy with our vacation and your services! It was hard to choose between the different options. We have already recommended Pacific Tradewinds to several people who are thinking of visiting Costa Rica and are looking forward to returning ourselves. A heads up about how the strike might have impacted our tour would have been nice, especially since there had been problems on 32 for over two weeks, and had been problems in the Limon bridges and"

M. Thomson.

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September 1, 2018-

"excellent support, before and most importantly during our trip. all vendors arrived on time and everything went smoothly according to the plan.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR A GREAT VACATION!!!"

V. Bracha.

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September 19, 2018-

"Thank you!! It was such a smooth and seamless process! We will definitely book through you guys again!!"

J. Leyva.

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September 15, 2018-

"Very very good. You made it affordable and chose good tour operators (again, especially the cave adventure). You were also very astute in going through different tour scenarios -- we choose Plan D after some back and forth as we reviewed the alternatives you sent as we honed in on it."

R. Howling.

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September 5, 2018-

"I have never even considered using an agency before but my experience with Pacific Trade Winds was fantastic. I sent them a list of the things I wanted to do and they worked with me to refine an itinerary that was absolutely perfect. They send me an itemised price list so I could compare prices myself online and I couldn't believe how good value PTW are!

Every transfer arrived early to pick us up, every hotel was perfect and they were always on the phone or available on email if I had any questions. When we go back to Costa Rica I will get back in touch and will definitely recommend your services! Thank you!"

J. Evans.

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September 8, 2018-

"Only remotely negative comment would be related to system of payments ie.would have liked to have been able to use American Express to pay directly as opposed to via Paypal but this is all. Highly recommend using PTW for ANY trip you go on as they are simply professional, wonderful, prompt, expert at what they do and quite well regarded by people we met at both locations also. We will be using their services again and we will be returning to Costa Rica someday soon."

S. Anthony.

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September 10, 2018-

"PTW and Ivannia especially have been so helpful. We had a seamless experience which is exactly what we wanted, to not think about anything from when we land till when we board. Suggestions and scheduling and selection of the tour companies were perfect, we have NO complaints and cannot wait to use PTW again soon. We loved your service, your communication was swift and helpful and made it a very pleasurable trip!"

W. Mahmood.

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July 23, 2018-

"PTW was absolutely brilliant. All of our queries before the trip were dealt with very promptly. Every aspect of the trip ran like clockwork and we did not have to worry about a thing. We felt in very safe hands. And we absolutely loved Costa Rica. Thank you!"

C. Gill.

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September 9, 2018-

"Outstanding! Thank you an awesome experience. We will definitely recommend PTW to anyone travelling to Costa Rica."

A. Love.

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September 8, 2018-

"We had a great adventure! Thank you all for the honeymoon of our dreams and making everything so easy."

S. Campbell.

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September 8, 2018-

"Excellent communication from the team members of Pacific Trade Winds. It took several itineraries to get what we were looking for but overall I was happy with our activities and happy that they were able to accommodate some delays in booking on our end.

I have recommended and would continue to recommend your services to friends, family, etc."

D. Wong.

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August 19, 2018-

"Hats off, you guys are amazing! From the very first enquiry, via several iterations of planning, to last minute quick questions, your customer service was truly outstanding. Whether by email or on the phone, your advice was personal, friendly and took into account the particularities of the travelling group. You helped us choose a spectacular tour, and your reply times are unmatched. The logistics of our trip worked perfectly from start to end. A big, big thank you for all your help!"

C. Krueger.

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August 20, 2018-

"We were disappointed with the Belmar Hotel, their bed sheets had holes and their bath towels were old and dirty. You could see stains in the towels some looked like blood. It was gross. Will not go back to that hotel again. We did like the town of Monteverde."

R. Mellen.

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September 2, 2018-

"Great job!"

R. Goodpaster.

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June 11, 2018-

"Planning through Pacific Trade Winds made our honeymoon go so smoothly. I would definitely go through this company again."

A. Flynn.

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August 30, 2018-

"Only comment consider calling customer at hotel to see if all going well. Other than that I will use you guys again and recommend you to my friends."

L. Falgout.

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August 15, 2018-

"I will be planning through your company again. We had no worries at all while down there and we felt taken care of which is what we wanted.. some ways to improve would be the transportation ( Cushion comfort or if using the same bus provide pillow, blanket) to help sleep during some transfers. I understand the business flexibility of having that little bus but if I were able to sleep more this would raise my rating to a 10/10... I did enjoy talking to Orlando.. he is the very best. Another mention is the free dinner, It was nice of you to find somewhere that it was included but the level of quality could not compare.to what we had been experiencing... a voucher might be best in that case.. since I had said we were foodies"

C. Austil.

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August 15, 2018-

"Excellent serice and responsivness. Staff is great. Very professional and we never had an issue with any of our reservations and took the worry out of our plans. The team was even able to recover a forgotten item we left at our hotel. I would recommend your service to anyone!"

M. Murphy.

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August 20, 2018-

"Excellent trip. Everything ran like clockwork. Hotels, excursions and overall service exceptional. Thank you."

M. Hood.

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August 29, 2018-

"You all made this trip seamless and effortless on our parts. Great job. We will definitely recommend to others!"

K. Kirkpatrick.

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August 29, 2018-

"Pacific Trade Winds did an amazing job planning our trip. They were prompt with answering any emails for any questions or concerns. I highly recommend Pacific Trade Winds for anyone visiting Costa Rica."

R. Valerio.

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August 10, 2018-

"Excellent service, 100% recommend, excellent organisation, communication and the entire holiday ran without a single hitch. You made our holiday stress free and will be recommending you to all our friends interested in Costa Rica . Many many thanks and a big thanks to Amy too!"

N. Mangold.

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August 15, 2018-

"Glad we cancel some tours, what we got was not worth the price"

M. Young.

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August 15, 2018-

"highly recommend your services to anyone"

B. Kominoski.

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July 29, 2018-

"I have already spread the word at home about your services. It was amazing to find a company that literally did everything and we just had to show up all within our budget. The vacation was perfect and we couldn't thank you enough."

S. Mabry.

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August 21, 2018-

"Everything was perfect!"

D. Marcinelli.

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August 23, 2018-

"I am very happy with the logistics of my vacation package, it was perfect for me"

W. Brantley.

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July 29, 2018-

"Previous vacations have always seemed rushed and went by to quickly to enjoy despite seeing wonders from around the globe. That plus the stress of figuring out how to get to places in a country we had no prior experience traveling in made the vacations all the less enjoyable. This vacation, however, was one of the best I have ever had. I got to experience the culture and wonders of Costa Rica on a relaxing timetable and be able to chill in both hotel rooms, jacuzzi, hot springs and never having to worry about transportation from one place to another. Thank you."

M. Rowe.

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August 19, 2018-

"The vacation planning was so easy. I didn't really need to worry about anything during the trip. I felt like we really got to experience the best of what there was to partake in. Thanks so much!"

E. Click.

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August 18, 2018-

"Great services at a reasonable price. We will use you again for our next vacate in Costa Rica. Thanks"

P. Jimenez.

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August 15, 2018-

"Everything planned with PTW went off without any issues. All logistics were taken care of with no issues. Very responsive in communication and helpful with planning. Will definitely recommend to others and use PTW again in the future."

B. Gannon.

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August 15, 2018-

"We were very happy with the hotel choices and locations, trips and overall trip planned. Thank you for changing the transportation when we requested earlier pick up while on the trip, it was perfect. I will definitely recommend your company to friends and family. thank you!!"

R. Sharabani.

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August 15, 2018-

"I wish when you recommen Aerenal Springs you would let your guest know that they will be staying in a place that they have to do lots of walking, not a hotel, nothing to do unless you take a taxi every where, service not great although they have ample staff, for breakfast they all stood around with coffee pots, but we would have to get up and ask for it, no good"

D. Boyd.

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August 15, 2018-

"We couldn't be happier with PTW services. The communication was so fast and we loved everything you planned for us. We will tell everyone we know going to Costa Rica to use your services. Thank you for everything. We had an amazing trip in your beautiful country."

J. Kosunick.

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August 13, 2018-

"One slight miscommunication: I had thought the sloth tour was a night time tour. Booked a night tour outside Manuel Antonio through Hotel La Mariposa when we got there. Staff at hotel was very helpful. Not sure the tour company but our guide, Luis, was great. The night tour ended up being a highlight of the trip."

I. Kovary.

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August 12, 2018-

"Everything was perfect and went off without a hitch. Thank you for a fantastic vacation that our family will remember forever!"

D. Kuehner.

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August 11, 2018-

"Good job"

S. Diamond.

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August 11, 2018-

"Loved the travel agent. He was unbelievably attentive and good."

E. Bedell.

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August 10, 2018-

"Matt Cassady and the Staff were informative and responded quickly to my questions. I would recommend this Pacific Trade Winds to a fiend."

C. Dowger.

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August 10, 2018-

"Rebecca was great and very knowledgeable. Every other team member we talked to was nice, but second to Rebecca. Now that I visit has passed, I think it would have been a better value to rent a car after our hotel to hotel transport, and we personally would have liked the freedom. Overall we really enjoyed our honeymoon. Thank you"

S. Asbury.

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August 10, 2018-

"Overall, Pacific Trade Winds was amazing! Between setting everything up and planning great excursions, I definitely would not have been able to plan such an amazing trip on my own! Ivannia was amazing and I cannot say enough good things about her, Overall, this was one of my very favorite vacations!"

C. Evans.

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August 10, 2018-

"Pacific trade winds is the best! We had decided to travel somewhat at the last minute to Costa Rica and I happen to come across them as I was researching the country and I’m so glad I did! You made our trip to Costa Rica a wonderful experience. Everything was so well organized, like clock work. All the tour operators and transportation you used were outstanding. PTW is very professional and tailored the trip to what we wanted and that’s what we got. Excellent communication before, during and after trip!! THANK YOU PACIFITRADE WINDS!!"

J. Mah.

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August 9, 2018-

"Rebecca was exceptional - going out of her way to help us with special accommodations. She was very helpful and professional, spending extra time to research our questions and needs."

K. Stone.

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August 8, 2018-

"This company is great. Great overall service. Not too sure about the voucher system, because not one of the guides asked for it and when I would try to give it to them, they would tell me to just hold on to it. I rated the overall value an 8 because I felt it was a bit high after the experience. I would definitely use this company again though."

G. Henley.

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August 7, 2018-

"You guys are absolutely amazing! Your services and planing exceeded all my expectations. I was bragging to everyone who'd listen about how fantastic you all are!"

G. Mazelyte.

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August 6, 2018-

"Excellent.from day one to our last communication. Staff was always available to answer questions. They were very knowledgeable patient and professional and responded to changes in our plans quickly, professionally and friendly. I highly recommend using Pacific Trade Winds to plan and execute a trip. Thank you for all your assistance and allowing our family of eleven to have a wonderful and stress free experience in Costa Rica"

L. Colca.

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August 6, 2018-

"PTW went beyond our expectations. Always there to help us and always delivering what was promised. Great attitude and value."

H. Gradstein.

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August 6, 2018-

"I thought you all were great! We would definitely go with you again! This made things very easy for planning and we knew what we were doing. This made for a smooth trip and everything worked out great!"

T. Hayward.

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August 5, 2018-

"Overall, we felt that you designed a very nice trip for us - we got to see three distinctly different areas of CR and liked each for their unique climates and excursions. We definitely would recommend you to others. If you could just improve the transfer process, that would be appreciated."

L. Milewczik.

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August 5, 2018-

"I had high expectations of PTW, but your staff and systems were even better than I had thought they would be. Your entire organization works flawlessly, with complete attention to every detail and constant caring about us as individuals. Thank you for the perfect vacation. You are the perfect ones to represent your beautiful country."

P. Biles.

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August 4, 2018-

"I had the best vacation thanks to you all! You are incredible & very attentive! If you planned trips to other countires I would absolutely use you every vacation! I recommended you all to my friend Ximena for later this month and I am confident she will also have an amazing trip!
THANK YOU!!"

E. Stearns.

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August 4, 2018-

"We are overwhelmed with the excellence of your services. We will most definitely be return customers."

J. Shelby.

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August 4, 2018-

"I would definitely recommend Pacific Trade Winds. You all did a fantastic job of communicating, planning, and delivering."

M. Alger.

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August 3, 2018-

"Thank you very much for great vacation! PTW done remarkable job. Few things: Concider offering selvatura hanging bridges in Monteverde and aventuta zip line . Selvatura bridges are much more fun then Aventura bridges. Reptile and butterfly garden are not worth time or money . Very bad experience with aventura pick up - see emails I have sent to PTW, very stressful .
La Paz waterfall stop was best part of the trip, Concider offering to your client who travel from San Jose to La Fortuna.3-4 h is good time there but it was absolutely the best experience. Thank you for great vacation, I loved working with PTW."

N. Beilin.

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August 3, 2018-

"It was really great! I made the mistake of making the plane reservations into SJO instead of Liberia -- that would have helped things. But the activities that were planned were all very good. The transportation was just excellent. And even though "Tico time" was mentioned, everything was right on time. We never had a need to contact PTW during the trip, because everything went exactly as planned and as expected. We added a few extra little things in and it was nice to have that freedom to do that on our own and explore on our own in these towns (Santa Elena, and Tamarindo, and La Fortuna). We would definitely recommend using PTW to others and would do that again for ourselves."

T. Blattman.

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July 31, 2018-

"We could have had more help with understanding transportation times and things to do, this was our first trip and we hired your services because we did not have time to do the research ourselves. But everyone was very friendly and helpful and it was good to have someone to call when having difficulties or had questions."

M. Kalish.

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July 30, 2018-

"PTW rocks, I will continue to recommend your services. Thanks to Matt and team for putting together what felt like a once in a lifetime trip for our family. None of us will ever forget it!!"

M. Jaroszewski.

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July 30, 2018-

"I will recommend your services!"

S. Murphy.

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July 29, 2018-

"I was beyond satisfied with the services you provided. I had researched many companies, but not one stood up to your service. I also like how you include the transfers on all the activities, making traveling around so effortless. I would recommend your site to anyone looking to go to costa rica in the future"

L. Cruz.

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July 29, 2018-

"I give top marks for everything. Your staff was very professional and easy to work with. Natalia put together the vacation I wanted. Except for changing lodges at the last minute (which was handled very well), there were no complications. The transfers were prompt and we arrived at all our destinations safely. I would recommend all the tour companies that we had on our excursions. Every guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made every effort to ensure we had a good experience. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone traveling to Costa Rica. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or if you need me to clarify anything in my comments."

A. Magnelli-cook.

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July 28, 2018-

"Overall a terrific trip. As I said above I was not happy with the Tortuguero experience and thought that Pacific Trade Winds should have explained up front what this would be like and offered other independent, more personalized options."

J. Cicero.

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July 27, 2018-

"I will be planning many vacation destinations with your company! everything was very professional, spelled out in black and white, easy to understand, all went smoothly and on time. thank you all for such a beautiful and memorable vacation"

C. Rose.

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July 26, 2018-

"Overall this was on of our favorite vacations. We had no problems throughout the entire experience. I will be visiting Costa Rica again and will use your services as well as recommending to everyone I know. Thank you for helping our family make tons of new memories in a beautiful country. Pura Vida!!"

D. Lohmer.

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July 25, 2018-

"We loved Costa Rica and all your help before and during was excellent. I would certainly tec
recomend you and would use you again
Thanks heaps for all your help."

J. Aldridge.

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July 25, 2018-

"We had am amazing vacation, and we would recommend Pacific Trade Winds unreservedly (in fact, I just passed on your name to a co-worker today!) Thank you all so much for one of our most memorable vacations!!!! We'll be back, and we'll definitely be using Pacific Trade Winds again!!!!"

K. Horowitz.

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July 25, 2018-

"You were recommended to us by a friend. They were right. You were efficient and very informative about our trip to Costa Rica. Thanks so much!"

D. Scrutchfield.

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July 24, 2018-

"Very happy with your services. Thanks so much!"

J. Lin.

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July 24, 2018-

"We were delighted with PTW, both before and whilst in Costa Rica. Signing up from the UK was daunting, however, as there are many scams and no regulation. My only recommendation would be to suggest you look at ways to reassure new international clients. As it turned out we neednt have worried, and Id recommend PTW without hesitation to others"

T. Curtis.

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July 24, 2018-

"Excellent service with wonderful and quiet responses to questions and ideas. The pick ups were always on time and well explained. Extremely reliable.
Highly recommend without any concerns."

E. Pasia.

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July 24, 2018-

"We are so happy with our trip!! Honestly we could not have planned a better experience. You guys did such an amazing job!! Thank you for answering all of my emails right away and reaching out while we were there. We have already been recommending our friends and families to go to Costa Rica and use your company to plan it. THANK YOU!!"

A. Berrun.

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July 24, 2018-

"This was the first time I have used a travel planner. I thought the private transfers were a great value and we were happy not to have to drive. I feel I could have managed my own accommodation reservations for a better price, but I liked having the itinerary recommendations and I was very happy with all of our excursions."

S. Pasia.

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July 23, 2018-

"Everything was fantastic! I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to travel to CR. The only tiniest thing I would change would be knowing how long each excursion was going to be ahead of time. The itinerary listed the duration for transfers and some activities said 'half day' or 'full day' but others did not. Thank you so much!"

L. Digiovanni.

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July 23, 2018-

"We are very happy with this vacation. Thank you for a great time in Costa Rica! We will recommend your company for our Norwegian friends."

K. Kvisgaard.

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July 23, 2018-

"This was our first trip to Costa Rica, and you all were a pleasure to work with from the very beginning planning stages. We can't wait to return and will definitely be going through you all for all our future trips because you make it so easy and fun to plan a wonderful vacation."

S. Rainosek.

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July 22, 2018-

"I will definitely use the service again. Only thing I could recommend is to try and get matching hotel rates as sites like hotel.com or booking.com. It would make it easier to book all things together."

J. Zamajtuk.

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July 22, 2018-

"Thank you for a wonderful vacation"

I. Constanzo.

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July 22, 2018-

"5 star on trip advisor"

E. Rooze.

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July 22, 2018-

"Your company was super user friendly and the places were perfect. Extremely satisfied with the experience and I would recommend your company for anyone traveling to Costa Rica."

L. Hochheiser.

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July 21, 2018-

"Would definitely recommend your services to others."

A. West.

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July 21, 2018-

"Would definitely recommend your services and all the hotels visited. Hope to return to Costa Rica in the future ."

D. West.

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July 21, 2018-

"All good, thank you."

E. Hill.

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July 21, 2018-

"Would definitely recommend your tour company. I appreciate all of the communication and how easy it was to contact you while there. You guys were great from the start- think I tweaked our itinerary 9 times! Thanks so much for making our stay in Costa Rica a perfect 10! It couldn't have been any better!! Thank You Thank You!!"

L. Nastari.

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July 21, 2018-

"Simply magnificent"

D. Alleva.

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July 21, 2018-

"Thank you so much. It was a great vacation for our family. One we always talk about and remember for many years. So much fun! Thank you and the the fabulous staff for a job whell done."

1. Sherrill.

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July 21, 2018-

"Thank you!"

E. Springer.

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July 21, 2018-

"Pacific Trade Winds was the best travel agency I've ever used. I highly recommend them."

B. Wuest.

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July 21, 2018-

"Our trip needed to be changed due to weather. Overall communication was poor."

J. Topp.

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July 21, 2018-

"You made our vacation perfect! Even our teenagers loved every aspect of the trip, and they're hard to impress. Thank you so much!"

P. Springer.

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July 20, 2018-

"This was one of the best vacations I have ever taken. I love how I left the planning to someone else but still got input. Your staff is so helpful and friendly. All transfers were on time. I cannot say enough good things about the experience!"

L. Pease.

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July 20, 2018-

"I would recommend your agency to anyone traveling to Costa Rica."

R. Felling.

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July 19, 2018-

"I was surprised at how expensive it was while at the Arenal resort. Taxes and service fees are high. Also, it would have been good to know about the Westin beach restrictions.
i.e. no lounge chairs could be placed on the Conchal beach area."

N. King.

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July 18, 2018-

"Prompt response to questions. Great customer service and everyone is extremely friendly. Thank you for your services!!!"

Y. Branch.

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July 18, 2018-

"The only part that was not so good was Shana Hotel and also that area was very touristy and probably will not go back to that area. Everything went very smoothly, no real complaints. The Guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely go back to Costa Rica, love the Pura Vida!"

S. Malloy.

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July 18, 2018-

"Thank you for helping us plan a perfect Costa Rica vacation. We had a great time! We plan on traveling to Costa Rica again and will use your services again!"

M. Mayeda.

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July 17, 2018-

"Ivannia was amazing and always listened to me even when I asked her the same things over and over again. She never lost patience and she was nice. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity working with her"

K. Perl.

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July 17, 2018-

"I can not say enough about the trip. Everything was seamless. Guides were friendly and on time. Drivers were courteous. You planned a nice mix of adventure, nature, beach-just as I had requested. You planned within my budget. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

C. Margeson.

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July 16, 2018-

"I will be recommending Pacific Trade Winds to everyone interested in traveling to Costa Rica. Tremendous service and value!"

T. Sinclair.

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July 16, 2018-

"My mom said you guys are really helpful and cool
And friendly"

M. Nell.

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July 16, 2018-

"I will definitely recommend PTW to all of my friends and family :-)))"

S. Nell.

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July 15, 2018-

"Thank you for you help in making our vacation wonderful!"

R. Cohen.

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July 15, 2018-

"Very attentive and timely response. All activities went well without any issues."

J. Desai.

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July 15, 2018-

"I was grateful not to need any services while we were in Costa Rica as everything went fairly smoothly but I had no doubt that PTW was there in the case of something going wrong and that was reassuring. I think we were pretty easy clients, but Pacific Trade Winds was also a pretty easy company to do business with. Matt was quick to submit choices and make changes at my request and every employee we dealt with was polite and quick to respond. We will recommend PTW to anyone we know planning a trip to Costa Rica. Being fond of reading up on a trip and researching a country before traveling, I found the website particularly helpful and valuable so I didn't HAVE too many questions or surprises. The only thing I wished I had done differently was realize that the rooms we were getting were more expansive than I thought they would be. We definitely could have made due with one instead of two rooms at Costa Verde...this trip was a little more extravagant than we are used to, but it was celebrating a lot of life changes for our family and thus worth it. Thanks for your help!"

P. West.

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July 15, 2018-

"You picked great trips in Arenal. Thanks! So glad not to have to rent a car. Los Lagos was beautiful, but the students were a huge problem. I appreciate your quick responses when I had questions and changes."

S. Sylvester.

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July 14, 2018-

"I've never gone through a service like this before, and although I wasn't the one in contact with it (my sister was) I was very impressed with how it was set up and how everything was thoroughly executed. would definitely recommend"

A. Patten.

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July 14, 2018-

"I was really nervous about the heavy rain from the night before the hanging bridge tour and the safety of the bridges. PTW listened to my concerns and followed up quickly. I would highly recommend your services to anyone traveling to Costa Rica! Thanks for the great service."

F. Graves.

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July 10, 2018-

"Other than our issues with El Diria we had the most amazing and perfect honeymoon. PTW is the best company I've ever worked with and I felt so at ease in all that you did to plan and execute an amazing trip."

K. Nicholson.

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July 10, 2018-

"I highly recommend Pacific Trade Winds. Very organized. A special thanks to sweet Natalia. I would love to meet her in person."

C. Johnson.

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July 10, 2018-

"We had such a great experience with PTW! Everything was so easy and you really did a great job helping me pick hotels that fit our needs. We loved the ease of prescheduled transportation and the immediate assistance through email when I had questions or concerns. I will definitely recommend this company to anyone traveling in costa rica!"

A. Smith.

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July 8, 2018-

"I didn't price individual services to be able to put a "value" on your service, but the convenience was great. There was a bit of a communication gap after we had made payment until 2 weeks before travel, where I started to wonder if all was well, but clearly everything was set up very nicely.

I thought you would like to know that two different tour companies in Arenal commented that they didn't need our vouchers because your company makes sure everything is set without them. I got the impression that they thought very highly of your company, which was a great feeling for us."

D. Taylor.

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July 8, 2018-

"I enjoyed talking with Andres Vergas. He was helpful and gave his input. We were little hesitant coming there but PTW staff made it easy and rest was lot easy once we got there because all drivers and tour guides were punctual, reliable, courteous, knowledgeable, and speak English. Thank you for making this our best vacation so far. We all 8 people loved it, fully enjoyed it and can't wait to come back again.
PURA VIDA"

J. Patel.

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July 6, 2018-

"Our experience was excellent will recommend to all others traveling to Costa Rica! Not having to worry about any planning was so stress free! All tours were excellent. Transfers seamless. Would use you guys again in the future. Thank you for all of your help and guiding. It was a vacation to remember!! Pura vida!!"

D. Scota.

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July 6, 2018-

"The quality of service and prompt responses from your organisation we have found to be outstanding. The value for money has been good and suggestions you have made as to the content of our trip were really helpful. I have been recommending you to my friends and family. Thank you for helping us have such a lovely first trip to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!"

J. Brown.

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July 5, 2018-

"Our trip was not inexpensive, but we did receive excellent customer service And so we feel that over all we received an excellent value. Rebecca, Stephanie, and another staff member whose name begins with a Z were all extremely helpful and attentive and available. As were other staff members who assisted throughout. We had a few last-minute changes to our itinerary (Activity days, transport times) . We had one experience where we were charged more than we were quoted for one of our changes, but with one phone call your staff did the right thing , Reviewed the recording of the original conversation we had with the person who quoted the price, and charged us the agreed-upon price. We were very impressed with the customer service of your company. I plan to very favorably review your company and your staff on trip advisor ."

E. Hanson.

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July 5, 2018-

"We would love to use you again. We have already referred friends."

S. Aversa.

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July 5, 2018-

"Very happy! Loved our trip."

Y. White.

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July 5, 2018-

"Thank you for everything! We had an amazing trip!"

I. Olsen.

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July 4, 2018-

"Thank you, I would definitely do this again!"

A. Ellis.

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July 4, 2018-

"When our arrival time was significantly delayed due to a missed connection, we appreciated the prompt attention and rescheduling of our airport pick-up and transportation to the hotel. Our only complaint was with the miscommunication about the Night Tour Mangrove Kayaking. Because the title was for a "night tour," and we had no other tours scheduled in the afternoon hours, we assumed the 10:00 time was PM and had no way of knowing that the time would have been reflected as 22:00. We would not have scheduled a day-time kayak tour, so communication could have been improved there. However, we very much appreciated the prompt response and coordination with the tour company to reschedule our family with an alternate activity, which we ended up enjoying a great deal!
Overall, I am very pleased with PTW's service, value, and would (and will) recommend the company to anyone contemplating a trip to CR."

L. Carlson.

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July 2, 2018-

"Loved Costa Rica and have already referred Pacific Tradewinds to friends!"

D. Ray.

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July 2, 2018-

"Costa Rica made easy, I will definitely recommend this service to others. I wish the different transportation options had been explained to me, as there were more available options than seemed to be provided."

M. Klosowsky.

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June 30, 2018-

"Ivannia and her team were excellent!! SHe was always there to answer any questions we had. I would like to recognize her for all the help she extended...thank you."

S. Sane.

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June 30, 2018-

"I felt rushed with the process. I had no idea what we were getting into and could have used more guidance. I thought we had to rent a car to get to all the places we wanted to see, but it actually hindered our ability to go places because of parking. Many people we met did not have cars and were able to get anywhere in the country via bus. I also did not realize that what was in the itinerary was not necessarily recommended by Pacific Trade Winds. Every hotel we stayed at had a variety of excursions available, so I did not need to rush to decide. With that being said, the tours and hotels that were booked for us were fantastic. I would absolutely rebook at any of the hotels. The o ly thing I would have changed with the yours is more combination options. It takes a long time to go anywhere, so you might as well maximize your time. My recommendation to future travelers is to look at all the options PTW gives you before committing. Overall, we had a fantastic trip and leared a lot. We hope to do it again!"

M. Shay.

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June 29, 2018-

"I would certainly use you again for a trip to Costa Rica. Your people couldn't be better."

E. Uhlir.

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June 29, 2018-

"Very helpful. I would highly recommend PTW. Thank you for everything."

F. Duarte.

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June 28, 2018-

"We have traveled internationally with several small group travel companies. We have not tried this kind of service before and have found it a wonderful way to plan a trip and a cost saver . We had a wonderful time. thank you. Carolyn"

F. Boitnott.

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June 28, 2018-

"This is the first time I have ever used a travel agency rather than planned a trip myself. Because of some extreme issues happening at home, I was unable to plan this last minute trip and took a chance with Pacific Trade Winds. Overall I was very happy. This was also the first time we travelled using private transport rather than a rental car and it was fantastic. All the drivers were on time and friendly with great vans. It made everything so easy. Thanks."

E. Young.

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June 27, 2018-

"Loved working with Pacific Tradewinds. Communication was quick and easy. The only issues were around the car seats. We loved our trip- thank you !"

F. Teichert.

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June 27, 2018-

"I have already highly recommended PTW. You all were wonderful to work with, accommodating, and my trip was seamless because of your hard work! The communication was consistent, professional and friendly.
Thank you all for making my Costa Rica vacation memorable and beautiful! I cannot wait to go back !
Pura Vida !"

T. Taflambas.

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June 27, 2018-

"Your service in planning was excellent and very helpful. Support along the way was also top notch in making suggestions and helping us adjust our itinerary or pickup times. We will highly encourage friends to work with you when traveling to Costa Rica. Thank you very much!"

R. Chen.

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June 27, 2018-

"AMAZING, would absolutely recommend to all my family and friends."

J. Lee.

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June 26, 2018-

"Everything was great!!! We loved our trip!"

K. Fidler.

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June 26, 2018-

"I appreciate all your help and responsiveness. Email's were often answered within an hour. All the options and suggestions were great. Only two complaints were the drive from Arenal to the Westin and the price of the shuttle from Weston to Tamarindo. But overall I was very happy with your service and would use it again and recommend it to friends! Thank you!"

J. Rebman.

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June 25, 2018-

"I was extremely satisfied with the communication and services I received. I would definitely use and recommend Pacific Trade Winds."

C. King.

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June 25, 2018-

"Santamarias was the only bad choice"

R. Heim.

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June 25, 2018-

"Good communication. Fabulous lodgings and hotel guides (who we hired independently were all terrific). Issues with unsafe drivers and santamarias night walk need to be fixed."

L. Romin.

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June 23, 2018-

"So glad I worked with PTW for this trip. Made everything so smooth and easy! Thank you!!"

K. Cunningham.

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June 23, 2018-

"Great communication and recommendations! Best way to put it is we are looking to go back in 2 years and already send your team a note about the next trip."

A. Patel.

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June 21, 2018-

"Thank you! You made it a truly remarkable and memorable trip!"

E. Mahoney.

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June 21, 2018-

"Prices were about the same, sometimes cheaper but mostly a bit more expensive than touring direct. But advice on Tabacon springs for our family was great and superb advice and prompt, courteous and friendly service. Will definitely recommend PCT to our friends and social networks. Thank You."

B. Fogel.

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June 20, 2018-

"Pacific Trade Winds service was excellent. Really enjoyed every aspect of the holiday & will definitely return to Costa Rica & use your services again when we do."

D. Crumbie.

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June 20, 2018-

"Chantell was fantastic. We are planning our next vacation now for next year and will be calling shortly"

P. Goldstine.

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June 20, 2018-

"It was comforting to know we had someone in Costa Rica if there were any problems or we needed anything. We love the Costa Rican people we met, everyone is friendly and willing to help. Pura Vida is truly evident everywhere we went. Thank you!"

J. Potter.

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June 18, 2018-

"This trip couldn't have gone better. The planning, the communication, the timing of the transportation, everything was perfect. I am so very impressed with your company. I will use you again and again when I go to Costa Rica. I also will recommend your company to all my friends. We did not have one issue during our entire trip! Great job!!!!"

Y. Berriatua.

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June 18, 2018-

"Everything about the planning & execution of our trip was perfect! We had the best time & PTW services & were exceptional! Will definitely use them again on our next trip. Thank you so much!"

M. Ainsley.

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June 17, 2018-

"The first full payment was very difficult to make. I am not sure if the system was down or what the problem was but the link would not work. My only real complaint is that each time, we would arrive at a hotel about 2-2.5 hours before we could check in. After a 3 hour drive, I was quite frustrated waiting around in the lobby until 3pm check in. Even at the beach hotel, we walked around the property to kill time but arriving more than an hour before check in, I believe, is too much to expect someone to wait. If transportation could come later so we could arrive later that would have been much much better. But yes, I would happily use your services again."

C. Outlaw.

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June 17, 2018-

"We had a great trip."

D. Stucker.

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June 17, 2018-

"Everything went exactly as was told/planned. It was a great vacation and I appreciate all the assistance from Amy who helped us plan everything. I would definitely recommend your company to anyone looking to vacation in Costa Rica. Thank you!!"

J. Baker.

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June 17, 2018-

"This is the second time I've used your services. We met a couple from Hong Kong who felt as we did, that it was lucky we found you. I've told everyone to use you if they ever visit your country and I told my agent for a coming Hawaiian trip that they could all take a lesson from your company about how to treat clientele and how to make their materials more people-friendly. Thanks for making my trip worry-free and giving me special memories with my granddaughter."

M. Jacobson.

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June 17, 2018-

"we will recommend your company to many of our guests. We enjoyed the experience."

A. Khan.

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June 16, 2018-

"I have already recommended this service to several family members and friends."

P. Puetz.

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June 16, 2018-

"5 Star all the way! Thank you so much
And you will be hearing from us soon.
You are the best."

L. Opiela.

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June 16, 2018-

"Overall we had a great time. The planning was quite easy with your help and feedback. Your staff's responses to my e-mails were always immediate and minimized stress when needing to make last minute pre-trip decisions. I liked how you offered suggestions and provided options. I would recommend your services to others!"

L. Lo.

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June 16, 2018-

"Your company was AWESOME!!! Will refer to all of our friends."

K. Kolba.

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June 16, 2018-

"I will recommend you to others. Thank you for making such a wonderful memory for our 30th anniversary. I will use you again!"

S. Hochstatter.

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June 15, 2018-

"Outstanding service. Everything ran very smoothly! Thank you"

K. Wessberg.

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June 14, 2018-

"Really great help planning the trip. We all had a nice time and never had to worry about anything. The PTW staff were great. The whole process was incredibly easy. We will recommend your company to friends."

V. Lewis.

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June 14, 2018-

"you all were so great, you had everything down and it all happened exactly as planned, everybody on time, and the bottom line is we would do the exact same trip again and not change a thing. thanks so much!"

D. Thomas.

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June 14, 2018-

"Couldn't be happier! All of the guides were so knowledgable, each transport was exactly on time, we loved the itinerary you built for us, and you used rafting and ziplining companies that were very safe with top knoch equipment. We couldn't be happier and relish our memories and pictures taken there. Thank you so much for making this vacation happen so smoothly. Booking through you is the only way to go in Costa Rica."

J. Thomas.

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June 13, 2018-

"It was so easy to work with PTW and Antonio Hidalgo- this was a perfect trip for travel with teen boys- they LOVED."

E. Hagerty.

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June 13, 2018-

"Everyone was so helpful every step of the way. It was so great to have everything taken care of once we got there so we could just relax and enjoy ourselves. Wonderful experience!"

E. Cichy.

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June 13, 2018-

"We had an incredible experience. Everything went so smoothly and everyone got what they wanted and needed. The emergency health system was amazing. Kudos to Dr. Carmona at the Emergency Health Center. He provided us with excellent health care. He came to our hotel, diagnosed the problem, provided medication, directed us to the clinic for blood tests, twice and then checked him again at the Emergency Health Center. Even gave him an EKG. Got us back on track in 1 1/2 days. Can't ask for better. Thank you all for a beautiful and most memorable vacation. We would certainly recommend your service to anyone wishing to go to Costa Rica. Maybe even do a return trip ourselves."

S. Ritter.

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June 11, 2018-

"Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon! You made it absolutely stress free and fun!"

S. Ogden.

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June 11, 2018-

"PTW did an awesome job planning our trip, helping us to choose and book excursions, and was very lenient and helpful when problems arose. I would absolutely recommend this travel company to family and friends, as PTW made my Costa Rican vacation the best, and must unforgettable, experience."

M. Ulsh.

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June 9, 2018-

"Fantastic! I'm recommending PTW to everyone who is considering a holiday in Costa Rica. The service and assistance provided was just outstanding both in the planning stage and once we were there. Immediate responses to any queries and all the logistics were perfect. Not one pickup was late and everything ran like clockwork without us feeling overly managed. Really, it couldn't have been better. Thank you so much - best trip ever!"

S. Webber.

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June 9, 2018-

"Hopefully we will visit CR again sometime. We will definitely be using PTW! I've already recommended the company to a few others. Keep up the good work!"

H. Hall.

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June 8, 2018-

"Pacific Tradewinds did an excellent job. set up the entire trip based upon our wants and needs."

K. Baer.

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June 8, 2018-

"Absolutely the best travel agency!! Extremely friendly and helpful staff. All communications were prompt and thorough. All plans were detailed and complete. Highly responsive to any questions or concerns. Provided excellent activity suggestions and planned out every detail of our vacation perfectly. All logistics were perfect and on time. Exceeded our expectations!"

D. Cave.

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June 2, 2018-

"Pacific Trade Winds (PTW) couldn't have done a finer job with all of the aspects of our trip. I wish that I could give a higher rating as my husband and I experienced nothing but 5 star service from initiating this trip online, until well after our return. This service was far above and beyond our expectations and we HIGHLY recommend it for anyone who cares to have a custom made trip tailored to you and you alone! It is an incredible high value compared to the (relatively inexpensive) cost. We will always use this service in the future and recommend PTW to everyone we know!"

J. Earnest.

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May 19, 2018-

"I would definitely recommend Pacific Trade Winds to anyone considering taking a trip to Costa Rica for their first time."

M. Wong.

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May 12, 2018-

"We couldn’t have put this together without your help. Having never traveled to Costa Rica we weren’t sure of what we wanted to do. You helped guide us and planned our trip and everything worked out great. When we had a couple excursion issues you helped out to resolve the problem. We couldn’t be happier with the trip"

L. Vaggalis.

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May 10, 2018-

"Thank you for your hard work in planning our unforgettable trip!!!"

N. Fuller.

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May 10, 2018-

"You guys went above and beyond to make my vacation a dream come true! Cannot wait to come back and visit your beautiful country!"

V. Rodriguez.

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May 10, 2018-

"I will again book with your company again,
Natalia was a so good with us thru out the whole process and meet our expectation.
My wife loved everything about the trip even the Belmar, so Happy wife happy life Pura Vida!!!"

A. Rodriguez.

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May 9, 2018-

"you may have mentioned it--but the first driver was outside the airport---not a big deal and the folks in the airport told us they usually are on the outside of the airport.---hopefully we will return to Costa Rica again thanks for all your service Skip Adamson"

S. Adamson.

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May 7, 2018-

"I would give ALL your services a 15 if I could. You were VERY helpful and professional. You made the vacation as enjoyable as it could be. I will HIGHLY recommend your company! And want to thank you for EVERYTHING you did to make our vacation as amazing and wonderful as it could be.!!!! ;-D"

K. Jones.

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May 2, 2018-

"Top marks!! :)"

J. Schofield.

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May 1, 2018-

"Everything was perfect. No problems at all"

C. Mendoza.

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April 30, 2018-

"We were totally pleased with every aspect of this holiday from start to finish. We have already recommended your service to other people considering going to Costa Rica."

B. Dickenson.

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April 27, 2018-