Great trip, the four of us enjoyed it almost as much as our trip to Peru and that one was close to a ten. The tour guide is a top selection for this trip; very knowledgeable in bio-science and the local and mix that with enthusiasm and devotion to duties and willingness to give of his time, and you have the best of the best. I'm quite certain we will travel with and recommend Gate 1 in the future.Bill M. Williamsburg, VA
The trip was wonderful, the service by the Gate1 staff was outstanding, the lodgings and food were excellent and the various trips and other events great.Elihu S. Santa Rosa, CA
We had a wonderful time! Our Guide, Luis Cruz was excellent and very knowledgeable about his country. We made some new friends and saw things we had never seen before. Love Gate1 for putting this trip together.Patricia S. Tallahassee, Fl
The trip and all went fantastic!!!!! The guide Gilbert and driver Max were just great.Debra M. Martinsville, IN
Wonderful trip to Costa Rica! A real Nature lovers trip - all the tropical forests, hanging bridges, plants and animals. Lots of exercise climbing around! Great guide - Manfred. Good food, safe water, nice people.Barbara D. Hallandle Beach, FL
My trip to Costa Rica was one of best vacations I have been on to date. Since this was my first tour on Gate1, and the cost was so reasonable, I was wondering about the quality of the entire tour. I have to say that EVERYTHING was excellent. Our tour guide, Luis Miguel Cruz Comparaz, was so knowledgeable about the areas we visited. I could tell Luis was very proud of Costa Rica and took great pride in taking care of his family (tour participants). Our bus driver, Marvin , was an excellent driver and maneuvered that large bus with confidence. I felt extremely safe with him. The hotels, food, tours were first class. Lastly, I am recently retired and on a fixed income. Gate1 actually made it possible for me to visit Costa Rica. This will not be my last trip with Gate1.Avis S. Everett, WA
Pura vida! (That's how Gilbert told us to respond) Anyway, the trip was great. I saw more wildlife than I expected, and all of the accommodations were nice, as usual. Gilbert was an awesome guide. He was personable yet professional, and he was so knowledgeable about Costa Rica's biological aspects. Max was a true professional in his driving, so no complaints there. Overall, I give it a 10/10! I'm currently editing all of my bird and wildlife pictures, and I can't wait to share them! Awesome experience.Jason C. Decatur, GA
We had a great time in Costa Rica. Your guide Luis Cruz was fantastic and we would certainly book more tours with your company!Julian L. San Francisco, CA
Our trip was wonderful. We enjoyed every moment. Our guide, Jose, was incredibly helpful, very knowledgeable and super funny. The best guide ever! While the trip was only 7 days, we felt like we've seen a lot, learned a lot and experienced amazing things. Really, every day offered unforgettable adventures, a boat ride where we saw howler monkeys, a hike in the rain forest to see a volcano nearby, a zip-lining adventure where you couldn't see the other end of the zip-line. We really had a great time. Thank you Gate 1! (also, if possible, please say thank you to Jose. He made our trip stress-free, filled with excitement, and fun. We really appreciate that!).Izabela D. Rocklin, CA
The trip was amazing! We had such a great time. Gate1 had everything organized and ready to go down to the rest stops! Loved it! Our guide Ricardo was so fantastic! He had so much knowledge about all the places we visited, made jokes, and really just took an interest to his job and we could tell he wanted us to have a great experience. We enjoyed the optional excursions (we did all) and also the planned trips (coffee plantation and school visit). Amazing trip, met amazing people. Will travel with Gate1 again!Ashley R. Indianapolis, IN
Had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. Very well organized every step of the way. The tour director, Gilbert was simply awesome. He is very knowledgeable about Costa Rica -on history, bio diversity and all kind of interesting tidbits. He was always available to address any of our problems and made sure we enjoyed the trip and did not worry about anything else. Kudos to Gate1 for having employees of such caliber.Akhil K. Colleyville, TX
Our trip was amazing and we had the best time!! Gilbert, our tour guide was great. He was knowledgeable and we learned so much about Costa Rica and the culture. We still can't figure out how he spotted birds so high and animals hidden in leaves and trees!! He made every minute of the trip a once-in-a-lifetime moment. My husband is already planning out next Gate 1 Tour!!Lauri F. Moreno Valley, CA
It was so great!! Costa Rica is very beautiful. We have had difficult experiences booking online before and it was very very easy through Gate 1. And everything was taken care of. I recommended gate1 to all of my girlfriends i went to Puerto Vallarta with in May. They were super impressed by the price and quality of my trip. So thankful to Gate 1 Travel. By the way I love the sample itinerary with recommendations for stops while we were driving to the locations. Thanks to that we got to stop off and see some amazing places we would've never stopped at!! Please continue that!Danica N. Saint Louis, MO
We had an amazing time and Geovanni our tour guide really enhanced our Costa Rica experience. It is amazing how much packed into one day. His stories and descriptions of the sites and the land and the history was phenomenal. His ability to relate to the children and engage them was also quite fantastic. We learned so much from Geovanni and had lots of fun. The driver Alex was great as well. I would highly recommend this trip to our friends & family. Thanks again Geovanni for making the trip memorable.Nadine R. Acworth, GA
Our trip was fantastic, as always! We had a great time. Costa Rica is beautiful. Our guide, Ricardo, was awesome! He is knowledgable, patient, and quickly made a connection with our group. Thanks for the follow-up. We’re looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip!Gail C. Tamarac, FL
It was the best trip my wife and I have ever taken. Costa Rica is an amazing country. The places we stayed and the sights we saw were exceptional. And our tour guide was perfect.Allen P. California, MD
Our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. Costa Rica is very beautiful. At every city that we went to it made it worth the long bus rides. ;) Our tour guide Ricardo was great, he was super nice and was always willing to help. He was very knowledgeable on Costa Rica. We are glad to have chosen Gate 1 once again to explore a new country. :)Lynec C. Miami, FL
Our trip exceeded my expectations. We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. Our guide Luis was exceptional, he took his job seriously, he made sure that everyone in the group was having a good time and safe. But, the most important thing is we learned so much about Mother Nature, Costa Rica, and the restaurants we went with the tour and the hotels were exceptional. Thank you Gate 1.Sumru G. Charlotte, NC
Great trip - Luis was our guide and was very organized and knowledgable.Leigh C. Atlanta, GA
We had a great trip! Gate 1 is doing a fine job getting these trips organized. The tour manager, Jose, was a very good manager. We have been on 10 Gate 1 trips and Jose was the one of the best. He was so well organized.Jerry W. Saint Joseph, MO
It was fantastic! Edgardo, our guide was so patient, kind, knowledgeable and fun! Kudos to him and to our driver who did a such a skillful job. The itinerary was wonderful, accommodations beyond expectations and so gorgeous, food was delicious, and our group was such fun. It was an amazing experience. Thank you for asking!Leeanna W. Media, PA
We had a great time! Our tour guide Luis was amazing. The country is beautiful and we saw a lot of nature and got along well with the others in the group. We did all the optional side trips which were definitely worth it. Accommodations and food were very good and all in all it was a great trip. Thank you! Looking forward to the next Gate 1 vacation!Doreen B. Airmont, NY
Once again Gate 1 planned a fabulous trip to Panama and Costa Rica. Guides Doris Navarro in Panama was an informative and friendly guide and Rafael in Costa Rica was an exceptional guide. We are planning our next gate 1 trip to South Africa for this time next year. Our first was to China. South Africa will make our third Gate 1 trip with many more expected after that. I am especially impressed with the Gate 1 Web site. It is user friendly, comprehensive, and thorough. I have looked into other travel company web sites and was quite unimpressed. When I needed help, the call center individuals have been helpful and courteous. I have been telling all my friends about how great Gate 1 is. I may have sold a few on trying Gate 1 for their next excursion.Melanie M. Loxahatchee, FL
It was fantastic! I have never been on an organized tour before and I had been a bit uneasy when I booked it. I usually make my own arrangements and rent apartments for my trips. I decided to try Gate 1 because I was not at all familiar with Costa Rica and wouldn't have known where to begin. Loved it! Loved the country! Especially loved the tour guide. She was excellent. I'll probably be booking an additional tour or two with Gate 1 in the near future.Elizabeth R. Surprise, AZ
It was wonderful trip and especially the tour manager. He was good with a lot of knowledge and the effort to make everyone happy. Thank you Gate 1 for making this package for us .Chang H. Hewlett, NY
Our trip was wonderful and our tour guide, Rafael, was amazing. It was our first Gate 1 tour and we were very pleased with the entire experience. Will plan on taking more travels with Gate 1 in the future.Paula D. Silver Spring, MD
Our trip to Costa Rica was awesome! We are really impressed and happy with the Gate1 travels. Our guide Manfred was excellent, very helpful, knowledgeable and very organized. A very memorable trip! Thank you!Sarwar A. Chino Hills, CA
It was Great! The country was beautiful and the people were wonderful. Our tour guide was excellent. Thanks to Gate 1 for everything.Lee K. Gilroy, CA
My trip was great - I loved it! Costa Rica is a very beautiful country - it's truly a nature lover's paradise and the weather was nice. We saw monkeys, sloths, turtles, iguanas, snakes, spiders and many beautiful birds. The hotels were great and so was the food and I liked all optional activities especially the hot springs. Gilberth is a terrific guide who truly loves nature and I learned a lot about plants, trees, birds, insects and animals from him. So overall, it was an amazing experience!Olga B. Jacksonville, FL
The trip was amazingly well organized. Gilbert, our guide, was a source of huge amount of information and support. He is an expert on all things Costa Rica. I have learned a lot from him. All the optional tours were very well organized and were worth every penny. The hotels were well located and extremely comfortable. I enjoyed this trip a lot and would recommend it to all my friends.Marina B. Buffalo Grove, IL
Our trip was absolutely wonderful! Accommodations were beautiful! The Costa Rican people were so warm and welcoming. My husband had such a great visit with the school children. He even asked them to get a soccer ball out and played with them. The country side was just beautiful. The bridges and zip lining in the Monteverdi Reserve was amazing. Our buss driver Max and guide Louis were so full of information and provided us answers to all of our questions. We would and have recommended Gate 1 to all of our friends and co-workers. We will be booking another trip soon!Maureen E. Sarasota, FL
Excellent. The guide really made it--Luis. He was so well-informed and organized. Trip went really smoothly, and we stayed in very good places.Marcia H. Greensboro, NC
My Costa Rican vacation was 10/10. The tours, optional tours, resort hotels, activities and tour guide (Rafael) were all stupendous. I cannot wait for my next vacation with Gate 1. Thank you!!!Erin M. Hyattsville, MD
The Costa Rica trip was awesome. My favorite place was Monteverde because of its pleasant climate and of course the cloud forest. Manuel Antonio was beautiful too. We met a lot of amazing people from this trip and we're very fortunate to have Rafael as our Tour Guide. He was excellent. Very knowledgeable and up to date with his information. It was a great trip.Maria-Elena B. Ottawa, Canada
This was my first experience with Gate 1 and it exceeded all expectations. We were impressed by the organization and the quality of the hotels and restaurants. Our tour guide, Manfred, was very congenial and made the trip informative and fun. The trip was a great value for the money.Ronald C. Tampa, FL
Once again, we had a great time. Luis, our guide was so knowledgeable of the birds, animals, insects and plants. He made a great trip that much better. Thanks Gate 1!Stephanie D. Carbondale, IL
The trip was wonderful, had a great time! I was very impressed with the Gate 1 company in operations and the guides all were extremely nice and very knowledgeable. I would travel again with Gate 1.Patricia D. Elmont, NY
It was awesome. Rafael was very knowledgeable about so many things about Costa Rica, from history to culture to flora and fauna. We learned so much in that short time. We highly recommend Gate 1 Travel to everyone.Richard L. Albuquerque, NM
Excellent fun trip. Ricardo our guide was knowledgable professional and helpful with everyone's needs. Costa Rica is a beautiful country!Thomas W. Ft Myers Bch, FL
It was really a lot of fun. Ricardo (tour guide) was great! Accommodations were wonderful!!! And the weather was perfect!Rebecca S. Pueblo, CO
Wonderful trip!! Everything exceeded our expectations. Ricardo our guide and Max our driver were great. Hotels, restaurants, locations and excursions were lovely. I am running out of superlatives. We will definitely use Gate 1 again!!Megan S. Lebanon, OH
The trip was great. We really liked Costa Rica. And Gate 1 delivers on their promises. We liked all the arrangements and will recommend Gate 1 to all our friends. We ourselves are frequent vacationers and will be joining you again.Ghazala S. Raleigh, NC
The trip was great. Our guide, Manfred, and coach driver, Randall, were super. Very helpful, knowledgeable, professional and all around enjoyable to travel with. Also, Monica, who we had on the last day was also a super guide. We thoroughly enjoyed experiencing Costa Rica, loved the accommodations, food and in general, everything about the trip. The highlight for me was having the humming birds land on my fingers and hands. We love them and have them in our yard. Not as many as you have but we love ours as well. This is a trip I would recommend and especially promote Gate 1. This is our 5th trip with Gate 1 and they all have been super and look forward to other Gate 1 trips.Paul T. Crofton, MD
We had a wonderful time. Great itinerary . Manfred our guide was outstanding -- knowledgeable, professional and very helpful to everyone. Our bus driver Randall was the best. We were happy with our accommodations in each place. Great trip.Carole T. Bristol, RI
Excellent Hotels, Great Tours and Excursions. Manfred was an outstanding Tour Manager, and the Bus Drivers were exceptional in looking after our safety. Costa Rica is gorgeous and I will return one day. The food was very good, particularly at the Tryp Hotel in San Jose. My favorite excursion was Zipline in the Monte Verde Cloud Forest.Searle H. Las Vegas, NV
The trip was great. It was very well-organized and efficient. Our tour guide, Rafael, did a great job of leading the group, educating us on Costa Rican culture and history, and showing great care and concern for the people on the trip. I am a vegetarian and I appreciated that he was sensitive to my and other travelers’ dietary needs. I also appreciated the time he took to explain our daily schedule and what we could expect for different meals and excursions. My friend and I had Monica as our tour guide for a half day as well and she was fantastic and very considerate of everyone’s needs. I also enjoyed all of the excursions we went on. I would not have been able to have had the same experience booking them and traveling to them on my own. I believe it would have been much more difficult considering the rough Costa Rican roads/driving conditions and the language barrier I faced not speaking much Spanish. The hotel accommodations were great and I appreciated that Gate 1 specified exactly which hotels we would stay at prior to booking the trip. This is not something that every tour company I looked into was able to do. Overall, the trip far exceeded my expectations.Alyssa K. Berkely, MI
Our trip was great. Costa Rica was so beautiful. Our guide, Jose, was excellent. He kept everything running smoothly and was very knowledgeable and friendly. We are looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip, probably to Iceland.Diana D. San Antonio, TX
Trip was excellent. Exceeded expectations. Ricardo was a wonderful guide. All hotels were great. Excursions were really nice. Had a wonderful time. Looking forward to our next trips in April to Ireland and in June to Africa. Just an overall fantastic experience once again.David W. Windermere, FL
Our trip was awesome! My girlfriend and myself loved Costa Rica! Our guide did an excellent job telling us the history of the country, as well as the animals that live there. He also gave some insight on who he was which built a relationship with our group! Everything went smooth and easy!Roman P. Gustine, CA
Christmas spent in Costa Rica did not disappoint. CR is a beautiful country, very diverse and with so much nature, and the Costa Rican people are lovely. The trip, my 22nd with Gate 1, was brought to life by a superb tour manager, Luis, who handled the group of 41 with ease, was funny, friendly, super organized, and above all a Wikipedia of the natural world, with info delivered in an interesting way that you never tired of. As soon as I met him I knew that I would return home wiser. Complemented by a safe and courteous driver, Max, nice hotels, delicious food and a well paced itinerary, it all added up to another winner. Thanks Gate 1 - see you in 2017 - already have four more trips booked for the New Year!Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
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