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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

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Address: Escazu, Costa Rica
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+506 8812 4756
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Hi! Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 25 years,...

Hi! Travel Around Costa Rica it's what I have done for the last 25 years, first as a Nature Interpreter (tour guide) bringing all this experience in hand 10 years ago I started Travel Around Costa Rica a Tour Operator that covers the needs for authentic Costa Rican experiences, our customized tours will for sure allow you to interact and definitely get to know the Ticos (Costaricans) in a special way.Let me take you to the areas that are seriously off the beaten path and show you the real deal

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Money well spent!

Spending five days in Costa Rica with Orlando was absolutely the best way we could have spent our money. Our group of eight active travelers was delighted with his abundant... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Spending five days in Costa Rica with Orlando was absolutely the best way we could have spent our money. Our group of eight active travelers was delighted with his abundant enthusiasm and impressed with the knowledge of his country and its wildlife and history. Orlando is uber-friendly, knowledgeable, and aims to please. If you are planning to see the country... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Orlando Vargas arranged multiple transportation and guided us on three occasions during our two and a half weeks in Costa Rica. We shared some great experiences with him in La Union with Cope watching owls and other wildlife, watching antbirds following an ant swarm near Arenal and totting up 25 species of birds including Long-tailed Mannikins & Scarlet Macaws by... More 

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

Hi! I can't thank you enough for your kind email, it was indeed a wonderful experience sharing with you a little bit of our Country with you, I enjoyed riding with you and stoping to find the amazing birds we saw. I hope this is not the first and last of your visits and have the opportunity to share some... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My husband and I (23 & 26yo) used Travel around Costa Ricas Transportation Service from San Jose airport to our final destination Manuel Antonio. Orlando and his son were waiting for us with a sign with our names on it at the exit of the airport(still smiling even though our flight was 1,5hours late). During the drive Orlando answered all... More 

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

Hi Thank you so much, we appreciate your time and the kind review, it was indeed a pleasure meeting you and sharing a little bit about our Country. We hope to see you in a future visit Orlando More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I just went on my 4th Guided Vacation with Orlando, and it was just as great as ever. He always shows us new and exciting places in Costa Rica, even though I've been there multiple times. He showed our family some of the coolest restaurants, views, and hikes that we would have never found without his guidance and help. Additionally,... More 

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

Holaaaaaa! So so nice of you to take the precious time to review our services, it has been always such a pleasure to travel with you, your great friends and your lovely family. People like you make our job so much fun and encouraging to keep doing what we do best ! Sharing the Beautiful Country we have !!! Thank... More 

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Upon the personal recommendation from Richard Leonardi of Tours Nicaragua (the BEST private tour guide in Nica), I booked my tour with Orlando and his team. For those who have never used a Private Guide, the difference between a private guide and a group tour is immense and will give you a far better travel experience, as every thing is... More 

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

Thank you so much, how wonderful is to find this kind of reviews about our Team and the effort we do so each one of our clients have the best experience in our Country. We can thank you enough for visiting with us and hopefully we can work for you or any of your friends in a near future. Everyone... More 

Orange, Connecticut
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We recently returned from a ten day trip with Orlando and could not be more pleased. He created an itinerary to suit our preferred activities. We are enthusiastic but fairly inexperienced bird watchers, and Orlando taught us a great deal about Costa Rica's flora and fauna, as well as its geography and culture. We went to many wonderful local restaurants.... More 

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

Hi! Thank you so much, what a nice review and for sure appreciated so much, it was great Traveling Around Costa Rica with you. Seeing that amount of birds with you was amazing and the chance to show you other parts of our Country was a real pleasure. Hope we get to see you soon! More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had just a short couple days being transported from the Airport in San Juan to Escazu, and being a fellow Driver in the States I wanted to say how impressed I was with their professionalism. On time in clean rigs and great attitudes even when Eduardo had to pick us up at 3:00am to get us to the Airport... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review and precious time, certainly Eduardo and Luis are great collaborators and for sure they were also happy to be able to help you in any way they could. Than you so much for your visit and hopefully we can help you in a near future. Orlando More 

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I did allot of research for our trip to San Jose, Costa Rica. I found Travel around Costa Rica. I read allot of their reviews and everyone really gave them high marks. I emailed them and told them what I wanted to do while there. Orlando answered and made everything very easy and seamless. Pricing was great!!! He met us... More 

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

Holaaa! Thank you so so much! I can't thank you enough for visiting with us and allowing us to show you a bit of our Culture, Nature, and what really Costa Rica is all about. I had a wonderful time taking you girls around and appreciate very much your generosity and the fact that I felt as if I knew... More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Normally I act as our family's travel agent, and do all the planning for our vacations. After covering all 50 states over the last 6 years, we were ready for our first trip out of the country. Costa Rica was the decision and I started planning. Quickly becoming overwhelmed at the major differences traveling outside of the states, especially the... More 

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

Dear Family! Thank you for the great review and kind words, I had such a great time Traveling Around Costa Rica with you, please stay in touch and I see you soon! Orlando More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is an update to a review we did back in 2011. Since that first review we have continued to use Orlando Vargas and Travel Around Costa Rica for all of our in-country travel needs. Since 2011 we've been back to Costa Rica 4 or 5 times and Orlando and his crew only continue to get better and better. Orlando... More 

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

Thank you so so much! As always it is great to see you and I hope you all come back soon! Orlando More 

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