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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 8812 4756
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Can't imagine a better guide choice

Finished up a little early and had time for a one day tour with Orlando. Luckily he was available... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2014
Alohabobee
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Perfect guide for our family

Orlando made our trip to Costa Rica so easy and perfect for the whole family. This was the first... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2014
Meredith V
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Palo Alto, California
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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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“pura vida” (9 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Finished up a little early and had time for a one day tour with Orlando. Luckily he was available the next day and gave my elderly father and myself approx. 8 hour CR volcano and highlands tour. Extremely informative and enjoyable fellow. Answered about a...More

1  Thank Alohabobee
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2014

Amigo! Thank you so much for your kind review, regardless of the little time we spend together on a One Day Tour it was my pleasure sharing a bit of Costa Rica with you guys. Orlando Vargas

Reviewed 27 June 2014

Orlando made our trip to Costa Rica so easy and perfect for the whole family. This was the first time we traveled with a guide, and Orlando was was the perfect choice. He struck a balance always being present and helpful with giving us space...More

Thank Meredith V
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Hello Family! Thank you so much for your great review and kind words, please thank again and again your beautiful daughter for the nice Father's Day Card, I will treasure that for ever. Hopping to see you in the future and do the South Part...More

Reviewed 26 June 2014

My family traveled with our friends to Costa Rica in June. Four adults and four young kids. We had a great time. Orlando is a superb host and guide. He was great with the kids and wonderful to spend time with. It felt like traveling...More

Thank Cisco D
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Dear Friends! Thank you so much for your kind review and for letting me sharing a little bit of Costa Rica, I had a great time driving you and guiding you around, my best and favourite time was the birding time with the kids it...More

Reviewed 15 June 2014

I must admit that I was very hesitant about booking transportation service in Costa Rica and had absolutely no idea what to expect. I read the reviews for Orlando Vargas on Tripadvisor and emailed Orlando several times before booking his services. From the moment the...More

Thank Oppermans
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

Amigos Pura Vidaaaa! Still enjoying our great deal at the World cup, I wanted to thank you for all the Support and mostly for your kind Review, I was so lucky to have met you all and will always think of you when going around...More

Reviewed 2 June 2014

All I can say is if you are going to Costa Rica, you have to hire Orlando Vargas with Travel around Costa Rica. Not only did he plan the trip after I told him what we would like to see, but he booked everything. The...More

1  Thank Renee1125
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear Friends: I can't thank you enough for your kind review, it was for sure a great experience Traveling Around Costa Rica with you, I will for ever treasure the time we spent together and will think of you every time I go back to...More

Reviewed 8 April 2014

After reading all the amazing reviews here, my boyfriend and I contacted Travel Around Costa Rica hoping that we could get Orlando to show us around on our first day in CR. From the very first email we wrote, we have experienced nothing but excellent...More

2  Thank Tina T
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Dear Friends! Thank you so much, I appreciate your time giving us the great review. I for sure had a great time driving you around and showing you some parts of our Country, I hope we get to see you in the future and take...More

Reviewed 2 April 2014

On our recent trip to CR we travelled with Orlando Vargas for nearly 2weeks and had a fabulous time. All aspects of the trip were spot on ( hotels, activities, balance between driving time and chilling time etc). Orlando is professional, knowledgeable and totally into...More

1  Thank Helen M
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Hola Amigas! Again Thank you Thank you! I absolutely loved the time we spend Traveling Around Costa Rica with both of you, I will treasure those days for ever. Thank you for such a laid back trip and the chance to actually enjoy myself!! Great...More

Reviewed 26 February 2014

The minute you decide go to Costa Rica, contact Orlando Vargas at Travel Around Costa Rica. We first reached out to Orlando about transportation during our stay, but then decided to hire him as a private guide. Orlando has been guiding families through Costa Rica...More

2  Thank Gary A
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Dear Family! Thank you so much for the great review and kind words, I will treasure our time together and hope to see you in a future visit, it was so nice to show you around! Please say hello to everyone Orlando

Reviewed 3 January 2014

Lets get right to it. If you don't hire Orlando for your visit to Costa Rica you are not going to see Costa Rica. Period. Without Orlando as our "Concierge Guide" I can not imagine our recent vacation to Manual Antonio would have been as...More

Thank Loren N
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2014

Dear Friend! Thank you so much for your amazing review, I was so glad to hang out with you and the amazing group of people you were traveling with, thank you for welcoming me as part of the family and for all your generosity, I...More

Reviewed 30 December 2013

I had the Amazing opportunity to experience this wonderful country with simply the best guide imaginable. Orlando is nothing short of exceptional, he took care of every request, planned every excursion and booked the best meals at the best restaurants. I'm still dreaming of chocolate...More

1  Thank Chad B
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2014

Amigoooo! Thank you so much for your kind review, it was so nice to meet you and your lovely wife I for sure had a wonderful time touring you and the group you were traveling with. Thank you again! Orlando Vargas

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Hawardofla
Hi Orlando, I was looking for a good tour company on internet and came across with your tour company. We are a senior couple staying in Cariari and want to take all popular tours of Costa Rica on a affordable budget. We are staying close to double tree hotel cariari and flexible about our time and days as we will be here for two months. We like to have nature, cultural and river tours and ready to join a small or large group of our interest. Can we have your phone number to call and talk to you of other questions we have. Thanks
29 July 2016|
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Response from foodhoundBurbank_Ca | Reviewed this property |
Orlando Vargas makes this tour company topnotch.
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Mindy O
We have reservations to stay at the The Parador Resort near Quepos. We are flying into San Jose and not sure if we should take a flight to Quepos or rent a car. We love to explore and will want a vehicle in Quepos to explore the coast. So would you advise to get the car in San Jose or Quepos. Is it less expensive to rent a car or fly? Any advise or suggestions would be appreciated.
18 July 2016|
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Response from Orlandovargas | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for your question, first of all the driving time and on paved roads from San Jose to Manuel Antonio is around 3 hours on normal traffic conditions, the flight time is around 40 minutes and I can have a car... More
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