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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tachiz Travel Reviews

Tachiz Travel Review by D. Harris, USA from: 04/19/2018

We spend several months looking at travel service companies for our trip to Costa Rica before we settled on Tachiz Travel CR. We were not disappointed. Francisco and Alex planned an outstanding adventure just as we wanted. We arrived in San Jose about an hour late. Francisco and our driver met us there and Francisco introduced himself and our driver and gave us a bottle of wine and snacks for our trip to Monteverde. He also gave each of the ladies a necklace, earrings, and bracelet made by his mother.

Every driver we had was on time and very friendly and their English was very good. My wife had an opportunity to practice her Spanish however, which made her very happy.

- D. Harris, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by L. Bird, USA from: 04/16/2018

We had a fantastic time! Two single women, ages 65 and 80, and there wasn't a single snag. Tours were great, picked us up on time, and were guided by expert naturalists (and sometimes historians!) Team Tachiz were all incredibly nice and accommodating, and really know the territory. We asked lots of questions about handicap accessibility, and changed our budget and itinerary, and they were great about it. They know the best people in each location to partner with. And when we had a question about something, we just called their US number and got info right away. We found a hotel in Manuel Antonio that we preferred over the one originally planned, and Tachiz worked out the details with no problem. Highly recommend.

- L. Bird, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by S. Freedman, USA from: 04/15/2018

My sister & I took a trip to Costa Rica which was organized by Tachiz Travel. It was an excellent trip and working with Tachiz was a pleasure. Alex & Francisco from Tachiz provided an initial itinerary based on our preferences. The original price was too high for us, so Tachiz adjusted the trip to meet our requirements. When we got to Costa Rica, a Tachiz driver was waiting for us at the airport. All our drivers were excellent and always on time. The hotel met our needs and the excursions were as described. We needed to make a change to one of our hotels and Tachiz had a new hotel arranged within an hour.

I would definitely recommend Tachiz and would use them again if I return to Costa Rica.

- S. Freedman, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by G. Gustafson, USA from: 04/15/2018

Tachiz Travel Costa Rica was used to plan and book a one week (3/31/18-4/6/18) family vacation accommodating 6 adults and 2 children (5&8 yrs old). All communications with Tachiz was handled in a professional manner and all issues and concerns were adequately addressed. All planned reservations, transfers and activities were provided as described in the itinerary.

- G. Gustafson, USA

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Tachiz Travel Reviews April

Tachiz Travel Review by K. Fallgren, USA from 04/14/2018

Myself and my husband booked our honeymoon with Francisco and Alex several months before we left. They were so helpful and patient with us as we chopped and changed our ideas along the way. They answered their emails very quickly and even rang when we needed to talk details about the trip. They are both really lovely kind and genuine people, totally dedicated to ensuring we had a trip of a life time and provided a 5 star service all the way from booking to sending us off at the airport. They were available 24 hours during our entire trip and super flexible when we wanted to change an excursion we had booked or we wanted to added one to it ... even as far as organising a room switch to one that suited our needs more.
They are so proud of their home, Costa Rica, so went out of their way to give us tips and suggestions on local and off the beaten track things to see and experience. All our tours were small and intimate and sometimes we were completely on our own. All the hotels were of high standard and usually had something unique about them.
We had two weeks in Costa Rica and Alex and Francisco ensured we saw all the sites we could possible see in that time but also ensuring we weren't racing around and got lots of downtime. Two weeks felt like 2 months. I came back home rested and excited to share all my new experiences.

Alex and Francisco are truly amazing!

- K. Fallgren, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by M. Dublin, USA from 04/08/2018

Tachiz Travel did an excellent job planning the vacation of lifetime for my family.  I was traveling with my husband and our 14 and 12 year old children.  We visited the Arenal Volcano area and stayed at an upscale hotel called Tabacon, where we were comfortable in two adjoining rooms.  It had natural hot springs, lovely onsite dining options, swimming pools, and truly first class rooms.  While in Arenal we went on the Mistico Hanging Bridges Tour through the rainforest.  We had a private guide through Eco Terra.  They picked us up from our hotel right on time and did a great job on the tour.  We also did a river float tour on the Penas Blancas River.  Our guide for this tour was fabulous and pointed out every single animal advertised in the brochure.  We especially loved the coffee stop at a 100 year old farm along the river.  We also went a night hike searching for different species of frogs and insects.  It was at a local family's home and garden.  Alex from Tachiz drove us from Arenal to Manuel Antonio for the second half of our trip.  Along the way we stopped for a horseback ride to a waterfall.  My kids loved this adventure.  The drive from Arenal to Manuel Antonio, with the stop, took all day.  We were thrilled to arrive at our amazing hotel, Arenas Del Mar, in Manuel Antonio.  Here we had a suite, with two bathrooms.  It was an ideal set-up for my family.  We especially loved our private balcony with a hot tub.  The beach at Arenas Del Mar is unbelievable.  The water was at least 90 degrees.  The lounges and towel service and restaurant on the beach were all just perfect.  Onsite we saw multiple sloths, white faced monkeys, squirrel monkeys, many iguanas, and the most amazing crab migration that only happens once a year.  We toured Manuel Antonio National Park with an Iguana Tours guide , we went on a zip line tour at La Foresta Nature Resort, and went on a sunset snorkel catamaran also through Iguana Tours.  Tachiz arranged all of our tours, provided us with exact times for pick ups at our hotel, and provided us with vouchers for all of these activities.  Alex from Tachiz picked us up on our final morning to drive us back to San Jose for our return trip to the US.  Everything was so easy for us.  We had the perfect balance every day of activity and leisure.  Our biggest concern was that the land travel around Costa Rica takes especially long.  Keep in mind that it can take 3-4 hours to go 100 miles.

- M. Dublin, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by V. Guest, USA from 04/06/2018

It was all great - guides and drivers, hotel accommodations and tours. We saw some amazing landscape and wildlife but had an equally good time relaxing in the hot springs or at the pool. Our first night at Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero was particularly magical when the fireflies started swooping and dancing through the trees. We particularly appreciated the kindness and support of our guide and the team at Tachiz when my husband had a health emergency.

No complaints. The drivers made even the long drives enjoyable and the excursions planned along the way helped to break up the the time it took to get from one place to another. On our first rest stop we even got to see two sloths rescued by the local fire department being released back into the woods.
We began in San Jose and enjoyed exploring the museums and restaurant on our first day. We stayed at the Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero and Eddie our guide was marvelous. Loved the flight back to San Jose and the to the Arenal Manoa. There was a tree visited by toucans and hummingbirds right outside our door. Hot springs amazing. Hanging bridges and night hike with a real Costa Rican dinner were awesome. The guide found so many frogs and lizards in a beautiful garden. Our Monteverde guide Oscar was outstanding. He found 3 pair of quetzals and a wide array of other animals and was so knowledgeable about the plant life which was a real treat for our daughters who are involved in outdoor education and environmental science. The crocodile and mangrove tour turned into a personal tour when the other participants decided that all they wanted to see were crocodiles! Great guides at Manuel Antonio and our tour of Kids Saving the Rainforest was so intimate and informative. On our last night at La Mansion we were visited at dusk by iguanas, toucans and howler monkeys who put on quite a farewell show. The driver to the airport coped with all sorts of detours because of the holiday and still got us to the airport early. He shared all sorts of information about the area through which we travelled which made it feel as if we had gotten an extra tour!

- V. Guest, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by J. Seidman, USA from 04/05/2018

We just came back from a wonderful week long vacation to Costa Rica.  As a birthday present for my 13 year old daughter it was important to plan the perfect trip of her dreams. Francisco Herrera of Tachiz Travel was great to work with in planning this memorable trip.  He was responsive and friendly and most of all very knowledgeable in making best recommendations for our families needs.  To maximize our experience in Costa Rica we travelled to three different areas, Monteverde, Arenal and Guanacaste.  Tachiz Travel made all of our local travel arrangements with lovely guides and great drivers.  Everyone was on time and super helpful.  Our adventures included zip lining, touring a coffee/sugar/chocolate plantation, a bat sanctuary, white water rafting, hanging bridges, an organic farm and a river float.  Each hotel we stayed at was high-end while maintaining the essence of Costa Rica.  

Also, it was incredibly comforting to be in the care of a local travel agent for any on the spot incidents.  On our last day we received notification from our airline that our flight was two and a half hours delayed just 10 minutes before we were supposed to leave for the airport.  I called Francisco and without hesitation he made arrangements to postpone our pickup so we could enjoy more time at our hotel instead of sitting at the airport.

- J. Seidman, USA

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Tachiz Travel Reviews

Tachiz Travel Review by S. Peralta, USA from 04/02/2018

It was our first time in Costa Rica and for two of people in our group, first time abroad. Alex and Francisco were so helpful in the overall planning of the trip. Once there, the trip was absolutely amazing. All the drivers were so helpful and informational. All the activities were high quality and highly enjoyable. All the hotels were of amazing quality, we especially loved the  El Silencio del Campo Hotel for its hot springs which were perfect after a long flight and a full day of activities. All the people involved were attentive to our needs, and the security of having someone to ask questions was nice. Everything was planned so fluid so that we never had to worry about anything! I would totally use Tachiz Travel Costa Rica again, even though they have ruined my family for traveling.

- S. Peralta, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by I. Lo, USA from 04/01/2018

We absolutely loved our trip to Costa Rica.  Tachiz Travel did an amazing job by putting together a thorough itinerary for our family of four (13 and 16 year old).  Based on our request, they arranged various exciting activities for us such as white water rafting, zip lining, repelling down waterfalls, going on night hikes to find exotic animals, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking over the hanging bridges.  We loved all the places we stayed at including Hotel El Silencio in La Fortuna and La Mansion at Manuel Antonio.  Francisco and Alex were very easy to talk to and listened to what we wanted on our trip.  Their drivers were very courteous, informative, and pleasant.  Francisco accommodated our request at the last minute (the day before) to change our itinerary from horseback riding to repelling down a canyon in the middle of a very busy Easter week vacation.  He was so nice about it, he even absorbed the loss since the changed activity cost more than the original activity.  I appreciate the communication and their ability to follow through via email and phone calls.  Our trip exceeded all of our expectations! 

- I. Lo, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by S. Stirn, USA from 03/24/2018

The trip was very well organized. The land transfers ( we traveled to three different lodges), lodging accommodations and tours were all professionally operated.
The traffic in San Jose. We had to go through there twice. The traffic was awful.
My two friends and myself wanted to travel to places off the 'beaten path'. Alex did a superb job making all of our arrangements. We spent two nights at Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge. While there we went zip lining and white water rafting. Then we traveled approximately 5 hours to the San Gerardo de Dota Area where we spent two nights. While in that area we went a guided Quetzal bird watch. We were fortunate and saw some of the resplendent birds! Next we traveled approximately 3 hours to Uvita. We spent 3 nights there. At the end of our seven days we were transferred back to San Jose. The transfer vehicles were all very modern, and well air conditioned. All of the tours were booked for us. Breakfast was included in all locations. I thought the price was VERY reasonable.. Costa Rico is an extremely clean and green country. I hope you have the opportunity to visit. As the locals say ' Pura Vida'.

- S. Stirn, USA

Tachiz Travel Review by J. Curtis, USA from 03/23/2018

Great trip and excellent service from Tachiz Travel.
Costa Rica was fantastic, and thanks to Tachiz, our entire family were looked after and had a wonderful time.
The team from Tachiz worked with us in advance to ensure that we had a full itinerary.  We spent time in Monteverde, in the Arenal area, and then near Manuel Antonio National Park.  We did day hikes in the jungle, night hikes, dined traditional Costa Rica "tico" style in a beautiful home, did white water rafting, horseback riding, mangrove kayaking, Zip-lining, took a boat across Arenal Lake, experienced wonderful hot springs, visited some beautiful beaches, and stayed in wonderful hotels (Belmar in Monteverde, Tabachon in Arenal, and Arenas Del Mar in Manuel Antonio).
The people from Tachiz were excellent, friendly, helpful and always prompt.  We had many transfers, and pick-ups and activities, and Tachiz was always reliable, on time, and helpful.
Highly recommended!

- J. Curtis, USA

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