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Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides

Escazu, Costa Rica
+506 8812 4756
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Don't miss this opportunity. Orlando is amazing.

I first met Orlando listening to the stories my Dad told me about his trips to Costa Rica and his... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2014
Julie A
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Excellent guide

We spend four days with Orlando at the beginning of our trip to CR. He helped us plan an itinerary... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2014
Doris L
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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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Reviewed 15 November 2014

I first met Orlando listening to the stories my Dad told me about his trips to Costa Rica and his adventures with him. I could not anticipate that a few years later I would get to spend 10 amazing days in Costa Rica with my...More

2  Thank Julie A
Orlandovargas, Manager at Travel Around Costa Rica Transportation and Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2014

Dear Julie! Thank you so much for the kind review and the beautiful words, you know all the adventures I've had Traveling Around Costa Rica with your Dad and Mom, I however have to tell you that our trip was so amazing, I couldn't stop...More

Reviewed 27 October 2014

We spend four days with Orlando at the beginning of our trip to CR. He helped us plan an itinerary that would work for our whole family. We have four active boys ranging from 15-24 years. He made sure everyone got to experience what they...More

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

Dear Friends! Thank you so much for your time writing this great review, it was for sure all my pleasure traveling with you, Thank you for trusting your Family Vacations to us and also for letting me show some of our beautiful Country. Orlando

Reviewed 2 September 2014

Book your trip with Orlando, you wont be disappointed, we just returned from a week tour around CR with him and he was great. We were a large family and he catered to our every need, even looked after our 1 yr old while we...More

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

Dear Family! First of all thank you for the great review and your kind words, it was so nice having the chance to meet such a nice family, I will never forget our little Horse Back adventure but more than anything I miss my little...More

Reviewed 30 June 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

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Response from foodhoundBurbank_Ca | Reviewed this property |
Orlando Vargas makes this tour company topnotch.
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Mindy O
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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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