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“Fantastic Experience !”
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CREN Day Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are small tour operator that has been in business for over 12 years. We offer unique one day tours to very secluded locations, like San Gerardo de Dota, La Cangreja National Park and Carara.We are a company that tries to show the visitor the real Costa Rica, and therefore, we only operate three day tours out of San Jose City, the capital of Costa Rica.
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We wish to thank you all again for a fantastic trip. Jaw dropping nature scenery, exciting adventure and first class transport and guides. You ll be highly recommended by us.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Arnold F
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

We booked the 3 day Tortuguero adventure with this company. We got picked up the first day at our hotel in San Jose. After a few hours, of both bus and boat, we got to the lodge. After visiting the town, we took a guided nigh hike which was very enjoyable and interesting, especilly for our kids. The second day, our guide took us on an exploration trip down the jungle canals of the park. We saw quite a bit of fauna, including sloths, monkeys ( 2 species ), many birds, crocodiles, turtles and two snake, one a Boa. We will gladly recommend this trip, the food was very good, tyhe guide were knowledgeable and the entire experience was really what we expected.

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Paco A
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We really enjoyed the service, the guides and the special destinations we were taken. Arenal is gorgeous, Tortuguero made my rainforest dream come true, Manuel Antonio is this incredible beach Paradise and Monteverde is the enchanting misty mountainous forest. I recommend the company and will recommend to friends who haven`t been to Costa Rica. The experience makes us personally want to come back too.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Margot B
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

My husband and I, along with another couple, used the services of CREN to travel in Costa Rica for 11 days. We liked the idea of planning our own trip to fit our own interests and needs.
We also appreciated not having to deal with any large groups of people. CREN was able to arrange all of our hotels, our daytime tours and all of our travel between points. They were able to plan for us exactly what we wanted. Having the small details taken care of certainly gave us more time to just enjoy the beautiful country. We ended up traveling to Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio. We were glad that we went to each place, because each place was so different from the other and each had something special to offer.
I would highly recommend traveling to Costa Rica and using CREN to help plan the trip that you want to take.

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Penny942
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Best Costa Rica vacation
My wife and I and another couple traveled with CREN. We must says, we are very pleased with the entire package operated exclusively for us. Our trip included pick up at the airport, where we were pleasantly surprised with an airport staff member greeting us and taking us out through the hustle to our guide, who then transported us to our hotel. The Country Inn Hotel, a lovely hotel in a quiet neighborhood. The next day we left for our journey to Tortuguero National Park. Our trip included all meals, even the boat tours, first one to the town where we visited the turtle museum and the next day, we explored the national park and the jungle canals by boat. On day 4 we were transferred to Arenal Volcano, where we stayed at the Volcano Inn, a cozy smaller hotel with awesome views of the volcano. We did not get to see the volcano but we really enjoyed the thermal springs at Tabacon ( GREAT PLACE ). On day 5 , we went for a river safari tour, paddling through rainforests. We saw crocodiles, howler monkeys and Kinghfishers ( beautiful birds that feed from fish ). Day 6 we had a blast. We were taken first by boat through an artificial lake ( Lago de el Arenal ) and then by jeep to the Monte Verde Cloud Forest National Park. We stayed at the Hotel Claro de la Luna ( Moonshine ? ), a cozy family run hotel. By nighttime, we were taken on a guided night tour which was extremely exciting. The next day, this was day 7, we went for a strenuous but unforgettable hike through the Santa Helena Rainforest Reserve, a protected area. We saw the Paradise Bird, heard the Bell Bird ( a bird that has a funny metallic sound ) and three species of humming birds as well as large black Guans. The afternoon we spent relaxing at the hotel and had a lovely dinner at Pizzeria de Tramonti, a local Italian restaurant. Day 8 we left and went downhill again to the hotel in Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio is Paradise. We stayed for 4 days ( our guide left cause we wanted to spend some days relaxing ). In Manuel Antonio we highly suggest to spend as much time as you can in the National park. The beaches within the park are absolutely amazing. There are 5 beaches, two which are the most visited and gorgeous, and if you feel like hiking a bit, there are some secluded beaches farther south. Punta Escondida. We did book some tours, one was the El Chorro Rafting Trip, a very strong rapid section. We are professional rafters but if you are not, the company also offers other more easygoing river sections, like the Rio Naranja, and the Rio Savegre. The last day we had a really fun time sailing along the coast ( snorkeling and dolphin watching is included ). All in all we thought our vacation was very complete, and exactly what we were looking for, a bit of adventure, beach, rainforest, national parks and enough comfort. You can choose from standard hotels or luxury accommodations, and we were also offered transportation by shuttle, rental car or mini van ( we choose private guided mini van). The price was very affordable, and we recommend this type of transportation especially when traveling 4 people like we did or more ( we were told the good deal came from sharing the total transportation cost + we had Ronald a guide that works for CREN during the entire time except for the time in Manuel Antonio ):

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Vogel R
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