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I stumbled on Jenn and Matt's website in 2016 when we were planning our first trip to CR. As anyone who has read their articles or perused their website, you already know how much help they can be. What you may not know is how fantastic they're planning services actually are. This time down we wanted a few ideas on something different to do since we have already been here five times. Jenn and Matt were incredibly helpful getting us narrowed down to going whale watching and being very patient with our lack of ever having a schedule when we are down here. Once we finally figured out our schedule, they went and got everything set up as well as giving us quite a few other options for other days. My only regret is that we didn't start using their planning services on our first trip down here. Thank you all so much! Pura Vida.
We had an amazing 10-day trip to Costa Rica to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary thanks to Jenn and Matt! We are very thankful we used their company to plan and manage our trip. They saved us hours of time that we would have spent trying to figure out our itinerary on our own and offered us the wisdom of their years in Costa Rica to pick the best sites, hotels, and tours for our trip. Every tour guide we met knew them and spoke highly of them. We also appreciated how they were available to us throughout the trip to modify our plans and help us think through our options after one of us got injured before the trip. It was just reassuring to know that we could touch base with them at any time to navigate our journey and they would make the calls to make things happen smoothly. Can't recommend them highly enough!
WOW!!!! We loved every square inch of Costa Rica (except maybe for driving through downtown San Jose!!)!!!! I can't thank you all enough for helping me plan our trip August 1-11 to LaFortuna, Monteverde, and Uvita. All of the activities you helped me plan (ziplining, night hike in the cloud forest, and hanging bridges tour) went off without a hitch and the companies you work with were incredibly well run and responsive. I don't know how Desafio tours found us at our well-hidden AirBnb in Green Paradise homes in Monteverde, but after my initial concern that they were at the wrong pickup location, there came the company van and we were off to our late night tour of the reserve. Your recommendation of Adobe car rental was fantastic, and after some worry that driving in Costa Rica was all like driving in San Jose, I realized that I had become very comfortable driving all over the place! The 4-wheel drive vehicle, with wifi and gps and extra protection for peace of mind made the journey worry-free. The car itself was like new! Loved that they came to us at the hotel! Hotel Buena Vista, another one of your suggestions in a post, was AMAZING and the people there like family. The views of the valley were gorgeous and the rooms so beautiful. We stayed coming and going and would definitely return.
When I first came upon your blog I wondered how actually helpful your service could be considering you didn't charge us, but I quickly discovered that all the prices were fair and competitive. Daniela in your office is so super efficient! You all made this trip much easier for me, as I was planning it on my own.
So thank you again for making this such a memorable trip! Pura Vida!!
We just returned from one week in Costa Rica and now we know why you chose to move there. The place is magical!!! Every recommendation that came from you was spot on!!! We felt like every second of our trip was so perfect and I bragged about your website the whole time. The tours you booked for the night and the day hikes through Manuel Antonio were superb! We for sure had the best guide in the park. We were with the same guide both hikes so it was great to feel so comfortable. The pictures that we've come home with are like something out of a magazine. Thank you for helping pick and choose the best use of our time and helping to create such an amazing week for our family!!! Pura Vida!!!
I have been wanting to visit Costa Rica for several years and was always intimidated at planning the itinerary due to the many different areas and choices available. I also was unsure how to couple a few of these great experiences together within two weeks. I googled “two weeks in Costa Rica” and was fortunate enough to find Jenn and Matt’s website offering information on just about everything you could think of to do and see in Costa Rica! My husband and I ended up enlisting their services to plan our itinerary for us. They asked us some questions about how we like to travel and what our interests are. They then sent us a perfect itinerary with driving directions, hotel and restaurant choices. They also offered to book everything for us and we gladly accepted, making this trip custom made for us!
I recommend their services highly and their website for tons of useful information on the area.
Thanks for making our trip perfect for us!
Two Weeks in Costa Rica was the best guide we could imagine to Costa Rica. We used the website extensively to plan every aspect of our trip from location and accommodation choices to details such as what to pack and fact sheets about mosquitoes. Matt, Jenn and their team organised three fantastic tours for our family - the out of this world zip lining adventure in Manuel Antonio, a jaw-dropping crocodile tour on the Tarcoles river and an exciting night jungle tour also in Manuel Antonio. The organisation and information provided was second to none and they replied to all our queries within a few hours. We couldn't have planned such an amazing, successful trip without their help. Thank you and we will be back in beautiful Costa Rica in the future. There is so much more to experience.
Jenn and Matt helped us with our trip the first week of April and it was outstanding. Our itinerary they created with hotels, restaurants, things to do, etc. could not have been better. It was our first time to CR and when we go back we will use them again to help with our travel plans. Getting professional service from someone that lives in Costa Rica is worth every penny of their reasonable fee! Thanks again Jenn and Matt.
If you want to plan a vacation to Costa Rica, Two Weeks in Costa Rica can make your trip planning and organization effortless. Jenn helped us identify the best options for our family and provided us with very thorough information to make the actual trip stress free. We thoroughly appreciated the detailed driving directions as Google Maps was not 100% reliable. Jenn was responsive in all communications even when she was about give birth, on a request while in CR. We would highly recommend Two Weeks in Costa Rica!
My wife discovered twoweeksincostarica.com online while we were pondering a trip to CR. I can't say enough about the positive experience “Trip of a Lifetime” orchestrated through Matt Houde. If anyone is debating on choosing a trip to Costa Rica, Its safety, ease of travel, or general questions about traveling to Costa Rica, please consult with Matt and Jenn and let them guide you through a fantastically planned trip. I have traveled throughout Central America over the last two decades and Costa Rica is an entirely different level of beauty , safety, and experience with the people. Do not hesitate to travel here and rent a car to have the freedom to go wherever you want. Despite my comfort in most of these countries, our trip was greatly enhanced and improved by going with recommendations from someone with experience of living there several years and professionally dealing in the exclusive travel industry of Costa Rica.
After understanding our travel plans, family, and interests, Matt created an amazing package for our trip and met our goals and expectations for locations, lodging, car rental vs shuttle options and recommended activities down to the specific private guides. ( a must on all tours) The experience is entirely better and improved with a private guide on your hikes and tours. Just do it. We were set up for a 3 leg trip from La Fortuna /Arenal to Monteverde Cloud Forest then lastly several days at Manuel Antonio on the coast. We rented a car and traveled from San Jose with three kids 15,13, and 3. Easy to navigate and we had excellent cell service and used Google maps everywhere in the country. We did rent the recommended GPS unit from the car rental which helped us in a few highly remote areas.
Overall our trip was an epic experience of three different unique tastes and locations in the country. I'd recommend it for first time travelers if you're into seeing the rain forest, an outrageous abundance of wildlife and culture. The guides, activities and hikes, ATV, hanging bridges and restaurants and resorts that they recommended and set up for us were ALL excellent. Everything was organized, confirmed and as reliable and high quality as we could have hoped for.
The communication and discussions with Matt throughout the process was excellent. He is a prompt and excellent communicator and reliable. We had no problems with the reservations process for our resorts, car rental, or multitude of activities that we booked. The amount of time and hassle booking this trip was invaluable. We have traveled around the world including Central America, This is one of the few trips we let a local guide us and it went off without a hitch and was worth every cent. Taking the stress and worry out of researching a different country, with personal reccomendations served us well. The professional guides that we set us up with made our experiences in the rain forest and cloud forest unforgettable. Our guides were so knowledgable and skilled most of the surrounding guides were contacting our guides for help spotting wildlife and info. The night hike guide and company we were scheduled with were amazing. Highly recommend a night hike if given the chance. The Private ATV trip and private Mangrove River Monkey Tour and private meal experience with his contacts in Manuel Antonio were unforgettable. Day after day our trip just kept getting better and better. The fun restaurants they recommended were also a big hit.
The only recommendation and change I would have done differently is stayed longer. They call it Two Weeks in Costa Rica for a reason. We spent 10 days and experienced more than we ever dreamed and have a family trip of a lifetime because of their help in booking this trip. In the day and age of online booking and google searches and being world traveled, I highly recommend using Matt and Jenn with twoweeksincostarica for your trip. They are a tremendous resource. Give this most worthy group a call and schedule your epic “Trip of a Lifetime" to Costa Rica. The service and resources they provide are outstanding. Can't wait to return!
Just returned from a 3 week trip to Costa Rica facilitated by the folks at Two Weeks. They guided us to the right tours and set up tour guides for one and sometimes two tours a day. Every guide that they found was superb and we developed a running joke of saying at the end of each day, "well that guide was the best one so far."
We would have been lost without "Two weeks in Costa Rica"