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Matt was super-efficient in helping us plan just over 2 weeks. He responded quickly to questions and his knowledge of the country was invaluable. We knew what we wanted to do and he took this on board and came up with suggestions which turned out to be perfect:
Montezuma and Osa. It was an enormous benefit having a Costa Rican local helping us!
I would recommend them 100% and we will be returning and using them again.
Just got back from our second trip to Costa Rica. Our first trip was in 2017 and we rented a car using a link from two weeks in costa rica blog. That was great and m Adobe Car Rental. That worked out perfect and my husband enjoyed driving. We flew in from San Jose and explored Dominical, Drake Bay, Manuel Antonio, Arenal and back to San Jose. Jenn and Matt's blog really helped us with our itenerary and navigate around CR.
This time we decided to try private shuttles. After contacting another agency, I decided to check out link for transportation through twoweeksin costarica. So glad I did. Matt and Daniella were much easier to work with. Our shuttles always arrived on time and we felt safe with the drivers. We flew in to Liberia this time. Visited Monteverde, Bijagua, and Guanacaste.
We hope to visit the Caribbean side of CR next. I am sure we will be booking our transportation through two weeks in Costa Rica.
Thank you very much Jenn and Matt for giving us the confidence to experience the authentic Costa Rica.
We were only going to be in Costa Rica for 4 days following a cruise, and 2 Weeks gave us great alternative proposals for day tours at locations we wanted to visit -- Monteverde, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano, and La Celeste Waterfalls. The tours we took were excellent -- friendly and knowledgeable guides, great destinations, and very enlightening and enjoyable. We also their link for a rental car, which was terrific and very reasonably priced. Friends of ours had also used their services, and had raved about them -- all of which was accurate. We would not only highly recommend 2 Weeks, but we will work with them again on our next trip to Costa Rica.
Having never been to Costa Rica and knowing there are so many options to choose for tours and experiences, we opted to allow Twoweeksincostarica to book our tours/experiences. We booked five tours/experiences, and each experience was top notch, pickups were on time, safe, and loads of fun for us sixty year-olds as well as our children in their twenties. Each of our tour guides was friendly, knowledgable, and fun. Was I nervous just choosing a booking site off the Internet? A little, but I felt I had to trust someone other than myself and who knew the actual businesses and which tour might most meet our need. Otherwise, I would be reading through many reviews and trying to make a choice, which I started to do, and then I decided to let experienced people, Jenn and Daniela take care of everything. If we should go to Costa Rica again, I would not hesitate to book through Twoweeks.... I have already recommended this site to friends who are considering visiting CR.
We used Two Weeks in C.R. to book our guide and admission to the very popular Manuel Antonio National Park. The best way to see all the animals is with a local guide. There are several "unofficial guides" and car parkers looking to take advantage of naive tourists. Using the 2WksinCR service eliminated those problems. We met up with Socio, who spoke fluent English, outside the park and he guided us to secure parking and was amazingly knowledgeable about the animals, plants, and insects. Be sure to bring bathing suits and towels to enjoy the park's beaches as well.
I stumbled upon two weeks in costa rica as a reference site when i was just thinking about planning a trip to costa rica. being busy parents had no time to plan our own trip we outsourced it to some travel agency but when i read informatin on this site and some reviews and comments got confused and just asked for Jenn and Matts opinion and wow they are so helpful. From that point they helped us plan our itinerary and provided assistance until our last day in costa rica.
I love their service where we were involved in just right amount to plan our trip so that we did what we love and were not overwhelmed by research and planning for it.
We stayed in costa rica for 7 days: 2 days in rio celeste, 3 i monteverde and 2 in playa hermosa. All the guided tours were planned considering we were travelling with our two year old toddler. All the guides made sure that she was involved and kept it interesting for her. This made all the hikes so enjoyable.
Special Thanks to the guide Marlon when he saw our toddler a bit tired and was a bit cranky he immediately suggested why dont we do something else and go see some hummingbirds and wow this made things so much easier that day.
Also our night tour guide made sure that she was spotting all the frogs and insects. Wow they went out of their way to keep here interested in the hikes.
All the hotels and services beyond exceptional. There was a tiny bit issue with one of the transport and wow Jenn handled it so promptly and so gracefully making our whole trip nothing but memorable.
Thank you for your lovely service and we will be visiting costa rica again for sure.
We just got home from a week in La Fortuna and Samara over Christmas. Right from the beginning of planning in March until our arrival home yesterday, Matt and his team provided excellent advice, service, and planning. The trip exceeded our expectations in every way. Our three children- 14, 17, and 19 were thrilled with all the activities and everything they were able to experience, as were Dave and I. Throughout the process, Matt was able to personalize our trip to meet the requests of our entire family. Every detail was taken care of, and I had no need to worry as a novice 'traveler.' Even adjusting a shuttle transfer two hours earlier was done with ease. Thank you, Matt, for your prompt responses and wise advice for our trip. We really appreciate it and will recommend your services and websites to our friends and family.
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!!