Hope you had a good holiday and are well rested.
We just got back at the weekend from our short trip to Lisbon staying at the Lisboa Plaza Hotel which turned out to be an excellent choice – could not fault it in any way. In fact we were given a superb suite on the top floor – and the complimentary decanter of very nice port (topped up daily) was a nice touch. We had clearly been upgraded and as we suspect you had a hand in this we would like to express our sincere thanks for what was a really pleasant surprise on our golden wedding anniversary trip. It really was appreciated.
We can highly recommend this hotel although it seems that building work may be about to start on a site next door and it would be worth checking this out prior to any booking.
We just want to say thank you for putting the trip together. It was a marvellous experience. Everything went to plan. The hotels were well selected and well located, each one with its own character. All the tours were perfectly organised and the guides were excellent with their personal insight into the history of the two countries giving the visits an additional dimension.
It was a pleasure to be amongst people who are so courteous and friendly. We are only sorry that we were unable to stay there for longer and visit other parts of two fascinating countries.
Philip and Susan ”
A client recently returned from Antarctica and these are a few of his photo’s – an amazing experience!
Who needs Trip Advisor when you know a bloke called Paul Dayson!
Once again you have sent us to a fantastic hotel, so similar to Spice Island in everything. Quality, friendliness, great food and booze (I’m learning from you – bubbly at breakfast means it’s all going to be good! )
We are in a two bedroom junior suite. Lovely sea view & 2 seconds from the beach.
ITC have been excellent so far. Remembering our flight was 4 hours late, they were there to greet us and the reception at the hotel was the best ever.
The Colony Club has a lot to live up to now!
Recently I was fortunate enough to take a trip to the wonderful country of Costa Rica in South America. Positioned between North and South America and between the Caribbean Sea & the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica offers a totally diverse eco system and a wonderfully varied landscape. It has so much to offer the tourist that is looking for something ‘different’.
I traveled with one of our preferred Tour Operators, Distinctive Americas. My journey began at Gatwick and a direct flight on BA to San Jose before heading out to Tortuguero. We explored the Braulio National Park and the backwater canals. There is such an abundance of wildlife here, crocodiles, Howler monkeys and snakes to name a few! After a morning exploring it was perfect to be able to relax by the pool.
Next was the Cloud Forest area with the opportunity to visit a Poas Volcano in the Poas National Park. Standing at 2700 meters it has wonderful views from above the clouds over the National Park but also the journey up & down from the summit has a feel of an Alpine valley which was totally unexpected. Here we stayed at El Silencio Lodge & Spa with an abundance of stunning hummingbirds! The heat was a total contrast and there were so many activities to enjoy such as hiking, fishing, horse-back riding.
Arenal Springs was the next stop and as the name suggests, there are hot springs all over this resort from the Arenal Volcano which provides a stunning back drop. Arenal is a town with lots of bars and restaurants and again there are many activities to choose from.
We continued on to our last stop which was Manuel Antonio which again offers a variety of things to do as well as the stunning beaches. Here in the National Park I saw my first ever Sloth in the wild as well as the white faced monkey. Again Manual Antonio offers a good town area if you wish to venture out and eat locally.
In a summary, Costa Rica is a fabulous country with wonderful friendly people, amazing wildlife, plenty of activities, great food, value for money and is great for couples, families, singles & groups.
If this sounds interesting to you and you want to find out more then please contact me on 01937845678 or email me at email@example.com.