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Offering a full selection of local tours, they can arrange rafting, canopy, snorkeling, wildlife watching and many more activities. To get around Costa Rica, they are happy to arrange a private van or shared shuttle for you. And can reserve hotels and vacation rentals that fit your needs and are stylish and unique. They work Costa Rica wide as well as in Panama and Nicaragua and can arrange your entire trip to any of these countries. All their packages can be tailored just for you. Contact them at or chat with them on their website.

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Heather Blevins from Vienna, USA
Top Notch Service

My family and I just returned from Costa Rica, and we chose Gecko Trail Adventures to assist us with our transport to and from San Jose Airport (to Punta Uva). We were traveling with a toddler, so it's no easy feat! ;) Gaelle, Lorena, and others at Gecko Trail provided TOP NOTCH service and were so incredibly helpful from the moment I contacted them. They seemed to be available ALL the time and responded to my inquiries so incredibly quickly -always answering the question I had. I can't say enough good things about this company - I would use them again and again and again. And my husband and I will be recommending this company to all of our friends who plan on traveling to Costa Rica. You all provided THE BEST costumer service I have ever have - across the board. THANK YOU!

December 10, 2015

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Joe from New York, USA
Costa Rica Honeymoon

We booked our honeymoon through Gecko Trail Costa Rica. We started off with their recommendation of Pacuare Lodge which was amazing and ended it with a great stay at The Springs Resort in Arenal. There was a hiccup in our trip since we booked a hotel that we didn't like but Ernesto and Nina were FANTASTIC in helping us rebook our honeymoon. In a few hours they re-arranged our itinerary and recommended a beautiful resort that we loved. Their customer service is outstanding. We absolutely will work with them on our next visit!

November 25, 2015

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Jane Johnson

We had a last-minute opportunity for a weekend getaway at the end of our Costa Rica trip and Gecko Trail were very helpful on live chat and responsive on email, speedily putting together a package of transfers to Monteverde, accommodation, zip lining, night and coffee tours. All went very smoothly, we would highly recommend Gecko Trail Adventures.

November 23, 2015

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Jon Barbero from Marbella España

Contratamos con ellos un pack por toda Costa Rica durante 18 dias. Nos recomendaron a la perfección sobre los hoteles de cada lugar, transportes y todos los tours y opciones para hacar en cada destino. Tuvimos contacto en todo momento, rapidos en contestar cualquier duda. Fue fácil hablar con ellos via mail desde España y Costa Rica, teniendo en cuenta la diferencia horaria. Muy profesionales. Fue un viaje increíble, sin ningún retraso de ningún tipo. Una experiencia inolvidable. Queremos dar las gracias a todo el equipo de Gecko, que nos han facilitado tanto las cosas. Especialmente agradecidos a Monika y Lidieth que nos ayudaron hace 1 año a planificar todo, con la desgracia de tener q suspender el viaje por un problema familiar grave. Nos ayudaron con todas las cancelaciones y el consiguiente reembolso del viaje. De verdad agradecidos por todo. Finalmente retomamos el viaje para este año y pudimos contar también con la ayuda de Lorena y Ernesto. Igualmente de satisfactorio.
Un abrazo y todo el equipo se merecen lo mejor. 100 x 100 Recomendable

November 10, 2015

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Kathryn from Washington, DC
A fantastic adventure!

We used Gecko to book our recent trip to the Caribbean coast, and it was wonderful! Every day was an amazing adventure, from zip lining to white water rafting to hiking in the rainforest. And it was so much less stressful knowing where we were being picked up, when, and what we had to wear. I highly recommend Gecko!

September 09, 2015

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Bernd from Deustchland

Ich hatte die Empfehlung über Gecko Trail unsere Costa Rica Reise ( 2 Wochen Rundreise; 1 Woche Playa Samara) im August 2015 zu buchen, von einer Arbeitskollegin erhalten. Ich muss sagen, zwischen der ersten Kontaktaufnahme im Januar 2015 bis zum Ende unserer Reise im August 2015 waren wir bestens von Monika von Gecko Trail beraten und betreut. Monika hatte uns den Transport, die Unterkünfte für uns ( 2 Erwachsene und 3 Jungs) genau nach unseren Vorstellungen ausgesucht, mit uns Rücksprache gehalten, Optionen aufgezeigt und dann zuverlässig gebucht. Alle Unterkünfte waren tiptop, die Transporte mit einem Minivan immer pünktlich und super organisiert. Der Kontakt ging meistens über e-mail und wir haben immer umgehend Antworten (in deutscher Sprache) auf unsere Fragen bekommen. Ich kann Gecko trail und insbesondere Monika sehr empfehlen. Schade, dass es zu einem gemeinsamen Kaffeeklatsch in Monteverde nicht geklappt hat :-). Vielen Dank nochmals für deine Mühe, Monika. Die Reise nach Costa Rica wird für uns 5 immer ein unvergessliches Erlebnis bleiben. Bernd

September 07, 2015

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Kristen from Cherry Hill, USA

We booked our honeymoon through gecko trail and had an INCREDIBLE trip. Everything went perfectly from all of the transports to all of the activities. We were in costa rica for 12 days, did an activity every single day and travelled around to 5 different places. We would absolutely recommend using gecko trail to anyone else planning on traveling to costa rica!

July 19, 2015

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Jullisa from Bahamas

We booked most of our transportation and tours through Gecko and everything went flawless.

June 14, 2015

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Eric Cavanagh from Canada
Awesome vacation

I had an amazing time while in Costa Rica - Apr 19-28. It was great getting up and knowing that everything had been taken care of. the hotels were great, the transportation was good and the day trips were amazing. I can't wait to come back and experience more of, what Costa Rica has to offer. I have recommended Costa Rica, and Gecko Trail Adventures to all my friends, and anyone else I talk to about my vacation. I have uploaded some,of my photos and am working on getting my zip line and river drift videos uploaded on my google drive. Here is the link.

Thanks again for an amazing vacation.

May 11, 2015

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Maryellen from Southern California, USA
Great Experience

We worked with Gecko Trail Adventures for our spring break in March of 2015. They were fantastic. They helped us determine what adventures and excursions would best meet our needs. We were traveling with our six year old daughter and were concerned with the specifics of hikes, white water rafting,snorkeling and zip lining adventures. Gecko answered all our questions and put us completely at ease. Their drivers were always prompt and extremely helpful. We always felt very safe. The entire process was stress free and was handled and paid for before we left the US. At one point we determined we had overbooked the vacation and just needed a day to relax. I sent Ernesto an email (the day before the excursion) to cancel. I was fully prepared to pay the entire amount as I had broken the contract agreement. Ernesto and Gecko Trail advocated for us with the company and we received a 50% refund (which we didn't even ask for). They went above and beyond. I would recommend this group to anyone traveling to Costa Rica.

May 05, 2015

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Luc from UK

Many thanks to Ernesto who put together a great itinerary for us in a short time for our first visit to Costa Rica in March.
I found the online chat facility very useful and was impressed by how quickly Ernesto would get back to us.
Costa Rica did not disappoint at all.
Everything was easy,transport was on time (even early sometime!) Some of the transit vans could have been a bit more comfortable but we survived them ok! We went on many tours, highlights were the Monteverde Sky Walk, the horse riding to La Fortuna waterfall, seeing the quetzal in the Curi Cancha reserve.
Rafting down the Pacuare river was out of this world.
Can't wait to return and explore other areas of CR.
Highly recommend Gecko Trail.

May 03, 2015

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Alvin Leibel from Canada
Gecko Trail Adventures!!

We booked our trip to Costa Rica in March 2015 for the second time with Gecko Trail. Both times the booking was very easy to do and we appreciated the attentiveness of Monika and Natalie!! All transportation from airport to hotel to puerto viejo etc was as expected and on time. Thanks for choosing Casa Renada for our stay in Puerto Viejo.(It was an awesome place!) Would definately recomend your service to anyone!! Thanks again!

April 22, 2015

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Astrid from Deutschland
2-Tagestrip nach Tortuguero

Der 2-Tagestrip von San Jose zum Tortuguero Nationalpark und danach Transfer von Tortuguero nach Puerto Viejo war sehr gut organisiert.

Wir wurden pünktlich in unserem Hotel in San Jose morgens abgeholt, die Busfahrt wurde durch eine Frühstückspause in einer privaten Farm unterbrochen, die sehr schön gelegen war, gutes Essen geboten hat und sehr sauber war. Der nette Gärtner zeigt den Gästen auch wilde Tiere, die sich auf der Farm aufhalten, z.B. hatte er einen Blue-Jeans-Frosch und ein Faultier entdeckt, während wir da waren.

Pünktlich geht die Fahrt weiter, der Reiseleiter erzählt viel über Land und Natur und informiert ausführlich über die Möglichkeiten im Tortuguero Nationalpark und das geplante Programm.

Die 1,5-stündige Bootsfahrt (inkl. Gepäck) durch die Flussarme bis zur Lodge ist großartig und man bekommt schon mal einen ersten Eindruck.

Die Aninga-Lodge ist ein absolutes Highlight! Die Zimmer sind sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die Anlage wunderschön, das Essen lecker und geschmackvoll.

Auf der Bootsfahrt in den frühen Morgenstunden hat unser Guide ein gutes Auge für die Tiere im Urwald bewiesen und uns zahlreiche Vögel, Schildkröten, Affen und Kaimane gezeigt.

Nach dem ausführlichen Frühstück wurden wir wieder abgeholt und sind dann zunächste nach der Bootstour in einem großen "Sammelbus" wieder bis zu der Farm vom Hinweg gefahren, um dort Mittag zu essen (Buffet). Von dort ging es in einem kleineren Bus (9 Personen) mit 2 weiteren Mitreisenden nach Puerto Viejo. Unterwegs hat der Fahrer netterweise einen kurzen Fotostop am Containerhafen in Limon eingelegt.

Die gesamte Tour war super und wir würden jederzeit wieder mit Gecko-Tours reisen.

April 16, 2015

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Sarah from Canada

Our trip was amazing! Yeiling at Gecko was extremely helpful and flexible with our itinerary requests. All of our tours went off exactly as described and were on time with pick ups and drop offs. The tours were so much fun! I hope we find ourselves back in Costa Rica again, and when we do we will be calling Gecko!

April 09, 2015

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Ami Argaman from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
More than satisfactory

Our decision to go with GECKO certainly paid off. Monika was extremely helpful and insightful in designing our itinerary, and was instrumental in rescheduling everything when on a very short notice we had to postpone it by six weeks. Our rides and tours came to pick us up (almost) on time as scheduled, the hotels were comfortable and everybody was friendly. Warmly recommended!

April 07, 2015

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Jan SHarples from Brisbane
Reply to Torrenguerro

The organisation of our trip by Gecko was fine and went well.
However we would not recommend to go to Torrengeurro. Firstly we were the only travellers who only took the correct weight and our boat on return was overloaded. We did not take our tripods which were necessary for a later part of our journey. No one worried about the luggage at all. Disappointing and spoilt by hundreds of tourists in boats up and down canals.

April 01, 2015

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Olivia Kulisz from Bloomfield, NJ
great trip

Thank you Gecko Trail. We had a good trip. All our transit and tours were on time. All drivers and tour guides were nice and friendly.

March 16, 2015

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Kim W. from New York, USA

Thank you Lideith, Ernesto, and a special thank you to Lorena for creating the PERFECT itinerary on such short notice! Everything went smoothly and the activities planned exceeded our expectations! We had an amazing time and Costa Rica is a beautiful country -- we have YOU to thank for that! Our first trip is definitely not going to be the last! Pura Vida!

March 16, 2015

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Christy from Colorado

Gecko Trails did a fantastic job with every aspect of our girl's trip. All logistics were seamless and exceeded our expectations. Thanks to all of you for the great memories.

March 03, 2015

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Claudia Kozicki from Argentina

Viue ajamos en febrero de este año desde Argentina. Nos resultó una experiencia muy linda. Organizamos el viaje por mail , pudiendo elgir hoteles , itinerio etc, asesorados por Yeiling de Gecko. El presupuesto fue bastante accesible , hoteles , servicios y las excursiones que contratamos muy buenas. El servicio es confiable. Agradecemos la atención!Claudia y Aldo

March 02, 2015

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