G. Fraser "The local guides, Marco Fallas and Vivi were absolutely fantastic. Marco's energy, sheer delight in the wildlife and beauty of the landscape, and great sense of humor made the trip incredibly fun and inspiring. His knowledge about Costa Rica is expansive and communicated so easily and in such an engaging way. He was so entertaining for the kids - especially his howler monkey imitation and frequent exclamation of Pura Vida! Vivi was equally exceptional. She was always thinking about what we needed, especially our family, with the youngest child in the mix (5 years old). She offered to take Lily on the more mellow excursions so we could go off and do more vigorous activities with our older kids. She was incredibly warm and caring. Our girls just loved her and cried when saying goodbye. We are just back from our trip and all of us are missing both of them dearly!! We want to add that Nicholas, our bus driver, was also a big part of our tour "family" - everyone loved him!"
“Having a real NatHab guide for ourselves was key. Marco was incredibly knowledgeable and a complete pleasure. He was fun to be with, a great host and made our trip an event to remember forever. My 11-year old didn’t want to leave and cried on the way home.”
“Marco is a treasure of Costa Rica! His passion for his country and its natural treasures was pure delight. He really kept the kids (and adults) engaged and engrossed. He never seemed to tire.”
“I had an amazing time on this trip. As well as having a remarkable guide, I got to see even more wildlife than I thought I may ever see in my entire lifetime. I learned so much about Costa Rica as well as the sights in it. Costa Rica is an amazing place and I am so glad I got to go there with Natural Habitat. I hope I get to return later in my life.”
E. & J. Siegel
"Our guide and driver made the trip. The hotels were great and everything was smooth but it was the NHA staff that showed us what Costa Rica was all about."
"Give Leo a raise!! If there is a better guide on this planet, I have not met him."
B. & A. Mink
"We felt like royalty the way your staff invited us into their country. They knew all the ins and outs and were able to engage us deeper into Costa Rica than a typical tourist. I appreciate that manner of travel and for that reason I will always think of Natural Habitat first."
C. & L. Armour
"We loved having our own vehicle, doing what we wanted when we wanted... And the guides were always ready to accommodate us."
"The guides made this trip extraordinary. From every road side fruit vendor to every hotelier it seemed Leo knew someone and got us a 'back stage' look at the country. That's the way to travel in my book."
A. Griffith "Marco and Vivi worked well together. Marco's enthusiasm was contagious and we have adopted many "Marco-isms" into our daily speech back here in the States. Vivi was so kind and patient, especially with the 12 children in our group. Both of our guides bent over backwards to make us all happy - and we could be a demanding group with our numerous special requests. They did an excellent job of showing us the "real" Costa Rica."