As I describe amazing trips that I have taken to Costa Rica, friends of my age group (full retirement age) are fascinated with what I am describing to them. And they often say, ‘that is a place that I have always wanted to go”. What I sense in my age group, one of the biggest obstacles is not speaking Spanish and how will we travel around the country. A trip planned by Green Spot took care of all those concerns, which at the end were not a concern at all, as some of the population speaks some English.
Approximately, two years ago I made my 4th trip to Costa Rica and it was a marvelous experience. 5 friends accompanied me who did not know Spanish and the travel was taken care by GreenSpot. And it was all we all could ever expect. We saw the southern coast in Dominical, the southern tip of the country on the Osa Peninsula (staying in a well known eco lodge of Lapa Rios) north to the Rainforest and on to Arenal where we experienced an active volcano from a safe distance.
My friends found the same things to be true that I have talked about for years. Three of us were avid birdwatchers and we saw enough to fill our birding books. Our first morning out from Lapa Rios, we questioned if all the birds had been planted there for us! We hiked forest trails led by a knowledgeable tour guide who spoke flawless English and who told us of the plants, animals, commerce and history of this interesting country. Our transportation was by small airplane and small tour bus (12-16 passengers). We were able to see the varied topography and have all our questions answered while traveling from one destination to another.
Our whole party would heartedly endorse this way to see the wonderful countryside and to learn about it in a way that the ordinary tourist might never experience.
Afraid of exploring the world at my age? Not anymore.