Tamara Peeters – with partner
August 2016

We would definitely book through Better Places again

During our search for the perfect travel agency, we came across Better Places. We were immediately drawn to the concept of the organization: 100 % tailor-made trips, designed with the help of an English-speaking local travel expert. Our experience in Costa Rica exceeded all expectations. Thanks to Liesbet and Nadieh’s excellent local knowledge, we were able to visit some of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica. We saw green turtles laying their eggs on the beach at night, encountered the caiman crocodile in the jungle,  rafted down the Pacuare River, zip lined over the treetops of Monteverde, took surfing lessons and spotted whales in the Pacific. And these were just some of the great activities Liesbet arranged for us! Our trip through Costa Rica was a real adventure; full of natural wonders, and made possible by great communication (on destination as well!) with the local travel expert.

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Paul Bus – with family
July 2016

This was a great first-time experience with Better Places, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking of going to Costa Rica

Through Better Places we came in contact with their local travel expert, Liesbet. Liesbet listened to our wishes and was very quick to design a full travel proposal, including transportation, excursions and accommodation. We only changed a few things before agreeing on our travel itinerary. Of course we were a bit nervous to see how it would all work out once we were in Costa Rica.  But we really didn’t have to worry! We were met at the airport by a transfer service, and from then on everything went according to plan. The quality of the accommodation exceeded expectations, and our itinerary was very well thought-through—giving us a chance to enjoy all the highlights of Costa Rica. Liesbet did a great job arranging our rental car, and kept in contact throughout our trip by WhatsApp. If we had any problems (which thankfully we didn’t) we could always turn to her.

Egbert – with partner
March 2016

Great, clear communication with a local English-speaking travel expert, who is available to help with any problems you may encounter.

You get a lot of say in designing your own trip, and the local expert was very receptive and quick to listen to our ideas. The result was a trip we won’t soon forget.

Nel – with family
February 2015

We had a FANTASTIC holiday, thanks to the good advice, proposal and program designed by Liesbet, and the great work of all the local tour guides

The first thing we think of when looking back on our trip? What a beautiful country! The highlight of the trip for us was Tortuguero. Such a unique location, great accommodation & fantastic food. We went on some beautiful boat tours and got close enough to leopards to almost touch one. The rental car arranged by Liesbet was fine; we had a great time driving around in it, and it was big enough to fit all our backpacks.

Our son really wanted to spot a Quetzal bird, and managed to so with the help of one of your guides. This made his holiday! We visited nearly all of Costa Rica’s national parks, and used guides whenever possible. With their help we saw so many stunning things.

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