Wow! Wow! Wow! Detour Does It Again!

(We just received the nicest email from a happy client – Stephanie Mayer who traveled with  her son Cooper in Costa Rica. Stephanie previously traveled with her other son in Peru. We love hearing about your great travel experiences – that is why we do this!)

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Once again there really are no words to adequately express my appreciation for ALL your efforts in putting together the most perfect Costa Rican adventure.

It was a true HOME RUN, like Peru!!  A perfect trio of experiences blended into one trip;  Cooper and I felt like we had three mini vacations and one big adventure – all equally great, all incredibly different and all representative of the diversity and splendor of Costa Rica.

You delivered high adventure, great guides, wonderful hotels, great food, spectacular beauty and a taste of the culture and people of Costa Rica.

Quick notes from our trip –

– Osa Peninsula.  Wilderness untouched.  Loved flying into the tiny air strip.  Loved our lodge.  I would highly recommend Drakes Bay Wilderness Lodge.  The best location in all of Drakes Bay, on the water yet in the jungle.  Old world authentic, not Four Seasons but with all the local expertise.  Super duper clean, great food and plenty of it and really really great staff and guides.

– Santa Teresa.  A gem location on the NIcoya Peninsula, for surfers and beach lovers alike.  A perfect palette cleaners to the dense jungle on the Osa Peninsula , a surfer’s paradise with amazing breaks, a beach combers delight with wide open beaches loaded with seashells and warm water and a touch of wildlife –  Iguanas galore!!   Amazing international food.   Loved loved loved Casa Cecilia.  Take your family!!

– Pacure Lodge.  Spectacular!!  Hard to top the contrast of wild tropical beauty with superb luxury at the river’s edge.  Dream like beauty.  The symphony of bugs and birds was second to none.  Amazing rooms and food. Quite remarkable place.   Best adventure was the ride in and out  – super fun.

More than anything the trip changed my son’s perspective of the world.  It opened his eyes to the magical diversity on the planet, the wonderful people and nature in Costa Rica, it gave him an experience in unspoiled nature and fueled his desire to see more of the world and do more.  That is the seed I hoped to plant.  That is the gift you helped me give and I can’t thank you enough.

So all this to say – Detour Destinations has done it again.  You know best how to blend adventure, education and fun.   Intelligent, thoughtful, and magical travel advice.

Muchas Gracias y Pura Vida.

April 9, 2014