Testimonials

What People Are Saying About Us...

I wanted to thank you for all of your help prior to and during our trip to Jaco. The Condo was spectacular and we had a great time! I will be sure to use Costa Rica Dream Makers during my next visit as well as recommend you to anyone I know planning a trip to Costa Rica.

- Anthony D, Chandler, AZ


 

Thank you and your fellow Costa Rica Dream Makers employees for another unbelievable trip! You always make it so easy to arrive, get checked in and then start enjoying our vacation in Paradise! The condo you put us in this time was perfect in every way and the AC was the coldest I ever experienced…. LOVED IT!! It was clean, fresh, inviting and an awesome view, especially at dusk! We will definitely be staying with you again in the near future. Pura Vida!

- Matthew Y, Charlotte, NC


 

I want to commend the entire staff at Costa Rica Dream Makers, particularly Stephanie Gazo. They went above and beyond to accommodate all the family and friends that rotated through as Linda and I stayed in Jaco for a month. The attention to detail was focused on our comfort and enjoyment, even to the point of locating additional patio furniture. Their advice was always spot on; from the restaurants to frequent and which tours/activities best suited our various age groups. If you are looking for a true white glove experience I recommend you call and listen to their advice.

- Linda & Charlie V, Grapevine, TX


 

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a fabulous vacation! It beat all expectations – the condo was awesome, and the excursions were all amazing!! We’re not sure who loved it more – the kids or mom and dad!! Thanks for all your suggestions and for making this the best vacation we’ve ever had!!

- Leslie H, Atlanta, GA


 

Thank you so much for all you have done for us not only on this trip but also the others in December & January, it’s greatly appreciated. Thanks for working so hard to make sure our trips go as smoothly as possible & we always have what we need. Your fantastic, THANK YOU!!

- Nicole M, Minnetrista, MN


 

I have never written a review for anything before, however, this apartment and our vacation was so amazing I felt I had to! I wish we could live there year around. My husband and I got to spend quality time with our grown sons and daughters-in-law in a family environment versus staying in our own rooms in a hotel somewhere. Renso, our concierge was absolutely amazing. He made our dream vacation come true. We were able to do everything we wanted with Renso's help. I just can't explain how awesome it was to just tell him what we wanted to do and he took care of all the details. The 10-In-One Adventure is a must see and do!! I also loved Manuel Antonio Park and Tortuga Island. Be sure to stop off for a few groceries on the way to the apartment. The resort is beautiful and having access to the golf cart made it very easy for us to get to the pool, beach and restaurants. The only downside that I can think of is that it isn't very close to any of the activities that we chose to do. Even that wasn't bad though because Renso took care of all the travel arrangements. I give it 10 stars!!! Thanks so much Elise and Renso for the vacation of a lifetime!

- Tammy S, Lubbock, TX


 

When you're traveling to Costa Rica, it's a must to use Costa Rica Dream Makers. We just got back from an 8 day trip. We have been to the country on two other occasions and used other services. Dream Makers is on another level all together!

They were efficient, bilingual, and reasonably priced. Dream Makers booked a number of activities for us including, ATV's, Zip lining and Jet Ski's. Their drivers were courteous, on time and informative.

We also used Dreammakers for our transportation to and from the airport. When Dream Makers say your driver will arrive at the airport in an air conditioned van with drinks and speak English, its true! If you've been to Costa before, you know this is not a given.

I specifically recommend you call Stephanie with Dream Makers.  She spent so much time with me on the phone before our trip making suggestions for my kids and patiently explaining all the various activities and options. She was specific with how far certain activities were from our hotel and why we may or may not want to participate.  She was candid with us if something was not a good fit for our family.  She wasn't just sell, sell sell!  In going to Costa Rica before and dealing with other services, they don't always tell you how far a particular activity is and you end up spending more time in the van than doing the actual activity.

Before our trip she sent a guide with all the services they offer (about 40). We booked and confirmed everything with her before we left Texas.  She's the best!

When we go back next summer, we count on Stephanie and Dream Makers to take care of our family.

- Aldo S, San Antonio, TX


 

It was such a pleasure to work with all of you from start to finish. Your attention to every detail and logistics was obvious as every activity and the wedding went off without a hitch. And can I just say that the wedding decorations were stunning - you and the florist outdid yourselves. It was breathtaking!

Because of our complete confidence in your professionalism, Dennis and I were able to relax and join in the fun of the celebration. You created a joyous and memorable event for us, Jessica and Eric, and all of our guests. I can't tell you how many of our guests told us that it was the funnest, most beautiful, and overall best wedding they had ever been to. It truly was all of those things for me!

I feel a little sad that now that the wedding is over we don't have as much of an excuse to make trips down to Costa Rica. You were all so pleasant and friendly during our planning trips to Costa Rica that you made them a fun experience as well.

- Lisa B, Palm Springs, CA


 

This note comes to you from all of us with a truly sincere thank you to each of you. We cannot find words enough to describe our appreciation to you for the time you gave us from the very beginning when I discovered Bahia Encantada on the internet. Your direction to me and your information to me about Bahia Encantada led us to stay there, and are we ever so very glad and thankful. We love that place. We found it so comfortable, so convenient to everything, and so friendly, and had everything we needed or even wanted. Every unit was perfect for us. From the beginning you all gave us attention in every detail. From the snag with the fog delaying our arrival, to your kindness in helping the 2 young men that did arrive on time. Getting them settled into their places and going over and beyond the usual practice of just check-in and leave. You stayed with them to assure everything was met, and then had your driver come pick up the rest of us later that evening. How much that meant to each and every one of us.

When we arrived at Bahia Encantada, there you were, waiting. That was impressive, to think that late at night you would be out for us, and taking us to our units showing the places. On top of everything else, you had food for us and wine. We cannot express enough our gratitude for your kind generosity with this effort you put out with food and wine and beer. You certainly took a step beyond the usual greeting, and showed such warmness and kind hospitality. It did NOT go unnoticed by any in our group. Everyone was so appreciatvie to each of you.

We all loved Jaco Beach. It is such a precious and priceless place. We felt at home there, and loved everything Jaco had to offer. The boys are still talking, as they want, very much, to come back. So do all of us. Jaco had everything we wanted and more. Since that was our very first time in Costa Rica, none of us knew what to expect, but now we certainly do know how warm, friendly and outstanding this part of the world is....a true gem of a place.

Once again, our deepest thanks and utmost appreciation for making our stay so comfortable, warm, and enjoyable. You certainly deserve so much credit for making yourselves, always, available to us for anything, for being there for us, and for the care and consideration you gave us. We feel it speaks highly about all of you, about just who you are, and what exactly the good qualities you all possess. Our travels to other parts of the world have NOT seen anything like this. It not only gives us such good and positive feelings about you, but these good feelings carry over to Costa Rica and Jaco also. We shall certainly not forget any of you, and will only spread the word back home about our reception and our stay. Thank you, again. I hope our words of expression can somewhat relay to you how wonderful our thoughts, and how appreciative our feelings toward our whole Costa Rica experience. Thank you.

- Joyce L, Davidsonville, MD


 

First off, it is not a matter of "if" I will go back - it is only a matter of "when" I will return to Jaco. The town was charming and thanks to STELLAR recommendations by the property manager, we had a marvelous time. Secondly, "when" I go back to Jaco, the only moment I will spend thinking about where to stay is "if" this place is not available! It was immaculate! Nicer than I expected and more tastefully appointed than I expected...and we expect a lot!

We are traveling event photographers. We are regularly hosted at the finest properties in the world - from swanky boutique hotels to historic gems with white gloves to mega-glam hot spots. You have to work hard to exceed our expectations. That being said, our experience at Monte Rey was top drawer! The published rate was nothing close to the level of accommodations (and guidance) we received - I feel like we won the online booking lottery!!

Larry makes himself available as a restaurant critic, a tour guide, a local historian, and an all-around great host. JUST ASK. Ten minutes with him and you feel as if you are staying in his home - not his rental property. He is genuinely interested in your stay being a positive one.

The rooms are big. The furniture is nice. Security is spot-on. Check out the pictures. Read the other reviews. This place is really nice. Surf is close. There is a boutique surf board maker less than half a block away and they rent boards for as little as $8 a day.

- Patrick W, Atlanta, GA


 

Just stopping by to say thank you for everything. It was a great experience as always.

Next time we'll schedule more activities with you if my friends and I stop vacationing as if we were rockstars or something! Hope we didn't annoy you by our phone calls or the mess we left behind. I wanted to clean the place but once again and again we had a long night and rushed everything to get to the airport. But we really appreciate your service and hospitality. Tell Larry you deserve a raise!  Well, Christmas is right around the corner so hopefully you and the staff gets a well deserved Christmas bonus!

P.S - We need a few months to recuperate so I'm guessing we'll see you again in July 2013. PURA VIDA!!! Now, back to reality.

- Brian E, New York, NY


 

As a property owner in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Dream Makers have increased our revenues significantly. They are hands on with their clients and take the time to make sure guests are well looked after. This is important to have a go to person once you aarrive and have questions. In Costa Rica there are always questions as there are so many great activities. Costa Rica Dream Makers will not only give you good advice on tours, but they have connections with the best tours and activities. Ask about a restaurant or anything else... they are available 24/7.

- Eric L, Los Suenos, Costa Rica