We contacted Woodbridge International for our five year anniversary celebration in Costa Rica and they put a package together that was nothing short of fantastic. From the time we arrived the trip was so well organized from the transfers to our destinations and to the excursions we did.
The La Mansion Inn was incredible and provided an awesome central spot to tour the country! We will be using Woodbridge Int. for all our South and Central America travel and would highly recommend them to others!
Sandra C. – Travel Agent
In a world filled with so many choices how do you stay loyal to a company that you have worked with in the past? Very simple be glad you and your clients are being taken excellent care of. I have had the privilege of working with Michael Woodbridge (Woodbridge International) for over 16 years.
In that time he has assisted in putting together very creative journeys for clients of every type. The turnaround time form a brief phone consultation to an “in writing quote” that is sent by email with descriptions and pictures is always done quickly and professionally. We had several occasions where clients needed local assistance and he always has the right local contacts and ability to help.
A client in Chile was there when an severe earthquake happened and shut down regular air service. He was able to within a 48 hour period of time get them to a smaller unannounced flight and out of the county on to the rest of their South American Vacation. This of course makes me look like a hero to the client. With this type of customer service to me, the agent, and to the client, I have no need to shop around. My Central and South America travel will go to Woodbridge International.
Katy K. – Master Travel Planner
I have been loyally working with Michael Woodbridge for over 20 years now!
He is my “go to” guy and first call for all my Central and South American clients as he is the BEST!
He has a wealth of knowledge and creates unique and interesting itineraries for every client type and budget.
I would highly recommend working with Woodbridge International. They are fast, efficient, provide nice documents and give excellent service.
Denise B. – Travel Agent
I have had several clients travel on itineraries to Costa Rica beautifully prepared by Michael Woodbridge. He really knows the country inside and out and makes the correct choices for the clients depending on their interests and budgets.
I highly recommend this true professional.
Ann L. – Luxury Travel Consultant
The honeymoon was amazing!!! We loved everything about it. The Peace Lodge was wonderful; the room was crazy awesome. A little wet and cool this time of year but all the animals and the people we’re so awesome. The La Paz waterfall was beautiful and we ended up singing up for the day trip to horseback ride and white water raft trip which was so much.
All of our drivers were really great and always on time which was nice. The Royal Corin was so amazing as well; the room was stunning and the pools there were awesome. We ended up barely leaving the hotel during the day because we loved it there so much. We took taxis into La Fortuna every night to eat at some local restaurants which were all amazing. Their happy hour at the hotel every night was awesome; two for one beers and cocktails and they provided some light snacks. We took advantage of their two for one special at the spa and each got a mud wrap and deep tissue message; totally relaxing! They were so sweet there; they brought us some wine and an appetizer when we first checked in, some champagne at the spa and a little dessert our last night! Totally over the top.
The Harmony hotel was probably our favorite. We were a little skeptical with the drive in, haha but the roads are obviously deceiving down there. The staff was more than accommodating with us. Kyle got a surf board at the shop next to the hotel and we made Casa Tucan our second home. The food and drinks there were so amazing. We made sure to get up everyone for the outstanding breakfast at the hotel. Everything was so good!
Thank you so much for an amazing honeymoon that will never be forgotten!
Liz & Kyle – California
Woodbridge International created an amazing trip for my father and me. The level of service was incredible. A representative was always available and handled situations that presented themselves beautifully. The suggested hotels and tours were exactly what we envisioned and more. We were able to see the best of both countries first class all the way.
I would suggest Woodbridge International to anyone traveling to Central America. The company is knowledgeable, responsive and provides five star service. Thank you for a fantastic vacation.
Gary Bliss, California
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I had a fabulous trip. Your choice in hotels in Arenal and Monteverde were perfect!
We had clear skies and lava flows both nights we were in Arenal. The Sarapiqui River was great – we were a bit lucky that it had been raining for 2 weeks straight before we arrived so the river could get higher and faster. It was a Class III +.
The ride to Monteverde was a bit bumpy – but well worth the ride. We had perfect weather to do the Sky Trek and the Sky Walk. We were able to get some great pictures while we were zipping away on the cable lines.
The Paradisus Playa Conchal is awesome. They have so many things to offer and the service is great. The rooms are VERY nice – we took some pictures of it for our future “vacation home”.
Anyway, I wanted to say thank you. You did a fabulous job – the directions were great, the tour operator there was great too, and the car rental company was very nice to deal with – no pressure at all.
We had an experience of a lifetime – It is probably the best trip we have taken so far. It will not be the last time we go there.
Thanks again – and rest assured I will be calling you again the next time I go or send any of my clients to Costa Rica.
I just wanted to thank you for planning such a wonderful travel package for me. It really exceeded my expectations! Beautiful scenery and such spiritual places. I also added a hike to Pocaya Volcano and did two scuba dives on Ambergris Caye. The places were cultural pertinent and scenic and I could tell the details that you put in place. If I ever travel to Central America or South America, I’ll consider using you again! Thanks again!
The trip was truly amazing! We loved every stop and cannot wait to go back to Costa Rica sometime soon!
Here is detailed feedback on every stop:
San Jose: The Alta Hotel was beautiful with amazing views of the valley. We did not arrive until after midnight and had to leave at 8am – so it was a quick stop.
Drake Bay: La Paloma was such a treat and a highlight of our trip! We had a terrific room with hammock and beautiful view of the bay. We had rain quite a bit here.but it was not a problem. We went, on the first full day, scuba diving which was pretty good. The water was murky so the visibility was pretty poor. We did see sharks and an eel, and I was happy! The downfall of this (and a suggestion to other guests) would be that it rained during lunch and afterwards. Because they did not offer anything other than a wrap as a towel, we were pretty wet all day. It would have been nice if they offered some sort of plastic to sit on the beach and read so that we did not have to get our already wet wrap sandy. Our trip the next day to the Corcovado National Park was truly amazing! The weather was beautiful and we saw all kinds of species!
El Parador: This hotel was very nice…
Villa Caletas: I think this may be one of my favorite hotels ever! It was so charming in every way! We were very happy spending our last days here. We spent quite a bit of time at the beach and absolutely loved it! We had lunch brought down and all the cocktails we could manage. It was perfect! The villa room was also ideal.
Many thanks for all of the help! We have forwarded our itinerary to 10 people so far and have insisted that they work with you for arranging the details. Having a car transfer us everywhere was such a smart decision.
We are back from costa Rica…It was amazing!!!! Everything that you set up went like clockwork and for that we are very appreciative. Playa Conchal is the most fabulous place to spend time…we are going back in May so let me know when we need to start making plans! Thank you for everything! You made the trip perfect!! Keep in touch.
Louise & Lanny, California
Michael, all the arrangements you made for our trip to Costa Rica and Panama worked out perfectly. The contacts in each country were very helpful (especially in San Jose, Costa Rica, where we had to make a change in plans) and all transportation was not only on time, but the drivers added a great deal to the enjoyment of the trip. The trip was incredible and we know that your assistance, knowledge and planning made it so.
Doug & Becky, California
Dear Gail & Michael,
Thanks for arranging a perfectly lovely adventure for us.
We loved Monteverde and Tortugero especially. Everything went according to plan, except Arenal which happened to be mostly covered in clouds.
Ruth, John, Karen, & Robin, California
What an absolutely wonderful trip! The Parador was spectacular, the weather was great, and so were the people, activities, monkeys (my favorite), etc! Everything was perfectly planned and all of the drivers were on time – we were quite impressed!
Thanks for planning such a great Honeymoon – “Luna de miel” – for us!
We will be sure to pass your name along to anyone we know going to Costa Rica!
Casey & Andre, San Francisco
Sorry it took so long, but Rich and I wanted to say thank you for everything. We had a great time in Costa Rica and we owe it to you. You did an amazing job. The drivers were wonderful and the hotels/hotel rooms were fabulous. I’m not sure if you knew, but we actually left our camera in one of the tourismo vans and the driver brought it back to us the next morning. You have a great staff.
We were also pleased with the canopy tour (which was way better than the one we did in Maui), and the river rafting was awesome. We have been raving about you and referring you to all of our friends.
YOU ROCK! When we travel to Central or South America again, we’ll give you a call.
Once again, our sincerest thanks,
Rich and Ann Marie, California
Thank you for planning such a great trip for us. We had such an amazing time! The first hotel we were at was absolutely gorgeous and the view of the volcano from each of our rooms was spectacular! I’m very glad that you strongly recommended us to go to Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side because it was the cutest little beach town! We were all pretty amazed as to how good the food in Costa Rica was. I personally thought that non Costa Rican food wouldn’t be that great out there but I was very much wrong.
It’s pretty funny to think back to the very beginning of the trip and how scared/frightened everyone was for the different adventures, especially the white water rafting. Ironically, at the end of the trip I think everyone agreed that the white water rafting was by far the most fun and thrilling. All the companies that we were booked with for the tours were so great and friendly. The views when we were zip lining were breathtaking and the rappelling was incredible too! We were constantly saying how grateful we were of you for booking us on these tours because these were things that we would never have booked to do for ourselves and that we were so glad that we did. We also had the greatest private transport drivers. They were so excited to show and teach us new things about Costa Rica. They took us to their favorite local little restaurants and we had the best food. They even would stop to show us thing like toucans and sloths–so neat!
Sad to say we are back to reality and wish we were all still in Costa Rica. But we really just wanted to thank you for an incredibly planned trip and coordinating all the details with everyone! I’m sure we will be planning another trip either next year or the year after, and if we do you can bet we will be calling you.
I just have to tell you how amazing our trip to Costa Rica was! Everything worked out perfectly! The transfers were all extremely reliable and the tours were great. The accommodations were extremely nice. As for the country, it was so beautiful and the people just amazed me with how happy and kind they were! Thank you for such a wonderful trip. I want to plan to go back with the whole family next year!