Unlike many of the
trips planned by Costa Rica Golf Adventures, the experience
we were after did not revolve around golf but instead the
Costa Rican culture and seeing as many of the wonderful
things that Costa Rica has to offer. Landy went above and
planned a trip that surpassed all of our
expectations, entirely catered around our interests and
more. Landy Blank is an expert when it comes to traveling in
Costa Rica - he managed to get us around the entire country
in a week, while making sure we had the perfect amount of
time to thoroughly enjoy each stop along the way. He knew
exactly how to get us the best bang for our buck, and we
were provided with nothing but the best service everywhere
he sent us. It was a once in a lifetime experience filled
with so many memories that when asked about the trip we
can’t find the words to sum it up other than “incredible,”
and it truly was.
Davis E. McNair,
Staff Civil Engineer
Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: Final Thoughts
Just wanted to say thank you. Even though we had a few problems, you did
a great job for us. Everything was planned and almost all
went according to schedule.
It was a pleasure meeting you, and I will tell anybody I hear traveling
to Costa Rica for golf to use your services. And thanks for
our welcome package. (Great Marketing)
Subject: Loved The
Arnold Palmer Course
From: Josie K.
thanks SO much for everything! We are at Hilton and ready
for our big trip tomorrow, we loved Arnold Palmers course,
it's in magnificent condition, we had a fabulous time. Des
will be in touch when we get home ( on his computer) but
really we have had a fabulous time in Costa Rica
Regards Josie & Des
Subject: Loved the 4 seasons
From: Josie K.
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6:43 PM
To: Landy Blank <email@example.com>
Hi Landy, thanks SO much for everything!
We are at Hilton and ready for our big trip tomorrow, we
loved Arnold Palmers course, it's in magnificent condition,
we had a fabulous time. Des will be in touch when we get
home ( on his computer) but really we have had a fabulous
time in Costa Rica
Regards Josie & Des
From: nicolas Sewards <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 8:08 PM
Subject: Thank you
Sorry for having taken so long to thank you for a super golf experience
in Costa Rica. Everything was planned and executed with
amazing professionalism. We did, however, have one slight
little inconvenience with the golfing days, in it was
related to our scores. Such great golf courses deserve much
Just kidding. Thanks again for your personal attention and hope to meet
you in the short future.
Regards to your
From: Tom Conlin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:26 PM
To: Landy Blank Costa
Subject: RE: Update
Kath and I arrived back in the US last night after a terrific trip to
Costa Rica. Everything went well, and everyone was expecting
us just right. Drivers were very pleasant, though only a
couple spoke much English. It was very nice not to have to
The Springs was amazing. What a gorgeous facility. Everywhere we went the
staff were friendly and helpful.
Enjoyed the golf, too. Only a few sprinkles of rain, and that was at
Cariari, and presented no problems--did not last even 2
holes. Pretty darn hot to play golf in Guanacaste, but the
golf courses were very nice and we could find breezes as
needed. Tamarindo was also fun, as was the catamaran sailing
adventure. And the Four Seasons golf course was beyond
beautiful. Very nice golf course. They had just punched the
greens, and they were letting them grow, so they were slow.
But what views!
I wanted to say thank you for all your arrangements. Also thank you for
your gift bag with all the goodies from Costa Rica Golf
Adventures. We were grateful for all of it. The trip was a
very nice way to celebrate our 30 years together. I am sure
we will return to Costa Rica sometime soon.
Best regards, and Pura Vida.
Tom and Kathe.
Thomas J. Conlin
Minneapolis, MN 55426
From: Alonzo Strange, Jr. [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:52 AM
To: Landy Blank
Subject: Re: Costa Rica Vacation
Sorry for the delayed response. Rollercoaster of family deaths and
illness on both sides have taken a lot of time away from us.
First, I want to thank you for both of us for all that you and Susan did
to make our five weeks visit to Costa Rica enjoyable, safe
and filled with memories. You and your organization are
I have already referred you to several people who will, hopefully, say
they heard about you from us.
The Rio Tropicales whitewater rafting trip down the Pacuare River was a
definite highlight of our vacation. Travel to/from the
river, was safe and adventurous. Descending a mountain road
in the rain by tractor driven wagon was quite an experience.
Our guides were informative, welcoming, helpful, calming and
good cooks. Beside the fact that they trained us and guided
us safely down class1-4 rapids of one of the top five rated
white water rafting rivers in the world. it was an exciting,
wild, fun filled, awesome views of the rain forest trip down
Our only suggestion is to ensure that one brings a dry towel for use at
the nature center at the end of the trip. Food at the nature
center was splendid, Also, our overnight stay at the nature
lodge was very comfortable and somewhat revealing of what
life may be like for the aboriginal people living in the
We highly recommend this rafting trip and the Rio Tropicales
organization. Another note, our valuable were well secured
and kept dry by the guides.
You have our permission to use the above comments in your business
Alonzo and Janice
From: Margaret Kinney
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:32 PM
To: 'Susan C. Blank'
Subject: Thank you
Landy, this is a very belated thank you for the wonderful trip you
organized for us in Coast Rica. Both hotels were great. We
enjoyed the fact that they were not Americanized. The
drivers were great. The meal suggestion were perfect. (We
celebrated our anniversary two times – both places you
suggested). I know you mentioned that the chocolate tour was
a new one for you. I think anyone would love that and the
lunch there was fantastic. From the time we met you at the
hotel for drinks till we departed it was all awesome. We
have some great pictures and memories.
We can’t say enough good about you. We did pass on your info to a few
other people. If anyone ever wants a recommendation don’t
hesitate to let them get in touch with us.
Margaret and Ed Kinney, Indian Trail, NC
From: Fred Gumbinner
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:09 PM
To: Landy Blank; 'Annie Ballantine'
Cc: 'Susan Blank'
Subject: Re: visit
Costa Rica Golf Adventures was over the top Fantastic in helping us plan
our Golf Trip AND Vacation to Costa Rica.
Landy Blank and his wife, Susan, researched, set up and coordinated
almost everything for us. Plus, they saved us money! They
arranged transportation, T Times, hotels, excursions, etc.
And they used their discounts at several of the golf courses
and hotels to pass on savings to us.
They were extremely responsive and communicative. We always knew what was
happening and what to expect. They saved us from various
pitfalls that travelers to unknown countries may fall prey
(like the mandatory insurance cost on a rental cost being
more than the rental cost of the car!).
They acted much more like friends trying to arrange the best experience
for us - as opposed to an impersonal broker or an agent.
They spent a lot of time tailoring our activities and
coordinating our schedule to our unique travel desires -
even arranging mid-trip changes to our itinerary. On top of
all that, they provided above and beyond personal service
for us - dining with us, transporting us, providing us a
goodie bag, and most significantly taking care of my
significant other who had a sudden medical issue, etc. etc.
AAAAAA++++++++++ Best golf or travel
agent experience I have had in my life!
Not only would I recommend them to anyone, I would say that if you are
interested in having any component of your trip to Costa
Rica involve golf, you would be crazy not to contact Landy.
In fact, as Landy handles other excursions in Costa Rica, so
I would contact him for any travel I was doing in Costa
Fred Gumbinner & Annie Ballantine
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(I submitted this to Trip Advisor and quite frankly did a
review of Tee Times Costa Rica – obviously a very Negative
review based on our experience with them.)
Fred and I can't thank
you enough for all you did to make our Costa Rica golf trip
a truly amazing adventure. The hotels you chose were just
what we had asked for... clean, well located, great service
and nice amenities, without the big price tag of the big
resorts. The transfers you arranged were always on time and
the drivers were friendly and very helpful, and we really
enjoyed the tours you set up on our days off from golf.
The golf, of course, was awesome! What a treat it was to
play with monkeys, scarlet macaws and even a toucan for an
audience! We especially enjoyed the views from the course at
The Four Seasons, as well as the wildlife and layout of La
But most of all, we really appreciated the incredible personal service we
received from you! More than feeling like valued customers,
we felt cared for like friends. You and Susan are very
special people, and we could not have been happier that we
had you taking care of our trip!
Annie Ballantine & Fred
From: Matt G.,
somewhat skeptical of putting our trip (and safety) in the
hands of someone I had only spoken to on the phone;
literally, I could not have planned a better vacation for
myself if I tried and even in retrospect we would not have
changed anything about the trip....."
, Phoenix, AZ ( For more testimonials
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From: Angel and Robert
"Landy - this has been the
most fantastic week! The catamaran your and crew were
awesome, the golf course here is fabulous and I've been
making friends with the macaw and the toucan! I have
fabulous photos!! Fireworks twice this week at the resort.
Lovely day at Manuel Antonio and stopped at Le Avian ;)
But the ATV tour wins!! Freaking fantastic!! We were tired, filthy and
happy when we got back from that!!
Planning a 8:30 am departure to head to Cariari CC in the
morning. We found out about no street signs trying to get
out of San Jose last week - so we have a buffer for
Looking forward to seeing you!"
Angel and Robert ( For more testimonials
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