Costa Rica Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best Costa Rica travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in Costa Rica who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Randall Jiménez

(123 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in San José, Costa Rica
Randall specializes in: active trips, honeymoons, family trips, customized itineraries
Recent traveler reviews for Randall:
"Randall did an amazing job tailoring our week to meet our needs." - by Andrea, Mar 7, 2024 · see review
"I liked going back and forth with Randall about ideas and options." - by christy, Jan 26, 2024 · see review
"Randall planned a trip for me and my family with little notice during high season in Puerto Viejo and everything was fabulous." - by Judith, Jan 8, 2024 · see review

Olman Romero

(123 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in San Jose, Costa Rica
Olman specializes in: Adventure activities, hiking, ecological tours, marine activities
Recent traveler reviews for Olman:
"Olman did an outstanding job meeting our objectives for the itinerary." - by Frank, May 9, 2024 · see review
"Even then, all of the operators and hotels booked by Olman were extremely helpful and made every experience awesome." - by Patrick, May 6, 2024 · see review
"Thank you, Olman!" - by Kathy, Apr 26, 2024 · see review

Bryan Leon

(80 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Cartago, Costa Rica
Bryan specializes in: Family Trips, Adventure Tours, Naturalist Hiking, Cultural Tours, Birdwatching, Sport Fishing, and Surfing.
Recent traveler reviews for Bryan:
"Bryan, Nancy, and the Wilman team were in constant touch with me." - by Iqbal, May 17, 2024 · see review
"Bryan (and Nancy) did a fantastic job of recommending and organizing a range of hotels and activities for us over the two-week trip." - by Maya, May 15, 2024 · see review
"Bryan was most helpful." - by Virginie, Mar 10, 2024 · see review

Charlotte Törnqvist

(47 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Turrialba, Costa Rica
Charlotte specializes in: Tailor-made, fully personalized trip plans. Family vacations including children of all ages. Adventure travel. Nature vacations. Fully guided private premium trips. Honeymoons. Special interest groups. Senior trips, and 3-generation family vacations.
Recent traveler reviews for Charlotte:
"The pre-planning team of Fio, Charlotte and Nancy was fantastic and I greatly appreciated their responsiveness to our questions and requests." - by Scott, Dec 5, 2023 · see review
"Charlotte and the team were always responsive and answered all of my many questions prior to the trip." - by Jessica, Aug 27, 2023 · see review
"The people at KimKim (Fio, Nancy, and Charlotte) that put everything together, answered all of our questions, and helped us while we were there- they were just fantastic." - by Cosimo, Aug 26, 2023 · see review

Yuliana Valverde

(37 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in San José, Costa Rica
Yuliana specializes in: Nature Trips, Honeymoons, FamilyTravel, Adventure Tours
Recent traveler reviews for Yuliana:
"Yuliana was my local specialist in Costa Rica who worked on all the details of my itinerary until I was happy with it." - by Elise, Jun 23, 2023 · see review
"When I tried to determine where to go/what to do on my own I just got overwhelmed, but Yuliana put together an unforgettable trip." - by Debra, May 25, 2023 · see review
"Our trip planner, Yuliana, was extremely responsive, and recommended interesting excursions, and good lodging." - by Traci, Apr 8, 2023 · see review

Holden Ketchum

(17 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Cartago, Costa Rica
Holden specializes in: Family-friendly, LGBTQ-friendly, Senior Travel, Costa Rica Highlights, Wildlife, Nature Hikes
Recent traveler reviews for Holden:
"The trip was seamless from start to finish with Holden and Wilman’s help." - by Keely, Jun 10, 2024 · see review
"Holden was the local specialist from Serendipity Adventures who worked with us to come up with a high level itinerary and activities to do based on our interests, kids’ ages and his recommendations." - by Avantika, Jun 10, 2024 · see review
"I was a skeptic in the beginning, but Holden nailed it." - by Greg, May 20, 2024 · see review

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Trip Reviews for Costa Rica

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.8
Based on 842 ratings

Self-drive family vacation thru the jungles of North Central CR
Costa Rica | Jun 6 - Jun 14, 2024

Nicole
Nicole W.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2024
Self-driving was an excellent option for our family of 4 to see so much North Central Costa Rica had to offer.
Our family's favorite activity was Tubing the Rio Celeste. Our guides stayed with us to make it fun and safe. They stopped at great spots for swimming and rope swinging. This made it so magical for my kids.
A close second favorite was a cooking class at Maquenque Eco Lodge. We walked through their organic garden selecting our ingredients and then cooked with the chef. Andres was a...
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Self-driving was an excellent option for our family of 4 to see so much North Central Costa Rica had to offer.
Our family's favorite activity was Tubing the Rio Celeste. Our guides stayed with us to make it fun and safe. They stopped at great spots for swimming and rope swinging. This made it so magical for my kids.
A close second favorite was a cooking class at Maquenque Eco Lodge. We walked through their organic garden selecting our ingredients and then cooked with the chef. Andres was a fantastic guide in several of our activities there.
We wanted to see unique animals in nature and a great guide and eco lodge is necessary to achieve this. Our guide Andy at Forest Alive walked us through Monteverde preserve and pointed out amazing flora and fauna, the most exciting moment was watching the male and female Resplendent Quetzal return/leave the nest.
We had delicious food at all our eco lodges. I appreciated the locations that were selected for us because they matched our values and preferences perfectly.
Final Tip: self- drive is safe for families who will use a map app at all times, drive during daytime only, pay close attention to an ever-changing road system, and rent a 4x4 vehicle which is necessary in the mountains.

Hotel Reviews
Maquenque Ecolodge
Boca Tapada

An immersive jungle experience! The staff at Maquenque make an already impressive location become a top-rated experience. Staff are friendly, multilingual, and helpful. They organized a cooking class with a chef. This was our favorite activity here! My kids helped collect scallions, eggs, herbs, corn, cocao pods, and more to use in our meal. The chef and Andres guided us through making yuca mash, patacones, corn tortillas with scrambled eggs, and several recipes from the chocolate we made from grinding the seeds. It was all delicious and we have already made the yuca mash at home. A note: the treehouses are a fantastic experience but keep in mind your temperature inside is the same as outside. For us, the rain and high humidity kept all our clothes wet the whole time. It's a good place to bring quick dry clothes or use the laundry service if you stay a few days.

Authenticity & Character
Unique lodging, staff who truly know their individual crafts
Location
It is fantastic and so unique with the ferry to the island. However it is quite a hike from the airport that may deter some.
Staff
Andres was exceptional for activities. Henry was a fantastic waiter.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness was excellent. Beds were comfy. However a stronger fan would have been preferable in the treehouse due to hot temps that made us sweat all night. Also there was a plague of May beetles that dive bombed our food at the restaurant and tried to get into every nook and cranny of our treehouse to get to our light on. Thousands of beetles kept swarming the screen until lights were off.
Casitas Tenorio
Upala, Alajuela

The Casita has everything you can want and need: strong fan kept us comfortable, drying racks are so helpful to dry out wet clothes from rainforest activities, book of local menus and activities, and a great breakfast. Nana was so wonderful to accommodate allergy food needs. She is gluten-free herself and had an array of recipes options for pancakes day with homemade jam, juices, and honey. The trail on the property was also a nice family activity. We even had a sloth living in the tree in front of our Casita. So special!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy to access in Bijuagua
Staff
Nana was so kind and helpful for food allergy needs
Cleanliness & Comfort
The strong fans and drying racks were so appreciated and I hadn't thought that would be important until everything was soaked from rainforest activities
Los Pinos - Cabañas & Jardines
Monteverde Costa Rica

We loved this Casita! It had everything we needed for our family of 4 to stay and cook. The kitchen allowed us to visit a supermercado and cook our own meals. My kids loved having their own rooms and bathrooms after several days of being in the same car and room at other lodging. The property has a nice set of trails and a little playground for kids. It is located close to everything you want in Monteverde. The staff was helpful when we locked ourselves out of our room (twice!).

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Everything is close by
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Poas Volcano Lodge
Vara Blanca

This is a hidden gem! The hotel is fancy and sparkling clean. The food is delicious and staff is wonderful. There is a game room which is great for families to have down time outside of the room if weather is wet and cold outside. I hear the view is amazing but we had fog and rain that prevented a view. The space heaters in the room helped us dry our boots. The fireplaces in the library and restaurant kept us warm. My husband and I hope to return.

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Local specialist: Bryan Leon
Bryan
Bryan Leon
Local specialist in Cartago, Costa Rica | Replied on Jun 17, 2024

Hola Nicole!

Thank you for the wonderful review!

We're thrilled to hear that self-driving allowed your family to explore so much of Costa Rica. It sounds like you had amazing experiences tubing the Rio Celeste, cooking at Maquenque Eco Lodge, and exploring Monteverde.

We're glad the eco lodges matched your preferences and that you enjoyed the delicious food. Your tips for a safe trip are very helpful. Thank you again for sharing your experience!

Have a great day!
Bryan Leon,
Serendipity Adventures 🦀

Solo traveler to Costa Rica
Costa Rica | May 29 - Jun 5, 2024

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Jana F.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024
Working with Pricila to plan was Costa Rica trip was an amazing experience. As a solo traveler, you don't always know where to start. Pricila helped me tailor every point of my trip to fit my budget, experience, physical limitations, and safety requirements. She took the time to research and recommend several options for me to create a perfect itinerary. The first half of my trip was spent near Arenal/La Fortuna where I enjoyed zip lining, hiking, and horse back riding. I was also... Read more

Working with Pricila to plan was Costa Rica trip was an amazing experience. As a solo traveler, you don't always know where to start. Pricila helped me tailor every point of my trip to fit my budget, experience, physical limitations, and safety requirements. She took the time to research and recommend several options for me to create a perfect itinerary.

The first half of my trip was spent near Arenal/La Fortuna where I enjoyed zip lining, hiking, and horse back riding. I was also able to explore the area and added an evening cooking with a local family and discovered a very cool butterfly conservatory.

I then traveled to Manuel Antonio to enjoy the coast and kayak in the mangroves. Pricila helped ensure I knew how to access the national park to get to the best beaches and found accommodations within walking distance!

All of the tours ans excursions she arranged for me were with reliable, timely and safe guides all of whom took excellent care to ensure I had the best experience possible.

Accommodations in both locations were beautiful and clean with excellent amenities and pools! Pricila remained in touch to ensure I was safe and well taken care of - almost as though she knew me personally and I was a friend. Her attention to detail and thoughtful planning made the trip feel luxurious and expensive even though I remained well within budget.

In summary, my experience with both KimKim.com and Pricila were top of the line and more than valuable for the cost. I wish I could work with Pricila to plan every trip!

Hotel Reviews
Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa
La Fortuna

Beautiful space, attentive staff and wonderful hot springs!

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Hotel Playa Espadilla
Manuel Antonio

Great location and staff! Spacious rooms, walking distance to Manuel Antonio park and several restaurants and stores.

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Local specialist: Priscila Mata
Priscila
Priscila Mata
Local specialist in Costa Rica | Replied on Jun 14, 2024

Hola Jana,
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We truly appreciate your feedback as it motivates us to keep providing excellent service to our customers.
I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica and that you also cherished your activities, which are now wonderful memories! It was a pleasure working with you; your kindness added a special touch to designing this trip.

Best regards and Pura Vida
Priscila

Perfect, Seamless Vacation in Costa Rica with Two Young Girls
Costa Rica | May 31 - Jun 8, 2024

Keely
Keely G.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024
The trip was seamless from start to finish with Holden and Wilman’s help. They did a great job listening to my needs traveling as a mom with two little girls and each of our accommodations were outstanding, as were those of any local sights / restaurants to visit. Our tours were exceptional - Mariano was a great guide and very personable. We truly enjoyed the time with him tremendously as well as the pace he set for us, even stopping additionally for ice cream, lunch etc. Alex was also... Read more

The trip was seamless from start to finish with Holden and Wilman’s help. They did a great job listening to my needs traveling as a mom with two little girls and each of our accommodations were outstanding, as were those of any local sights / restaurants to visit. Our tours were exceptional - Mariano was a great guide and very personable. We truly enjoyed the time with him tremendously as well as the pace he set for us, even stopping additionally for ice cream, lunch etc. Alex was also helpful and our guides in Manuel Antonio were fabulous helping us see the wildlife and taking exceptional photos / videos to take with us! Additionally each transfer/driver was punctual and got us to our destination on time.

Hotel Reviews
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs
Fortuna

Wonderful facility. Staff was warm and welcoming and went out of their way to help us - a staff member even stopped us one morning to show us an injured hummingbird! We enjoyed the low key nature of the resort and lounging in the hot springs each evening before bed.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great location for tours - only drawback is not within walking distance to offsite restaurants.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Some bug issues but worked them out :) It is Costa Rica after all!
La Mariposa Hotel
Manuel Antonio

Beautiful facility and great location, but the service was sometimes lacking.

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully renovated, incorporating lots of local feel.
Location
Beautiful views, walking distance to beaches, restaurants and markets.
Staff
Mixed experience. The evening restaurant service was amazing, and certain attendants at pool/bar were great. Front desk service was cold and transactional; we also struggled to get the attention of wait staff to order lunch at pool or at bar.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Was beautiful! Would be helpful to have a couple more patio chairs so that a family of more than 2 can sit at once to enjoy the patio. Also needed a few more drawers/hangers.
Activity Reviews
Arenal Mundo Aventura Ride- Zipline + Horseback Ride
Arenal Mundo Aventura Ride- Zipline + Horseback Ride
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Nature Walk in Danaus Eco-Center
Guided Nature Walk in Danaus Eco-Center
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Catamaran Planet Dolphin
Catamaran Planet Dolphin
Costa Rica
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges
Guided Hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Private Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Private Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Costa Rica
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Hike in Arenal Volcano Park 1968
Guided Hike in Arenal Volcano Park 1968
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Holden Ketchum
Holden
Holden Ketchum
Local specialist in Cartago, Costa Rica | Replied on Jun 10, 2024

Thank you Keely for your kind words for all of the people who participated in making your trip a great adventure! I'm glad that the tours and activities we chose for you and your young daughters were exceptional and met your expectations! I know your trip was a long time in the making and I'm very happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful timecreating memories in Costa Rica!
Thank you
Holden Ketchum
Serendipity Adventures

Amazing Costa Rica Trip - thanks to kimkim and Serendipty Adventures!
Costa Rica | May 30 - Jun 7, 2024

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Avantika S.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jun 09, 2024
We used kimkim to book a trip to Costa Rica (on a recommendation from a neighbor) and from the start to finish, it has been a wonderful experience! Holden was the local specialist from Serendipity Adventures who worked with us to come up with a high level itinerary and activities to do based on our interests, kids’ ages and his recommendations. I appreciate how flexible he was to make changes and adjust the itinerary/exercises when we changed our mind :) He was always around to answer any... Read more

We used kimkim to book a trip to Costa Rica (on a recommendation from a neighbor) and from the start to finish, it has been a wonderful experience! Holden was the local specialist from Serendipity Adventures who worked with us to come up with a high level itinerary and activities to do based on our interests, kids’ ages and his recommendations. I appreciate how flexible he was to make changes and adjust the itinerary/exercises when we changed our mind :) He was always around to answer any questions/concerns around the trip (for example: self drive vs. using private pickup/drop-offs), giving us all the options and impacts on time, cost, etc. Once we had confirmed the itinerary and the place tickets and made the payments, we were introduced to the Operations team of Wilman and Nancy from Serendipity Adventures. I was really impressed on how they were always accessible and available to answer questions, to give us gentle reminders, offer preparation tips and be the go-to support for the trip.

Our trip started with a hiccup when our flights had to be changed the day-of travel but just letting Wilman know the new flight details was all it took to ensure that our arrival in Costa Rica was smooth, without any more bumps. He and his team also helped to work with one of the hotels when we had some room issues and made the whole situation so smooth and less stressful. Wilman used to check in often to ensure that things were on track, communicate if a pick up was running late, gave reminders about upcoming activities or to request early breakfast! Really thankful to him and his team!

The hike guides (Mariano, Alex, Andres) and car drivers (Mariano, Alex) - were just great and really fun to talk with! We learned so much about the new country, its ways, the food and the amazing biodiversity with each of these individuals who enriched our experience, and ensured that we were safe, comfortable and had fun! All the activities that were organized with Holden’s help - the zip-lining, forest night tours, kayaking were great and thankfully the weather cooperated all along!

Thanks so much kimkim and Serendipity Adventures for this wonderful trip! Pura vida!

Hotel Reviews
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs
Fortuna
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Monteverde
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Costa Verde
Manuel Antonio
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The bathroom of our room looked like in need of an upgrade because of a broken toilet.
Activity Reviews
Guided Hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges
Guided Hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Big Arenal Mundo Aventura Zipline + Tractor
Big Arenal Mundo Aventura Zipline + Tractor
Arenal/La Fortuna
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Rio Celeste & Tenorio Volcano Private Hike
Rio Celeste & Tenorio Volcano Private Hike
Bijagua / Rio Celeste
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Manuel Antonio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Introduction to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
Introduction to La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica
Sukia Nighttime Nature Walk
Sukia Nighttime Nature Walk
Manuel Antonio
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Monteverde Cloud Forest Guided Hike
Monteverde Cloud Forest Guided Hike
Monteverde
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling
Ocean Kayaking & Snorkeling
Manuel Antonio
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Holden Ketchum
Holden
Holden Ketchum
Local specialist in Cartago, Costa Rica | Replied on Jun 10, 2024
Hello Avantika, please give our thanks to the neighbor who recommended us. I'm excited to hear that your trip was a great success and that the diligent work of our team at Serendipity Adventures created an amazing adventure for you and your family in Costa Rica. I'm glad to hear that our Operations Team was able to help you every step of the way to make sure everything was fluid and seamless as we met not only your expectations but even our own standards of excellence. It's good to hear... Read more

Hello Avantika, please give our thanks to the neighbor who recommended us. I'm excited to hear that your trip was a great success and that the diligent work of our team at Serendipity Adventures created an amazing adventure for you and your family in Costa Rica. I'm glad to hear that our Operations Team was able to help you every step of the way to make sure everything was fluid and seamless as we met not only your expectations but even our own standards of excellence.

It's good to hear that our guides provided you with excellent tours including safety, conversation, and information about every location you visited. I hope you return to California with wonderful family memories or your trip to Costa Rica!

Thank you
Holden Ketchum
Serendipity Adventures

We had an amazing Costa Rica adventure! Our K...
Costa Rica | May 26 - Jun 1, 2024

Whitney
Whitney Y.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2024

We had an amazing Costa Rica adventure! Our KimKim specialist, Gustavo, listened to our (very long!) dream list of activities and patiently worked with me over several weeks to fine tune and work out the details. Each activity was perfect - from the arranged transportation, length of excursion, tour guide (each of them were AMAZING), and what we saw or experienced - and I would not have changed a single thing. We will definitely be working with KimKim again!

Local specialist: Gustavo Camperos
Gustavo
Gustavo Camperos
Local specialist in Costa Rica | Replied on Jun 11, 2024

Hello Whitney!

I hope you're now resting well at home after your Costa Rican Adventures :)

It was a pleasure to integrate your wishes into your itinerary. It's one of the most satisfactory things to be able to see how itineraries come to life in these beautiful adventures that allow you to experience Costa Rica.

I wish you even more adventures in your future :)