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

(82 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:
"Working with Randall on our itinerary and all other planning details was very easy, straight-forward, informative and FUN." - by david, Jun 30, 2022 · see review
"I’m usually very sceptical about booking vacation packages, but i have to say that i was really impressed with Randall and his service!" - by Audric, May 14, 2022 · see review
"Randall knows the country very well and the best things for tourists to visit." - by Joanna, May 4, 2022 · see review

Olman Romero

(59 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:
"So we reached out with some ideas and we were paired with Olman, one of the local specialists for Costa Rica." - by Stephen, Jul 1, 2022 · see review
"However, I was a little disappointed not to have gotten to meet Olman in person." - by Joann, Jun 9, 2022 · see review
"From the beginning, Olman listened to our wishes for the trip and worked hard to make our experience a memorable one." - by chari, May 29, 2022 · see review

Adriana Prado

(42 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in San Jose, Costa Rica
Adriana specializes in: Photography, Bird Watching, Timberline hiking, Off the Beaten Path Adventures
Recent traveler reviews for Adriana:
"Adriana helped with the planning and produced options that would be fun for kids of different ages, also while making sure that we had time to relax as a family." - by Rizwan, Apr 5, 2022 · see review
"Also, Adriana was the perfect specialist for our first experience with Kimkim." - by Frederico, Apr 3, 2022 · see review
"Adriana was there for my family whenever we needed advise or a change in our schedule." - by Joanna, Feb 21, 2022 · see review

Diego Rivera

(21 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Cartago, Costa Rica
Diego specializes in: family vacations, honeymoon, couple trips, adventure, ecotourism, nature expeditions, cultural experiences, groups, incentive, meetings
Recent traveler reviews for Diego:
"We had a fantastic time in Costa Rica thanks to Diego." - by Eli, May 10, 2022 · see review
"Diego did such an incredible job planning the girls’ trip to Costa Rica my best friend and I went on earlier this month." - by Suzanne, Apr 22, 2022 · see review
"Diego truly did an *incredible* job planning our trip." - by Frances, Apr 18, 2022 · see review

Charlotte Törnqvist

(12 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:
"Charlotte did a fantastic job of taking our wish list and making it come true." - by Michelle, Jun 14, 2022 · see review
"Charlotte booked Los Lagos at Arenal for our first two nights and it was so nice." - by Stephanie, May 14, 2022 · see review
"Charlotte was awesome, she created an itinerary which met our needs with a 7 yr old kid and we were yet able to cover a lot of activities including a dinner with a local Costa Rican family, which was the highlight of the trip!" - by Urvin, Apr 19, 2022 · see review

Alberto Molina

(11 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Alberto specializes in: Adventure, Nature, Culture, Biking, Honeymoon
Recent traveler reviews for Alberto:
"Alberto was very quick to answer all my questions and make the small changes we where asking for." - by Angelica, May 6, 2022 · see review
"Alberto arranged an incredible holiday for us." - by Gill, Apr 3, 2022 · see review
"My husband and I had the privilege of spending three weeks in Costa Rica and Alberto and the Kim Kim team made this trip a complete dream come true!" - by Kelsey, Jan 19, 2022 · see review

Christopher Murillo

(4 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Christopher specializes in: Cycling, Mountain Biking, Whitewater rafting, Treking, Hiking, Multiday, Multiactivity, Bikepacking
Positive experiences and memories that you will never forget are about the only things we take away! Traveling gives us the chance to discover this. I've lead trips in Costa Rica and some other countries, for more than 10 years. I know first hand what people are looking for and what makes the... read more

Alexander Paulini

(4 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in San José, Costa Rica
Alexander specializes in: Photography, Off the Beaten Path Adventures, Honeymoons, Sustainable tourism,
Recent traveler reviews for Alexander:
"We can't thank Alexander enough for planning an amazing vacation for our family!" - by Jeanette, Apr 8, 2021 · see review
"Alexander was amazing to work with and his expertise for Costa Rica was top notch." - by Lindsey, Apr 1, 2021 · see review
"Alexander (Alex) from Amazilla Travel responded within 24 hours." - by Matthew, Jan 15, 2021 · see review

Francisco Herrera

(4 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Heredia, Costa Rica
Francisco specializes in: Customized honeymoons, Family, Romantic, Groups, luxury and special interest adventures for the most discerning high end travelers.
I am Costa Rican born and raised in Barva, the oldest settlement of the Central Valley. I was a Foreign High School Exchange Student to the State of Oregon before earning my degree in Business Administration. My brother Alex and I have served in the young Costa Rican Inbound Travel Industry... read more

Rosa Calderon

(2 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Rosa specializes in: Cycling, mountain biking, treking, white water rafting, multi day, multi activity, honeymoon, active trips, family trips.
I am from the coffee-producing town of Santa Maria, high in the mountains of the central mountain range of Costa Rica. I grew up here thinking that there was nothing beyond the endless rows of coffee plants until, at a young age, I went on a family trip to the beach. It was such an eye-opening... read more

Bryan Leon

(1 review)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Cartago, Costa Rica
Bryan specializes in: Birdwatching, naturalist hiking, cultural activities, family trips, adventure tours, rural tours, photography, sport fishing and surfing.
I was born in one of the coffee plantation areas located right in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. My parents are from the countryside, they guided me about how to enjoy nature. I studied eco-tourism management and I am also a certified tour guide. I am already traveled all over my country... read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Limon, Costa Rica
Sergio specializes in: Family trips, Culture/Heritage, Adventure, Off-the-beaten Path, Photography, Eco-Tours, Surfing
I studied Eco-Tourism Management and I know most of my country’s natural treasures, cultural spots, and off-the-beaten-track attractions. I am convinced that travel can change lives for the better and that is why I bring my insights and passion for my country to our travel plans. I was born... read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Barva, Heredia, Costa Rica
Alex specializes in: Customized Unique Family Adventures, Truly Special Honeymoon and Romance Adventures, Tailored Eco-Adventures involving unique places and accommodations as well as exotic Flora and Fauna, Birding Adventures, the current truly best guides and outfitters in Costa Rica.
To make a long story short, I truly believe that: "A trip to Costa Rica is a gift you give to yourself at the same time that you are helping to preserve nature and social peace" -Alex Herrera, March 2003. Here is my short video on me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcc-VwdSJbU read more

Trip Reviews for Costa Rica

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
4.9
(341 reviews)
Carol

Brittany and the Kim Kim team were terrific!... · Costa Rica - Jun 24 - Jul 1, 2022

Traveler: Carol K. - Local specialist: Brittany McNamara

Brittany and the Kim Kim team were terrific!

Our 8 day itinerary was wonderful. The process was seamless; each hotel was prepared for our arrival and all of our drivers were on time! It was so nice to not have to worry about getting from one place to another and we could sit back and relax during our travels to each of our locations.

I will highly recommend your service to friends and family.

Special thank you to Brittany who helped move up our final pick up time. The local news... read more

Brittany and the Kim Kim team were terrific!

Our 8 day itinerary was wonderful. The process was seamless; each hotel was prepared for our arrival and all of our drivers were on time! It was so nice to not have to worry about getting from one place to another and we could sit back and relax during our travels to each of our locations.

I will highly recommend your service to friends and family.

Special thank you to Brittany who helped move up our final pick up time. The local news was reporting an incoming storm and we wanted to get closer to the airport to avoid any travel delays due to heavy rains.

Pura Vida!
Carol

Hotel Reviews

Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs

Fortuna

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Beautiful grounds! Loved the hot springs!

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Lush tropical environment!

El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde

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Top of the world location, views were breathtaking. Restaurant food was excellent. My only note would be to mention in your site that there are no elevators. We had to carry bags up three flights of stairs.

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Hotel La Mariposa

Manuel Antonio

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Our room was beautiful and the location was spectacular!

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Arenal Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs & Lunch

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Great time and our guide Ronald (Jimenez) was terrific!

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Nice to have a snack at the end!
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Stephen

The Perfect Honeymoon · Costa Rica - Jun 14 - Jun 25, 2022

Traveler: Stephen B. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

The perfect honeymoon.

My wife and I just recently arrived back from our amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica. We have never heard of KimKim before, and it was something we stumbled upon as we looked for ideas for our honeymoon. Costa Rica was the perfect destination, as it had plenty of adventure as well as the relaxation we needed. So we reached out with some ideas and we were paired with Olman, one of the local specialists for Costa Rica.

Everything, from hotels, shuttles between... read more

The perfect honeymoon.

My wife and I just recently arrived back from our amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica. We have never heard of KimKim before, and it was something we stumbled upon as we looked for ideas for our honeymoon. Costa Rica was the perfect destination, as it had plenty of adventure as well as the relaxation we needed. So we reached out with some ideas and we were paired with Olman, one of the local specialists for Costa Rica.

Everything, from hotels, shuttles between destinations, and the activities planned were just amazing and beautiful. Olman did an astounding job planning it all and was able to answer all our questions in a timely manner.

We cannot wait to book another trip to Costa Rica! Thank you so much for the best experience we could ever ask for.

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa

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The Hotel Bosque Del Mar in Playa Hermosa was our last stop on our honeymoon. Nestled in trees, right on the beach, it was the perfect last stop for us for some relaxation we needed from all the activities we did prior during our honeymoon. We stayed in our water front room, which was worth the splurge. The staff was very accommodating, helping us book additional activities they offered as well as any questions we had during our stay. We would highly recommend a stay here if you are in the area or looking for a nice beach to relax on.

Tips for future travelers

Book the waterfront room and Palo Verde Boat tour through the hotel, it was an amazing experience!

Cleanliness & Comfort

The rooms were very clean, house keeping would come once a day and make everything look nice and neat again.
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The staff were very nice, genuine, and helpful during our staying. They always asked how we were doing and if there was anything they could help us with.
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Right on the beach, any room is steps away.

Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs

Liberia

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Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs

Fortuna

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El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde

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Night Tour at the Wildlife Refuge in Monteverde

Monteverde

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Rincon de la Vieja National Park Hike & Oropendula Waterfall

Rincon de la Vieja

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We had a private guided hike in the national park and to the Oropendula waterfall. Our guide was amazing, and he could easily spot animals and plants we would have never noticed if we just hiked it ourselves.

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Guided Hike in Arenal Volcano Park 1968

Arenal/La Fortuna

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The best hike on our trip. The views of the volcano are amazing. Our private guided hike included lunch as well and our guide was awesome. Very knowledgeable about the hike, the volcano, and all the animals you could see during the hike.

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Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining

Monteverde

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The kilometer long zip line at the end was such a rush! The hanging bridges were so cool to walk on and you got the best sights of the cloud forest. This was the only hike that was not guided and we did on our own.

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Catamaran Sailing Tour & Snorkeling

Costa Rica

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This tour was so much fun! Food and drinks are included and they take you to a great spot to snorkel and see some of the beautiful fish! We even met another couple who were married on the same day as us and were also on their honeymoon. Overall a great experience and we would highly recommend taking this tour!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Stephen,

Thanks for your kind words and reviews for activities and hotels.

I am so happy to know Kayla and you had the perfect honeymoon.
From the beginning, our team did their best to offer an unforgettable experience!

I can't wait to plan another great experience for you in the future!

Pura Vida!
Olman

david

Superb Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jun 15 - Jun 23, 2022

Traveler: david g. - Local specialist: Randall Jiménez

So many good and positive things to say about this excellent trip to Costa Rica. Working with Randall on our itinerary and all other planning details was very easy, straight-forward, informative and FUN. We had some issues getting there and with our luggage via the airlines, no fault of Kim Kim whatsoever, but once we arrived at the San Jose airport it was smooth sailing all the way.

Our trip ran like clockwork with all Tour companies being at the right place at the right time to pick... read more

So many good and positive things to say about this excellent trip to Costa Rica. Working with Randall on our itinerary and all other planning details was very easy, straight-forward, informative and FUN. We had some issues getting there and with our luggage via the airlines, no fault of Kim Kim whatsoever, but once we arrived at the San Jose airport it was smooth sailing all the way.

Our trip ran like clockwork with all Tour companies being at the right place at the right time to pick us up or drop us off for planned excursions & airport transfers. Very impressive! Everyone was so kind and helpful every step along the way. It was "Pura Vida", which I learned means so many things.

The excursions were amazing and exceeded our expectations. The lodgings were outstanding, our favorite is the Arenal Manoa with a fantastic view of the volcano right outside our floor to ceiling windows. Highly recommend this place as the whole site is filled with beauty everywhere you look, the staff is very nice and helpful, as well as patient with my "Spanglish" conversations. Just a short taxi ride away is the EkoThermales Hot Springs - a must see and do experience after morning excursions. And Manuel Antonio Park...WOW!...another superb lodging with view and excursions.

I could go on and on about this trip but the one thing everyone should know: Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful and should be on your list of places to visit. Highly recommend working with Kim Kim Travel as they have all the hooks in place for a safe, well-planned, flawless connections trip. I will work with them again in the future.
Thank You Kim Kim!

Hotel Review

Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs

Fortuna

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Love, love, LOVE this place! We had the coolest and roomiest bungalo with a private patio and impressive view of the volcano from our huge floor to ceiling windows. The restaurant was a short 3-minute walk down the road for breakfast every morning and dinner every night. They will send a cab to your bungalo for free in minutes to take you anywhere on the property, which we did for the Hot Springs on the property as well as trips to the Reception to meet our Tour excursions.

Tips for future travelers

Def bring your swimsuit, camera & binos. Hike the property grounds and look for wildlife everywhere. The sun & birds woke us up every morning around 5AM....and we dug that! Speaking Spanish is a definite help, but not needed, as most everyone can speak Spanish and English quite well. Spanglish is totally acceptable manner in which to communicate.

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Very clean, comfy beds
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Super helpful and nice.
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Loved the restaurant layout and its charm. Greco lizards hanging out and soaking up the rays, many species of birds flying around or perching.
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Close rides to nearby attractions such as Zip Lining
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Randall Jiménez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey David,

Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing us for your vacation planning. We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Regards and Pura Vida from your friends in Costa Rica!

Randall

Paul

Don't Waste Your Time With Anyone Else! · Costa Rica - Jun 15 - Jun 23, 2022

Traveler: Paul G. - Local specialist: Randall Jiménez

There is far too much to mention here in detail, so I'll summarize by saying that I can't recommend KimKim's services highly enough. It would be next to impossible to name a favorite day or activity, as everything was seamlessly organized and integrated into a perfect, once-in-a-lifetime experience. In short, it was the best introduction to the amazing beauty and culture that Costa Rica has to offer that I can possibly imagine. From hiking to adventurous activities and relaxation beyond any... read more

There is far too much to mention here in detail, so I'll summarize by saying that I can't recommend KimKim's services highly enough. It would be next to impossible to name a favorite day or activity, as everything was seamlessly organized and integrated into a perfect, once-in-a-lifetime experience. In short, it was the best introduction to the amazing beauty and culture that Costa Rica has to offer that I can possibly imagine. From hiking to adventurous activities and relaxation beyond any expectation, everything was top notch; locations, hotels, transportation, food, activities, guides, etc. There was nothing left out by our outstanding agent and the guides and drivers along the way, and plenty of room to keep things custom and personalized at every step. If you're considering the trip, don't hesitate another moment!

Hotel Reviews

Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs

Fortuna

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Unreal. I won't waste my time trying to describe what should, without any question, be experienced in person. By the end of a two-night stay, I was compelled to begin worshipping volcanoes. One thing I will mention - do not miss the Ecotermales Fortuna hot spring. I would return for an extended stay just to go there again!

Tips for future travelers

You'd better book an extra night.

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Considering the hotel's proximity to San José and general popularity, staff are confidently bilingual in Spanish and English in the very least, and are generally very engaging. The further away you travel from San José, the more I recommend brushing up on some Spanish.
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Like most of the popular tourist accommodations in Costa Rica, the hotel has its own large, isolated grounds about a kilometer off the area's main road, but is also tangent to a small local town. A nice balance.
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The view - the springs - the grounds - the food - the staff - everything!

Hotel Costa Verde

Manuel Antonio

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It would not have been possible for me to accurately imagine how much of dream this room would be. We were in 4B, and our view of the Manuel Antonio beach area was utterly beyond belief. There's is certainly too much to describe here, but I can't recommend highly enough for those staying in the Manuel Antonio area. The grounds are fun and interesting, featuring some tasty restaurants, a nice little hike, multiple lounge areas (which you will share with friendly monkeys and iguanas), and of course, easy access to a beach straight out of your most indulgent tropical fantasies. Food is great, staff is friendly and helpful, and an entire week's worth of incredible activities is just the beginning of what's available nearby. Don't wait to book!!

Tips for future travelers

Book an extra beach day, and get some pizza from El Wagon! If you're looking for any guidance for local activities, Tucanes Tours are absolutely phenomenal.

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Randall Jiménez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Paul, thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. We are so delighted that you rate our service as 5-star as we strive to provide just that for all our visitors.

We look forward to seeing you and David again soon.

Pura Vida!
Randall

6 Days in Costa Rica · Costa Rica - May 30 - Jun 4, 2022

Traveler: Trevor K. - Local specialist: Bryan Leon

Usually, when we travel, I do all the research, book everything, etc. but, with two kids under four in the house and work schedule, I went ahead and checked out KimKim to book a trip to Costa Rica. We ended up using Bryan with Serendipity Adventures, which worked out quite well.

We stayed in Liberia for a couple days, a couple days a Rincon de la Vieja, and then a couple days at Playa Portero. Honestly, our least favorite part was Liberia. However, the night we arrived, Bryan arranged for... read more

Usually, when we travel, I do all the research, book everything, etc. but, with two kids under four in the house and work schedule, I went ahead and checked out KimKim to book a trip to Costa Rica. We ended up using Bryan with Serendipity Adventures, which worked out quite well.

We stayed in Liberia for a couple days, a couple days a Rincon de la Vieja, and then a couple days at Playa Portero. Honestly, our least favorite part was Liberia. However, the night we arrived, Bryan arranged for us to have a coffee experience with Tierras Altas. This was incredible. It was informative and fun. We learned lots about the different type of beans, methods of brewing, and even the about the coffee industry world-wide. We have already ordered coffee beans from Tierras Altas back to the States. Rincon de la Vieja was action-packed- rappelling into canyons, tubing, zip-lining, horseback riding. And, then food was incredible! Those certainly were our favorite days. But, the accommodations at Bahia del Sol at Playa Portero were phenomenal: swim up bar, incredible beach access, and the rooms were great for us as a couple.

We loved Costa Rica! I'm thankful for Bryan putting this together. The best part of working with Bryan was that there were a few times during the week we wanted to make tweaks, and Bryan was quick to contact drivers to make sure we could get it all done. Bryan worked quickly and efficiently to make sure all was smooth.

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Bahía del Sol Hotel

Potrero

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Coffee Experience in Liberia

Liberia

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Palo Verde National Park Boat Exploration

Costa Rica

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Half Day - Deep Sea Fishing Charter

Costa Rica

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Bryan Leon, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Trevor,

It was a pleasure to work with you!

Thank you for your detailed review and constructive feedback! We will share your comments with all partners involved. Especially I am glad to know that you enjoy the coffee experience, the guys from Tierras Altas ever do their best to provide a great explanation about costarican gold beans.

Kindest Regards,
Bryan