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

(85 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 such an amazing job planning it for us." - by Katie, Oct 12, 2022 · see review
"Thanks so much to Randall and team for designing our holiday to Costa Rica, and being so responsive to any requests or changes we had." - by Sarah, Sep 28, 2022 · see review
"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

Olman Romero

(69 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:
"Our local specialist, Olman, set everything up and all we had to do was show up." - by D, Oct 11, 2022 · see review
"Our guide, Olman, was so responsive and quick to make adjustments as requested." - by Sherrie, Oct 6, 2022 · see review
"From start to finish working with Olman was an absolute pleasure." - by Nancy, Sep 7, 2022 · see review

Diego Rivera

(23 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:
"Diego planned a great trip for us." - by Debora, Aug 14, 2022 · see review
"Diego did an excellent job planning our trip!" - by Shameik, Aug 3, 2022 · see review
"We had a fantastic time in Costa Rica thanks to Diego." - by Eli, May 10, 2022 · see review

Charlotte Törnqvist

(16 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 and Serendipity Tours did a wonderful job arranging all the details and we could not have asked for more." - by Aude, Jul 27, 2022 · see review
"Charlotte made it so easy to help us plan an itinerary that was perfect for our family needs, interests, and desires." - by Vatsal, Jul 13, 2022 · see review
"Charlotte did a fantastic job of taking our wish list and making it come true." - by Michelle, Jun 14, 2022 · see review

Alberto Molina

(13 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Alberto specializes in: Adventure, Nature, Culture, Biking, Honeymoon
Recent traveler reviews for Alberto:
"Alberto arranged the trip of a lifetime!" - by Lisa, Oct 15, 2022 · see review
"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

Yuliana Valverde

(12 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 lovely." - by Melinda, Nov 29, 2022 · see review
"All the planning of our activities and places to visit was done in conjunction with Yuliana and she was able to set us up with very comfortable, inviting and clean accommodations at every stop." - by Jayshree, Sep 1, 2022 · see review
"Adriana and Yuliana were BEYOND helpful and had wonderful suggestions to make our holiday even more special!" - by Carolyn, Aug 26, 2022 · see review

Bryan Leon

(10 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Cartago, Costa Rica
Bryan specializes in: Family trips, Adventure tours, Naturalist hiking, Cultural tours, Sport fishing and Surfing.
Recent traveler reviews for Bryan:
"First of all, Bryan was an amazing help in discussing our travel ideas and after confirming everything, he made an awesome job of scheduling the full holiday." - by Balazs, Oct 17, 2022 · see review
"Bryan was our local specialist, and he helped arrange an excellent introduction of Costa Rica for us, with a detailed itinerary that made our trip entirely stress free." - by Seth, Sep 24, 2022 · see review
"We knew nothing about CR prior to this trip, Bryan and the serendipity team built a perfect itinerary for us, adjusted it multiple times based on our preferences and were fast and efficient." - by MOTTI, Aug 31, 2022 · see review

Sergio Bolaños

(7 reviews)
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
Recent traveler reviews for Sergio:
"Can't express enough of how wonderful Sergio was in helping us plan our trip." - by Audrea, Dec 2, 2022 · see review
"Sergio and his team made our experience completely seamless and yet adventureful." - by Jody, Nov 5, 2022 · see review
"Thank you KimKim and especially Sergio for making this such a wonderful experience." - by Donna, Sep 3, 2022 · see review

Veronica Medina

(4 reviews)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Veronica specializes in: Events, groups, incentive, meetings, family vacations, honeymoon, adventure, ecotourism, nature expeditions, cultural experiences,
Recent traveler reviews for Veronica:
"Veronica and her agency provided great service overall." - by Dipankar, Nov 24, 2022 · see review
"Veronica was amazing planning and replanning due to the hurricane… She did everything so perfect!" - by Dianna, Oct 12, 2022 · see review
"My husband and I had the most impeccably organized 13-day honeymoon planned by Veronica." - by Lisa, Sep 3, 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

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

Dennis Salas

(1 review)
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Cartago, Costa Rica
Dennis specializes in: Families, honeymooners, couples, adventure, leisure, small and big groups
Hi! My name is Dennis Salas, sales expert of Costa Rica and a culture and nature lover person who is always looking for interesting things to do and nice places to visit. That is basically the main reason why I would like to help you plaining your trip so that you can experience different... read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Fiorella specializes in: Family vacations, Cultural experiences, Adventure travel, Local cuisine, Nature trips, Tailor-made vacations, Photography
Hi, I am Fio, a nature lover since I can remember. I studied Tourism and have gained extensive experience exploring this amazing country over the last 20 years. I love traveling with my family and friends and sharing with them my passion for our rich cultural diversity, natural beauty, local... read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Cartago
Juvel specializes in: Ecotourism, cultural exchange and group experiences, nature, adventure, family vacations, and meetings.
Hello, I am Juvel, a resident of Cartago, a lover of local culture, nature, mountains, beaches, and of course, spending time with my family. I have an extensive traveling experience to different destinations in my country, through the last 13 years I have discovered from coast to coast... read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Katherine specializes in: Ecotourism
¡Hola! My name is Katherine, I’m a costarican in love of the natural beauty of the country and its cultural diversity. Nature, contact with people, photography and sustainability are some of my passions, that is why I decided to study Tourism. During my years working in the industry, I have been... read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Paola specializes in: Families with kids and teenagers, Couples & Honeymoons, Small groups of friends, Off the beathen path, Students and Volunteers
Hi my name is Paola. I am Costa Rican by birth, since I was little I felt a great interest in nature and my country, so I started a career in tourism. I have 14 years of experience, during my first years I worked as a tour guide where I was able to share my passion for Costa Rica with different... read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Nuria specializes in: Family Trips, Active Trips, Honeymoons, Customized Itineraries, Romantic Gateways, Small&Big Groups
Hello! My name is Nuria, from Costa Rica. If you are reading this, you are one step closer to having the time of your life in paradise. I am very excited to accompany you in this amazing journey and work together to create the best plan for your holiday. read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent based in Costa Rica
Phil specializes in: Adventure, Family, Tailor-made trips
I am very proud to have grown up in this country, and my passion is to share the beauties with whom I have had the joy of experiencing every day. I am passionate about tourism here in Costa Rica, and I strive to offer a highly personalized and professional service to every traveler I meet. read more
Costa Rica Travel Agent
I am a proactive, energic person, and a problem solver who focuses on details. I am the person who searches for the amazing hotels, activities, and transportation we include in our itineraries. 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
Based on 406 ratings

11 days in Costa Rica
Costa Rica | Nov 17 - Nov 27, 2022

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Audrea H.
Brenham, TX | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2022

Can't express enough of how wonderful Sergio was in helping us plan our trip. Sergio easy to contact and there to answer all our silly questions and make changes when needed. He was even available during our trip and after we returned home. I will be returning to Costa Rica and will defiantly be using Sergio to help with planning. EVERYTHING was taken care of and we had zero issues. Best trip of my life.

Thank again!
Audrea Hiatt read more

Can't express enough of how wonderful Sergio was in helping us plan our trip. Sergio easy to contact and there to answer all our silly questions and make changes when needed. He was even available during our trip and after we returned home. I will be returning to Costa Rica and will defiantly be using Sergio to help with planning. EVERYTHING was taken care of and we had zero issues. Best trip of my life.

Thank again!
Audrea Hiatt

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Balmoral
San José

Okay hotel but didn't like San Jose. Had free breakfast and staff was friendly. A/C didn't work in our room the first night.

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Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
La Fortuna

AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!!! Beautiful hotel and staff. Everyone went above and beyond to make our stay one to remember. Can't wait to go back. Loved the town and the local people. Everyone was so nice and helpful.

Authenticity & Character
Just beautiful. Sitting on the porch and watching all the wild life was amazing. I could sit there for hours.
Location
Great location, close to the town. $7 taxi ride into town. Felt very safe at this hotel.
Staff
Nice beautiful people. Even the lawn crew smiles and says hello and welcome.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very Clean and comfortable.
Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco
Monteverde Costa Rica

Did not like walking up 4 floors to our room. Other then that the staff was nice and hotel was walking distance to the town. Food and shops were great as well.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lots of floors to walk up.
Hotel Costa Verde
Manuel Antonio

Beautiful hotel, great views(pool, patio, ect), nice staff, town foods and shopping are over priced. Walking distance to the beach.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Super super hard bed. Rooms are beautiful and big with small kitchen though.
Activity Reviews
La Fortuna Waterfall, Hanging Bridges, Arenal Volcano, and Ecotermales Hotsprings
Costa Rica

Great experience, would do this again. It was raining very hard and we did not get to go down to the waterfall but we did go to the over look. Ecotermales hot springs was AMAZING! We got to swing in the hot spring and order drinks. Then had a nice all inclusive dinner. Must do if you visit La Fortuna.

Quality of Experience
Food
Lunch was included at the hanging bridges and it was fantastic. We even had coffee and desert after. Dinner at the hot springs was amazing as well.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Loved our private tour guide Raul. He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much from him. He truly loves his job and teaching people everything he knows.
Transport
We had Raul as out pirvate tour guy for the day and it was worth the extra money.
Sloth Observation - Day or Night Walk
Arenal/La Fortuna

We saw a momma and baby sloth. The tour guys great and were able to find sloths just driving down the road. We got to see 5 different sloths. Learned a lot about 2 and 3 toed sloths. We even saw other animals like a howler money. So cool!

Quality of Experience
Seeing a baby sloth with his momma.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
So smart and ready to teach you everything they know.
Transport
Had water and umbrellas available for everyone.
Horseback Riding to Nauyaca Waterfalls
Costa Rica

Breath taking experience. Horses are so fun and make the travel to the falls so easy. You fall in love with your horse and get to know there personalities. Horse guides are fun and make you smile. Horse guides also teach you a lot about riding a horse. Lunch after visiting the falls is amazing as well.

Quality of Experience
Food
Lunch made by local woman was amazing.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Dennis was a super fun horse guide. He always had a smile you his face and answered all our questions.
Transport
Private transport stop at his house to give us fresh made ceviche his wife made. BEST CEVICHE EVER! Nicest couple you will ever meet. They would of invited us in for dinner and made us feel welcomed.
Private: Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Nature Hike
Manuel Antonio

This was not on our visit at first. Then after arriving and speaking to the locals and visitors. We learned how amazing the national part was. We opted to do a private tour and it was better then we could of hoped for. Wish we would of had time to enjoy the park beach, but we will for sure next time.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Private tour guide was one of the best in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. His love for this area shows. He loves to teach and wants you to learn everything possible able the jungle.
Transport
100% Aventura Zip Line and Hanging Bridges Monteverde
Monteverde

Do it! I got to see flying toucans while ziplining.

Quality of Experience
Amazing! Was scared but I overcame my fear and I don't regret it.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Sergio Bolaños

What a great company!
Costa Rica | Nov 18 - Nov 28, 2022

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Melinda A.
Fremont, CA | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

we are a family of four, and I have never booked with a travel agency before. My kids are now 12 and 13, and for our trip to Costa Rica, I thought I'd give it a try.

Yuliana was lovely. We went back and forth many times making little adjustments to the itinerary, and talking about possible activities. Typically, our family just lands somewhere, and then tries to figure out what to do, and we never do as much because we are sitting in a hotel room trying to figure it out as we go... read more

we are a family of four, and I have never booked with a travel agency before. My kids are now 12 and 13, and for our trip to Costa Rica, I thought I'd give it a try.

Yuliana was lovely. We went back and forth many times making little adjustments to the itinerary, and talking about possible activities. Typically, our family just lands somewhere, and then tries to figure out what to do, and we never do as much because we are sitting in a hotel room trying to figure it out as we go along.

This trip was so different. Everything was taken care of for us, and there was so little stress. Yuliana knows the country, and each of the hotels and "adventure" companies that are available, so I didn't have to worry, and research every single thing.

We will use these guys again. Why didn't we do this before??????? Give Kimkim a try!

Hotel Reviews
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Monteverde

This hotel gets 3 1/2 stars on tripadvisor, which is astounding to me. It's beautiful, the rooms are huge, and have a magnificent view, and it's not super expensive. We loved it the best of all of our costa rica hotels. I read through some of the reviews that gave the place 1 or 2 stars, and people were complaining about things like the bathroom being dark, or whatever. And we wonder why Americans get bad reputations as travellers. My kids and I loved this place. We had a room in the lowest building, so maybe that helped (ask for something low on the hillside.). However, we did see aboutis in the lawn, and we had giant french doors opening onto the lawn. It was heaven.

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Espadilla Gardens Hotel
Manuel Antonio

Lovely hotel. We really enjoyed the location, since it's basically one of the closest hotels to the beach, as well as the the national park. Super easy to walk to the beach, and relax, or take a surf lesson. There is a bus stop, so if you want to go up the hill or to Quepos, it's like 350 colones to get on the bus, and it comes every 15 minutes. Super convenient. The rooms are small, but the air conditioning is good! The pool is warm, and the restaurant is at the sister hotel just down the road. Super convenient place to stay, and reasonable room rates.

Local specialist: Yuliana Valverde
Yuliana
Yuliana Valverde
Local specialist in San José, Costa Rica | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Hi Melinda,

I hope you are well.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this amazing review.
It was my pleasure to assist you during this process.
I hope you and your family had a great time in Costa Rica.
Maybe you could visit Costa Rica in the future. :)
Best regards from Costa Rica,
Yuliana

Yenyi and Jessica were amazing! My mom and I ...
Costa Rica | Nov 16 - Nov 25, 2022

Monica
Monica F.
Florence, TX | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Yenyi and Jessica were amazing! My mom and I planned this trip back in 2020. They checked in with us consistently until we were able to book again. The communication was fantastic, activities were perfect and the private transportation was just what we needed. My mom and I are extremely happy with all the accommodations they made for us. Everything was so thought out and planned great, We were able to participate in activities but also have private time to explore ourselves! Highly recommend... read more

Yenyi and Jessica were amazing! My mom and I planned this trip back in 2020. They checked in with us consistently until we were able to book again. The communication was fantastic, activities were perfect and the private transportation was just what we needed. My mom and I are extremely happy with all the accommodations they made for us. Everything was so thought out and planned great, We were able to participate in activities but also have private time to explore ourselves! Highly recommend and will be using them again!!

Hotel Reviews
Karahe Beach Hotel
Manuel Antonio

The room was clean and perfect for my mom and I. The exclusive beach access was wonderful, it is a bit of a hike up to your rooms. But Costa Rica is very hilly. Service was wonderful and anytime we needed a taxi they would call and get one to us quickly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
The beach access
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
AC is not very common, the room kind of smelled wet when we entered.
Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco
Monteverde Costa Rica

Fantastic hotel. Very clean and aesthetically pleasing. Beds were soft and towels were soft, I would definitely stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right next to town.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Arenal Volcano Hike & Tabacon Hot Springs & Meal
Arenal/La Fortuna

I definitely recommend not skipping this event. The hike was fantastic, the Hot Springs were perfectly warm. We got to experience them in the evening followed by a dinner.

Quality of Experience
The Hot Springs were fantastic
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledgeable about plants and animals
Transport
Traditional Cooking Class with Dinner
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was a very personal and delicious meal. My mom and I got a private lesson and our chef was very personal. She made us feel right at home! She also sent us the recipe to make! Loved it

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Night Walk: Children's Eternal Forest
Monteverde

It was very very dark. I think I underestimated nature at night, but the guide was helpful. I don’t think I would’ve spotted any of the animals without him. We got to see a snake and birds. The hike was easy and our guide was very knowledgeable!

Quality of Experience
This is a great way to see sleeping birds
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide and driver were timely
Transport
Local specialist: Yenyi Fu

Great trip to CR!
Costa Rica | Nov 11 - Nov 22, 2022

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Dipankar G.
Tracy, CA | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Veronica and her agency provided great service overall. Easy to work with, very responsive, considered our needs and desires and stayed within our budget. The ability to contact her “on the fly” was very reassuring and we utilized it more than once. This was our first experience using kimkim and this agency but definitely won’t be the last! read more

Veronica and her agency provided great service overall. Easy to work with, very responsive, considered our needs and desires and stayed within our budget. The ability to contact her “on the fly” was very reassuring and we utilized it more than once. This was our first experience using kimkim and this agency but definitely won’t be the last!

Hotel Reviews
Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport
Liberia

Easy, convenient and close to the airport.

Authenticity & Character
Good upper mid range hotel for transit travelers with late arrivals or early departures
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs
Fortuna

Beautiful grounds, big room, great food and what a view of the volcano!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Very helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Monteverde
Authenticity & Character
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Parador Resort and Spa
Manuel Antonio

Location location location! The room was lovely as was the food. Great pools. Great staff. Spanish colonial grounds which were well done. The best part of all? Several monkey sightings including eight outside our door. Three sloths in a tree just hanging out. You get the idea.

Authenticity & Character
One thing I would add is the services seem un-advertised. We would have gone in a night walk had we known. We would have asked for the sushi menu if we knew there was one.
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Local specialist: Veronica Medina
Veronica
Veronica Medina
Local specialist in Costa Rica | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2022

Dear Gosh Family,

Thank you so much for trusting me with your family vacations!

It makes me so happy to read that you had a great experience! It was my pleasure to make out of this trip a memorable experience:)

Don't forget to share with everybody the PURA VIDA lifestyle!

Veronica

My family and I travelled to Costa Rica in Oc...
Costa Rica | Oct 6 - Oct 18, 2022

Jody
Jody R.
Canada | Reviewed on Nov 05, 2022

My family and I travelled to Costa Rica in October 2022. We had the best time! Sergio and his team made our experience completely seamless and yet adventureful. My husband and I are used to blazing our own trail when we travel, but this time having our 10 & 7 year old daughters along with us we wanted to capitalize on our time and have activities that they would find engaging and provide them opportunities to learn along the way. Sergio and the team at Serendipity provide this and so much... read more

My family and I travelled to Costa Rica in October 2022. We had the best time! Sergio and his team made our experience completely seamless and yet adventureful. My husband and I are used to blazing our own trail when we travel, but this time having our 10 & 7 year old daughters along with us we wanted to capitalize on our time and have activities that they would find engaging and provide them opportunities to learn along the way. Sergio and the team at Serendipity provide this and so much more!

We visited Tortuguero, Turrialba and Puerto Viejo. Each location had well thought out activities that allowed us to explore the local culture and environment.

While in Tortuguero we enjoyed a canal tour and learnt about Costa Rica's conservation efforts and national parks. We watched a turtle lay her eggs on the beach and our highlight was an evening walk where a bunch of baby turtles were hatching and making their way to the ocean.
Our guide Jose engaged with the kids and made sure they felt safe, he also helped them spot some tree frogs and bull frogs by the pool at our hotel. It was a rainy couple of days but Jose showed up with ponchos, a sense of humor and a whole lot of fun!

On our 4th day we said goodbye to Tortuguero and met our driver Andres. Andreas was our driver for the duration of our stay in Turriabla and further to Puero Veijo. Andreas was such an amazing guide, he was incredibly knowledgably about Costa Rica and was very helpful translating for us when we needed some help. He safely delivered us to our hotels and always stayed to make sure we got checked in safely. He was wonderful with our kids and even had Disney radio cued up for them in his car!

In Turriabla we went rafting, canyoning and for a farm tour. Our guides while we were rafting, Jonathan and Poco were amazing! Jonathan had a great sense of humor and painted or faces with mud and taught us how to balance rocks on the shore line. The river was beautiful and warm. Poco was great to point out wild life along the shore. While were were rafting, Andres drove down stream and took some action shots of our family to share with us. Andreas also capped the day off by making us the most delicious and beautifully presented picnic we've ever had, he'd made pasta, salads, fresh fruit and even dessert!

The following day we enjoyed a canyoning trip and farm tour with our guides Ceasar and Sergio. They were also very knowledgeable. Our youngest was scared during canyoning and Sergio, who also has young kids got to her level and explained what would happen, how he would keep her safe and also confidently assisted her down the falls. But the last waterfall she was laughing and having the best day! We enjoyed lunch with Ceasar and Sergio at their family farm and then proceeded to a farm tour with Sergio, where we were able to sample fresh fruits and home made coffee. It was a day for the books!

Andreas safely delivered us to our final stop, Puerto Veijo, we were sad to say goodbye, over the last 3 days Andreas had become a trusted friend along our adventure. We arrived at Congo Bongo where we met the owner, Marisol, she was so welcoming and we felt like family instantly. She was an amazing host, providing free laundry service (which was much needed after a few days of rafting and canyoning!), farm fresh eggs, clean accommodations and an amazing eco-village for us to enjoy. Puerto Veijo was a great place to cap off our trip, it was laid back and we enjoy time playing in the ocean, walking to Manzanillo (If you're there check out Colores, the local Greek restaurant - great staff and good food!). Our days were enjoyed touring a chocolate tour at a local indigenous farm, our guide Theresa was incredibly caring. She spoke the local Bri Bri language which added so much value to our tour. We attended a cooking class with a local chef, Glenda and made a traditional Rondon Soup. The following day we went snorkling and on a light hike through the national park where we swam with a lemon shark, sting ray, a variety of fish and coral.

Our final stay before departure was at the Studio Hotel in San Jose. the roof top pool, art, food and Piano / Violin show we were treated to on our last night perfectly summed up our family vacation.

We came home with so many amazing memories and stories, we could never have planned a trip like this on our own. We met amazing people and experienced so much of Costa Rica! We are so grateful to Sergio and the Serendipity team for creating a memorable family vacation. If you are considering Costa Rica, reach out to Sergio, he will enhance your experience and take away the stress of traveling.

Sergio - Thank you for being a phone call or message away whenever we needed to adjust timing, ask advise and for easily rearranging activities based on the weather.

Pura Vida!
Jody

Hotel Reviews
Autentico Hotel
San Jose

We weren't here very long, just slept and left, but the room was clean, the hotel was beautiful and the waiter at dinner was very friendly.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Laguna Lodge
Tortuguero
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Jose and the tour guides were very helpful. The front desk staff was not overly friendly or helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Turire
Turrialba
Authenticity & Character
We loved the Cuban feel and 1950's vibe this space had
Location
Staff
The staff was so helpful, friendly and accomodating, they offered games for the kids and suggested local scenery to take in
Cleanliness & Comfort
Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica
Manzanillo, Limon
Authenticity & Character
Marisol has done an incredible job with this eco-village I found her entrepreneurial nature and creativity refreshing. The world needs more people like Marisol
Location
A close walk to Manzanillo, but about 15-20 min drive to Puerto Viejo. This was nice as it was quite and away from the business of Puerto Viejo, although if your looking to be closer to the action and restruants in Puerto Viejo you'll need to find transport.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Marisol cleaned our house every day and helped with our laundry. Thank you!!
Studio Hotel
San José
Authenticity & Character
The art, piano, violin players were all incredible!
Location
about 40 mins to the airport
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and comfortable
Activity Reviews
A Journey into the History and Culture of Tortuguero Village
Tortuguero

Cute town, I wouldn't recommend going at night. No street lights and it would be very dark and unsafe.

Nighttime Turtle Nesting Tour
Tortuguero

Super cool experiance!

Guided Boat Tour through Tortuguero Canals
Tortuguero
Private rafting on the Pejibaye River with children
Turrialba

Our guides were incredible!

Quality of Experience
Food
Best picnic lunch ever!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Canyoning in Turrialba
Turrialba
Local Farm Experience
Turrialba
Cooking Classes and Afro-Caribbean Culture
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Chocolate Tour
Costa Rica
Hiking and Snorkeling at Cahuita National Park
Costa Rica
Local specialist: Sergio Bolaños
Sergio
Sergio Bolaños
Local specialist in Limon, Costa Rica | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Hi Jody!

Thank you very much! I am so glad that you had a great time in Costa Rica!
I hope you can come back in the future to explore more of our country!
Best regards,
Sergio