I am originally from Tarrazú, located in the mountains of the Cordillera de Talamanca. Over these mountainous regions, visitors can find the best coffee in Costa Rica comes from.
Additionally, around the highest mountains, you could find the gorgeous Quetzal, where at a seasonal time of the year they nest in our beautiful cloud forest.
I also love to do extreme activities like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip lining. I also like to relax in a nice hot spring resort or witness a beautiful sunset from the most beautiful beaches around the Pacific coast.
I enjoy helping busy visitors plan their trips to Costa Rica and sharing with them the amazing experiences that I already had in my beautiful country.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
How did you get involved in travel?
"My first job was at incoming as a receptionist at a mountain hotel, also, start my adventure in a travel agency located in San Jose, I was starting my studies by that time but I fell in love with tourism and stayed in the industry already for almost my whole life.
Over the last years, I traveled to many destinations around Costa Rica, like beaches, volcanoes, and rainforests and now I have a chance to offer these amazing experiences to people from around the globe."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I will never forget my first trip to Tortuguero National Park as a tour guide, that is my favorite rainforest place, the biodiversity and conservation efforts are unique.
In addition, I love Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, where you can feel the volcanic activity and also see how the vegetation changes along the walk.
I can't leave Corcovado National Park, located on the south coast of our beautiful country, here you can find the most amazing fauna variety, such as Cougars, Tapirs, Snakes, Birds, etc."
Featured trips & expertise
Enjoy the best of Costa Rica on this adventurous 12-day itinerary featuring excursions with private guides and overnight stays in luxury hotels. Begin with a few days of birdwatching, snorkeling, and hiking on the Osa Peninsula, then transfer to La Fortuna, your base for exploring the Arenal area. Trek around Arenal Volcano and relax in hot springs before continuing to Monteverde for a coffee tour and an unforgettable trip through the cloud forest on horseback.
Get off the beaten path on this weeklong luxury adventure around Costa Rica's beautiful landscapes. After a day exploring the capital city, you'll travel to the Osa Peninsula for a sunset birdwatching tour around Drake Bay. Explore Corcovado National Park on a guided hike, then look for whales and dolphins in the wild on a boat tour. You'll sleep in luxury hotels throughout the week and finish the trip in the Arenal region with a visit to a sloth habitat and a wildlife rehabilitation center.
Explore the natural wonders of Costa Rica on this exciting 8-day journey around the country's volcanoes, waterfall pools, and top snorkeling spots. Spend the first part of the week hiking through the rainforest and soaking in hot springs in Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Then you'll spend a few days wildlife viewing and boating through mangroves around the Gulf of Papagayo. Finish this family-friendly adventure with a couple of days in coastal Sámara, where a kayak and snorkel tour introduces you to the pristine Isla Chora and the underwater world that surrounds the island.
From the markets of San José to the rainforests alive with birds and frogs, the best of Costa Rica's culture and coastal landscapes await travelers on this 8-day trip. Ideal for families, you'll see historic San José and visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens. In Tortuguero, a region known for its vibrant wildlife—including resident sea turtles—you'll travel to the beaches of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Finishing the adventure in Cahuita National Park, where you'll have the chance to snorkel with tropical fish and visit a nearby jaguar rescue center.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a beautiful stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Costa Rica and near the border with Panama. Though many travelers stick to the country's Pacific side for beaches, Puerto Viejo is the prime destination on the Caribbean side. You'll find gentle beaches protected by vibrant coral reefs—perfect for snorkeling and swimming—next to some of the best waves in the region, attracting surfers from around the world. Whether you want an adventure or a relaxing getaway, we've rounded up the best beaches in Puerto Viejo.
Enjoy a thrilling adventure in the Costa Rican rainforest! Begin the day with a scenic ride up a mountain in an open-air gondola. When you reach the top observation platform, you'll take in panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including Arenal Volcano. Next, it's time for an...
Located along Costa Rica's Caribbean slope near Turrialba is a deep gorge considered one of the best river-rafting sites in the world. The Río Pacuare runs 67 miles (107 km) from the Talamanca Mountains to the Caribbean in the southwest of the country. Along the way, it passes through some of the...
On the far side of the Osa Peninsula, you'll find one of the planet's most biologically intense places along the secluded and sandy curve of Drake Bay. In these unspoiled waters, enjoy a boat trip as your captain searches for several species of whales and dolphins. The bay is infamous as one of...
When avian activity is at a peak in the morning hours, head out into the gorgeous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the most popular protected areas in the entire country for birdwatching. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, this private tour will be tailored to your experience level...
Salsa Brava is one of the Caribbean's most legendary surf breaks, and experts generally consider it Costa Rica's best area for surfing. Learn the sport with the help of a private instructor on the colorful shores of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca at the southern end of Costa Rica's Caribbean...
In this hands-on chocolate tour, you’ll learn about the origin, history, and production of one of Costa Rica's most famous exports: chocolate. While still in their pods, cacao beans are covered in a delicious fruity pulp that you can snack on before the beans are roasted—a tasty treat!You'll...
Recent trip reviews for Yuliana
We had a great couple of weeks in Costa Rica,...
Jan 17 - Jan 30, 2023
We had a great couple of weeks in Costa Rica, all planned through Kimkim and their agent Yuliana with Amazilla Travel in Costa Rica. Yuliana did a great job planning the trip following our, and our friends from Canada traveling with us, input on what to see and things we were interested in doing.
We travelled from Liberia to Monteverde by private transportation and knowledgeable guide that explained points of interest during the ~ 3 hour drive.
The Zip Line organized by Yuliana was... read more
Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2022
We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica! Thank you for managing our itinerary and coordinating reservations. Our group was made up of myself, my mother and boyfriend. Ultimately, you and the KimKim team provided us time back to focus on being present for each other throughout each excursion. One of my favorites was the boat tour of Las Catalinas Islands where we each plunged into open sea waters in search of sea dwellers. It all was possible thanks to the customizable itinerary... read more
Costa Rica was magnificent! I’m so happy we ...
Jan 7 - Jan 15, 2023
Costa Rica was magnificent! I’m so happy we went through KimKim as our travel agency - would definitely recommend and use them again in the future. All our pickups were timely and all we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves. Transportation between our destinations of La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio were seamless. All recommendations from KimKim were excellent. What enjoyable family trip - thanks Yuliana! read more
Yuliana was terrific! Highly recommend her.
Jan 1 - Jan 11, 2023
Yuliana was terrific! Highly recommend her. She pays great attention to detail and returns emails and phone calls promptly. A+ service. read more
Incredible trip!!! Can’t wait to book the nex...
Apr 22 - Apr 29, 2022
Incredible trip!!! Can’t wait to book the next with Kim Kim. My husband and I were a bit worried booking online but Yuliana did an incredible job. read more
The only excursion we would not recommend is ...
Dec 31 - Jan 8, 2023
The only excursion we would not recommend is the kayak and snorkel tour in Manuel Antonio. The guide was horrible and the snorkeling was a total joke. I’ve never seen such dead coral. Apart from that everything else was fabulous!
Costa Rica 2022
Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2022
Our trip was well thought out and planned according to what we like to do, see, and accomplish. Our guides were wonderful. Franklin at the Arenal Volcano was so passionate about everything nature. Karla at Manuel Antonio Park was great at spotting all of the wildlife. We even stopped the bus before the park because she and our bus driver George, spotted birds, sloths, and monkeys on our way. Jesus and Alexi were wonderful in the Mangroves. Again, so passionate about what they do. Our... read more
What a great company!
Nov 18 - Nov 28, 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
Costa Rica Trip August 2022
Aug 14 - Aug 25, 2022
Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Costa Rica trip. 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. All the hotels provided excellent breakfasts so we were well fortified for our activities
Our trip started in San Jose, then a private transportation to La Fortuna/Arenal area, boat transportation to Monteverdi area and finally a private... read more
Our trip was INCREDIBLE! Adriana and Yuliana ...
Aug 14 - Aug 25, 2022
Our trip was INCREDIBLE! Adriana and Yuliana were BEYOND helpful and had wonderful suggestions to make our holiday even more special! As a single
mom this was a very special trip and we felt safe and participated in EVERY adventure possible from ziplining to rafting to animal walks, a volcano hike, hot springs, surfing, parasailing, whale and dolphin watching to suspension bridges….
Pura Vida in Costa Rica.
Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2022
We had a wonderful week in Costa Rica. This was our first time using kimkim and Yuliana of Amazilia Travel could not have have been more helpful with her suggestions and spot on with her itinerary. We visited three different parts of the country (Arenal/La Fortuna, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio) and thoroughly enjoyed all of the hotels and various activities that she had booked. 10/10 for Yuliana! Thank you so much! read more
Totally customized 2 week family trip to Costa Rica (10 Jul - 23 Jul)
Jul 10 - Jul 23, 2022
We've just come back from an amazing trip with another family to Costa Rica. Planned and supported by Yuliana, KimKim and Amazilia throughout. Fantastic service from start to end. Thank you Yuliana and KimKim/Amazilia.
From the moment I contacted KimKim with a speculative query, KimKim’s responsiveness was immediately apparent.
A local agent was assigned to help me plan the trip within 24 hours and thereafter, all queries were responded to, at maximum within 24 hours, or within... read more
June Costa Rica Vacation
Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2022
We visited Costa Rica the last week of June for a family Vacation. We had a great time. Yuliana and her company were wonderful to work with and helped us and were very responsive even during the trip when we had some questions regarding schedule and travel.
Even before we started, they were GREAT to work with and helped customize the exact vacation we wanted and made changes to hotels/resorts that we wanted.
Great experience all around and I look forward to using Kimkim again for... read more
Simply the Best!!!
Jul 2 - Jul 9, 2022
Where do I start?! This was the most amazing vacation, ever, and I could not have done it without Yuliana and KimKim! This was a very intricate trip to Costa Rica. We loved not only the hotels we stayed at, but all our activities and private transport. Arsenal Volcano and our guide for the day, Franklin, Jose our driver with Quality Transfers, Leo our driver with Amazillia, and all the staff at The Tabacon, El Establo in Monteverde and The Parador in Manuel Antonio. We are experienced... read more
We just arrived back from an amazing vacation...
Jun 2 - Jun 10, 2022
We just arrived back from an amazing vacation experience in Costa Rica. Yuliana planned the perfect trip for our family. We enjoyed the white-water rafting, amazing tours to see wildlife, zip-lining...really everything. The highest praise came from my husband who signed up with kimkim while we were in Costa Rica to travel to another destination! Thank you for the wonderful vacation!
Amy read more
Costa Rica was a wonderful experience for me!...
May 23 - May 30, 2022
Costa Rica was a wonderful experience for me! Yuliana did a wonderful job planning the itinerary with all of my interest. Even some excursions/tours were included in the reasonable price.
I will come back to KimKim when I would decide to return to Costa Rica. read more
I am so grateful to Kim kim . They truly took...
Apr 9 - Apr 20, 2022
I am so grateful to Kim kim . They truly took the stress out of my trip to Costa Rica . I knew it was a difficult country to traverse but wanted to see as much as possible. The team at KK helped plan 9 different locations over a 2 week period . They even picked us up from our 1st week planned by ourselves in Nosara so we didn’t have to worry about transport . Every driver / shuttle bus was courteous, on time and sometimes even offered humour and added facts about Costa Rica along the way .... read more
First Trip in Costa Rica
May 6 - May 9, 2022
We enjoyed the welcome arrival with Roy, our Driver. The resort was great, very relaxing and food at the bar especially the pizza was something we will remember.
The coffee tour was very informative and fun with Rafael. The hiking at Tenorio National Park was ok because we thought we are also going to Celeste River but we didn't. read more
Great trip, beautiful scenery fun Activities
May 1 - May 6, 2022
Great trip, beautiful scenery with lots to do. Very affordable especially if you use cash.
All the activities were very good and well planned. If getting a rental car get specific instructions on where to return it to and watch out for the return fees.
Most people are very friendly and like to help.
Please don't use the Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort although gorgeous grounds the spa was closed, room service was unavailable and the front desk staff acted like you were doing them a favor by... read more