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Alexander Paulini

I am half costarican and half german. I studied education and was always fascinated by Costa Ricas cultural and natural diversity. Additionally I lived in different countries throughout my lifetime and got to meet different cultures. This unforgettable rich experience has encouraged me to show travelers this beautiful country.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Family Experiences
Honeymoons
Active Travel (hiking,biking, rafting)
Self-drive adventure packages
Luxury Trips
Wellness & Yoga
Sustainble Tourism
Cultural Encounters"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I got the chance to start working as a freelance trilingual naturalist guide in Costa Rica and have had the privilige to help groups, families & couples in their travel planning as well as assisting them in person. My work has not only brought me to get to meet great travelers and guide them. It has additionally given me the expertise to get to know almost every little spot of Costa Rica with it`s rich diversity. I invite you to explore an unforgettable experience with me visiting active volcanoes, pristine beaches, diverse wildlife, imposing cloud- and rainforests and other natural wonders as well as getting to meet people with a warm heart."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I could not mention a specific travel experience I will never forget due to the fact that there are so many unique moments I've had the possibility to experience. Our beautiful country offers the possibility to see 7 of the most important animals of the American Continent and some say even of the world. I have seen a Jaguar, Puma, Humpback Whales, the holy bird of the Mayas the Quetzal, Tapirs & the biggest turtle of the world the leatherback in unforeseen, unforgettable, and surprising moments. "

Alexander is part of the following groups: Panama Travel Agents, Costa Rica Travel Agents, Nicaragua Travel Agents
Costa Rica's famous Arenal Volcano
Diverse Costa Rica: Arenal, Monteverde & Tamarindo - 7 Days

Combine lush rainforests and Pacific beaches on this relaxed, weeklong road-trip through Costa Rica. Starting in the vibrant capital of San José, you'll set out for the volcanic landscapes of Arenal, where scenic hikes and natural hot springs beckon. Continue to the rare cloud forests of Monteverde to zip-line through the canopy and discover nocturnal wildlife on an evening jungle tour. End your trip on the coast, where you can surf, snorkel, and relax on the tropical white sands of Tamarindo.

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Costa Rica Luxury Wildlife & Outdoor Adventure Tour - 12 Days

On this 12-day adventure, you'll enjoy the most famous activities in Costa Rica. You'll do it all, from river rafting and jungle hikes to wildlife tours, snorkeling, horseback riding, and even stand-up paddleboarding. The journey combines luxury accommodations with outdoor excursions as you travel from Arenal Volcano to the waterfalls of Tenorio National Park and finally to the beaches of Guanacaste Province.

Discover the lush rainforests and diverse wildlife of Arenal
Costa Rica Family Adventure: San José, Arenal & Manuel Antonio - 8 Days

Add a little adrenaline to your family vacation with this 8-day Costa Rica adventure. Starting in San José, you'll set out to experience the rainforest and its hidden treasures first-hand in Arenal Volcano National Park. Raft the rapids of the Sarapiquí River, zipline through the jungle canopy, and visit with monkeys and parrots at a local wildlife center. End your trip where the rainforest meets the ocean at Manuel Antonio National Park, where kids can swim and snorkel, relax on pristine white sand beaches, and go dolphin-spotting on a catamaran cruise.

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Costa Rica Luxury Adventure: Rafting, Hiking, and Wildlife - 13 Days

On this 13-day Costa Rican adventure, you'll get the adrenaline pumping by day and relax in luxury accommodations at night. You'll visit three distinct areas of the country—the central highlands, Pacific coast, and the southern Osa Peninsula—each offering its own unique excursions. Whether it's horseback riding to a waterfall, braving whitewater rapids, or marveling at exotic animals on a rainforest hike, the opportunities for adventure are almost limitless.

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Costa Rica Highlights: Arenal & Manuel Antonio National Park - 6 days

This exciting 6-day itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to experience quintessential Costa Rica. You'll take in awe-inspiring views of Arenal volcano, and have an exciting rafting day on the Sarapiqui River before heading to Manuel Antonio to explore the jungle and white sand beaches of this nature lovers paradise.

Spot hummingbirds and many other species on your birding adventure
Birding in Costa Rica: Tortuguero, Corcovado, Carara National Park, & More - 13 Days

Experience the best of birding in Costa Rica on this 13-day journey through tropical paradise. In Tortuguero, learn about turtle conservation and spot dozens of birds and other species. Then, venture to Turrialba Volcano to discover the native birdlife. Next, stroll the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota, where hummingbirds and quetzals thrive, followed by Corcovado National Park and Ballena National Marine Park. The finale includes scarlet macaws flying overhead at Carara National Park, before returning to San José for some sightseeing.

Recent trip reviews for Alexander

Best family trip ever! Pura Vida! · Costa Rica - Mar 26 - Apr 4, 2021

Traveler: Jeanette W. - Local specialist: Alexander Paulini

We can't thank Alexander enough for planning an amazing vacation for our family! Everything went incredibly smoothly. We visited the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Manual Antonio Beach. Alejandro was the best guide anyone could ask for! His superior knowledge of the animals and the plants, the geology of the area, the climate and weather patterns and the general culture of Costa Rica helped us learn so much, while having a fun time. We got along so great with him and even... read more

We can't thank Alexander enough for planning an amazing vacation for our family! Everything went incredibly smoothly. We visited the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Manual Antonio Beach. Alejandro was the best guide anyone could ask for! His superior knowledge of the animals and the plants, the geology of the area, the climate and weather patterns and the general culture of Costa Rica helped us learn so much, while having a fun time. We got along so great with him and even miss him! We were so impressed with how safe we felt in Costa Rica during the pandemic. Everywhere you go they take your temperature, have you wash your hands, maintain social distancing, and ask for you to wear your mask. We were happy to comply with these simple safety precautions, as they allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves without any worries. Every hotel chosen for us was beyond beautiful and exceeded our expectations. All of the tours were informational and helped us to reconnect with nature. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank everyone at KimKim who helped us create such wonderful memories. Pura Vida! :)

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Alexander Paulini, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jeanette!
Thank you very much for your trip review. It makes us very happy to read about all your experiences while traveling around Costa Rica. Stay safe and we hope to greet you and your family one more time in our beatiful country.
Pura Vida!
Alexander

I'm usually one to plan and book my own trips... · Costa Rica - Jan 28 - Feb 6, 2021

Traveler: Lindsey R. - Local specialist: Alexander Paulini

I'm usually one to plan and book my own trips without using a travel agent service. However, I was blown away by my experience with KimKim. I was able to customize and have as much say-so in the trip planning as I wanted. Alexander was amazing to work with and his expertise for Costa Rica was top notch. He was more than accommodating to our requests and helped plan the most amazing trip. He even helped arrange our COVID test for our return flight. I would highly recommend KimKim and Alexander to anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica.

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Alexander Paulini, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Lindsey,

thank you very much for your travel review. We appreciate your trust in us and are very very happy that you enjoyed your trip through Costa Rica. We always try to give our travelers a memorable travel experience and if we made that happen for you then this was our goal.

I hope you remember Costa Rica for a long time and maybe we will see you again.

Best regards from tropical Costa Rica
Alexander

Hands down one of the best companies I've ever planned a trip with! · Costa Rica - Dec 29 - Jan 10, 2021

Traveler: Bryan M. - Local specialist: Alexander Paulini

Before the trip started, I missed my flight due to busy day at the airport and accidentally didn't read the memo about my car rental but despite that, Alex and crew were able to keep the trip from falling apart and did everything in their power to make my trip amazing, I spent 13 days in Costa Rica and did did a self drive everywhere from Liberia to San Jose while hitting places such as Rincon, Arenal, Monteverde, Samara Beach and Dominical to name a few and I was able to do pretty much... read more

Before the trip started, I missed my flight due to busy day at the airport and accidentally didn't read the memo about my car rental but despite that, Alex and crew were able to keep the trip from falling apart and did everything in their power to make my trip amazing, I spent 13 days in Costa Rica and did did a self drive everywhere from Liberia to San Jose while hitting places such as Rincon, Arenal, Monteverde, Samara Beach and Dominical to name a few and I was able to do pretty much everything I wanted to do in Costa Rica thanks to Alex's brilliant trip planning! On top of that, the hotels that were booked for me were all top notch and there were plenty of opportunities to have lunch and dinner no matter where I stayed. If you plan to stay in Costa Rica anytime soon, I highly recommend having Alex from Amazonia to plan your trip with you! My advice for trip planning are if you only drive automatic transmission, make sure you let Alex know so he can rent to best car possible for you and if you miss the flight like I did, make you sure you let Alex know so he can revise the plan accordingly!

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Alexander Paulini, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Bryan,
we greatly appreciate the time you took to write this great review and are very happy we could meet your travel expectations. Thanks for trusting our expertise and please keep safe & healthy in these difficult times. Pura vida from Costa Rica. Alex

INCREDIBLE TRIP!!!! · Costa Rica - Dec 29 - Jan 13, 2021

Traveler: Matthew G. - Local specialist: Alexander Paulini

When I started planning my honeymoon in November I sent two emails. Alexander (Alex) from Amazilla Travel responded within 24 hours. I didn't know how lucky I was at the time.

I told him what I was interested in and off we went. We looked at attractions, activities, budget, time allotment, value, etc. From the start, and throughout the entire trip, Alex was a phone call away to answer any question, big or small, or to offer a suggestion. We went to Tamarindo for 6 nights, Arenal for... read more

When I started planning my honeymoon in November I sent two emails. Alexander (Alex) from Amazilla Travel responded within 24 hours. I didn't know how lucky I was at the time.

I told him what I was interested in and off we went. We looked at attractions, activities, budget, time allotment, value, etc. From the start, and throughout the entire trip, Alex was a phone call away to answer any question, big or small, or to offer a suggestion. We went to Tamarindo for 6 nights, Arenal for 4, and ended in Manuel Antonio for 4. His expertise allowed us to maximize our time and utilize our budget to have the best experience possible. Zip lining, white water rafting, boat safari, hanging bridges, scuba diving, rental car, accommodations. Everything was incredible. We couldn't be any happier. Thanks Alex and Pura Vida! We can't wait for the return trip!

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Alexander Paulini, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Matthew,
we really appreciate your feedback. We are happy to know that you enjoyed so much your honeymoon in Costa Rica and all the activities we arranged for you and that we met or surpassed your expectations. Please keep safe and healthy and we hope you will have long-lasting memorable memories of this honeymoon. We will be more than glad to hear from you again if you decide to come visit us again. Thanks for trusting in our expertise. Pura Vida from Costa Rica. Alex