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Beatriz Villalobos

Working the last 15 years in travel has provided me with extensive knowledge of the country and allowed me to help many travelers design their perfect trip.

The curiosity to continue knowing new places and learning about different ways of life is something that has never left me. I am passionate about discovering every corner of my country, and I want to share with you what my country has to offer!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in customizing trips to be perfect for each individual traveler. Family trips, luxury travel, honeymoons, naturalist excursions. A mix of culture, nature, and adventure that can be combined with hiking, biking, rafting, rural experiences, birding, etc."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Since I was a child my parents took my siblings and me to new places around Guanacaste every time they could. Once, my father decided to explore a new place out of our province and he took my sister and I to the South Caribbean Coast, specifically to the Bri Bri Indigenous Reserve which was a tremendous cultural shock when I was only 14 years old. I was amazed to have crossed almost the entire country, so it turned my interest into a passion. That's why I decided to study to be a Naturalist Guide, a career that would allow me to explore the beauty of this country by sharing my knowledge and experiences with other people."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget my first rappelling tour in a deep canyon of the Arenal Volcano region. It included 4 waterfall rappels of different heights, which, personally am not a fan of!

I was scared and almost cried, my legs were shaking every step I took. Once I figured out what I was doing, it was really fun and exciting though!

It was a full combination of nature, adrenaline, and safety. With adrenaline pumping, my first jump from the highest waterfall became the first step in deciding to keep experiencing more adventures like it. So far, I have done it 4 times. I love it!"

Beatriz is part of the following groups: Costa Rica Travel Agents
Admire Costa Rica's diverse wildlife
Costa Rica Highlights: Self-Drive Adventure - 16 Days

Explore many of Costa Rica's off-the-beaten-path destinations on this 16-day self-drive tour. You'll travel to all corners of the country, from the surf town of Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast, to Arenal Volcano in the north, and to Pacific beaches and protected areas home to exotic wildlife like scarlet macaws. The final leg of this adventure will be a trip to the far south and the remote and beautiful Osa Peninsula.

Pacific coastline on the Nicoya Peninsula
Costa Rica Self-Drive Vacation - 13 Days

This self-guided road trip is ideal for those who love nature. You will visit the highlights of the country, from the infamous Arenal volcano to the misty cloud forest, to the beautiful beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula.  Along the way, you will zip through trees on zip lines, swim in waterfalls, and also have a chance to spot the wildlife (from monkeys to the resplendent quetzel) on naturalist lead walks.

Howler monkey in a Costa Rica rainforest.
Highlights of Costa Rica Wildlife - 12 Days

This itinerary is specifically tuned for wildlife lovers. Expect to get up early and stay out late to see monkeys, lizards, birds, insects and other spectacular fauna that inhabit the virgin rainforest, cloud forest and swampy estuaries covered here. The trip begins with a southwest journey from San José to Parque Nacional Corcovado (Corcovado National Park) before continuing northwest along the Pacific coast. Next head inland to Monteverde for birdwatching and spotting wildlife in the unique eco-system of the cloud forest.

Sloth and her baby
Wonders of Tortuguero National Park & Arenal Volcano - 6 Days

With a mix of rugged jungles and active volcanoes, Costa Rica offers some of the best natural sights and experiences in the world. We have packed some of our all-time favorites into this 6-day itinerary. With almost a quarter of the land preserved within national parks,  the country is rich in wildlife and unique flora and fauna, making Costa Rica an ideal destination for eco-tourism. Sloths, birds, macaws, and monkeys are awaiting your visit!

Costa Rica Self-Drive Adventure - 8 Days
Costa Rica Self-Drive Adventure - 8 Days

This itinerary is perfect for those who want a vacation filled with tropical beauty and adventure. Take a self-drive tour of Costa Rica that begins in the cloud forests of Monteverde, where you can hike over suspension bridges and zip-line over the forest canopy. Then it's off to Arenal Volcano National Park—your days here will be spent trekking around the base of the volcano, soaking in natural hot springs, and embarking on waterfall hikes.

Santa Teresa
Volcano & Pacific Beach Family Adventure - 7 Days

Costa Rica is perfect for families, and yours will experience the highlights on this 7-day coastal adventure. You'll explore the Rincón de la Vieja volcano plus visit the sun-kissed beaches and unspoiled rainforests of the Nicoya Peninsula. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities along the way, too, including waterfall hikes and river safaris.

Recent trip reviews for Beatriz

One week in Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Nov 17 - Nov 24, 2019

Traveler: Ron R. - Local specialist: Beatriz Villalobos

We booked two excursions for our one week stay in Costa Rica in November. One, out of San Jose, was to Poas Volcano and then La Paz waterfalls and nature park. Our guide was Edgar and we had a lovely time despite the rain and fog up in the mountains. Edgar was fun to be with and informative. I absolutely loved La Paz, especially in the mist and drizzle. Just magical! Our other excursion was from Puerto Viejo, the Cahuita national park. Our guide was Shailo Rose and he was charming and such a... read more

We booked two excursions for our one week stay in Costa Rica in November. One, out of San Jose, was to Poas Volcano and then La Paz waterfalls and nature park. Our guide was Edgar and we had a lovely time despite the rain and fog up in the mountains. Edgar was fun to be with and informative. I absolutely loved La Paz, especially in the mist and drizzle. Just magical! Our other excursion was from Puerto Viejo, the Cahuita national park. Our guide was Shailo Rose and he was charming and such a wealth of information about local plants and animals and growing up in the area. This was my wife's favourite day. To be honest we had two free days to walk around San Jose and I think one would have been sufficient. We would have loved to have had an extra day in Puerto Viejo!

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Beatriz Villalobos, local specialist, responded to this review:

Ron, I am very pleased to hear that you had a nice time and that our team meet our main goal of satisfaction beyond the senses. We look forward to having you here again soon.