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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!"

Featured trips & expertise

Costa Rica's Pacific Coast
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Punta Uva Beach on the Caribbean Coast
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Volcanoes, Cloud Forests, and the Pacific Coast - 10 Days
Volcanoes, Cloud Forests, and the Pacific Coast - 10 Days

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Storm clouds over Arenal volcano
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Monteverde Cloud Forest
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