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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
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Costa Rica Cycling Adventure - 15 Days

If you want to truly experience Costa Rica then you need to travel overland, on your own power. This 15-day adventure offers exactly that, as you'll experience the highlights of Costa Rica by mountain bike, river raft, and even kayak. You'll travel to the highlight locales, from the Pacific coast to towering Arenal Volcano before ending the journey on sun-kissed Caribbean beaches.

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Luxury Costa Rica: Exotic Beaches and Tropical Waterfalls - 6 Days

In less than a week you'll get to visit two of Costa Rica's most stunning regions. This six-day itinerary you'll visit the cloud-forest region of the central highlands before heading south to the biodiverse wonderland that is the Osa Peninsula. Throughout it all, you'll enjoy horseback rides, waterfall hikes, and wildlife spotting all while enjoying luxury accommodations.

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.

Recent trip reviews for Beatriz

8 days in Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2019

Traveler: Elizabeth C. - Local specialist: Beatriz Villalobos

The trip was well planned and fantastic.! We loved the rafting in La Fortuna,. The hot springs were great. The zip-line in Monteverde and suspension bridges were fun. All transfer drivers were polite and on time. Instead of the Sloth Territory tour I would probably do the waterfall hike or a different sloth place since we didn’t see much. The hotels were fine and what I expected since that was not our focus. I would recommend Beatriz!

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Beatriz Villalobos, local specialist, responded to this review:

I am so glad that you enjoyed the trip and proud that our team has achieved our main goal...your satisfaction.
We really tried to match every experience that best suits your interests, and I am very happy that we have managed to do so. We will revise how we can improve the sloth tour for a better experience, I wanted you to enjoy it more. Thank you for your feedback.
Count on us whenever you need!
All the best!

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.