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Carlos Rodriguez

I was born in San José, Costa Rica. I have always felt passionate about my country, and enjoy showing it to others, which is the reason why I studied Tourism. I started as a tour guide, and later I had the opportunity to work for different tour operators and inbound travel agencies all around Costa Rica.

Now, I live in in the mountains of Coronado and enjoy as much time as with as possible with all my family and friends. When I’m not busy working, I take my CrossFit kit and teach some classes, get some hikes in the mountain or take my fat bike and go for a ride!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in all things Costa Rica. I’m a specialist in custom-made itineraries, adventure, and wildlife programs."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I got involved in travel because of my desire to know every hidden corner in my beautiful country. I knew I needed to show-off those special places!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I will never forget when I was in charge for the first time of a group of paddlers in a white-water rafting trip… It was my first time running the Pacuare river as a head guide…to this day I can still feel that thrill! That day the rafting trip was a success and my visiting friends had one of the best days in their lives."

Carlos is part of the following groups: Costa Rica Travel Agents
Sunset over Arenal Volcano
Active Costa Rica Adventure: Arenal, Monteverde, & Playa Hermosa - 7 Days

Embark on an active, weeklong adventure to three different regions of Costa Rica. The journey begins in La Fortuna—home to Arenal Volcano—where you can cross the hanging bridges, discover a beautiful waterfall, and soak in the natural hot springs. Then, head to Montverde to explore the Cloud Forest Reserve, along with an adrenaline-pumping excursion to Sky Adventures Monteverde Park. Next, spend some time lazing on Guanacaste's stunning Playa Hermosa. With some free time, soak up the sun, go kayaking, and board a sunset catamaran, before departing out of Liberia.

Spot birds atop the Mountain of Death
Costa Rica Birding & Nature Adventure - 10 Days

This birding and nature adventure through Costa Rica covers five biodiverse areas in 10 days. Enjoy some post-travel relaxation in Heredia, and do your first round of birding at Tapantí National Park. Stay in Turrialba for the next two nights, and enjoy the great outdoors of Rancho Naturalista and Braulio Carrillo National Park. From Sarapiquí, visit the famed La Selva Biological Station, and then spend time in stunning La Fortuna, home to Arenal Volcano. In Tárcoles, board a riverboat tour, then enjoy time spotting species at Carara National Park.

Due to the exuberance of the vegetation that surrounds it, and the numerous rapids that form during its descent towards the Caribbean plains, suitable for rafting, the Pacuare is an important tourist attraction of Costa Rica. The Pacuare basin has been protected by the Matina Pacuare Forest Reserve.
Costa Rica Luxury Hot Springs and Rivers Getaway - 6 Days

Even with a mere six days at your disposal, you can rejuvenate your mind and body while enjoying exciting adventures in Costa Rica. This itinerary begins with some luxury spa treatments followed by long soaks in the natural volcanic hot springs in the Arenal region of the country. You'll then learn how to prepare authentic Costa Rican chocolate before finishing the trip with more pampering at a wellness retreat.

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Hot Springs, Waterfalls, and Luxury Retreats in Costa Rica - 7 Days

All you need is a week to replenish your body and soul on the trip of a lifetime. The destination is Costa Rica and over seven days you'll enjoy whitewater rafting, waterfall hikes, and luxury accommodations in the best eco-lodges and wellness retreats in the country. You'll even take part in a hands-on course where you learn to prepare artisanal chocolate.

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Lavish Costa Rica: Rivers, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls - 8 Days

Pamper yourself on an eight-day tropical getaway to Costa Rica that offers wellness and adventure in equal measure. You'll begin in a luxury rainforest lodge with an exciting trip down the Pacuare River. Then it's off to the Arenal Volcano region where you'll relax in natural hot springs and learn the secrets to chocolate making on a local farm.

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Tropical Adventures and Luxury Retreats in Costa Rica - 9 Days

When you want to combine luxury and beauty in a tropical getaway, there's no better destination than Costa Rica. On this nine-day excursion, you'll alternate between luxury spa treatments and adventurous excursions. This includes a whitewater rafting trip down the famous Pacuare River and a hike to some of the most secluded tropical waterfalls in the country.

Recent trip reviews for Carlos

Lisa

Kim Kim exceeded expectations · Costa Rica - Feb 22 - Feb 29, 2020

Traveler: Lisa H. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

We had a great time in Costa Rica. Carlos did an excellent job organizing our trip. All of the hotels were wonderful and check-in was seamless. I am usually a do-it yourself travel planner, but would highly recommend KimKim for a work free trip if you would like to go multiple places.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Good afternoon Lisa from sunny and shiny Costa Rica!
It was my pleasure make this trip come true for you, I’m si thankful for visiting our country and I ‘m happy about you because Got it!
Thank you for your feedback trip I really appreciate it, I hope you can visit us in the future when everyone will be safe and ready to travel again!
Take care and Pura Vida Amiga!
Carlos.

best of Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Feb 26 - Mar 7, 2020

Traveler: Carolynn O. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

We really enjoyed the itinerary suggested by Carlos. Our favourite place to stay was Senda, Monteverde.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Carolynn!

This is Carlos from sunny Costa Rica!

Thank you for visiting us, thank you for thrust in our Travel Agency and my knowledge as a Travel specialist here in Costa Rica!

It was my pleasure having you here, I hope you can return in the future or recommend our country to your friends and family.

Pura Vida Amiga!
Carlos.

Carlos was excellent! · Costa Rica - Feb 21 - Mar 1, 2020

Traveler: Lisa E. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos was so great! He gave us a ton of options before we booked our trip, and then made sure everything went smoothly thereafter. He also quickly jumped in to help out with any bumps in the road while we were on our trip.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Lisa!
Pura Vida, I am proud of your feedback, thank you for thrust in myself to prepare and run your experience in our lovely country, thank you for visiting us.
Now you have a new friend here in Costa And do not hesitate in ask me if you need my assistance in the future.

Gracias y Pura Vida!
Carlos.

What an unbelievable trip! Absolutely amazing! · Costa Rica - Feb 21 - Mar 1, 2020

Traveler: Aaron A. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

What an unbelievable trip! I’m not sure what was better; Costa Rica or Carlos! This was my first time using KimKim and it won’t be my last. Carlos planned the perfect trip. From starting out in the rustic Corcovado national park to the cloud forests and then ending at one of the nicest/relaxing hot spring resorts in Arenal. The trip had everything; rainforests, jungles, wildlife, zip lines, bungee jumping, volcanos, delicious food, amazing resorts, beaches, 6 seater airplanes, snakes, night... read more

What an unbelievable trip! I’m not sure what was better; Costa Rica or Carlos! This was my first time using KimKim and it won’t be my last. Carlos planned the perfect trip. From starting out in the rustic Corcovado national park to the cloud forests and then ending at one of the nicest/relaxing hot spring resorts in Arenal. The trip had everything; rainforests, jungles, wildlife, zip lines, bungee jumping, volcanos, delicious food, amazing resorts, beaches, 6 seater airplanes, snakes, night hikes, monkeys, birds, hanging bridges...I could go on and on. The best part was it was all planned by Carlos. We didn’t have to worry about anything. Pickups, transfers, logistics, all the boring stuff no one wants to take care of but needs to be done/planned for trips, Carlos did it. Whatever KimKim is paying Carlos, they should double it. What an amazing trip, all thanks to KimKim and Carlos. Pura Vida!!!!

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Aaron!

Greetings from sunny Costa Rica, I'm so proud of your feedback trip, It was totally a pleasure to assist you during your experience in our lovely country Costa Rica.

Now you have a friend here, I hope you can visit us again in the future and I hope I can show you other beautiful destinations.

Thank you again for visiting us, Pura Vida Amigos!
Carlos.

Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Feb 2 - Feb 8, 2020

Traveler: Gaby C. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

I had an amazing travel experience in Costa Rica! I was there for about a week and felt like I was able to see and do so much during my time there. During my trip I saw many different types of birds, sloths, monkeys, a Quetzal, and so much more. I traveled to San Jose, Monteverde, La Fortuna, and Arenal and saw volcanos, jungles and cloud forests. This was my first time booking with KimKim and it was relaxing to know that everything was booked and planned for by our travel specialist.... read more

I had an amazing travel experience in Costa Rica! I was there for about a week and felt like I was able to see and do so much during my time there. During my trip I saw many different types of birds, sloths, monkeys, a Quetzal, and so much more. I traveled to San Jose, Monteverde, La Fortuna, and Arenal and saw volcanos, jungles and cloud forests. This was my first time booking with KimKim and it was relaxing to know that everything was booked and planned for by our travel specialist. Carlos my travel specialist did an amazing job booking and planning my entire trip. He even called me during my trip to check up on how I was doing. Everything ran smoothly and the guides were friendly and knowledgeable about the biodiversity in Costa Rica. My guides Jorge and Juan Carlos did an amazing job teaching me about their culture and traditions. I would highly recommend booking with KimKim as they take care of everything and you get to enjoy your vacation. Thank you Carlos!

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Querida Gaby!

Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

Firstly I want to say thank you for visiting our lovely country.

I appreciate your great feedback review about the trip plan we prepared for you and companion, we always try with our best, I hope you have good memories from Costa Rica, It was my pleasure assisting you during your trip.

I hope you can return then in the future.
Pura Vida!
Carlos.

Sarah

almost all of Costa Rica in a week · Costa Rica - Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2020

Traveler: Sarah B. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Had an amazing time in Costa Rica! Loved all of our excursions! White water rafting on the sarapiqui River was my favorite! Hiking the 1968 lava field in Arenal was both amazing and disappointing as we weren’t one of the lucky few (per year! Haha!) to see a glimpse of the volcano’s peak. Ziplining in the cloud forest of Monteverde at sky adventures was an experience I will never forget because I was shaking from both fear, excitement, and the chilly temperatures. The Don Juan... read more

Had an amazing time in Costa Rica! Loved all of our excursions! White water rafting on the sarapiqui River was my favorite! Hiking the 1968 lava field in Arenal was both amazing and disappointing as we weren’t one of the lucky few (per year! Haha!) to see a glimpse of the volcano’s peak. Ziplining in the cloud forest of Monteverde at sky adventures was an experience I will never forget because I was shaking from both fear, excitement, and the chilly temperatures. The Don Juan coffee/chocolate tour is a MUST DO for anyone in the area and definitely gives me a different perspective every time I bite into a Hershey bar not to mention the amazing coffee and cocoa butter. We had the best 3.5 hours of fun on the ocean king in Quepos and thanks to the 8 drink tickets, it’s a good thing we purchased the $30 photo package so we have some great memories of the beautiful sunset! Costa Rica was the most memorable trip I have ever had and I can’t wait to use kimkim for my next adventure.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Sarah!
Pura Vida? This is Carlos, thank you for visiting us, It was my pleasure having you in our country Costa Rica, I hope you can return in the future ...
Pura Vida Amigos!
Carlos.

Osa Peninsula Luxury Jungle Adventure - 5 Days · Costa Rica - Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2019

Traveler: ANDRE Z. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

carlos helped us and made our trip memorable, thanks
we had the trip of a lifetime

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Andre!

Greetings from Costa Rica, thank you for your feedback trip, It was our pleasure having you in our country. Pura Vida, I really hope you enjoyed Peninsula de Osa and other Destinations.

Now you have a Friend here and I hope you keep Costa Rica in your memories.

Thank you, Pura Vida!

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jun 26 - Jul 7, 2019

Traveler: Chris J. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

We couldn't have been more pleased with our trip. We took a 12-day family trip with 3 teenagers (18,16,13). All of our accommodations were perfect, from the hotels, the excursions, and the included meals. It was the perfect mix of adventure and fun with learning about the history of the country, the agriculture, and seeing all the plants and animals in their natural habitat. All of our drivers, guides, and excursion leaders spoke perfect English, and were so friendly and eager to tell us... read more

We couldn't have been more pleased with our trip. We took a 12-day family trip with 3 teenagers (18,16,13). All of our accommodations were perfect, from the hotels, the excursions, and the included meals. It was the perfect mix of adventure and fun with learning about the history of the country, the agriculture, and seeing all the plants and animals in their natural habitat. All of our drivers, guides, and excursion leaders spoke perfect English, and were so friendly and eager to tell us about their country. Highlights of our trip would be white water rafting on the Balsa River, ziplining in Monteverde, and the hot springs/thermal baths in La Fortuna/ Arenal volcano. The wildlife at the beach in Quepos was unreal- we saw sloths, monkeys, and iguanas daily on the ground of our hotel and around town. Carlos’ attention to detail was great and he checked in on us multiple times during our trip to make sure everything was perfect.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Chris!
Greetings from Costa Rica ...
I just want to say thank you for join us and meet our beatiful Costa Rica. I hope you can return and explore more then.
Thank you for your feedback it is very important for us. Please do not hesitate in ask me in the future you have friends in Costa Rica know.
Pura Vida Amigo!!
Carlos.

One Week in Costa Rica : 5 Unique Itineraries · Costa Rica - Jul 21 - Jul 28, 2019

Traveler: Clarissa W. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos was always very responsive and a pleasure to work with. He had many good ideas for the trip, and most importantly, he chose a perfect guide and driver for our family trip. Our guide, Margarita, was a biologist who had a vast knowledge of bird, plant and wildlife, but she was also great with kids, making up various games and contests to keep them engaged. Enrique was also very knowledgable and accommodating to kids and my mom, who is 85 and couldn't participate in many of the... read more

Carlos was always very responsive and a pleasure to work with. He had many good ideas for the trip, and most importantly, he chose a perfect guide and driver for our family trip. Our guide, Margarita, was a biologist who had a vast knowledge of bird, plant and wildlife, but she was also great with kids, making up various games and contests to keep them engaged. Enrique was also very knowledgable and accommodating to kids and my mom, who is 85 and couldn't participate in many of the activities, so he often stayed with her. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about the beautiful country.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Clarissa,

I hope you have arrived well last Sunday!

I just want to say thank you for join us and meet our beautiful country, Costa Rica.

As I explained to you since the beginning we always try to provide you with our best. It was our pleasure having you and your family in Costa Rica, I know you had a Great vacations time, I appreciate your kind trip review and remember you have friends in Costa Rica now, Pura Vida!
Your Friend,
Carlos.

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Nik K. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos arranged an amazing trip for my family that captured all the best things about travel: opening hearts and minds, meeting new people and some great fun! I'd say that the trip included something for everyone, but it actually included everything for everyone. We all - myself, my wife and my 10 and 8 year old kids - loved rafting on the Balsa with Carlos T., a chocolate tour near Arenal with Katherine and surfing (or trying to, anyway) on Playa Blanca with Walter and Niels. Along the way... read more

Carlos arranged an amazing trip for my family that captured all the best things about travel: opening hearts and minds, meeting new people and some great fun! I'd say that the trip included something for everyone, but it actually included everything for everyone. We all - myself, my wife and my 10 and 8 year old kids - loved rafting on the Balsa with Carlos T., a chocolate tour near Arenal with Katherine and surfing (or trying to, anyway) on Playa Blanca with Walter and Niels. Along the way we managed some relaxation in the Arenal springs and some poolside chillin' in Papagayo.

Unexpectedly, the highlight of the trip may have been the afternoon before we left when Carlos himself came out to spend an afternoon with us in San Jose. We walked, ate and went to markets where we met some of the warmest and friendliest people you can imagine. Thanks Carlos, for sharing some of your amazing home town with us.

Carlos arranged a seamless trip. Every tour and transfer he arranged was with warm, friendly, and reliable guides. To a T, each was on time and ready to go. Carlos was immediately available by phone, text or WhatsApp throughout the trip.

The highest compliment was from my 8 year old who had tears in his eyes as we left, wanting to know when we could go back to Costa Rica and willing to give up his Nintendo Switch just to stay another day.

Thanks Carlos. Pura Vida!

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Nik,

Greetings from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Amigo!
I want to thank you and your loving and respectable family for sharing with me last evening in San Jose. I enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you for sharing a little of you with me, that has been my reward for you, remember that you will always have a friend in Costa Rica, have my contact and if someday you want to come just look for me as well as your friends as well they can do.
Thank you very much for this beautiful comment, thank you for taking... read more

Dear Nik,

Greetings from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Amigo!
I want to thank you and your loving and respectable family for sharing with me last evening in San Jose. I enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you for sharing a little of you with me, that has been my reward for you, remember that you will always have a friend in Costa Rica, have my contact and if someday you want to come just look for me as well as your friends as well they can do.
Thank you very much for this beautiful comment, thank you for taking your valuable time to write it.

I almost forgot and I want to make clear for you:
.. did you remember the type of pizza that I mentioned during the lunch? I do not know what I was thinking about, the type of pizza is a Baked pizza but in a clay oven, maybe next time we can go and try in Arenal.

Muchas Gracias Amigo y Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

Classic Costa Rica: 7-Day Self-Drive Tour · Costa Rica - May 10 - May 17, 2019

Traveler: Vishal D. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

This was my first experience with booking a trip through Kimkim and I happy to say that it was an absolute pleasure. The website was very informative and extremely transparent. Their curated tours is an excellent starting place to plan and then customise a trip.

My expertise with Carlos was also fantastic. Carlos is extremely knowledgable and very cooperative. He really helped my customise my holiday down to the smallest details. He was very patient and helped my make several changes to... read more

This was my first experience with booking a trip through Kimkim and I happy to say that it was an absolute pleasure. The website was very informative and extremely transparent. Their curated tours is an excellent starting place to plan and then customise a trip.

My expertise with Carlos was also fantastic. Carlos is extremely knowledgable and very cooperative. He really helped my customise my holiday down to the smallest details. He was very patient and helped my make several changes to the plan over time. He was quick to reply back to all my queries, give proper feedback & suggestions and make the required changes quickly.

My entire experience with Kimkim and Carlos was great. I will highly recommend them both to any traveller.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Good morning Vishal, greetings from Costa Rica, Pura Vida!

Firstly I want to say thank you for visiting our lovely Costa Rica!

I'm so proud of your comments, It was my pleasure to provide you with my best.
I hope you always remember our country and I will be so glad to assist you in the future.

I hope you have a great Monday and Pura Vida!

Kind Regards,
Carlos

Nestor Vicente

Costa Rica Adventure Trip · Costa Rica - May 11 - May 15, 2019

Traveler: Nestor Vicente D. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Costa Rica Trip

Kim Kim Review
My wife and I are from California, and we decided to take a trip to Costa Rica. We were looking for an adventure trip that would involve enjoying the Costa Rican rainforest. KimKim made this trip happen! It was such a comfortable, stress-free, and convenient way to book all our travel arrangement in one convenient site!

As I never used KimKim before, I was doubtful that it was this easy to book an adventure. However, it was this simple. It was merely... read more

Costa Rica Trip

Kim Kim Review
My wife and I are from California, and we decided to take a trip to Costa Rica. We were looking for an adventure trip that would involve enjoying the Costa Rican rainforest. KimKim made this trip happen! It was such a comfortable, stress-free, and convenient way to book all our travel arrangement in one convenient site!

As I never used KimKim before, I was doubtful that it was this easy to book an adventure. However, it was this simple. It was merely chatting and emailing back and forth to brainstorm ideas of what we wanted to do with a Kimkim representative. Kimkim will assign a country expert to provide you with a real perspective of what activities, sights, and ideas are great or not or unrealistic.

The private tour was money well spent! After, agreeing with all the activities for a 5-day trip; lodging, lunch, and tickets were all included in the price. Danny greeted us, our driver for the majority of the trip, right outside the airport, with a clean and private van. He was excellent and very professional, knowledgeable, and safe.

Our first stop was downtown San Jose. We visited some sights and tried some Costa Rican cuisine. The next day traveled and hiked almost six waterfalls! The highlight was The Bajo del Toro waterfalls. Expertly guided by our tour guide Kenneth, we were able to get to the waterfalls safe and sound. For the next few nights, we stayed at El Silencio spa and hotel. A charming hotel situated in the heart of jungles of Costa Rica. It was an eco-friendly and environmentally conscious hotel. We loved our stay here! It was quiet, clean, beautiful, impressively well-maintained, but most of all while eco-friendly, it creatively integrates activities with the surrounding community.

For the 5-days, we were able to see six waterfalls, zip line, and aerial tram in the Braulio Carillo National Park.

I highly recommend using Kimkim. I know my wife and I would be using them again for our next adventure. Pura Vida!

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

This is Carlos and I'm very happy for your comments and feedback experiences.

I hope you can remember this trip as one of your Best and I hope you can visit us again.

Muchas Gracias Amigo y Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

Costa Rica - 7 - 10 Days · Costa Rica - Apr 18 - Apr 26, 2019

Traveler: Leena M. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

We had one of the best trips. Hotels were all great and activities were perfect. Transportation was all planned very well and on time. Overall, we are very happy with our first Kimkim experience and will be using Kimkim for our future travels. Thank you very much.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello, Leena from Costa Rica, thank you for your positive comments about my trip plan prepared for you, as you know we will be more than glad to receive you in the future or just referred visitors form you as well, I hope you can visit us in the future again.
Cheers!
Pura Vida!

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Feb 25 - Mar 2, 2019

Traveler: Cris K. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

The trip was for the most part very good. We were met upon arrival and taken to our overnight hotel in San Jose.

The private transfer (drive) to our main destibation point, Arenal, was great, the driver/guide (Jorge) suggested that we could visit a coffee plantation on our way and we took him up on that idea. It was great! (Dona Estate). We also stopped at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and that was also great! Beautiful place, well worth the visit.

At Arenal, we did many things that had been... read more

The trip was for the most part very good. We were met upon arrival and taken to our overnight hotel in San Jose.

The private transfer (drive) to our main destibation point, Arenal, was great, the driver/guide (Jorge) suggested that we could visit a coffee plantation on our way and we took him up on that idea. It was great! (Dona Estate). We also stopped at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and that was also great! Beautiful place, well worth the visit.

At Arenal, we did many things that had been planned as part of the trip. We did a Skywalk hike that included ‘hanging and suspension bridges and saw some wildlife. We later went on a pretty excited zip line through the mountains and valleys. We hiked close to the foot of Arenal Volcano and learned about the history of it. We kayaked on Arenal Lake next to the volcano. We went to a hot springs, which was wonderful and where we soaked our tired muscles.

Meals were also very good. We ate at one of our hotel’s (Arenal Volcano Inn) restaurants several times, as well as at Don Rufuno’s in the town of La Fortuna.

The only things that were not so great were internet connectivity in our hotel in Arenal (we had to go to the lobby and restaurant to get connected) and communication with our activities planner Carlos (We had some miscommunication and some activities had to be rescheduled). We had requested to stay at a hotel with a hot springs in Arenal, but didn’t get it. We wanted to spend more time at some hot springs, but had just one evening during our stay. Finally, we were a little disappointed with the lack of friendliness on the part of the guides working for Eco Terra. We did several things with them, including a trip to a waterfall in La Fortuna and private transfer (drive) back to San Jose from Arenal. They were a bit dismissive of us and did not interact with us much.

That said, Carlos was very professional in trying to arrange our (many) requests. But perhaps in future he could drop Eco Terra. The other companies (Sky Adventures, Adventuras Arenal) were great.

Best,
Cris

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Greetings from Costa Rica Cris!

Thank you so much for this feedback, I really appreciate and I will take care of it.

Thank you for visiting us, it was my pleasure having you in our country.

Pura Vida Amigo!
Carlos

Costa Rica Family Vacation - 6-Day Itinerary · Costa Rica - Feb 12 - Feb 19, 2019

Traveler: Tana S. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos was very communicative with us and flexible. He made our itinerary changes whenever we requested them and did his best to accommodate our schedule and interests. He made himself available via text message as soon as we arrived and was very helpful whenever I needed some local advice.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Tana!

Greetings from sunny Costa Rica!

We are so glad for your visit, a real adventure!
I hope we have a chance to have you in our friendly country in the future, thank you again for giving us the chance to provide you a Great vacations time.

Cheers!
Carlos

costa rica · Costa Rica - Jan 17 - Jan 24, 2019

Traveler: Raj R. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Always available
Can make things happen for you
Tailored needs
books only with most reliable companies and guides
Overall I would suggest Carlos for my friends and families.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Good morning from sunny Costa Rica Raj!

Pura Vida my Friend, thank you so much for this kind review and for your comments, we will be more than happy to have you in the future and your friends are very welcome as well!
I hope you can keep the good experiences in Costa Rica for a long time in your mind!
Kind Regards,
Carlos.
Your Friend in Costa Rica.

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Dec 19 - Dec 19, 2018

Traveler: Avinash K. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

We stumbled upon KimKim while looking for ideas for our Costa Rica trip. By the end of the trip, we were completely glad for going ahead with KimKim to plan the trip. KimKim was very prompt in coming up with the itinerary and the costs. Our local specialist, Carlos, was very helpful in answering all our questions in a short time. Carlos was able to adjust the itinerary according to our needs and plans. The hotels that they chose were just perfect for our budget and needs. Our driver/guide in... read more

We stumbled upon KimKim while looking for ideas for our Costa Rica trip. By the end of the trip, we were completely glad for going ahead with KimKim to plan the trip. KimKim was very prompt in coming up with the itinerary and the costs. Our local specialist, Carlos, was very helpful in answering all our questions in a short time. Carlos was able to adjust the itinerary according to our needs and plans. The hotels that they chose were just perfect for our budget and needs. Our driver/guide in Costa Rica, Sergio, was super helpful and very knowledgable about the local stuff - food, culture, local things to do, etc. Sergio went out of his way a couple of times to help us with local shopping. I definitely recommend the KimKim team and Sergio for planning any trips to Costa Rica.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Happy New year Avi!

Thank you for your kind review, It's was a pleasure for all KimKim and Unique Adventures team having you in our lovely country. I hope you can visit us again in the future!