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Christopher Murillo

Positive experiences and memories that you will never forget are about the only things we take away! Traveling gives us the chance to discover this. I've lead trips in Costa Rica and some other countries, for more than 10 years. I know first hand what people are looking for and what makes the holiday unique,

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in adventure holidays, cycling, hiking, whitewater rafting, zip-lining, all over Costa Rica, from the cloud forests in Monteverde to the white sand beaches in Manuel Antonio."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Son of an adventure guide, all I could think about when I was a child was to join my father on a trip. I started guiding trips at the age of 18 and never stopped. With many years of leading trips, I have the expertise to put together great experiences for everyone."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have probably run the Pacuare River more than 100 times! Every time I go down the river I feel as excited as the first time. Paddling down the rapids while you see, extensive vegetation, waterfalls, wildlife, and having an amazing time, makes it a unique trip, especially if you make it into a 2-day trip and spend the night at El Nido del Tigre Campsite. "

Christopher is part of the following groups: Costa Rica Travel Agents
Hiking in Costa Rica
Top Family Experiences in Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers adventures suitable for all ages, making it an excellent choice for a family vacation. Kids and adults alike love spotting wildlife, ziplining through cloud forests, learning how to surf, touring organic farms, and much more. The unique experiences you can enjoy in Costa Rica—a country leading the world in eco-tourism and wildlife conservation—will leave a lasting impression on the entire family for years to come.

Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano.
Best of Costa Rica: Arenal, Monteverde & Manuel Antonio - 8 Days

This 8-day trip is ideal for travelers looking to experience Costa Rica's highlights. Go for a dip in Arenal's hot springs and spot monkeys and other wildlife on hikes around the famous volcano. Continue to Monteverde, where you'll discover the remarkable flora and fauna of the cloud forest. Finally, spend a few days in Manuel Antonio National Park, kayaking through turquoise waters and relaxing on pristine white sand beaches.

Arenal Volcano National Park
8 Days in Costa Rica - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

An eight-day trip to Costa Rica provides plenty of time for both adventure and relaxation–explore the history of San José, take a national park tour or two and swim in the hot springs, beaches, and waterfalls that await. Active travelers will appreciate cycling to the Continental Divide, wildlife sightings on a riverboat safari in Nosara, and riding Class IV rapids down the Rio Pacuare in these five trip plans.

Tortuguero National Park
6 Days in Costa Rica - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Six days is a great amount of time to experience Costa Rica—you can easily combine two of the country's biodiverse national parks with a day of exploration in San José. Visit the cloud forest of Monteverde, take a surf lesson at Playa Manuel Antonio, zipline across the jungle at Arenal, or cycle the Continental Divide with the five unique itinerary ideas below.

Sunset off the Pacific Coast
Costa Rica Luxury Beaches & Rainforest Adventures - 7 Days

Escape to northern Costa Rica for a luxury vacation you'll never forget. You'll pack a lot of adventure into just seven days, and these active excursions include waterfall hikes, nocturnal nature walks, and river safaris. Throughout the trip, you'll travel between the inland rainforests to the sun-kissed beaches of Guanacaste Province—and each night you'll relax in the finest luxury accommodations in the country.

Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica: Natural Highlights Luxury Tour - 6 Days

Even a mere six days is enough time to experience the highlights of Costa Rica. On this brisk itinerary, you'll do just that, visiting both Arenal and Corcovado National Park as well as enjoying waterfall hikes and exotic wildlife safaris. In between all this adventure you'll find time to relax in natural hot springs and enjoy the first-class amenities of your luxury accommodations.

Recent trip reviews for Christopher

Exceptional experience! · Costa Rica - Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2022

Traveler: Brian S. - Local specialist: Christopher Murillo

My wife and I truly had a special experience made possible by our excellent guide Chris. Chris made our cycling adventure unique and exciting throughout our journey. Chris was always available to handle all our needs and expectations. Chris ensured our safety and the perfect guide for the beautiful Costa Rican coast line. We are ready to go back and Chris will be the perfect guide again. Really a quality trip. Highly recommend your services and of course Chris made it possible. ... read more

My wife and I truly had a special experience made possible by our excellent guide Chris. Chris made our cycling adventure unique and exciting throughout our journey. Chris was always available to handle all our needs and expectations. Chris ensured our safety and the perfect guide for the beautiful Costa Rican coast line. We are ready to go back and Chris will be the perfect guide again. Really a quality trip. Highly recommend your services and of course Chris made it possible. Cheers, Brian

Hotel Review

Hotel Boutique Lagarta Lodge

Nosara

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Best view and quality room and hospitality!

Tips for future travelers

plan ahead and book activities in the surrounding areas.

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Bike Ride Playa Hermosa to Playa Grande

Costa Rica

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Christopher Murillo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Brian! Thanks for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you in our country!

Clint

Our Costa Rica experience was amazing · Costa Rica - Feb 3 - Feb 13, 2022

Traveler: Clint W. - Local specialist: Christopher Murillo

Our Costa Rica experience was amazing and I thank Kimkim in assisting us with our journey. The transportation was great with wonderful drivers. The accommodations were very nice and comfortable. We did have bad experience with one hotel. I'm not totally faulting Kimkim. It was a mis communication between parties. We didn't stay at our arranged hotel and found another one on our own. The main thing I would like to see in the future is a breakdown of the expenses. Didn't see one even after... read more

Our Costa Rica experience was amazing and I thank Kimkim in assisting us with our journey. The transportation was great with wonderful drivers. The accommodations were very nice and comfortable. We did have bad experience with one hotel. I'm not totally faulting Kimkim. It was a mis communication between parties. We didn't stay at our arranged hotel and found another one on our own. The main thing I would like to see in the future is a breakdown of the expenses. Didn't see one even after requesting it. Even with the issue we would use Kimkim again.

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Hotel Heliconia

Monteverde Costa Rica

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Excellent friendly comfortable great views!

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Activity Reviews

Monteverde - Hanging Bridges Guided Hike & Zip-lining tour

Monteverde

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Monteverde - Hanging Bridges Guided Hike & Zip-lining tour

Monteverde

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Great Experience · Costa Rica - Dec 25 - Dec 30, 2021

Traveler: Nevin V. - Local specialist: Christopher Murillo

We had a great experience touring Costa Rica. Chris and Randall was very organized and planned our trip really well. They were very responsive . I will definitely recommend working with Chris and Randall if you are planning a trip to Costa Rica.

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Christopher Murillo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the great review Nevin, it was a pleasure working with you.

Raka

Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2021

Traveler: Raka M. - Local specialist: Christopher Murillo

Chris and Randall planned an absolutely fantastic trip for my father and me. We did activities that the both of us enjoyed, and we appreciated still having flexibility during the trip. The trip had a balance of everything; hiking, wildlife, food, culture, beaches, and relaxation. read more

Chris and Randall planned an absolutely fantastic trip for my father and me. We did activities that the both of us enjoyed, and we appreciated still having flexibility during the trip. The trip had a balance of everything; hiking, wildlife, food, culture, beaches, and relaxation.

Hotel Review

El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde Costa Rica

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Great views from each room!

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Arenal Volcano Hike & Baldi Hot Springs & Dinner

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Christopher Murillo, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Raka! thanks for the great review, it was a pleasure having you and your father in our country.