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Lily Ulate

I believe that every place we visit is an opportunity to create a memory. Tourism involves much more than just accommodations and attractions. I am passionate about designing unique trips, tailored to our travelers.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in adventure travel, ecotourism, family and honeymoon trips. But I am not limited to just that and am happy to work with anything my clients want. Working for a full-service travel agency gives me the opportunity to find new challenges every day and to accommodate all kinds of preferences."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I've been working in the tourism industry as a travel designer for 12 years. It was not originally intended to be my career path, but it was meant to be, and I am grateful for it! I have been able to visit unique and magical places in my country because of my job. I just love it!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Every travel experience is unique! Visiting secluded destinations in Costa Rica is always fascinating. The Osa Península, Arenal and Manuel Antonio are my top 3 places, but in Costa Rica, it's very hard to decide! Each time you visit a place you will find new things to love."

Lily is part of the following groups: Costa Rica Travel Agents
Manuel Antonio beaches are known for sunset views
Costa Rica Hiking Adventure - 10 Days

Checking off three key regions in Costa Rica, this 10-day itinerary is perfect for adventurous travelers. The trip starts with a visit to Costa Rica's famous Arenal Volcano for hiking and natural hot springs before continuing to the Pacific Ocean for some beach time at Manuel Antonio National Park. Finish off in one of the country's most remote areas—Osa Peninsula—for undeveloped rainforests, rare wildlife, and near-empty coastline.

End the trip with a visit to the Pacific coast for some beach time
Costa Rica Highlights: Arenal, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio - 9 Days

The jewel of Central America, Costa Rica offers everything—cities, beaches, and many unique ecosystems to explore. This itinerary encompasses the country’s most spectacular landscapes, plus an opportunity to savor the culture of local villages and capital city. Hike near a volcano, experience world-class bird-watching, snorkel with sea turtles, and more.

Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica Highlights: Arenal & Manuel Antonio National Park - 6 days

This exciting 6-day itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to experience quintessential Costa Rica. You'll take in awe-inspiring views of Arenal volcano, and have an exciting rafting day on the Sarapiqui River before heading to Manuel Antonio to explore the jungle and white sand beaches of this nature lovers paradise.

Arenal Volcano
10 Days in Costa Rica - 5 Unique Itineraries

Travelers with more than a week to spend in Costa Rica have time to experience much of what makes the country so exceptional, from its many ecosystems and spectacular wildlife to culture, cuisine, and adventure activities. Each of these itineraries takes a theme and runs with it—you can hit all the highlights, spend ten days on the coast, or focus on specific interests like surfing or wildlife.

Enjoy a culinary-focused trip in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Culinary Tour - 7 Days

On this 7-day food-themed itinerary you'll explore food stalls at San José's Mercado Central, learn how to make traditional dishes during a hands-on cooking class, participate in chocolate making—one of Costa Rica's most important exports. You'll also experience the country's incredible natural surroundings with jungles, beaches, and plenty of relaxation.

You'll together brave the rapids on Río Pacuare, one of the best rafting rivers on earth
Rafting & Romance in the Jungle - 5 Days

This 5-day itinerary is ideal for adventure-loving couples. Starting and ending in San José, you'll brave the rapids of the scenic Río Pacuare on a guided whitewater excursion, zip line and hike the coastal jungle, and enjoy downtime together in a luxury eco-lodge. With plenty of free time to choose your own activities, it's bound to be a trip you'll always remember.

Recent trip reviews for Lily

The team at Kimkim put together a fantastic i... · Costa Rica - Dec 22 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: Krishna P. - Local specialist: Lily Ulate

The team at Kimkim put together a fantastic itinerary which checks every wish box of our dream vacation. Thank you, Thank you!

I would definitely take their service for our next vacation.

good Planning bad execution · Costa Rica - Oct 19 - Oct 26, 2019

Traveler: Argy K. - Local specialist: Lily Ulate

In general it was easy to organise and good recommendations were given. The problem was that the hotels and experiences that were booked did not meet our expectations or the description provided by kimkim and once the issues were raised they were not addressed by Kimkim

Costa Rica Short Trip · Costa Rica - Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2019

Traveler: Sunil P. - Local specialist: Lily Ulate

Overall we had a great trip to Costa Rica.
Our first 4 days of reservations were done by KIMKIM - Lily( Kim Kim guide).

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Lily Ulate, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sunil!

I am glad to see on your review that everything went great with the trip!

I appreciate your review and there is still much to see! We´ll be looking for your next visit on a near future!

Pura Vida!

Lily