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Olman Romero

I was born in Turrialba, it is a region famous for hosting the Guayabo Archeological Monument, which is the oldest and most important pre-hispanic archeological site in the country. Turrialba is also known for the active Turrialba Volcano, and for offering the best river in the country to do white water rafting, the Pacuare River.

Since I was little I liked to experience new places and cultures, when I grew up and studied tourism I felt that people should be allowed to know the wonders that our country has to offer.

I have discovered many places, from mountains, beaches, and national parks to cities. Likewise, I love doing adventurous activities such as zip lining, canyoning, rafting, climbing, and horseback riding. I have the experience of having done most activities that Costa Rica is known for, so I can help travelers make the most of their time so they can have an unforgettable experience!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Family Experiences
Honeymoons
Adventure Travel
Self-drive adventure packages
Luxury Trips
Wellness & Yoga
Birdwatching"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Since I was a kid, I loved to explore new adventures, when I was 15 years old, I had to decide for choosing a carreer for a technical degree for the last three years of the school, so I decided to go for tourism, during that time, I learned a lot about tourism in Costa Rica and its great diversity.

At the same time, I traveled to many destinations such as beaches, volcanoes, rainforest, city, and many off the beaten path places, but the difference was that I visited those destinations for learning, not just for pleasure.

When I finished school, I knew I wanted to continue in the travel industry, so I started working as and adventure guide in a adventure park, then, a good opportunity to start working hotel came to me, so I started working in a hotel amnd continue studying.

The studies led me to work in a travel agency, which is something I love to do, see people happy about their trips makes me happy too."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are many experiences!

Trips to the Caribbean Coast, Corcovado National Park, Northern Plains, and Central Pacific Coast, however, one of the best experiences was when I was 19 years old, I visited the Guanacaste Province on the North Pacific Coast for a week.

During that week I rented a motorcycle and explored as many beaches as possible. I discovered beaches like Langosta, Brasilito, Playa Grande, Conchal, Tamarindo, Potrero and Brasilito.

I even was able to snorkel on Capitan Suizo Island and kayak in the ocean, and every day surprised me with incredible sunsets. It was an unforgettable experience."

Olman is part of the following groups: Costa Rica Travel Agents
Relaxing in the water
Unique Costa Rica: Honeymoon Memories in Paradise - 9 Days

Spend an unforgettable honeymoon in Costa Rica on this nine-day trip that mixes adrenaline-rushing adventure with plenty of beach relaxation. You'll explore the jungle, go rafting and horseback riding, go snorkeling on the coast, and more on this whirlwind getaway.

Go surfing in Tamarindo Beach
Discover Costa Rica: Highlights of Guanacaste - 8 Days

This eight-day itinerary is perfect for travelers seeking a balanced beach holiday, laced with organized day trips and free time by the water. Land in Liberia, the hub of Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, and head south to the popular surf town of Tamarindo Beach. Spend your days riding the waves, swimming, kayaking and snorkeling, and diving through the reefs of some of the most beautiful Pacific waters rich with exotic marine life. Bookmark day trips to Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and Rio Negro Hot Springs, Las Catalinas Islands, and Capitán Island, too. 

Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica Honeymoon Adventure: Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, & Tamarindo - 15 Days

Enjoy a 15-day honeymoon adventure that covers several of Costa Rica’s greatest outdoor destinations. Begin in the capital city for a welcome dinner, before heading to the Arenal region for river rafting, volcano hikes, scenic waterfalls, and more. Next, go snorkeling and kayaking in the ocean on the shores of beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Venture into the cloud forests of Monteverde to take suspension bridges and ziplines through the greenery, followed by downtime in Tamardino Beach to surf, sail, and relish magnificent sunsets.

Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica Outdoor Exploration: Monteverde, Arenal, Tortuguero - 9 Days

This is a special trip for nature lovers to satisfy the adventurer's soul. You will visit the most prominent places in Costa Rica and enjoy beautiful landscapes while experiencing the great variety of flora and fauna of this little paradise. A lot of outdoor adventure awaits you, combining exciting jungle exploration, interesting volcano hikes, boat safari with animal sightings, and beach leisure.

Yoga lessons
Nature & Yoga in Costa Rica: Tortuguero, Arenal, & the Pacific - 11 Days

This fantastic 11-day itinerary includes many of Costa Rica's greatest hits. You will venture into some of the country's most beautiful national parks to enjoy hikes, relax in hot springs, go on beach excursions, spot wildlife, and more. In this trip, you won't just be looking outwards, but also inwards, with wellness activities and yoga lessons. Waking up to the sound of waves and trying new poses with the Pacific Ocean in the backdrop will help you be even more mindful during this unique experience.

costa rica
Ultimate Birding Road Trip in Costa Rica - 7 Days

In a mere week you can see some of the most exotic birds in the entire world. The destination is Costa Rica, home to over 850 different species. On an active journey through rainforests and over mountains, you'll see many of them, including macaws, toucans, motmots, aracaris, and more.

Recent trip reviews for Olman

From start to finish working with Olman was an absolute joy!!
Costa Rica | Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2022

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Nancy G.
East Orange, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

From start to finish working with Olman was an absolute pleasure. His extensive knowledge of Costa Rica coupled with his lovely demeanor and exquisite attention to detail all aided in us having an incredible trip. Because of our short stay Olman suggested that we visit two different locales. And then he provided lovely accommodation options and day trip options. After we confirmed our choices he arranged everything and all we had to do was just show up. What a joy!! We fell in love with beautiful Costa Rica and miss it already!!!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
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Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Hola Nancy,

First of all, thanks a lot for your kind and excellent review.
I am so happy to know you had a terrific time in my beautiful country.

The two hotels you stayed at and the combination of unique experiences was great.

Let's hope you will visit the Pura Vida land again!

Best,
Olman

Excellent experience and will use them again ...
Costa Rica | Aug 7 - Aug 15, 2022

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Anita G.
South Riding, VA | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Excellent experience and will use them again and again. Great resource for the busy parent that wants to make the most of a destination but doesn't have the time to research all the different options! We used this for the first time to visit Costa Rica, our rep, Olman was knowledgeable and helped me throughout the trip with questions and concerns. Can't wait to use them for our next vacation! read more

Excellent experience and will use them again and again. Great resource for the busy parent that wants to make the most of a destination but doesn't have the time to research all the different options! We used this for the first time to visit Costa Rica, our rep, Olman was knowledgeable and helped me throughout the trip with questions and concerns. Can't wait to use them for our next vacation!

Hotel Reviews
The Springs Resort & Spa at Arenal
La Fortuna
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Los Altos Resort
Manuel Antonio
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Monteverde

Wonderful staff with a Scandinavian ambiance!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Whitewater Rafting on the Balsa River Class II & III
Arenal/La Fortuna

Mario was excellent! Amazing experience with door-to-door service. Very professional and friendly staff.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Hello Anita,

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience in Costa Rica.
I am so happy to know your family enjoyed the visit to our country.

It was a pleasure to work with you, let's hope you will visit us again to continue exploring the tropics!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Family trip for 7 adults and an infant
Costa Rica | Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2022

Jan
Jan W.
The Villages, FL | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Olman planned a fantastic trip for our family of 7 adults and an 11 month old. 10 out of 10 is the score for this trip, as suggested by our adult children. I was apprehensive about the 3.5 star hotels we requested in order to keep the cost down and have more $ to spend on meals and more. The 3.5 star Los Lagos had several thermal springs which was a highlight of our trip as well as a well appointed breakfast buffet. It was perfect for our family as we did not spend much time in our hotel... read more

Olman planned a fantastic trip for our family of 7 adults and an 11 month old. 10 out of 10 is the score for this trip, as suggested by our adult children. I was apprehensive about the 3.5 star hotels we requested in order to keep the cost down and have more $ to spend on meals and more. The 3.5 star Los Lagos had several thermal springs which was a highlight of our trip as well as a well appointed breakfast buffet. It was perfect for our family as we did not spend much time in our hotel room. If you are staying at the Park Inn by Radison in San Jose, take a 5 minute walk to the nearby outdoor farmers market. I loved the butterfly garden, seeing the caged animals from he region
, the hike to La Paz waterfall and the hearty lunch. Wouldn’t have missed it! The zip line has an automatic stopping system making it safe and not too scary for this 65 year old grandma. The light rain jacket is good to have. I wish I had brought a sweater to take on the plane and for going out to dinner in the evening. I wore my raincoat, a sweater would have been nice. I packed more socks than underpants. Bad idea as we were going swimming and in the thermal pools multiple times a day and taking showers. Bring extra underpants and extra swim suits. Swimsuits, and clothing for that matter, don’t dry overnight in the rain forest. Son went on early morning run and spotted 5 toucans in a tree. Sons pointed out that horseback riding at our hotel Los Lagos was a waste as horses were on complete auto pilot . A favorite for the 30 year olds was white water rafting after it had rained for 2 days. It was perilous and exhilarating. The night walk and coffee& chocolate tours were excellent. Wyndham Tamarindo 3.5 star hotel had terrific showers, an amazing view for all hotel rooms, and a beautiful infinity pool. We all enjoyed our stay there. This was a memory maker family reunion. It was better than we had expected. So glad we went with kimkim.

Hotel Reviews
Wyndham Tamarindo
Tamarindo
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Park Inn San Jose by Radisson
San José
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
Fortuna
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
San José - Arenal - Visit to La Paz Waterfall & Gardens
Costa Rica
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero
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Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Hello Jan,

Thanks for your review, a score of 10 out of 10 motivates us to continue doing a great job!

I enjoyed planning this family trip to our country, with nice hotels and a great combination of activities for all the travelers

I am so happy to know your family enjoyed the tropics, I am sure you will visit us again to explore new destinations.

Best,
Olman

Our trip to Costa Rica was excellent in every way.
Costa Rica | Jul 22 - Jul 30, 2022

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Jill S.
Jenison, MI | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

Our trip to Costa Rica was excellent in every way. Olman did an outstanding job of putting together an itinerary geared to our interests and we were so happy with every part of it. We started with white water rafting on the Pacuare River which was unforgettable and exhilarating. And the Exploradores Outdoors guides were exceptional in their instruction, support, and unwavering vigilance. It was an experience of a lifetime for us . And our hikes near the Arenal Volcano and the Fortuna... read more

Our trip to Costa Rica was excellent in every way. Olman did an outstanding job of putting together an itinerary geared to our interests and we were so happy with every part of it. We started with white water rafting on the Pacuare River which was unforgettable and exhilarating. And the Exploradores Outdoors guides were exceptional in their instruction, support, and unwavering vigilance. It was an experience of a lifetime for us . And our hikes near the Arenal Volcano and the Fortuna Waterfall were also unforgettable in their quieter way. I was very impressed with our guide, Randall, from Amazilla Travel, who was very engaging and remarkably knowledgeable about the volcano and the plants and animals of the jungle. We learned so much and I have brought back home with me the memory of the magical quiet of the rainforest. Every place we went we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the accommodations, the food (which we will miss), the warmth and hospitality of the people we met, and the beauty of Costa Rica. Kimkim was the way to go for us.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Aug 04, 2022

Hello Jill,

Thanks for your kind words.
I am so happy to read you had an unforgettable trip in the tropics.

It is great to know every hotel and the tours were what you looked for.

Let's hope this is not the last time you visit us, there are many other experiences you can enjoy!

Sunny Regards,
Olman

Everything was perfect!
Costa Rica | Jul 13 - Jul 26, 2022

John
John K.
Canton, GA | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

From the initial planning stage through the changes and modifications and until the final transfer to the airport, everything was wonderful. I always felt informed and up-to-date on everything thanks to Olman's prompt communications. We could not have asked for a better specialist to help us arrange this trip. read more

From the initial planning stage through the changes and modifications and until the final transfer to the airport, everything was wonderful. I always felt informed and up-to-date on everything thanks to Olman's prompt communications. We could not have asked for a better specialist to help us arrange this trip.

Hotel Reviews
Selva Verde Lodge
Sarapiquí

This was the last leg of our trip and the lodge was very different from the first two places we stayed. This felt like the least crowded place we stayed and we had a lot of peaceful time to ourselves and we enjoyed two guided tours, on one of which we had the wonderful guide Faviola all to ourselves and on the another there were just two others. The staff in the restaurant were lovely and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Faviola is a wonderful asset to Selva Verde and her knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm on the tours made each of them memorable and special.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cariblue Beach and Jungle Resort
South Puerto Viejo

We had a wonderful and relaxing 6-night stay at Cariblue - this was the middle leg of our trip and we enjoyed the extra time and lazy days that a long stay afforded. The accommodation was lovely, the air-con was a luxury and we enjoyed the pool and the restaurant. We were also able to experience the beach and the immediate location outside the hotel on foot. It was quiet and never crowded out and about.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Mawamba Lodge
Tortuguero

We enjoyed our stay at Mawamba Lodge and were glad to have stayed three nights to allow us to take our time on tours and enjoying the grounds. We never felt that the place was crowded nor did we ever have to wait for anything. The staff at the restaurant and bar were very friendly and professional and welcoming. You can tell that they are being trained properly by a well-managed company.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
San José

Though we stayed just one night, this was a lovely little hotel in central San Jose. If we ever return to SJ to explore the capital further, I would certainly stay here. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Enjoy the Beauty of Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero

The boat tour of the national park was wonderful - we were in a small group in an open top boat and we pretty much saw everything that we expected to see and more. I had binoculars and was able to help the guide with spotting and we were busy viewing wildlife almost the whole journey.

Quality of Experience
Food
There was no food on this trip
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Guided Hike in Cahuita National Park
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

There were four adults and 3 children on this tour and that was a perfect size - any more people and the trail would have been crowded and we would have had difficulty spotting wildlife and hearing the guide. It was a long, hot walk in the rainforest with a welcome dip in the sea halfway through and some fresh pineapple to refresh us. We also had a boat collect us at one point to help speed up our return trip.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Visit Jaguar Rescue Center
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

This was the most crowded tour and place that we visited in our whole two weeks but it was worth it. The work they do here is incredible and the volunteers and staff are to be commended.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Kayak Adventure & Rainforest Hike in Punta Uva
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Our kayak trip was cut short because the river was high due to overnight rains - so we could only go a short distance upstream - and the seas was too rough for the second part of our paddle. we had a short hike around Punta Uva, but the guide seemed like he wanted to be somewhere else and he was much less engaging than any of the other guides we met on our holiday.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Rainforest Guided Hike
Sarapiquí

The hike in Selva Verde's primary forest was fascinating. Faviola is an excellent guide and her knowledge of, and enthusiasm, for the flora and fauna is impressive. They even provided wellies for us to walk through the mud!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
There was no transport as the hike was at the lodge.
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Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Hello John,

Thanks for your review.
I am so happy to know your wife and you had a great experience in our country!
She saw sloths, which was an experience she wanted to enjoy.

I hope you will visit us again in the future to continue exploring the tropics.

Pura Vida!
Olman

The trip was overall great. I would of liked...
Costa Rica | Jul 7 - Jul 20, 2022

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Deborah D.
Lake Forest, CA | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

The trip was overall great. I would of liked if Olman was able to be reached on weekends in case of an emergency. I feel that KimKim needs to make sure people that they work with in other countries are available to their clients all the time if they are traveling within their country. Tour excursions should be booked as weather permitted. As thunderstorms in their winter are most likely in the afternoon, morning excursions would be more appropriate. I loved everywhere we went and our... read more

The trip was overall great. I would of liked if Olman was able to be reached on weekends in case of an emergency. I feel that KimKim needs to make sure people that they work with in other countries are available to their clients all the time if they are traveling within their country. Tour excursions should be booked as weather permitted. As thunderstorms in their winter are most likely in the afternoon, morning excursions would be more appropriate. I loved everywhere we went and our lodging was really good. My favorite areas were the rainforest and cloud forest as the beautiful tropical lushness of the country is simply gorgeous. A must is to zip line in Monteverde and white water rafting in La Fortuna/Arenal. I added the chocolate tour which included coffee and sugarcane. It was hands on and a great learning experience. I look forward to returning to Costa Rica soon.

Hotel Reviews
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Monteverde

I really enjoyed this hotel. Upscale, classy hotel with good food and presentation. Small room but a cottage feel. Pretty grounds.

Authenticity & Character
Classy feel
Authenticity & Character
Location
Close enough to walk to town to eat at a local restaurant that was really good
Location
Staff
Very. Nice
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleanliness & Comfort
Jungle Vista Boutique Hotel
Manuel Antonio

Our room was very nice. We had a tree outside our room that belonged to a sloth so we enjoyed watching her in her several positions. We also saw a howler monkey on our tree as well as a white bearded monkey. I liked that it had a kitchenette as well.

Authenticity & Character
Small boutique hotel with hardly any other travelers
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
It always felt so clean and the jungle view was nice
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Hello Deborah & Barry,

Thanks for your review!
I hope you have enjoyed your trip to our country.
I know you did not enjoy some excursions because of the weather, I apologize for that.

Thanks for your review, we need to know your opinion to improve our services

Pura Vida!
Olman

Some thoughts on Costa Rica
Costa Rica | Jul 6 - Jul 22, 2022

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Gareth H.
Switzerland | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Firstly about KimKim (and I guess by definition about Olman) - whilst in hindsight I probably COULD have organised most of the things on this trip myself - having Olman do it (and super efficiently as well it has to be said) certainly took all the hassle away, and gave me a very useful security blanket (which was called upon and deployed successfully) - so you pay more - you get more - the choice is yours.

Olman was patient with me as I changed my mind on what I thought I wanted to do and... read more

Firstly about KimKim (and I guess by definition about Olman) - whilst in hindsight I probably COULD have organised most of the things on this trip myself - having Olman do it (and super efficiently as well it has to be said) certainly took all the hassle away, and gave me a very useful security blanket (which was called upon and deployed successfully) - so you pay more - you get more - the choice is yours.

Olman was patient with me as I changed my mind on what I thought I wanted to do and the price I was willing to pay. No rush in getting us to pay our final bill which was appreciated.........

Mixed feelings about Costa Rica have to say.

Darned expensive for family of 5 from the UK right now - exchange rate not helping for sure. We also forgot (coming from the UK) that sales tax is levied - but never included in menus or on price tickets - it always hits you as a surprise when you pay the final bill. So whenever you consider a meal out - factor in 13% sales tax, plus service charge and so on...

Not surprisingly I guess, given the reliance on the tourist dollar, Costa Rica charges you for EVERYTHING…Wonderful scenery - if you can afford to pay for the view!

Every National Park charges entry of $16 / person / per day - no family rates, no multi-day, multi-location passes (missing a trick here for us families for sure). Every wonderful waterfall you read about is fully “monetised“ (on private land always so unsurprisingly again) but $20 each for a walk to a albeit fantastic waterfall gets pretty expensive. I KNOW our wealth as tourists is substantial in comparison but when you’ve saved for eons doesn’t mean that you have loads of options to do all the things available to you. I know that tourism is CR’s lifeblood in many ways but it does make you appreciate some of the fantastic sites, and holiday possibilities closer to home. How many waterfalls are charged for in the UK for example?

Having said all that there were plenty of memorable experiences:
- Monteverde / St Helena area - chilled vibe
- a night tour in a private reserve with a great guide spotting stick insects, frogs, tarantula, toucan etc. that was pretty special (via Reserva Curi Chanca in Monteverde)
- boat tour around jungle canals with monkeys and iguana in Toruguero
- Zip lining above the forest canopy was pretty exciting with last section over a k in length - again near Monteverde (via https://selvatura.com/).
- Hotel Plaza Yara near Manuel Antonio - lovely chilled hotel
- Hiked up to the top of an old volcano - Cerro Chato on the Arenal area - really challenging up a dry stream bed conscious all the time that a storm would make it an altogether different challenge! It is apparently illegal to do this trip (so less said about this great experience the better possibly....)

Trips I was less enamoured with were
- canyoning near La Fortuna - via https://www.puretrek.com/ - they rushed us through - pretty much tied us the ropes, lowered us down, ushered us the next drop and were keen to see us through and gone. No element of the slightest danger for sure - but hey - at least let us play the rope ourselves if we choose to do some rappelling eh??
- hot springs, again in La Fortuna - at https://ecotermalesfortuna.cr/ - one pool "hot" - others pretty tepid - all very plush but misses the natural feel you'd have in Iceland for example. Meal was good though!
- Manuel Antonio National Park - crowded, not allowed to take any food in (for understandable reasons) - but then have grotty cafe with overflowing bins and wasps, no access to furthest beaches - very underwhelming for me personally
- Diving off the Catalina Islands - shit viz - but them's the breaks when you go diving

We went in the rainy season - so that meant the afternoon storms when they happened were biblical - and very impressive in their own right! Having said that - quite a few days where we had no rain and it certainly didn't spoil the trip. It pays not to be out on anything less than a really good road if you have a hire car in these conditions.

We’ve paid quite a bit for good hotels and for me personally it’s meant a certain lack of real interaction with other travellers - kids have loved the comfort though!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Hello Gareth,

Thank for the detailed review about your 17 days exploring Costa Rica.
I am so happy to know your family loved this experience in our country.

I hope you will travel again with us!

Best,
Olman

What an awesome trip... lifelong memories mad...
Costa Rica | May 25 - Jun 10, 2022

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Abby S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

What an awesome trip... lifelong memories made!

The trip Olman planned way exceeded our expectations and he went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and requirements. Every single trip and transfer went smoothly, every hotel fitted our needs exactly and he planned a fun and fascinating variety of trips for our group (three adults and two young kids).

Hotel Tifakara was our favourite hotel overall - their beautiful gardens were bursting with wildlife! We saw toucans, a turtle,... read more

What an awesome trip... lifelong memories made!

The trip Olman planned way exceeded our expectations and he went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and requirements. Every single trip and transfer went smoothly, every hotel fitted our needs exactly and he planned a fun and fascinating variety of trips for our group (three adults and two young kids).

Hotel Tifakara was our favourite hotel overall - their beautiful gardens were bursting with wildlife! We saw toucans, a turtle, hummingbirds, dragonflies and so many frogs including of course the tree frogs, who we even found on our veranda. From there, we went on a hike around the Arenal volcano lava fields with Franklin, who told us so much about the plants and creatures that it took us 20 minutes to leave the car park! My budding David Attenborough son adored him and he even managed to time our hike to finish at the cafe exactly as the rain arrived!

We went in the May/June rainy season so did expect lots of rain... some days we were lucky, others not so. Our zip lining trip in Monteverde was disrupted by nearby lightning which meant we had to evacuate the course through the forest in the drenching rains. The guides were extremely professional and we felt absolutely safe throughout. We felt that it actually added to our experience with a properly adventurous jungle trek but if you don't fancy the extra adventure suggest zip lining earlier in the day before the rains come in.

We stayed in Espadilla Ocean Club villas in Manuel Antonio which was a lovely change from hotels and so close to the beach! The national park is beautiful and we saw two and three toes sloths, an anteater, howler and capuchin monkeys amongst many other things. It was a very easy trek, with water pipes along the way and a cafe too. Although it was busier than other places we visited, it didn't feel overcrowded.

From Manuel Antonio, Olman arranged an onward transfer to Sierpe as we had arranged a separate tour in Corcovado and then arranged our return trip to San Jose via a flight from Drake Bay.

I can't recommend Olman enough if you're planning a trip to Costa Rica. We'd approached several other travel agents and they just didn't seem to have the in depth local knowledge or flexibility required to put together a trip that suited our needs, wants and budgetary requirements so well. Thank you so much Olman!

Hotel Reviews
Cloud Forest Lodge
Monteverde

Beautiful gardens. Loved seeing all the hummingbirds from the bar. Bungalows were clean and comfortable. The steak was incredible but the rest of the menu not so impressive.

Authenticity & Character
Very characterful
Location
Peaceful, great views.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Espadilla Ocean Club
Manuel Antonio

Beautifully designed, clean and comfortable. Lovely spot, very near the beach where you can hire loungers, get a massage etc. Cosy little private pool area where I wiled away a morning reading in the hammock and watching the capuchins eating mangos in the tree above. Note that breakfast is not included (we thought it was), but there is a supermarket nearby and the kitchen is fine but fairly basic.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
No one around who spoke English until the last day and no instructions (would be useful to have things like wifi passwords, local restaurant recommendations, etc). Cleaning/ caretaking staff we saw were great, however.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis
La Fortuna

Great food, lovely rooms and pool area, incredible gardens. If you want to spot a tree frog, this is the place to go! Loved the hot tubs as I could relax in there while the kids played in the pool.

Authenticity & Character
Felt like a unique place to stay
Location
Peaceful, walking distance to La Fortuna waterfall and a short taxi ride to the town
Staff
All friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable. Could do with more storage space in the rooms though.
Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
Alajuela

We only stayed here for one night, on arrival in Costa Rica so we were somewhat jet lagged. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and the breakfast buffet was incredible!

Authenticity & Character
Not very characterful, that that wasn't what we were looking for
Location
Very close to the airport
Staff
All friendly and welcoming
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless
Buena Vista
Alajuela

Lovely hotel, great restaurant, friendly staff and they were very accommodating with our request for a late check out. It's up in the mountains so quite cool and the pool is unheated, plus we couldn't find anything to do within walking distance. This was supposed to be our pre-travel pool day so we altered our plans and went into San Jose instead. Entirely our fault as we asked to stay here but with hindsight, we'd have been better staying closer to San Jose or the airport

Authenticity & Character
Location
A little too far from the airport to be a transit hotel.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
San José - Arenal - Visit to La Paz Waterfall & Gardens
Costa Rica

A great opportunity to see lots of the wildlife in captivity that we'd be seeing in the wild later on. All seemed ethical (rescue animals etc) and well kept.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Arenal 1968 Hike & Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs
Arenal/La Fortuna

Franklin was awesome and extremely knowledgable. I wish he'd come on all our trips as I felt like there was so much we were missing through lack of knowledge! The hot springs were amazing. Really clean and well designed. Start at the cooler end and enjoy a cocktail.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
They rearranged our hike time to avoid the rain - it was more awkward for them but a much better experience for us.
Transport
Nocturnal Night Walk Tour
Arenal/La Fortuna

Daniella worked very hard to spot all sorts of interesting creatures for us - we even saw some surprisingly active sloths in the trees.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Safari Floating by Raft at Peñas Blancas River
Arenal/La Fortuna

Great experience, though we didn't spot quite as much wildlife as we'd hoped. The 'real' hot chocolate at the end was delicious!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining
Monteverde

Incredible zip lining over the forest canopy. The day started well but the rain set in half way around the course, followed by nearby lightning. We were separated from the rest of the group as we'd gone first and had to evacuate the course though the forest. The guides were very professional and we felt safe thoughout. They took great care of us and even lent their waterproofs to the kids (we were completely unprepared for a jungle trek in the rain!). I thought the kids (7 & 9) would have been frightened but they loved the adventure of it and it ended up being one of the highlights of the whole holiday!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
They snapped from laid back fun mode to emergency mode when we had to evacuate. Not only kept us safe but made us feel safe too.
Transport
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Costa Rica

Lovely park with lots of wildlife but busier than other areas so harder to see mobile wildlife

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Worked hard to spot larger wildlife for us. Would have been nice to have more explanation of the plants too.
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Hello Abby,

I am so happy to know you have enjoyed an unforgettable trip to our country.
From the beginning, I knew you will have a terrific time in Costa Rica because of all the destinations you wanted to visit.

Thanks for your review of the activities and hotels.

Let's hope you can visit our country again in the future to continue discovering new attractions.

Pura Vida!
Olman

The Perfect Honeymoon
Costa Rica | Jun 14 - Jun 25, 2022

Stephen
Stephen B.
Johnston, RI | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022

The perfect honeymoon.

My wife and I just recently arrived back from our amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica. We have never heard of KimKim before, and it was something we stumbled upon as we looked for ideas for our honeymoon. Costa Rica was the perfect destination, as it had plenty of adventure as well as the relaxation we needed. So we reached out with some ideas and we were paired with Olman, one of the local specialists for Costa Rica.

Everything, from hotels, shuttles between... read more

The perfect honeymoon.

My wife and I just recently arrived back from our amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica. We have never heard of KimKim before, and it was something we stumbled upon as we looked for ideas for our honeymoon. Costa Rica was the perfect destination, as it had plenty of adventure as well as the relaxation we needed. So we reached out with some ideas and we were paired with Olman, one of the local specialists for Costa Rica.

Everything, from hotels, shuttles between destinations, and the activities planned were just amazing and beautiful. Olman did an astounding job planning it all and was able to answer all our questions in a timely manner.

We cannot wait to book another trip to Costa Rica! Thank you so much for the best experience we could ever ask for.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Bosque del Mar Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa

The Hotel Bosque Del Mar in Playa Hermosa was our last stop on our honeymoon. Nestled in trees, right on the beach, it was the perfect last stop for us for some relaxation we needed from all the activities we did prior during our honeymoon. We stayed in our water front room, which was worth the splurge. The staff was very accommodating, helping us book additional activities they offered as well as any questions we had during our stay. We would highly recommend a stay here if you are in the area or looking for a nice beach to relax on.

Tips for future travelers

Book the waterfront room and Palo Verde Boat tour through the hotel, it was an amazing experience!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right on the beach, any room is steps away.
Staff
The staff were very nice, genuine, and helpful during our staying. They always asked how we were doing and if there was anything they could help us with.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms were very clean, house keeping would come once a day and make everything look nice and neat again.
Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs
Liberia
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs
Fortuna
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Monteverde
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Night Tour at the Wildlife Refuge in Monteverde
Monteverde
Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Rincon de la Vieja National Park Hike & Oropendula Waterfall
Rincon de la Vieja

We had a private guided hike in the national park and to the Oropendula waterfall. Our guide was amazing, and he could easily spot animals and plants we would have never noticed if we just hiked it ourselves.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Guided Hike in Arenal Volcano Park 1968
Arenal/La Fortuna

The best hike on our trip. The views of the volcano are amazing. Our private guided hike included lunch as well and our guide was awesome. Very knowledgeable about the hike, the volcano, and all the animals you could see during the hike.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining
Monteverde

The kilometer long zip line at the end was such a rush! The hanging bridges were so cool to walk on and you got the best sights of the cloud forest. This was the only hike that was not guided and we did on our own.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Catamaran Sailing Tour & Snorkeling
Costa Rica

This tour was so much fun! Food and drinks are included and they take you to a great spot to snorkel and see some of the beautiful fish! We even met another couple who were married on the same day as us and were also on their honeymoon. Overall a great experience and we would highly recommend taking this tour!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022

Hello Stephen,

Thanks for your kind words and reviews for activities and hotels.

I am so happy to know Kayla and you had the perfect honeymoon.
From the beginning, our team did their best to offer an unforgettable experience!

I can't wait to plan another great experience for you in the future!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Trip was amazing. However, I was a little dis...
Costa Rica | Jan 15 - Jan 29, 2022

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Joann B.
Tipp City, OH | Reviewed on Jun 09, 2022

Trip was amazing. However, I was a little disappointed not to have gotten to meet Olman in person. He was very responsive to any questions and solved any issues immediately. He was absolutely correct about only needing one night in Jan Jose. I was a little worried about not having air conditioning in Tortuguero but it was no issue and we slept well. All of the meals provided were excellent. Most of the transportation was private - quite a luxury.
I think the one suggestion I might have is... read more

Trip was amazing. However, I was a little disappointed not to have gotten to meet Olman in person. He was very responsive to any questions and solved any issues immediately. He was absolutely correct about only needing one night in Jan Jose. I was a little worried about not having air conditioning in Tortuguero but it was no issue and we slept well. All of the meals provided were excellent. Most of the transportation was private - quite a luxury.
I think the one suggestion I might have is that the hiking around the Arenal Volcano was a little more exertional then described. My 75 year old husband struggled keeping up and it made us late for the hot springs that evening.
I ended up testing positive for Covid at the end of our trip in Tamarindo - what a beautiful place to be stuck! Olman once again assisted us as much as possible with getting testing and letters from the Minister of Health so that we could return to the US. He also assisted with making sure we had transportation back to the airport. The resort had one of the best breakfast buffets - beautifully located that I have ever been to. They were very accommodating delivering my breakfast every day while quarantining. The pools - the beach - just beautiful.

Hotel Reviews
Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
San José

Seemed understaffed. Staff had trouble keeping the breakfast bar stocked. If you needed tea - good luck getting hot water. Not enough seating. Just unimpressive. No pool. We took a bus tour of the city - younger people could certainly just walk to attractions

Tips for future travelers

only stay one night

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Playa Espadilla
Manuel Antonio

walking distance to the forest and the beach. Many restaurants within walking distance. Hotel was clean - lots of precautions. Pool was nice with swim up bar. Food - breakfast and other meals fantastic. The best fish tacos ever and I don't usually like fish tacos.

Tips for future travelers

Get the fish tacos

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Monteverde

Beautiful location. Surprisingly cool due to elevation - I did not try the pool. Long walks up and down hills to get to breakfast but shuttle service was great. Breakfast was great.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
Tamarindo

Most beautiful location. The view from the breakfast location was breathtaking. Monkeys in trees above. Howler monkeys could be seen and heard from our room in the early mornings, Many shops and restaurants in walking distance. Better then some Caribbean Island resorts I have stayed at.

Tips for future travelers

Spanish - but many English speaking staff

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Casa Luna Hotel & Spa
La Fortuna

Surrounded by trees - beautiful - 4 hot tubs. Restaurant not impressive. Had fish one night and was not that good. Second night we went into town. Cute little town - could have explored more of it. We ate at Tabacon and the food was amazing. Had to take a cab to get into town from the hotel. Recommend the butterfly Took us 3 hours to hike around the volcano - my husband is 75 - not such a good knee and there was some climbing up and over large rocks. We got to the Tabacon Springs - it was dark and lighting was poor. We did not realize that we had to show our vaccine records and our health letter before they would even let us in - luckily I had brought them along

Tips for future travelers

I wish I had done the waterfall walk

Mawamba Lodge
Tortuguero

Beautiful location. No air conditioning, no TV but big overhead fans. No hairdryers and no WIFI unless you were close to the main lodge. Food served at lodge was amazing Took the AM boat tour - guide was impressive and tried to find as much wildlife as she could - including monkeys, birds, and crocodiles - trip was very pleasant. Had to travel 1&1/2 hr to get back to the lodge - on the return trip it was pouring and we had to carry our own luggage up a hill to get to where the buses were parked. Had to pay to use the bathroom at the bus location and any food and drink was a bit overpriced.

Tips for future travelers

I would suggest that one night was enough to see everything

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jun 09, 2022

Hello Joan,

Thanks for your kind words.
I am disappointed too, I wanted to catch up with you. This time was not possible, however, I hope you will visit us again in the future to continue exploring our incredible country.

It was a pleasure for me to ensure you got the best experience in Costa Rica, thanks for your recommendations about specific activities and hotels.

Pura Vida!
Olman

The easiest trip I ever booked. My original ...
Costa Rica | May 18 - May 23, 2022

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Claudia A.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 01, 2022

The easiest trip I ever booked.
My original trip to Japan was canceled at the last moment (with another travel company) because Japan is still closed to tourists, and I really wanted to get away from work for a few days. It was so last minute, so I didn't think it would be possible. Luckily, I found Kimkim and they were incredibly easy to work with. After booking everything, I actually didn't think that I was done, I figured it would be more complicated, but it was soooo fast and easy to... read more

The easiest trip I ever booked.
My original trip to Japan was canceled at the last moment (with another travel company) because Japan is still closed to tourists, and I really wanted to get away from work for a few days. It was so last minute, so I didn't think it would be possible. Luckily, I found Kimkim and they were incredibly easy to work with. After booking everything, I actually didn't think that I was done, I figured it would be more complicated, but it was soooo fast and easy to book.
They really included all the things I loved. I would 100% recommend this for anyone that wants to travel but doesn't want to hassle researching transportation, hotels, etc.

Hotel Review
Autentico Hotel
San Jose
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jun 01, 2022

Hello Claudia,

Thanks for your review.
I am so happy to read you enjoyed your trip to our country.

I hope you will visit us again in the future to continue exploring this paradisiacal destination.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Great first trip to Costa Rica
Costa Rica | May 11 - May 22, 2022

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chari p.
Asheville, NC | Reviewed on May 30, 2022

From the beginning, Olman listened to our wishes for the trip and worked hard to make our experience a memorable one. There were a few minor issues that were quickly resolved. While we were in Costa Rica, Olman was very responsive to questions we had. The excursions he arranged were great. We especially liked the ziplines in Monteverde. The hot springs of All the accomodations were first rate and contributed to our overall experience of Costa Rica. Would definitely use KimKim again. read more

From the beginning, Olman listened to our wishes for the trip and worked hard to make our experience a memorable one. There were a few minor issues that were quickly resolved. While we were in Costa Rica, Olman was very responsive to questions we had. The excursions he arranged were great. We especially liked the ziplines in Monteverde. The hot springs of All the accomodations were first rate and contributed to our overall experience of Costa Rica. Would definitely use KimKim again.

Hotel Reviews
Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
Alajuela
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort
Fortuna

Phenomenal property, would like a little more variety in the breakfast buffet, but the food was good. Loved all the hot pools!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Koora at Monteverde
Monteverde

The staff at Koora was second to none. From the moment arrived, they called us by name and made sure we were cared for. The food was great, view was exceptional. The room was like living in a treehouse.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Amazing view from the restaurant
Staff
The staff were exceptional, everyone we encountered was top notch
Cleanliness & Comfort
Espadilla Ocean Club
Manuel Antonio

The villa had a Bohemian feel, not like a regular hotel. The outside shower and toilet were unexpected, but we adjusted. The beds were not comfortable. The parking was bad, just not enough space for 4 cars. The place was hard to find.

Tips for future travelers

Be sure to get clear directions before going

Authenticity & Character
Location
It was a further walk to the beach than shown in the villa information, had to wade through water to get to the beach, it would be better to have a walkway that goes over the water
Staff
not many of the staff spoke English, so it was difficult to get information from them
Cleanliness & Comfort
beds were uncomfortable
Activity Reviews
Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining
Monteverde

Great experience! All the guides were helpful, they paid great attention to detail and safety

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Costa Rica

Danny was our guide and took a lot of time to help us to view the animals of the park. It was not a strenuous hike and we had time to enjoy the beach.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Danny was excellent
Transport
Arenal Volcano National Park by Arenal Lake
Arenal/La Fortuna

Elaina, our guide was amazing, a wealth of information. She clearly loves her job and is very enthusiastic. Miguel was our driver and Juan drove the boat. All were kind, helpful and made sure we enjoyed our visit.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs
Arenal/La Fortuna

The hot springs were amazing. Beautiful and relaxing. They could have used more help at the bar. There was only 1 bartender, to his credit, he worked quickly and stayed focused. The buffet meal was delicious.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Damas Island Boat Tour
Manuel Antonio

This is the only experience that we didn't like. It was not what we expected. We saw more of the amimals on the hike than on the boat tour. The breakfast was not good. The food was cold and seemed to be more of an afterthought.

Quality of Experience
Food
would like to have a made to order breakfast, our food was sitting on the table when we arrived and was not hot.
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Coffee & Chocolate Tour
Arenal/La Fortuna

Interesting to learn about chocolate and coffee, got to make our own chocolate

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on May 30, 2022

Hello Chari,

Thanks for your kind words.
It was a pleasure helping you to organize a memorable trip to this incredible country.

I am so happy to know everything was perfect.

I am going to send all your reviews to each hotel and the service you experienced.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Well planned and well executed!
Costa Rica | Apr 11 - Apr 24, 2022

Gail
Gail A.
Israel | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

First of all, our many many thanks to Olman for organizing our trip and looking after us along the way when we had any inquiries!!!

We enjoyed Costa Rica thoroughly in spite of a lot of driving, we had time to rest and discover each area we went to.
I would highly recommend Tifakara Boutique Hotel as the room and staff were lovely and the chef outstanding! We wouldn't recommend the El Establo Mountain Hotel. Although the grounds are beautiful, the rooms had paper thin walls and... read more

First of all, our many many thanks to Olman for organizing our trip and looking after us along the way when we had any inquiries!!!

We enjoyed Costa Rica thoroughly in spite of a lot of driving, we had time to rest and discover each area we went to.
I would highly recommend Tifakara Boutique Hotel as the room and staff were lovely and the chef outstanding! We wouldn't recommend the El Establo Mountain Hotel. Although the grounds are beautiful, the rooms had paper thin walls and every word, whisper, movement could be heard day and night.
In addition we especially enjoyed Monteverde - and the Hanging Bridges and Ziplining in Selvatura Park as well as the lovely Nammbu Bungalows. I would recommend a great Argentinian restaurant only a 200 meter walk from there. We enjoyed the cocktails by the pool, but were disappointed inthe dinner in their dining room.

We will definitely use Kim kim again!

Hotel Review
Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis
La Fortuna

Great room, with a feeling of being right in the middle of a forest, outstanding staff and chef. We also enjoyed a free night walk to view colorful frogs on the premises! Well located - away from crowds but easy driving access to all around.

Tips for future travelers

Enjoy!!!

Authenticity & Character
Very friendly and accommodating staff
Location
close to all by car but away from crowds, walking distance to waterfall
Staff
Coffee machine, balcony, surroundings
Cleanliness & Comfort
Couldn't ask for more
Activity Review
Wildlife Boat Tour in Tortuguero
Tortuguero

It's a longish drive, there from San Jose, so I would consider 2 nights rather than one - or not doing this tour the morning after a flight... But is was worthwhile. It was also amazing that KimKim arranged to have our car rental from a drop off spot so we didn't have to back track to San HOse just carry on travelling from there.

Quality of Experience
Hotel was fine and everything went smoothly
Guides, drivers and staff
On time
Transport
All connections were quite well timed, just a wait for bus at port on way back
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Hello Gail,

Thanks for your review.
We are so happy to know your experience in our country was terrific!

I hope you will visit us in the future to continue discovering unique destinations!

Pura Vida,
Olman

Our trip was absolutely lovely.
Costa Rica | Apr 4 - Apr 10, 2022

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Abby S.
New Orleans, LA | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Our trip was absolutely lovely. Olman did a great job of working with us during the planning process. He listened to our needs and found just the right properties. We did not get a final itinerary until 36 hours before we left. I am not used to such a short timeline. I have used KimKim before and have gotten our final itinerary at least a week in advance. It made me very nervous and did not allow me to look at the day trips to know what to pack etc. Makanda by the Sea (which Olman had highly... read more

Our trip was absolutely lovely. Olman did a great job of working with us during the planning process. He listened to our needs and found just the right properties. We did not get a final itinerary until 36 hours before we left. I am not used to such a short timeline. I have used KimKim before and have gotten our final itinerary at least a week in advance. It made me very nervous and did not allow me to look at the day trips to know what to pack etc. Makanda by the Sea (which Olman had highly recommended) was one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in. My son had the most spectacular room, all glass looking over the Pacific Ocean with monkeys and sloths traveling bye all day. The pool was blissful! The Lost Iguana was very nice but paled in comparison to Makanda. Olman did a great job and we had a great time.

Hotel Reviews
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa
Fortuna

The hotel is on beautiful grounds. The pool is lovely with a heated part that is a swim up bar. The swim up bar was over run with kids on our second day. The lighting in my son's room was very odd. Just one dim overhead light and a tiny LED by his bed with n o windows to speak of. Fortunately the amazing outdoor shower made up for it. The view from our suite was spectacular. The food was fine.

Authenticity & Character
The grounds were beautiful
Location
It was very secluded which was nice but a little far for in town dining.
Staff
We didn't have much interaction. But the ones we met were very nice.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The outdoor shower was spectacular. The lighting in the rooms could definitely be improved upon.
Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only
Manuel Antonio

The most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed at. The pool was beautiful with a spectacular view. The staff were extraordinary. The food at the restaurant was delicious. We enjoyed the private beach. There were more animals around the pool than we saw anywhere else during our entire trip (monkeys, iguanas, sloths, toucans, macaws). Whatever we wanted all we had to do was ask. Our villa was absolutely breathtaking. My son's room was a glass cube with an amazing view of the pacific and sloths and monkeys swinging by all day.

Tips for future travelers

Don't hesitate.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Arenal 1968 Volcano Hike & Visit to La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal/La Fortuna

We al learned a lot. The view form the top was spectacular.

Quality of Experience
Food
Loved the local restaurant that we went to. It had authentic Costa Rican fare.
Guides, drivers and staff
Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable.
Transport
Zip Lining in Arenal Volcano
Arenal/La Fortuna

The zip lines were very cool and fast. We had a great time. We would have liked to learn a bit more about the animals and area from the guides.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
It would have been nice if they would have told us more about the animals and rainforest.
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Hello Abby,

Thanks for your 5-star review!
I am so happy to read your family enjoyed our country.

Regarding Makanda, it is my favorite hotel, immerse in the tropical forest, with great amenities and unique service, there are not many hotels like Makanda around the world.

Best,
Olman

Kim Kim did everything right and fixed things...
Costa Rica | Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2021

Gretchen
Gretchen D.
Hesperus, CO | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Kim Kim did everything right and fixed things that needed fixing. I am using them again for my trip to France. They just do it all and then you don't have to worry. I don't think I could have put things together myself. It is so seamless when they do it. It is worth every penny! read more

Kim Kim did everything right and fixed things that needed fixing. I am using them again for my trip to France. They just do it all and then you don't have to worry. I don't think I could have put things together myself. It is so seamless when they do it. It is worth every penny!

Hotel Review
Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel
San José

The Hotel was lovely but San Jose is a rough city. The hotel is across from a nice museum and other is a HUGE park that my husband found for walking , running, biking and all activities. We had to be in San Jose to pick my son up at the airport.

Authenticity & Character
NIcely appointed
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Night Walk: Children's Eternal Forest
Monteverde

Loved it. Just interesting

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Hello Gretchen,

Thanks for your review.
We are so glad our service was according to your expectations.
Also, it is great to know you are planning a new trip with us to a new destination, I hope you will enjoy your vacation in France!

Pura Vida,
Olman

A little adventure, a little relaxation, and a whole lot of love!
Costa Rica | Mar 8 - Mar 24, 2022

Jacqueline
Jacqueline R.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

When my wife and I started our search for a travel agent for Costa Rica, we specifically looked for agents based in Costa Rica to ensure we would have the best experience possible, and I am extremely grateful we found Olman and Kimkim!! Olman was friendly, knowledgeable, and very responsive!!! Prior to the trip,( “the planning/booking everything” stage) Olman was great about booking the best tours in each of our destinations, whether it was the canyoning in Arenal, the zip lining and Don Juan... read more

When my wife and I started our search for a travel agent for Costa Rica, we specifically looked for agents based in Costa Rica to ensure we would have the best experience possible, and I am extremely grateful we found Olman and Kimkim!! Olman was friendly, knowledgeable, and very responsive!!! Prior to the trip,( “the planning/booking everything” stage) Olman was great about booking the best tours in each of our destinations, whether it was the canyoning in Arenal, the zip lining and Don Juan coffee tour in Monteverde, or the nature walk in Manuel Antonio! While planning we hit a few snags and Olman presented us with options to make sure we were getting the best experience!! He kept in touch and answered all of the questions we asked! He made this stage painless and made us feel like we could relax as he booked everything from transportation and hotels to the excursions!! During the trip he could be reached at any time and was quick to respond if any issues arose!! He communicated and set up our Covid test and accommodated any unforeseen changes!! He was truly great and our 17-day Honeymoon was fantastic!!
Now a little more detail about our trip:
The Hotels: (Caveat, we chose most of these hotels, so these were not Olman or Kimkim’s fault, we just want to provide feedback for future travelers)
Park Inn by radisson in San Jose- was modern and clean. We would give it a 4/5.
Arenal Manoa in Arenal/La Fortuna-(our absolute favorite) was authentic, friendly, delicious food, absolutely stunning views, great pool, great spa, great service, just all around great and set our tone for the whole trip! (Beds were uncomfortable:beside that it was amazing) we give this hotel a 5/5!
Noah’s Forest in Arenal/La Fortuna- has the makings of a great hotel but the construction, broken pool, and meh food really took away from the experience…though the rooms were very nice—-they were modern, clean, and the bed were fantastic!! Every other hotel we stayed at had sucky beds, but these were great! We give This hotel 4/5
Poco a Poco Hotel in Monteverde- this hotel was not good…it was over hyped and we would definitely not recommend it. The hotel is beautiful and has the framework to be great, but the beds were uncomfortable, there was no privacy, it was very noisy, and the food mediocre at best. This hotel gets a 1/5.
La Mariposa Hotel in Manuel Antonio- This place has unparalleled views! We stayed in the full ocean view room and it was amazing! The views from our balcony were amazing, complete 180 degree view of the ocean and surrounding greenery/beaches! Amazing sunsets from our balcony as well! They have an incredible infinity pool with amazing views of the ocean and sunset! We had white face capuchin monkeys on our balcony and around the hotel, and each night at sunset we saw mated macaws fly overhead and land in nearby trees! It was amazing! The beds were horrid but the rest was great!!
Our absolute favorite experiences were:
Canyoning with Pure Trek in Arenal! This was absolutely incredible and extremely safe!!! Would 10 out of 10 recommended!! (We terrified of heights and we seriously LOVED this!)
Zip lining at Selventura Adventure Park in Monteverde: this was also incredible!! Very safe and best part is there stopping system which is WAY more gentle than any other zip lining I’ve ever done!
Our other top tours:
La Paz waterfall and Gardens
Horseback riding with Esteban to La Fortuna waterfall (absolutely worth the 500 stairs!)
Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano guided tour! Our guide went above and beyond in every way! After the hike he took us to a family owned restaurant,Posada River Celeste! It was absolutely incredible and we are kicking ourselves for forgetting his name because he was fantastic!
White water rafting with Jimmy(costa rica descents) was very fun and everyone was very friendly!
The coffee and chocolate tour in Monteverde was awesome! Very informative, delicious, and was able to meet Don Juan himself!! This organic family owned farm was well worth the visit!!!
All in all Costa Rica was amazing and was extremely welcoming!!! It had everything relaxation, beauty, and adventure!! We are definitely coming back and will definitely be booking with Olman and Kimkim again!!!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco
Monteverde Costa Rica

Overrated—-noisy, no privacy, bad massage, bad food…good location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were not good, but it was clean
Park Inn San Jose by Radisson
San José

Modern, clean, beds were comfy enough, hot water was good, food was good. Not a lot of character.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs
Fortuna

Amazing views, authentic, genuine, great services, extra friendly and helpful, great spa, great pool, just all around amazing! Beds were not comfy but the rest seriously outweighed it!

Authenticity & Character
Location
The views
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean, beds not good
Activity Reviews
San José - Arenal - Visit to La Paz Waterfall & Gardens
Costa Rica

We were able to see a lot of animals and saw beautiful waterfalls!! (Macaws, parrots, ocelot, snakes, puma, jaguar)

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Arenal 1968 Hike & Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs
Arenal/La Fortuna

Great hike! Saw a yellow pit viper, it was a baby, toucans, great volcano views, leaf cutter ants, and lava rock fields! The hot springs were awesome! Just wish we would’ve had more time!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Horseback Riding to the La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was awesome! Not the boring trail horses you imagine! These horses had spirit and we were able to trot! The waterfall was absolutely stunning and you can swim there!!! The fresh pineapple afterwards was awesome!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Celeste River and Tenorio National Park Hike
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was a beautiful tour!! Hard to explain the river beauty!! Our guide was incredible and went above and beyond! Went to a family owned restaurant called Posada River Celeste! Delicious food!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Canyoning Adventure in Arenal Volcano
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was our favorite excursion! We both are terrified of heights and psyched ourselves out, but we are SOOO GLAD we did this!! It was incredible! It was also super safe! They have guides at the top and bottom to take control of anything we’re to go wrong!! Do this! So worth it!!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining
Monteverde

The zip lining was so fun!! Very safe and the stopping was way more gentle than any other zip lining I’ve ever done! We got to do two lines together which I had never done and was truly awesome! The bridges were very cool too!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Coffee & Chocolate Tour in Monteverde
Monteverde

Great coffee and chocolate!! Very informative! Great guide!! Was able to meet Don Juan! Love that it is a small family owned, non touristy tour!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Whitewater Rafting on the Balsa River Class II & III
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was relaxing and exciting!! Great fresh fruit and awesome farm tour afterwards! Loved the food!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Hello Jacqueline & Starley,

I am so happy to know your honeymoon was an unforgettable experience.
You traveled for more than 2 weeks, so you had many day to experience the wonders of our country.

Thanks for sharing the pictures, all of them are great!
I hope you will visit Costa Rica in the future to explore new experiences!

Pura Vida,
Olman

Perfect trip to Costarica..
Costa Rica | Dec 26 - Jan 19, 2022

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Piotr R.
Poland | Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

It was absolutly perfect experience from the moment of planning the trip till the last day. Planning, thanks to Olman, was a smooth process and within a week we adjusted all hotels and activities. We travel a lot, but for the first timne all hotels were perfect-good value for money. When in Costarica we were still ocasionally in contact with Olman or local agency and they were very responsive. Once again we would like to thank Olman and Kimkim for fantastic vacations read more

It was absolutly perfect experience from the moment of planning the trip till the last day. Planning, thanks to Olman, was a smooth process and within a week we adjusted all hotels and activities. We travel a lot, but for the first timne all hotels were perfect-good value for money. When in Costarica we were still ocasionally in contact with Olman or local agency and they were very responsive. Once again we would like to thank Olman and Kimkim for fantastic vacations

Hotel Reviews
Gran Hotel Costa Rica
San José
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Fortuna
Activity Reviews
San Jose to Tortuguero - Manatus
Costa Rica
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs
Arenal/La Fortuna
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Hello Piotr,

Thanks a lot for your kind words.
We are so happy you had a great time exploring the most incredible destinations in our country.
You discovered our country from coast to coast, it was an itinerary I enjoyed planning for you.

I hope you will visit our country again in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica!!
Costa Rica | Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2022

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Marissa B.
Enfield, CT | Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica!! Olman really understood what we were looking from not only with the various excursions he helped us book, but for the hotels we stayed in as well - right up our alley! Olman took care of everything we needed and ensured we had a great experience. The only negative was that I wished the itinerary listed out which tour company was picking us up from the hotel for the excursions so we knew who to look out for and/or call to check in on status read more

We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica!! Olman really understood what we were looking from not only with the various excursions he helped us book, but for the hotels we stayed in as well - right up our alley! Olman took care of everything we needed and ensured we had a great experience. The only negative was that I wished the itinerary listed out which tour company was picking us up from the hotel for the excursions so we knew who to look out for and/or call to check in on status

Hotel Review
Hotel Belmar
Monteverde

Beautiful hotel. Great views and loved the sustainability aspect to everything (organic products, their own farm for fresh veggies/eggs/etc). Provided us with a welcome drink upon arrival and everyone was super friendly.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Up a steep road but close to everything
Staff
Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Hello Marissa,

Thanks for your excellent review.
I am so glad to know you had a terrific time in Costa Rica.

I enjoyed planning this trip for you, let's hope this was not the last one we planned together!

Cheers,
Olman

We had a wonderful trip organized by Olman
Costa Rica | Feb 17 - Feb 26, 2022

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Isabelle D.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Mar 01, 2022

We had a wonderful trip organized by Olman, who was always there to answer any question. Olman organized beautiful hotels and great activities for us to discover the country. The highlights of our trip were our transfer to Tortugueros with Jonathan, who stopped to show us a sloth on an electric pole, and told us about the banana plantations - I'll never look at a banana the same way! White water rafting with Orlando was amazing. I recommend doing a night walk as well, you get to see sleeping... read more

We had a wonderful trip organized by Olman, who was always there to answer any question. Olman organized beautiful hotels and great activities for us to discover the country. The highlights of our trip were our transfer to Tortugueros with Jonathan, who stopped to show us a sloth on an electric pole, and told us about the banana plantations - I'll never look at a banana the same way! White water rafting with Orlando was amazing. I recommend doing a night walk as well, you get to see sleeping and nocturnal animals, for example a scorpion that shines in black light. In Manuel Antonio, we saw a mother and baby humpback whale on the catamaran tour. The fresh tropical fruit is so tasty! It was a wonderful trip, I highly recommend booking here!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Mar 01, 2022

Hola Isabelle,

Thanks for your review.
We are all so happy to know your family had a wonderful try in Costa Rica!

I see you have enjoyed a lot your trip, thanks a lot for your recommendations, let's hope this was not the last time visiting the tropics!

Pura Vida,
Olman

Olman went beyond the scope of his duties to ...
Costa Rica | Feb 7 - Feb 21, 2022

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Marci R.
Mesa, AZ | Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Olman went beyond the scope of his duties to help us have the best trip possible. Also, so responsive and friendly. You can tell that he really enjoys helping people and wants the best for you. He also checked in on us during the trip which I've never experienced with any other agency. read more

Olman went beyond the scope of his duties to help us have the best trip possible. Also, so responsive and friendly. You can tell that he really enjoys helping people and wants the best for you. He also checked in on us during the trip which I've never experienced with any other agency.

Hotel Review
Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis
La Fortuna

We loved everything about this place, especially Fernando and Daniella and the kitchen staff. It was quaint, clean, had a lovely little night tour where we saw a ton of frogs (including the poison dart frog), nice breakfast, outdoor shower which was covered so no debris was in there. Saw birds and monkeys outside our room. Walked up the street to the waterfall attraction. Our favorite spot out of the 4 places we stayed in and would definitely go back.

Tips for future travelers

Don't think twice about this place. It's a must-stay kinda place.

Authenticity & Character
Authentic food, local decor, locals working there.
Location
Walking distance to waterfall. Free night time tour on premises.
Staff
The sweetest staff we met over our 2 weeks in the country.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Felt like new
Activity Review
Arenal 1968 Hike & Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs
Arenal/La Fortuna

On time, friendly tour guide.

Quality of Experience
Ease, accomodating tourguide - we wanted to leave earlier and they made arrangements,
Food
Buffet
Guides, drivers and staff
Friendly
Transport
Flexible to our schedule
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Hello Marci,

Thanks for your excellent review.
I am so happy to know you had a great time in our country.

I hope this is not going to be your last time in Costa Rica.

Pura Vida,
Olman

Pura Vida Trip Planned by Olman
Costa Rica | Feb 11 - Feb 17, 2022

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Merlita G.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica very much! We originally scheduled the trip pre-covid and were able to reschedule the trip with Olman when we were ready. Olman was kind, patience and accommodating. His guidance and recommendations were exactly what we were looking for. Thanks Olman! When we plan on another trip to Costa Rica, we will definitely be working with Olman again. read more

My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica very much! We originally scheduled the trip pre-covid and were able to reschedule the trip with Olman when we were ready. Olman was kind, patience and accommodating. His guidance and recommendations were exactly what we were looking for. Thanks Olman! When we plan on another trip to Costa Rica, we will definitely be working with Olman again.

Hotel Review
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
Fortuna

The Tabacon resort and spa was the perfect escape for my husband and I. We enjoyed our luxurious suite, spa and thermal hot springs.

Tips for future travelers

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Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Zip Lining - Hanging Bridges & Aerial Tram
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was such an amazing experience. We had Ray as our guide and he was such a cool guy with an eye and ear for all things in the jungle. He showed us a lot of wild life and made the hike interesting and fun. The hanging bridges were really cool and the zip lining adventure was a heart-racing, memorable experience. My favorite one was the second to the last zip line which was 1/2 a mile long with beautiful views of the landscape and lake. Highly recommend!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Hello Merlita,

Thanks for your kinds words.

I am so happy to read Roos and you had a great time in Costa Rica.
You waited many months to discover our country, let's hope this was not the last time visiting us.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Photography in Costa Rica
Costa Rica | Feb 1 - Feb 8, 2022

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Marilyn M.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Overall this was a very good trip. Two of the three hotels were extraordinary with excellent meals and service. Costa Rican people are very friendly and helpful. Our only disappointment was that wildlife viewing was very difficult to get good photos. We took several nature tours and all offered much of the same with little chance of capturing good photographs. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and group size was small. There were many good restaurants in every place we visited. We... read more

Overall this was a very good trip. Two of the three hotels were extraordinary with excellent meals and service. Costa Rican people are very friendly and helpful. Our only disappointment was that wildlife viewing was very difficult to get good photos. We took several nature tours and all offered much of the same with little chance of capturing good photographs. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and group size was small. There were many good restaurants in every place we visited. We had no interaction with our local specialist Olman during the week. The schedule he planned for us went very smoothly and almost all the local contacts and transportation services were punctual.

Hotel Review
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
Fortuna
Location
Too far from La Fortuna
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Guided Hike in Arenal Volcano Park 1968
Arenal/La Fortuna

Great views of volcano and interesting geology. Slightly difficult hike but very enjoyable. Guide was very knowledgeable and attentive.

Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero

Everything was truly great. Only issue we had...
Costa Rica | Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2022

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Jeff S.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Feb 01, 2022

Everything was truly great. Only issue we had was the reservation for the ride back to the airport. Our car came at 8AM when it probably should have come at 10. We were sitting at the airport for 5 hours.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Feb 01, 2022

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for your nice review, I am happy to know your family had a great experience in Costa Rica.
Concerning the transfer back to San Jose, our intention was you would not have delays on your way back to San Jose, many times people spend 5 hours getting from Manuel Antonio to the airport because of traffic delays, we did not want you to miss your international flight, so I hope it was not inconvenient at the end.

Thanks for trusting in us.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Paradise!
Costa Rica | Dec 25 - Jan 5, 2022

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Danielle M.
McHenry, IL | Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Everything was fantastic! Olman did an incredible job answering all my questions about places to stay and excursions to take. Every detail was planned and made the trip stress free. We had an incredible room at each of our destinations and I would credit Olman in making that happen. I highly recommend using KimKim. It made traveling to a country we weren't familiar with very easy and comfortable. We are very pleased with everything!! read more

Everything was fantastic! Olman did an incredible job answering all my questions about places to stay and excursions to take. Every detail was planned and made the trip stress free. We had an incredible room at each of our destinations and I would credit Olman in making that happen. I highly recommend using KimKim. It made traveling to a country we weren't familiar with very easy and comfortable. We are very pleased with everything!!

Hotel Reviews
Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
Alajuela

super convenient airport shuttle! perfect place to stay for quick layover before our adventure. The hotel was very clean and breakfast was perfect

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
Fortuna

This place is absolutely magical!! We truly enjoyed everything about this hotel except for the lack of water pressure in the shower. That was disappointing, but it by no means ruined our trip. The robes to walk around in were a very nice touch. The restaurants on site were really good and the signature drinks were fun to try. Shang ri La Gardens- the adult section for hotel guests only was incredible. We spent a very large amount of time there. We loved the server Adrianna. She was fantastic. The little cabanas to rest in were perfect. It was so quiet and calming. Incredible!!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel La Mariposa
Manuel Antonio

What a view! This hotel was amazing and had the best views in the area. The food was great and the customer service at the pool bar and the restaurant were top notch. We were very pleased and would definitely return to La Mariposa without hesitation. It was the perfect location to get around the area and walking distance to so many restaurants and shops. The free shuttle to and from Manuel Antonio was convenient, and the city bus was great too! We enjoyed our room and the panoramic views it provided us. Every afternoon after our excursions we looked forward to relaxing by the pool for a few hours then up to our room to watch the sunset. Amazing!! Photos don't do this place justice. Andres and Harvy at the pool bar were very attentive and Christian at La Papillion Restaurant went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for the outstanding customer service!!

Tips for future travelers

Just relax and chose this place. You will not be disappointed at all!!

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully manicured and very clean
Location
perfect! we could walk to at least 10 different restaurants and the city bus was so easy and clean to use
Staff
everyone was so nice and attentive
Cleanliness & Comfort
very clean and extremely comfortable, especially the padded sun loungers by the pool under the canopyt
Activity Reviews
Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling Tour
Manuel Antonio

The boat was very spacious and clean. There were 2 waterslides that some enjoyed. Our captain even spotted some whales so we were able to see 2 whales on our sail. That was a pleasant surprise. The lunch they served was phenominal! The food was very good and they served plenty of it.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Savegre Whitewater Rafting
Manuel Antonio

The guys were so friendly and enthusiastic! I felt safe the whole time in the water and the hike to the waterfall was really nice. We even enjoyed the open air truck ride up to the river. Awesome experience on my 40th birthday!

Quality of Experience
great time!
Food
the restaurant we stopped at for lunch was delicious and the food was nearly ready for us when we got there. The company calls ahead to put our order in. That is a great way to be mindful of time.
Guides, drivers and staff
very friendly and enthusiastic
Transport
loved the open air truck ride
Arenal - San Jose - Visit La Paz Waterfall
Costa Rica

Absolutely stunning! We couldn't believe how beautiful this park was. The falls, hummingbirds, and landscape was incredible. It was so peaceful.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Arenal Volcano National Park by Arenal Lake
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was a wonderful boat ride and a very relaxing. The hike down to the boat ride was also very nice! We saw some birds and a sloth on the hike.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Arenal Hanging Bridges & Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal/La Fortuna

We had a great time! The hanging bridges were so fun! The hike through the rainforest was beautiful! Our guide showed us 4 different poisonous snakes on the way. Super cool! We went for a nice authentic Costa Rican lunch after were was fabulous as well.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Surf Lesson
Manuel Antonio

We had a great time learning to surf! The guys were very patient with me and my inability to figure it out! lol! My husband had a blast and I gave up after about an hour, but that was just fine for me. I sat in a lounge chair and enjoyed a wonderful passionfruit margarita in the shade that was provided by the surf club. No worries;) Pura Vida

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Olman Romero

9-day Costa Rican Natural Wonders
Costa Rica | Nov 15 - Nov 23, 2021

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Alda Bernice M.
Bellflower, CA | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

In Arenal/Fortuna we took a Traditional Cooking Class at the Arenal Vida Campesina, a family-owned organic farm, where we learned to cook "verduras salteadas con pasta de achiote" over a wood-fire stove. We hiked (Canoa Aventura) and rafted (Costa Rica Descents) at the Arenal Volcano and la Fortuna Falls. The Tabacon hot springs with dinner was an amazing, relaxing experience.

Ziplined and hiked the Cloud Forest hanging bridges; and took a Night Walk (Selvatura Adventure Park) in Monteverde.... read more

In Arenal/Fortuna we took a Traditional Cooking Class at the Arenal Vida Campesina, a family-owned organic farm, where we learned to cook "verduras salteadas con pasta de achiote" over a wood-fire stove. We hiked (Canoa Aventura) and rafted (Costa Rica Descents) at the Arenal Volcano and la Fortuna Falls. The Tabacon hot springs with dinner was an amazing, relaxing experience.

Ziplined and hiked the Cloud Forest hanging bridges; and took a Night Walk (Selvatura Adventure Park) in Monteverde. On the trip from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio, we took a detour to the Jungle Crocodile Safari (Jose's Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour) a must see, along the Tarcoles River.

We spent our last few days in Manuel Antonio, where we were awakened in the morning with the roars of the howler monkeys. What a story to tell!

In addition to our need for adventure, my son and I wanted some relaxation time, so we stayed at resorts: Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs; El Establo; La Mariposa; and Park Inn San Jose Hotel (1 night). All provided excellent accommodations, service, and restaurants. Breakfasts were included at all accommodations. The Arenal Manoa is a couple of miles from the town on a highway, so no hiking into town. Did not feel we missed anything as our excursions usually included lunch and/or dinner. The Establo hotel is located on a hill, so hotel transport is provided to/from the rooms to the reception/breakfast areas. There was a small glitch in our reservation for the La Mariposa, however, the front desk staff accommodated us with cocktails, while we waited. In addition, they arranged for us to have an in-room COVID test prior to checking out. A shout-out to the front desk clerk at the Park Inn San Jose Hotel, who took it upon herself to provide us a take-away breakfast snack as we were leaving at 5:00am the following morning.

Two changes I would make to our trip: (1) the transfer from Manuel Antonio was a 6.5 hr. drive, which meant we did not arrive into San Jose until almost 8:00 pm. (2) Manuel Antonio is known for the howler monkeys, I think I would have liked to have stayed in one of the cabanas at the Howler Monkey Hotel, near the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.

Hotel Review
Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs
Fortuna

Great staff, great food, great service, and amazing massages.

Tips for future travelers

We booked a lot of excursions so we were content to be away from town. If someone is planning to spend time in town, they might want to be closer or have access to a car.

Authenticity & Character
The hotel is located in a tropical forest with a variety of birds and wildlife . We had a celebration dinner at the restaurant, which was 5-star presentation and taste.
Location
Loved that we were in a rain forest with a view of the Arenal Volcano. Great way to start our adventure.
Staff
Service at the restaurant was excellent; as well as, the massage therapists.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were clean upon entry; rooms were spacious.
Activity Review
Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining
Monteverde

The ziplining crew was amazing. They provided constant support and encouragement for everyone in the group; and they were constantly mindful of creating a positive fun experience.

Quality of Experience
1st timer and I am looking forward to trying this again.
Guides, drivers and staff
Knowledgeable and professional on every level.
Transport
Equipment was well-maintained and secure.
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Hello Alda,

Thanks for your complete review.
I am happy to know your family enjoyed your visit to our country.

I see you have great experiences to tell other people about your experience in Costa Rica, I hope this was not the last time you explore amazing Costa Rica!

Pura Vida!
Olman

What an amazing trip!
Costa Rica | Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2021

Wendy
Wendy S.
| Reviewed on Jan 03, 2022

We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica planned by Olman (through KimKim). From start to finish the whole experience was easy and seamless. Olman was extremely responsive to our requests during our planning and made every modification that we requested. When we were on our trip, every reservation was waiting for us without any issues. KimKim and Olman made this trip absolutely stress-free for us.

First, our driver Roy. We decided to use a driver for our trip so that we didn't have to deal... read more

We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica planned by Olman (through KimKim). From start to finish the whole experience was easy and seamless. Olman was extremely responsive to our requests during our planning and made every modification that we requested. When we were on our trip, every reservation was waiting for us without any issues. KimKim and Olman made this trip absolutely stress-free for us.

First, our driver Roy. We decided to use a driver for our trip so that we didn't have to deal with renting a car and navigating from city to city (3, 4, 5 hour drives), so we hired Roy as our driver and that was a GREAT decision. Roy was professional, easy-going, and SO FUN. He has a great personality and just made our trip so fun and effortless. Roy drove us everywhere and accompanied us on many of our day trips. He was part of our family for 10 days and we truly loved having him. He definitely gave us space to do our own thing, so even though he was with us a lot it was a good balance. I cannot recommend Roy highly enough - such a gem.

Stop 1: Manuel Antonio. The Parador Resort/Hotel was wonderful. It was a luxurious resort - great food, lovely staff, beautiful property and great rooms. It was a sure treat. Manuel Antonio itself was just okay in my opinion. We went on a sunset catamaran cruise and it was also only ok. It was very crowded, very loud and very party-like (not what we wanted). Overall, we felt that Manual Antonio was very touristy and busy, and after going to Arenal and Monteverde I'd put it last on my list of favorites. Glad we went there first...

We then drove from Manuel Antonio to Arenal (5 hour drive - while long, it's a lovely drive)

Arenal: We stayed at Las Lomas de Volcan Hotel for 4 nights. This is also a lovely property. Our family had our own cabana/room and it was very nice. The property itself was lovely and the hotel restaurant was delicious. The cabanas themselves are comfortable. While in Arenal we did horseback riding to the waterfall and white water rafting - both were very fun. We also spent a day volunteering at Proyecto Asis. My family loves animals so this was really fun for us. We also took a cooking class one evening and that was really fun. We made tortillas and ceviche (and they'd already cooked the rest of the food) but it was a great experience. We really enjoyed Arenal overall. There's a lot to do and it was all really enjoyable.

Monteverde: We stayed at Koora Hotel, which was hands down the most wonderful hotel I've ever stayed at. It is a boutique hotel with only 14 rooms and it was AMAZING. The service, the accommodations, the food, the view... everything was absolutely top-notch. This is not a resort so there's not a pool or other amenities so I wouldn't necessarily recommend this for families with young children. My kids are 12 and 15 and they loved it. We had a two-level family unit so it was extremely spacious and comfortable. It was a splurge for sure, but it was worth it. This hotel was a total highlight for us.

Monteverde was top of our list overall. The surroundings are beautiful and we just really enjoyed being there. We did ziplining and went to a sloth sanctuary - both were family favorites for us.

Overall, it was an absolutely amazing trip. My blood pressure stayed at a constant low level for 10 days so there you have it :)

Hotel Review
Hotel Koora at Monteverde
Monteverde

This hotel was hands down the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at. This is not a resort (no pool, spa or other similar amenities). It's a boutique property with just 14 rooms and it is absolute paradise. From the second we walked in the door the staff was nothing short of amazing. They exude warmth and professionalism. The family unit we stayed in was so lovely. It had two levels (it's like a mini apartment) and it was just so comfortable, light-filled, and spacious. The food at the hotel was wonderful. The view was breathtaking. The service was impeccable. I cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Tips for future travelers

Do it! It's worth the extra money to stay here. It's a total treat.

Authenticity & Character
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Activity Review
Horseback Riding to the La Fortuna Waterfall
Arenal/La Fortuna

This was a really fun experience. The guides were excellent and really helped us out.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jan 03, 2022

Hola Wendy!

What a great experience!
Our team is so happy to know you had an unforgettable trip to our country.

I enjoy planning your vacation from beginning to end, unique experiences, and personalized services.

We hope this not going to be the last trip with us!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Amazing vacation through kimkim!
Costa Rica | Dec 18 - Dec 26, 2021

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senthil r.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

What an amazing vacation through kimkim! Right from airport pick up to drop off and everything I’m between we had the best experience at Costa Rica. The outfitters they arranged for the activities such as zip lining, canyoning & rafting were perfect. A special mention to Olman who was our advisor. He’s been nothing but awesome! We had some changes to itineraries, flight cancellations etc and he helped our group throughout!

Would Highly recommend kimkim for anyone looking for future trips!... read more

What an amazing vacation through kimkim! Right from airport pick up to drop off and everything I’m between we had the best experience at Costa Rica. The outfitters they arranged for the activities such as zip lining, canyoning & rafting were perfect. A special mention to Olman who was our advisor. He’s been nothing but awesome! We had some changes to itineraries, flight cancellations etc and he helped our group throughout!

Would Highly recommend kimkim for anyone looking for future trips!

Thanks
Tina

Hotel Review
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa
Fortuna

It’s good not great! Would take a star or even 2 away for the distance from everything. Also inside the resorts it rough to get around

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Hello Tina,

I want to thank your family for trusting in us to plan a terrific time in Costa Rica.
We are all very happy knowing everything was perfect.

I hope you will visit our country in the future again!

Pura Vida to all your family!

Amazing Trip!
Costa Rica | Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2021

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William V.
Philadelphia, PA | Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

He was fantastic! Planned an amazing trip for us that kept us busy but also had some downtime to enjoy and relax. The selected tours were top notch and we highly recommend them to anyone looking to see the best of Costa Rica!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Hello William,

Thanks for your kind words.
I really enjoyed planning your trip to Costa Rica.

I hope this is not going to be the last time you visit our country.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Costa Rica!
Costa Rica | Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2021

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Thomas S.
Philadelphia, PA | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2021

We really really enjoyed the trip that Olman set up for us! He listened to our needs and asks and executed everything so well!

Orlando, Alberto, Minor, Andres are just a few of the many great people/guides we met on our trip! Thank you so much to them.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2021

Hola Thomas,

Thanks for your kind words.
We are so happy you had a great time in Costa Rica.

We hope this is not going to be the last time you visit our country.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Thank you kimkim and our guide Olman. We had ...
Costa Rica | Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021

Chaitra
Chaitra P.
Princeton, NJ | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Thank you kimkim and our guide Olman. We had a wonderful 10 days trip to Costa Rica. Our guide worked with us with in a very short period we had and planned any amazing vacation. We had the best hotels and best adventures. Just as we expected.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dear Chaitra,

We are so happy to know your 10 days in Costa Rica were terrific!
We really want to thank you for trusting in us.

Let's hope this is not going to be your first and last visit to our country.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Every place we visited had its own special me...
Costa Rica | Nov 6 - Nov 20, 2021

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Angela P.
Canada | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Every place we visited had its own special memories. The very first, Guachipelin, interesting as a working farm, complete with oxen team. We loved the freedom of walking to the beautiful waterfall onsite, made unforgettable partly because of the blue morpho flitting about!
Our driver Roy was very well spoken and knowledgeable, answering all our questions en route from Rincón de la Vieja to La Fortuna. Super food stop at Café y Macadamia.
Wildlife tours, especially the night one, were eye... read more

Every place we visited had its own special memories. The very first, Guachipelin, interesting as a working farm, complete with oxen team. We loved the freedom of walking to the beautiful waterfall onsite, made unforgettable partly because of the blue morpho flitting about!
Our driver Roy was very well spoken and knowledgeable, answering all our questions en route from Rincón de la Vieja to La Fortuna. Super food stop at Café y Macadamia.
Wildlife tours, especially the night one, were eye openers! Our night tour guide was so excited it was contagious. Finding a tiny hidden rufous-eyed green frog by its sound blew me away! The pit vipers were very cool too.
Canal Négra tour guide, Joe, was super keen and full of info.
Tabacón Hot Springs on a cool evening - heaven!
My personal fave was The Monteverdi Eco Lodge. We were offered a complimentary upgrade with a second floor balcony. Staff was super friendly and professional. Food was exceptionally fresh and tasty! The pool was beautiful and private and not busy at all during our stay.
Having a driver take us to and from La Fortuna made for a nice change of scenery and gave us lots of time to eat at Viquez Soda and walk around the town. ( check out the chocolate shop!)
The final five days at Tulemar and Manuel Antonio Park, were unforgettable! Beautiful gardens, old growth tree forest, hanging bridges, a glorious beach, and enough stairs and hills to get anyone in shape! Raúl, the concierge at our villa studio, was invaluable.
Almost forgot - The cooking class afternoon with Stephanie and our guide Henry, was great fun - and a whole new area for beautiful scenery!
Also, the coffee plantation tour with Andrès (at Don Juan)kept us engaged and laughing the whole while. Can he bring out the fun in everyone!
All in all,
Olman did a terrific job getting us prime accommodations in every location. The balance of tours, travel and chill time was good for us. Our first trip to Costa Rica! Hopefully not our last!
Many thanks to the Ticos and Ticas who made this trip so special!
PURA VIDA!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Hello Angela,

Thanks for your kind words and excellent review about each activity, transfer, hotel you enjoyed during your visit to our country.

I am sure this review will let a great idea to new travelers about what to expect of Costa Rica.

I hope you will visit this paradisaical country in the future, I will be more than glad to offer a new experience.

Pura Vida!!
Olman

Costa Rica Vacation Oct 2021
Costa Rica | Oct 18 - Oct 24, 2021

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Sundaravalli M.
Bolingbrook, IL | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

I just wanted a getaway with my son and told Olman that I was interested in natural attractions. Olman did an outstanding job right from responding to all my questions, to picking up from the airport, the local hotels, guides, attractions, food arrangements and last but not the least Covid testing services for us to fly back to USA. I have nothing but praise for the way the tour was organized. I’m a pure vegetarian and Olman took care of that and provided guides who could speak English all the way. Outstanding trip filled with memories. Thank you Olman

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dear Sundaravalli,

Thanks for your kind review about your experience in Costa Rica.
I am very happy you enjoyed your visit to our country with your son, all the team did our best to make this trip unforgettable.

We hope to plan together another unique experience in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

The Cloud Forest is in my dreams
Costa Rica | Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2021

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Kathy H.
Lockport, IL | Reviewed on May 19, 2022

It was an incredibly amazing treat to visit Costa Rica – There are so many wonderful things to describe I am not sure where to begin. First of all Costa Rica is in Central America with coastlines on the Caribbean and the pacific ocean complete with volcanos, rain forests and most impressively, Cloud Forests! My camera could not capture the unique view of the cloud forest – I will try to describe it: totally lush forests on the mountainside with the clouds visible and the trees up above the... read more

It was an incredibly amazing treat to visit Costa Rica – There are so many wonderful things to describe I am not sure where to begin. First of all Costa Rica is in Central America with coastlines on the Caribbean and the pacific ocean complete with volcanos, rain forests and most impressively, Cloud Forests! My camera could not capture the unique view of the cloud forest – I will try to describe it: totally lush forests on the mountainside with the clouds visible and the trees up above the clouds! The air is thin because it is a high elevation. This is where the zip lining occurred. This is no ordinary zip line my friends! This is way up high and the lines are very long. I loved to hold on to the middle and turn around to look at the vastness of the cloud forest as I sped past. Again and again Zoila and I zip lined until there were no more lines

But woah! I am getting ahead of things!
We landed in San Jose and were picked up right on time and transported to our hotel. Early morning bus ride to the Caribbean coast to a village called Tortuguero; named because various sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand here.
We view the wildlife from the lagoons in the day time and at night I went out to the beach to view the giant greenback female turtle lay her eggs in the hole that she had dug and then she buried them with her back flippers. The poor girl was quite tired . We also saw a different turtle make her way back to the ocean; her tracks looking like a small tractor passed through. The next day back on the boat to traverse the lagoons – Lush is the only word that applies here if not totally peaceful and serene too.

W We stopped for lunch at this very picturesque stream.
I want to add that I tried new food and I did not have a bad meal once. The food is delicious! From this lovely place a van took us to the base of the Arenal Volcano where we stayed at the Casa Luna hotel and spa.

The volcano from our balcony at Casa Luna.

I am in the back of this raft on the right having a fabulous time!!

Jose was the captain of our raft and was tremendous! So much fun!

Continuing on – the next day I relaxed by the pool and swam laps while enjoying lunch poolside. Later we both had a really interesting chocolate and coffee tour of the Don Juan plantation We got to make our own flavored chocolate! That evening I pampered myself with an aroma therapy massage in the most sublime setting of one wall open to the lush plants with the sound of rain gently falling. Slept really well that night. Then we said fairwell to the volcano and the village of La Fortuna. Everyone was super warm and welcoming. Melvin, at the font desk was the best.

Another on-time transport to take us up to the Cloud Forest of Monteverde! Where I started my story.
An example of the lush path we walked between the zip lines

After the ziplining we visited the butterfly house and the habitat where they care for the sloths that they rescued. This is where I was able to obtain some photos you could actually see what they looked like instead of a bunch of leaves in the trees.

The fellow travelers I met along the way were also part of the benefits of this marvelous journey into Pura Vida – this is the saying heard everywhere which is loosely translated as live your best life and do not worry. Don’t worry be happy Here I was on a night walk with a young couple from Isreal. In Tortuguero a really fun couple from Barcelona. I saw birds and vipers, and spiders but my camera was quite lacking. The air was cool so my sweatshirt came in handy.
Beautiful final view of the cloud forest at breakfast and then we were picked up for the next destination: The pacific ocean and the Manual Antonio park. We were at a hotel where you could walk to the beach and the restaurant had a lovely view and the sound of the waves added to the ambiance. Andreana was my favorite waitress at this locale. I also swam in the ocean and their pool.

It is a very tough decision to decide what, out of all the truly wonderful things we did and saw, was the best, but I have to say it was the humpback whales! Zoila and I were picked up and taken to an office where we went out in the ocean waters and got on a boat to go out to see if we could possibly ee any view whales. And we did!! We saw a male, a female and her baby! Swimming together and surfacing near us then they would move away and surface a little ways out. We watched them for a very long time just transfixed with the sight – everyone yelling when we spyed them! Dylan our guide, was very informative about the whales, turtles, birds and the whole area.
Finally shopping at the marina in Quepos town prior to the transport back to San Jose to a totally modern hotel complete with room service. Then to the airport and home to Chicago. I wish everyone could experience the remarkable Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

Local specialist: Olman Romero

Two weeks in Costa Rica - perfect blend of adventure and nature
Costa Rica | Jul 31 - Aug 14, 2021

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Andreas C.
Greece | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

We spent the first two weeks of August in Costa Rica. We organised the trip through the KimKim platform which connected us with Olman at the local Amazilia agency. Within a few hours of submitting our request, Olman provided a full program for our trip, across 14 days, 5 regions and 10+ activities. He also helped us with changing some of the hotels and experiences, based on the research we had done online. The KimKim platform was super easy to use, both in terms of the detailed information... read more

We spent the first two weeks of August in Costa Rica. We organised the trip through the KimKim platform which connected us with Olman at the local Amazilia agency. Within a few hours of submitting our request, Olman provided a full program for our trip, across 14 days, 5 regions and 10+ activities. He also helped us with changing some of the hotels and experiences, based on the research we had done online. The KimKim platform was super easy to use, both in terms of the detailed information of the trip, and a chat interface to communicate with the agency. Most of the activities booked were with high-end suppliers (there is a ton of choice for activities in Costa Rica, so it pays to have a local expert), with only one being sub-par (the trip to Irazu)

During the trip, Olman was there to help us at every inquiry, and was genuinely easy to work with and responsive within a couple of hours. There was a couple of miscommunication issues with the local activity suppliers, and they were resolved to our satisfaction both times.

One major area of improvement I suggest is for Olman / Amazilia to provide transparency regarding the activity supplier. In all cases, the supplier was listed as Amazilia, when in practice the activity was subcontracted to a local supplier. That meant we weren't able to research the activity supplier online (and choose a different one, as we did with hotels in some cases). It also meant that we couldn't identify the supplier in case there was a mixup, as there was such a case in the kayak tour in Tamarindo.

Overall, I would highly recommend the KimKim platform and Olman at the local Amazilia agency. We were able to organise a trip on very short notice (practically 2 weeks before), with local expert knowledge. Some transparency on the local activity suppliers used would have made it a 10/10.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Hello Andreas,

Thank you for your review, and thank you for your detailed review.

It was a pleasure planning this trip for you and Katerina, I really enjoyed showing you some of the highlights of our country.

I hope you will visit our country in the future again to continue discovering amazing destinations.

Pura Vida,
Olman

Excellent adventures!
Costa Rica | Jul 26 - Aug 8, 2021

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Michael C.
Redwood City, CA | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I don’t usually use the word “amazing,” but my family and I recently returned from a two week trip in Costa Rica. From the beginning, Adriana and then Olman, were incredibly easy and accommodating to work with. This included having two young children go with us and later adding my parents to our already booked trip. As I said, the trip was two weeks and we went from Tortuguero to Arenal to Monte Verde to Playa Hermosa to San Jose. The trip that was put together for us allowed us to experience... read more

I don’t usually use the word “amazing,” but my family and I recently returned from a two week trip in Costa Rica. From the beginning, Adriana and then Olman, were incredibly easy and accommodating to work with. This included having two young children go with us and later adding my parents to our already booked trip. As I said, the trip was two weeks and we went from Tortuguero to Arenal to Monte Verde to Playa Hermosa to San Jose. The trip that was put together for us allowed us to experience different regions and wildlife in the country. Everyone we worked with, from the drivers that shuttled use from location-to-location to the guides on our excursions were so friendly and genuinely happy that people were visiting their country again. I cannot ever put into words how happy I am with our trip. If this is how KimKim organizes all their tours, we’ll definitely be using them for future travel plans.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dear Michael,

Thanks for your kind review.
We are so happy you were finally able to travel to our country after almost 2 years due to Covid.

Our team is very satisfied and hopes you will continue using kimkim for new experiences in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Absolute Perfection
Costa Rica | Jul 24 - Aug 1, 2021

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Jane J.
Ames, IA | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2021

Our trip to Costa Rica, planned by Olman and kimkim, was the definition of perfection. From our initial pick up at San José until our final drop off at the end of the week, the days went smoothly with zero effort from us. Our driver and companion for the entire week, Roy, made sure we arrived on time to our scheduled activities and had an endless supply of options for additional outings. He took the time to organize extra expeditions at our request. He also inquired about our food... read more

Our trip to Costa Rica, planned by Olman and kimkim, was the definition of perfection. From our initial pick up at San José until our final drop off at the end of the week, the days went smoothly with zero effort from us. Our driver and companion for the entire week, Roy, made sure we arrived on time to our scheduled activities and had an endless supply of options for additional outings. He took the time to organize extra expeditions at our request. He also inquired about our food preferences and helped us find wonderful, local restaurants for us in which to dine. Roy became like family to us and we would recommend his services to anyone desiring a driver/tour guide in Costa Rica. From his immaculate van to his tremendous knowledge of his culture, Roy made us feel comfortable and secure, even during the pandemic.
Olman included all of our requests for activities, from zip lining, a cooking class, kayaking in the Pacific Ocean to hiking the lava flow at Arenal, and created a wonderfully balanced week of enjoyment and learning . This trip with kimkim was the most perfect vacation!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2021

Hola Jane,

Thanks for your excellent review, all our team appreciates it!
I am very happy to know this was the most perfect vacation you have experienced.

Hoping this was not your last visit to our country, I will be more than glad to plan another greater experience for you in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Amazing trip to Costa Rica!
Costa Rica | Jul 16 - Aug 1, 2021

Mathew
Mathew S.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

Thank you to Olman for planning an amazing once in a lifetime experience for us in Costa Rica. All we had to say to Olman is that we wanted to experience volcanos, jungle, cloud forests, and beaches and he planned the most perfect itinerary for us – it was as though he read our minds.

Every activity, every pick-up and transfer, and every hotel booked ran exceptionally smoothly and always on time. Our guides were amazing and so knowledgeable. Olman was always available for any questions and... read more

Thank you to Olman for planning an amazing once in a lifetime experience for us in Costa Rica. All we had to say to Olman is that we wanted to experience volcanos, jungle, cloud forests, and beaches and he planned the most perfect itinerary for us – it was as though he read our minds.

Every activity, every pick-up and transfer, and every hotel booked ran exceptionally smoothly and always on time. Our guides were amazing and so knowledgeable. Olman was always available for any questions and his response time was quick.

We had the adventure we were looking for and all thanks to Olman. If you are wanting a memorable trip to Costa Rica then put your trust in Olman to take care of everything.

In terms of Costa Rica itself - wow what an awesome country! The different environments - rainforests, cloud forests, savanna, volcanos, etc. and the biodiversity that comes with it is unbelievable. The people of Costa Rica are wonderful - always friendly, helpful and smiling. As they say Pura Vida!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

Hola Mathew,

Thanks for your review.
It was my pleasure to assist you in helping planning this memorable trip to Costa Rica, I really appreciate your comments.

I see all the pictures you posted, it makes me happy you had all the experiences you were looking for.

I hope you will visit our country in the future to explore new destinations, if you do, I will be more than glad to plan another great itinerary together!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Wonderful honeymoon
Costa Rica | Jul 5 - Jul 15, 2021

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Kelley S.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

My husband and I had an amazing belated honeymoon in Costa Rica thanks to Olman's help. Highlights included white water rafting on the Pacuare, ziplining in the cloud forest and nature walks all over. We did and saw plenty but also had a couple of days of leisure so the pace was just right. We'd love to go back and explore the Caribbean side, and will definitely use Kimkim for that trip, too.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Hola Kelley,

Thanks for your review.
We are so happy you had a memorable honeymoon in this incredible country!

There are many other destinations and new activities you will discover in the future.
The Caribbean Coast is a magical destination, we will be more than glad to plan a new experience with you in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Everything he suggested was perfect and all w...
Costa Rica | Jun 26 - Jul 8, 2021

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Diane B.
Oildale, CA | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Everything he suggested was perfect and all went extremely smoothly! Our experience with Olman was great, he listened to our thoughts and desires and he made them happen. We had a truly amazing and memorable trip! Even his estimated travel times was spot on. If I go back to Costa Rica, I would definitely contact him again.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Hello Diane,

I really want to thank your family for trusting in our experience and services.
I enjoyed planning this adventure in the tropics for you, can't wait to start assisting you with the next adventure in paradise!

Best,
Olman

Family trip to Costa Rica
Costa Rica | Jul 2 - Jul 10, 2021

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Sheri L.
Laconia, NH | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

We loved our trip that Olman planned for us to Costa Rica. Each place we visited was exactly what we had requested. The Hotels were all unique and very inviting. We were sad to leave. The Lost Iguana Hotel and Arenas del Mar were amazing places to stay. We saw more wildlife at these hotels then we did in the nature park! Being woken at 4 am to a howler monkey above our cabin in Tortuguero is something we will never forget! We have so many great memories from our trip. We only... read more

We loved our trip that Olman planned for us to Costa Rica. Each place we visited was exactly what we had requested. The Hotels were all unique and very inviting. We were sad to leave. The Lost Iguana Hotel and Arenas del Mar were amazing places to stay. We saw more wildlife at these hotels then we did in the nature park! Being woken at 4 am to a howler monkey above our cabin in Tortuguero is something we will never forget! We have so many great memories from our trip. We only needed to contact the travel agency once, but they immediately knew who I was and they were able to answer my next day pick up question. The local guides were passionate about showing us their part of the country. We will definitely be back!

Hotel Review
Lost Iguana Resort and Spa
Fortuna

We absolutely loved staying here. The resort was so welcoming. Food was great and very accommodating. We liked that one pool was cold and one was hot. Toucans flew right up to trees by our room and by the pool. The view of Arenal was breathtaking.

Tips for future travelers

Check out the trails, nice adventure.

Authenticity & Character
Location
View of the volvano
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Hola Sheri,

Thanks for your kind message.
WOW! What great pictures, thanks for sharing them, you saw monkeys, sloths, and toucans, my favorite one is the one of the Volcano, amazing!

I am so happy your family enjoyed this adventure in Costa Rica.
The Howler monkey experience is something you will never forget.

I hope you will our country in the future for new experiences.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Amazing family experience
Costa Rica | Jun 26 - Jul 8, 2021

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Donna T.
Adrian, MI | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Wow, nothing could have been more fun!! We traveled Costa Rica with our daughter and and two grandchildren, boys who have just completed four years of college. Our agent with KimKim was Olman and we was FANTASTIC. Our trip was wonderful in every way and we experienced an amazing country with unforgettable life time family memories . Our lodging was great giving us a new experience every night. Tours and the guides were wonderful and fun. The timing of each day was perfect, we had extra... read more

Wow, nothing could have been more fun!! We traveled Costa Rica with our daughter and and two grandchildren, boys who have just completed four years of college. Our agent with KimKim was Olman and we was FANTASTIC. Our trip was wonderful in every way and we experienced an amazing country with unforgettable life time family memories . Our lodging was great giving us a new experience every night. Tours and the guides were wonderful and fun. The timing of each day was perfect, we had extra time to explore on our own.
The Costa Rica food was delicious and we felt very comfortable at home with these perfect. Thanks again to this company, it was Great.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Hello Donna,

I hope you are all well.
Our team is very happy knowing everything went very smoothly and your family had a great time in Costa Rica.

It is great to know you have enjoyed all the activities and the hotels.
I really like your friends' Boutique Hotel in Uvita, I am going to visit the property in the future to inspect it and send some of our clients to your friends.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Unforgettable Costa Rica Family Trip
Costa Rica | Jun 12 - Jun 22, 2021

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Huyen C.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Our family travels often and this is the first time that our children (teenager and young adults) unanimously declared that this is the best trip.
Olman was extraordinary from the beginning - he was patient, answered all questions and tailored our trip perfectly to meet our need. From the time we landed in San Jose to our departure gate, all the details, small or big, were flawlessly executed , from transfer to our 4 different destinations to the hotels, to automatically upgrading us to... read more

Our family travels often and this is the first time that our children (teenager and young adults) unanimously declared that this is the best trip.
Olman was extraordinary from the beginning - he was patient, answered all questions and tailored our trip perfectly to meet our need. From the time we landed in San Jose to our departure gate, all the details, small or big, were flawlessly executed , from transfer to our 4 different destinations to the hotels, to automatically upgrading us to get a private guide (Manny) and a great driver (Leo) and arranging for our Covid test to be done at the hotel bypassing need to travel to clinic (all above and beyond our expectation).
Our favorite was the cloud forest zip line! And of course the warm hospitality of Costa Ricans welcoming tourists back. I am already thinking about for our next trip and definitely using kimkim

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Hello Huyen,

All our team is so happy with your visit to our country.
It is great to know you liked the upgrade for the private driver and guide we offered to you.

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
We are sure this was the first time using kimkim, hoping to work with you again in the future for the next adventure.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Amazing Costa Rica Family Vacation
Costa Rica | Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2021

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Melanie B.
Pearland, TX | Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

What an amazing experience we had on our vacation. This could not have been done without the help of KimKim (Olman, our specialist). We had a family of 5 and 3 of them being teenagers. Our excursions and transfers all booked for us made our trip very relaxing not to have to worry about anything. The guides chosen by Olman could not have been better. Hotel Arenal Springs and Resort is amazing. The staff is there for your every need. Highly recommend staying there. Hotel LaMariposa has... read more

What an amazing experience we had on our vacation. This could not have been done without the help of KimKim (Olman, our specialist). We had a family of 5 and 3 of them being teenagers. Our excursions and transfers all booked for us made our trip very relaxing not to have to worry about anything. The guides chosen by Olman could not have been better. Hotel Arenal Springs and Resort is amazing. The staff is there for your every need. Highly recommend staying there. Hotel LaMariposa has what I would say the best view in Costa Rica. The rooms are minimal but the staff and view make up for that. I highly recommend using KimKim for a family vacation.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

Hello Melanie,

All our team is happy to know your family had a great vacation in Costa Rica.
I really want to thank you too, for always letting us know all the details and special wishes for your family.

Personally, I really enjoyed planning this adventure in the tropics for you.
I hope you will visit our country in the future so you can explore more amazing Costa Rica!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Amazing travels in Costa Rica!
Costa Rica | May 29 - Jun 5, 2021

Corine
Corine F.
Santa Fe, NM | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2021

Absolutely wonderful trip! At the end of May 2021, we traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate our son's graduation from high school. From beginning to end, Olman ensured that our travel plans were both clear and streamlined. We started our adventure in San Jose, where we were picked up by the amazing and knowledgeable Fisroy who drove us to La Fortuna and Arenal. On the way, we stopped at the Doka coffee farm and a beautiful waterfall for local fruit. Once in Arenal, we spent a couple of... read more

Absolutely wonderful trip! At the end of May 2021, we traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate our son's graduation from high school. From beginning to end, Olman ensured that our travel plans were both clear and streamlined. We started our adventure in San Jose, where we were picked up by the amazing and knowledgeable Fisroy who drove us to La Fortuna and Arenal. On the way, we stopped at the Doka coffee farm and a beautiful waterfall for local fruit. Once in Arenal, we spent a couple of days in the area, exploring the volcano via moped, rafting down the Penas Blanca, and participated in a tour of an organic farm followed by a cooking class. All drivers were on-time and every adventure was both fun and educational. We then headed up to the Cloud Forest where we ziplined through the canopy of the rainforest and walked multiple bridges. We also participated in a night walk where we spotted multiple exotic birds and came face-to-face with a pit viper! The accommodations at the Senda were wonderful...amazing organic food and ecofriendly bungalows. I can't say enough good things about this adventure. We experienced the most delicious coffee, saw multiple sloths, snakes, crocodiles, exotic birds, and met so many wonderful people. Many thanks to the KimKim staff. We look forward to scheduling another adventure for 2022 to celebrate our second son's graduation!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2021

Hello Corine,

What beautiful photos! :)
All our team is very happy knowing you had a terrific time in Costa Rica.

We hope you have collected many incredible memories during this trip, and most important you had quality time with your family.

Thanks again for trusting in our team, I can't wait to start planning your second son's graduation in 2022.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Olman was extremely helpful with planning. Bo...
Costa Rica | May 26 - May 30, 2021

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Kimmy B.
Katy, TX | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

Olman was extremely helpful with planning. Both accommodations were just as described with friendly staff and nice rooms. The travel accommodations were also always on time and the drivers from each company were knowledgeable about the country and extremely friendly. The only discrepancy came to the nature hike in Manuel Antonio with Tucson Tours. Our itinerary said pickup time was 7:25; however the actual pickup time was 7:15 and the shuttle almost left without us. All in all it was a great experience. Thank you!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

Hello Kimmy,

Thanks for your review, I really appreciate it.
We are so happy you and Tori had a good time in Costa Rica, after a year without traveling due to Covid it is great to know and see on the pictures you had a great time in our country.

Thanks for traveling with us.

Pura Vida!
Olman

We enjoyed using this company!
Costa Rica | May 24 - May 29, 2021

Jackie
Jackie S.
Kankakee, IL | Reviewed on Jun 02, 2021

Olman was very helpful in helping me set up an itinerary that best fit my family and I’s wants. I had never used a specialist to help plan my vacation but this time I wanted someone to set it for me since I was going to a new country and was not too familiar with the surroundings. It can be stressful planning activities and hotels on my own but this was such a breeze having someone do it for me! Our transportation to and from the airport/hotel/activities was on time every time. The activitie... read more

Olman was very helpful in helping me set up an itinerary that best fit my family and I’s wants. I had never used a specialist to help plan my vacation but this time I wanted someone to set it for me since I was going to a new country and was not too familiar with the surroundings. It can be stressful planning activities and hotels on my own but this was such a breeze having someone do it for me! Our transportation to and from the airport/hotel/activities was on time every time. The activitie tour guides were very kind to us and knowledgeable. I would definitely use KimKim again. This was my first time using them and I had a great experience!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Jun 02, 2021

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for your kind review.
We are so happy and grateful to you.

It is great to know everything was good during your trip, I hope you will visit our country in the future, we will be more than glad to assist you.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Wonderful Costa Rica experience !!
Costa Rica | May 1 - May 9, 2021

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Meralee B.
Arlington, WA | Reviewed on May 19, 2021

The planning was excellent! Olman was very helpful, and knowledgeable, with great suggestions, patience with adjusting itinerary, and attentive to our needs. He did an amazing job of arranging things, and dealing with the changes and requirements caused by COVID, including the testing issues. I have already recommended him to several people!
The places where we stayed, and the activities planned, were all good. We were pleased with Tirimbina, as we anticipated, with delicious food ad... read more

The planning was excellent! Olman was very helpful, and knowledgeable, with great suggestions, patience with adjusting itinerary, and attentive to our needs. He did an amazing job of arranging things, and dealing with the changes and requirements caused by COVID, including the testing issues. I have already recommended him to several people!
The places where we stayed, and the activities planned, were all good. We were pleased with Tirimbina, as we anticipated, with delicious food ad friendly staff; We loved the chocolate tour and our tour guide ( a young man) was excellent! and very informative!
We enjoyed the rainforest tour at Tortuguero, the dining area staff at Mawamba was very friendly and professional, the lodging was average. (There was a misunderstanding about the canal tour time, but Laura came and got us out of bed, and was very gracious about it.)
The Azania Bungalows turned out to be the best! with great food and lodging, beautiful gardens and wildlife, and right close to the beach. Staff was great! We highly recommend it! Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate, so we didn't get any relaxing beach time.
Jose drove us from SanJose to Tirimbina, and demonstrated much patience when he had to drive his vehicle over rough roads, out in the rural area of Tirimbina, only to find out that the Tirimbina Lodge was in a different location. It was a little rural "detour" but all ended well.
Fisroy was our primary driver, doing all of the airport arrivals and departure, as well as the trip to Puerto Viejo. He made himself available to us at all times and always went the "extra mile" to make sure things went smoothly. He gave us a great guided tour through Cahiuta National Park. He even offered to do Manzanilla the next day as well, but the weather did not cooperate in Puerto Viejo (clouds and rain). He also took the time to search out some restaurants with great local food. He added a real personal touch to all of our time with him. We so enjoyed it !
Thanks to everyone involved, including Alejandro who spoke with me on the phone within hours of our departure for Costa Rica, to assure us that our trip was still going to happen as planned (in spite of unexpected COVID restrictions).I am thankful that KimKim/ Amazilia provided direct phone access!
We look forward to another trip planned through you in the future!

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Hello Meralee,

Thanks a lot for your kind message.
I really enjoyed all the planning process with you, it is great to know you have recommended our services to friends.

Fisroy was always communicating with us, he did an amazing job, we are happy about that.

We hope you will be able to visit us again in the future.

Thanks for your message & Pura Vida!
Olman

First time in Costa Rica! My 2 teenagers and...
Costa Rica | Mar 19 - Mar 29, 2021

Karen
Karen A.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

First time in Costa Rica! My 2 teenagers and I went to Costa Rica for 12 days. Olman and Alexander did a great job in scheduling all the places and adventures I requested. From the first day to the last day in Costa Rica went smoother than I could ask. The first official day was guided by Alejandro, he did an amazing job educating us about Costa Rica: the people, culture, animals and different terrain. Alejandro took us to La Paz waterfall gardens. #lapazwaterfall which was full of... read more

First time in Costa Rica! My 2 teenagers and I went to Costa Rica for 12 days. Olman and Alexander did a great job in scheduling all the places and adventures I requested. From the first day to the last day in Costa Rica went smoother than I could ask. The first official day was guided by Alejandro, he did an amazing job educating us about Costa Rica: the people, culture, animals and different terrain. Alejandro took us to La Paz waterfall gardens. #lapazwaterfall which was full of animals and 5 waterfalls. From San Jose we went to Manual Antonio. Manual Antonio was absolutely gorgeous, we went to the beach, kayaking and snorkeling on the Pacific Ocean and had a home made lunch after the advantage, which was delicious. The guide was very nice, pointing out wildlife, such as the Howler Monkey calling, birds overhead and the fish we saw snorkeling. #tucanestours We had a wonderful home made lunch after. We saw lots of different wild life on our own. From Manual Antonio we went to La Fortuna. No words can bring justice to the Arenal Volcano, we got there at night and weren't able to see anything. In the morning I open the curtains to our room and right in front of us was the volcano. Beautiful site, hotel room was amazing and all the wildlife around was crazy! We did a few activities while in La Fortuna, zip line and white water rafting, #waverarafting, with an amazing lunch at an organic farm. The next day was horse back riding to a waterfall #chaveztours and a hike to the farthest point on the volcano that you can hike, #eciterra,costrica. All the transportation, guides and adventures were amazing and happy we did all of them. From La Fortuna we went to Tamarindo. What a view! The sunsets were amazing! We took surf lessons, the surf teacher exceeded my expectations, he was so helpful and passionate about what he does, #surf.every.day. Arranging 12 days with pick up, drop offs, transportation to and from activities, scheduling required Covid testing and transportation to the airport, with an estimated 859.1km ( 533.8miles) only a few minor hiccups, we were always on time to everything and Olman and Alexander responded to messages in a timely manner. I would recommend using Kimkim for any type of travel, I would highly recommend Olamn and Alexander if you want to visit Costa Rica.
Pura Vida

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Hello Karen,

Thanks for sharing your experience in Costa Rica, we are so happy you had a great time and happy to know you discover and learn about our country!

We hope this is not going to be the first and last visit to our country, we will be more than glad to assist you in the future to explore more amazing Costa Rica!

Thanks for traveling with us!

Pura Vida!
Olman

At first I was alittle hesitant to try a trav...
Costa Rica | Feb 10 - Feb 18, 2021

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Rani R.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

At first I was alittle hesitant to try a traveling agency to help put together my first trip in a long time. I’m glad I made the decision and tried Kim Kim. Olman who was the person helping me with my trip was with me and answered every single question or worry I brought to him. A 5/5 does not do justice for this company simply amazing ! And I recommend Kim Kim to everyone now

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dear Rani,

Thanks for your review.
It is great to know you had an amazing time in Costa Rica!
I enjoyed planning the trip for Priscilla and you, thanks for trusting in us.

Pura Vida!
Olman

The trip was well organized and everything we...
Costa Rica | Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2019

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Dennis M.
Atlantic Beach, FL | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

The trip was well organized and everything went smoothly.

Local specialist: Olman Romero
Olman
Olman Romero
Local specialist in San José | Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for your good review, I am very happy everything was perfect during your visit to this amazing country.

I hope you will visit us again in the future.

Thanks,
Olman