Phrases like “The trip was wonderful beyond my dreams”, “I came back home being a different person…I have grown physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually”, “A job well done my friend”, “Best time of my life” just reaffirm why I feel so passionate about my job.
Working in Tourism for more than 25 years has provided me an extensive knowledge of the country allowing me to assist many clients during all these years and to have quite a following of clients who return again and again as well as many who refer their friends and family.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, rivers, small villages, all Costa Rican National Parks and its surroundings. As far as activities, we specialize in mountain biking trips, hikes, rafting but we do also arrange all the amazing activities our country offers, included: safari float, zip lining, waterfall rapelling, caving, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, etc."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I have recognized after the years how more and more people opt for active and physical lifestyles, the attitudes towards vacations have changed. On the itineraries that I design, I concentrate on providing a variety of activities designed to introduce our guests to Costa Rica in the most interesting and unusual ways.
Attention to detail and commitment to quality is key and guarantee that your vacation will exactly meets your expectations. If you are considering to travel to Costa Rica, just let me know what you are looking for and I will make sure to design an itinerary and make your desires a reality. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"The overnight at El Nido del Tigre or The Tiger's Nest, which is the campsite that we have in the middle of the jungle, on the banks of the Pacuare River. This is quite a unique experience and one that nobody regrets, just to spend the night surrounded by the sounds of the rain forest and the river, it is an amazing experience."
Featured trips & expertise
Add a little adrenaline to your family vacation with this 8-day Costa Rica adventure. Starting in San José, you'll set out to experience the rainforest and its hidden treasures first-hand in Arenal Volcano National Park. Raft the rapids of the Sarapiquí River, zipline through the jungle canopy, and visit with monkeys and parrots at a local wildlife center. End your trip where the rainforest meets the ocean at Manuel Antonio National Park, where kids can swim and snorkel, relax on pristine white sand beaches, and go dolphin-spotting on a catamaran cruise.
Tour two of Costa Rica’s prized gems on this weeklong adventure. Begin in La Fortuna and embark on a floating safari, followed by a cultural experience day covering food, the arts, and education. Next, enjoy the rush of the hanging bridges and hike around Arenal Volcano, visit La Fortuna Waterfall and soak in the local hot springs. Then take a boat over to Monteverde to visit the Cloud Forest Reserve and join a local coffee tour to learn all about the crucial crop. The trip winds down back in San José to enjoy the sights of the capital city.
This fun, five-day Costa Rica itinerary takes in many of the country's natural highlights, from wildlife reserves to beautiful beaches. Enjoy a combination of outdoor activity and relaxation, structured and free time, to ensure your quick trip to Monteverde and Samara is just what you want it to be. As this is a self-driving tour you can go at your own pace.
Embark on this five-day adventure that introduces you to the natural beauty of northwestern Costa Rica. You'll get to witness native animals during rainforest and sea tours, hike through Arenal Volcano National Park and stand on the active side of the volcano, and take up various activities at Sámara Beach, from snorkeling to horseback riding and laying on the golden sand.
Why go to the gym when you can exercise in paradise? This eight-day itinerary begins on Costa Rica's Pacific coast with a cycling journey over the Continental Divide then continues on a river raft to the Caribbean coast. Along the way, you'll pass through the most spectacular scenery in the country and make memories to last a lifetime.
On this brisk eight-day jaunt, you'll visit one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica: the Arenal Volcano region. Here you'll explore rainforests on suspension bridges and soak in natural hot springs. Then it's time for more adventure as you brave the rapids of the wild Pacuare River on an unforgettable rafting trip.
Recent trip reviews for Randall
Superb Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jun 15 - Jun 23, 2022
So many good and positive things to say about this excellent trip to Costa Rica. Working with Randall on our itinerary and all other planning details was very easy, straight-forward, informative and FUN. We had some issues getting there and with our luggage via the airlines, no fault of Kim Kim whatsoever, but once we arrived at the San Jose airport it was smooth sailing all the way.
Our trip ran like clockwork with all Tour companies being at the right place at the right time to pick... read more
Don't Waste Your Time With Anyone Else! · Costa Rica - Jun 15 - Jun 23, 2022
There is far too much to mention here in detail, so I'll summarize by saying that I can't recommend KimKim's services highly enough. It would be next to impossible to name a favorite day or activity, as everything was seamlessly organized and integrated into a perfect, once-in-a-lifetime experience. In short, it was the best introduction to the amazing beauty and culture that Costa Rica has to offer that I can possibly imagine. From hiking to adventurous activities and relaxation beyond any... read more
Sorry it's taken sooooooooo long to reply to ... · Costa Rica - Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2019
Sorry it's taken sooooooooo long to reply to this however ive only just found this email in my junk folder while looking up the old trip details... Hope it's still good with Randal and all you guys ?
Costa Rica pacific coast + volcano (9 days) · Costa Rica - Apr 29 - May 7, 2022
I’m usually very sceptical about booking vacation packages, but i have to say that i was really impressed with Randall and his service!
Whenever i go somewhere i’ll always look up top things to do, things to see, places to visit etc… Costa Rica seemed to have many top attractions depending on if you’re going to be staying on the Caribbean side vs the Pacific side. Randall helped us decide & pick hotspots that fit what we wanted to do.
We went right between the transition from the dry... read more
Randall knows the country very well and the b... · Costa Rica - Apr 10 - Apr 21, 2022
Randall knows the country very well and the best things for tourists to visit. He takes into account budget and other constraints! He organiséd a fabulous trip for me and my daughter! Unforgettable ❤️
CR Family trip April 2022 · Costa Rica - Apr 15 - Apr 28, 2022
Over all a very good time for us, the Whitewater rafting with Desafio was really well done and lots of fun the guides where top notch. We loved La Fortuna and really enjoyed staying at "Arenal Springs" a really amazing hotel/resort and the hanging bridges. Good times ziplining at Monteverde and the Poco a Poco.
Beaches, Monkeys and wildlife in Manual Antonio where a highlight of the trip.
In hindsight we would not have done the night walk with Terra Travel and I might have tried to... read more
Absolutely Wonderful! · Costa Rica - Mar 26 - Mar 30, 2022
We had an amazing time in Costa Rica thanks to our local specialist Randall. He tailored our trip to exactly what we wanted in this trip. Communication/response time was excellent. Randall timed everything just right; the pace for all of our activities were spaced just right. Transportation was punctual, comfortable and pleasant. We had excellent guides at Monteverde Cloud Forest, Hanging Bridges, and Manuel Antonio National Park. They were all experts of the rain forest and at finding... read more
I cannot thank Randall enough for the amazing... · Costa Rica - Mar 6 - Mar 20, 2022
I cannot thank Randall enough for the amazing itinerary he put together for us. He made suggestions and changes and nothing was too much for him. The trip was incredible and all to plan. Brilliant communication and choice of accommodations. read more
Pura Vida · Costa Rica - Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2022
Booking this trip was the right choice. The specialist were patient and helpful with any questions we had. It was the perfect way to celebrate a birthday. The schedule kept us busy but there were a few moments where we were able to explore on our own. Most of the guides spoke some english and most drove carefully. Only once was I ever concerned about being in the cars or transportation. Kimkim made it easy to enjoy the experience without the worry. Our lodging was great but not luxury, it fit... read more
Great Experience working with KimKim and Randall · Costa Rica - Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2022
We booked a trip to Costa Rica through KimKim using Randall. He was amazing, and the process of setting up and managing the trip was great. We made several changes to our group and our itinerary throughout the process - including while we were in Costa Rica - and Randall handled everything professionally and quickly.
We did a river nature tour on Cano Negro, which was amazing - although it helped that we were the only people on the tour. Our driver for the day, Daouren, was also a tour... read more
Randall put together a trip tailored for our likes and dislikes! · Costa Rica - Dec 26 - Jan 8, 2022
Randall provided insider advice on Costa Rica, a country I struggled to piece together things online. He gave a great itinerary for my friends and I based on our likes and dislikes, including great lodging, in great locations, and with activities we got really excited about. It's like having a family friend create a perfect insider's trip FOR YOU. Recommended!
Absolutely Worth It for a Stress Free Vacation! · Costa Rica - Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2021
Randall went above and beyond with helping to plan our trip to Costa Rica. He responded quickly when we had questions, and customized our trip exactly how we wanted it. Once we arrived, everything was as planned and on-time. Airport pick-up, hotel pick-ups, tour guides were punctual, friendly and knowledgeable. The tour of La Fortuna volcano was informative and very enjoyable. The guide included the history and educational aspect of the area which we appreciated. The hot springs were an... read more
WOW! I usually am anti-have someone else plan... · Costa Rica - Sep 10 - Sep 21, 2021
WOW! I usually am anti-have someone else plan your vacation, but Randall and KimKim really changed my mind on this. Myself and 3 friends were planning a trip to Costa Rica and after a couple weeks of self planning we realized how difficult it was with our busy schedules and the intricate logistics of seeing both coasts. Randall was able to fit in exactly everything we wanted and made all the right decisions when it came to travel days, transfer drives and hotel choice. No question I would use... read more
Going through KimKim was a great idea. Everyt... · Costa Rica - Aug 21 - Aug 28, 2021
Going through KimKim was a great idea. Everything was seamless. The hotels were wonderful, especially Poco a Poco and Costa Verde. Randall (from KimKim) made himself available to us for anything that came but, but it all went perfectly so we didn’t need to reach out. I am really happy with how the trip worked out. He even made sure we had all our covid travel documents and testing in order. Made it much easier. :)
AMAZING TRIP! · Costa Rica - Aug 10 - Aug 18, 2021
Randall created an amazing trip for us! COVID delayed our honeymoon last year, so this year was a make up honeymoon. I had a million questions and Randall was so kind, patient, and super quick at responses! We had a beautiful trip, the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. We could not be more thankful to Randall and will definitely use Coast to Coast adventures again!
Thanks Randall. Carlos, and Christopher · Costa Rica - Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2021
My daughter and I went on a trip to Costa Rica at the end of July. KimKim connected us with Randall, a local agent who works with Coast to Coast Adventures.
Randall was great from the time we first connected all the way to a couple of days after being back in the US when he checked up on us to see how everything went.
Randall was very good at communicationg and staying in touch throughout the whole proccess.
He made recommendations and made any changes I requested.
He is very propmpt to... read more
Wonderful experience!! · Costa Rica - Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2021
Randall helped us plan a 9-day trip to Costa Rica. The itinerary he created met all our expectations and the trip went very smoothly. He came up with multiple itineraries before the trip to make sure it fit our specific needs. When we wanted to make last minute transportation changes, Randall was able to quickly accommodate us and find us a new transportation company. All activities took place as planned and all transportations were on time. We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica thanks to Randall and we highly recommend Randall for your travel planning!
Costa Rica Trip Review - AMAZING · Costa Rica - Jul 21 - Jul 29, 2021
Randall was amazing at planning our trip to Costa Rica! He was able to incorporate all of the activities we wanted and was very quick to make adjustments to our travel plans when needed. He also selected beautiful places throughout the country for us to visit, it was definitely a memorable trip! Highly recommend Randall and kimkim!
Unforgettable experience!! · Costa Rica - Jul 21 - Jul 29, 2021
Overall GREAT experience, not only booking with Kimkim, but the beautiful places we were able to see! Randall did an excellent job working with our budget while still giving us the full experience of exploring Costa Rica! We visited the Hanging Bridges, hot springs, monte verde volcano, beautiful beaches, ziplining, ATV tours through Manuel Antonio, and more! The locals were the nicest people and treated everyone like family!
Perfection! · Costa Rica - May 15 - May 23, 2021
The trip was incredible and Randall was incredible as well. There were lots of complicated logistics involved in this trip and everything (seriously, EVERYTHING) went off without a hitch. Transportation was perfectly planned and executed, and everyone he worked with for tours and transport was extremely friendly. The trip itself was SO fun. We couldn't have asked for a better week.
Mom's Costa Rican Bday Celebration · Costa Rica - May 11 - May 16, 2021
Our local specialist, Randall, helped customize my mom's birthday celebration in Costa Rica. The only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer from our drivers picking us up from the airport to taking us on our adventures and other cities. We enjoyed our trip and will definitely be using KimKim again!
Family Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Mar 11 - Mar 18, 2021
First trip to Costa Rica and it was everything we expected and more. Have wanted to go there for years!
Costa Rica itself is beautiful and bother tourist and Covid friendly.
Our family is well traveled through Asia, Europe, and N America, and rank Costa Rica right up at the top.
Randall from KimKIm was great and all of the arrangements were perfect and everything ran smoothly.
Normally we would book and work the details of a trip ourselves, but with this being our first trip there and... read more
Randall was great and was available during th... · Costa Rica - Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2021
Randall was great and was available during the trip to help us plan as well. My friends decided to go as well last minute and he helped them plan their trip as well
We loved our trip that was arranged for us. R... · Costa Rica - Feb 20 - Feb 28, 2021
We loved our trip that was arranged for us. Randall did a great job. The top site seeing areas were seen plus they booked us in really nice rooms. That were unique except for first and last night which was in a typical 4 star American hotel the CROWN PLAZA. They gave us ample opportunity for free time as well. The guides were great. The vans the roads the restrooms were all cleaner than you typically see in the USA.
All we can say is WOW RANDALL! · Costa Rica - Dec 5 - Dec 13, 2020
Wow we can't say enough good things about Randall and the trip he created for us. From start to finish it was amazing. It was exactly what we wanted and he even arranged some things we didn't even know we wanted that were perfect additions. During the trip, we made a few modifications like extending our time at the beach and upgrading our rooms and he took care of all of those things efficiently and professionally with exceptional communication. I can't recommend his services enough. THANK YOU RANDALL!
Randall was great · Costa Rica - Nov 14 - Nov 22, 2020
Randall made a great itinerary we were both very pleased
It was very easy to plan our trip with the tr... · Costa Rica - Feb 28 - Mar 10, 2020
It was very easy to plan our trip with the trip planner. We were able to choose the types of things that we wanted to do like hiking & eliminate those that we weren’t interested in doing such as no shopping. We could also choose the areas that we wanted to visit. Randall coordinated everything so we didn’t have to worry about transportation or guides. It was all included. It’s a great way to explore such a beautiful country. Our hotels were all very nice. I would recommend KimKim to arrange a trip to Costa Rica.
Wonderful Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Feb 29 - Mar 11, 2020
Our trip was wonderful. We saw heaps of fauna and flora and were well looked after by knowledgeable, friendly guides & drivers.
Randall's activity suggestions were appropriate for our group, we enjoyed all of them.
Tasmanian’s in Costa rica · Costa Rica - Feb 29 - Mar 8, 2020
The guides were great. Getting to different locations was frantic.
We saw some great birds.
Our Pura Vida guide in Arsenal, Christian was... · Costa Rica - Feb 28 - Mar 10, 2020
Our Pura Vida guide in Arsenal, Christian was awesome and we were the only two people in our group that included hikes of Arenal and the hanging bridges.
Every aspect of our itinerary either met or exceeded our expectations. The one exception would be the night tour in Monteverde. We were not the only ones to say it was over-hyped. There were over 100 tourists in groups of 6-8 walking the same paths that reminded me of a “snipe” hunt.
Lodging at Arsenal was superb! Great complimentary breakfast and on-site hot spring.
Truly the best trip ever!! From planning to e... · Costa Rica - Feb 20 - Mar 1, 2020
Truly the best trip ever!! From planning to execution everything was flawless. 10 days 2 teens and a single Mom not a single argument, PRICELESS!!. Every excursion was amazing. Waterfall rappelling was our adventure highlight. Relaxing in Manuel Antonio was the cherry on top. Between the high end accommodation, fabulous food, wildlife and beaches couldn’t have asked for anything better. Can’t wait to book our next trip.
Pura Vida indeed! · Costa Rica - Jan 30 - Feb 15, 2020
From start to finish - the initial enquiry, through the planning and amendments to delivery and experience - just brilliant. Randall responded to my every enquiry, request and for reassurance. The mix of activities, rest days, hotels and places was just perfect. Driving ourselves gave us added freedom to see more of the beautiful country that is Costa Rica. We met lovely, welcoming people, ate good food and enjoyed the stunning scenery along the Caribbean coast, interior and Pacific coast. We... read more
Awesome Experience in Costa Rica!!! · Costa Rica - Jan 21 - Feb 4, 2020
This was a fantastic trip! Our family was in Costa Rica for 15 days in January 2020. Our local guide was Randall Jiminez, and he was great.
The whole KimKim experience was really easy to deal with. We established how long we wanted to go for, as well as a preliminary budget. Randall gave us some ideas to start with, as it was our first time in CR.
We wound up doing what we later found to be (from other travelers) a pretty standard sampling of CR. We started in Arenal, staying in La Fortuna,... read more
Costa Rica is a magical place · Costa Rica - Dec 26 - Jan 4, 2020
Our local specialist, Randall helped to plan an amazing visit to Costa Rica that was just the right combination of relaxation and adventure! The adventure started in Rincon de la Viejo National Park for a great hike with Andre. What an amazing combination of landscape, forest, volcanic pools and an abundance of wildlife. Andre was extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun! The next several days were all about relaxation in Playa Hermosa with stops in Playa Coco and Tamarindo. We then... read more
Family vac in Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jan 17 - Jan 24, 2020
Kim Kim was amazing. Very prompt in responding to our request. The bookings and hotels were just what we wanted and perfect for our family vacation. The only challenge we encountered was several of the guides only spoke Spanish yet were very helpful to try and accommodate our needs. Costa Rica was beautiful! Great family place to vacation.
Randall did a fantastic job setting up this t... · Costa Rica - Jan 8 - Jan 17, 2020
Randall did a fantastic job setting up this trip for 2 couples. The hotels were top notch-Hotel Arenal resort- a very nice property with spacious rooms. Belmar Hotel-Monteverde great views, good food- an ecocentric property, very pleasant staff. La Mansion- Manuel Antonio- a nice property with great views. Staff are nice people but need significant training. The first room they wanted to give one of us had broken AC and a broken sliding door. It took some convincing to change rooms. Bar... read more
My family is a very active bunch and we love ... · Costa Rica - Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2020
My family is a very active bunch and we love adventure and keeping busy. We certainly had all of this on our vacation. Randall listened to what we wanted, and was easy to contact regarding changes in plans and what we wanted to do. We spent the first half of our trip at La Fortuna and the second half in Manuel Antonio. Our accommodations at Manuel Antonio were fabulous, with outrageous views, helpful staff, spacious for our family of 6. I usually like to plan my own trips, but having Randall took a lot of the load off and it was nice having someone to help out when issues arose.
Costa Rican Adventure · Costa Rica - Dec 31 - Jan 11, 2020
I was hesitant about using an online travel agent but Randall was great; arranging and rearranging the schedule and activities as our plans evolved. The trip to Costa Rica was fantastic and is the best vacation I’ve had, ever! There is such a lush concentration of plants and every kind of living thing. Our accommodations were all first rate, we particularly enjoyed the El Establo Hotel at Monteverde. We traveled Jan 1-Jan 13 and enjoyed excellent weather, were never rained on in the... read more
CR Trip · Costa Rica - Dec 29 - Jan 6, 2020
Randall, and the crew at KimKim did a great job in arranging a perfect trip to Costa Rica for our family. Randall was great in being flexible, and was accommodate all our requests in terms of the places and itinerary. He was very prompt in responding to the Emails, and providing the requested information.
I was amazed that they were able to pick the hotels that were just perfect for us for the location, for the most part. The hotels in Manuel Antonio (Karahe), MonteVerde (Ficus), and La... read more
Perfect Costa Rican vacation!! · Costa Rica - Dec 22 - Dec 30, 2019
Randall did an excellent job and listening to what we were looking to for for our vacation. He put together a great vacation for us! We did whitewater rafting, tubing, horseback rides, zip line and repelling, catamaran and hiking tour. These excursions were fun, breathtaking and outstanding. I would highly recommend him for anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica! Thank you Randall!!!
Could have been better but not all on them · Costa Rica - Dec 19 - Dec 29, 2019
All the events were great and the accomodations were good. They planned the trip I wanted though it was a little too packed- almost stressful. That's on me though. The other thing was I had said that I didn't know how releastic it was for me to do all three things I wanted and was worried about logistics. I think they could have gotten me my itinerary a little sooner and if I knew that some days I would be in the car 5+ hours in a day I would say why don't we skip that. They did help me make... read more
Highly recommended for Costa Rica travel · Costa Rica - Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2019
I am very happy with the service KimKim provided in planning & booking our trip to Costa Rica. Randall was very friendly & knowledgeable and he was able to customize our trip to fit our schedule & needs. We had out flights to San Jose Costa Rica booked but we had not planned or booked anything further. Randall at KimKim made it very easy for us & took care of all the bookings including hotel, transportation, and activities. I highly recommend KimKim & Randall.
9 day la fortuna/manuel antonio · Costa Rica - Dec 6 - Dec 14, 2019
Great job randall!!! Everything went without a problem. The shuttle service was superb and on time. Even had 2 excursions that were just my husband and I with the tour guide.
Great Family Trip · Costa Rica - Nov 24 - Dec 2, 2019
This was our second trip to Costa Rica and Randall did a great job of organizing exactly what we wanted this time around. There was only one glitch when a river rafting trip was cancelled at the last minute, but Jimmy Villegas immediately found and booked an alternative tour rappelling down waterwalls which turned out to be a real highlight of our vacation.
Cycling Costa Rica coast to coast · Costa Rica - Nov 12 - Nov 23, 2019
Our driver (Mau) and our guide (Julio) we’re very friendly, knowledgeable and responsive to our requests and needs . They really added to the success and enjoyment of the trip. We would highly recommend this trip-especially with Mau and Julio.
My specialist, Randal, planned me an amazing ... · Costa Rica - Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2019
My specialist, Randal, planned me an amazing trip to Costa Rica! This was my first time traveling alone internationally, and I wanted a mix of outdoor activities + leisure. Randall worked with me and happily tolerated it when I changed my mind about things periodically until the plans were perfect! I had no questions or issues along the way -- everything was planned from top to bottom.
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Sep 21 - Sep 29, 2019
We are very disappointed with our experience with KimKim on what should have been a great trip. Randall was helpful in laying out an itinerary that suited our needs. The quoted price seem quite a bit higher relative to the experience of friends and family who have been to Costa Rica, which prompted us to ask about any included fees. Randall said that all contracts with tour operators were "confidential" and that "all benefits are passed along to you." He insisted that there were no added fees... read more
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Sep 11 - Sep 15, 2019
Our whole experience couldn’t have been more seamless. Our transportation, our lodging, our activities...everything was perfect. We had an amazing time in Costa Rica, and Randall made it happen!
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2019
We had just 4 nights to explore outside of San Jose and no time to plan, so we took a chance on Kimkim and Randall after randomly finding Kimkim online. Randall put together a plan based on the info we gave him, tweaked a few things at our request and then put it into action via the local contractor Coast to Coast Adventures. Every activity on the pretty busy schedule went off without a hitch -- ALL drivers arrived on time (or early!), ALL activities were pretty much as described, ALL... read more
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jul 21 - Jul 27, 2019
Randall was fantastic from start to finish, his local knowledge and suggestions for tours and activities resulted in a fun filled 6 day itinerary as part of our family holiday to Costa Rica. The hotels, transfers and tours all went smoothly and communication throughout the booking process was clear and very easy.
Thank you Randall! We had a fantastic time and would recommend your services and KimKim to anyone looking to book a holiday to beautiful Costa Rica. Pura Vida!