I am originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, where I was born and raised. However, I have been living on the Caribbean coast of the country for the past 13 years. As an adventure enthusiast, history buff, sunrise stalker, everyday reader, bass player, and surfer, I have a variety of interests. I am particularly passionate about environmentalism, cultural heritage/history, and music.
I studied Eco-Tourism Management and I love my country’s natural treasures, cultural spots, and off-the-beaten-track attractions. I am convinced that travel can change lives for the better and that is why I bring my insights and passion for my country to my travel plans.
In my opinion, the ultimate goal of travel planning is to assist people in having meaningful experiences throughout their journey, while also providing opportunities for self-discovery and reflection.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I can create all types of tailor-made trips such as adventure travel, family vacations, luxury escapes, and off-the-grid traveling."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I first got involved with travel when studying Eco-Tourism Management at the University of Costa Rica. Since then, I have found a deep passion to explore, discover and experience new locations, cultures, and natural environments. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My visit to La Comuna 13 in Medellín, Colombia left an indelible impression on me. This place represents the true essence of tourism: the power to transform. I will always cherish the memories and experiences I had in this incredible community. "
Sergio's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
Fun for the whole family, this itinerary covers two of Costa Rica's most famous areas. Arenal and Manuel Antonio are some of the best representations of Costa Rica; Arenal area...
This two-week itinerary includes many of Costa Rica's greatest hits. You'll venture into the country's most beautiful national parks and enjoy zip-lining adventures, nature...
With a mix of rugged jungles, active volcanoes and world-class beaches, Costa Rica offers some of the best natural sights and experiences in the world, all conveniently packed...
Fun for the whole family, this itinerary covers two of Costa Rica's most famous areas. Arenal and Manuel Antonio are some of the best representations of Costa Rica; Arenal area...
Experience the best Costa Rica has to offer on this family-friendly 11-day adventure. You'll watch sea turtles on the Caribbean beaches of Tortuguero National Park, hike around...
Spend eight days exploring Costa Rica's beaches, volcanoes, and cloud forests. These family-friendly itineraries offer both adventure and education. Divide your time between...
Get off the beaten path on this weeklong luxury adventure around Costa Rica's beautiful landscapes. After a day exploring the capital city, you'll travel to the Osa Peninsula...
There's no better place to replenish your mind, body, and soul than Costa Rica. It's a country as abundant in world-class wellness resorts as it is natural beauty. On this...
The Osa Peninsula is located in one of the most remote areas of Costa Rica and is home to windswept beaches, virgin rainforest, and exotic wildlife. Over five days you'll...
Road trip itineraries
Taking a road trip through Costa Rica gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore where you want. You'll pass through stunning natural scenery — from lush cloud forests to...
This road trip itinerary is a truly off-the-beaten-path nature excursion. Head to the remote beaches and rainforest of the Osa Peninsula before a scenic drive up the Pacific...
Explore many of Costa Rica's off-the-beaten-path destinations on this 16-day self-drive tour. You'll travel to all corners of the country, from the surf town of Puerto Viejo on...
Surf Lessons at Tamarindo Beach
Tamarindo is one of Costa Rica's and Central America's prime surfing spots and a destination not to be missed if you're interested in a surf lesson. You'll meet your instructor at Playa Tamarindo and enjoy a one-on-one lesson, allowing you to pick up surf skills much faster. Surfing at Tamarindo...
Night Walk in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Discover a magical forest ecosystem after dark on a private guided tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, one of the jewels in Costa Rica's ecological crown. Called the "green lung of Costa Rica" due to its rich biodiversity, this 26,000-acre (3,500-hectare) reserve is high in the country's...
Whale & Dolphin Tour in Drake Bay
On the far side of the Osa Peninsula, you'll find one of the planet's most biologically intense places along the secluded and sandy curve of Drake Bay. In these unspoiled waters, enjoy a boat trip as your captain searches for several species of whales and dolphins. The bay is infamous as one of...
Cahuita National Park Excursion
Discover the natural beauty of Cahuita National Park on this action-packed half-day excursion. You'll start your adventure at the beach, climbing on board a boat for a scenic 20-minute cruise to Cahuita Point. If conditions allow, you'll have the chance to snorkel just off the coast near the...
Río Pacuare Whitewater Rafting
Located along Costa Rica's Caribbean slope near Turrialba is a deep gorge considered one of the best river-rafting sites in the world. The Río Pacuare runs 67 miles (107 km) from the Talamanca Mountains to the Caribbean in the southwest of the country. Along the way, it passes through some of the...
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Nature Hike
Discover the natural beauty of the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park on a hike with an expert guide. While trekking the two-mile (3.2-km) trail, keep your eyes open for monkeys, sloths, birds, reptiles, and butterflies in the wild. The path through the lush rainforest leads you to the...
Recent trip reviews for Sergio
Excellent Planning and Service!
May 15 - May 20, 2023
We had an excellent experince from beginning to end with Kim Kim and all those we met along the way. The hotels, experiences, guides, transportation, all were thought through well. My sister and I took my mom to Costa Rica for her 70th birthday and everything they planned for us was exactly in alignment with what we hoped this trip would be. We had the adventure, luxury, comfort aspects and most importantly excellent guides to elevate our experince even more so. The communcation with the Kim... read more
Grateful for the Costa Rican People
May 1 - May 6, 2023
Josh and I thoroughly enjoyed our travels in Costa Rica from May 1 to May 6. We only wish we could have stayed a bit longer to enjoy everything this beautiful country had to offer. We were extremely grateful for the guidance and wisdom of every single person we met, all of whom were gracious and welcoming. From Sergio. who helped us plan our itinerary and found wonderful hotels to stay in, to Charlotte who helped manage our questions while we were there, we felt secure knowing that we were... read more
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of your travels in Costa Rica, Josh! We're thrilled to hear that you both thoroughly enjoyed your trip and wished you could have stayed longer to fully immerse yourselves in the beauty of the country. Pura Vida!
I am speaking for my whole family when I say ...
Apr 3 - Apr 10, 2023
I am speaking for my whole family when I say this was a 5 star experience. The lodging and activities planned by the Kim Kim Group from initial selection to the actual experience were excellent. What was particularly amazing was how well everything was coordinated and how prompt all the guides/activities were. It would have been very difficult to put such an itinerary together especially when visiting a location for a first time. We look forward to using Kim Kim again in the near... read more
Hi Bob, that's fantastic to hear! I am so glad to hear that you and your family had a wonderful 5-star experience with us. It is great to hear that everything went smoothly and exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to helping you plan your next adventure! Pura Vida!
Sergio and KimKim did a fantastic job persona...
Mar 25 - Apr 2, 2023
Sergio and KimKim did a fantastic job personalizing a trip for us. They listened to what we preferred and tweaked our itinerary to match our preferences. They found great local tour guides for a couple of our hikes (Kenneth and Oscar), which made the hikes more interesting and see more creatures. The hotels they picked our were very nice -- especially the Rio Celeste Hideaway.
It was an amazing time! read more
Thank you for your positive review! We hope you had an unforgettable trip and look forward to assisting you again in the future. Pura Vida!
This was the first time I had travelled in my...
Mar 21 - Mar 31, 2023
This was the first time I had travelled in my ow like this, I am extremely grateful there were no glitches and everything was perfectly planned.
There are a couple things I learned for next time and I am looking forward to planning my next trip with KimKim! read more
Hi Tobi, it is great to hear that your first solo travel experience went smoothly and without any glitches! It's great to know that the planning process was perfectly executed, making for a stress-free trip. Thank you for choosing us for your first solo trip, and we look forward to helping you plan many more in the future!
Costa Rica on point!
Mar 21 - Mar 31, 2023
I really enjoyed Kim Kim! Everything was set up perfectly for us and all the hikes we did had really great guides who were knowledgeable of the area!
The only thing I would suggest it to request a hotel with a pool in Monte Verde if possible! Hotel Fikus was really nice, but we were told a lot of hotels do not have pools do it it being “cold” for them up there. For us Canadians it was still so hot! We had also requested this prior to the trip being planned.
If this happens to you,... read more
Hi Sydney, thank you for taking the time to share your review. I'm delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable trip and made some unforgettable memories. Pura Vida!
A huge thank you to Sergio and the KimKim tea...
Mar 14 - Mar 26, 2023
A huge thank you to Sergio and the KimKim team. Although not all hotels met our standards we could tell there was a lot of care and planning that went into choosing the tours/guides and transfers as everything was pretty seamless. For a first big trip with the kids it was important to have local insight and someone on standby to help us even while we were traveling in the event we needed to change something on the fly. This type of service was invaluable. Thank you ! read more
Hi Kristy, you're welcome! I'm glad to hear that you had a great experience with us and that we were able to provide you with helpful local insights and assistance during your trip. It's great that everything went smoothly overall, and I hope that you have many more wonderful travel experiences in the future!
The team was very accommodating!
Mar 10 - Mar 17, 2023
The team was very accommodating. We were traveling with our adult children and two grandchildren under three. They helped us know what was suitable for the various interests and abilities. When we requested a last minute change they were able to do that or without any issues. Travel provided by the Three Monkeys was exceptional and drivers accommodated extra stops when asked. We were able to get groceries on the way to our villas from the airport! I would highly recommend using this site to plan a trip to Costa Rica.
Hi Diana! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are pleased to have been a part of your trip to Costa Rica, and we appreciate your recommendation. We hope to have the opportunity to see you again in the future!
Nothing Short of Exceptional!
Feb 17 - Feb 25, 2023
We recently traveled to Costa Rico with the the help of Kim-Kim. It was ‘nothing short of exceptional’. Sergio, our local contact, had the perfect suggestions based on our objectives. The accommodations were excellent, transports ( all 6 of them) were safe and never one minute late. The tour guides chosen for us were exceptional, knowledgeable and reliable. The logistics team, provided by Charlotte and Nancy, were tremendous. Throughout the entire process, all questions were answered... read more
Hello Suan, I am glad to hear that you had an amazing experience! Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. It's always great to know that we were able to provide a trip that created lasting memories. Pura Vida!
KimKim, Costa Rica and Serendipity - Pura Vida - Amazing!
Feb 13 - Mar 4, 2023
This is the first big trip that my wife and I have done in quite a while. Traveling to a new country was new for us and a little bit in our stretch zone. We heard about KimKim so my wife contacted them and they connected us with Sergio and the Serendipity Tours team. Sergio worked dynamically with my wife, discussing our goals for the trip which was to start on the Pacific Coast and to work our way across Costa Rica and end our trip on the Caribbean. The two of them spend weeks going back... read more
Hi David! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing trip and we were able to provide you with exceptional service and support throughout your journey. We hope that you have many more wonderful adventures in the future, and we look forward to being a part of them! Pura Vida!
Amazing 20 day Costa Rica Adventure!
Feb 13 - Mar 4, 2023
When we were starting to look into a 20 day trip to Costa Rica, a friend recommended we check out kimkim. That was the beginning of our amazing coast to coast adventure in Costa Rica! Kimkim connected me to Sergio, one of the local specialists with Serendipity Tours. Sergio spent a lot of time getting to know us...what we like to do and what we're looking for, our age & level of fitness and adventure, the length of stay, etc. Without his expertise and knowledge, we wouldn't have been able to... read more
Hi Jane, thank you so much for your kind words. I am very happy that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience, and that you enjoyed the many places and excursions along the way. We truly appreciate your feedback, and it was our pleasure to be able to assist you during your trip. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever plan on returning to Costa Rica, as we would love to assist you again. Pura Vida!
If we can do it...you can do it!
Feb 13 - Mar 1, 2023
We are 4 older ladies, fit and ready for a full-on, active 16 day vacation in Costa Rica. Sergio, our local specialist planned a great experience from beginning to end! Any questions we had were answered promptly and we always felt secure knowing we were never alone to try to sort things out by ourselves.
When our plane was delayed, Sergio made sure our transportation was taken care of at midnight to go to our B&B. The B&B was notified as well and it was a seamless transition from the... read more
Hi ladies, I am thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful time in Costa Rica! It was my pleasure to plan your vacation, and I'm glad that everything went smoothly. You did the Tarzan Swing!! Wow! I hope that the experiences you had in Costa Rica will stay with you for a long time to come. Pura Vida!
Costa Rica We'll Never Forget!
Feb 3 - Feb 16, 2023
Took a chance on KimKim and it was a wonderful experience. From the very beginning, Sergio, from Serendipity Tours, took what we could and couldn't do into consideration. A little worried about being 65, long hikes and heights. Ends up we could do everything and it was an unforgettable trip. They took care of everything and took care of us. We did have to contact them a couple of times to confirm times and them got back to us quickly. They even changed the time of the car drop... read more
Hola Alison! I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us! As someone who takes pride in providing personalized experiences for travelers, it's always great to hear when we're able to meet the unique needs and concerns of our clients. I'm thrilled that you were able to enjoy everything on the itinerary, despite any initial worries, and that you found the trip to be unforgettable. So I'm pleased to hear that we were able to take care of everything and ensure that you had a... read more
Completely Amazing trip!!
Feb 10 - Feb 20, 2023
The trip and all of the connection points was arranged extremely well. We only had to know what time we needed to be in the lobby of our hotel to have a completely hassle free experience. The guides that were set up for our daily tours were incredibly knowledgeable and managed to find many wonderful animals for us to observe. They even took pictures for us through their scopes so that we would have lasting images of all of the wonderful animals and plants we encountered while in Costa... read more
Hi Beth, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a positive review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us and we truly appreciate your kind words. Pura Vida!
We had a great trip but unfortunately had a f...
Feb 7 - Feb 16, 2023
We had a great trip but unfortunately had a few hiccups on the way which required us to contact our guide multiple times. Overall it was fun but not sure if I will use this service again... read more
Hi Amanda, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent trip. We're glad to hear that you had a great time overall, but we're sorry to hear that you experienced a few hiccups along the way. At the Hotel San Bada Resort & Spa, we are sorry about your disappointment with the room and dining experience, and we'll be sure to share your feedback with the hotel management to help them improve for future guests. We understand the traffic and safety concerns in San Jose, and... read more
We had a great experience planning the trip w...
Jan 11 - Jan 18, 2023
We had a great experience planning the trip with Sergio and then visiting Costa Rica.
We wanted an 'only in Costa Rica' trip and had specific requests that were all accommodated Sergio and the team he worked with. The process was time-edficient and price was reasonable compared to self-organized alternatives. We are sold on the concept and will come back to KimKim.
More specific feedback that you may find useful:
1. Transportation: I highly recommend taking drivers and car service ... read more
Hi Gidi, I'm so glad to hear that you had a great experience planning your trip with us and that your visit to Costa Rica met your expectations. Thank you for sharing your experience! Pura vida!
Amazing Trip to Costa Rica
Feb 10 - Feb 16, 2023
Would have given 4.5 stars if that was an option. Overall everything went smoothly and we had a wonderful time. We especially liked the raft float with Walter and the bird watching tours at Rainforest Adventures with Charo and CATIE Botanical Garden with Jorge. The hike on Turrialba Volcano with Eileen was a highlight. The grounds surrounding Ara Ambigua hotel and Guayabo Lodge were beautiful.
We wished that our KimKim specialist had better understood that in our 70s we were not up for... read more
Hi Gale, thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent trip and your experience. We are pleased to hear that overall, everything went smoothly and you had a wonderful time. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your tour guides and that they were able t provide you with wonderful experiences. We apologize for any confusion or miscommunication regarding the level of activity of the hikes. We will take your feedback seriously and make sure to improve our communication with our clients regarding the level of activity for each tour. Thank you for sharing, pura vida!
Serendipity Adventures organized a fantastic,...
Jan 18 - Jan 30, 2023
Serendipity Adventures organized a fantastic, memorable trip for us and another couple. Sergio, Nancy, and Charlotte readily incorporated our requests and preferences, secured top notch accommodations, booked excellent excursions, and made sure our transportation from destination to destination proceeded flawlessly. When we reached out via web messaging or What’s App, even after hours, responses came quickly and thoroughly.
Sergio suggested we start in San José, hike at Arenal Volcano and... read more
Hi Brad! It's great to hear that we were able to organize a fantastic and memorable trip for you! It's also fantastic that you were able to enjoy a worry-free and memorable vacation thanks to the efforts of the team. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Pura Vida!
This was our first time using kimkim, the exp...
Jan 23 - Jan 31, 2023
This was our first time using kimkim, the experience was great and we will definitely use the service again!
Kimkim worked with Serendipity Adventures to plan our trip.
Communication with Sergio, Charlotte, and Nancy from SA, while planning and during the trip, was excellent.
Sergio tweaked our plan to accommodate our travel interests and created an itinerary that matched our requests. Charlotte and Nancy were both quickly reachable while we were in Costa Rica via WhatApp, this was a... read more
Hi John, thanks for sharing your experience, and I'm glad to hear that thanks to Serendipity Adventures you'll consider using the platform again in the future! Pura Vida!
Wonderful days in Costa Rica
Dec 25 - Jan 9, 2023
Costa Rica is incredible! So amazing! We (2 adults + 2 boys) planned our trip with Sergio from Serendipity Adventures focused on animals and nature for the end of December/beginning of January. The whole planning process was great, and Sergio was always easy to reach. I think that KimKim is a good option if you don't have much time to organize your trip. It was the first time I used it, and I think it was a good option at the present pace of my life.
A review would not be enough to... read more
Hi Daniel, thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your trust in planning your trip to Costa Rica. I am very happy to hear that you had a great time! Pura Vida!