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Amazilia Travel

Amazilia Travel is a Destination Management Company and Tour Operator based in San Jose, Costa Rica. The company was established in 2006 and specializes in custom made itineraries and group travel throughout Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. The founders are Naturalist Travel Guides with more than 20 years of experience organizing memorable trips and delivering world-class services focused on eco-tourism, bird watching and adventure traveling in every one of these exotic destinations.

The staff is capable to organize affordable trips considering the customer's desires and budget. Professional travel advisors will help travelers in every step of the way by answering all their questions about hotels, transportation choices and the best local expeditions. The company offers a wide selection of economy as well as luxury hotels around the region. All accommodations were visited by the staff and are permanently evaluated. All customers will receive a personal meet and greet at their arrival to the airport, as well as 24-hour assistance at each destination.

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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.

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Self-Drive Birding Tour of Costa Rica - 8 Days

Costa Rica is home to around 850 different bird species, making this small tropical country one of the best sites for birding in the world. This eight-day itinerary trades sunbathing for binoculars as you venture into the rainforest in search of toucans, herons, macaws, and more. You'll even have an opportunity to spot the rare and beautiful resplendent quetzal.

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Exotic Birding Road Trip in Costa Rica - 9 Days

If you're the kind of traveler who likes to combine tropical R&R with unforgettable wildlife excursions, then Costa Rica is for you. This nine-day adventure allows you to view many of the nation's some 850 species of exotic birds, which includes colorful toucans, macaws, and hummingbirds. So grab your binoculars because you're off to the rainforests, mountains, and valleys of one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

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Self-Drive Birding Excursion in Costa Rica - 10 Days

Costa Rica is a prime destination for birders. It's home to 850 different species including rare specimens like green parrots, scarlet macaws, resplendent quetzals, and motmots. This 10-day birding itinerary includes stops at the best locales in which to view Costs Rica's abundance of birds, including national parks, remote mountain ranges, and rivers near the Pacific coast.

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The Ultimate Costa Rican Birding Roadtrip - 11 Days

Costa Rica is a Mecca for bird lovers. Here there are around 850 species of not only endemic birds but also migratory birds that arrive from throughout the hemisphere. Over 11 days you'll view many of these exotic species as you travel to remote rainforests, national parks, biological research centers, and even birding hotspots on Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coast.

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Birding Road Trip in Paradise - 12 Days

One of the best places in the Americas to spot the widest variety of exotic birds is Costa Rica. This relatively small nation is home to some 850 species, including colorful motmots, parrots, toucans, and even the rare resplendent quetzal. This 12-day self-drive birding excursion will take you from the Pacific coast to the remote mountains and rainforests for the best  vantage points to witness the most marvelous specimens.

Recent Trip Reviews for Amazilia Travel

Olman planned us an amazing trip in Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Oct 16 - Oct 26, 2019

Traveler: Sue M. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We would like to thank Olman for the amazing 11 day trip he planned for us with such short notice. Costa Rica has been on our list of places to visit but we only booked the flights 4 weeks before travelling. I was apprehensive about Travelling in October as it is meant to be the rainy season. Olman explained the weather is normally sunny in the morning clouding over in the afternoon. We seemed to be lucky as we only had 1 evening when we had a real downpour, which was quite an adventure. The... read more

We would like to thank Olman for the amazing 11 day trip he planned for us with such short notice. Costa Rica has been on our list of places to visit but we only booked the flights 4 weeks before travelling. I was apprehensive about Travelling in October as it is meant to be the rainy season. Olman explained the weather is normally sunny in the morning clouding over in the afternoon. We seemed to be lucky as we only had 1 evening when we had a real downpour, which was quite an adventure. The 5 hotels we stayed in were all different but each lovely. Pick ups and transportation excellent all on time and went without a hitch. We got to see so much wild life. Our favourites were the sloths and a turtle laying her eggs. The white water rafting down the Pacuare River and zipline tour in La Fortuna were so exciting and fun through beautiful scenery. Thanks again Olman and Kim Kim for planning a stress free amazing holiday

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sue,

I am very happy you had an incredible experience in Costa Rica.
That is great to know you had good weather, that is another thing that makes Costa Rica one of the most famous places to visit in America.
I hope you will visit Costa Rica in the future, all our team will be more than glad to assist you.

Concerning the photos, thanks for sharing them, our future clients will look at them and will have a sense of what to expect when they will visit us.

Best,
Olman

Pura Vida · Costa Rica - Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2019

Traveler: Karen G. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

What a wonderful experience! The hotel was amazing and the staff was so friendly. We loved all of our guides, especially Jose and Cesar. I miss the sounds of the howler monkeys. Also we were very lucky with the weather!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Karen,

I am very happy you had a wonderful experience in Costa Rica.
All our suppliers are very experienced, due to this we can offer incredible experiences for all people.

Regarding the sounds of the howler monkeys, you have one more reason to visit us in the future. Thanks for trus in us, feel free to contact us in the future for your other terrific experience.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Costa Rica adventure vacation for a family of 4 · Costa Rica - Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2019

Traveler: Laura K. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We had an amazing time in Costa Rica. The communication with Olman during the planning process was excellent. He was extremely responsive. The trip was extremely well planned and well organized. All the transportation and transitions went off without a hitch. All of the hotels were lovely, but Tabacon was the winner. The rooms and grounds were beautiful, especially the hot springs and the breakfast was sumptuous. All of the tours were great and well run but the wildlife tour and turtle... read more

We had an amazing time in Costa Rica. The communication with Olman during the planning process was excellent. He was extremely responsive. The trip was extremely well planned and well organized. All the transportation and transitions went off without a hitch. All of the hotels were lovely, but Tabacon was the winner. The rooms and grounds were beautiful, especially the hot springs and the breakfast was sumptuous. All of the tours were great and well run but the wildlife tour and turtle nesting tour in Tortuguerro were incredible (and Willis, our guide, was extremely knowledgable) and the white water rafting trip with Wave Expeditions was the highlight for all of us. Our guide, Yorjani, was incredible. He made us feel safe and kept us laughing the whole time. And thanks to the kayaking photographer for preserving our memories (and saving our cameras and phones from being submerged). Thank you for a wonderful and well-planned trip. Our kids keep saying how much they miss being in Costa Rica and can't stop talking about all the animals they saw. thanks kimkim!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Laura!

Thank you very much for your good review, we appreciate it.
That is great to know you had a terrific time in Costa Rica, happy to know all tours, guides, and trasnportation were fine.
We hope you had incredible memories and hope to see you on your next visit to this amazing country, we will be more than glad to offer another experience in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2019

Traveler: Deborah K. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

This was my first time using KimKim and I was definitely leery. I usually book all of our trips by myself. I have to say though that Adriana, who booked our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. She answered all of my questions and rearranged our trip so that it fit what we wanted to do and our budget. She was even able to change a pick-up time in the middle of our trip when I requested it. All of the excursions we went on were run by top-notch companies and guides and the hotels she recommended and booked had amazing views. Everything was very smooth! I'd highly recommend her!

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Deborah,

Thank you for your nice comments, it was a pleasure for me to organize your trip to Costa Rica. I am very happy to know that all the services fulfilled your expectations. I hope to serve you again when you come back for a new great experience here in our country. :-)

Sunny regards,
Adriana

Well worth every dime · Costa Rica - Aug 22 - Aug 25, 2019

Traveler: Maria A. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

Well worth every dime
Amazing place and people đź’“

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jul 31 - Aug 14, 2019

Traveler: Florence P. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

My trip has been amazing. Olman perfectly understood my expectations and organized it as well as I could have hoped. Strongly recommended.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Florence!

Happy to hear that your trip was amazing, I hope you enjoyed each experience you had in Costa Rica.
Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jul 18 - Jul 26, 2019

Traveler: Sarah C. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

We made a fairly last minute decision to take our family of 4 to Costa Rica in July. Without enough time to research an itinerary, we are so glad we found kimkim online. Working with our trip planner, Adriana, was effortless and she planned a fantastic vacation for us!

Some comments on the service first. Adriana was extremely responsive. Using kimkim's messaging service, I received texts when she sent updates which allowed us to plan the trip very efficiently. We caught up by phone as well... read more

We made a fairly last minute decision to take our family of 4 to Costa Rica in July. Without enough time to research an itinerary, we are so glad we found kimkim online. Working with our trip planner, Adriana, was effortless and she planned a fantastic vacation for us!

Some comments on the service first. Adriana was extremely responsive. Using kimkim's messaging service, I received texts when she sent updates which allowed us to plan the trip very efficiently. We caught up by phone as well when a couple of quick decisions needed to be made and I was really impressed with her knowledge of the local hotels, restaurants and activities. While we were in Costa Rica, we reached out a couple of times just to let her know how great the trip was and, again, she responded immediately, making us comfortable that we could reach her if we had a problem.

We made a couple of decisions on activities, but for the most part Adriana planned our itinerary and her choices were excellent. We did at least 3 guided tours at popular local attractions which offer multiple guide options. Her resource choices were awesome - extremely knowledgeable and with great language skills (we are English-speaking with some Spanish skills). Her hotel choices also were excellent. We stayed in four places and it was clear at each stop that she knew the venues well and had taken our interests into consideration (pools, views, rooms together).

After speaking with Adriana, we decided not to rent a car. Given the number of times we moved, it made the transportation logistics important. Every transfer she set up showed up on time, the drivers and boat operator were efficient and professional and we were so happy in the end with our decision as the driving would not have been impossible, but challenging.

FInally, a few words about Costa Rica if you are considering it as a destination. We loved this country! The people are very friendly and the variety of activities, terrains and even weather is incredible. We were there during rainy season but even so really enjoyed the trip (if you go at the same time, bring a quality rain jacket and a quick dry shoe option). Highlights for us were the Selvatura Park in Monteverde and our tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park. If you stay in Manuel Antonio, consider La Mariposa - it's beautiful and the service is fantastic.

We definitely will use kimkim again - thanks again to Adriana and the team for giving us such a special experience!

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Sarah,
Thank you very much for your nice comments about your trip to Costa Rica.
I am so happy to hear that all the services fullfield your expectations and that the hotels, activities, transportations and the Costarican people made a nice and unique family vacation for you.
I hope to help you again in the future when you come back to enjoy a new adventure with us. It will be my pleasure to assist you.
All the best to you and your family!
Adriana

10 Days in Costa Rica - 5 Unique Itineraries · Costa Rica - Jul 15 - Jul 25, 2019

Traveler: Maritza P. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

Our trip was AMAZING!!! UNFORGETTABLE! We told our Kimkim rep what we wanted to do and see and they took care of the rest....no issues whatsoever!!! Everything was soooooo well coordinated!! Thanks KIM KIM!!

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Maritza,

Thank you very much for your comments! I am happy to know that you enjoyed your trip in Costa Rica. Please contact us if you decide to travel again in the future. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

Sunny regards,
Adriana

Costa Rica Self-Drive Adventure - 14 Days · Costa Rica - Jun 29 - Jul 16, 2019

Traveler: Alex F. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

Adriana was absolutely great to work with! Our trip had a rocky start when a delay in our first flight caused us to miss our connecting flight to Costa Rica. That delay in turn made us miss our our first booked trip. Adriana and kimkim rearranged our whole schedule, rebooking hotels and tours. The following day when there was a nation wide truckers' strike, and we couldn't get to the east coast of the country, she rebooked everything all over again! I can't even imagine what we would... read more

Adriana was absolutely great to work with! Our trip had a rocky start when a delay in our first flight caused us to miss our connecting flight to Costa Rica. That delay in turn made us miss our our first booked trip. Adriana and kimkim rearranged our whole schedule, rebooking hotels and tours. The following day when there was a nation wide truckers' strike, and we couldn't get to the east coast of the country, she rebooked everything all over again! I can't even imagine what we would have done with out her. just thinking about trying to deal with that mess on our own was daunting. The rest of our 18 day trip went flawlessly and we are so thankful that we had someone help us through it. Gracias y Pura Vida Adriana!

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your nice comments about your trip. It is a joy for me to know that despite the inconvenience of your flight and the strike, you could enjoy your trip. It is our job to offer the best possible service in any circumstance and that in this way our clients can enjoy a beautiful holiday. It is very gratifying to know that you felt protected and well supported by us. :-)
I hope to receive you again in our country for a new adventure, I will be delighted to serve you.

Kind regards from Costa Rica,

Adriana

Costa Rica Adventure · Costa Rica - Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2019

Traveler: Mark K. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman did a fantastic job arranging our trip to Costa Rica. We were very happy with the hotel recommendations as well as activities that were pre-arranged. Transportation was flawless. Various drop-offs and pickups were all right on time. I changed my plan mid trip , and Olman sent new itinerary within a few hours. Great job.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Mark!

Thanks a lot for your feedback!
Great to know you had a good trip in Costa Rica, I hope you collected many memories to share with family and friends!

If you want to visit us in the future, do not hesitate in contact me, I will be more than glad to assist you!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - May 18 - May 25, 2019

Traveler: Darren H. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman was amazing responding to all my queries in a timely manner and changing things in the itinerary based on my daughter’s animal and wildlife requirements!

Our trip, while only 7 days, incorporated so many trips and places. We had an absolutely amazing time and pretty much saw most of the country’s animals in their natural habitats.

Absolutely stunning country and Olman’s help definitely helped us to make the most of our limited time there.

Thanks again!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Darren,

I just can say thanks to you, it was a pleasure to assist you in all the special requirements to offer an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica.
I hope it was something special for you and your daughter, thanks for your good review.

Pura Vida!

Misha

Driving, Sightseeing · Costa Rica - Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2019

Traveler: Misha M. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

We enjoyed the whole trip and I just wish we could have extended our stay! From the transportation to the hotels and activities, Adriana made thiis trip really enjoyable for us. Thankyou Adriana and the rest of the kimkim staff :)

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Misha,

Thank you for your message and nice comments of your trip, I am very happy to know that all the services, hotels, transportation and activities were to your liking and that you had a great time in our country. :-) We hope to welcome you again in the future and organize a new experience for you.

Best,
Adriana

Bryan

La Fortuna & Monteverde - 6 Days · Costa Rica - Mar 27 - Apr 1, 2019

Traveler: Bryan M. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! We had such a great time. The activities were well spaced out giving us time to explore in our downtime. The rides were perfectly structured so traveling was a breeze. The activities were so much fun.

The kayak was really fun. We really enjoy sport activities and it was so nice to get out on the water and view the volcano from another view. It was a bit windy that day but we were up to the challenge. Our guide Pedro was awesome. He showed us different birds... read more

Our Costa Rica trip was amazing! We had such a great time. The activities were well spaced out giving us time to explore in our downtime. The rides were perfectly structured so traveling was a breeze. The activities were so much fun.

The kayak was really fun. We really enjoy sport activities and it was so nice to get out on the water and view the volcano from another view. It was a bit windy that day but we were up to the challenge. Our guide Pedro was awesome. He showed us different birds and stories of the Volcano. Seeing all the birds in their environment was exciting. We even saw a beautiful macaw. After the kayak we had some fresh delicious fruit. Some of the best fruit we have ever eaten. Along the drive back they stopped on the side of the road to show us some animals. It was very exciting keeping our eyes up and looking for nature.

Horseback riding was really fun! It was a rainy day but we didn't mind. It was fun trotting along through nature. Along the ride to the waterfall we encountered some howler monkeys. That was quite the experience. The waterfall was huge and beautiful. So cool to feel the power of the water at the bottom.

The cooking class was so great! We learned a lot about the different plants that they grew on the farm. Drank some guaro and had a great time. The family that hosted it was so friendly and informative. The food we made was delicious along with the different meats they provided. When we left they even let us have some guaro for the rest of our trip. We enjoyed that every day until we left.

Our trip to Monte Verde Cloud Forrest was amazing! I have never had so much fun in my life. Despite me being scared of heights, the zip lining was exhilarating! Would 100% do it again! We felt safe the entire time and enjoyed meeting the people around us. We even ran into people that were from the same part of New York that I grew up in. Small world.

One thing we hadn't anticipated was all the animals that walked around. We must have fell in love with 5 different cats and dogs. They just roam around and are mostly ignored by the locals, but we couldn't help but give the little animals some love.

Would def book through kim kim again. We had so much fun and it was nice that everything was scheduled for us and all the hard work of the trip was taken care of.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Bryan!

I am so happy to hear about you!
We are really happy you had an amazing trip in Costa Rica.
I appreciate very much your feedback of each experience you enjoyed.

Your feedback motivates us to continue doing our best, I hope to see you again for your next travel to Costa Rica!

All best, Pura Vida!
Olman

Li

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Apr 20 - Apr 28, 2019

Traveler: Li K. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman did a perfect job booking an amazing week of holiday in Costa Rica for my husband and son and I. After providing Olman with the cities, the activities, and our budget, he came back with a schedule that fit everything. I was a little worried that I hadn’t yet received any confirmation from Olman one week prior to our departure but Olman reassured me there will be a schedule before our departure. Everything in Costa Rica was right on schedule, the car transport pickups were always 5... read more

Olman did a perfect job booking an amazing week of holiday in Costa Rica for my husband and son and I. After providing Olman with the cities, the activities, and our budget, he came back with a schedule that fit everything. I was a little worried that I hadn’t yet received any confirmation from Olman one week prior to our departure but Olman reassured me there will be a schedule before our departure. Everything in Costa Rica was right on schedule, the car transport pickups were always 5 minutes early to pick us up. The level of hotel and quality of tours exceeded our expectations. I would recommend Olman to anyone wanting a trip organizer for Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Li!

Thanks a lot for your review.
Great photos!The volcano looks amazing, I am really happy your family had a great time in Costa Rica, I hope you will visit in the future to continue discovering this amazing country.

Pura Vida!

Costa Rica Family Vacation - 6-Day Itinerary · Costa Rica - Apr 12 - Apr 21, 2019

Traveler: Joao M. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

Adriana has been always of great support, before the trip. During the trip, however, she was mostly absent (perhaps due to the holiday season?).

During the trip, and on Adriana's absence, we got reactions via whatsapp from another member of the team (also called Adriana), who was, first, unaware of our location (we always had planned to go to Montezuma, and then take the ferry to Puntarenas; she left me me a voice message saying DO NOT take the ferry... to then say 'oh, I didn't know you... read more

Adriana has been always of great support, before the trip. During the trip, however, she was mostly absent (perhaps due to the holiday season?).

During the trip, and on Adriana's absence, we got reactions via whatsapp from another member of the team (also called Adriana), who was, first, unaware of our location (we always had planned to go to Montezuma, and then take the ferry to Puntarenas; she left me me a voice message saying DO NOT take the ferry... to then say 'oh, I didn't know you were in Montezuma, in which case you must take the ferry'); and, then, on the last day, just before heading back to the airport, told me I should take the car to the car rental agency instead of leaving it in the airport (as per the information in the voucher). I didn't have a problem with leaving the car there but I do have a problem with a travel agency associate telling me I should be the one calling the car rental and wait for them to answer back! So much for the value of hiring a travel agency...

On the catamaran trip, we got charged 1 extra child because the tour operator only had 3 children on the record (and I said multiple times it was always 4 children). I didn't complain, because Adriana went far and beyond to ensure we had a surprise birthday cake on board - and for that I'm very grateful, as my friend was not expecting that and felt very happy. Thank you.

Next time: if you have clients heading to the Santa Tereza / Montezuma area by car with kids, you should make sure they understand the roads pretty much everyone are gravel (not pavement), and there's only 1 gas station in the entire area.

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Joao,
Thank you very much for all your feedback. I heard from Adriana J. that she misunderstood your location at the phone. The Santa Teresa and Montezuma part of your trip was arranged on your own and that is the reason why it was not shown on Adriana's reports. We took immediate action to correct this in our reservations system. Regarding the car drop off, Adriana J. provided you with an audio that included the exact location of the car rental office by the Airport, so that you could... read more

Hello Joao,
Thank you very much for all your feedback. I heard from Adriana J. that she misunderstood your location at the phone. The Santa Teresa and Montezuma part of your trip was arranged on your own and that is the reason why it was not shown on Adriana's reports. We took immediate action to correct this in our reservations system. Regarding the car drop off, Adriana J. provided you with an audio that included the exact location of the car rental office by the Airport, so that you could enter it yourself correctly in your navigation app. We also took action on this since last week so that all vouchers show drop off locations instead of just the main Airport terminal.
I will immediately communicate with the catamaran company in order to find out what happened and will get back to you shortly.
Best regards,
Adriana Prado

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Mar 31 - Apr 7, 2019

Traveler: Nilesh M. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

It was a great experience visiting Costa Rica. Very Beautiful country and very nice and friendly people. We as a family enjoyed a lot. Kids had lot of fun.

Adriana did awesome job in arranging and planning the trip. it was perfect.
I would recommend kimkim to everyone.

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Nilesh,
Thank you very much for such nice comments about your trip and our country. I am very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed and that this trip fulfilled your expectations. It was a pleasure for me to serve you and I hope to help you again in the future if you decide to come back to Costa Rica. :-)
Best regards,
Adriana Prado

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Mar 20 - Mar 28, 2019

Traveler: Khaled S. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

This was our first time to travel to Costa Rica and first time to try Kimkim.

We believe that our trip wouldn't have been as great if we didn't work with Adriana! She really was the hero of our trip!

Despite the short notice, Adriana delivered and amazing overall plan that made us enjoy Costa Rica to the fullest!

She was very great and fast in responding to our many requests and changes and was very accommodating of our demands.

We appreciated her help since we landed in the airport... read more

This was our first time to travel to Costa Rica and first time to try Kimkim.

We believe that our trip wouldn't have been as great if we didn't work with Adriana! She really was the hero of our trip!

Despite the short notice, Adriana delivered and amazing overall plan that made us enjoy Costa Rica to the fullest!

She was very great and fast in responding to our many requests and changes and was very accommodating of our demands.

We appreciated her help since we landed in the airport where we found the driver waiting for us outside, who later gave us a file that had all the detailed of the trip.

In summary, if you are traveling to Costa Rica, work with Adriana and you'll have a grunted fun and smooth travel.

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Khaled
I am very happy to hear such nice comments about your trip, I am very glad to know that your first experience in our country fulfilled your expectations and that you enjoyed each of the places you visited, it is my job to make people feel welcome and well taken care of while traveling with us. I hope to serve you again when you decide to have a second wonderful experience here in Costa Rica. Thank you again for your nice comments. :-)

Kind regards
Adriana

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2019

Traveler: Angela R. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Our trip to Costa Rica was expertly planned! We had some reservations about how to get around to different destinations and what logistically was possible to do within our travel dates. Olman our together a perfect trip that allowed for adventure, relaxation, all that you want in a vacation, but the best part is that we never needed to worry about any logistics about how to get to our destination, etc. it was all layed out for us, allowing us to truly be on vacation the whole experience. I would highly recommend working with Olman.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Angela,

I am very happy you had an amazing experience in Costa Rica.
I appreciate your good comments about our work, I

Casselle

Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Feb 15 - Feb 26, 2019

Traveler: Casselle L. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

It was the perfect trip! I was amazed at how well organized it was. I felt really safe and taken care of. We got to see so much of Costa Rica with limited amount of time. Thank you!

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Casselle,

Thank you for your nice comments. I am so happy to hear this trip fulfilled your desired expectations and that you and your family felt safe and well attended throughout the trip. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the locations and nature from my beautiful country. :-)
If you decide to visit again Costa Rica in the future, it will be my pleasure to help you to organize a new great experience.

Best regards,
Adriana

Chris

Best of Costa Rica in 7 Days: Explore Jungles, Volcanoes and Beaches · Costa Rica - Feb 22 - Mar 2, 2019

Traveler: Chris W. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

So first off, thanks to Olman for his great service. The trip that was planned definitely met our expectations. Below is our point by point review:

Arrival: all good, driver was able to accommodate all of us even though one flight was quite delayed. Overnite stay in the Radisson was fine as well. Early pick-up and xfer to La Fortuna went very smoothly.

La Fortuna/Arenal: Casa Luna was VERY nice, the staff super friendly and helpful. A little far from the center of town but still we enjoyed... read more

So first off, thanks to Olman for his great service. The trip that was planned definitely met our expectations. Below is our point by point review:

Arrival: all good, driver was able to accommodate all of us even though one flight was quite delayed. Overnite stay in the Radisson was fine as well. Early pick-up and xfer to La Fortuna went very smoothly.

La Fortuna/Arenal: Casa Luna was VERY nice, the staff super friendly and helpful. A little far from the center of town but still we enjoyed our stay there. The tour of Arenal was fine as well. We organized another outing the following day thru the hotel.

Monteverde: Xfer to Monteverde by car-boat-car the next day was fine as well. The replacement hotel was adequate but nowhere near the standard of the Casa Luna or La Mariposa, so we were glad it was only a one nite stay. The ziplining was fantastic though wet. We skipped the tour afterwards as we did something similar on our own the previous day after our arrival. As a result, we left earlier than planned and Olman was great in helping with that change. The xfer the following day to Quepos was fine as well, the driver very helpful and stopped off at the crocodile bridge for us.

Quepos: La Mariposa was easily the hilite of the stay hotel-wise. Great rooms, great views, great food (great French-trained Costa Rican chef). Super friendly staff. The day after our arrival we went to Uvita to dive. The club was super well organized, the staff very well qualified, high quality equipment. Having said that, this is a dive organization for beginner divers. So they were not really equipped to deal with experienced divers with computers that needed to be installed (a bit our fault as well as we should have had our own tools to do that – but we did not expect that the center would not have the tools either – somewhat surprising). The boat ride out to/back from to Isla del Caño was really fun and the island lovely. The two dives, however, were average at best. The usual marine fauna which is always nice but the flora was non-existent – a very degraded underwater environment, comparable to the Mediterranean but clearly lacking when compared to places such as the Red Sea, Rangiroa or Indonesia. We would not recommend this activity to intermediate and above divers. Plus we found out the there was a dive club at the Quepos marina, not sure if the dives were any better but it would have saved us the 2-hour transit to Uvita.

The rest of the stay at La Mariposa was great. We organized a tour of Manuel Antonio the last day and that was very nice. We made some last-minute changes which appeared to give Amazilia Travel a few problems: we switched the return to San Jose from 10:30 to 11:00, no problem there. But we changed my return as follows: instead of returning to SJ with the other two, I decided to stay at La Mariposa one more nite and xfer to SJO the following pm via air. We asked Amazilia to make this change, but it seems to have been too much: the SJ hotel resa and city tour were cancelled (we assume), the air travel from Quepos to SJO was handled fine, but Amazilia forgot to book an extra nite at La Mairposa or book xfer from the hotel to the Quepos airstrip. Oops. Fortunately it was not an issue and I managed to do everything on my own (although the airport xfer was done in extremis). Then there is the matter of cost: the extra nite at La Mariposa was paid directly by me so no issue there. But the flight to SJO was $65 and the xfer to the Quepos airstrip was $20. Perhaps I have missed something there but that would appear to a less costly initiative than staying overnite in SJ and then taking an all-day city tour. So you may want to have someone look into that.

Overall, an extremely enjoyable experience, and we would definitely recommend kimkim to others. Thanks again.

Chris Welton

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Chris,

Thanks a lot for your feedback it is very important for us to know how your experience was in Costa Rica.
Happy to hear that hotels, tour and transfer were fine and according to your preferences.
I just want to clarify the details in regards your additional stay at La Mariposa Hotel. Jeef said that you will pay the extra night on site.

Regarding the local flight price is not $65, it was $135 and the cost of the transfer $20
So, since the supplier did not apply any cancellation... read more

Hi Chris,

Thanks a lot for your feedback it is very important for us to know how your experience was in Costa Rica.
Happy to hear that hotels, tour and transfer were fine and according to your preferences.
I just want to clarify the details in regards your additional stay at La Mariposa Hotel. Jeef said that you will pay the extra night on site.

Regarding the local flight price is not $65, it was $135 and the cost of the transfer $20
So, since the supplier did not apply any cancellation fee, we include the transfer OUT from La Mariposa to the Quepos airstrip and the local flight. with that money we cover the other two services.

Situation was explained to Jeff on our conversation, I assumed you saw the messages, may be you missed them when he, (Jeff) and I, were talking about the changes.
Please check the conversation, there you will find the sentence where I explained what we cover the differences cost.

Thanks a lot for your feedback, It help me to continue making my best!

Pura Vida
Olman

natural and cultural · Costa Rica - Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2019

Traveler: susanne m. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

The trip conformed well to what I had desired to do. the hotel accommodations were good, the shuttle buses were exactly on time and took me to where I needed to go. All in all I was very pleased with the service.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Susanne,
Thanks for your feedback.
I am very happy you had a very nice experience in Costa Rica. It was my pleasure to help you with your trip to.
I hope you can recommend us to friends and family!

Pura Vida

Best of Costa Rica in 7 Days: Explore Jungles, Volcanoes and Beaches · Costa Rica - Feb 7 - Feb 13, 2019

Traveler: Kerry R. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We had an absolutely wonderful time in Costa Rica. All the events and lodging were impeccably planned and were first rate. All of our prearranged transportation was on time and friendly. We could not have had a smoother or more enjoyable vacation and we would use kimkim again in a heartbeat!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Kerry,

I am really happy you had an amazing trip in Costa Rica, we always try to give our best to make possible amazing trips to our customers.
I hope you will visit Costa Rica in the future and hoping you will work with us again.

Thanks for your sharing your experience with us.

Pura Vida
Olman

Ultimate Costa Rica Honeymoon - 10 Days · Costa Rica - Jan 25 - Feb 2, 2019

Traveler: Alyssa S. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

We had a wonderful experience booking through KimKim and Adriana for our 10-day Honeymoon to Costa Rica! Adriana was professional, responsive and accommodating. We wanted a mix of adventurous yet relaxing, cultural but touristy, romantic but casual, and Adriana planned THE perfect vacation for us. My only hiccup was not receiving our arrival packets 2 days before our departure, as noted, but someone else from the KimKim team stepped up and responded to our message stating that Adriana out of... read more

We had a wonderful experience booking through KimKim and Adriana for our 10-day Honeymoon to Costa Rica! Adriana was professional, responsive and accommodating. We wanted a mix of adventurous yet relaxing, cultural but touristy, romantic but casual, and Adriana planned THE perfect vacation for us. My only hiccup was not receiving our arrival packets 2 days before our departure, as noted, but someone else from the KimKim team stepped up and responded to our message stating that Adriana out of the office. Those thoughts when booking through a website always pop into your head, "What if no one shows to pick us up? What if this is too good to be true?", but we truly felt both safe and taken care of upon arrival - in the shuttles, at the hotels and everywhere in between. We flew into San Jose with an overnight stay, then spent 2 nights in La Fortuna, 2 nights in Monteverde and 3 nights in Manuel Antonio. During our trip we hiked a volcano, swam in a natural hot spring, went ziplining, took a sunset/snorkling catamaran, visited a National Park and somehow still had plenty of time to sit by the pool and ocean to rest. Our activities were perfectly spaced out, allowing us enough time to not feel rushed with travel, check-in or excursions. Our transportation to and from the airport as well as to each city and excursion was timely, professional and labeled with their respective companies. Some of our favorite parts of the trip were simply traveling between cities! Our guides were knowledgeable, fun and even gave us suggestions for local cuisine and hang out spots. Thank you to KimKim & Adriana for helping us create such a memorable trip, we will be booking again in the near future!

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Alyssa,

Thank you for your nice comments from your trip in Costa Rica, I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here and that you will have good memories of your Honeymoon. :-) It is very satisfying for me that my clients receive what they expect from their trip, please contact me in the future if you decide to come back to our beautiful country, I will be more than glad to assist you organize a new adveture for you and your husband.

Kind regards from Costa Rica,
Adriana

Jenelle

Best of Costa Rica in 7 Days: Explore Jungles, Volcanoes and Beaches · Costa Rica - Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2019

Traveler: Jenelle P. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

This was an incredible trip all thanks to Adriana! I was able to see so much of Costa Rica and enjoy the unique vistas and wildlife experiences that only this country can offer. I feel like I was able to get off the beaten path a little bit and really experience the country. From relaxing in hot springs in Arenal to gliding through the Monteverde canopy on a zipline, to watching dolphins play behind our catamaran on a sunset cruise in Manuel Antonio, Adriana took care of all of the back stage logistics so that I could focus completely on living Pura Vida.

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jenelle,

Thank you very much for your nice comments, I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip, It was a pleasure to help you organize a nice experience and I hope you come back soon to Costa Rica. :-)

Best Regards,
Adriana

William

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jan 11 - Jan 21, 2019

Traveler: William R. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

The trip was terrific and we had a great time. Beautiful country and hospitable people. THe hotels and the activities (ziplining, white water rafting, hikes with guides) were fascinating and run by knowledgeable experts.

This is the second time we have used kimkim and would readily use your services again. Bill

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello William,

Thank you for your nice comments and beautiful pictures from your trip, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip, it was a pleasure to help you organize a nice experience for you and your family. We hope you come back soon to Costa Rica. We will be glad to assist you in your next trip. :-)

Best Regards from Costa Rica,
Adriana

mariam

unique experience - nature and wildlife · Costa Rica - Dec 14 - Dec 24, 2018

Traveler: mariam a. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

Working with Adreana was a pleasure. She kept modifying the plan based on my comments to get me the perfect trip.
When we went there everything was organized and on time, all the guides spoke english and were very knowledgeable.
Thank you Adriana and Amazelia for making it a great vacation.

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mariam,

Thank you for your nice comments and beautiful pictures from your trip. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your trip in Costa Rica. We hope you come back soon. :-)

Best wishes for this 2019!!!

Thank you
Adriana

Family-Friendly Arenal and Manuel Antonio National Park- 9 Days · Costa Rica - Dec 15 - Dec 23, 2018

Traveler: Kiki W. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman was amazing to work with, he was very responsive and everything he planned for my trip to Costa Rica was exactly what I wanted, from hotels to activities! My trip was filled with activities and fun memories yet relaxing. And the hotel I stayed at had amazing views and service. I wouldn’t be able to plan this trip myself in such short time. I highly recommend Olman!!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

I just have to say you Thank you! for the opportunity to organize an amazing trip for you.
The pictures you posted are very nice!
I am very happy you have many memories of this trip!

Thanks!

nature trip! · Costa Rica - Dec 13 - Dec 18, 2018

Traveler: William D. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman was very responsive and incredibly helpful in organising our trip at short notice. Would have appreciated a little more information about the tours that were being booked but they turned out excellently. We had a terrific holiday and really loved all the hotels and tours that were booked for us.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Laura and William, I am very happy you enjoyed your trip to Costa Rica, I did my best to organize an unforgettable experience for you.

Thank you very much.

Katy

Arenal & Manuel Antonio in 6 days · Costa Rica - Dec 3 - Dec 8, 2018

Traveler: Katy S. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

The easiest experience ever! First time using kim kim and would definitely use it again! Adriana was my specialist/travel agent. She was a pro and knew exactly what i wanted to do. The hotels books were very nice and the activities were everything we expected. My favorite part was the white water rafting! Over all happy and easy experience.

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Adriana Prado, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Katy,
I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your trip in our country and to know that I have made this trip a pleasant experience for you. I appreciate your nice comments, this motivates me to move forward and give the best of myself to our clients. :-) I hope you return soon to our beautiful country and of course I will be more than glad to help you organize a new great experience. Happy Holidays!!!

Regards,
Adriana

Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Nov 8 - Nov 12, 2018

Traveler: James D. - Local specialist: Adriana Prado

Great trip but missing voucher so did not know the plans for the big birthday day. Had to make other plans.