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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 travelling in every 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.

Featured trips & expertise

Sloth and her baby
Wonders of Tortuguero National Park & Arenal Volcano - 6 Days

With a mix of rugged jungles and active volcanoes, Costa Rica offers some of the best natural sights and experiences in the world. We have packed some of our all-time favorites into this 6-day itinerary. With almost a quarter of the land preserved within national parks,  the country is rich in wildlife and unique flora and fauna, making Costa Rica an ideal destination for eco-tourism. Sloths, birds, macaws, and monkeys are awaiting your visit!

Casco Viejo, Panama City
The Wonders of Panamá - 7 Days

Panama is a beautiful country brimming with history and diversity, and this 7-day itinerary offers an exciting sampling of its many charms. You'll explore the capital, from its quaint colonial streets to its famous canal to its more modern attractions. Then venture out into the countryside, where you'll learn about the customs of indigenous locals, meet rainforest wildlife, and tour the Caribbean beach town of Portobelo.

Bocas del Toro
Family Adventure in Panama - 7 Days

Discover the colorful streets and magnificent beaches of Panama on this week-long, family-friendly trip. Spend a few days in Panama City, where you'll sail down the Panama Canal and explore the city's vibrant, historic neighborhoods. Then head to the Caribbean paradise of Bocas del Toro for beach time and wildlife encounters before ending your journey back in the capital.

La Fortuna Waterfall
Manuel Antonio & Arenal For Families - 7 days

With the awe-inspiring Arenal volcano, an exciting rafting trip, visiting the jungle in Manuel Antonio, and just some time to relax on the beach in Manuel Antonio, this trip captures the essence of Costa Rican motto - Pura Vida!

Costa Rica Self-Drive Adventure - 8 Days

This itinerary is perfect for those who want a vacation filled with tropical beauty and adventure. Take a self-drive tour of Costa Rica that begins in the cloud forests of Monteverde, where you can hike over suspension bridges and zip-line over the forest canopy. Then it's off to Arenal Volcano National Park—your days here will be spent trekking around the base of the volcano, soaking in natural hot springs, and embarking on waterfall hikes.

End the trip with a drive to the Pacific coast for some beach time
Highlights of Costa Rica - 9 Days

The jewel of Central America, Costa Rica offers an array of adventures, from city to cloud forest to sea. This weeklong itinerary includes trekking near an active volcano, some of the world’s best bird-watching, and snorkeling with sea turtles. It's a trip that encompasses the country’s most spectacular and varied landscapes, plus an opportunity to savor the culture of local villages as well as that of San José, Costa Rica’s dynamic capital city.

Recent Trip Reviews for Amazilia Travel

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!

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

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

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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.