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Unique Adventures offers special, custom-made experiences, creating opportunities to become part of our social and natural environment. We plan every experience from top to bottom, taking care of every detail so that you can immerse yourself in each moment, without getting distracted by logistics. We know full well what you want out of your time here. And then, we give you more than you dreamed of.
A Unique Adventure is what you’ll live in Costa Rica with us: whether you go bird watching, mountain biking, kayaking, enjoying the sea and sun, or even learning how to milk a cow and make home-made tortillas, it’s the life-changing experience you can expect, but never fully understand until you are in the middle of it. It’s evolving from a mere tourist to a real traveller.
It’s closing your eyes and learning to see life from a new perspective. It’s opening your eyes again and realizing... you’re not dreaming.

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Due to the exuberance of the vegetation that surrounds it, and the numerous rapids that form during its descent towards the Caribbean plains, suitable for rafting, the Pacuare is an important tourist attraction of Costa Rica. The Pacuare basin has been protected by the Matina Pacuare Forest Reserve.
Costa Rica Luxury Hot Springs and Rivers Getaway - 6 Days

Even with a mere six days at your disposal, you can rejuvenate your mind and body while enjoying exciting adventures in Costa Rica. This itinerary begins with some luxury spa treatments followed by long soaks in the natural volcanic hot springs in the Arenal region of the country. You'll then learn how to prepare authentic Costa Rican chocolate before finishing the trip with more pampering at a wellness retreat.

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Hot Springs, Waterfalls, and Luxury Retreats in Costa Rica - 7 Days

All you need is a week to replenish your body and soul on the trip of a lifetime. The destination is Costa Rica and over seven days you'll enjoy whitewater rafting, waterfall hikes, and luxury accommodations in the best eco-lodges and wellness retreats in the country. You'll even take part in a hands-on course where you learn to prepare artisanal chocolate.

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Lavish Costa Rica: Rivers, Hot Springs, and Waterfalls - 8 Days

Pamper yourself on an eight-day tropical getaway to Costa Rica that offers wellness and adventure in equal measure. You'll begin in a luxury rainforest lodge with an exciting trip down the Pacuare River. Then it's off to the Arenal Volcano region where you'll relax in natural hot springs and learn the secrets to chocolate making on a local farm.

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Tropical Adventures and Luxury Retreats in Costa Rica - 9 Days

When you want to combine luxury and beauty in a tropical getaway, there's no better destination than Costa Rica. On this nine-day excursion, you'll alternate between luxury spa treatments and adventurous excursions. This includes a whitewater rafting trip down the famous Pacuare River and a hike to some of the most secluded tropical waterfalls in the country.

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Luxury Wellness Getaway in Costa Rica - 10 Days

10 days is all you need to enjoy a perfect Costa Rican holiday that mixes equal parts luxury, comfort, and outdoor adventure. On this 10-day jaunt, you will stay in four-star wellness retreats, enjoy exhilarating whitewater rafting excursions, and soak in natural volcanic hot springs. You'll even get a hands-on lesson in preparing the most delicious of Costa Rican exports: chocolate

Due to the exuberance of the vegetation that surrounds it, and the numerous rapids that form during its descent towards the Caribbean plains, suitable for rafting, the Pacuare is an important tourist attraction of Costa Rica. The Pacuare basin has been protected by the Matina Pacuare Forest Reserve.
Costa Rica Outdoor Adventure and Luxury Wellness - 11 Days

In Costa Rica, it's possible to seamlessly mix tropical adventures with luxury wellness retreats and eco-resorts. Over 11 days you'll replenish your mind and body with yoga sessions and spa treatments while also enjoying some thrills in the form of white-water rafting and waterfall hikes. As a bonus, you'll get to laze on Pacific beaches and even learn the secrets to making chocolate. 

Recent Trip Reviews for Unique Adventures

Trip to costa rica, Costa Rica - Jun 26 - Jul 7, 2019

Traveler: Chris J. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

We couldn't have been more pleased with our trip. We took a 12-day family trip with 3 teenagers (18,16,13). All of our accommodations were perfect, from the hotels, the excursions, and the included meals. It was the perfect mix of adventure and fun with learning about the history of the country, the agriculture, and seeing all the plants and animals in their natural habitat. All of our drivers, guides, and excursion leaders spoke perfect English, and were so friendly and eager to tell us... read more

We couldn't have been more pleased with our trip. We took a 12-day family trip with 3 teenagers (18,16,13). All of our accommodations were perfect, from the hotels, the excursions, and the included meals. It was the perfect mix of adventure and fun with learning about the history of the country, the agriculture, and seeing all the plants and animals in their natural habitat. All of our drivers, guides, and excursion leaders spoke perfect English, and were so friendly and eager to tell us about their country. Highlights of our trip would be white water rafting on the Balsa River, ziplining in Monteverde, and the hot springs/thermal baths in La Fortuna/ Arenal volcano. The wildlife at the beach in Quepos was unreal- we saw sloths, monkeys, and iguanas daily on the ground of our hotel and around town. Carlos’ attention to detail was great and he checked in on us multiple times during our trip to make sure everything was perfect.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Chris!
Greetings from Costa Rica ...
I just want to say thank you for join us and meet our beatiful Costa Rica. I hope you can return and explore more then.
Thank you for your feedback it is very important for us. Please do not hesitate in ask me in the future you have friends in Costa Rica know.
Pura Vida Amigo!!
Carlos.

One week in costa rica : 5 unique itineraries, Costa Rica - Jul 21 - Jul 28, 2019

Traveler: Clarissa W. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos was always very responsive and a pleasure to work with. He had many good ideas for the trip, and most importantly, he chose a perfect guide and driver for our family trip. Our guide, Margarita, was a biologist who had a vast knowledge of bird, plant and wildlife, but she was also great with kids, making up various games and contests to keep them engaged. Enrique was also very knowledgable and accommodating to kids and my mom, who is 85 and couldn't participate in many of the... read more

Carlos was always very responsive and a pleasure to work with. He had many good ideas for the trip, and most importantly, he chose a perfect guide and driver for our family trip. Our guide, Margarita, was a biologist who had a vast knowledge of bird, plant and wildlife, but she was also great with kids, making up various games and contests to keep them engaged. Enrique was also very knowledgable and accommodating to kids and my mom, who is 85 and couldn't participate in many of the activities, so he often stayed with her. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about the beautiful country.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Clarissa,

I hope you have arrived well last Sunday!

I just want to say thank you for join us and meet our beautiful country, Costa Rica.

As I explained to you since the beginning we always try to provide you with our best. It was our pleasure having you and your family in Costa Rica, I know you had a Great vacations time, I appreciate your kind trip review and remember you have friends in Costa Rica now, Pura Vida!
Your Friend,
Carlos.

Trip to costa rica, Costa Rica - Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2019

Traveler: Nik K. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos arranged an amazing trip for my family that captured all the best things about travel: opening hearts and minds, meeting new people and some great fun! I'd say that the trip included something for everyone, but it actually included everything for everyone. We all - myself, my wife and my 10 and 8 year old kids - loved rafting on the Balsa with Carlos T., a chocolate tour near Arenal with Katherine and surfing (or trying to, anyway) on Playa Blanca with Walter and Niels. Along the way... read more

Carlos arranged an amazing trip for my family that captured all the best things about travel: opening hearts and minds, meeting new people and some great fun! I'd say that the trip included something for everyone, but it actually included everything for everyone. We all - myself, my wife and my 10 and 8 year old kids - loved rafting on the Balsa with Carlos T., a chocolate tour near Arenal with Katherine and surfing (or trying to, anyway) on Playa Blanca with Walter and Niels. Along the way we managed some relaxation in the Arenal springs and some poolside chillin' in Papagayo.

Unexpectedly, the highlight of the trip may have been the afternoon before we left when Carlos himself came out to spend an afternoon with us in San Jose. We walked, ate and went to markets where we met some of the warmest and friendliest people you can imagine. Thanks Carlos, for sharing some of your amazing home town with us.

Carlos arranged a seamless trip. Every tour and transfer he arranged was with warm, friendly, and reliable guides. To a T, each was on time and ready to go. Carlos was immediately available by phone, text or WhatsApp throughout the trip.

The highest compliment was from my 8 year old who had tears in his eyes as we left, wanting to know when we could go back to Costa Rica and willing to give up his Nintendo Switch just to stay another day.

Thanks Carlos. Pura Vida!

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Nik,

Greetings from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Amigo!
I want to thank you and your loving and respectable family for sharing with me last evening in San Jose. I enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you for sharing a little of you with me, that has been my reward for you, remember that you will always have a friend in Costa Rica, have my contact and if someday you want to come just look for me as well as your friends as well they can do.
Thank you very much for this beautiful comment, thank you for taking... read more

Dear Nik,

Greetings from Costa Rica, Pura Vida Amigo!
I want to thank you and your loving and respectable family for sharing with me last evening in San Jose. I enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you for sharing a little of you with me, that has been my reward for you, remember that you will always have a friend in Costa Rica, have my contact and if someday you want to come just look for me as well as your friends as well they can do.
Thank you very much for this beautiful comment, thank you for taking your valuable time to write it.

I almost forgot and I want to make clear for you:
.. did you remember the type of pizza that I mentioned during the lunch? I do not know what I was thinking about, the type of pizza is a Baked pizza but in a clay oven, maybe next time we can go and try in Arenal.

Muchas Gracias Amigo y Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

Classic costa rica: 7-day self-drive tour, Costa Rica - May 10 - May 17, 2019

Traveler: Vishal D. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

This was my first experience with booking a trip through Kimkim and I happy to say that it was an absolute pleasure. The website was very informative and extremely transparent. Their curated tours is an excellent starting place to plan and then customise a trip.

My expertise with Carlos was also fantastic. Carlos is extremely knowledgable and very cooperative. He really helped my customise my holiday down to the smallest details. He was very patient and helped my make several changes to... read more

This was my first experience with booking a trip through Kimkim and I happy to say that it was an absolute pleasure. The website was very informative and extremely transparent. Their curated tours is an excellent starting place to plan and then customise a trip.

My expertise with Carlos was also fantastic. Carlos is extremely knowledgable and very cooperative. He really helped my customise my holiday down to the smallest details. He was very patient and helped my make several changes to the plan over time. He was quick to reply back to all my queries, give proper feedback & suggestions and make the required changes quickly.

My entire experience with Kimkim and Carlos was great. I will highly recommend them both to any traveller.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Good morning Vishal, greetings from Costa Rica, Pura Vida!

Firstly I want to say thank you for visiting our lovely Costa Rica!

I'm so proud of your comments, It was my pleasure to provide you with my best.
I hope you always remember our country and I will be so glad to assist you in the future.

I hope you have a great Monday and Pura Vida!

Kind Regards,
Carlos

Nestor Vicente

Costa rica adventure trip, Costa Rica - May 11 - May 15, 2019

Traveler: Nestor Vicente D. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Costa Rica Trip

Kim Kim Review
My wife and I are from California, and we decided to take a trip to Costa Rica. We were looking for an adventure trip that would involve enjoying the Costa Rican rainforest. KimKim made this trip happen! It was such a comfortable, stress-free, and convenient way to book all our travel arrangement in one convenient site!

As I never used KimKim before, I was doubtful that it was this easy to book an adventure. However, it was this simple. It was merely... read more

Costa Rica Trip

Kim Kim Review
My wife and I are from California, and we decided to take a trip to Costa Rica. We were looking for an adventure trip that would involve enjoying the Costa Rican rainforest. KimKim made this trip happen! It was such a comfortable, stress-free, and convenient way to book all our travel arrangement in one convenient site!

As I never used KimKim before, I was doubtful that it was this easy to book an adventure. However, it was this simple. It was merely chatting and emailing back and forth to brainstorm ideas of what we wanted to do with a Kimkim representative. Kimkim will assign a country expert to provide you with a real perspective of what activities, sights, and ideas are great or not or unrealistic.

The private tour was money well spent! After, agreeing with all the activities for a 5-day trip; lodging, lunch, and tickets were all included in the price. Danny greeted us, our driver for the majority of the trip, right outside the airport, with a clean and private van. He was excellent and very professional, knowledgeable, and safe.

Our first stop was downtown San Jose. We visited some sights and tried some Costa Rican cuisine. The next day traveled and hiked almost six waterfalls! The highlight was The Bajo del Toro waterfalls. Expertly guided by our tour guide Kenneth, we were able to get to the waterfalls safe and sound. For the next few nights, we stayed at El Silencio spa and hotel. A charming hotel situated in the heart of jungles of Costa Rica. It was an eco-friendly and environmentally conscious hotel. We loved our stay here! It was quiet, clean, beautiful, impressively well-maintained, but most of all while eco-friendly, it creatively integrates activities with the surrounding community.

For the 5-days, we were able to see six waterfalls, zip line, and aerial tram in the Braulio Carillo National Park.

I highly recommend using Kimkim. I know my wife and I would be using them again for our next adventure. Pura Vida!

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

This is Carlos and I'm very happy for your comments and feedback experiences.

I hope you can remember this trip as one of your Best and I hope you can visit us again.

Muchas Gracias Amigo y Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

Costa rica - 7 - 10 days, Costa Rica - Apr 18 - Apr 26, 2019

Traveler: Leena M. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

We had one of the best trips. Hotels were all great and activities were perfect. Transportation was all planned very well and on time. Overall, we are very happy with our first Kimkim experience and will be using Kimkim for our future travels. Thank you very much.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello, Leena from Costa Rica, thank you for your positive comments about my trip plan prepared for you, as you know we will be more than glad to receive you in the future or just referred visitors form you as well, I hope you can visit us in the future again.
Cheers!
Pura Vida!

Trip to costa rica, Costa Rica - Feb 25 - Mar 2, 2019

Traveler: Cris K. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

The trip was for the most part very good. We were met upon arrival and taken to our overnight hotel in San Jose.

The private transfer (drive) to our main destibation point, Arenal, was great, the driver/guide (Jorge) suggested that we could visit a coffee plantation on our way and we took him up on that idea. It was great! (Dona Estate). We also stopped at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and that was also great! Beautiful place, well worth the visit.

At Arenal, we did many things that had been... read more

The trip was for the most part very good. We were met upon arrival and taken to our overnight hotel in San Jose.

The private transfer (drive) to our main destibation point, Arenal, was great, the driver/guide (Jorge) suggested that we could visit a coffee plantation on our way and we took him up on that idea. It was great! (Dona Estate). We also stopped at La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and that was also great! Beautiful place, well worth the visit.

At Arenal, we did many things that had been planned as part of the trip. We did a Skywalk hike that included ‘hanging and suspension bridges and saw some wildlife. We later went on a pretty excited zip line through the mountains and valleys. We hiked close to the foot of Arenal Volcano and learned about the history of it. We kayaked on Arenal Lake next to the volcano. We went to a hot springs, which was wonderful and where we soaked our tired muscles.

Meals were also very good. We ate at one of our hotel’s (Arenal Volcano Inn) restaurants several times, as well as at Don Rufuno’s in the town of La Fortuna.

The only things that were not so great were internet connectivity in our hotel in Arenal (we had to go to the lobby and restaurant to get connected) and communication with our activities planner Carlos (We had some miscommunication and some activities had to be rescheduled). We had requested to stay at a hotel with a hot springs in Arenal, but didn’t get it. We wanted to spend more time at some hot springs, but had just one evening during our stay. Finally, we were a little disappointed with the lack of friendliness on the part of the guides working for Eco Terra. We did several things with them, including a trip to a waterfall in La Fortuna and private transfer (drive) back to San Jose from Arenal. They were a bit dismissive of us and did not interact with us much.

That said, Carlos was very professional in trying to arrange our (many) requests. But perhaps in future he could drop Eco Terra. The other companies (Sky Adventures, Adventuras Arenal) were great.

Best,
Cris

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Greetings from Costa Rica Cris!

Thank you so much for this feedback, I really appreciate and I will take care of it.

Thank you for visiting us, it was my pleasure having you in our country.

Pura Vida Amigo!
Carlos

Costa rica family vacation - 6-day itinerary, Costa Rica - Feb 12 - Feb 19, 2019

Traveler: Tana S. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos was very communicative with us and flexible. He made our itinerary changes whenever we requested them and did his best to accommodate our schedule and interests. He made himself available via text message as soon as we arrived and was very helpful whenever I needed some local advice.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Tana!

Greetings from sunny Costa Rica!

We are so glad for your visit, a real adventure!
I hope we have a chance to have you in our friendly country in the future, thank you again for giving us the chance to provide you a Great vacations time.

Cheers!
Carlos

Costa rica, Costa Rica - Jan 17 - Jan 24, 2019

Traveler: Raj R. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

Always available
Can make things happen for you
Tailored needs
books only with most reliable companies and guides
Overall I would suggest Carlos for my friends and families.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Good morning from sunny Costa Rica Raj!

Pura Vida my Friend, thank you so much for this kind review and for your comments, we will be more than happy to have you in the future and your friends are very welcome as well!
I hope you can keep the good experiences in Costa Rica for a long time in your mind!
Kind Regards,
Carlos.
Your Friend in Costa Rica.

Trip to costa rica, Costa Rica - Dec 19 - Dec 19, 2018

Traveler: Avinash K. - Local specialist: Carlos Rodriguez

We stumbled upon KimKim while looking for ideas for our Costa Rica trip. By the end of the trip, we were completely glad for going ahead with KimKim to plan the trip. KimKim was very prompt in coming up with the itinerary and the costs. Our local specialist, Carlos, was very helpful in answering all our questions in a short time. Carlos was able to adjust the itinerary according to our needs and plans. The hotels that they chose were just perfect for our budget and needs. Our driver/guide in... read more

We stumbled upon KimKim while looking for ideas for our Costa Rica trip. By the end of the trip, we were completely glad for going ahead with KimKim to plan the trip. KimKim was very prompt in coming up with the itinerary and the costs. Our local specialist, Carlos, was very helpful in answering all our questions in a short time. Carlos was able to adjust the itinerary according to our needs and plans. The hotels that they chose were just perfect for our budget and needs. Our driver/guide in Costa Rica, Sergio, was super helpful and very knowledgable about the local stuff - food, culture, local things to do, etc. Sergio went out of his way a couple of times to help us with local shopping. I definitely recommend the KimKim team and Sergio for planning any trips to Costa Rica.

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Carlos Rodriguez, local specialist, responded to this review:

Happy New year Avi!

Thank you for your kind review, It's was a pleasure for all KimKim and Unique Adventures team having you in our lovely country. I hope you can visit us again in the future!