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Meet the local travel experts who create your personal, tailor-made trip to Costa Rica

Local Expert
Marco

I am a native Costa Rican, born in San José and raised in Cartago, both in the Central Valley. As a married father of two children, I have traveled this country extensively, both on my honeymoon as well as with my family, and I know how to create itineraries that are exciting for all generations. 

As a tour operator, we have over 30 years experience in creating unique travel experiences for travelers from all over the world. Wildlife enthusiasts will marvel at the almost untouched Peninsula de Osa, Reggae fans can enjoy the relaxed vibe of Puerto Viejo, surfistas will love Playa Hermosa and children and parents will love exploring the rainforest from above on one of the many hanging bridges. Our approach is simple: we listen carefully to your ideas and thoughts on your upcoming trip and translate those into travel experiences that will suit you best. We love our country and love showing it to travelers and make sure that this passion is reflected in everything we do and offer. With over 25% of the country declared as national parks, we are committed to sustainability and green practices and choose our suppliers carefully.

Our tours are best suited for families and first-time visitors to Costa Rica, eager to explore the country. 

Local Expert
Roberto

I have been a travel addict since my early twenties and I see travel as a means to discover and explore the world. It is not just about places, it is above all about people and the amazing stories they can tell. Since I was young, I've always enjoyed coupling my talent for organisation with my creativity to design special trips for the most curious and discerning travellers. My home country offers so many opportunities for new experiences and emotions that it never ceases to amaze me.

I founded my own tour operator to scratch my own itch - I wanted to be able to plan authentic trips, a mix of known tourist attractions with off-the-beaten-track excursions, trips that I wanted to take myself. Costa Rica offers something for everyone and with our diverse team we have tested and tried the best hiking routes, the ideal scuba diving areas, the best places to stay on a budget, the most family-friendly hotels and much more. With over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, we’re ready to create and execute trips that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Our tours are best suited to those looking for unique and authentic experiences.

Reviews for tailor-made trips to Costa Rica

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8/18/2022
Hi Roberto, we had a wonderful time in Costa Rica, every day was an adventure! We very much enjoyed Tortuguero, so much wildlife and seeing the turtles nesting and laying eggs was spectacular. We also very much enjoyed the authenticity of the Tortuga Lodge. I am sorry, we could not meet to thank you in person for a wonderful trip. We will warmly recommend Costa Rica to friends and family, as well as yourself and the Rough Guide for planning an outstanding trip. A truly amazing journey. Muchos gracias and Pura Vida!
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8/18/2022
Hi Roberto, we had a wonderful time in Costa Rica, every day was an adventure! We very much enjoyed Tortuguero, so much wildlife and seeing the turtles nesting and laying eggs was spectacular. We also very much enjoyed the authenticity of the Tortuga Lodge. I am sorry, we could not meet to thank you in person for a wonderful trip. We will warmly recommend Costa Rica to friends and family, as well as yourself and the Rough Guide for planning an outstanding trip. A truly amazing journey. Muchos gracias and Pura Vida!
Costa Rica: rainforest and beach, adventure and leisure!
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8/8/2022
We spent a fantastic time with the family getting to know an amazing country!!! I want to say a special thanks to Roberto that was supporting us every day and hour, answering our questions and solving immediately any topic that came up :-). Definity Insight Guides is the right agency for my family, it matches our needs and wishes, so I'm sure we will continue in touch and is a reference that I often share with family and friends
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6/28/2022
I have always enjoyed Rough Guides (books) and this year I decided to try the customized travel itineraries. Our agent in Costa Rica was Roberto and he was excellent! We told him what we were looking for (bird watching and nature, with a couple of extra activities) and he put together a wonderful itinerary for us, visiting some of the beautiful natural parks. We had a lot of back-and-forth messages and he would always try to find a way for us to have the bext experience. We did a lot of things in two weeks and there wasn't a single one we didn't enjoy. We contacted Roberto a few times with questions and he was really helpful every time. It was a truly memorable vacation, with nothing to worry about and everything going smoothly. Even when we got evacuated from Tortuguero, Roberto reworked the plans with no hassle for us. Perfect!!!
Wildlife watching in Costa Rica!
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6/26/2022
I have always enjoyed Rough Guides (books) and this year I decided to try the customized travel itineraries. Our agent in Costa Rica was Roberto and he was excellent! We told him what we were looking for (bird watching and nature, with a couple of extra activities) and he put together a wonderful itinerary for us, visiting some of the beautiful natural parks. We had a lot of back-and-forth messages and he would always try to find a way for us to have the bext experience. We did a lot of things in two weeks and there wasn't a single one we didn't enjoy. We contacted Roberto a few times with questions and he was really helpful every time. It was a truly memorable vacation, with nothing to worry about and everything going smoothly. Even when we got evacuated from Tortuguero, Roberto reworked the plans with no hassle for us. Perfect!!!
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7/20/2021
I spent a month in Costa Rica; the first 4 weeks being in Nosara for Spanish studies and yoga. Roberto planned the final time of my trip to give me a fuller experience of the country. This landed me in La Fortuna with 4 days full of fun and wonder. It was a relief to not have to worry about the details, especially the travel from Nosara to La Fortuna and then back to the airport in Liberia. I had looked at doing that myself through the internet and was not having much success. It could have been sorted out once I was in Costa Rica but I prefer to have these sort of details lined up before I arrive. Rough Guides made the travel piece easy and stress free. The resort Roberto booked for me was great. It was individual bungalows in a most beautiful setting, close enough to town center that I could walk there in 5 minutes for meals, shopping and more. I also appreciate that Roberto used a variety of tour operators for my time in La Fortuna. I think it made my experience much richer getting to meet such a wide variety of people. It was so obvious how much love and pride the people of Costa Rica have for their country and their natural environment. From ziplining and rafting to amazing hikes, tours and hot springs soaks, the last 4 days in Costa Rica were everything I could have hoped for. Being a solo traveler, Roberto had to do some changes on the fly to make sure I could do the planned activities, and he did that with ease. My only regret was time. I wish I could have spent another week (or more) exploring other areas of the country. There will definitely be a return trip in the years to come and hopefully Roberto will still be working with Rough Guides.
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