Costa Rica Experts
Multi-day Tours • River Rafting & Tubing • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Day Trips
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Discover Costa Rica on unforgettable tours with the Experts. Costa Rica Experts' offers include rainforest exploration, wildlife viewing, canopy ziplines, waterfall discoveries, and more. Planning lifetime memories since 1987!
San Jose, Costa Rica

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2022

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CailieMarie
Chicago, IL11 contributions
Feb 2022
Phenomenal overall experience with Aaron Daker, Managing Director, and Costa Rica Experts for our honeymoon in Costa Rica!

Planning started via Costa Rica Expert's website with a quick / easy questionnaire which included a helpful checklist, along with our preferred budget to work within. Personally LOVED this part, as it provided us with a helpful framework for our trip, without the hours of research ahead of time. Questionnaire covered our interest in activity type (i.e., hiking, massages, horseback riding, etc.) and destinations (i.e., Manuel Antonio, San Jose, etc.) which had detailed descriptions on the category of area (i.e., beach, mountains, cloud forest, etc.).

~24-48 hrs. later, had a 13-day itinerary in my inbox complete with transfers, hotels, and excursions based on the questionnaire. This was HUGE to me, as it made the visualization process super easy, and we could get an idea of what we loved or wanted to tweak (which turned out to be very little!) prior to discussing. From there, Aaron let us know we could call him directly or schedule a call anytime to review.

Did a video call w/ Aaron (super warm, friendly, and informative) who helped answer questions, and guide us on timing, as we were only about a month away. As timing was tight and hotels were booking up quickly, he did us a favor by putting a hold on them, while we made our decision (without forcing us to sign a contract / put money down) which not only made me feel more comfortable with him / the company but was also incredibly helpful.

From the minute we engaged with Aaron after filling out the checklist, through the planning, to being onsite throughout our trip, he was incredibly responsive and informative.

Our honeymoon trip itself was incredible, and truly the best trip either of us ever had. From the hotel selections to the ease of transfers to and from locations, to the excursion recommendations, there was truly nothing we felt wasn't absolutely spectacular. It also opened our eyes to areas / places we likely would not have found on our own.

Couldn't be more pleased with the decision to use Aaron and Costa Rica Experts, and will eagerly look forward to using them in the future.
Written February 15, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and detailing your experience! We are so glad you found the honeymoon planning process easy with Aaron - as you certainly had lots on your plate. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to coordinate such a special life event. Please let us know if we can arrange any future travel plans. All the best and congratulations!
Written April 13, 2022
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abbylD1015DS
6 contributions
May 2021
My husband and I didn't know where to start for planning our honeymoon to Costa Rica during a pandemic. We decided we needed help. Our travel agent basically picked our whole itinerary after talking to us on the phone for 2 hours about our budget and what we like. Every single hotel and activity blew our minds. We had an amazing, stress-free trip as every driver/tour guide was on time or early to get us to our next location. Every place we stayed was even better than we expected. We keep saying to each other how this might be the best trip we ever take in our lives. If we had to do it over again, there's absolutely nothing we would change. It was a perfect honeymoon!
Written June 13, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to hear your honeymoon was such a success and you were so impressed with each hotel and tour. Congratulations to you both! Please let us know if we can help with your next adventure!
Written September 24, 2021
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riceland
Asheville, NC591 contributions
Feb 2022
Eight of us went to CR Feb 2022 and we worked with Brandon of CR Experts and we had a great time. CR Experts arranged pickup at the airport and every 4-5 days as we traveled around the country. The nature events were with certified guides and everyone was excellent. The guides adjusted to what our interests were and we appreciated their flexibility. The hotel’s recommended were just right for our group which indicated that CRExperts listen to what we wanted and delivered. Organizing a trip for eight is never easy but CRExperts made it so and we HIGHLY recommend them for your trip.
Written April 13, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad you found that the hotels were just right for your group. We really appreciate your kind words and recommendation. All the best to you! Pura Vida!
Written April 21, 2022
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Jenni
Tucson, AZ15 contributions
Aug 2022
We couldn't be happier with the trip Costa Rica Experts put together for us for our 50th anniversary. Our family group was 7 people, ranging from 7 to 70. After hearing what we had in mind, they put together a trip including the Arenal volcano/ hot springs area, Monteverde cloud forest, and Manuel Antonio beach on the Pacific for 9 mights. The resorts were beautiful and the 6 excursions they selected and included in the trip were led by excellent guides and covered exactly what we were hoping to experience. The pacing was just right - always something interesting planned without feeling rushed. Having all private transfers was such a pleasure! And the staff, especially Aaron, were very responsive to all the questions we asked before the trip, enabling us to plan details from cash needed to packing to Covid rules. We would absolutely use Costa Rica Experts again for a future trip to Costa Rica.
Written September 6, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate your kind words and your detailing of your experience. It was a pleasure to help you. Please let us know if we can coordinate any future travel plans. Pura Vida!
Written October 21, 2022
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Bethany P
10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I would leave 10 stars if I could. Outstanding customer service. Of all my travels, I’ve never had such a relaxing, stress free trip where everything was simply taken care of from start to finish. It’s such a treat to have someone else plan all the details and save you the time and stress all while picking the best of the best of everything! Aaron Daker created an itinerary that had everything we were looking for and more. He made adjustments that catered to our requests. We got to see and do so much at the perfect pace! The accommodations, transfers, activities, meals, etc were all incredible. The hotels were even better in person than pictured. There were so many small touches that made everything exemplary and so well thought out (like our transfer stopping to take us to lunch in the middle of a 3hr drive after a long day of flying! We were hungry and this was so needed!). The start of our trip was delayed by one day due to cancelled flights. While we were dealing with the stress of rebooking flights, Costa Rica Experts and the Completely Costa Rica team bent over backwards to rearrange their end of the accommodations by adjusting our itinerary and to do everything possible to ensure we were absolutely taken care of! It was a huge blessing to be in such good hands while we were dealing with the nightmare at airport. They also were so quick to respond to email. The hotels and companies they partner with such as the transfers, tours, etc (specifically Jacamar Tours) have equally outstanding customer service. I’ve never met such friendly and kind people as I have in Costa Rica. This was mine and my husband’s delayed honeymoon that we were supposed to have in 2020. On our last night, I CRIED because I didn’t want to leave. Incredible, beautiful country. I hope I’m lucky enough to return to Costa Rica and to be able to use Costa Rica experts again! Visiting the country and experiencing Pura Vida was truly a life changing experience. My heart is so full!
Written July 26, 2022
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Oh, thank you so much for your kind words! We are so pleased we could help you coordinate your delayed honeymoon and help smooth over the hiccups along the way. It was a pleasure to work with you. We are equally pleased you enjoyed this beautiful country so much. Please let us know if we can coordinate any future travel plans. All the best to you! Pura Vida!
Written September 1, 2022
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Tessa B
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
We went to the guanacaste region for a week in August.. It was amazing. When I initially reached out to Costa Rica experts I indicated I wanted a good mix of activity but also relaxation. They set us up with an excellent all inclusive resort and the perfect mix of excursions for thrill and to experience the beautiful country. The trip was easily planned and confirmed. The company was quick to respond when I had questions and made travel super easy by informing us of all covid travel requirements into and out of country. It was all too easy and I would recommend them to anyone considering travel to Costa Rica, you won't be disappointed.
Written September 2, 2021
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Hi, Tessa! We're glad you found the planning process easy and felt well informed of the covid travel requirements. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. Please let us know if we can help coordinate your travel plans in the future!
Written September 24, 2021
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The Misadventurous Traveler
Chicago, IL10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We have used Costa Rica Experts for 4 vacations in Costa Rica. They have never disappointed and have always exceeded my expectations. Matt has always been my guy for arranging phenomenal properties for us to stay at and I really trust him. I believe he is now semi retired from this but I am going to continue to force him to make my arrangements. Exceptional. These guys actually saved our last vacation from going horribly bad with a fast rebooking from one unfriendly property to a great property where we ended our vacation. I have been very fortunate to have come across this agency and cannot recommend them enough if you want to see the real Costa Rica.
Written September 16, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased Matt could help you with all four of your Costa Rica vacations! It's been a pleasure to work with you. We really appreciate your kind words. Please let us know if we can help with any future travel plans. All the best!
Written October 21, 2022
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Polly H
Gloversville, NY595 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We used Costa Rica Experts to help plan our trip to Costa Rica. They were great in all respects. We had a general idea of what we wanted to do but needed help. They find out what your interests are, specific places you want to see, what your budge is, and put together a proposal. Due to the pandemic, our group of 5 wanted to avoid mass transportation but also the hassle of renting a car and driving. Costa Rica experts made all our hotel arrangements, private transportation and tours. Everything was included except tips. The price was fair and the service excellent. The transportation (mostly by Jacamar Tours) was always on time, reliable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Costa Rica Experts. They have staff in the US and also in San Jose.
Written April 13, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to detail your experience! We really appreciate your strong recommendation. Please let us know if we can help with any future travel plans. All the best to you!
Written April 21, 2022
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Elizabeth Satterfield
2 contributions
Mar 2022
We had a wonderful trip in March of 2022. There were four us: my husband and I and our two tweens. We spent 10 days in Costa Rica and everything was timed and precisely planned by Costa Rica Experts. We worked with Brandon to design the perfect trip for our family, given our budget, our interests and our "style of travel." He got it right. The hotels were quality, all of the transportation was timed perfectly and we had some of the nicest, most knowledgeable guides. When our travel down to CR got a little bit derailed and delayed significantly Brandon and the local office were still responsive. The pick up driver was welcoming and cheerful (having confessed to taking a nap while he waited for us) when we ended up arriving at 2 am. We would go back again and do it all over again. We loved our time in Costa Rica. I would highly recommend this company to others. Pura Vida!!
Written April 15, 2022
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Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for taking the time to review us, and share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your family vacation in Costa Rica despite your delay and that you were able to plan the perfect trip with Brandon. Please let us know if we can help coordinate any trips in the future. All the best to you! Pura Vida!
Written April 21, 2022
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Simon094
Santiago, Chile7 contributions
Jun 2022
Costa Rica Experts tailor made an itinerary for us and every thing was organized to the last detail with regards to transport, various tours etc.
All the hotels they booked were excellent and our 12 day holiday went without a single issue. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend and would definitely use again in the future.
Written July 14, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad your 12-day trip was perfect. It was a pleasure to help. Please let us know if we can help with any future travel plans. Pura Vida!
Written September 1, 2022
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