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Olman Romero

I was born in Turrialba, which is a region famous for the Guayabo Archeological Monument, it is the oldest and most important pre-hispanic archeological site in the country. Turrialba is also known for the Turrialba Volcano, and for having the best river in the country to do white water rafting, the Pacuare River. Since I was little I liked to experience new places and cultures, when I grew up and studied tourism I felt that people should be allowed to know the wonders that our country has to offer. I discovered many places in mountains, beaches, and cities of the country. Likewise, I love doing adventure activities such as zip lining, canyoning, rafting, climbing, and horseback riding. I have the experience of having done most activities that Costa Rica is known for, so I can really help travelers make the most of their time so they can have an unforgettable experience!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Family Experiences
Honeymoons
Adventure Travel
Self-drive adventure packages
Luxury Trips
Wellness & Yoga
Birdwatching"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I studied tourism in a technical school when I was 15 years old, during that time, I learned a lot about tourism in Costa Rica and its great diversity. During school, I traveled to many destinations such as beaches, volcanoes, rainforest, city, and many off the beaten path places, something I have continued doing even until today. There are so many amazing places that this country has to offer to all our guests and to travel and discover Costa Rica is truly a unique experience."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are many experiences! However, one of the best experiences was when I visited the Guanacaste Province on the North Pacific Coast for a week. During that week I rented a motorcycle and got to explore the many beaches their surroundings. I discovered beaches like Langosta, Brasilito, Conchal ( this beach is amazing!), Tamarindo and Playa Grande. I even was able to snorkel in Capitan Suizo Island and kayak in the ocean, and every day surprised me with incredible sunsets. It was an unforgettable experience."

Olman is part of the following groups: Costa Rica Travel Agents
Relaxing in the water
Unique Costa Rica: Honeymoon Memories in Paradise - 9 Days

Spend an unforgettable honeymoon in Costa Rica on this nine-day trip that mixes adrenaline-rushing adventure with plenty of beach relaxation. You'll explore the jungle, go rafting and horseback riding, go snorkeling on the coast, and more on this whirlwind getaway.

Go surfing in Tamarindo Beach
Discover Costa Rica: Highlights of Guanacaste - 8 Days

This eight-day itinerary is perfect for travelers seeking a balanced beach holiday, laced with organized day trips and free time by the water. Land in Liberia, the hub of Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, and head south to the popular surf town of Tamarindo Beach. Spend your days riding the waves, swimming, kayaking and snorkeling, and diving through the reefs of some of the most beautiful Pacific waters rich with exotic marine life. Bookmark day trips to Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and Rio Negro Hot Springs, Las Catalinas Islands, and Capitán Island, too. 

Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica Honeymoon Adventure: Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, & Tamarindo - 15 Days

Enjoy a 15-day honeymoon adventure that covers several of Costa Rica’s greatest outdoor destinations. Begin in the capital city for a welcome dinner, before heading to the Arenal region for river rafting, volcano hikes, scenic waterfalls, and more. Next, go snorkeling and kayaking in the ocean on the shores of beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Venture into the cloud forests of Monteverde to take suspension bridges and ziplines through the greenery, followed by downtime in Tamardino Beach to surf, sail, and relish magnificent sunsets.

Arenal Volcano
Costa Rica Outdoor Exploration: Monteverde, Arenal, Tortuguero - 9 Days

This is a special trip for nature lovers to satisfy the adventurer's soul. You will visit the most prominent places in Costa Rica and enjoy beautiful landscapes while experiencing the great variety of flora and fauna of this little paradise. A lot of outdoor adventure awaits you, combining exciting jungle exploration, interesting volcano hikes, boat safari with animal sightings, and beach leisure.

Yoga lessons
Nature & Yoga in Costa Rica: Tortuguero, Arenal, & the Pacific - 11 Days

This fantastic 11-day itinerary includes many of Costa Rica's greatest hits. You will venture into some of the country's most beautiful national parks to enjoy hikes, relax in hot springs, go on beach excursions, spot wildlife, and more. In this trip, you won't just be looking outwards, but also inwards, with wellness activities and yoga lessons. Waking up to the sound of waves and trying new poses with the Pacific Ocean in the backdrop will help you be even more mindful during this unique experience.

costa rica
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.

Recent trip reviews for Olman

Trip was amazing. However, I was a little dis... · Costa Rica - Jan 15 - Jan 29, 2022

Traveler: Joann B. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Trip was amazing. However, I was a little disappointed not to have gotten to meet Olman in person. He was very responsive to any questions and solved any issues immediately. He was absolutely correct about only needing one night in Jan Jose. I was a little worried about not having air conditioning in Tortuguero but it was no issue and we slept well. All of the meals provided were excellent. Most of the transportation was private - quite a luxury.
I think the one suggestion I might have is... read more

Trip was amazing. However, I was a little disappointed not to have gotten to meet Olman in person. He was very responsive to any questions and solved any issues immediately. He was absolutely correct about only needing one night in Jan Jose. I was a little worried about not having air conditioning in Tortuguero but it was no issue and we slept well. All of the meals provided were excellent. Most of the transportation was private - quite a luxury.
I think the one suggestion I might have is that the hiking around the Arenal Volcano was a little more exertional then described. My 75 year old husband struggled keeping up and it made us late for the hot springs that evening.
I ended up testing positive for Covid at the end of our trip in Tamarindo - what a beautiful place to be stuck! Olman once again assisted us as much as possible with getting testing and letters from the Minister of Health so that we could return to the US. He also assisted with making sure we had transportation back to the airport. The resort had one of the best breakfast buffets - beautifully located that I have ever been to. They were very accommodating delivering my breakfast every day while quarantining. The pools - the beach - just beautiful.

Hotel Reviews

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel

San José

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Seemed understaffed. Staff had trouble keeping the breakfast bar stocked. If you needed tea - good luck getting hot water. Not enough seating. Just unimpressive. No pool. We took a bus tour of the city - younger people could certainly just walk to attractions

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only stay one night

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Mawamba Lodge

Tortuguero

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Beautiful location. No air conditioning, no TV but big overhead fans. No hairdryers and no WIFI unless you were close to the main lodge. Food served at lodge was amazing Took the AM boat tour - guide was impressive and tried to find as much wildlife as she could - including monkeys, birds, and crocodiles - trip was very pleasant. Had to travel 1&1/2 hr to get back to the lodge - on the return trip it was pouring and we had to carry our own luggage up a hill to get to where the buses were parked. Had to pay to use the bathroom at the bus location and any food and drink was a bit overpriced.

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I would suggest that one night was enough to see everything

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Casa Luna Hotel & Spa

La Fortuna

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Surrounded by trees - beautiful - 4 hot tubs. Restaurant not impressive. Had fish one night and was not that good. Second night we went into town. Cute little town - could have explored more of it. We ate at Tabacon and the food was amazing. Had to take a cab to get into town from the hotel. Recommend the butterfly Took us 3 hours to hike around the volcano - my husband is 75 - not such a good knee and there was some climbing up and over large rocks. We got to the Tabacon Springs - it was dark and lighting was poor. We did not realize that we had to show our vaccine records and our health letter before they would even let us in - luckily I had brought them along

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I wish I had done the waterfall walk

Hotel Playa Espadilla

Manuel Antonio

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walking distance to the forest and the beach. Many restaurants within walking distance. Hotel was clean - lots of precautions. Pool was nice with swim up bar. Food - breakfast and other meals fantastic. The best fish tacos ever and I don't usually like fish tacos.

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Get the fish tacos

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El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde

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Beautiful location. Surprisingly cool due to elevation - I did not try the pool. Long walks up and down hills to get to breakfast but shuttle service was great. Breakfast was great.

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Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Tamarindo

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Most beautiful location. The view from the breakfast location was breathtaking. Monkeys in trees above. Howler monkeys could be seen and heard from our room in the early mornings, Many shops and restaurants in walking distance. Better then some Caribbean Island resorts I have stayed at.

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Spanish - but many English speaking staff

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Joan,

Thanks for your kind words.
I am disappointed too, I wanted to catch up with you. This time was not possible, however, I hope you will visit us again in the future to continue exploring our incredible country.

It was a pleasure for me to ensure you got the best experience in Costa Rica, thanks for your recommendations about specific activities and hotels.

Pura Vida!
Olman

The easiest trip I ever booked. My original ... · Costa Rica - May 18 - May 23, 2022

Traveler: Claudia A. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

The easiest trip I ever booked.
My original trip to Japan was canceled at the last moment (with another travel company) because Japan is still closed to tourists, and I really wanted to get away from work for a few days. It was so last minute, so I didn't think it would be possible. Luckily, I found Kimkim and they were incredibly easy to work with. After booking everything, I actually didn't think that I was done, I figured it would be more complicated, but it was soooo fast and easy to... read more

The easiest trip I ever booked.
My original trip to Japan was canceled at the last moment (with another travel company) because Japan is still closed to tourists, and I really wanted to get away from work for a few days. It was so last minute, so I didn't think it would be possible. Luckily, I found Kimkim and they were incredibly easy to work with. After booking everything, I actually didn't think that I was done, I figured it would be more complicated, but it was soooo fast and easy to book.
They really included all the things I loved. I would 100% recommend this for anyone that wants to travel but doesn't want to hassle researching transportation, hotels, etc.

Hotel Review

Autentico Hotel

San Jose

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Claudia,

Thanks for your review.
I am so happy to read you enjoyed your trip to our country.

I hope you will visit us again in the future to continue exploring this paradisiacal destination.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Great first trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - May 11 - May 22, 2022

Traveler: chari p. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

From the beginning, Olman listened to our wishes for the trip and worked hard to make our experience a memorable one. There were a few minor issues that were quickly resolved. While we were in Costa Rica, Olman was very responsive to questions we had. The excursions he arranged were great. We especially liked the ziplines in Monteverde. The hot springs of All the accomodations were first rate and contributed to our overall experience of Costa Rica. Would definitely use KimKim again. read more

From the beginning, Olman listened to our wishes for the trip and worked hard to make our experience a memorable one. There were a few minor issues that were quickly resolved. While we were in Costa Rica, Olman was very responsive to questions we had. The excursions he arranged were great. We especially liked the ziplines in Monteverde. The hot springs of All the accomodations were first rate and contributed to our overall experience of Costa Rica. Would definitely use KimKim again.

Hotel Reviews

Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport

Alajuela

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Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort

Fortuna

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Phenomenal property, would like a little more variety in the breakfast buffet, but the food was good. Loved all the hot pools!

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Hotel Koora at Monteverde

Monteverde

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The staff at Koora was second to none. From the moment arrived, they called us by name and made sure we were cared for. The food was great, view was exceptional. The room was like living in a treehouse.

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The staff were exceptional, everyone we encountered was top notch
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Amazing view from the restaurant

Espadilla Ocean Club

Manuel Antonio

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The villa had a Bohemian feel, not like a regular hotel. The outside shower and toilet were unexpected, but we adjusted. The beds were not comfortable. The parking was bad, just not enough space for 4 cars. The place was hard to find.

Tips for future travelers

Be sure to get clear directions before going

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beds were uncomfortable
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not many of the staff spoke English, so it was difficult to get information from them
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It was a further walk to the beach than shown in the villa information, had to wade through water to get to the beach, it would be better to have a walkway that goes over the water
Activity Reviews

Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining

Monteverde

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Great experience! All the guides were helpful, they paid great attention to detail and safety

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Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike

Costa Rica

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Danny was our guide and took a lot of time to help us to view the animals of the park. It was not a strenuous hike and we had time to enjoy the beach.

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Danny was excellent
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Coffee & Chocolate Tour

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Interesting to learn about chocolate and coffee, got to make our own chocolate

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Arenal Volcano National Park by Arenal Lake

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Elaina, our guide was amazing, a wealth of information. She clearly loves her job and is very enthusiastic. Miguel was our driver and Juan drove the boat. All were kind, helpful and made sure we enjoyed our visit.

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Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs

Arenal/La Fortuna

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The hot springs were amazing. Beautiful and relaxing. They could have used more help at the bar. There was only 1 bartender, to his credit, he worked quickly and stayed focused. The buffet meal was delicious.

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Damas Island Boat Tour

Manuel Antonio

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This is the only experience that we didn't like. It was not what we expected. We saw more of the amimals on the hike than on the boat tour. The breakfast was not good. The food was cold and seemed to be more of an afterthought.

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would like to have a made to order breakfast, our food was sitting on the table when we arrived and was not hot.
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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Chari,

Thanks for your kind words.
It was a pleasure helping you to organize a memorable trip to this incredible country.

I am so happy to know everything was perfect.

I am going to send all your reviews to each hotel and the service you experienced.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Gail

Well planned and well executed! · Costa Rica - Apr 11 - Apr 24, 2022

Traveler: Gail A. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

First of all, our many many thanks to Olman for organizing our trip and looking after us along the way when we had any inquiries!!!

We enjoyed Costa Rica thoroughly in spite of a lot of driving, we had time to rest and discover each area we went to.
I would highly recommend Tifakara Boutique Hotel as the room and staff were lovely and the chef outstanding! We wouldn't recommend the El Establo Mountain Hotel. Although the grounds are beautiful, the rooms had paper thin walls and... read more

First of all, our many many thanks to Olman for organizing our trip and looking after us along the way when we had any inquiries!!!

We enjoyed Costa Rica thoroughly in spite of a lot of driving, we had time to rest and discover each area we went to.
I would highly recommend Tifakara Boutique Hotel as the room and staff were lovely and the chef outstanding! We wouldn't recommend the El Establo Mountain Hotel. Although the grounds are beautiful, the rooms had paper thin walls and every word, whisper, movement could be heard day and night.
In addition we especially enjoyed Monteverde - and the Hanging Bridges and Ziplining in Selvatura Park as well as the lovely Nammbu Bungalows. I would recommend a great Argentinian restaurant only a 200 meter walk from there. We enjoyed the cocktails by the pool, but were disappointed inthe dinner in their dining room.

We will definitely use Kim kim again!

Hotel Review

Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis

La Fortuna

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Great room, with a feeling of being right in the middle of a forest, outstanding staff and chef. We also enjoyed a free night walk to view colorful frogs on the premises! Well located - away from crowds but easy driving access to all around.

Tips for future travelers

Enjoy!!!

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Couldn't ask for more
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Coffee machine, balcony, surroundings
Authenticity & Character

Very friendly and accommodating staff
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close to all by car but away from crowds, walking distance to waterfall
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Wildlife Boat Tour in Tortuguero

Tortuguero

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It's a longish drive, there from San Jose, so I would consider 2 nights rather than one - or not doing this tour the morning after a flight... But is was worthwhile. It was also amazing that KimKim arranged to have our car rental from a drop off spot so we didn't have to back track to San HOse just carry on travelling from there.

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All connections were quite well timed, just a wait for bus at port on way back
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On time
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Hotel was fine and everything went smoothly
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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Gail,

Thanks for your review.
We are so happy to know your experience in our country was terrific!

I hope you will visit us in the future to continue discovering unique destinations!

Pura Vida,
Olman

Our trip was absolutely lovely. · Costa Rica - Apr 4 - Apr 10, 2022

Traveler: Abby S. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Our trip was absolutely lovely. Olman did a great job of working with us during the planning process. He listened to our needs and found just the right properties. We did not get a final itinerary until 36 hours before we left. I am not used to such a short timeline. I have used KimKim before and have gotten our final itinerary at least a week in advance. It made me very nervous and did not allow me to look at the day trips to know what to pack etc. Makanda by the Sea (which Olman had highly... read more

Our trip was absolutely lovely. Olman did a great job of working with us during the planning process. He listened to our needs and found just the right properties. We did not get a final itinerary until 36 hours before we left. I am not used to such a short timeline. I have used KimKim before and have gotten our final itinerary at least a week in advance. It made me very nervous and did not allow me to look at the day trips to know what to pack etc. Makanda by the Sea (which Olman had highly recommended) was one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in. My son had the most spectacular room, all glass looking over the Pacific Ocean with monkeys and sloths traveling bye all day. The pool was blissful! The Lost Iguana was very nice but paled in comparison to Makanda. Olman did a great job and we had a great time.

Hotel Reviews

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

Fortuna

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The hotel is on beautiful grounds. The pool is lovely with a heated part that is a swim up bar. The swim up bar was over run with kids on our second day. The lighting in my son's room was very odd. Just one dim overhead light and a tiny LED by his bed with n o windows to speak of. Fortunately the amazing outdoor shower made up for it. The view from our suite was spectacular. The food was fine.

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It was very secluded which was nice but a little far for in town dining.
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The outdoor shower was spectacular. The lighting in the rooms could definitely be improved upon.
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We didn't have much interaction. But the ones we met were very nice.
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The grounds were beautiful

Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only

Manuel Antonio

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The most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed at. The pool was beautiful with a spectacular view. The staff were extraordinary. The food at the restaurant was delicious. We enjoyed the private beach. There were more animals around the pool than we saw anywhere else during our entire trip (monkeys, iguanas, sloths, toucans, macaws). Whatever we wanted all we had to do was ask. Our villa was absolutely breathtaking. My son's room was a glass cube with an amazing view of the pacific and sloths and monkeys swinging by all day.

Tips for future travelers

Don't hesitate.

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Arenal 1968 Volcano Hike & Visit to La Fortuna Waterfall

Arenal/La Fortuna

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We al learned a lot. The view form the top was spectacular.

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Loved the local restaurant that we went to. It had authentic Costa Rican fare.
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Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable.
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Zip Lining in Arenal Volcano

Arenal/La Fortuna

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The zip lines were very cool and fast. We had a great time. We would have liked to learn a bit more about the animals and area from the guides.

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It would have been nice if they would have told us more about the animals and rainforest.
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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Abby,

Thanks for your 5-star review!
I am so happy to read your family enjoyed our country.

Regarding Makanda, it is my favorite hotel, immerse in the tropical forest, with great amenities and unique service, there are not many hotels like Makanda around the world.

Best,
Olman

Gretchen

Kim Kim did everything right and fixed things... · Costa Rica - Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2021

Traveler: Gretchen D. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Kim Kim did everything right and fixed things that needed fixing. I am using them again for my trip to France. They just do it all and then you don't have to worry. I don't think I could have put things together myself. It is so seamless when they do it. It is worth every penny! read more

Kim Kim did everything right and fixed things that needed fixing. I am using them again for my trip to France. They just do it all and then you don't have to worry. I don't think I could have put things together myself. It is so seamless when they do it. It is worth every penny!

Hotel Review

Parque del Lago Boutique Hotel

San José

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The Hotel was lovely but San Jose is a rough city. The hotel is across from a nice museum and other is a HUGE park that my husband found for walking , running, biking and all activities. We had to be in San Jose to pick my son up at the airport.

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NIcely appointed
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Night Tour: Children's Eternal Forest

Monteverde

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Loved it. Just interesting

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Gretchen,

Thanks for your review.
We are so glad our service was according to your expectations.
Also, it is great to know you are planning a new trip with us to a new destination, I hope you will enjoy your vacation in France!

Pura Vida,
Olman

Jacqueline

A little adventure, a little relaxation, and a whole lot of love! · Costa Rica - Mar 8 - Mar 24, 2022

Traveler: Jacqueline R. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

When my wife and I started our search for a travel agent for Costa Rica, we specifically looked for agents based in Costa Rica to ensure we would have the best experience possible, and I am extremely grateful we found Olman and Kimkim!! Olman was friendly, knowledgeable, and very responsive!!! Prior to the trip,( “the planning/booking everything” stage) Olman was great about booking the best tours in each of our destinations, whether it was the canyoning in Arenal, the zip lining and Don Juan... read more

When my wife and I started our search for a travel agent for Costa Rica, we specifically looked for agents based in Costa Rica to ensure we would have the best experience possible, and I am extremely grateful we found Olman and Kimkim!! Olman was friendly, knowledgeable, and very responsive!!! Prior to the trip,( “the planning/booking everything” stage) Olman was great about booking the best tours in each of our destinations, whether it was the canyoning in Arenal, the zip lining and Don Juan coffee tour in Monteverde, or the nature walk in Manuel Antonio! While planning we hit a few snags and Olman presented us with options to make sure we were getting the best experience!! He kept in touch and answered all of the questions we asked! He made this stage painless and made us feel like we could relax as he booked everything from transportation and hotels to the excursions!! During the trip he could be reached at any time and was quick to respond if any issues arose!! He communicated and set up our Covid test and accommodated any unforeseen changes!! He was truly great and our 17-day Honeymoon was fantastic!!
Now a little more detail about our trip:
The Hotels: (Caveat, we chose most of these hotels, so these were not Olman or Kimkim’s fault, we just want to provide feedback for future travelers)
Park Inn by radisson in San Jose- was modern and clean. We would give it a 4/5.
Arenal Manoa in Arenal/La Fortuna-(our absolute favorite) was authentic, friendly, delicious food, absolutely stunning views, great pool, great spa, great service, just all around great and set our tone for the whole trip! (Beds were uncomfortable:beside that it was amazing) we give this hotel a 5/5!
Noah’s Forest in Arenal/La Fortuna- has the makings of a great hotel but the construction, broken pool, and meh food really took away from the experience…though the rooms were very nice—-they were modern, clean, and the bed were fantastic!! Every other hotel we stayed at had sucky beds, but these were great! We give This hotel 4/5
Poco a Poco Hotel in Monteverde- this hotel was not good…it was over hyped and we would definitely not recommend it. The hotel is beautiful and has the framework to be great, but the beds were uncomfortable, there was no privacy, it was very noisy, and the food mediocre at best. This hotel gets a 1/5.
La Mariposa Hotel in Manuel Antonio- This place has unparalleled views! We stayed in the full ocean view room and it was amazing! The views from our balcony were amazing, complete 180 degree view of the ocean and surrounding greenery/beaches! Amazing sunsets from our balcony as well! They have an incredible infinity pool with amazing views of the ocean and sunset! We had white face capuchin monkeys on our balcony and around the hotel, and each night at sunset we saw mated macaws fly overhead and land in nearby trees! It was amazing! The beds were horrid but the rest was great!!
Our absolute favorite experiences were:
Canyoning with Pure Trek in Arenal! This was absolutely incredible and extremely safe!!! Would 10 out of 10 recommended!! (We terrified of heights and we seriously LOVED this!)
Zip lining at Selventura Adventure Park in Monteverde: this was also incredible!! Very safe and best part is there stopping system which is WAY more gentle than any other zip lining I’ve ever done!
Our other top tours:
La Paz waterfall and Gardens
Horseback riding with Esteban to La Fortuna waterfall (absolutely worth the 500 stairs!)
Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano guided tour! Our guide went above and beyond in every way! After the hike he took us to a family owned restaurant,Posada River Celeste! It was absolutely incredible and we are kicking ourselves for forgetting his name because he was fantastic!
White water rafting with Jimmy(costa rica descents) was very fun and everyone was very friendly!
The coffee and chocolate tour in Monteverde was awesome! Very informative, delicious, and was able to meet Don Juan himself!! This organic family owned farm was well worth the visit!!!
All in all Costa Rica was amazing and was extremely welcoming!!! It had everything relaxation, beauty, and adventure!! We are definitely coming back and will definitely be booking with Olman and Kimkim again!!!

Hotel Reviews

Hotel & Spa Poco a Poco

Monteverde Costa Rica

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Overrated—-noisy, no privacy, bad massage, bad food…good location.

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Beds were not good, but it was clean
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Park Inn San Jose by Radisson

San José

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Modern, clean, beds were comfy enough, hot water was good, food was good. Not a lot of character.

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Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs

Fortuna

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Amazing views, authentic, genuine, great services, extra friendly and helpful, great spa, great pool, just all around amazing! Beds were not comfy but the rest seriously outweighed it!

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The views
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Very clean, beds not good
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Activity Reviews

San José to Arenal with visit to La Paz Waterfall

Costa Rica

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We were able to see a lot of animals and saw beautiful waterfalls!! (Macaws, parrots, ocelot, snakes, puma, jaguar)

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Arenal 1968 Hike & Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Great hike! Saw a yellow pit viper, it was a baby, toucans, great volcano views, leaf cutter ants, and lava rock fields! The hot springs were awesome! Just wish we would’ve had more time!

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Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Arenal/La Fortuna

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This was awesome! Not the boring trail horses you imagine! These horses had spirit and we were able to trot! The waterfall was absolutely stunning and you can swim there!!! The fresh pineapple afterwards was awesome!!

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Celeste River and Tenorio National Park Hike

Arenal/La Fortuna

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This was a beautiful tour!! Hard to explain the river beauty!! Our guide was incredible and went above and beyond! Went to a family owned restaurant called Posada River Celeste! Delicious food!

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Canyoning Adventure in Arenal Volcano

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

This was our favorite excursion! We both are terrified of heights and psyched ourselves out, but we are SOOO GLAD we did this!! It was incredible! It was also super safe! They have guides at the top and bottom to take control of anything we’re to go wrong!! Do this! So worth it!!

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Whitewater Rafting on the Balsa River Class II & III

Arenal/La Fortuna

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This was relaxing and exciting!! Great fresh fruit and awesome farm tour afterwards! Loved the food!

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Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining

Monteverde

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Activity Review

The zip lining was so fun!! Very safe and the stopping was way more gentle than any other zip lining I’ve ever done! We got to do two lines together which I had never done and was truly awesome! The bridges were very cool too!

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Coffee & Chocolate Tour in Monteverde

Monteverde

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Activity Review

Great coffee and chocolate!! Very informative! Great guide!! Was able to meet Don Juan! Love that it is a small family owned, non touristy tour!!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jacqueline & Starley,

I am so happy to know your honeymoon was an unforgettable experience.
You traveled for more than 2 weeks, so you had many day to experience the wonders of our country.

Thanks for sharing the pictures, all of them are great!
I hope you will visit Costa Rica in the future to explore new experiences!

Pura Vida,
Olman

Piotr

Perfect trip to Costarica.. · Costa Rica - Dec 26 - Jan 19, 2022

Traveler: Piotr R. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

It was absolutly perfect experience from the moment of planning the trip till the last day. Planning, thanks to Olman, was a smooth process and within a week we adjusted all hotels and activities. We travel a lot, but for the first timne all hotels were perfect-good value for money. When in Costarica we were still ocasionally in contact with Olman or local agency and they were very responsive. Once again we would like to thank Olman and Kimkim for fantastic vacations read more

It was absolutly perfect experience from the moment of planning the trip till the last day. Planning, thanks to Olman, was a smooth process and within a week we adjusted all hotels and activities. We travel a lot, but for the first timne all hotels were perfect-good value for money. When in Costarica we were still ocasionally in contact with Olman or local agency and they were very responsive. Once again we would like to thank Olman and Kimkim for fantastic vacations

Hotel Reviews

Gran Hotel Costa Rica

San José

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Hotel Arenal Springs Resort & Spa

Fortuna

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Activity Reviews

San Jose to Tortuguero - Manatus

Costa Rica

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Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Piotr,

Thanks a lot for your kind words.
We are so happy you had a great time exploring the most incredible destinations in our country.
You discovered our country from coast to coast, it was an itinerary I enjoyed planning for you.

I hope you will visit our country again in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica!! · Costa Rica - Mar 11 - Mar 19, 2022

Traveler: Marissa B. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica!! Olman really understood what we were looking from not only with the various excursions he helped us book, but for the hotels we stayed in as well - right up our alley! Olman took care of everything we needed and ensured we had a great experience. The only negative was that I wished the itinerary listed out which tour company was picking us up from the hotel for the excursions so we knew who to look out for and/or call to check in on status read more

We had an amazing trip to Costa Rica!! Olman really understood what we were looking from not only with the various excursions he helped us book, but for the hotels we stayed in as well - right up our alley! Olman took care of everything we needed and ensured we had a great experience. The only negative was that I wished the itinerary listed out which tour company was picking us up from the hotel for the excursions so we knew who to look out for and/or call to check in on status

Hotel Review

Hotel Belmar

Monteverde

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Hotel Review

Beautiful hotel. Great views and loved the sustainability aspect to everything (organic products, their own farm for fresh veggies/eggs/etc). Provided us with a welcome drink upon arrival and everyone was super friendly.

Location

Up a steep road but close to everything
Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Very friendly
Authenticity & Character

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Marissa,

Thanks for your excellent review.
I am so glad to know you had a terrific time in Costa Rica.

I enjoyed planning this trip for you, let's hope this was not the last one we planned together!

Cheers,
Olman

We had a wonderful trip organized by Olman · Costa Rica - Feb 17 - Feb 26, 2022

Traveler: Isabelle D. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We had a wonderful trip organized by Olman, who was always there to answer any question. Olman organized beautiful hotels and great activities for us to discover the country. The highlights of our trip were our transfer to Tortugueros with Jonathan, who stopped to show us a sloth on an electric pole, and told us about the banana plantations - I'll never look at a banana the same way! White water rafting with Orlando was amazing. I recommend doing a night walk as well, you get to see sleeping... read more

We had a wonderful trip organized by Olman, who was always there to answer any question. Olman organized beautiful hotels and great activities for us to discover the country. The highlights of our trip were our transfer to Tortugueros with Jonathan, who stopped to show us a sloth on an electric pole, and told us about the banana plantations - I'll never look at a banana the same way! White water rafting with Orlando was amazing. I recommend doing a night walk as well, you get to see sleeping and nocturnal animals, for example a scorpion that shines in black light. In Manuel Antonio, we saw a mother and baby humpback whale on the catamaran tour. The fresh tropical fruit is so tasty! It was a wonderful trip, I highly recommend booking here!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Isabelle,

Thanks for your review.
We are all so happy to know your family had a wonderful try in Costa Rica!

I see you have enjoyed a lot your trip, thanks a lot for your recommendations, let's hope this was not the last time visiting the tropics!

Pura Vida,
Olman

Olman went beyond the scope of his duties to ... · Costa Rica - Feb 7 - Feb 21, 2022

Traveler: Marci R. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman went beyond the scope of his duties to help us have the best trip possible. Also, so responsive and friendly. You can tell that he really enjoys helping people and wants the best for you. He also checked in on us during the trip which I've never experienced with any other agency. read more

Olman went beyond the scope of his duties to help us have the best trip possible. Also, so responsive and friendly. You can tell that he really enjoys helping people and wants the best for you. He also checked in on us during the trip which I've never experienced with any other agency.

Hotel Review

Tifakara Boutique Hotel & Birding Oasis

La Fortuna

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Hotel Review

We loved everything about this place, especially Fernando and Daniella and the kitchen staff. It was quaint, clean, had a lovely little night tour where we saw a ton of frogs (including the poison dart frog), nice breakfast, outdoor shower which was covered so no debris was in there. Saw birds and monkeys outside our room. Walked up the street to the waterfall attraction. Our favorite spot out of the 4 places we stayed in and would definitely go back.

Tips for future travelers

Don't think twice about this place. It's a must-stay kinda place.

Location

Walking distance to waterfall. Free night time tour on premises.
Cleanliness & Comfort

Felt like new
Staff

The sweetest staff we met over our 2 weeks in the country.
Authenticity & Character

Authentic food, local decor, locals working there.
Activity Review

Arenal 1968 Hike & Visit to Ecotermales Hot Springs

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

On time, friendly tour guide.

Food

Buffet
Transport

Flexible to our schedule
Guides, drivers and staff

Friendly
Quality of Experience

Ease, accomodating tourguide - we wanted to leave earlier and they made arrangements,
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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Marci,

Thanks for your excellent review.
I am so happy to know you had a great time in our country.

I hope this is not going to be your last time in Costa Rica.

Pura Vida,
Olman

Pura Vida Trip Planned by Olman · Costa Rica - Feb 11 - Feb 17, 2022

Traveler: Merlita G. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica very much! We originally scheduled the trip pre-covid and were able to reschedule the trip with Olman when we were ready. Olman was kind, patience and accommodating. His guidance and recommendations were exactly what we were looking for. Thanks Olman! When we plan on another trip to Costa Rica, we will definitely be working with Olman again. read more

My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica very much! We originally scheduled the trip pre-covid and were able to reschedule the trip with Olman when we were ready. Olman was kind, patience and accommodating. His guidance and recommendations were exactly what we were looking for. Thanks Olman! When we plan on another trip to Costa Rica, we will definitely be working with Olman again.

Hotel Review

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Fortuna

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Hotel Review

The Tabacon resort and spa was the perfect escape for my husband and I. We enjoyed our luxurious suite, spa and thermal hot springs.

Tips for future travelers

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Activity Review

Zip Lining - Hanging Bridges & Aerial Tram

Arenal/La Fortuna

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This was such an amazing experience. We had Ray as our guide and he was such a cool guy with an eye and ear for all things in the jungle. He showed us a lot of wild life and made the hike interesting and fun. The hanging bridges were really cool and the zip lining adventure was a heart-racing, memorable experience. My favorite one was the second to the last zip line which was 1/2 a mile long with beautiful views of the landscape and lake. Highly recommend!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Merlita,

Thanks for your kinds words.

I am so happy to read Roos and you had a great time in Costa Rica.
You waited many months to discover our country, let's hope this was not the last time visiting us.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Photography in Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Feb 1 - Feb 8, 2022

Traveler: Marilyn M. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Overall this was a very good trip. Two of the three hotels were extraordinary with excellent meals and service. Costa Rican people are very friendly and helpful. Our only disappointment was that wildlife viewing was very difficult to get good photos. We took several nature tours and all offered much of the same with little chance of capturing good photographs. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and group size was small. There were many good restaurants in every place we visited. We... read more

Overall this was a very good trip. Two of the three hotels were extraordinary with excellent meals and service. Costa Rican people are very friendly and helpful. Our only disappointment was that wildlife viewing was very difficult to get good photos. We took several nature tours and all offered much of the same with little chance of capturing good photographs. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and group size was small. There were many good restaurants in every place we visited. We had no interaction with our local specialist Olman during the week. The schedule he planned for us went very smoothly and almost all the local contacts and transportation services were punctual.

Hotel Review

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Fortuna

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Location

Too far from La Fortuna
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Guided Hike in Arenal Volcano Park 1968

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

Great views of volcano and interesting geology. Slightly difficult hike but very enjoyable. Guide was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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Everything was truly great. Only issue we had... · Costa Rica - Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2022

Traveler: Jeff S. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Everything was truly great. Only issue we had was the reservation for the ride back to the airport. Our car came at 8AM when it probably should have come at 10. We were sitting at the airport for 5 hours.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for your nice review, I am happy to know your family had a great experience in Costa Rica.
Concerning the transfer back to San Jose, our intention was you would not have delays on your way back to San Jose, many times people spend 5 hours getting from Manuel Antonio to the airport because of traffic delays, we did not want you to miss your international flight, so I hope it was not inconvenient at the end.

Thanks for trusting in us.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Paradise! · Costa Rica - Dec 25 - Jan 5, 2022

Traveler: Danielle M. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Everything was fantastic! Olman did an incredible job answering all my questions about places to stay and excursions to take. Every detail was planned and made the trip stress free. We had an incredible room at each of our destinations and I would credit Olman in making that happen. I highly recommend using KimKim. It made traveling to a country we weren't familiar with very easy and comfortable. We are very pleased with everything!! read more

Everything was fantastic! Olman did an incredible job answering all my questions about places to stay and excursions to take. Every detail was planned and made the trip stress free. We had an incredible room at each of our destinations and I would credit Olman in making that happen. I highly recommend using KimKim. It made traveling to a country we weren't familiar with very easy and comfortable. We are very pleased with everything!!

Hotel Reviews

Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport

Alajuela

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Hotel Review

super convenient airport shuttle! perfect place to stay for quick layover before our adventure. The hotel was very clean and breakfast was perfect

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Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Fortuna

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Hotel Review

This place is absolutely magical!! We truly enjoyed everything about this hotel except for the lack of water pressure in the shower. That was disappointing, but it by no means ruined our trip. The robes to walk around in were a very nice touch. The restaurants on site were really good and the signature drinks were fun to try. Shang ri La Gardens- the adult section for hotel guests only was incredible. We spent a very large amount of time there. We loved the server Adrianna. She was fantastic. The little cabanas to rest in were perfect. It was so quiet and calming. Incredible!!

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Hotel La Mariposa

Manuel Antonio

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Hotel Review

What a view! This hotel was amazing and had the best views in the area. The food was great and the customer service at the pool bar and the restaurant were top notch. We were very pleased and would definitely return to La Mariposa without hesitation. It was the perfect location to get around the area and walking distance to so many restaurants and shops. The free shuttle to and from Manuel Antonio was convenient, and the city bus was great too! We enjoyed our room and the panoramic views it provided us. Every afternoon after our excursions we looked forward to relaxing by the pool for a few hours then up to our room to watch the sunset. Amazing!! Photos don't do this place justice. Andres and Harvy at the pool bar were very attentive and Christian at La Papillion Restaurant went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much for the outstanding customer service!!

Tips for future travelers

Just relax and chose this place. You will not be disappointed at all!!

Location

perfect! we could walk to at least 10 different restaurants and the city bus was so easy and clean to use
Cleanliness & Comfort

very clean and extremely comfortable, especially the padded sun loungers by the pool under the canopyt
Staff

everyone was so nice and attentive
Authenticity & Character

Beautifully manicured and very clean
Activity Reviews

Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling Tour

Manuel Antonio

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Activity Review

The boat was very spacious and clean. There were 2 waterslides that some enjoyed. Our captain even spotted some whales so we were able to see 2 whales on our sail. That was a pleasant surprise. The lunch they served was phenominal! The food was very good and they served plenty of it.

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Savegre Whitewater Rafting

Manuel Antonio

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The guys were so friendly and enthusiastic! I felt safe the whole time in the water and the hike to the waterfall was really nice. We even enjoyed the open air truck ride up to the river. Awesome experience on my 40th birthday!

Food

the restaurant we stopped at for lunch was delicious and the food was nearly ready for us when we got there. The company calls ahead to put our order in. That is a great way to be mindful of time.
Transport

loved the open air truck ride
Guides, drivers and staff

very friendly and enthusiastic
Quality of Experience

great time!

Arenal - San Jose - Visit La Paz Waterfall

Costa Rica

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Activity Review

Absolutely stunning! We couldn't believe how beautiful this park was. The falls, hummingbirds, and landscape was incredible. It was so peaceful.

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Arenal Volcano National Park by Arenal Lake

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

This was a wonderful boat ride and a very relaxing. The hike down to the boat ride was also very nice! We saw some birds and a sloth on the hike.

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Arenal Hanging Bridges & Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

We had a great time! The hanging bridges were so fun! The hike through the rainforest was beautiful! Our guide showed us 4 different poisonous snakes on the way. Super cool! We went for a nice authentic Costa Rican lunch after were was fabulous as well.

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Surf Lesson

Manuel Antonio

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Activity Review

We had a great time learning to surf! The guys were very patient with me and my inability to figure it out! lol! My husband had a blast and I gave up after about an hour, but that was just fine for me. I sat in a lounge chair and enjoyed a wonderful passionfruit margarita in the shade that was provided by the surf club. No worries;) Pura Vida

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9-day Costa Rican Natural Wonders · Costa Rica - Nov 15 - Nov 23, 2021

Traveler: Alda Bernice M. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

In Arenal/Fortuna we took a Traditional Cooking Class at the Arenal Vida Campesina, a family-owned organic farm, where we learned to cook "verduras salteadas con pasta de achiote" over a wood-fire stove. We hiked (Canoa Aventura) and rafted (Costa Rica Descents) at the Arenal Volcano and la Fortuna Falls. The Tabacon hot springs with dinner was an amazing, relaxing experience.

Ziplined and hiked the Cloud Forest hanging bridges; and took a Night Walk (Selvatura Adventure Park) in Monteverde.... read more

In Arenal/Fortuna we took a Traditional Cooking Class at the Arenal Vida Campesina, a family-owned organic farm, where we learned to cook "verduras salteadas con pasta de achiote" over a wood-fire stove. We hiked (Canoa Aventura) and rafted (Costa Rica Descents) at the Arenal Volcano and la Fortuna Falls. The Tabacon hot springs with dinner was an amazing, relaxing experience.

Ziplined and hiked the Cloud Forest hanging bridges; and took a Night Walk (Selvatura Adventure Park) in Monteverde. On the trip from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio, we took a detour to the Jungle Crocodile Safari (Jose's Crocodile Safari & Bird Watching Tour) a must see, along the Tarcoles River.

We spent our last few days in Manuel Antonio, where we were awakened in the morning with the roars of the howler monkeys. What a story to tell!

In addition to our need for adventure, my son and I wanted some relaxation time, so we stayed at resorts: Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs; El Establo; La Mariposa; and Park Inn San Jose Hotel (1 night). All provided excellent accommodations, service, and restaurants. Breakfasts were included at all accommodations. The Arenal Manoa is a couple of miles from the town on a highway, so no hiking into town. Did not feel we missed anything as our excursions usually included lunch and/or dinner. The Establo hotel is located on a hill, so hotel transport is provided to/from the rooms to the reception/breakfast areas. There was a small glitch in our reservation for the La Mariposa, however, the front desk staff accommodated us with cocktails, while we waited. In addition, they arranged for us to have an in-room COVID test prior to checking out. A shout-out to the front desk clerk at the Park Inn San Jose Hotel, who took it upon herself to provide us a take-away breakfast snack as we were leaving at 5:00am the following morning.

Two changes I would make to our trip: (1) the transfer from Manuel Antonio was a 6.5 hr. drive, which meant we did not arrive into San Jose until almost 8:00 pm. (2) Manuel Antonio is known for the howler monkeys, I think I would have liked to have stayed in one of the cabanas at the Howler Monkey Hotel, near the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.

Hotel Review

Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs

Fortuna

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Great staff, great food, great service, and amazing massages.

Tips for future travelers

We booked a lot of excursions so we were content to be away from town. If someone is planning to spend time in town, they might want to be closer or have access to a car.

Location

Loved that we were in a rain forest with a view of the Arenal Volcano. Great way to start our adventure.
Cleanliness & Comfort

Rooms were clean upon entry; rooms were spacious.
Staff

Service at the restaurant was excellent; as well as, the massage therapists.
Authenticity & Character

The hotel is located in a tropical forest with a variety of birds and wildlife . We had a celebration dinner at the restaurant, which was 5-star presentation and taste.
Activity Review

Monteverde Hanging Bridges + Zip Lining

Monteverde

Overall Rating
Activity Review

The ziplining crew was amazing. They provided constant support and encouragement for everyone in the group; and they were constantly mindful of creating a positive fun experience.

Transport

Equipment was well-maintained and secure.
Guides, drivers and staff

Knowledgeable and professional on every level.
Quality of Experience

1st timer and I am looking forward to trying this again.
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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Alda,

Thanks for your complete review.
I am happy to know your family enjoyed your visit to our country.

I see you have great experiences to tell other people about your experience in Costa Rica, I hope this was not the last time you explore amazing Costa Rica!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Wendy

What an amazing trip! · Costa Rica - Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2021

Traveler: Wendy S. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica planned by Olman (through KimKim). From start to finish the whole experience was easy and seamless. Olman was extremely responsive to our requests during our planning and made every modification that we requested. When we were on our trip, every reservation was waiting for us without any issues. KimKim and Olman made this trip absolutely stress-free for us.

First, our driver Roy. We decided to use a driver for our trip so that we didn't have to deal... read more

We had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica planned by Olman (through KimKim). From start to finish the whole experience was easy and seamless. Olman was extremely responsive to our requests during our planning and made every modification that we requested. When we were on our trip, every reservation was waiting for us without any issues. KimKim and Olman made this trip absolutely stress-free for us.

First, our driver Roy. We decided to use a driver for our trip so that we didn't have to deal with renting a car and navigating from city to city (3, 4, 5 hour drives), so we hired Roy as our driver and that was a GREAT decision. Roy was professional, easy-going, and SO FUN. He has a great personality and just made our trip so fun and effortless. Roy drove us everywhere and accompanied us on many of our day trips. He was part of our family for 10 days and we truly loved having him. He definitely gave us space to do our own thing, so even though he was with us a lot it was a good balance. I cannot recommend Roy highly enough - such a gem.

Stop 1: Manuel Antonio. The Parador Resort/Hotel was wonderful. It was a luxurious resort - great food, lovely staff, beautiful property and great rooms. It was a sure treat. Manuel Antonio itself was just okay in my opinion. We went on a sunset catamaran cruise and it was also only ok. It was very crowded, very loud and very party-like (not what we wanted). Overall, we felt that Manual Antonio was very touristy and busy, and after going to Arenal and Monteverde I'd put it last on my list of favorites. Glad we went there first...

We then drove from Manuel Antonio to Arenal (5 hour drive - while long, it's a lovely drive)

Arenal: We stayed at Las Lomas de Volcan Hotel for 4 nights. This is also a lovely property. Our family had our own cabana/room and it was very nice. The property itself was lovely and the hotel restaurant was delicious. The cabanas themselves are comfortable. While in Arenal we did horseback riding to the waterfall and white water rafting - both were very fun. We also spent a day volunteering at Proyecto Asis. My family loves animals so this was really fun for us. We also took a cooking class one evening and that was really fun. We made tortillas and ceviche (and they'd already cooked the rest of the food) but it was a great experience. We really enjoyed Arenal overall. There's a lot to do and it was all really enjoyable.

Monteverde: We stayed at Koora Hotel, which was hands down the most wonderful hotel I've ever stayed at. It is a boutique hotel with only 14 rooms and it was AMAZING. The service, the accommodations, the food, the view... everything was absolutely top-notch. This is not a resort so there's not a pool or other amenities so I wouldn't necessarily recommend this for families with young children. My kids are 12 and 15 and they loved it. We had a two-level family unit so it was extremely spacious and comfortable. It was a splurge for sure, but it was worth it. This hotel was a total highlight for us.

Monteverde was top of our list overall. The surroundings are beautiful and we just really enjoyed being there. We did ziplining and went to a sloth sanctuary - both were family favorites for us.

Overall, it was an absolutely amazing trip. My blood pressure stayed at a constant low level for 10 days so there you have it :)

Hotel Review

Hotel Koora at Monteverde

Monteverde

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Hotel Review

This hotel was hands down the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at. This is not a resort (no pool, spa or other similar amenities). It's a boutique property with just 14 rooms and it is absolute paradise. From the second we walked in the door the staff was nothing short of amazing. They exude warmth and professionalism. The family unit we stayed in was so lovely. It had two levels (it's like a mini apartment) and it was just so comfortable, light-filled, and spacious. The food at the hotel was wonderful. The view was breathtaking. The service was impeccable. I cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Tips for future travelers

Do it! It's worth the extra money to stay here. It's a total treat.

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Activity Review

Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall

Arenal/La Fortuna

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Activity Review

This was a really fun experience. The guides were excellent and really helped us out.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Wendy!

What a great experience!
Our team is so happy to know you had an unforgettable trip to our country.

I enjoy planning your vacation from beginning to end, unique experiences, and personalized services.

We hope this not going to be the last trip with us!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Amazing vacation through kimkim! · Costa Rica - Dec 18 - Dec 26, 2021

Traveler: senthil r. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

What an amazing vacation through kimkim! Right from airport pick up to drop off and everything I’m between we had the best experience at Costa Rica. The outfitters they arranged for the activities such as zip lining, canyoning & rafting were perfect. A special mention to Olman who was our advisor. He’s been nothing but awesome! We had some changes to itineraries, flight cancellations etc and he helped our group throughout!

Would Highly recommend kimkim for anyone looking for future trips!... read more

What an amazing vacation through kimkim! Right from airport pick up to drop off and everything I’m between we had the best experience at Costa Rica. The outfitters they arranged for the activities such as zip lining, canyoning & rafting were perfect. A special mention to Olman who was our advisor. He’s been nothing but awesome! We had some changes to itineraries, flight cancellations etc and he helped our group throughout!

Would Highly recommend kimkim for anyone looking for future trips!

Thanks
Tina

Hotel Review

Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

Fortuna

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Hotel Review

It’s good not great! Would take a star or even 2 away for the distance from everything. Also inside the resorts it rough to get around

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Tina,

I want to thank your family for trusting in us to plan a terrific time in Costa Rica.
We are all very happy knowing everything was perfect.

I hope you will visit our country in the future again!

Pura Vida to all your family!

Amazing Trip! · Costa Rica - Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2021

Traveler: William V. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

He was fantastic! Planned an amazing trip for us that kept us busy but also had some downtime to enjoy and relax. The selected tours were top notch and we highly recommend them to anyone looking to see the best of Costa Rica!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello William,

Thanks for your kind words.
I really enjoyed planning your trip to Costa Rica.

I hope this is not going to be the last time you visit our country.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Costa Rica! · Costa Rica - Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2021

Traveler: Thomas S. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We really really enjoyed the trip that Olman set up for us! He listened to our needs and asks and executed everything so well!

Orlando, Alberto, Minor, Andres are just a few of the many great people/guides we met on our trip! Thank you so much to them.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Thomas,

Thanks for your kind words.
We are so happy you had a great time in Costa Rica.

We hope this is not going to be the last time you visit our country.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Chaitra

Thank you kimkim and our guide Olman. We had ... · Costa Rica - Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021

Traveler: Chaitra P. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Thank you kimkim and our guide Olman. We had a wonderful 10 days trip to Costa Rica. Our guide worked with us with in a very short period we had and planned any amazing vacation. We had the best hotels and best adventures. Just as we expected.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Chaitra,

We are so happy to know your 10 days in Costa Rica were terrific!
We really want to thank you for trusting in us.

Let's hope this is not going to be your first and last visit to our country.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Every place we visited had its own special me... · Costa Rica - Nov 6 - Nov 20, 2021

Traveler: Angela P. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Every place we visited had its own special memories. The very first, Guachipelin, interesting as a working farm, complete with oxen team. We loved the freedom of walking to the beautiful waterfall onsite, made unforgettable partly because of the blue morpho flitting about!
Our driver Roy was very well spoken and knowledgeable, answering all our questions en route from Rincón de la Vieja to La Fortuna. Super food stop at Café y Macadamia.
Wildlife tours, especially the night one, were eye... read more

Every place we visited had its own special memories. The very first, Guachipelin, interesting as a working farm, complete with oxen team. We loved the freedom of walking to the beautiful waterfall onsite, made unforgettable partly because of the blue morpho flitting about!
Our driver Roy was very well spoken and knowledgeable, answering all our questions en route from Rincón de la Vieja to La Fortuna. Super food stop at Café y Macadamia.
Wildlife tours, especially the night one, were eye openers! Our night tour guide was so excited it was contagious. Finding a tiny hidden rufous-eyed green frog by its sound blew me away! The pit vipers were very cool too.
Canal Négra tour guide, Joe, was super keen and full of info.
Tabacón Hot Springs on a cool evening - heaven!
My personal fave was The Monteverdi Eco Lodge. We were offered a complimentary upgrade with a second floor balcony. Staff was super friendly and professional. Food was exceptionally fresh and tasty! The pool was beautiful and private and not busy at all during our stay.
Having a driver take us to and from La Fortuna made for a nice change of scenery and gave us lots of time to eat at Viquez Soda and walk around the town. ( check out the chocolate shop!)
The final five days at Tulemar and Manuel Antonio Park, were unforgettable! Beautiful gardens, old growth tree forest, hanging bridges, a glorious beach, and enough stairs and hills to get anyone in shape! Raúl, the concierge at our villa studio, was invaluable.
Almost forgot - The cooking class afternoon with Stephanie and our guide Henry, was great fun - and a whole new area for beautiful scenery!
Also, the coffee plantation tour with Andrès (at Don Juan)kept us engaged and laughing the whole while. Can he bring out the fun in everyone!
All in all,
Olman did a terrific job getting us prime accommodations in every location. The balance of tours, travel and chill time was good for us. Our first trip to Costa Rica! Hopefully not our last!
Many thanks to the Ticos and Ticas who made this trip so special!
PURA VIDA!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Angela,

Thanks for your kind words and excellent review about each activity, transfer, hotel you enjoyed during your visit to our country.

I am sure this review will let a great idea to new travelers about what to expect of Costa Rica.

I hope you will visit this paradisaical country in the future, I will be more than glad to offer a new experience.

Pura Vida!!
Olman

Costa Rica Vacation Oct 2021 · Costa Rica - Oct 18 - Oct 24, 2021

Traveler: Sundaravalli M. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

I just wanted a getaway with my son and told Olman that I was interested in natural attractions. Olman did an outstanding job right from responding to all my questions, to picking up from the airport, the local hotels, guides, attractions, food arrangements and last but not the least Covid testing services for us to fly back to USA. I have nothing but praise for the way the tour was organized. I’m a pure vegetarian and Olman took care of that and provided guides who could speak English all the way. Outstanding trip filled with memories. Thank you Olman

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sundaravalli,

Thanks for your kind review about your experience in Costa Rica.
I am very happy you enjoyed your visit to our country with your son, all the team did our best to make this trip unforgettable.

We hope to plan together another unique experience in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

The Cloud Forest is in my dreams · Costa Rica - Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2021

Traveler: Kathy H. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

It was an incredibly amazing treat to visit Costa Rica – There are so many wonderful things to describe I am not sure where to begin. First of all Costa Rica is in Central America with coastlines on the Caribbean and the pacific ocean complete with volcanos, rain forests and most impressively, Cloud Forests! My camera could not capture the unique view of the cloud forest – I will try to describe it: totally lush forests on the mountainside with the clouds visible and the trees up above the... read more

It was an incredibly amazing treat to visit Costa Rica – There are so many wonderful things to describe I am not sure where to begin. First of all Costa Rica is in Central America with coastlines on the Caribbean and the pacific ocean complete with volcanos, rain forests and most impressively, Cloud Forests! My camera could not capture the unique view of the cloud forest – I will try to describe it: totally lush forests on the mountainside with the clouds visible and the trees up above the clouds! The air is thin because it is a high elevation. This is where the zip lining occurred. This is no ordinary zip line my friends! This is way up high and the lines are very long. I loved to hold on to the middle and turn around to look at the vastness of the cloud forest as I sped past. Again and again Zoila and I zip lined until there were no more lines

But woah! I am getting ahead of things!
We landed in San Jose and were picked up right on time and transported to our hotel. Early morning bus ride to the Caribbean coast to a village called Tortuguero; named because various sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand here.
We view the wildlife from the lagoons in the day time and at night I went out to the beach to view the giant greenback female turtle lay her eggs in the hole that she had dug and then she buried them with her back flippers. The poor girl was quite tired . We also saw a different turtle make her way back to the ocean; her tracks looking like a small tractor passed through. The next day back on the boat to traverse the lagoons – Lush is the only word that applies here if not totally peaceful and serene too.

W We stopped for lunch at this very picturesque stream.
I want to add that I tried new food and I did not have a bad meal once. The food is delicious! From this lovely place a van took us to the base of the Arenal Volcano where we stayed at the Casa Luna hotel and spa.

The volcano from our balcony at Casa Luna.

I am in the back of this raft on the right having a fabulous time!!

Jose was the captain of our raft and was tremendous! So much fun!

Continuing on – the next day I relaxed by the pool and swam laps while enjoying lunch poolside. Later we both had a really interesting chocolate and coffee tour of the Don Juan plantation We got to make our own flavored chocolate! That evening I pampered myself with an aroma therapy massage in the most sublime setting of one wall open to the lush plants with the sound of rain gently falling. Slept really well that night. Then we said fairwell to the volcano and the village of La Fortuna. Everyone was super warm and welcoming. Melvin, at the font desk was the best.

Another on-time transport to take us up to the Cloud Forest of Monteverde! Where I started my story.
An example of the lush path we walked between the zip lines

After the ziplining we visited the butterfly house and the habitat where they care for the sloths that they rescued. This is where I was able to obtain some photos you could actually see what they looked like instead of a bunch of leaves in the trees.

The fellow travelers I met along the way were also part of the benefits of this marvelous journey into Pura Vida – this is the saying heard everywhere which is loosely translated as live your best life and do not worry. Don’t worry be happy Here I was on a night walk with a young couple from Isreal. In Tortuguero a really fun couple from Barcelona. I saw birds and vipers, and spiders but my camera was quite lacking. The air was cool so my sweatshirt came in handy.
Beautiful final view of the cloud forest at breakfast and then we were picked up for the next destination: The pacific ocean and the Manual Antonio park. We were at a hotel where you could walk to the beach and the restaurant had a lovely view and the sound of the waves added to the ambiance. Andreana was my favorite waitress at this locale. I also swam in the ocean and their pool.

It is a very tough decision to decide what, out of all the truly wonderful things we did and saw, was the best, but I have to say it was the humpback whales! Zoila and I were picked up and taken to an office where we went out in the ocean waters and got on a boat to go out to see if we could possibly ee any view whales. And we did!! We saw a male, a female and her baby! Swimming together and surfacing near us then they would move away and surface a little ways out. We watched them for a very long time just transfixed with the sight – everyone yelling when we spyed them! Dylan our guide, was very informative about the whales, turtles, birds and the whole area.
Finally shopping at the marina in Quepos town prior to the transport back to San Jose to a totally modern hotel complete with room service. Then to the airport and home to Chicago. I wish everyone could experience the remarkable Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

Two weeks in Costa Rica - perfect blend of adventure and nature · Costa Rica - Jul 31 - Aug 14, 2021

Traveler: Andreas C. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We spent the first two weeks of August in Costa Rica. We organised the trip through the KimKim platform which connected us with Olman at the local Amazilia agency. Within a few hours of submitting our request, Olman provided a full program for our trip, across 14 days, 5 regions and 10+ activities. He also helped us with changing some of the hotels and experiences, based on the research we had done online. The KimKim platform was super easy to use, both in terms of the detailed information... read more

We spent the first two weeks of August in Costa Rica. We organised the trip through the KimKim platform which connected us with Olman at the local Amazilia agency. Within a few hours of submitting our request, Olman provided a full program for our trip, across 14 days, 5 regions and 10+ activities. He also helped us with changing some of the hotels and experiences, based on the research we had done online. The KimKim platform was super easy to use, both in terms of the detailed information of the trip, and a chat interface to communicate with the agency. Most of the activities booked were with high-end suppliers (there is a ton of choice for activities in Costa Rica, so it pays to have a local expert), with only one being sub-par (the trip to Irazu)

During the trip, Olman was there to help us at every inquiry, and was genuinely easy to work with and responsive within a couple of hours. There was a couple of miscommunication issues with the local activity suppliers, and they were resolved to our satisfaction both times.

One major area of improvement I suggest is for Olman / Amazilia to provide transparency regarding the activity supplier. In all cases, the supplier was listed as Amazilia, when in practice the activity was subcontracted to a local supplier. That meant we weren't able to research the activity supplier online (and choose a different one, as we did with hotels in some cases). It also meant that we couldn't identify the supplier in case there was a mixup, as there was such a case in the kayak tour in Tamarindo.

Overall, I would highly recommend the KimKim platform and Olman at the local Amazilia agency. We were able to organise a trip on very short notice (practically 2 weeks before), with local expert knowledge. Some transparency on the local activity suppliers used would have made it a 10/10.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Andreas,

Thank you for your review, and thank you for your detailed review.

It was a pleasure planning this trip for you and Katerina, I really enjoyed showing you some of the highlights of our country.

I hope you will visit our country in the future again to continue discovering amazing destinations.

Pura Vida,
Olman

Excellent adventures! · Costa Rica - Jul 26 - Aug 8, 2021

Traveler: Michael C. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

I don’t usually use the word “amazing,” but my family and I recently returned from a two week trip in Costa Rica. From the beginning, Adriana and then Olman, were incredibly easy and accommodating to work with. This included having two young children go with us and later adding my parents to our already booked trip. As I said, the trip was two weeks and we went from Tortuguero to Arenal to Monte Verde to Playa Hermosa to San Jose. The trip that was put together for us allowed us to experience... read more

I don’t usually use the word “amazing,” but my family and I recently returned from a two week trip in Costa Rica. From the beginning, Adriana and then Olman, were incredibly easy and accommodating to work with. This included having two young children go with us and later adding my parents to our already booked trip. As I said, the trip was two weeks and we went from Tortuguero to Arenal to Monte Verde to Playa Hermosa to San Jose. The trip that was put together for us allowed us to experience different regions and wildlife in the country. Everyone we worked with, from the drivers that shuttled use from location-to-location to the guides on our excursions were so friendly and genuinely happy that people were visiting their country again. I cannot ever put into words how happy I am with our trip. If this is how KimKim organizes all their tours, we’ll definitely be using them for future travel plans.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Michael,

Thanks for your kind review.
We are so happy you were finally able to travel to our country after almost 2 years due to Covid.

Our team is very satisfied and hopes you will continue using kimkim for new experiences in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Absolute Perfection · Costa Rica - Jul 24 - Aug 1, 2021

Traveler: Jane J. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Our trip to Costa Rica, planned by Olman and kimkim, was the definition of perfection. From our initial pick up at San José until our final drop off at the end of the week, the days went smoothly with zero effort from us. Our driver and companion for the entire week, Roy, made sure we arrived on time to our scheduled activities and had an endless supply of options for additional outings. He took the time to organize extra expeditions at our request. He also inquired about our food... read more

Our trip to Costa Rica, planned by Olman and kimkim, was the definition of perfection. From our initial pick up at San José until our final drop off at the end of the week, the days went smoothly with zero effort from us. Our driver and companion for the entire week, Roy, made sure we arrived on time to our scheduled activities and had an endless supply of options for additional outings. He took the time to organize extra expeditions at our request. He also inquired about our food preferences and helped us find wonderful, local restaurants for us in which to dine. Roy became like family to us and we would recommend his services to anyone desiring a driver/tour guide in Costa Rica. From his immaculate van to his tremendous knowledge of his culture, Roy made us feel comfortable and secure, even during the pandemic.
Olman included all of our requests for activities, from zip lining, a cooking class, kayaking in the Pacific Ocean to hiking the lava flow at Arenal, and created a wonderfully balanced week of enjoyment and learning . This trip with kimkim was the most perfect vacation!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Jane,

Thanks for your excellent review, all our team appreciates it!
I am very happy to know this was the most perfect vacation you have experienced.

Hoping this was not your last visit to our country, I will be more than glad to plan another greater experience for you in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Mathew

Amazing trip to Costa Rica! · Costa Rica - Jul 16 - Aug 1, 2021

Traveler: Mathew S. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Thank you to Olman for planning an amazing once in a lifetime experience for us in Costa Rica. All we had to say to Olman is that we wanted to experience volcanos, jungle, cloud forests, and beaches and he planned the most perfect itinerary for us – it was as though he read our minds.

Every activity, every pick-up and transfer, and every hotel booked ran exceptionally smoothly and always on time. Our guides were amazing and so knowledgeable. Olman was always available for any questions and... read more

Thank you to Olman for planning an amazing once in a lifetime experience for us in Costa Rica. All we had to say to Olman is that we wanted to experience volcanos, jungle, cloud forests, and beaches and he planned the most perfect itinerary for us – it was as though he read our minds.

Every activity, every pick-up and transfer, and every hotel booked ran exceptionally smoothly and always on time. Our guides were amazing and so knowledgeable. Olman was always available for any questions and his response time was quick.

We had the adventure we were looking for and all thanks to Olman. If you are wanting a memorable trip to Costa Rica then put your trust in Olman to take care of everything.

In terms of Costa Rica itself - wow what an awesome country! The different environments - rainforests, cloud forests, savanna, volcanos, etc. and the biodiversity that comes with it is unbelievable. The people of Costa Rica are wonderful - always friendly, helpful and smiling. As they say Pura Vida!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Mathew,

Thanks for your review.
It was my pleasure to assist you in helping planning this memorable trip to Costa Rica, I really appreciate your comments.

I see all the pictures you posted, it makes me happy you had all the experiences you were looking for.

I hope you will visit our country in the future to explore new destinations, if you do, I will be more than glad to plan another great itinerary together!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Wonderful honeymoon · Costa Rica - Jul 5 - Jul 15, 2021

Traveler: Kelley S. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

My husband and I had an amazing belated honeymoon in Costa Rica thanks to Olman's help. Highlights included white water rafting on the Pacuare, ziplining in the cloud forest and nature walks all over. We did and saw plenty but also had a couple of days of leisure so the pace was just right. We'd love to go back and explore the Caribbean side, and will definitely use Kimkim for that trip, too.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Kelley,

Thanks for your review.
We are so happy you had a memorable honeymoon in this incredible country!

There are many other destinations and new activities you will discover in the future.
The Caribbean Coast is a magical destination, we will be more than glad to plan a new experience with you in the future.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Everything he suggested was perfect and all w... · Costa Rica - Jun 26 - Jul 8, 2021

Traveler: Diane B. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Everything he suggested was perfect and all went extremely smoothly! Our experience with Olman was great, he listened to our thoughts and desires and he made them happen. We had a truly amazing and memorable trip! Even his estimated travel times was spot on. If I go back to Costa Rica, I would definitely contact him again.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Diane,

I really want to thank your family for trusting in our experience and services.
I enjoyed planning this adventure in the tropics for you, can't wait to start assisting you with the next adventure in paradise!

Best,
Olman

Sheri

Family trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jul 2 - Jul 10, 2021

Traveler: Sheri L. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We loved our trip that Olman planned for us to Costa Rica. Each place we visited was exactly what we had requested. The Hotels were all unique and very inviting. We were sad to leave. The Lost Iguana Hotel and Arenas del Mar were amazing places to stay. We saw more wildlife at these hotels then we did in the nature park! Being woken at 4 am to a howler monkey above our cabin in Tortuguero is something we will never forget! We have so many great memories from our trip. We only... read more

We loved our trip that Olman planned for us to Costa Rica. Each place we visited was exactly what we had requested. The Hotels were all unique and very inviting. We were sad to leave. The Lost Iguana Hotel and Arenas del Mar were amazing places to stay. We saw more wildlife at these hotels then we did in the nature park! Being woken at 4 am to a howler monkey above our cabin in Tortuguero is something we will never forget! We have so many great memories from our trip. We only needed to contact the travel agency once, but they immediately knew who I was and they were able to answer my next day pick up question. The local guides were passionate about showing us their part of the country. We will definitely be back!

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Lost Iguana Resort and Spa

Fortuna

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We absolutely loved staying here. The resort was so welcoming. Food was great and very accommodating. We liked that one pool was cold and one was hot. Toucans flew right up to trees by our room and by the pool. The view of Arenal was breathtaking.

Tips for future travelers

Check out the trails, nice adventure.

Location

View of the volvano
Cleanliness & Comfort

Staff

Authenticity & Character

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hola Sheri,

Thanks for your kind message.
WOW! What great pictures, thanks for sharing them, you saw monkeys, sloths, and toucans, my favorite one is the one of the Volcano, amazing!

I am so happy your family enjoyed this adventure in Costa Rica.
The Howler monkey experience is something you will never forget.

I hope you will our country in the future for new experiences.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Amazing family experience · Costa Rica - Jun 26 - Jul 8, 2021

Traveler: Donna T. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Wow, nothing could have been more fun!! We traveled Costa Rica with our daughter and and two grandchildren, boys who have just completed four years of college. Our agent with KimKim was Olman and we was FANTASTIC. Our trip was wonderful in every way and we experienced an amazing country with unforgettable life time family memories . Our lodging was great giving us a new experience every night. Tours and the guides were wonderful and fun. The timing of each day was perfect, we had extra... read more

Wow, nothing could have been more fun!! We traveled Costa Rica with our daughter and and two grandchildren, boys who have just completed four years of college. Our agent with KimKim was Olman and we was FANTASTIC. Our trip was wonderful in every way and we experienced an amazing country with unforgettable life time family memories . Our lodging was great giving us a new experience every night. Tours and the guides were wonderful and fun. The timing of each day was perfect, we had extra time to explore on our own.
The Costa Rica food was delicious and we felt very comfortable at home with these perfect. Thanks again to this company, it was Great.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Donna,

I hope you are all well.
Our team is very happy knowing everything went very smoothly and your family had a great time in Costa Rica.

It is great to know you have enjoyed all the activities and the hotels.
I really like your friends' Boutique Hotel in Uvita, I am going to visit the property in the future to inspect it and send some of our clients to your friends.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Unforgettable Costa Rica Family Trip · Costa Rica - Jun 12 - Jun 22, 2021

Traveler: Huyen C. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Our family travels often and this is the first time that our children (teenager and young adults) unanimously declared that this is the best trip.
Olman was extraordinary from the beginning - he was patient, answered all questions and tailored our trip perfectly to meet our need. From the time we landed in San Jose to our departure gate, all the details, small or big, were flawlessly executed , from transfer to our 4 different destinations to the hotels, to automatically upgrading us to... read more

Our family travels often and this is the first time that our children (teenager and young adults) unanimously declared that this is the best trip.
Olman was extraordinary from the beginning - he was patient, answered all questions and tailored our trip perfectly to meet our need. From the time we landed in San Jose to our departure gate, all the details, small or big, were flawlessly executed , from transfer to our 4 different destinations to the hotels, to automatically upgrading us to get a private guide (Manny) and a great driver (Leo) and arranging for our Covid test to be done at the hotel bypassing need to travel to clinic (all above and beyond our expectation).
Our favorite was the cloud forest zip line! And of course the warm hospitality of Costa Ricans welcoming tourists back. I am already thinking about for our next trip and definitely using kimkim

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Huyen,

All our team is so happy with your visit to our country.
It is great to know you liked the upgrade for the private driver and guide we offered to you.

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
We are sure this was the first time using kimkim, hoping to work with you again in the future for the next adventure.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Amazing Costa Rica Family Vacation · Costa Rica - Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2021

Traveler: Melanie B. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

What an amazing experience we had on our vacation. This could not have been done without the help of KimKim (Olman, our specialist). We had a family of 5 and 3 of them being teenagers. Our excursions and transfers all booked for us made our trip very relaxing not to have to worry about anything. The guides chosen by Olman could not have been better. Hotel Arenal Springs and Resort is amazing. The staff is there for your every need. Highly recommend staying there. Hotel LaMariposa has... read more

What an amazing experience we had on our vacation. This could not have been done without the help of KimKim (Olman, our specialist). We had a family of 5 and 3 of them being teenagers. Our excursions and transfers all booked for us made our trip very relaxing not to have to worry about anything. The guides chosen by Olman could not have been better. Hotel Arenal Springs and Resort is amazing. The staff is there for your every need. Highly recommend staying there. Hotel LaMariposa has what I would say the best view in Costa Rica. The rooms are minimal but the staff and view make up for that. I highly recommend using KimKim for a family vacation.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Melanie,

All our team is happy to know your family had a great vacation in Costa Rica.
I really want to thank you too, for always letting us know all the details and special wishes for your family.

Personally, I really enjoyed planning this adventure in the tropics for you.
I hope you will visit our country in the future so you can explore more amazing Costa Rica!

Pura Vida!
Olman

Corine

Amazing travels in Costa Rica! · Costa Rica - May 29 - Jun 5, 2021

Traveler: Corine F. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Absolutely wonderful trip! At the end of May 2021, we traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate our son's graduation from high school. From beginning to end, Olman ensured that our travel plans were both clear and streamlined. We started our adventure in San Jose, where we were picked up by the amazing and knowledgeable Fisroy who drove us to La Fortuna and Arenal. On the way, we stopped at the Doka coffee farm and a beautiful waterfall for local fruit. Once in Arenal, we spent a couple of... read more

Absolutely wonderful trip! At the end of May 2021, we traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate our son's graduation from high school. From beginning to end, Olman ensured that our travel plans were both clear and streamlined. We started our adventure in San Jose, where we were picked up by the amazing and knowledgeable Fisroy who drove us to La Fortuna and Arenal. On the way, we stopped at the Doka coffee farm and a beautiful waterfall for local fruit. Once in Arenal, we spent a couple of days in the area, exploring the volcano via moped, rafting down the Penas Blanca, and participated in a tour of an organic farm followed by a cooking class. All drivers were on-time and every adventure was both fun and educational. We then headed up to the Cloud Forest where we ziplined through the canopy of the rainforest and walked multiple bridges. We also participated in a night walk where we spotted multiple exotic birds and came face-to-face with a pit viper! The accommodations at the Senda were wonderful...amazing organic food and ecofriendly bungalows. I can't say enough good things about this adventure. We experienced the most delicious coffee, saw multiple sloths, snakes, crocodiles, exotic birds, and met so many wonderful people. Many thanks to the KimKim staff. We look forward to scheduling another adventure for 2022 to celebrate our second son's graduation!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Corine,

What beautiful photos! :)
All our team is very happy knowing you had a terrific time in Costa Rica.

We hope you have collected many incredible memories during this trip, and most important you had quality time with your family.

Thanks again for trusting in our team, I can't wait to start planning your second son's graduation in 2022.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Olman was extremely helpful with planning. Bo... · Costa Rica - May 26 - May 30, 2021

Traveler: Kimmy B. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman was extremely helpful with planning. Both accommodations were just as described with friendly staff and nice rooms. The travel accommodations were also always on time and the drivers from each company were knowledgeable about the country and extremely friendly. The only discrepancy came to the nature hike in Manuel Antonio with Tucson Tours. Our itinerary said pickup time was 7:25; however the actual pickup time was 7:15 and the shuttle almost left without us. All in all it was a great experience. Thank you!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Kimmy,

Thanks for your review, I really appreciate it.
We are so happy you and Tori had a good time in Costa Rica, after a year without traveling due to Covid it is great to know and see on the pictures you had a great time in our country.

Thanks for traveling with us.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Jackie

We enjoyed using this company! · Costa Rica - May 24 - May 29, 2021

Traveler: Jackie S. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Olman was very helpful in helping me set up an itinerary that best fit my family and I’s wants. I had never used a specialist to help plan my vacation but this time I wanted someone to set it for me since I was going to a new country and was not too familiar with the surroundings. It can be stressful planning activities and hotels on my own but this was such a breeze having someone do it for me! Our transportation to and from the airport/hotel/activities was on time every time. The activitie... read more

Olman was very helpful in helping me set up an itinerary that best fit my family and I’s wants. I had never used a specialist to help plan my vacation but this time I wanted someone to set it for me since I was going to a new country and was not too familiar with the surroundings. It can be stressful planning activities and hotels on my own but this was such a breeze having someone do it for me! Our transportation to and from the airport/hotel/activities was on time every time. The activitie tour guides were very kind to us and knowledgeable. I would definitely use KimKim again. This was my first time using them and I had a great experience!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for your kind review.
We are so happy and grateful to you.

It is great to know everything was good during your trip, I hope you will visit our country in the future, we will be more than glad to assist you.

Pura Vida!
Olman

Wonderful Costa Rica experience !! · Costa Rica - May 1 - May 9, 2021

Traveler: Meralee B. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

The planning was excellent! Olman was very helpful, and knowledgeable, with great suggestions, patience with adjusting itinerary, and attentive to our needs. He did an amazing job of arranging things, and dealing with the changes and requirements caused by COVID, including the testing issues. I have already recommended him to several people!
The places where we stayed, and the activities planned, were all good. We were pleased with Tirimbina, as we anticipated, with delicious food ad... read more

The planning was excellent! Olman was very helpful, and knowledgeable, with great suggestions, patience with adjusting itinerary, and attentive to our needs. He did an amazing job of arranging things, and dealing with the changes and requirements caused by COVID, including the testing issues. I have already recommended him to several people!
The places where we stayed, and the activities planned, were all good. We were pleased with Tirimbina, as we anticipated, with delicious food ad friendly staff; We loved the chocolate tour and our tour guide ( a young man) was excellent! and very informative!
We enjoyed the rainforest tour at Tortuguero, the dining area staff at Mawamba was very friendly and professional, the lodging was average. (There was a misunderstanding about the canal tour time, but Laura came and got us out of bed, and was very gracious about it.)
The Azania Bungalows turned out to be the best! with great food and lodging, beautiful gardens and wildlife, and right close to the beach. Staff was great! We highly recommend it! Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate, so we didn't get any relaxing beach time.
Jose drove us from SanJose to Tirimbina, and demonstrated much patience when he had to drive his vehicle over rough roads, out in the rural area of Tirimbina, only to find out that the Tirimbina Lodge was in a different location. It was a little rural "detour" but all ended well.
Fisroy was our primary driver, doing all of the airport arrivals and departure, as well as the trip to Puerto Viejo. He made himself available to us at all times and always went the "extra mile" to make sure things went smoothly. He gave us a great guided tour through Cahiuta National Park. He even offered to do Manzanilla the next day as well, but the weather did not cooperate in Puerto Viejo (clouds and rain). He also took the time to search out some restaurants with great local food. He added a real personal touch to all of our time with him. We so enjoyed it !
Thanks to everyone involved, including Alejandro who spoke with me on the phone within hours of our departure for Costa Rica, to assure us that our trip was still going to happen as planned (in spite of unexpected COVID restrictions).I am thankful that KimKim/ Amazilia provided direct phone access!
We look forward to another trip planned through you in the future!

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Meralee,

Thanks a lot for your kind message.
I really enjoyed all the planning process with you, it is great to know you have recommended our services to friends.

Fisroy was always communicating with us, he did an amazing job, we are happy about that.

We hope you will be able to visit us again in the future.

Thanks for your message & Pura Vida!
Olman

Karen

First time in Costa Rica! My 2 teenagers and... · Costa Rica - Mar 19 - Mar 29, 2021

Traveler: Karen A. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

First time in Costa Rica! My 2 teenagers and I went to Costa Rica for 12 days. Olman and Alexander did a great job in scheduling all the places and adventures I requested. From the first day to the last day in Costa Rica went smoother than I could ask. The first official day was guided by Alejandro, he did an amazing job educating us about Costa Rica: the people, culture, animals and different terrain. Alejandro took us to La Paz waterfall gardens. #lapazwaterfall which was full of... read more

First time in Costa Rica! My 2 teenagers and I went to Costa Rica for 12 days. Olman and Alexander did a great job in scheduling all the places and adventures I requested. From the first day to the last day in Costa Rica went smoother than I could ask. The first official day was guided by Alejandro, he did an amazing job educating us about Costa Rica: the people, culture, animals and different terrain. Alejandro took us to La Paz waterfall gardens. #lapazwaterfall which was full of animals and 5 waterfalls. From San Jose we went to Manual Antonio. Manual Antonio was absolutely gorgeous, we went to the beach, kayaking and snorkeling on the Pacific Ocean and had a home made lunch after the advantage, which was delicious. The guide was very nice, pointing out wildlife, such as the Howler Monkey calling, birds overhead and the fish we saw snorkeling. #tucanestours We had a wonderful home made lunch after. We saw lots of different wild life on our own. From Manual Antonio we went to La Fortuna. No words can bring justice to the Arenal Volcano, we got there at night and weren't able to see anything. In the morning I open the curtains to our room and right in front of us was the volcano. Beautiful site, hotel room was amazing and all the wildlife around was crazy! We did a few activities while in La Fortuna, zip line and white water rafting, #waverarafting, with an amazing lunch at an organic farm. The next day was horse back riding to a waterfall #chaveztours and a hike to the farthest point on the volcano that you can hike, #eciterra,costrica. All the transportation, guides and adventures were amazing and happy we did all of them. From La Fortuna we went to Tamarindo. What a view! The sunsets were amazing! We took surf lessons, the surf teacher exceeded my expectations, he was so helpful and passionate about what he does, #surf.every.day. Arranging 12 days with pick up, drop offs, transportation to and from activities, scheduling required Covid testing and transportation to the airport, with an estimated 859.1km ( 533.8miles) only a few minor hiccups, we were always on time to everything and Olman and Alexander responded to messages in a timely manner. I would recommend using Kimkim for any type of travel, I would highly recommend Olamn and Alexander if you want to visit Costa Rica.
Pura Vida

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Karen,

Thanks for sharing your experience in Costa Rica, we are so happy you had a great time and happy to know you discover and learn about our country!

We hope this is not going to be the first and last visit to our country, we will be more than glad to assist you in the future to explore more amazing Costa Rica!

Thanks for traveling with us!

Pura Vida!
Olman

At first I was alittle hesitant to try a trav... · Costa Rica - Feb 10 - Feb 18, 2021

Traveler: Rani R. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

At first I was alittle hesitant to try a traveling agency to help put together my first trip in a long time. I’m glad I made the decision and tried Kim Kim. Olman who was the person helping me with my trip was with me and answered every single question or worry I brought to him. A 5/5 does not do justice for this company simply amazing ! And I recommend Kim Kim to everyone now

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Rani,

Thanks for your review.
It is great to know you had an amazing time in Costa Rica!
I enjoyed planning the trip for Priscilla and you, thanks for trusting in us.

Pura Vida!
Olman

The trip was well organized and everything we... · Costa Rica - Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2019

Traveler: Dennis M. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

The trip was well organized and everything went smoothly.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for your good review, I am very happy everything was perfect during your visit to this amazing country.

I hope you will visit us again in the future.

Thanks,
Olman

Costa Rica family vacation · Costa Rica - Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2019

Traveler: Yves B. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

We organized the trip through Olman, and communication was very smooth (quick replies to questions). Hotels and transportation was all very good (in particular the hotels in Arenal and Manuel Antonio areas).

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Yves,

Thanks for your review.
We are very happy you had a great time and good to know you liked my service, offer the most personalized experience is what makes us the best option to take an amazing experience.
I hope you will visit Costa Rica in the future, we will be more than glad to assist you in case you need it.

Best,
Olman

Costa Rican Honeymoon · Costa Rica - Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2019

Traveler: Matt H. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

My wife and I were unfamiliar with Costa Rica but she loves sloths so we selected this location for our honeymoon. With minimal details aside from sloths, Olman was able to plan a beautiful vacation for us. It included a romantic stay for a few nights at a resort as well as a multitude of excursions. Thanks to Olman, we had a great experience in Costa Rica with wonderful memories - we are now planning a trip to Hawaii because of our past experience with KimKim.

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Olman Romero, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Matt,

I am very happy you had a great time in Costa Rica.
That is great to know you saw sloths and had a great experience.

Also, that is excellent to know you are planning a trip to Hawaii, I hope you will have a terrific time in your next expedition.
I hope to see you again in the future in this paradise.

Thanks,
Olman

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 - 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

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

Every person that we interacted with was amazing and were extremely helpful. · Costa Rica - Jun 3 - Jun 12, 2019

Traveler: Nicholas E. - Local specialist: Olman Romero

Every person that we interacted with was amazing and were extremely helpful. The Arenal Lava flow hike, Monteverde river raft, coffee plantation, zip line, and Damas Island mangrove kayaking were all super fun and the tour guides were all very knowledgable about all the questions we were asking them. It was nice that all we had to do was hand over the voucher and were driven around to wherever we were going. There was also a perfect blend of activities to do and relaxing time at a pool or beach.

We loved our experience and would highly recommend anyone else to use KImKim in the future.

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!