I was born and raised in a mountainous region in the highlands of the Talamanca Mountain Range. This area is known for being the habitat of the most beautiful bird of the Americas, the Resplendent Quetzal. I've always valued and admired the cloud forest and all the beauties that it offers us. I love walking in the forest and taking pictures of the different birds and plants that surround me and of course, I also enjoy sharing this amazing environment with visitors from all around the world.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
Active Travel (hiking,biking, rafting)
Self-drive adventure packages
Wellness & Yoga"
How did you get involved in travel?
"Growing up in an area that was developed touristically for its natural beauty gave me the opportunity to work and meet different people from all regions of the country as well as people around the world. As a passionate Costa Rica travel expert, I want to share with you what my country has to offer! It's a country with a rich diversity of active volcanoes, pristine beaches, diverse wildlife, imposing cloud- and rainforests and other natural wonders combined with people that make you feel like you are home. A mix of culture, nature and adventure will await you and I would like to invite you to have this unforgettable adventure where you will allow me to make your holiday dreams come true!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"The most special travel experience that I've had in my country was my first visit to Tortuguero National Park. This amazing protected area offers one of the most impressive tropical forests that I could ever imagine. Marine turtles, sloths, iguanas, three different types of monkeys, crocodiles and hundreds of bird species are just a part of the wildlife that I spotted in the wetlands of this little piece of paradise."
Featured trips & expertise
In just a week you'll be able to experience two different aspects of Costa Rican culture. First, its a trip down an exotic river near the Caribbean coast to visit a traditional indigenous village. Then you'll travel to the famous Arenal Volcano region, where you'll spend a day on a local family farm where you'll milk cows, mill sugar cane, and even sample an exotic cocktail made with local liquor and chocolate.
Costa Rica's legendarily friendly "Tico" culture goes back a long time to the region's first indigenous inhabitants. On an eight-day tour of the Caribbean coast, you'll spend a day at a local indigenous village and learn about their culture and traditions. You'll even visit Arenal Volcano National Park and spend a day working on a local farm.
This is a unique vacation in that you'll mix the highlights of Costa Rica with a rewarding cultural exchange. It's a nine-day journey that begins on the Caribbean coast with a visit to an indigenous village followed by a day on a farm in the Arenal region. You'll finish with some exciting volcano hikes and then relax in luxurious natural hot springs.
This 10-day adventure allows you to fully experience Costa Rica's less-visited Caribbean coast. You'll do it all, from spending time in surf villages to visiting turtle-nesting sites and even taking a canoe trip to a local indigenous community. You'll also stop in the central mountains and spend time on a local farm near towering volcanoes
In just under two weeks you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime as you visit Costa Rica's most stunning locales. You'll travel along the Caribbean coast, from surf villages in the south to the turtle nesting site of Tortuguero in the north. Then it's off to the national parks of Arenal and Ricón de la Vieja, famous for towering volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and natural hot springs.
This comprehensive 14-day excursion combines some of the major highlights of Costa Rica with some less-visited gems. It begins in the culturally rich capital of San José and continues to the Caribbean coast, where you'll visit an indigenous village as well as Tortuguero, a nesting spot for sea turtles. The tour culminates in the national parks of Arenal and Rincón de la Vieja, where you'll spend a day on a working cattle ranch.
Recent trip reviews for Adriana
Amazin Spring Break Costa Rica Trip · Costa Rica - Mar 23 - Apr 1, 2022
Amazing family trip that we completed for spring break to Costa Rica. Adriana helped with the planning and produced options that would be fun for kids of different ages, also while making sure that we had time to relax as a family.
I first thought that this may be some sort of internet swindle, since I had never heard of KimKim before, but everything was exactly as promised. Every driver showed up on time, and every rental was organized, and excursions were as described.
I would... read more
Amazing trip to Costa Rica - with the help of our local specialist Adriana · Costa Rica - Mar 23 - Mar 31, 2022
Our trip to Costa Rica was amazing. We visited Tortuguero, Arenal and Manuel Antonio.
We liked all three locations but we will not forget Tortuguero and the amazing hotel where we stayed, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens - truly outstanding location, view, service and food. Thank you to our guide Miguel.
In the Arenal area, Nayara hotels are a must if you are a foodie!
All the tours and transfers were on time with great guides. Everything worked flawlessly.
This was also my first experience with... read more
Great time · Costa Rica - Feb 20 - Feb 28, 2022
KimKim and Adriana were easy to work with, responsive and helped us create a fun trip. All transportation was on time. Our drivers were very nice. Some of them were even able to provide information along the way of what we were seeing. Hotels were nice and well situated for what we wanted to see and do. Our travels were to Monteverde, La Fortuna, Puerto Viejo and BriBri. read more
Adriana was there for my family whenever we n... · Costa Rica - Feb 13 - Feb 20, 2022
Adriana was there for my family whenever we needed advise or a change in our schedule. We had a great time read more
15 Day Costa Rica Trip · Costa Rica - Jan 3 - Jan 17, 2022
Our driver Roy was outstanding, knowledgeable about the areas visited, very good driver, spoke English and Spanish well, and friendly. One of the big things that stood out for me was how friendly the people of Costa Rica are. All of hotels that we stayed at were unique and very nice. The hotels that really stood out were Jardin del Eden Boutique Hotel in Tamarindo, Hotel Arenal Springs Resort and Spa in Arenal/Fortuna, and El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde. All of the excursions... read more
Amazing Costa Rican Trip! Pura Vida!! · Costa Rica - Feb 1 - Feb 7, 2022
Amazing Costa Rican Trip!
Adriana helps us setup a perfect trip for us! Adventure/Travel/Relaxation
Thank you!! read more
Amazing service. Would definitely use again f... · Costa Rica - Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2022
Amazing service. Would definitely use again for future travel plans. From the first time I connected with Adriana, she was very helpful and answered all my questions. After making a truly memorable trip plan, she was available for any further questions. Highly recommend! read more
La Pura Vida - a wonderful Costa Rica trip! · Costa Rica - Jan 10 - Jan 22, 2022
January 2022. Our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. Adriana, our trip planner was amazing. In planning the trip, she modified the itinerary several times to fit our specific needs and was available to answer all our questions immediately before and during the trip. She even offered to check her email after her regular hours to assure our needs were met. I never felt we were alone without help if needed.
The hotel in Arenal, the Kioro , could not have been more perfect. The view of the... read more
Wonderful Costa Rica vacation! · Costa Rica - Jan 7 - Jan 12, 2022
Hi Adriana thank you for arranging what was a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica. The hotels were great. Good facilities, helpful staff, good locations. We were amazed by our hotel in Monteverde the view from our room was beyond Amazing!! The tour guides were friendly and knowledgable and the tours ran to time. Shuttles were also good. You did a great job arranging this trip for us and we would definitely recommend you and Kim Kim. read more
A wonderful perfectly planned 8 days in Costa Rica! · Costa Rica - Jan 4 - Jan 11, 2022
What a wonderful 8 days in Costa Rica for our family of 4 (including 2 teenage girls)! Because of the impeccable planning and support provided by Adriana, the actual trip turned out to be so much better even as compared to what we had anticipated.
Planning the trip took multiple back & forths with Adriana over a few weeks - given our specific interests, constraints as well as the changing COVID situation. But Adriana was always patient, resourceful and prompt in getting all the questions... read more
Everything went smoothly. It was nice to hav... · Costa Rica - Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2022
Everything went smoothly. It was nice to have someone overlooking everything.
Highlights were the day tour in Manuel Antonio, canyoning, white water rafting and surfing lessons.
All drivers were on time
1) aggressive passing and driving from Monteverde to tamarindo (I didn’t complain but was very nervous)
2) hotel in tamarindo was right beside night club. Could not sleep at all until after 1 am.
3) night tour in Manuel Antonio was disappointing and our guide Carla was scared of spiders.
I could not have planned this myself! Such a special trip. · Costa Rica - Oct 31 - Nov 14, 2021
Adriana created such a memorable 2 week anniversary trip for us and will definitely use Kim Kim again for touring countries. The Costa Rican hospitality is so special, the genuineness of the people made all the difference at every place we stayed. We went from coast to coast experiencing such different environments and wonderful adventures. We decided to not rent a car ourselves and splurge on private transfers between the towns and we are so glad we did. It was a very surprisingly... read more
Adriana planned a GREAT honeymoon for us. She... · Costa Rica - Sep 7 - Sep 17, 2021
Adriana planned a GREAT honeymoon for us. She took our input and even gave us some recommendations of sights to see around Costa Rica. We will be recommending Kim Kim to our friends and family.
Why haven't you tried KimKim yet? · Costa Rica - Sep 4 - Sep 11, 2021
This is one of multiple trips that I've planned through KimKim, and I'm pleased as I've been every time prior. Adriana was very patient and helpful with planning the itinerary and making necessary changes throughout. She was also very communicative, even during our actual trip, as was the owner of the tour company. We ran into a few unexpected glitches, and everything was handled appropriately and quickly. Costa Rica was great, and I'll definitely be using KimKim again to plan future trips. I... read more
Our trip was great and Adriana was extremely ... · Costa Rica - Aug 28 - Sep 6, 2021
Our trip was great and Adriana was extremely responsive and helpful with all our requests! Amazing time in Costa Rica!
Excellent experience pre and during the trip · Costa Rica - Aug 5 - Aug 11, 2021
We only had 2 weeks from deciding to go to Costa Rica to the day of arrival. I found kimkim through the internet and was put in touch with Adriana. I had no prior experience with kimkim. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. Adriana lives in San Jose and has experience in managing tourists personally. She was able to listen to my family’s needs and quickly out itineraries together. Within a couple of days we were able to finalize the plans and lock in on the itinerary.
She was also... read more
Adriana organized an extraordinary tour of Co... · Costa Rica - Jun 21 - Jun 28, 2021
Adriana organized an extraordinary tour of Costa Rica for my mother and me. Not only were our hopes for the trip surpassed, but the ease of travel was absolute perfection. We had a relaxing and adventurous time and we will definitely be recommending kimkim to our friends
Visiting Costa Rica in Covid times...... · Costa Rica - Oct 1 - Oct 11, 2020
We had a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica! Every site we visited was stunningly beautiful. The side trips to the coffee and living farms were interesting and fun to experience.
Alex and Alejandro (local specialist) made every effort to understand what we were looking for and did an amazing job planning out the itinerary in detail. I had a mix of phone/email interactions to finalize our plans.
I cannot say enough good things about Alejandro our guide. He was fantastic! He was... read more
Perfect planning, perfect execution, perfect vacation · Costa Rica - Mar 9 - Mar 16, 2020
Everything Adriana planned was exactly what we were looking for - we somehow managed to zip line, snorkel, go rafting, AND lay around on the beach. Schedules went smoothly, and when there was an update to our excursion (because of the tides), a new voucher was delivered to our hotel and we didn't miss a beat.
This was an incredible vacation. The transportation was great, the hotels were lovely, and the activities were perfect. I can't imagine planning another trip like this to Costa Rica without Adriana's guidance.
I cannot recommend this service highly enough.
Adriana was very resourceful and helping us plan our amazing trip to Costa Rica. · Costa Rica - Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2020
Adriana was very resourceful and helping us plan our memorable trip to Costa Rica. The logistics was amazing we were picked up at our hotel at the specific times and dropped off as well.
The planning from Adriana was amazing. Everything was planned to the dot.
We both had an amazing experiences in Costa Rica. From the hike to Arenal Volcano, to the waterfall, hanging bridges, cooking class to the sea kayaking and snorkeling in Manuel Antonio beach.
We would like to thank for all the planning and logistics from Adriana.
Adriana did an extremely good job at tailorin... · Costa Rica - Jan 30 - Feb 8, 2020
Adriana did an extremely good job at tailoring the trip to my desires. All the tours, hotels and transfers were excellent that were set up. Since I emphasized hiking and outside activities, all was perfect. She was receptive to my overall plans and her picks for my activities were excellent.
Thanks for you work on setting this up!
Amazing one-week trip to Costa Rica! · Costa Rica - Jan 8 - Jan 15, 2020
Adrianna was amazing throughout planning our trip.
Our drivers always arrived on time and ready to pick us up -- even for our delayed flight at the start of our trip!
All our guides were fun, exciting, and very knowledgeable.
Thank you Alfredo for showing us La Fortuna Waterfall and guiding us through the orchid path and bird-sightings.
Thank you Ignacio for a witty, wonderful tour through the Hanging Bridges and for spotting countless interesting animals.
Thank you Daniel for exploring... read more
Great 10-Day Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Dec 31 - Jan 9, 2020
My family of four (two grown daughters, my wife and I) just returned from a 10-day trip to Costa Rica. KimKim was very easy to deal with. Adriana was our main contact, but when she was off Olman responded and helped us with our arrangements. Both were knowledgeable and helpful and worked as a team. We spent 3 nights in Playa Flamingo (near Tamarindo), 3 nights in the Arenal area (near La Fortuna) and 3 nights in Manuel Antonio (near the national park). We had lots of adventures, but also... read more
Costa Rica 2019 · Costa Rica - Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2019
My friend and I had a great experience using kimkim to plan our itinerary for an 8 day/7 night trip to multiple destinations in Costa Rica. It was a different experience than the guided tours that we are used to in that we didn't receive our voucher information until two days before the trip (though we knew our whole itinerary long before then). However, everything was beautifully orchestrated from the shuttles between locations, hotel accommodations, and quality excursions and tours.
Our... read more
The trip was very well organised by Adriana, ... · Costa Rica - Nov 13 - Nov 29, 2019
The trip was very well organised by Adriana, she was very helpful, especially when it came to last minute changes. The hotels where fantastic, all nature guides were awesome, very knowledgeable, pick ups were all on time and everyone was super friendly. La Paloma Lodge in Osa is outstanding, In hindsight I should have included a two night stay at Sirena Ranger Station, some people who stayed at Paloma did this and where blown away by this experience.
In Porto Viejo I would include a walk... read more
Costa Rica is a beautiful Country. The guides... · Costa Rica - Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2019
Costa Rica is a beautiful Country. The guides were kind, the zip line experience was amazing, and the hot springs hotel was really pretty. I enjoyed kayaking in the river a lot. I was disappointed in the 3rd hotel for adults only; especially for a group of girls. It was highly geared toward couples and I feel we were treated differently there then the other places. I found a hotel that we moved to for the last 2 nights called the Carriblue which was my favorite one. I like the space, jungle... read more
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2019
This was my first time using KimKim and I was definitely leery. I usually book all of our trips by myself. I have to say though that Adriana, who booked our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. She answered all of my questions and rearranged our trip so that it fit what we wanted to do and our budget. She was even able to change a pick-up time in the middle of our trip when I requested it. All of the excursions we went on were run by top-notch companies and guides and the hotels she recommended and booked had amazing views. Everything was very smooth! I'd highly recommend her!
Well worth every dime · Costa Rica - Aug 22 - Aug 25, 2019
Well worth every dime
Amazing place and people 💓
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jul 18 - Jul 26, 2019
We made a fairly last minute decision to take our family of 4 to Costa Rica in July. Without enough time to research an itinerary, we are so glad we found kimkim online. Working with our trip planner, Adriana, was effortless and she planned a fantastic vacation for us!
Some comments on the service first. Adriana was extremely responsive. Using kimkim's messaging service, I received texts when she sent updates which allowed us to plan the trip very efficiently. We caught up by phone as well... read more
10 Days in Costa Rica - 5 Unique Itineraries · Costa Rica - Jul 15 - Jul 25, 2019
Our trip was AMAZING!!! UNFORGETTABLE! We told our Kimkim rep what we wanted to do and see and they took care of the rest....no issues whatsoever!!! Everything was soooooo well coordinated!! Thanks KIM KIM!!
Costa Rica Self-Drive Adventure - 14 Days · Costa Rica - Jun 29 - Jul 16, 2019
Adriana was absolutely great to work with! Our trip had a rocky start when a delay in our first flight caused us to miss our connecting flight to Costa Rica. That delay in turn made us miss our our first booked trip. Adriana and kimkim rearranged our whole schedule, rebooking hotels and tours. The following day when there was a nation wide truckers' strike, and we couldn't get to the east coast of the country, she rebooked everything all over again! I can't even imagine what we would... read more
Driving, Sightseeing · Costa Rica - Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2019
We enjoyed the whole trip and I just wish we could have extended our stay! From the transportation to the hotels and activities, Adriana made thiis trip really enjoyable for us. Thankyou Adriana and the rest of the kimkim staff :)
Costa Rica Family Vacation - 6-Day Itinerary · Costa Rica - Apr 12 - Apr 21, 2019
Adriana has been always of great support, before the trip. During the trip, however, she was mostly absent (perhaps due to the holiday season?).
During the trip, and on Adriana's absence, we got reactions via whatsapp from another member of the team (also called Adriana), who was, first, unaware of our location (we always had planned to go to Montezuma, and then take the ferry to Puntarenas; she left me me a voice message saying DO NOT take the ferry... to then say 'oh, I didn't know you... read more
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Mar 31 - Apr 7, 2019
It was a great experience visiting Costa Rica. Very Beautiful country and very nice and friendly people. We as a family enjoyed a lot. Kids had lot of fun.
Adriana did awesome job in arranging and planning the trip. it was perfect.
I would recommend kimkim to everyone.
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Mar 20 - Mar 28, 2019
This was our first time to travel to Costa Rica and first time to try Kimkim.
We believe that our trip wouldn't have been as great if we didn't work with Adriana! She really was the hero of our trip!
Despite the short notice, Adriana delivered and amazing overall plan that made us enjoy Costa Rica to the fullest!
She was very great and fast in responding to our many requests and changes and was very accommodating of our demands.
We appreciated her help since we landed in the airport... read more
Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Feb 15 - Feb 26, 2019
It was the perfect trip! I was amazed at how well organized it was. I felt really safe and taken care of. We got to see so much of Costa Rica with limited amount of time. Thank you!
Ultimate Costa Rica Honeymoon - 10 Days · Costa Rica - Jan 25 - Feb 2, 2019
We had a wonderful experience booking through KimKim and Adriana for our 10-day Honeymoon to Costa Rica! Adriana was professional, responsive and accommodating. We wanted a mix of adventurous yet relaxing, cultural but touristy, romantic but casual, and Adriana planned THE perfect vacation for us. My only hiccup was not receiving our arrival packets 2 days before our departure, as noted, but someone else from the KimKim team stepped up and responded to our message stating that Adriana out of... read more
Best of Costa Rica in 7 Days: Explore Jungles, Volcanoes and Beaches · Costa Rica - Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2019
This was an incredible trip all thanks to Adriana! I was able to see so much of Costa Rica and enjoy the unique vistas and wildlife experiences that only this country can offer. I feel like I was able to get off the beaten path a little bit and really experience the country. From relaxing in hot springs in Arenal to gliding through the Monteverde canopy on a zipline, to watching dolphins play behind our catamaran on a sunset cruise in Manuel Antonio, Adriana took care of all of the back stage logistics so that I could focus completely on living Pura Vida.
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Jan 11 - Jan 21, 2019
The trip was terrific and we had a great time. Beautiful country and hospitable people. THe hotels and the activities (ziplining, white water rafting, hikes with guides) were fascinating and run by knowledgeable experts.
This is the second time we have used kimkim and would readily use your services again. Bill
unique experience - nature and wildlife · Costa Rica - Dec 14 - Dec 24, 2018
Working with Adreana was a pleasure. She kept modifying the plan based on my comments to get me the perfect trip.
When we went there everything was organized and on time, all the guides spoke english and were very knowledgeable.
Thank you Adriana and Amazelia for making it a great vacation.
Arenal & Manuel Antonio in 6 days · Costa Rica - Dec 3 - Dec 8, 2018
The easiest experience ever! First time using kim kim and would definitely use it again! Adriana was my specialist/travel agent. She was a pro and knew exactly what i wanted to do. The hotels books were very nice and the activities were everything we expected. My favorite part was the white water rafting! Over all happy and easy experience.
Trip to Costa Rica · Costa Rica - Nov 8 - Nov 12, 2018
Great trip but missing voucher so did not know the plans for the big birthday day. Had to make other plans.