Meet Our Talented Team Of Costa Rica Insiders

Costa Rica travel experts share tips for making the most of the places they know and love offering the first-hand experience
Insider info and expert planning you won’t find anywhere else.

The Best Vacations Start Here!

We are huge advocates for travel and we dedicate ourselves to bringing you the best experiences in Costa Rica so guests can experience that same sort of bliss that we always experienced traveling. Finding YOUR Costa Rica is where you feel that each experience is created and tailored perfectly for you. With the right help, your Costa Rica trip will be memorable and will be all you dreamed of, and more! So get your bag packed and get one set closer to finding YOUR Costa Rica.

FMCR Travel Experts

Throughout our travels, we have shared thousands of life changing moments with other people from all over the world
and we always came back to one conclusion –Travel makes you happy!

Vanessa Willing

Destination expert

Vanessa always has a bag packed and ready to go! Vanessa decided early on that the best education was to see the world and meet its people! Born and raised on the West Coast of the United States she grew up exploring the Pacific on camping trips with her family. After some work with event planning, she bought a one-way ticket to Chile and backpacked her way through Central and South America. Her love for travel made her seek out a position as a tour guide leading groups through Costa Rica and Central America where she fell in love with the Pura Vida spirit and decided to hang up her backpack and stay a while! Vanessa has traveled extensively from Coast to Coast in Costa Rica and is a true Destination Expert. Twenty years later she still is in love with Costa Rica and still is the first to get out her Camera when she sees a monkey!

Carolina Solorzano

Destination expert

I grew up watching the lava eruptions of the Arenal Volcano and the arrival of the first tourists to my beloved town of La Fortuna. The hot springs were family outings since I was a child and walks in the forest, my favorite activity. Costa Rica is a privileged place for its diversity, in a few hours you can travel from the rain forest, go through the cloud forest and reach the most beautiful beaches… yes! ALL on a one day trip! I love the experiences that my country offers and that is why I travel a lot to get to know every corner! I enjoy exploring the forest on a hike, eating a delicious plate of food, swimming near a waterfall in the middle of the forest, or just sitting and enjoying a sunset on the beach with my children. Corcovado National Park my favorite place. It is so full of wildlife and the experience of walking until you are completely cut off in the middle of the jungle is unique! I love sustainable tourism, rural experiences, and social projection, that's why I try to involve a lot of local families, sustainable projects, and authentic experiences in each of my travel itineraries. My recommendation is to always contact a local expert! There is so much to do and we can help make your trip to Costa Rica an experience!

Melissa Chacón

Destination expert

Born in San José and raised at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, at a very young age I discovered tourism was my thing! As a mom of a teenager and a little girl, I know what it's like to travel with kids. We share a love for nature, waterfalls, and spending time with people from other cultures. One of our favorite places is Llanos del Cortez waterfall for its easy access and a beautiful hidden cenote that few people know. Our next conquest is at Bajos del Toro! While in Costa Rica, take your camera and visit one of our beautiful waterfalls, you can find one at the less expected places!