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 is a global traveler who always has her bag packed and ready to go! Born and raised on the West Coast of the United States she grew up enjoying the Pacific on camping trips with her family. Vanessa knew from a young age that travel was her passion and the best education she could give herself. Her mission, “Meet the world & its people!” Early on, Vanessa’s love for travel inspired her to take a position as a tour guide leading groups through Central America, where she fell in love with Costa Rica. She found her Pura Vida spirit and decided to hang up her backpack and stay for a while. Vanessa is a travel industry leader, she has traveled far beyond Costa Rican borders and extensively within Costa Rican borders. A true mermaid at heart, Vanessa can be found sailing the Pacific, snorkeling in the warm waters or deep sea diving.

Carolina Solorzano

Destination expert

Carolina takes deep pride in her Costa Rican culture and the abundant diversity of wildlife and flora and fauna throughout Costa Rica. Carolina grew up watching eruptions of the Arenal Volcano and recalls welcoming the first tourists to the area. Sustainable tourism, rural experiences and social projects as all passions of Carolinas. She enjoys customizing itineraries by creating authentic experiences that include local families or projects, giving the experience that real ¨Pura Vida¨ vibe! If you ask Carolina her favorite place, she’ll tell you, hands down, Corcovado National Park. She says nothing can compare walking into the depths of one of the most biodiverse jungles in the world!

Melissa Chacón

Destination expert

Born in the Capital City of Costa Rica, San Jose and raised at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, Melissa knows the fast paced lifestyle and attractions that city life brings but enjoys more tranquil living in rural Costa Rica. Melissa discovered her passion for tourism at an early age. Living close to the Arenal Volcano, she met people from all over the world and started sharing her love for Costa Rica with them. Melissa is passionate about creating action adventure itineraries for solo travelers, couples and groups! Melissa has spent many days chasing waterfalls in Costa Rica. Her favorite place is Llanos del Cortez Waterfall, a beautiful hidden cenote with a spacious area to lay out a blanket, indulge in your favorite snacks and beverages before plunging into the cold fresh water splashing down from the waterfall above. Melissa knows many untouched waterfalls so ask her which ones she recommends for your trip!