Press Room

Welcome to the Costa Rican Vacations press room. We are a travel company specializing in personalized vacations to the country. With great excitement we want to share the love of travel as a way of life.

Take a look at what others say about us and our products:

April | 2020


Washington Post—Try these expert negotiation strategies for refunding or rescheduling your vacation

“At this point, everything is negotiable,” says Casey Halloran, chief executive of Costa Rican Vacations, a tour operator.

Halloran’s company has been rescheduling vacations nonstop since the coronavirus outbreak. It’s not easy, he adds, “but we’re making some headway.”

A full refund may be the safest decision if your vacation has been canceled, and in many cases, merchants are legally required to offer it. But rescheduling may be an attractive option for travelers with more flexibility.

July | 2018


AFAR—Lapa Rios Ecolodge

This article covers the unique beauty of the luxurious Lapa Rios Ecolodge. With a secluded location, open-air restaurant, and observation deck, visiting this hotel is an adventure all in itself. Step off the beaten path to discover nature and comfort like never before.

December | 2017


Forbes—Costa Rica’s Best Resorts: From Pérez Zeledón To Papagayo

At Costa Rican Vacations we want to share the best Costa Rica has to offer. These properties are some of those we have the honor to have partnered with.


AFAR—Andaz Papagayo

Staying at Andaz is a luxurious experience in the Papagayo area. With many on-site amenities, guests are able to enjoy their time both at the resort as well as in the outdoors.



April | 2017

Travel & Leisure—Five Amazing Spring Travel Deals to Book Now

Get 33 percent off a Romantic Getaway from Costa Rican Vacations, a specialist in the country that crafts all-inclusive packages and private tours.

September | 2016

ABCNEWS—Giving Back While Getting Away: 3 Volunteer Vacation Trends

Rob Harper, co-owner and director of business development at Namu Travel, said his clients are excited about giving a day of their vacation over to the local community. The company, which interviews each client before putting together their trip itinerary, books trips to Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica

June | 2015

Brides—5 Honeymoons You Can Put on Layaway

This Costa Rica-only travel agency is made up of many expats living in Costa Rica: chances are, they know the destination better than your regular agent. Whether you’re looking for a couples-only retreat in the jungle or an eco-resort on the beach, they can help you find it.

What’s the Deal: This tour operator requires a 25 percent deposit, but you can create your own payment schedule until 30 days before your trip, when the final balance is due; 

May | 2015


The Washington Post—The Week’s Best Travel Bargains Around the Globe

Villa Buena Onda has featured several times on the Washington Post as one of the better deals offered at Costa Rica Vacations.

May | 2014


Modern Luxury—Travel & Recreation Hot List

The Papagayo area is known for its luxurious amenities and expansive ocean views. It’s perfect for a getaway filled with world-class service, pampering, and natural beauty [p.144-145].

April | 2013


BBC Wildlife—Costa Rica Holidays

Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity, peaceful culture, and widely varied destinations make it ideal for a vacation. At Costa Rican Vacations, the trip is completely customized to your travel personality.

July | 2012


CBNC—Turning a Business Into a One-Way Ticket to Paradise

Moving to a country like Costa Rica seems as exciting as it can be daunting. This is the advice from local experts on how to travel, build a new life, and enjoy the process.

March | 2011

USA TODAY—Luxury Eco Vacations in Costa Rica

Costa Rican Vacations features an eight-day eco-conscious trip staying at three luxury resorts.

March | 2010

USA TODAY—Rainforest & Birdwatching Tours in Costa Rica

For those seeking a bit of adventure, Costa Rican Vacations offers canopy tours as well, incorporating zip lines, rappel lines, Tarzan swings, and viewing platforms into exciting tree-top tours. Half-day canopy tours of Manuel Antonio and Arenal National Parks are both available. 

May | 2007


The Telegraph— Pensionados at Peace under the Palms

Step up your retirement strategy by relocating to a beautiful and budget-friendly spot in what could be Paradise. Real state in the coast was never a better investment.