Customized Costa Rica Vacations, since 1999.

Jose Brenes

Travel Consultant

I was born and raised in Cartago, Costa Rica, tackled my studies and then later worked. I moved to the USA and lived, primarily, in NYC for 14 years. I have a BA in Tourism and over 25 years of work experience in the travel industry which has allowed me to travel extensively throughout the country. Travel is my passion and I’ve always felt like an Ambassador to Costa Rica when discussing trips with my clients. I’m grateful to be part of this fantastic organization and I yearn to continue providing outstanding service to my clients.

Notes on Costa Rica

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My Top Tip When Traveling Is...

Try to visit at least two destinations in CR, there are so many places to visit that one could easily spend a month and not see it all. With two destinations it would give you a great glimpse of what our beautiful country is all about.

Client story #1

I had a client requesting an Ocean View room in San Jose.

Client story #2

Another client complained that it was too cloudy in the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Client story #3

I once had a client that asked me to describe the rainforest to him. When I did, he freaked out and told me he'd booked a trip to Florida and would be visiting the Rainforest Cafe there instead as it was safer :)

Recent Traveler Stories

Wow! We had a dream vacation! Thank you Costa Rican Vacations and our travel consultant Jose Brenes for his knowledge, advising and planning our 2 week vacation. Seriously, effortless on my end. I can’t thank you enough for your kindness and patience. I know I flooded your email at times with my questions. I appreciated your quick replies. We traveled to 4 very different areas of Costa Rica and the whole trip was meticulously planned out including a full itinerary, including transportation transfers and Punctual transfer times. Absolutely Phenomenal Planning! Not one issue with anything. They even were so accommodating changing the pickup time at the airport because our flight came in 9 hours later than planned. No problem we were told. Pura Vida. All 4 Resorts we stayed at were just amazing in their own ways. We got to Arenas Del Mar very late at night but wow, my morning view literally took my breath away. I looked at my husband and I said I can’t believe this. We had an ocean view with a very large balcony with chairs, daybed and a jacuzzi. I thought I was dreaming. So Beautiful! We began our family memory. The food, culture and biodiversity is nothing you can even comprehend unless you vista Costa Rica. We learned so much visiting your country. The people are warm and accommodating, the drivers, tour guides are so full of knowledge that we loved talking with them and sharing stories. Amazing people!Thank you Costa Rican Vacations and Jose Brenes for making this our vacation memory of a lifetime!

Amy Andersen
Date of exterience: August 2021

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