We are a premium and personalized tour operator and transportation provider.  Our unique private/shared transportation services and tours are run all over Costa Rica, from the dense and lush mountains to the fresh and crystal clear sea.​

After years of working in the tourism industry, we have all the knowledge and tools required to make your experience unforgettable. We are true local people; born and raised in this beautiful country, who are the best guides you can have to explore our motherland. Our company is minded with impeccable high standards of service, for us, this means being punctual, totally reliable, honest, and to provide certified &  bilingual guides & chauffeurs with excellent knowledge.

Based in the Guanacaste province, we operate out of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas located in Playa Grande. This parks' main goal is to protect and ensure that the leatherback sea turtles' well-being is taken care of, and to keep the park a thriving environment for them to nest in. ​

Hiking
Hiking

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ZipLine Adventure
ZipLine Adventure

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White Water Tubbing
White Water Tubbing

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Meet The Team

Playa Grande Founder

Ariel Arrieta Morales

Founder 

Playa Grande Manager

Charles Forbes

Manager 

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Salem Perez

Bookings &. Marketing

After exploring over 55 countries, I always return to my home & favorite country yet, where I combined my passion for travel & tourism with my desire to show others the endless beauty of my country and thus decided to begin my own tourism company in 2017.

 

Having the prior experience I had of working in the hotel industry, & as a chauffeur/tour guide over the years, allowed my company to thrive in this growing business. During my travels, I learnt & understood what we as travelers like & consider a unique & personalized experience. I love waking up every morning  & getting to show people the breathtaking beauty my own backyard has to offer.  

I was born and raised in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. For over 8 years I gained vital experience working abroad as a Restaurant Manager at Royal Caribbean International and had the opportunity to visit several countries.  

By starting to work in the Costa Rican tourism industry after coming back, I was able to  develop my life and career in synchronization with the beauty and stunning nature of my country.

 

My degree in food, beverages and passion for nature, resulted in me never wanting to leave seeking for work anywhere other than this incredible country, filled with astonishing nature and mouth-watering cuisine.

 

Taking my first summer job at a hostel in 2016 led me to fall in love with tourism.

Although I’m majoring in food science and technology at the University of Costa Rica, which is not related to the tourism industry at all, working with the touristic sector is one of the things that truly fills my heart.

I thoroughly enjoy meeting people from all around the world and helping them to enjoy their time in this wonderful paradise I have the privilege to call my home.

I currently live In the city of Liberia, although I was born in the City of Cuidad Quesada, by the famous Arenal volcano. 

Playa Grande Guide-Driver

Jose Castañeda

Tour & Experience Guide

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Jeffrey Rodriguez

Playa Grande Guide-Driver

Ronny Obando 

            Tour & Experience Guide

Tour & Experience Guide

Playa Grande Guide-Driver

Denis Aguilar 

  Tour & Experience Guide

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Awards

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Our Fleet 

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Business SUV
Up to 7 passengers
e.g. Ford Expedition or Similar

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Off Road SUV 4X4
Up to 6
 passengers.
  e.g. Toyota  Land Cruiser or Similar

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               Mini Van                 
Up to 10 passengers
e.g. Hyundai H1 or Similar

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               Mini Bus            
Up to 14 passengers
e.g. Toyota Hiace or Similar

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               Mini Bus                
Up to 21 passengers
e.g. Mercedes Sprinter  or Similar