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Playa Grande, Costa Rica    playagrandeshutte@gmail.com +506 87224778

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Canceling a tour or a shuttle will result in cancellation fees, detailed below: 
Canceled before 21 calendar days in advance, no charge or fees. 
Canceled between 20 and 15 calendar days in advance, charged 50% of the total. 
Canceled 14 calendar days or less in advance or no show, charged 100% of the total.
The approval or modifications on tour or shuttle date and times will be determined by our availability. 

All tours and shared shuttles require a minimum of 3 people to operate (email us to check availability)

Payments are only accepted through Venmo, Zelle, Bank of America Direct Deposit or Cash (USD $ or Colones ₡)

Ariel Arrieta Morales

Founder & CEO

After traveling to over 50 countries, I returned to my home and favorite country yet, Costa Rica, where I combined my passion for travel and tourism with my desire to show others the endless beauty of my country and started my own tourism company over three years ago. Having the prior experience I had of working in the hotel industry, and as a chauffeur and tour guide over the years, allowed my company to thrive in this growing business. I love waking up every morning and getting to show people the breathtaking beauty my own backyard has to offer.  

Robby Bonilla

Tour & Experience Guide

Manuela Brunelli

Managing Director

My combined love for travel and Costa Rica led me to work in tourism in this amazing country. My previous experience of living and working in six different countries and my knowledge of over four languages has helped me thrive in the industry and this incredible company. Originally from Brazil, I am a certified yoga instructor, in addition to Reiki practitioner, and love being able to use these skills to teach what I love, where I love.

Denis Aguilar

Tour & Experience Guide

Meet The Team

Charles Forbes

Tour & Experience Guide

Proud bilingual Costa Rican. Born in raised in Guanacaste, just 15 minutes out of Playa Grande, a place where the sun is always shining and great warm weather can be expected almost every day of the year.  Guanacaste allowed me to continue the career that I started building up by several years of working in the hotel industry in places like JW Marriott & Riu Guanacaste.        I decided to be closer to our immense nature and started driving and guiding tourist. 

Born and raised in Limon, Costa Rica, with over 8 years of experience as a  Restaurant Manager at Royal Caribbean International, tour guide and experience creator has led me to where I am now. My degree in food and beverages and passion for nature, resulted in me never wanting to leave this incredible country filled with astonishing nature and mouth-watering cuisine.

After 10 years bartending and restaurant experience at one of Costa Rica’s best 5-Star Resort, Tabacon Termal Resort & Spa, I knew the tourism industry was my true passion. I love that I get to live in my favorite place in Costa Rica, La Fortuna, and get to practice what I love, exploring this beautiful country as I meet incredible people from all over the world.