About Us

The special thing about us

Costa Rica Insider is a joint project of the two partners Ecoterra from Costa Rica and travel-to-nature from Germany. Travel-to-nature has been offering trips to Costa Rica for 25 years and Ecoterra has been around almost as long. In order to meet the increased demand for individual travel the idea was born to create “Costa Rica Insider” and thus offer worldwide guests a comprehensive platform for individual travel through beautiful Costa Rica.

Added value - Why travel with us?


When you invest your money in travel you want to be sure that you receive adequate services. Trust is what we stand for with our good reputation built up over 25 years. Travel-to-nature has been awarded several times by GEO Saison, the German Sustainability Award and other organizations.


Many of our day trips can be canceled free of charge until shortly before departure. Ecoterra has liability insurance and an excellent reputation in Costa Rica. All Ecoterra buses are checked and maintained. We also have baby seats in stock. Safety is paramount in our selection of activities and we are on site to check them over.

Best travel price guaranteed

You can book directly with us on site and save the intermediary fees that a tour operator would charge. This way we guarantee you the best price. In addition, we guarantee you a secure payment system.


Costa Rica Insider knows its stuff. Our local partner agency Ecoterra organizes many of the activities themselves and knows their tours. The same is true for our modules which are subject to constant control by our local staff. Our consultants in Costa Rica are happy to design you a complete tailored trip according to your wishes and budget.


Travel-to-nature and Ecoterra are considered absolute pioneers in terms of sustainability in Costa Rica. In 1994 Paul Valenciano and Rainer Stoll were involved in the foundation of Ecocentro Danaus. Later they built together the La Tigra Rainforest Lodge which is one the most sustainable lodges in the world, and the reforestation project “Reserva Bosque La Tigra” which made it to the finals for a German Sustainability Award. We are specialized in the protection of animal and plant species and have this scientifically accompanied by the university in Costa Rica.



Our team

We are an international team united by our love for travel and conservation. We look forward to assisting you in planning your dream trip to Costa Rica and providing you with unforgettable memories.


Leading the project, Carolin has made Costa Rica her new home and is your German-speaking contact person. Whenever possible, she swaps her office chair for a backpack to explore new corners of the country for you.


As a true Costa Rican and long-time tourism expert, Jordy knows his country like the back of his hand. He knows exactly which hotel suits your wishes and how your route is best designed for the selected travel time.


Andrea is a specialist in putting together the best itinerary for you. She not only makes sure that you don't miss any highlights, but shares with you her insider tips she likes to explore herself.


Our Sunnyboy, always in a good mood, Yason makes sure that all tours are well planned and run smoothly. He does this best when Latino music is playing in the background.


Guillermo coordinates the perfect flow of our self-guided tours. With his calm manner he always keeps the overview and does not lose sight of any detail.


Born in Michigan, Kara chose Costa Rica as her new home. She helps us with marketing and is your English-speaking contact person. Kara is also our "medicine woman". She loves plants and knows how to use them.


Marie used to live in Costa Rica for 5 years and fell in love with the country. Working from our German office she is coordinating our product management and is happy to share her expertise and travel tips with you.


Rainer is the founder of the project. Even though he works from Germany, he is a die-hard Costa Rica lover regularly visits his "second home". He loves bird watching and knows exactly which species you will find where.


Yngrid brings Peruvian joie de vivre to the team! Working from Germany, she manages all legal and organizational matters. She doesn't want to miss out on the fun at work which is why she created an exclusive company party playlist for us.

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