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 of 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. Get to know the core team members:


Carolin ist from Germany, but has found her second home in Costa Rica. She leads the project and whenever possible she is on site to explore new travel destinations for you. As your German- and English-speaking contact person, she will be happy to share her insider knowledge with you.


As a true Costa Rican and long-time tourism expert, Deiner knows his country like the back of his hand. He leads the local sales team and is responsible for quality management and customer satisfaction. He loves to spend his free time with his family.


Meybelline is our youngest team member. Although recently joined us, she has already proven herself with her quick comprehension and smart character. She will be more than happy to assist you with your travel planning.


Steven is responsible for the operation of our day tours and shuttle transfers. He loves exploring new destinations with his motorcycle and hitting the dance floor to Salsa music.


Guillermo has already worked in various areas of the company and therefore knows his way around very well. While he's very professional and doesn't lose sight for details, he also likes to joke around at work.


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.

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