Costa Rica Great and Small really sums up our philosophy.
Just like Costa Rica is a small, but great country, often called the Central American Switzerland, and home of the happiest people in the world, we have created a network of the greatest small companies throughout Costa Rica that will provide you with unparalleled service and life changing experiences. These are companies that value you, as a customer and that believe in sustainable tourism, using your vacation dollar to make their community, their country, and our planet a better place to live.
So while you may not always find people who can fluently speak your language, you will always find people who will communicate, no matter what it takes, with a smile. This year, consider turning your vacation dreams into unforgettable lifelong memories with Costa Rica Great and Small.
Look at it this way; those large chain hotels that you know by name… they usually use local labor for construction, gardening, etc., but their high-paid management and culinary staff is often imported, they offer so many services inside their complex, that you have no reason to leave the hotel, meaning your vacation money doesn’t make it to the communities, they have few or no projects to help support the community and because of the bureaucracy of high level management even the smallest contributions are often impossible, besides the fact that they are often franchises, or international conglomerations who take their profits out of the country.
We believe that if you want to travel to another country, you should discover what that country has to offer, including its nature, culture, people, and lifestyle. And that you should choose companies that love their country and their neighborhood, helping with the local schools, conserving the environment, hiring local folks, and more. We have learned that when you choose to make someone else’s life better you are the one who gets the benefit of a life-changing experience.
Some of our recommended companies are true hidden gems – small local businesses who don’t have the means to market for you to find them on your own… don’t miss them, let Costa Rica Great and Small put together a custom itinerary to meet your individual needs and dreams and to get you started on this unbelievable journey!
Our experienced travel specialists live right here in the country, and are happy to highlight their local favorites for you to discover.
From black and white sand beaches to bright blue waterfalls, from rainforests to cloud forests, from volcanoes to mountain tops, and from quiet culture-rich towns to big cities; Costa Rica is full of things to see and do. Let us put our 25+ years’ experience in the Costa Rican travel industry to work for you!
Whether you are looking for information on destinations, adventure, nature, or cultural activities, voluntourism, weather, what to pack, where to stay, or how to get around; our friendly bilingual staff is waiting to help you plan the perfect vacation!
We have a few general vacation packages already put together, but we pride ourselves on working directly with you to create a package that is exactly what you are dreaming of.
No need to spend hours researching TripAdvisor and a hundred hotel booking sites searching for the best reviews, the best prices, and then try to guess on how to get from one place to the next and how long it will take. We do all of that for you, while recommending companies that you can feel good about supporting. And not only do we not charge you anything for this service, we almost always get you better deals than you could get yourself!
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