Meet our RedKnot Ambassadors in Costa Rica

Alejo

San José
Food and Cooking, Bars and nightlife, Sporting Events

Travel allows you to open your eyes and feel what is real, the meaning of life. Costa Rica has lot of magic places to discover. Also we have a good weather in all over the country that’s why we have any kind of fruits and veggies, our local food is outstanding and is a must to try. Before I came to San José I had a restaurant in Nicaragua and there I got part of my education. I am a lover of nature, of the beach, of the ecological, of music, of reading, riding bike, hiking and I love meeting new people and places. Cooking for me is essential when it comes to knowing a culture since it connects us with many magical flavors and family memories, such as that dish that only your grandmother cooked for you. I am very outgoing, a foodie lover as you can see and I always like to do something whether new, I love to travel and I hope one day to know the whole world! I hope to get to know you and give you a full experience of joy and good vibes of Costa Rica La Pura Vida.

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Oscar Lios

Guanacaste
Photography, Art, Culture and Museums, Surfing and Other Water Sports

"Travel means everything to me, it's my reason for living! It's the opportunity to see and understand the world and is the way in which you can change your view of the world. I'm an artist and musician. I was born in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica where I was an Art Director for 25 years. 10 years ago I decided to move to the small town where my beloved mother was born, Sardinal. Now I live in this magical place, surrounded by nature and gentle people, far from the pollution of the city and the sadness of the asphalt. My day passes between the green of nature and the green of my paintings. At night time I change my brushes for a guitar and sing for people. I know well and love the place where I live and I would like to share my homeland and happiness with you. Travelers will enjoy spending time with me because I have the wonderful blessing of seeing the world with eyes of amazement, with the wonder of a child, and if I can get a traveler to share my vision, I'm sure they will enjoy their stay and time with me a lot!"

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Sarita

San José
Surfing and Other Water Sports, Food and Cooking, Wildlife and nature

I think travel is all about new experiences, challenging yourself to change and to grow. I absolutely love Costa Rica, the thing I love the most is that it’s very small but also has a huge diversity in landscapes and activities. I feel very proud about the efforts that the country has made to preserve nature and wildlife. In the last couple of years the city has become even more interesting for food, drinks and parties. I’m a mechanical engineer but truly that has never defined me. I also have an art side and studied music for several years but I’m also passionate about sports and the outdoors. The water is where I feel the most comfortable, be it in a swimming pool, the ocean, a river or a lake. I love to be surrounded by nature, stay still, do yoga and meditate but I also like to party and dance the whole night away. I know the value of having someone to show you what life is really about in a country and all the sites tourist don’t always get to know.... and that’s what I want to offer other travelers to explore with me.

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Lexi

San José
Wildlife and nature, Surfing and Other Water Sports, Unique & Unusual Places

Travel is freedom and knowledge. It makes you grow as a person. Costa Rica is the best place to visit, you will find everything you are looking for here. There are two "barrios" (neighborhoods) I would show anyone, Barrio Amon and Barrio Escalante. Both filled with awesome restaurants, bars and nice streets to walk around. The amazing thing about San Jose is that everything is close, so we could easily go spend the day at a volcano, horseback riding, mountain, waterfall and even at the beach. I am proud of the way that our sustainable tourism has grown and it is absolutely something I would incorporate in your travel plans. Travel is my passion and I wish I could do it full time. I just became a psychologist and use my spare time to travel and explore Costa Rica. I always find time to volunteer and give back. I think websites mislead tourists. Only a local can help you discover all the hidden gems of Costa Rica. I will be a great companion for you and can show you all best places.

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Robert

San José
Surfing and Other Water Sports, Wildlife and nature, Bars and nightlife

Travel for me is all about adventure and fun. Plain and simple. I currently live in Escazu, San José and I love it here! There is so much to do. From the bustling nightlife of the city to the breathtaking mountains, volcanos, rivers, and waterfalls that surround us! I try to take advantage of everything this city has to offer. Within a 2 hour drive are some of the best surf spots in the world and I happen to have grown up surfing all of them so I can take you to all the secret spots! I was born in Costa Rica, but I’ve moved back and forth between different parts of Costa Rica and the US. I love surfing, hiking, camping, skating, and basically anything that has to do with nature or adrenaline! I love the rave scene in Costa Rica so I usually spend my weekends at the club if I’m not out on an adventure. I’m also currently studying in Biology and Ecology. Travel with me and I will show you the time of your life! I know this country like the back of my hand and I’ll give you the full on local experience.

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Veronica

San José
Wildlife and nature, Family and kids activities, Food and Cooking

I am a home based architect living on the mountainous slope north of Alajuela. I try to balance my life with the many things I enjoy, such as travelling, bird watching, gardening, cooking, and recently I started canning and quilting. Having been in over 60 countries gives me a good reference point in understanding a visitor’s likely perspective about what they would like to do when visiting here. Knowing the value of a good plan for the time available while travelling allows me to utilize your time efficiently so that you can see and experience as much as you would like, but not feel rushed by the end of the day. I have crisscrossed the country since the 1980s, so I know it well, and can provide many options that would likely match your interests to make it the best trip ever for you. If you have food restrictions I am very knowledgeable in where to go. I am child friendly, and dog friendly too. Let me help you maximize your enjoyment during your visit, and let’s discover Costa Rica together in my Land Rover Discovery, which can take us in comfort wherever you decide to go.

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Lucy

Guanacaste
Wildlife and nature, Hiking and walks, Unique & Unusual Places

Travel for me is discovering new places, being amazed by landscapes and new smells. It is about getting to know people through the way they eat, talk and relate to nature and each other. I believe days are based on your attitude, if you want to have fun you can decided to make a day be fun and happy each time :) I also believe we are here all to help each other. I love cooking and food in general, I love the ocean and calm lonely beaches. Nature can heal us and that is something I love and appreciate about my country. I hope you can feel some of that love from Costa Rica to you in your hometown. Costa Rica is waiting for YOU. Travelers should connect with me if they want to have a real experience of the coast in Costa Rica. Guanacaste is a wonderful place surround by beaches, waterfalls, volcanoes, rivers, forest and animals. And lots of seafood. A day in Guanacaste can be unforgettable from doing a picnic on the beach, having a drink near the ocean, hiking to conquer a great view or waterfall, surfing all day long or waiting for a good sunset to fall. The people are special too. There is no way you will be bored here!

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Hans

San José
Hiking and walks, Wildlife and nature, Unique & Unusual Places

Costa Rica is a country that offers nature in many ways at a short driving distance. You can see beautiful volcanoes while on the way to the beach, and spend time in thermal waters and waterfalls on a day trip. My favorite places to go are the most exotic and less visited by tourists. Volcanoes, waterfalls, jungle and beaches all in a short drive. Also Costa Rica has to offer some of the world’s most special hotels, guest houses and parks as well as very good food. I am an organic coffee and banana producer in my farm on the mountains of Tarrazu where I live, located in the higher altitude coffee zone of Costa Rica. I am an outdoor kind of person that loves hiking in the jungle, mountain biking, Kayaking and riding my boat through the islands on the gulf of Nicoya. I like classic cars and boats and use to be a motocross racer for more than 12 years. I know the Country as a whole, I have traveled everywhere and know the best places. My car is a very safe, comfortable and nice to ride in, I know the best restaurants, bars and hotels. I like to dedicate my time to showing the best and least known places in Costa Rica. I am very friendly, and considered, therefore I will always want the best for my friends.

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Jose

Guanacaste
Surfing and Other Water Sports, Wildlife and nature, Family and kids activities

Travel to me is way to learn...learn about life, learn about yourself, learn about the other cultures. A way to see how big the world is, how beautiful nature is wherever you go... I love waking up with the sunrise, to different sounds like birds and monkeys, preparing a coffee and siting outside to just relax. I love to drive to a place called playa minas, a secluded beach with blue water... In rainy season I have a waterfall less than 5 min driving from my home so you can find me there when I´m not at home. Monday nights we have an artisan market in flamingo, also many restaurants, live music bars that make it easy to have a fun at night. I am a very enthusiastic person, calm but when nature calls... let's go!! I have a strong connection with nature, always trying to work as a team with it. I love being outdoors, at the beach, ocean, mountains. I am very confident and knowledgeable even someone you can trust when going diving with sharks! I’m really in love with this place! For me exploring it is like a hobby! Going to a volcano, diving, waterfalls, sunsets, animals make my days perfect! I hope I can share all my enthusiasm to you!

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Karla

San José
Wildlife and nature, Hiking and walks, Art, Culture and Museums

An ideal day for me involves going somewhere new, getting to know all about the place and eating their signature dish. I am a proud Costa Rican, I love my tiny country and everything it has to offer. I am always trying to present it as it is, a charming personality, kind of all over the place, but above it all, a happy place. I love food and everything it represents. I am a professional chef and food is my passion. It is beautiful to see how easy and fun is to bond with anybody from anywhere just sharing some food. But that is the trick... it is not only food! You are sharing culture, love, background, your grandma's recipe, and everything that reminds you of her, and a bit of your heart and soul. All of this makes it such an unique experience, that needs to be repeated as much as possible. That is what life is for isn't it? To live for those priceless moments! Exploring with me will not be boring that is for sure! I will recommend the best places to eat and take care to make you feel comfortable.

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Nikkita

Guanacaste
Wildlife and nature, Food and Cooking, Shopping and Fashion

To me travel is the best way to enjoy all the beauty and wonderful things in the world and to share experiences with good company and loved ones. I live in a very small beach town surrounded by nature, great food and fun activities. We are on the Pacific so have beautiful weather, sunsets and evenings. I spend a lot of time on the beach with my dogs and with my friends. Costa Rica is a peaceful and happy country with beautiful people. I believe that finding happiness is one of the most important things in life and find my own happiness in the company of real, simple and authentic people. I hope to make the world a better place and enjoy living in nature and taking care of it. I believe that you can spend a great day anywhere if you have the right mindset, time and company. My ideal day would include the beach, grilling food, and watching a full moon. You should travel with me because I’m fun, charming, trustworthy and I know my country very well.

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Ben W

Guanacaste
Wildlife and nature, Surfing and Other Water Sports, Hiking and walks

Costa Rica is a diverse country. You can do everything you desire outdoors in the most beautiful place. I live in the Guanacaste region which has the most incredible beaches. I have spent full days beach hoping and discovering new beaches. There are also some amazing waterfalls, bike trails, rivers, volcanoes and hiking in the region. One of the best questions I was asked was by my brother. He asked when I feel the most alive? My answer is after exercise and when I am adventuring and exploring new places. I love adventure, nature and fun! If you truly want a local experience, I do too. Spear Fishing with Ticos, Bike Riding, exploring new trails and waterfalls. I won't do the typical tourist things, I will only take you on adventures I would take my friends on.

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Vero

Guanacaste
Unique & Unusual Places, Wellness and exercise, Food and Cooking

I live in the most magical country in the world, one of the most peaceful and remote places that is left on this planet. The energy in Costa Rica is pure and very nice, everything flows easier here. I live on the Pacific Coast in the Tamarindo area that is surrounded with beautiful beaches, not only for relaxing but also for surfing. There are beautiful secrets spots with amazing views and nature. Many great places to eat, have drinks or hang out. The town is always full of beautiful people from all around the world. There are many options for yoga, meditation, spiritual gatherings, ceremonies, concerts, healing sessions or workshops. Here you never get bored. I know special places around here, since I am myself a traveler, I came originally from Slovakia, I know what people who come to visit this part of the world might really enjoy. I have explored a lot around here in the last years, I have met many people and I have a some great connections around here so I will make sure everyone will feel most welcome and like at home here.

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Alejandro

Guanacaste
Surfing and Other Water Sports, Hiking and walks, Wellness and exercise

Exploring is my passion, besides providing safe driving, and lots of fun. I know my province and city really well. I can take travelers to breathtaking places, that they could only visit with me, because some of the places are not open to the public. I was born in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, however I had the blessing of being raised in the paradise or what we call the Gold Coast of Costa Rica, Guanacaste! Being raised here made me a person who loves nature. Being surrounded by a lot of natural resources, living 200 meters from the beach, being raised in an environment of great family union, are all aspects that shaped the person I am today. I love being outdoors, watching sunsets, going for long walks with my dogs, enjoying whole days on the beach, but above all just enjoying the moment and having a Pura Vida time, as we Costa Ricans say!

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Mari

Guanacaste
Food and Cooking, Surfing and Other Water Sports, Wellness and exercise

I’m passionate about Costa Rica! I love my country and the variety of things to do here fascinates me. I’m based in one of the best surfing towns on the Guanacaste coast, Marbella. It’s a multicultural place where we are very aligned with nature and healthy living. Here you are able to experience the authentic Costa Rican lifestyle of Pura Vida. The best thing about this place is that you are in a location where you can see and experience a lot by moving either south or north. If you like adventure and new experiences, this might be your place too! I practice yoga every day and on an ideal day I try to practice twice, on waking up and after watching the sun set. Sunsets are crucial for me so no matter if I’m at the beach or on a mountain I will find a spot to watch the sunset. For me the main point of traveling is seeing places through a local’s eyes: you want to get to know the place not from the tourist perspective, but the local one. If what you are looking for is an experience, an adventure, getting to see a different culture, definitely pick me to explore the best of this country. "

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Adrian

San José
Wildlife and nature, Shopping and fashion, Sporting Events

I’m passionate about life. Travel to me means access to freedom and culture. Costa Rica is a tropical paradise filled with stunning scenery, incredible biodiversity, and thrilling outdoor adventures. Visiting is easy, as it’s a tiny country with big attributes. It’s the most peaceful country in Latin America and once of the most biodiverse places on earth. Our name means Rich Coast, and was given to us by the Spanish explorers who assumed Costa Rica was filled with gold. As a Tico, I love to start my Sunday morning with a trip to la Feria del Agicultor ""Farmers Market"", to buy all my veggies and fruits, and you can never pass up a good Gallo Pinto. I always try to take people who come to Costa Rica to do something different. I’ll take them where no one will take them to have a of taste of the beauty of this place, such as Mercados Locales.

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