Hey, there! Welcome to our “Start Planning Your Travel” page.

If you are figuring out travel ideas, eco-friendly places to visit, sustainable things to do or best travel tips in Costa Rica, we can give you an extra hand with that.

As travelers when we have visited other countries or places, we recognize that we are not the locals. And we’ve realized that asking locals helps us get details that save time, money and energy and helps us have a better experience in a foreign country.

At exploretikizia.comyou still have the freedom to find the information on your own. The goal of this blog is to share information about those places that can be hard to find.

We also want to help you get there without being the middleman.

We have all that you need to start planning your travel experience by yourself.

First, take a look at the following sections that we created for you!

Start Here This section gives a brief introduction to what our blog is about and it shows you all our suggested posts for first-time travelers to Costa Rica. This section will also give you a sneak peek to Costa Rican culture.

Costa Rica Map: How much do you love maps? This section shows you all our articles about the places we have visited in our country. Most of these are eco-friendly or sustainable places that support local economies and protect nature.

Your Travel StyleAre you a hiking enthusiast or culture seeker? This section will show you all our articles organized depending on your preferred travel style, so go ahead and navigated through our blog!

Click here and book your car rental with a 5% discount!

After reading our blog, you’ll probably notice that renting a car in Costa Rica is a huge advantage.

Renting a car can give you benefits like:

  • Freedom and time savings.
  • Better mobility non-touristy places.
  • Readjustment of your itinerary if needed.

Let us be your travel concierge in Costa Rica!

We have over 10 years of experience in tourism.

Ligia has worked as travel concierge in big hotels chain like Double Tree Hilton in Cariari, and she has also worked in other meaningful positions related to tourism, such as coordinating volunteers.

Rodrigo has worked as a tour guide, but his first steps in tourism were as a travel concierge in different hotels and as a travel agent with a Costa Rican travel agency.

Nowadays, we help travelers/readers with their trip planning by suggesting the non-touristy places and the ones that are touristy but with meaningful activities. We love to tell people about places that are eco-friendly and have sustainable practices.

You can read more about us HERE!

Travelers/readers thoughts:

“Rodrigo planned a magnificent trip for our group of 7. We had 3 adults and 4 teenage boys, but Rodrigo planned a trip that filled all of our needs. He transported us in a nice, new van and selected activities and sights that appealed to our entire group. We all loved the scenery and the adventure of hiking to the waterfall. The canopy tour was simply amazing and was the highlight of the trip. Rodrigo provided great meal options and all of the food was delicious and reasonably priced. I can’t say enough good things about Rodrigo’s attention to detail and his commitment to service.”

—Jonathan Merrill, Atlanta, Georgia.


Destination Advice


Chat with Ligia or Rodrigo

Ideas on where to go

Advice on how long to spend in each place

Quick 15-20 minute chat

Itinerary Planning




Custom daily travel plan

Unlimited email / chat with Ligia or Rodrigo (Expert trip designers)

Includes up to 4 travelers*

Up to 3 rounds of trip revisions*

Detailed information/Links to book all recommended activities*

Hotel/Tours booking assistance if needed

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