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Aventuras Tierra Verde

“Only traveling is life, just as life is traveling. The memory of this is the only paradise from which we cannot be expelled.”

Bienvenido and Welcome!

We are Aventuras Tierra Verde, a sustainable tour operator based in Costa Rica, founded in 1995 by two German expats. Our office is located in beautiful Ciudad Colon, about 30 minutes outside the turbulent capital of San Jose.
Our international team, currently consisting of 15 Costa Ricans and Germans, has made it their mission to make your dream vacation in Costa Rica come true.
Our cultural differences are our strength, as we know exactly what the customer expects, but we also know what makes the Ticos tick.

In 2012, Tierra Verde received the highest possible Category 5 of the CST sustainability certification; Since 2016, we have also been a Rainforest Alliance-certified tour operator that meets internationally recognized, global sustainability criteria. Furthermore, Tierra Verde received a 4-star award in 2016 as part of the ecological program “Blue Flag” (Bandera Azul Ecológica).

Our company philosophy

Tailor made travel

The specialization in the European target markets, in addition to an exceptionally high level of service and quality awareness as well as the personalization of our trips, is the company’s founding idea and has been consistently developed further over the years.

Comprehensive knowledge of our customers’ expectations, culture and demands enables us to develop tailor-made travel offers tailored to the individual wishes and requirements of our customers.

Permanent and critical quality control of our service providers and our own services is a matter of course for Tierra Verde in order to offer our guests authentic, high-quality and unique trips.

Quality and perfect service at fair prices

Our concern is professional, responsible and sustainable tourism, realized through careful route planning according to the number of participants, critical selection of the respective service providers and regions visited according to quality and sustainability criteria, as well as detailed information for our guests about ecological and social efforts of the Republic of Costa Rica, their residents and NGOs.

Tierra Verde is now one of the most recognized travel agencies in Costa Rica. We are just as proud of our long-standing, good business relationships with tour operators and service providers, which we are constantly expanding, as we are of the above-average satisfaction of our guests.

Our guiding principles are controlled growth, accompanied by innovation and creativity to permanently improve our products and services, as well as the aim of creating a safe and stable working environment for our employees and their families.

We answer our customers’ inquiries and bookings in detail and competently within a maximum of 24 hours by email (or fax) – in your language. In addition to Spanish and English, many of our employees also speak German. Whether in the area of individual or group travel: we think for our guests in the background and ensure that a trip to Costa Rica becomes an unforgettable experience.
Careful travel planning and preparation, detailed customer information and small touches for our guests are just as much a matter of course for us as a 24-hour emergency service in German/English that can provide unbureaucratic assistance with problems.

Mission

To offer a personalized high- quality and excellence experience, through the design of unique travel programs, tailored to each of our travelers, aimed at promoting sustainable development in Costa Rica.

Vission

To be the most recognized tour operator known for our continuous improvement and innovation in our services; ensuring the promotion of a long-term, positive relationship with our collaborators, suppliers, and customers. We are committed to ensuring a stable and sustainable tourism activity which allows us to positively impact our environmental and socio-cultural surroundings.

Our values

Quality & Service... Naturally

Quality and Excellence in Service.

Our top priority is to continuously strive for improvement to achieve unparalleled results in customer satisfaction.

Passion and Commitment

We put our hearts and minds into planning our travel itineraries! We are dedicated to designing and organizing inspiring, memorable, and personalized travel experiences that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Integrity and Respect

People are the most important aspect of Aventuras Tierra Verde. We conduct our business according to the highest ethical and moral standards, adhering to values of fairness and honesty. We treat all individuals, whether they are members of your team, customers, suppliers, or residents of the communities where we operate, with the utmost respect.

Fun and Teamwork

We have fun! And we celebrate the small accomplishments along our journey toward greater success. We strive to maintain an environment where teamwork, authenticity, enthusiasm, and diversity come together to provide a rewarding experience, valuing the contributions of each team member. We support the professional and personal growth of our collaborators.

Sustainability and Management of Our Resources

We strongly believe in applying responsible and sustainable practices in everything we do, in order to safeguard human, natural, cultural as well as economic resources for current and future generations.

Our team

Get to know us

From experienced tour guides to skilled trip planners, the Tierra Verde team strives to create unforgettable and environmentally conscious travel experiences for their clients.

Luis Agüero

CEO | Co-Owner

With 27 years of experience in the tourism industry, I have developed a deep understanding of what it takes to create unforgettable travel experiences. Leading a dedicated team, our goal is to ensure our clients have a remarkable time exploring the beauty of Costa Rica. Personally, I have a fondness for Puerto Viejo Limon, Zona Sur, and Santa Teresa, especially the stunning beach areas.

Josué Agüero

Commercial Manager

With a passion for reading, music, hiking, and going to the gym, I am an individual who enjoys staying active and engaged. I am particularly drawn to tourism for its ability to encompass various aspects of society, culture, and leisure. I love to travel and discover new places, immersing myself in different heritages. Teaching others about my country brings me great joy. As for my favorite place in Costa Rica, La Fortuna holds a special place in my heart, with its blissful hot springs and amazing proximity to the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Daniela García

Management Assistant

I feel truly alive when I'm out exploring new places, especially in Costa Rica. The beaches and sunsets there are absolutely breathtaking, but I also find solace in the tranquil beauty of the mountains. My job in tourism allows me to combine my passion for travel with my love for discovering hidden gems and unique destinations. It's a perfect fit for me and I couldn't be happier.

Silvia Hernández

Loading Executive

I have a diverse range of hobbies that include training at the gym, dancing, and watching TV. However, I discovered my passion for the world of tourism more than 20 years ago by a fortunate coincidence. I thoroughly enjoy my work as it allows me to showcase my quick-witted personality. Without a doubt, my favorite place in Costa Rica is the breathtaking beaches in Guanacaste.

Kristyn Aguilar

Reservations Coordinator | Group Operations

Walking, reading, and exploring new places are my favorite hobbies. Working in the tourism industry has given me the chance to discover the breathtaking destinations in Costa Rica. Among them, Monteverde holds a special place in my heart as my favorite location.

Róger Guadamuz

Management Assistant

I am an avid table tennis player and beach traveler with a deep appreciation for wildlife and photography. Although I don't have much luck fishing, I still enjoy the experience. For the past 13 years, I have been fortunate to work for Aventuras Tierra Verde, allowing me to explore and gain extensive knowledge of Costa Rica's stunning natural destinations, which I have come to consider a true paradise.

Alexia Hernández

Executive Reservations | FIT´s Operations

In my free time, I enjoy modeling, running, taking pictures, reading, dancing, and watching TV series. My fascination with Costa Rica and the desire to provide exceptional experiences to customers led me to work in the tourism industry. With my extensive experience, I strive to meet and exceed customer expectations. Monteverde, Guanacaste, Fortuna, and Tortuguero are among my favorite places in Costa Rica due to their stunning landscapes, diverse climates, and incredible biodiversity.

Dora Quesada

Groups Executive

Reading and traveling are my favorite hobbies. I pursued a degree in hotel management to make the most of my language skills. It's challenging to choose just one favorite place in this country due to its immense beauty and diversity. However, San Gerardo de Dota holds a special place in my heart as one of my favorite destinations.

María José Mora

Executive Reservations | FIT´s Operations

Reading, exploring new places, and cycling are my favorite hobbies. I have always been drawn to tourism and have a keen interest in discovering new destinations and small towns throughout Costa Rica. Among all the beautiful places in the country, Tortuguero as my favorite. Its unique charm and breathtaking scenery make it a must-visit location.

Melannie Dahler

Sales Executive English | German

Surfing, going to the gym, and exploring new places with my family are my favorite hobbies. I developed a passion for tourism after observing my uncle in his profession, and I truly enjoy my job as it allows us to showcase the wonders of our country to our clients. The southern part of Costa Rica is my favorite destination, with its stunning landscapes and abundant natural beauty.

Katherine Mora

Sales Executive English | Spanish

Reading a captivating book and witnessing breathtaking sunsets are my favorite hobbies. I ventured into the tourism industry to gain sales experience, and I absolutely adore my job because it allows me to create joyful experiences for others. To me, offering destinations is akin to granting dreams as precious gifts. Among the remarkable places in Costa Rica, Tamarindo holds a special spot in my heart as my ultimate favorite.

Maribel Hamilton

Sales Executive English | Spanish

My hobbies are painting, knitting, and watching history documentaries. Inspired by my parents' love for the tourism industry, I decided to pursue a career in this dynamic field. I currently work at Aventuras Tierra Verde, where I appreciate the company's values and dedication to environmental sustainability. Creating itineraries, advising clients, and sharing my passion for travel brings me joy, as I enjoy the thrill of planning trips and crafting memorable experiences. Arenal, with its stunning views and vast array of activities, holds a special place in my heart as my favorite destination that never fails to captivate me.

Laura Mora

Sales Executive English | Spanish

My hobbies include cooking, spending time with loved ones, traveling, and immersing myself in different cultures. Initially unsure about pursuing a career in tourism, I eventually discovered my passion for it as I had the opportunity to explore various hidden gems in my own country. The Osa Peninsula is my favorite destination

Jennifer Hernández

Sales Executive English | Spanish

In my leisure time, I enjoy reading, dancing, traveling with my family, and immersing myself in different cultures. Fourteen years ago, fate led me into the tourism industry, igniting a passion within me. Every client and destination I encounter offers invaluable experiences that have shaped my growth. I am deeply enthusiastic about working in tourism as it allows me to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and showcase the beauty of my country. While it's challenging to pick a favorite spot in Costa Rica due to its beauty, I have a soft spot for Corcovado, Golfo Dulce, Puerto Jimenez, Santa Teresa, and Arenal.

Gaudy Siles

Sales Executive English | Spanish

Hello! I'm student of languages. In my free time I love to read, sing, dance, travel, go hiking in our beautiful mountains or get some vitamin sea. Since I was a child, my grandfather has been teaching me the love and respect for nature. From the sunrise to the sunset, Costa Rica takes your breath away, I'm honored to share our huge pura vida, full of biodiversity and accompany you in these experiences that you'll remember forever.

Nervin Requene

Sales Executive English | Spanish

I'm a truly passionate person for adventure and xtreme sports, I love hiking and feel the nature around me. Also love watching movies and series, read a book with a cup of coffee while is raining outside. Have the opportunity to work in tourism in a country like Costa Rica with all the nature and landscapes is the most wonderful feeling for me.

Jose Angel Montiel

Jose Angel Montiel

Tour Guide

Also known as "Chico," I was born and raised in Costa Rica. Being surrounded by tourism as my father is a tour guide, I developed a passion for this profession at a very young age. I had the privilege of experiencing the beauty of Costa Rica firsthand, which instilled in me a deep fascination for its nature and people. After learning German through vacations in Austria and language courses, I am excited to show you the tropical diversity of Costa Rica and immerse you in the country's rich traditions. Get ready for an intensive and unforgettable journey through Costa Rica with me as your enthusiastic tour guide, "Chico."

Eberhard Kaes

Eberhard Kaes

Tour Guide

A proud German hailing from the Allgäu region. It has been a wonderful 10 years that I have been living in the beautiful Costa Rica. My love for this country dates back to my first visit here 30 years ago, which sparked a deep connection with its enchanting landscapes. Alongside being a tour guide, I am also an ardent nature photographer. My passion lies in capturing the intricate details of animals and plants, with a particular fondness for macro photography. Combining my love for guiding and photography, I strive to offer a truly immersive and unforgettable experience as visitors explore the breathtaking wonders of Costa Rica's natural beauty.

Gabriel Sanabria

Tour Guide

Hey there! I'm Gabriel, your cheerful tour guide, and I'm beyond excited to welcome you to my beautiful home country, Costa Rica. I absolutely adore this place, from its stunning nature to its vibrant culture. I can't wait to show you the hidden gems and give you an authentic glimpse into the everyday life of the warm-hearted Costa Ricans. Let's embark on this adventure together and create unforgettable memories!

Esteban Morera

Esteban Morera

Tour Guide

Hi there! I'm Esteban Morera, your guide for this incredible journey through one of the most stunning places in the world. I'm thrilled to meet you! As a young and passionate nature enthusiast, I genuinely enjoy sharing my knowledge and discussing the fascinating interconnections found within the rainforest. It would be an honor for me to be a part of your dream vacation and create unforgettable memories together.