Hi! My name is Ellen Zoe and I've been living in Costa Rica for the past 19 years. As a retired publicist from the entertainment industry, I have loads of experience catering to the needs of people. I also know how to put those skills to good use and make the best possible vacation trips for my clients. I've also travelled all over Costa Rica and experienced the hotels, the tours and all kinds of transportation, so I know exactly what to recommend to give our clients the best Costa Rica vacation package possible.
In my free time, I take advantage of living in Tamarindo on the Pacific northwest coast. I surf, run, take yoga classes, read, relax and spend time with my friends, usually eating at one of the best restaurants in town. I also love travelling around and seeing new places. This country continues to amaze me with its diversity!
Ellen Zoe's Travel Expertise
I know a lot about the adventure, nature, surfing and relaxation options in Costa Rica. For instance, the canopy zip lining in Monteverde cloud forest, high up in the mountains, is spectacular. I always recommend stopping there, also since most people want to see the natural sights that Costa Rica offers. If that's not in the itinerary, I can pretty much find the best nature and adventure tours in any part of the country.
As a surfer, I also have extensive knowledge about the best places around the coasts of Costa Rica to catch waves. The country has many world-class surf breaks and if you know how to surf already, or its been on your bucket list to learn, I can find you the best spots to catch the stoke.
I've also learned much more about relaxing since moving here and living the "Pura Vida" lifestyle, and I can show my clients how to do that too!
- Trekking and Hiking
- Wildlife safaris and game drives
- Segway tours
- Horseback riding
- Walking tours
- Desert safaris
- Rickshaw, cycle or local transport tours
- Sailing, yachting and motor boating
- Scuba diving
- Mountain biking
- Bicycle tours
- Kayaking and canoeing
- Food tours
- City sightseeing
- Sightseeing Tours
- Bird watching
- Bungee and swing jumping
- Local culture
- Museum and gallery visits
- Polar expeditions and cruise
- Getaways and short breaks
- Hot air balloon rides
- Surfing, kitesurfing etc.
- Zip lining
- Northern lights tours
- Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking
- Marine wildlife
- Deserts and canyons
- National parks
- Skiing and Snowboarding
- Festivals and events
- Nature and bush walks
- Hot springs
- Countryside and village visits
- Whale watching
- Natural landmarks sightseeing
- Rainforest and jungle visits
- War sites
- Cultural, religious and historic sites
- Culture shows and excursions
- Sport tours, venues or tickets
- Classes and workshops
- Amusement, theme or water parks
- Art and architecture
- Local boat rides
- Shopping and Markets
- 4x4, quad and ATV trips
- Boat tours, water sports and marine wildlife
- Sightseeing, attractions, culture and history
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Ellen Zoe's best travel experience
My favourite place that I've visited is the Caribbean island of Tortuguero. I love that it is very isolated and that I needed to take a boat there. The island also has the unique distinction of having no cars. It's rustic and the boat canal tours are so inspiring. Of course, there have been so many other memorable trips, such as to Monteverde cloud forest, or having a good soak in the natural hot springs near Arenal Volcano.
Why is Ellen Zoe the right travel expert
In my opinion, it is always best to work with a travel consultant who is actually in Costa Rica, as opposed to operating from outside. That way, you are taken care of from the start to the finish of your trip, as well as before and after. I can tell you that I am that person; I even carry the office cell phone with me 24-7! All you have to do is call me. Whether you know nothing about the country or have an idea already of what you want to do and see, I'm your gal.