The Costa Rica Vacation Experts website is part of the C.R. Referrals Travel Group (www.crreferrals.com). The C.R. Referrals travel team has over 40 years of collective travel experience in Costa Rica. Our agents come from Costa Rica, Colombia, United States, & Canada. C.R. Referrals was started by Catalina Cuervo who is the owner and manager in all aspects of the C.R. Referrals Travel Group and agents on the team.
Catalina has worked hard and through promotions and opportunities she became a hotel manager in one of our busiest beach towns. She later caught the eye of Los Sueños Marriott resort and was asked to come and work with them in upper management. After a few years being unsatisfied working within a corporate lifestyle, and wanting to work more with clients directly again, she left her position to start her first company C.R. Referrals. As her company has grown in recognition, becoming more and more well known in Costa Rica and beyond she has made the choice to expand.
In her own words: “Costaricavacationexperts.com is the website I always wanted for my company. In the beginning starting out we could not afford any flashy websites. We went with a simple design and worked hard to please our clients. Our hard work has paid off in repeat clientele and an excellent track record of happy clients over the years. I made the choice to design a second website from the ground up the way I wanted it instead of trying to revamp the original site. I can’t wait for the launch and hope that our new and returning clients like the changes. – Catalina C.
With the launch of the new website the C.R. Referrals Travel Group has started to take shape. A re-vamp of the CR Referrals.com website will be taking place over the next few months after the launch of Costa Rica Vacation Experts in April 2012.
The C.R. Referrals Travel Group believes in responsible and sustainable tourism both here and abroad. Programs created such as our “Green Corporate Retreats” and “Volunteer Adventures” are made with the environment and our clients in mind.
My goal is not to be the biggest company, just the opposite really. I want to be recognized for our commitment to our clients and I think as a company grows you need to be careful not to grow too quickly. Staying a small and family run business has helped us to concentrate more on our clients. This is also why each agent is only allowed a set number of trips to run each week. It keeps them focused and our clients I think can notice our attention to their vacations. This is the most important goal of all. – Catalina C.