About Us

C.R. Referrals Travel

About us

C.R. Referrals Travel was founded by Catalina Cuervo as she followed her own passion for all things travel. We are a small boutique travel agency located in the mountain town of Atenas, in Costa Rica. Family owned and operated, we specialize in customized travel experiences throughout our country. Our dedicated travel planners bring over 50 years of travel experience in Costa Rica, we always strive to exceed our client’s expectations.

Our goal is to provide personalized experiences, getting to know our clients through the planning process to make sure they have a vacation package that is a perfect fit is our goal. Customer service is paramount and the first rule in the office.

We hope that we can plan your next trip to show you the magic of our little country!

“My job is very important to me and I take it very seriously. Vacation time is precious but I am not just planning a vacation, I am helping to create memories that stay with someone for a lifetime. I want those memories to be some of their best which is why myself and our agents work so hard for each and every client.” – Catalina Cuervo B. – Owner

Costa Rica Travel Services

Complete Inbound Travel Planning – Our planning services are FREE of charge. We can help you pick the right hotel, get the best guides and drivers, pick the best tours, with our knowledge we bring your Costa Rica vacation to life.  We plan a variety of trips including; adventure vacations, family travel, nature trips, weddings, elopements, honeymoons, group travel, business retreats, over the years we have built a reputation as a top boutique travel planner. We will help you get the most out of your time and money.

24 Hour Trip Support -When traveling abroad support is key. Need to change your travel plans? Want to add in something and need advice or help booking? Many things can happen and we are there to help. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day while they are here in Costa Rica. If you need anything at all we are at your service.

Trip Monitoring – While traveling there are many things that might interfere with your itinerary. Here in Costa Rica mud slides in the rainy season can close roads for instance and this is situation where trip monitoring comes in handy! Our Trip Monitoring starts with the inbound flight. We track this and will make adjustments to transfers due to flight delays. During your trip, we call ahead the day before any tour, transfer, or activity. If there is anything such as road closures or other events, bad weather, if for whatever reason there is a change to the itinerary, we will adjust the trip in real time and contact you to let you know.

Vacation Guarantee – All of our guides, drivers, activities and tour operators are fully licensed and insured. We only use the very best guides, which on any trip is what can make it a vacation of a lifetime. If any part of your trip was below expectations we will work to get you refunded.

Costa Rica Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation

We are passionate about helping those with no voice. Every client that travels with us helps us in our ongoing efforts towards animal rescue and rehabilitation in Costa Rica and abroad. Through monthly donations, volunteering time and resources, we are able to work together to help those in need.

We love including volunteering experiences for our clients while they are here. Make sure you let us know if you are interested in including a volunteer experience on your Costa Rica adventure.

Sustainable Tourism

Everyone who works at C.R. Referrals is passionate about the world we live in. dedicated to protecting the delicate eco systems inside Costa Rica we only partner with and use companies that have shown the highest regard for our environment. We share this world with all its inhabitants and it is important for future generations that we take care of it and tread lightly.  You can feel good about the companies used during your adventure!