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Travel Specialist in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama

Edventure Travel is your local travel specialist, based in the capital of Costa Rica since 2005.
We specialize in creating tailored and off-the-beaten-track trips in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.

Our team’s shared passion is to explore! We love to go off the beaten path, meet the locals, have wildlife encounters and immerse ourselves in nature.
Because we fell for Central America, we decided to make it our home. Of course we speak the language.
As a true local travel specialist, we offer destinations and tours that you will not easily find elsewhere.

Design your own itinerary or let our team of travel experts tailor the perfect trip for you!

Travelling safely to Costa Rica in times of corona? Click here for more info.
Planning on travelling to Panama or Nicaragua? Inquire here for more information.

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As a true travel specialist for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua, we have selected our destinations personally.
They all have their unique story, but share a love for nature and sustainability.
You will most definitely get inspired!

Mix and match destinations to create your own itinerary. Of course we are glad to help.
That is why we already created various sample itineraries that are ready to be booked. However, they can also be adjusted according to your wishes.

Don´t have the time or need help to put together your own trip?
No problem! Creating tailor-made itineraries is what we love to do.
Just fill out our form to receive a tailor-made itinerary.

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Immerse yourself in the tropical and lush green nature of Costa Rica. The country is quite small but hosts more than 250 microclimates and largely consists of tropical rainforest, tropical dry forest and cloud forests. Its biodiversity is amazing!
You will definitely be amazed by the wonders of Costa Rican nature and the diverse flora and fauna, not to forget the gorgeous beaches on both coasts. If that wasn’t enough yet, the Pura Vida lifestyle of the Costa Ricans will most definitely inspire you.

Are you ready to explore paradise?


Nicaragua has a tropical climate, but in the Northern highlands it is a lot cooler. It is not without reason that the country is well-known for its coffee production. But the many volcanoes, crater lakes and the well preserved colonial history of cities like Granada and Leon, also make Nicaragua an interesting destination. Not to mention the island of Ometepe and the beautiful beaches with perfect swell for surfers.

The country has not yet been discovered by the general public: all the more reason to discover this hidden gem!


Panama is of course known for the famous Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The canal is definitely worth a visit. But did you know the country has much more to offer? Besides the capital, which is a nice blend of the old and new, the country offers two beautiful coasts with countless whitesand beaches and tropical islands! There is tropical rainforest, mountains and a very rich indigenous culture that you can experience personally.

Are you ready to discover the wonders of Panama?

Our Travel Reviews


Van de Luijtgaarden Family

We had a great trip and greatly enjoyed Costa Rica, the beautiful nature, the great accommodations and the nice people.

The service and info provided by Edventure Travel before and during our trip were excellent. Especially nice to be able to ask questions via Whatsapp, a big plus if you have not prepared that much.

Want to know more about our experiences in Costa Rica? We wrote a blog (in dutch).


Douven Family

Thanks Renee and Linda! We are still enjoying!

Your service and our journey was to our satisfaction! The detailed travel itinerary we received in advance, provided us with good answers to our questions. You are the Costa Rica travel specialist we were looking for!

We stayed in small lodges and not in massive hotels. Also, we have noticed that all tour guides radiate so much love for their country and nature and also like to talk about it. They were all young people who did their best, we enjoyed it!

Greetings from Cindy and family. Lots of success with your beautiful and personal travel company!


Verloop family

We want to thank you for the beautiful journey we have made, the beautiful places we have been and the nice people we have met.

Many thanks – also on behalf of our children who have also greatly enjoyed our travels – for the organization of this trip: we will not forget it!

We will certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a Costa Rica specialist.


Hendriks family

We had a super nice holiday and really enjoyed everything. Luckily, we were able to see lots of wildlife and spotted many different frogs. Especially the red-eye frog was phenomenal.

Costa Rica is a relaxed and friendly country. Everyone helps you and is kind. We had to go to the hospital with our daughter, after a little accident at the pool. The guide who stood at the reception went with us because he knew where it was, but also because he knew no one would speak English. Super friendly!

Thank you for organizing and contributing ideas and we definitely recommend you as a true Costa Rica specialist!


Remco & Louise

We first doubted the added value of a travel agency (we could also arrange everything ourselves), but we are now convinced! It was nice that Edventure Travel took our preferences into account and created a perfect itinerary for us. As ‘locals’ and real Costa Rica expert they really do know all about the most beautiful destinations and hotels.

Also during the trip, it was great to be able to call you for assistance. Our Spanish is bad (this improved at the homestays) and communication was sometimes difficult. Especially Marlou helped us with the car damage. Very nice was also the concern when we had not arrived yet around 7 o’clock. It is nice to know that everything is okay.

We have kept a travel blog, perhaps nice for other travellers to read.


Van Buggenhout Family

We had very high expectations from Costa Rica and we can say that Costa Rica has fully lived up to them! You have to be aware that you have to have some luck for some animals but in our case, we had all the luck of the world.

All animals spotted from a poisonous snake to the sloth. Only the felines we have not seen in the wild and maybe even better.

Edventure Travel has given us a dream trip that we will remember for the rest of our lives?! If we look at the other itineraries on your website, it looks like we should come back again because we have not seen everything yet!



Lubbers Family

What fantastic holidays we have had in Costa Rica and Panama. Edventure has brought us to the most special and beautiful places, they are for sure the Costa Rica travel specialist! The accommodations are characterized by fantastic owners and on special locations. Every time it is a party to arrive. We enjoyed the howler monkeys, toucans, quetzal, raccoons, turtles, iguanas, whales and all the other beautiful animals.

In addition to hiking, we have done horse riding, rafting and other active things. The nice thing about Edventure is that they are always available, so you decide to do something tomorrow, then they arrange that for you or give you where you can arrange it yourself! Their personal tips for the locations you go to make travelling even more special. (2018)


Clemens & Simone

We enjoyed our holiday in Costa Rica in April / May 2018! Especially the small-scale stays, the personal receipts and the beautiful nature are the most important things to us.

We had nice contacts with Edventure Travel. First via the mail, discussing our itinerary, then more detailed and personal. We have also had contact via whatsapp before and during the trip, which was nice. We greatly appreciated the personal approach and a itinerary created according to our wishes. We definitely want to go back and see the other side of Costa Rica, and we will book it with the Costa Rica travel specialist!


De Weerdt Family

Both our holidays to Costa Rica were an experience that touched our hearts! We loved it and fell in love with Costa Rica. Your service and support are excellent (!!) and we are happy to travel through your organization once again. If interested parties have questions about our experiences with you and the accommodations/environment, we would be happy to talk to them.


Hakemulder Family

We have made a beautiful trip through Costa Rica with our children aged 3 and 6. What have we been allowed to stay in great places! We would have never found this ourselves. Costa Rica is very diverse and Edventure Travel is a true specialist and let us experience optimally. We slept in hotels, cabins and even in a safari tent. We were in the jungle, on the edge of the forest or on the beach. We have seen the mountains, beach and farmland.

With all the clear descriptions of Edventure Travel, we were able to find all locations well. During the trip, Marlou and Renée were also available for all our questions and we experienced this as very pleasant!


Serena, Sienna & Rick

We have had an unforgettable holiday in Costa Rica. With three of us, myself, my daughter and my brother, we have been travelling through Costa Rica for over 3 weeks. The destinations were beautiful and the diversity of the country was very nice.

Highlights of my daughter and me were the Farm stay in Finca Sura, the chocolate tour in the Tirimbina Reserve and the suspension bridges in Arenal. For my brother, whitewater rafting on the Rio Sarapiqui and the Extreme volcano hike in Arenal were absolute highlights. We surfed in Samara. Sienna, who was 2.5 years old, was very much taken into account everywhere. The population was also very friendly. The trip was super arranged and the hotels were great!


Tom & Liselotte

We had a very positive experience during our trip through Costa Rica. Thanks to Edventure Travel, everything was well organized! Very nice to have a kind of ‘back-up’ for when something does not work or is not clear because they live in the country and know what to do or where to go. This has been one of the reasons for us choosing Edventure Travel, they are the Costa Rica specialists we needed. In addition, of course for all local destinations/lodges.

Meet Edventure Travel

Meet Edventure Travel

Following the path of life without planning too much. Just lettings things happen and going with the flow. This philosophy is what led Dutchman Ed Smit to found Edventure Travel in 2005 without any prior experience in tourism. He just allowed for his dream to come true.

Since then, Edventure Travel has developed into a travel specialist for exclusive trips to Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua. Personal contact is very important to us. We are in direct contact with both our travellers as our suppliers. There are no unnecessary intermediates involved. That does not only make our services cheaper, but a lot more practical and fun as well!

We live and work in Costa Rica. From here we select and visit all of our destinations ourselves. We try out all the tours and experiences and we know the special hotel owner, friendly coffee farmer or passionate guide who will make the difference in your trip.

Our specialty is organizing tailor-made tours through Central America. Our team of travel experts love to help you making your travel dreams come true. Would you like to know more about us?

Meet the Edventure Travel team

Info & inspiration for your travels to Central America


Travel to Costa Rica is possible again since August 1, 2020! Travelers from the EU, UK and Canada are welcome again. And from november 1 travellers from all countries are also welcome again.

However, new rules and regulations apply. It is highly recommended to prepare yourself well to ensure safe and pleasant travels.

Don´t worry: Wearing a face mask in the pool is not necessary 😉

In this blog post, we will inform you about the current situation and rules, so that you can prepare your dream holiday in the best possible way!


All local transport you need is included in our trips. From airport transfers, private shuttles and a 4×4 rental car: we organize quality transportation for you.

In Costa Rica we have an exclusive offer! We are the only travel agency to offer sustainable transportation to our travellers. Rent a 4WD plug-in hybrid car or a full-electric SUV and explore Costa Rica comfortably on fully renewable energy!


Take off for a road trip for a few days with a 4 × 4 rental car with a rooftop tent. This popular adventure gives you the freedom to go wherever you want. Head to the sunny coast or camp in the rainforest or near a volcano.

You can make this adventure part of your tour through Costa Rica and / or Panama. Combine your camping adventure with the comfort of staying in beautiful lodges and hotels. This way you have the best of both worlds!


Get inspired by our travel blog where we share first-hand travel stories and experiences.

Do you want to know where to go to watch whales or other wildlife? Or do you wonder what it is like to go glamping? Are you in need of a packing list for your travels?

All that and more you can find in our travel blog, written by our own travel experts and guest bloggers.