About Rutas Costa Rica

Our humble beginnings

Rutas started as a travel agency in Vietnam and continued expanding throughout the Southeast Asian countries. It was all planned because we are fascinated by the beauty and charm of Asia. It provides us with the energy to keep coming back, share an office with our Vietnamese companions, and wander around the magnificent city of Hanoi again. We can say the same about Indonesia as well. It is a county from which we always return with a notebook full of notes about new restaurants, hotels, and ideas for new tours. All in all, Asia never stops revealing things to us. It has always captured our attention and ignited our curiosity. It has kept us motivated to keep exploring it.
It was that motivation that pushed us to explore new lands in 2016. At that time, we had already matured as an agency and after our first year in Costa Rica, we knew that we had to help others explore the wonders of Central America. So, we decided to expand our horizons with Rutas Costa Rica. After exploring the best places and thoroughly experiencing Asia, it was time for us to work in other places so that we can offer you the best trips through Costa Rica, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, and New York.

We love what we do

We created our team with the idea of maintaining the highest quality excursions, the best possible quality in different countries so we can make your experience enjoyable and unforgettable.
In Costa Rica, you will meet Maria, our Andalusian “Tica” who has lived the “Pura Vida” lifestyle for a few years now. We have worked hard on all the trips that you can see on this website and more. In the Nicaraguan city of Granada, Ramiro and Chepe are waiting for you so that they can recommend the best routes through their beautiful homeland.
With Marc, you are assured that you will get to know every single corner of New York. He will be with you throughout the tour that you have chosen and we can assure you that the experience will be something very different than visiting the Big Apple on a red bus tour.
You will explore the charming city of Cuba with Pedro. Meanwhile, Soray in Panama will recommend you the trips around a place that has gems like the Darien jungle or the San Blas beaches.

Our Costa Rica travel specialist

Our travel specialist are locals and very knowledgeable

Brandon Cooper
Dillan Smith
Ethan Brooks
Olivia Yolo
James Bell
Andre Cloud

About us

Rutas Costa Rica...a dedicated team

We are honored to have all these professionals in our team, who will help you organize your trip as well as recommend the most interesting routes and hotels according to your preferences. Furthermore, they will be there for you to support you in whatever you may need.

  • Meet and Exceed Expectations

    At Rutas Costa Rica, our goal is to make sure your adventure meets or exceeds what you have dreamed of. We strive to offer you a real trip that is customized to adapt to your needs and we will continue to fully explore America to make sure that our service never stops improving.

  • Always Improving

    Thanks to the work and knowledge of all these professionals we can proud to say that Rutas Costa Rica is today a responsive agency, with own head office in Costa Rica, which manages each itinerary in a customized way, assuming the commitment to organize responsible and respectful trips with the local environment and culture.

  • Rutas Essence

    In Rutas Costa Rica we will continue to work hard until achieving the adventure that you are living will be the same or better than you always dreamed about.
    As for us, Izaskun and Jon, we are determined to travel to those places as often as necessary, working day by bay with our staff, we like nothing more than that. Not that anything escapes us. We care about not loosing the essence that has been, is and will be Rutas, a travel agency that puts the heart in this job and strongly believes in other ways of traveling.


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How the Rutas Costa Rica Travel Agency was born

How the Rutas Travel Agency was born


During our stay in Nha Trang, we had the best experiences and we were astonished at everything we had discovered. We enjoyed everything, whether it was eating rice noodles in the street, having coffee next to our house, or seeing our son play with neighbors and chant his language.

If we had visitors or we knew of Spaniards in the area, we needed time to advise them on the best places, the best beaches, as well as the best way to get the most out of the city. The night before, we always discussed where to take them and where not to, if they wouldn’t like the place, if it was a touristy spot, or if the location should not be overlooked. Our main goal was to help those who visited to enjoy the city as much as we did.

So, we started running different routes through Nha Trang using everything we had on hand, especially a thorough inspection of hotel pools run by our son, Jon.

Some travelers started to come and we really messed up more than once: what we liked was not always appreciated by others, some of our first collaborators did not do their expected part as according to their contracted services, we were not allowed reservations in the more expensive hotels because we were a novice agency then…and, in short, they gave us some pointers.

We took note, learned and continued putting effort and desire to do well, and gradually things started to look like what we dreamed of. But our problem is, we are still dreaming; imagining new routes and better trips. And we still strive to make them real.

JON & IZASKUN
Jon Calzada & Izaskun Ormaete CEO of Rutas

How the Rutas Travel Agency was born


During our stay in Nha Trang, we had the best experiences and we were astonished at everything we had discovered. We enjoyed everything, whether it was eating rice noodles in the street, having coffee next to our house, or seeing our son play with neighbors and chant his language.

If we had visitors or we knew of Spaniards in the area, we needed time to advise them on the best places, the best beaches, as well as the best way to get the most out of the city. The night before, we always discussed where to take them and where not to, if they wouldn’t like the place, if it was a touristy spot, or if the location should not be overlooked. Our main goal was to help those who visited to enjoy the city as much as we did.

So, we started running different routes through Nha Trang using everything we had on hand, especially a thorough inspection of hotel pools run by our son, Jon.

Some travelers started to come and we really messed up more than once: what we liked was not always appreciated by others, some of our first collaborators did not do their expected part as according to their contracted services, we were not allowed reservations in the more expensive hotels because we were a novice agency then…and, in short, they gave us some pointers.

We took note, learned and continued putting effort and desire to do well, and gradually things started to look like what we dreamed of. But our problem is, we are still dreaming; imagining new routes and better trips. And we still strive to make them real.

JON & IZASKUN