About Costa Rica Gurus, Costa Rica’s Vacation Planning Experts

Costa Rica Gurus is not your typical vacation rental site. We are educators on how to get the ultimate experience out of Costa Rica. Our service offers more than just a travel agency, or corporate booking site who’s employees live outside of Costa Rica. The founders of Costa Rica Gurus have owned a variety of different businesses including hotels, nightclubs & photo studios. We reside in Costa Rica 12 months out of the year and have roots in Costa Rica going back over a decade. We live, breathe, and embrace Costa Rica every day. Our goal is to help each of our clients get the best of everything that Costa Rica has to offer. We understand that today’s travelers expect adventure and something extraordinary but without the stress of planning for the unknown. Costa Rica Gurus deliver just that; from the very best places for surfing & sight-seeing, to partying & dining, to just relaxing on the beach. With a local Guru, seeking out the best accommodations, tours and restaurants will save you time and get you exactly where you want to be. We have taken the guess work out of securing the best places to stay, the best restaurants with the tastiest food, the most exciting nightclubs, the perfect hollow wave, and all adventure tours that will leave you in awe. And if there is something special you need, just ask! Chances are we will be able to accommodate your request. One of the best features about our service is, it won’t cost you anything extra. We never mark up tours or hotel rooms. Instead, we work hard and use our connections to get you the best deals at the best places. We are not satisfied unless you leave Costa Rica understanding what “Pura Vida” means and you just can’t wait to tell friends & family about the best vacation ever! From the moment you arrive and right through your departure, Costa Rica Gurus will make sure that you have a truly unique & amazing experience. As we all know, unless you actually live somewhere, it’s impossible to know what the locals know…Unless of course you know a Guru :)

Here is a little bit about Costa Rica Guru’s Staff.

annaAnna Boswell (Vacation Specialist)-Anna is from Atlanta, Georgia, where she graduated in 2016 from Georgia State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. While in school, she concentrated on classes and extra curricular activities pertaining to the hospitality industry. She studied at a tourism institute in China, spent a semester studying throughout Europe, served as an ambassador for a culturally competent campus, and coordinated culture events for the Georgia State community- all of which advanced her knowledge and passion for traveling and the hospitality industry. Aside from her involvement at Georgia State, she immersed herself in the wedding industry through the coordination of several weddings. Upon graduating, Anna came to Costa Rica to invest time in herself. She fell in love with the pura vida lifestyle and now calls Jaco, Costa Rica, home. Eager to be active in the hospitality industry and share with others in the beauty that Costa Rica has to offer, she is happy to help you with anything you need! Anna can be reached at info@costaricagurus.com or by calling +1-954-495-9330 (US/Rings in Costa Rica)

 

Matthew Blasberg (Vice-President, Guest Services)-As fate would have it, a IMG_4419community of Costa Rican immigrants flourishes in Matt’s hometown of Ridgewood and nearby Paterson, New Jersey. While working in a local restaurant Matt befriended some of them in hopes of practicing Spanish. He was quickly captivated by their friendly smiles, invitations, and descriptions of their home country. Soon after, he made his first trip to Costa Rica in June of 2001, staying with a local family in the southern zone.

In love with the tropical surf, endless scenic beauty, and healthy lifestyle, he returned many times each year to explore different areas of the country. After graduating from Rutgers in ‘05 and a short career in banking, he finally moved to Costa Rica full time in 2008 and settled in Jaco. He has gained extensive local management experience and also holds a real estate license in Florida. Matt’s passion for delivering the best Costa Rican experience to guests is a reflection of the embrace and hospitality shown to him by the Costa Rican people since day one.   Matt can be reached at matt@costaricagurus.com or by calling 1-954-495-9330.

Michael Nappi (Northeast Sales Manager – US based)  Michael mnappigrew up and resides in Central Connecticut. He attended Post University on a basketball scholarship, graduating in 1999 as the 5th leading scorer in the University’s history. He also possesses a Masters in Education from the University of Bridgeport and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hartford. Michael currently works full time as the Director of Operations of a Connecticut based Healthcare System.

Being an avid traveler, Michael first visited Costa Rica in 2012. Falling in love with the tropical lifestyle, he has returned to Costa Rica frequently for the last 5 years. Being US based, Michael is easily accessible for questions that you might have. He can be reached at (860)888-1072 or michaelsnappjr@gmail.com.

Marc Pontbriant (Head Guru & Owner)  Marc grew up in Plymouth, MA and is a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School. He went on to profileattend Fordham University in New York City on a football scholarship, graduating in 1995.  Shortly after college, Marc started his own corporate service business called Pro-Tech in Central Massachusetts. After successfully developing the company, Marc sold the business to a Fortune 500 company that operates in 36 countries across the globe. Marc first traveled to Costa Rica over 10 years ago on vacation. His 2 week vacation turned into 6 weeks, and he relocated to Costa Rica permanently 2 months later. Marc has operated several businesses in Costa Rica including Costa Rica Choppers, Jungle Creek in Manuel Antonio, and most recently the Monkey Bar in Jaco, which owned from 2012-2014.  Marc repurchased the bar in 2017 after its name was changed and decided to bring Monkey Bar back to Jaco. Marc is also the owner of Jaco Beach Bachelor Parties.  He is also active in buying, improving and selling investment property. Marc can be reached at info@costaricagurus.com,  Marc can be reached by phone at 1-954-495-9330 (US/rings in CR) or +011-506-8329-2304.

Costa Rica Gurus Inc. is a US based corporation that operates from Costa Rica. We have a number of payment options including credit card, Paypal and US bank deposit/transfer. Our credit card service provider is Rentpayment.com the same company used by VRBO and HomeAway.

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