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.

Urieta Fernandez (Reservation Manager) Urieta was born and grew uriup in Guanacaste, Costa Rica close to one of the countries most popular tourist areas.  She has worked for almost 10 years at a variety of different positions within the Tourism Industry both in Guanacaste and in the Central Pacific.  Before joining Costa Rica Gurus, Urieta managed a Surf Shop as well as being the Bar & Restaurant Manager at one of Jaco’s busiest beachfront bars.  In her free time, she enjoys the beach, sunsets and exploring new destinations inside and outside of Costa Rica.  Urieta can be reached at urieta@costaricagurus.com or by phone at 1-949-836-5674

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 in 2005 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 and again in 2017 for a short time.  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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