Grettel Calderon is a native “Tica” from Costa Rica who began her career as an executive secretary then translated her penchant for details and organization to become one of the most knowledgeable and proficient Costa Rica adventure travel planners. She now has over 20 years experience as our Central America Program Director designing eco tours to Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Belize and Guatemala. As our in-country expert based in San Jose, Costa Rica, Grettel travels frequently to explore her native country and throughout Central America to inspect new ecolodges, discover the best wildlife viewing opportunities, and to stay in close contact with guides to plan authentic opportunities for our travelers to meet local people and learn about daily life beyond the wildlife reserves and wonderful local beaches.. After living several years in the United States Grettel gained valuable insight into planning Costa Rica travel vacations for active and inquisitive American travelers. She is a great listener who understands each traveler’s personal interests and style, particularly catering to Costa Rica family vacations and family travel to Central America. She enjoys cycling, cooking with fresh herbs from her garden, practices meditation and yoga, and enjoys volunteering on projects in service to others in her neighborhood in the capital city of San Jose.
Trips to Central America