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Our Costa Rican Hotel, Tour Operator, And Transportation Service Provider Partners Are Awesome. Here’s Why We Think So… We’re Sure You’ll Agree.

Our Costa Rican Hotel, Tour Operator, And Transportation Service Provider Partners Are Awesome. Here’s Why We Think So… We’re Sure You’ll Agree.

NOTE: The content on this page was last updated on October 30th, 2017.

Success is all about precision. You don’t need to be the best at something to be successful at it; you simply need to be precise.

Take sports, for example. You don’t need to have kissed the Stanley Cup or earned a Super Bowl ring to win a game. You need know-how and technique to play, as well as talent and skill to conquer your opponent, and that’s about it. You may not be the greatest person to have ever stepped on the field or ice, but if you’re good – consistently and meticulously good – you can achieve greatness. Victory, then, has just as much to do with the practice of preciseness throughout a game than it’s end score. In other words, success is a testament to our investment in a challenge more so than anything we could possibly get out of it.

Ricky; with our partner from Planet Dolphin
Nikki; with our partner from Arenal Mundo Aventura

Remember grade school? When teachers wished not for us to outperform other students but to simply “try and do our best”? At its most basic level, success requires trying, and if we’re lucky, it brings out the best in us. The same principle applies to good, honest, humble business. At Pura Vida! eh? Inc. we’re proud to say that our hotel, tour operator, and transportation service provider partners are superstars–not because any one company is better than another, but because they try their best, time and time again. This usually brings out the best in them, and, without a doubt, brings out the best in us.

That’s all we can really ask for. Our business partnerships are reciprocal relationships (or better yet, reciprocal friendships), that allow us to practice give and take with others. This means that we rely on each other. A lot. When a company we work with needs something from us, we give it. When we need something from them, we get it. We’re like grown-up kindergarteners who share our boxes of crayons with one another on a daily basis. We enrich each others’ work and bring color to each others’ lives. Sometimes that’s all it takes to create a bigger, more beautiful picture.

So what does all this talk about precision and success have to do with our business and the partnerships we have chosen to make? Apart from the obvious–that we wouldn’t be the company we are today without the support of our hotel, tour operator, and transportation service provider partners–we realize that there are so many companies out there that strive to do what we do and are less successful at it simply because they do not have the contacts that we are fortunate enough to have established. We’re pretty lucky ducks–not only do we get to correspond on a daily basis with some of the most friendly Costa Ricans you will ever meet, but we are surrounded by a network of dependable and trustworthy workers. Sure, nobody is perfect and mistakes happen, but we look for preciseness–not perfection–in the companies we choose to work with. Combine this with a hearty helping of humble pie and we sleep pretty well at night knowing that our values are maintained, our priorities are in line, and our travelling clients are well taken care of.

On behalf of the entire Pura Vida! eh? Inc. and Costa Rica Travel Blog teams, this blog post is dedicated to our partners who we feel are positively “pura vida”.

To you all, perhaps you go above and beyond your work duties to make our clients’ experiences extraordinary, or you make our day a little brighter by offering friendly communication. Regardless of any one specific action that may have caught our attention and made us smile throughout our time working together, the truth is, we are able to conduct our work to the best of our abilities because you precisely try your best, and for this we could not be more grateful.

SALUD (cheers!) to the companies and individuals that we are happy to have as business partners and proud to call friends.

Note: We have done our best to compile a complete list below, however we extend our sincerest apologies to any faithful partners that we have missed. In addition, we have included the names of company employees who have been particularly helpful and reliable, however this is not to suggest that other employees are any less valuable (there are simply too many great workers to note!).  We also may have included the names of employees who are no longer with the company. In these cases, we thank the workers for their past assistance!

In alphabetical order (by company name):

If you’re more of a visual learner, take a moment to view our gallery photos below introducing some of our great partners!

QUESTION TO COMMENT ON: Have you had a great experience with a Costa Rican company or one of their representatives? We’d love to hear about it!

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