About Us

Ivantours Costa Rica & Panama

Proudly we are Ivantours. The most exciting and adventurous  tour operator in Costa Rica and Panamá.

We have the widest selection of tours of Costa Rica and Panama, thanks to agreements signed with the best local operators, transportation companies and hotels.

We specialize in designing vacation packages and day tours in Costa Rica and Panama. We receive international travelers by multiple countries around the world. We began operations in January of 2004 and since then our travel organization specializes in the promotion of the ecological and cultural beauties of Costa Rica and Panama. While we offer the most exciting vacation packages and day tours in both countries, free information, maps and orientation to all travelers, our guests find themselves thrilled with excitement after experiencing our all-inclusive one day tours. Our tours offer such features as; all transfers, a native guide, entrance to all national parks, and off course meals (lunch and in some cases dinner). Our multiple-day tours are equally complete and exciting. In addition we provide safe, secure transfers to any part.

Ivantours Costa Rica was a dream come true for Carlos Ivan Espinosa, owner and founder. After many years working with other tour operators, Ivan realized that he could offer his clients new alternatives which would better meet their expectations with his highly personalized service. Ivan lives and breathes his business. He loves tourism, personally and frequently takes the very trips and vacations he recommends to his clients. In this way he stays in touch with changes and can innovate upgrades for his packages accordingly. It is more than a business that motivates him.

Our services include:

  • Specialized consultation on vacation itineraries according to your budget and expectations.
  • General information and personalized recommendations to each of your inquiries
  • Naturalist guides when needed (English, French, German, Japonese, Italian or Russian Speaking).
  • Airport pick up service.
  • 24 hour on call assistance during your stay.
  • Expert handling of every single detail for your trip
  • Main office located in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Combined programs with Panama, with representatives in Bocas del Toro and Panama City.

Personal Service

We are from here and we are part of the community, an extremely important consideration when planning your vacation.  Our tour operator is administrated by the owners themselves who will attend you personally.  Specialized guides will receive you at the airport upon your arrival and will assist you and accompany you with your transfer to the hotel.

There is nobody in the industry more qualified than Ivantours Costa Rica to show you the marvels of Costa Rica and Panama.  All our guides and representatives are experts in their particular country or area.  Enjoy safe, secure and pleasure filled travels permitting us to serve you.

Sustainable Tourism

Our keen sense of social responsibility within the tourism industry has a strong positive impact on many of our communities and on the environment.

We are ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­united with and committed to the environment. We believe in sustainable tourism, and that tourism, “the industry without smokestacks”, is an important development engine for our communities, and for the people who live in them.  We support small, local businesses, ecologically minded guides from the remote communities, and work only with tourist industry business that encourage and collaborate with environmental programs.

Be an Ecological Traveler

Ecological Traveler (ET) is an Environmental Program designed to help compensate for the Green House Gases generated by the use of fossil fuels during air or land travels during your vacation.  This is attained via a carbon fixture process by means of the reforestation of our woodlands.

With us you will be collaborating with our Plant-a-Tree Program, and will help us maintain the protected spawning areas of the Marine Turtle in Tortuguero National Park.

Traveling Club

Our Organization is privileged with the responsibility of being in charge of the Traveling Club, of which dozens of national and international travelers are members.

The Club’s mission is to provide members with free travel counseling and country information, to organize tours, and to assist you with any inconveniences which may occur during your journeys throughout Central America. Without concern for the type of situation, we will always be there to try and help.  As such, when traveling with Ivantours Costa Rica, you will travel knowing that you have friends in the country.

Fully certified and approved under the highest standards of quality and service.

All our services and experience are certified and approved under the highest standards of quality and service.  Since the year 2004, Ivantours Costa Rica has strived to ensure that all travelers return home the most fabulous memories.  The majority of our travelers arrive from the United States and Spain; although each year dozens of new travelers from all around the world choose us to assist them experiencing the culture, traditions and nature of Costa Rica and Panama.

  • Our services are completely accredited granting a declaration of Touristic Interest and corresponding Certificate No.G-7182008.
  • We are active members of the National Chamber of Tourism with accreditation No.0548.
  • Our professional experience has been certified by the Costa Rican Association of Professionals in Tourism (ACOPROT for its initials in Spanish), with accreditations 1279 and 1280.
  • All our tours and services accredited to the strictest safety standards. Allowing us to win the award for service quality QoS 2012 Americas Business Institute.