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Huellas in Spanish means footprints;

we want you to leave them at every place you visit: a beach, a trail on the forest, a local town.

Since our foundation in 2001 we believe that through the itineraries we design, we promote cultural and environmental awareness in all of our travelers and suppliers. As you leave your huellas, you will contribute to the purpose of eco-tourism, which is, enjoy the wildlife and local culture of every visited area but also help to its conservation for future generations.

Why to choose a knowledgeable travel designer?

Time saving
Cost effective
Security
Connections with suppliers allowing us special perks for you
24-7 availability (weather in the tropics may change your plans)
Mauricio Esquivel

Founder & Costa Rica Travel Specialist

Mauricio started his passion for tourism after spending a year in Northeast Ohio during his senior year 1993-94 with AFS Intercultural Programs. After returning home and having made friends all over the world he started a career in the travel agencies and airlines field.

He loves designing and putting attention to small details of every itinerary and is very proud to share his homeland with his clients.

Danny Ugalde

Licensed guide-driver

Danny is an enthusiastic and caring tour guide with more than 20 years of experience guiding families, small groups of naturalists, photographers, and birdwatchers.

He has an avid eye for spotting wildlife in the forests and even on the road! 

Fabián Alfaro

Licensed guide-driver

Fabián or “Atún” (tuna fish in Spanish) has been guiding for over 20 years all over the country, although his favorite area is Tortuguero National Park. 

One of the greatest motivations in his work is to see when visitors take home great memories and a good perspective of his homeland. 

Steven Guzmán

UI/UX Designer / Digital Marketing specialist

Steven and Mauricio were high school classmates, then after taking different career paths, they reencountered. Steven graduated in Arts from the University of Costa Rica and created his own company of graphic designs. After the transition from the print to the digital era, he decided to venture into a new business named StrateG.Digital.

He loves the Caribbean of Costa Rica; his favorite beach is Punta Uva. Thanks to him, you are enjoying our website!

Ariana Esquivel

The youngest member

Our newest team member, born in June 2021, we called her our “pandemic treasure”, she came into our lives during turbulent times, and cannot be thankful enough because she brightens our days at home-office.

Mauricio takes care of Ariana during the mornings while his wife goes to school to teach English to preschool children.  Even though Mauricio checks e-mails constantly in the morning, during the afternoon/evening he is more focused at home-office answering e-mails and calls.

Zuri

Emotional Support Assistant

Zuri (beautiful in the Swahili language) our rescued mutt dog, is always around us taking naps under our desk and begging for a walkout during lunchtime! 

We hope you can meet her if you stop by our home office!