Helena Chavarría - Executive Director
Helena is the director of Camino Travel and Premio DMC, and she is the creative and innovative spirit of all two companies. When it comes to management, she has the big picture of each firm and keeps an avant-garde position towards them, leading always to new inventions and added value. She is the one who keeps track of the general trends in the tourism industry. Helena plays a crucial role in defining long term planning and decisions. She adores being a mom, and likes reading, photography, decoration, traveling, and appreciating music of all kinds.
José Ramón Chavarría - Vice President
"Don Ramón" is a person of big ideas, and he always has a critical approach to every project and decision we plan and take in Camino Travel. He likes the small suburban villages outside San José, where fruit trees grow on the boardwalks. He admires the spirit of people in the Northern Region (Arenal Volcano) and Southern Costa Rica (San Isidro, near the Savegre Valley) for their pioneer spirit, always willing to reach their goals, and with a strong local identity. He likes to chat and meet new people - in fact, he coordinated AFS, an international student exchange program in Costa Rica -, discover new meals and flavors, and get involved in cultural projects.
Alicia Calderón – Financial and Administration Manager
Alicia sorts out all the everyday management issues in Camino Travel. She is in charge of planning and checking that everything runs smoothly in each department, and that all the projects and tasks are achieved properly and in the accurate time. She monitors the company’s overall performance and takes actions to improve it. Alicia enjoys a peaceful lifestyle, adores reading, going on holidays to the beach or to the mountains, and spending as much time as possible with her little nephews.
MEET YOUR TRAVEL EXPERTS
The Travel Design Department is where all holiday plans begin to take shape. The team of travel experts is in charge of listening to the clients' holiday wishes in the first place, and then, advising, quoting, researching new properties & activities, and organizing the best vacation program for each traveler. This department creates top quality holidays for individual travelers, and groups. The company's expertise and versatility is reflected in the type of itineraries designed for: honeymooners, families with children, adventure lovers (bikers, trekkers, whitewater rafters), students, scientists and researchers. The travel advisors tailor holidays for special interest travelers as well as organize, for instance, weddings in romantic beach settings, horticulture & gardening journeys, bird watching expeditions, golf tours… we have even created itineraries for groups of dendrologists! Meet the people who work to make your relaxation come true!
Erika Kristaly - Travel Design & Marketing Department Coordinator
Besides her everyday activities, Erika is in charge of supervising that all the travel proposals have the best quality standards and that special Camino Travel touch. She also edits Camino Travel's yearly brochure. Erika likes the Caribbean coast, especially Manzanillo's peaceful atmosphere. She is also a fan of world music, and international cinema. She enjoys all types of cultural activities, particularly going to the theater. Erika is a great hostess: she likes to receive friends at home, and cook (notably desserts). This Gemini (Ox in Chinese horoscope) loves to read about astronomy.
Dora Fernández - Information, Research, and Product Development
Although Dora studied accounting and previously worked in Camino’s accounting department, she is now responsible for making sure that Camino Travel stays up to date with all the new tourism developments and that you get accurate information about the various suppliers. And as a natural social butterfly, communicating with suppliers is the perfect job for Dora. On the weekends you’ll find her hanging out with friends and enjoying time to unwind and take it easy. While she may be an expert in the art of relaxation, Dora is never short of energy when it comes to supporting her favorite soccer team. At a soccer game Dora’s tranquil energy turns into passionate support for Saprissa.
Jeanneth Martinez - Sales Executive
A member of our sales team, Jeanneth possesses a smiling personality as well as a positive attitude. These qualities ensure she always gives her best effort and pays great attention to detail when it comes to receiving requests from clients that entail the organization of trips to suit the needs of every traveler, be it individuals or groups. During her spare time, she likes to read and listen to music in English (which is her favorite), in addition to studying languages. She adores the beach, especially the Caribbean coast, and loves to walk on the sand, feeling the sea breeze on her face. Nonetheless, her favorite spot in the whole of Costa Rica is Monteverde, because of its clean, crisp air and she loves it even more when it rains! Jeanneth likes to participate in canopy, water sports and any other activity that increases the flow of adrenaline in her veins.
Camila Romero - Sales Executive
Camila is an active young woman who is passionate about extreme sports such as canopy, rappelling and rafting. However, she also enjoys rural pastimes where she can learn about different cultures and about wildlife. As one of our sales executives, she has direct contact with our clients and is always looking for the best solution when it comes to developing custom made programs. When she isn’t participating in outdoor activities, Camila likes to swim, watch movies and spend time piecing puzzles together.
Georgina Salas - Operations Coordinator
Among the tasks of our Operations Coordinator is the monitoring of bookings made to suppliers, the organization of operation logistics for itineraries and the selection as well as training of field personnel: guides and drivers. Georgina boasts a two year experience of being involved in the tourism operation of the Central America, Mexico and Panama region. Consequently, she possesses great knowledge in regards to the European as well as North American tourism product. Georgina likes reading, watching movies and cooking. Her favourite region of Costa Rica is Savegre, located among the ‘Cerro de la Muerte’. The Savegre River, which flows across the area bearing its name, is considered the cleanest in the world and its small community is the only village that hasn’t been vitiated by globalization.
Angie Rivera - Operations Executive
Angie has a preference for getting involved in social, environmental and cultural projects. Nonetheless, she is also passionate about her country and nature; as such, she likes camping out in remote places, far from the city. This allows her to feel the essence of a place, be it a mountain or a beach, even though if she were to choose, she’d definitely prefer the beaches of Nicoya Peninsula and the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. She enjoys discovering and learning about the different cultures and traditions of other countries. Her interest for the French language, which she currently studying, drives her to acquire more knowledge. Because of this, she fulfils her role as operations executive in a happy, organized manner, making reservations for clients and always obtaining the best logistic services for customer at each destination they visit.
All the team
Meet the people that are behind each holiday. This team makes it possible to go from the process of planning and quoting an itinerary, to booking it for you, confirming that everything is in order, receiving each client at the airport, organizing and executing all the travels within Costa Rica, and making sure every payment is done on time. In the end, it all comes to one essential issue: giving our clients good memories of their journeys in Costa Rica.