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My Story/My Mission

Absolute Experts Costa Rica was born in the summer of 2005, when we planned and hosted our first Costa Rican adventure for a family from Massachusetts. Since then, Absolute Experts Costa Rica has been providing unique travel experiences exclusively in Costa Rica for people all over the United States and Canada. Absolute Experts Costa Rica has hosted celebrations that include: weddings, graduations, special birthdays, honeymoons and even a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party on the beach….we help our clients dream big and then make it happen!

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Nicole Engel owns Absolute Experts Costa Rica. She is a second generation woman entrepreneur. Her mother Nancy, started her own company after returning from Costa Rica, where Nicole was born. They spent the next 20 years living in Massachusetts, where Nicole learned firsthand how to make a business out of just doing something she loves. Nicole is a dual citizen of the USA and Costa Rica. She speaks Spanish fluently, and knows Costa Rica well including the best places to see wildlife, tropical birds, rainforest and so much more. Nicole married Cristian Campos in Costa Rica in 2011, who is an energetic addition to Absolute Experts Costa Rica. Cristian is from Turrialba, Costa Rica and made his living as a white water rafting guide until joining the company. Now he is a fabulous host for Absolute Experts’ visitors in Costa Rica. Over the years, Nicole has fulfilled her dream of sharing the authentic Costa Rica with new friends and old, while promoting travel consciousness. She has a degree in Sociology from New England College and holds a deep understanding for sustainable community development. It fulfills her to know that her company is truly distributing wealth responsibly and creating jobs for locals, as well as supporting students and the environment. Pura Vida!