land based travel in Latin America

Explore new horizons.

DTA is thrilled to introduce a whole new dimension of travel for our land lovers! Our expanded offerings cater to couples looking for romantic getaways, families in search of unforgettable bonding experiences, and honeymooners dreaming of starting their life together. From lush rainforests to ancient ruins, pristine beaches to vibrant cities, our land-based trips will immerse you in the rich culture, natural beauty, and diverse landscapes of the Americas.

Join us for a new chapter of exploration with Dive the Americas!


Costa rica destination specialist

Meet Vanessa, your Costa Rica expert!

Originally from Florida/Illinois, Vanessa discovered her passion for travel during a spontaneous trip to Costa Rica in 2004. Since then, Costa Rica became her part time home in 2016 and full-time in 2020. Together with her son, they explore the world, creating memories and finding peace in their adventures.

As a seasoned travel advisor, Vanessa has designed over 3500+ vacations. She has extensive firsthand knowledge of hundreds of hotels, villas, and tours, allowing her to create authentic and thoughtful itineraries you can't get anywhere else. Every day, she passionately works together with her clients to create unforgettable vacations that bring together families, couples, and everyone in between. 

Get in touch today to embark on your next journey with her
unmatched expertise and guidance!

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Creating experiences and life long memories is such a gift. I’m honored to be a part of creating memories for my clients!
-Vanessa Nichols

What's included in a Costa Rica vacation package?

  • Hand-selected accommodations that cater to your preferences and budget
  • Meals where indicated, so you never have to worry about where to eat
  • Transportation once you arrive in-country, so you can sit back and relax (rental cars are also available!)
  • Tours with transportation to/from
  • Perks like upgrades, spa credits, and more, when applicable, to elevate your vacation experience
  • Local recommendations, including restaurants, that showcase the best of Costa Rica's culture and cuisine
  • Packing lists with links and DTA select discounts to help make packing easier and more affordable
  • Pre-arrival guides that include do's and don'ts, and other helpful tips, so you're fully prepared for your trip.

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NOT INCLUDED: International Airfare, Travel Insurance

“Vanessa made an absolute dream vacation come true! We had a beautiful room with an outdoor shower. I cried! All of the excursions were unforgettable”.

That’s what travel means to me: loving life in so many different destinations!

Translation: “You always go back to the places where you loved life”.

- stephanie m, costa rica

Flawless planning 

"We saw and had close encounters with monkeys, sloths, toucans, hummingbirds, agoutis, ocelots, iguanas and so many other animals. We ziplined, rappelled down waterfalls/canyons, did chocolate and coffee tasting tours, river tubing, snorkeling, hourseback riding, swimming in waterfalls & hotsprings, and had plenty of time for relaxing, pools, beach, world cup, etc."

freaking unbelieveable

We booked our vacation with Vanessa Nichols. She was unbelievable! Her response time to every question was almost ninja quick no matter what time of day it was. We took a family of 6 to Costa Rica and every excursion was freaking unbelievable! The drivers the guides the meals! We didn't want to go home. Vanessa will be our trip specialist every time!

— Mark W, Costa Rica

— Heidi doc, Costa Rica

wonderful from beginning to end

Vanessa was always available to answer our questions and help us out with anything we needed. She even went above and beyond to help us book a last-minute massage at one of the resorts we were staying at.

BEST vacation ever. 

My family of 3 (self/mom 15y/o and 20 y/o) just traveled to Costa Rica and had a fabulous vacation! Our trip was completely planned by Vanessa Nichols. The trip went flawlessly from arriving to multiple destinations and back. 

— Kristi j, Costa Rica

— jeanne m, Costa Rica


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Our itineraries are 100% customizable and include DTA-exclusive perks. We will work with you until the trip is perfect.


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We will send you a final itinerary with details like pick-up times, entry requirements, packing list, pre-vacation guides, and more!

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Costa rica travel

Costa Rica Getaways

Our Costa Rica vacation packages cater to every budget, and offer a range of things to do. We can help you visit the breathtaking Costa Rica national parks, lounge on pristine beaches, and unwind at the best hotels in Costa Rica. We can even help find the best flights to Costa Rica! While you are here, you can enjoy adventure activities like zip-lining and white water rafting. Whether it's a Costa Rica honeymoon, family vacation, this tropical paradise has something for everyone. Don't miss iconic spots like Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero National Park, and more.

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