about us

In 2004, the Smith family immigrated to Monteverde,
Costa Rica by way of Austin, Texas. From its
tiny beginnings the family business has grown into
quite a large affair that includes, Playa Samara, Taco
Taco Restaurant, El Camino Gelato, Luna Azul and
FairTravel.coop. Throughout it all, we honor our Austin
upbringing by “keeping it weird”, friendly and casual.

What We Believe Hospitality – is the creation of a space where the traveler can enter and become a friend. It is not a place to change people but a place where change can happen. A comfortable space for friendly emptiness – where a visitor can discover themselves. It is a place for friends, where guests are free to sing their own songs, speak their own languages, and dance their own dance.
Our Philosophy is Simple Great service and experiences should never be determined by the size of your wallet.
Our Mission is to exceed our guests’ expectations. Providing outstanding customer services at an affordable price. Our mission is to inform and awaken, to connect our guests’ travel experiences to the community. Pure Life…Pure Hospitality”

Our Guarantee You have joined our family circle. We believe in the service and products that we make and we are proud to bring you the very best in Hospitality, Food and Beverage and Travel Experiences in Costa Rica. If we fall short, please let us know and we will make it right, period.

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a call to adventure

Every time you book a tour or transportation with us, we donate 50% of our commission to a community project.
Our primary purpose is to guarantee a remarkable experience while the tourism funds are redestribued into productive uses in the community.

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