I am Alex Herrera, President Founder and C.E.O. at Tachiz Travel Costa Rica.

On behalf of our team & country, I thank you very much for your interest in Costa Rica. If you love Mother Nature, please consider that “A trip to Costa Rica is a gift you give to yourself at the same time that you are helping to preserve nature and social peace”. Our tiny Costa Rica currently holds almost 5% of the different forms of life found on planet Earth. In all honesty, it is our privilege to share it with visitors from all over the world.  Below you will find a brief history of our company as well as more detail on what we do and how we do it. Additionally, you might want to check the most recent verified trip reviews to see what our travelers have to say about us.

Alex Herrera Tachiz Travel Costa Rica CEO
The Herrera Brothers, Alex & Francisco

Raised in downtown Barva in the province of Heredia, Alex and Francisco Herrera are top senior travel advisors for Costa Rica. In the early 80’s, Alex went on a high school student exchange program to the State of Oregon. A few years later his younger brother Francisco did the same. Upon their return to Costa Rica, both started working on the very young Eco-Tourism Industry of the country, which was only beginning to thrive…

Over twenty five years later and having each worked for the biggest companies in the industry, the two brothers decided to come together and build a team. Tachiz Travel Costa Rica is the result of Alex and Francisco’s work of lifetime. A local travel agency with dedicated, unique and personalized 24/7 travel service. Tachiz Travel’s Headquarters are located in Barva, hometown of the Herrera brothers. It is also one of the most ancient human settlements of Costa Rica, established long before the Columbian expeditions. Here is a 90 second video on why travel with us:

The Herrera brothers worked for the pioneers of Eco-Tourism in truly all capacities before starting their own passionate Tachiz Travel Costa Rica in 2002. Through the decades, they have prepared vacations for both the general and the special interest visitors, in groups of all size. Both Alex and Francisco have earned their degrees in Business Administration. More importantly, they enjoy  authentic personal connections with most of the current managers and owners of the hotels, tourism suppliers and communities’ members who are all key in our tailored unique itineraries. As you would imagine, this is a natural consequence of working A to Z in the industry for so many years. At Tachiz Travel we love to make each adventure a wonderful experience for the visitor and for the visited. Watch a short video on what we do:

We, of course, also worked in the world renowned Specialty Coffee Industry of Costa Rica back in the day. After that, we traveled throughout the world to promote Costa Rica. We advised travel consultants on how to recommend it as the special interest destination it definitely is. We conducted and ran successful reengineering processes for the best known, longest standing DMC’s in Costa Rica. Including the most expensive one and also the largest one by far; not necessarily the most dedicated nor reasonably priced ones. Notably, we both had the opportunity of hiring, training and leading teams. Some of them continue to contribute to the inbound tourism industry of Costa Rica to this day.

Alex Herrera CEO Tachiz Travel Costa Rica

Alex Herrera enjoys his constant travelling in Costa Rica with his family, which includes 5 sprouts. He also continues to learn and practice Taoist TaiChi Internal Arts of Health in Heredia, Costa Rica with his wife Blanca.

Francisco loves to continuously travel around Costa Rica with his daughter. He loves nature and outdoor activities. Fishing in particular. Here he is at the John Day River on the highland desert of eastern Oregon, fishing for small mouth bass.

Francisco Herrera COO Tachiz Travel Costa Rica
What is “Tachiz™”?

To us at Team Tachiz™, the right attitude has proven to be more important than even service itself when hosting visitors from abroad. Our “campesinos” (Farm workers of Costa Rica) and their attitude of genuine honest service and work ethics, inspired our logo, mission and vision. Francisco “Tachiz” Herrera sir -Alex and Francisco’s father- was a campesino and his nickname gives name to our company. To us, it defines our principles and direction.

Tachiz Travel™ is a small and very dedicated family owned business devoted to providing excellent services and the best value to the global high-end discerning communities. Furthermore, Tachiz Travel Costa Rica is:

  • Certified by the ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Board).
  • A member of CANATUR (Costa Rica’s National Chamber of Tourism).
  • Proud member #498 of ACOPROT (Costa Rica’s Association of Professionals in Tourism).
  • A member of Amigos de los Parque Nacionales (Friends of the National Parks of Costa Rica).

We hope you will give us the chance to live up to our mission and provide you with our superb attitude and value. That is, to serve you and host you here in Costa Rica from A to Z.

Hit the Inquire button to start planning your Vacation of a Lifetime in Costa Rica with us. As the saying goes, the test of the pudding is in the eating…

Tachiz Travel™ Costa Rica

P.O Box 339-3011

Barva-Heredia, Costa Rica.

Why Book With Tachiz Travel Costa Rica™ when there are do-it-yourself options on the internet?

Why hire a dog when you can bark yourself, right? Many people have the time and energy to plan every aspect of their trip themselves. That is perfectly fine. However, it is not for everybody. Going alone into the ever-growing and overwhelming wealth of information there is about Costa Rica. Coming across significantly different inputs on certain topics and not knowing who to trust. Figuring out transportation and the appropriate logistics. Looking into such wide range of possibilities and trying not to miss any unique opportunities during your time here. Exchanging correspondence back and forth with each hotel, tour operator, etcetera. And then making separate payments to each. Once all this and more has been sorted out, hoping you made the right guesses and did not leave anything out, you get on a plane. Then you land in wonderful Costa Rica and you are on your own. Of course every provider should take great care of you, if you chose them well, but they will not feel responsible for your stay in the country as a whole. That’s not their job.

That is one way to handle travel planning. Of course many other people would much prefer having a dedicated team assist them beginning to end. From the planning to the enjoying. To have personalized attention, honest advice, 24/7 in-country support and decades of experience at your service. That is what we offer and believe us when we say it makes a difference. Moreover, who better to match what Costa Rica has to offer to your own specific wishes than native Costa Rican experts? We will listen attentively to all your interests and goals for your adventure here and help you make it come true. Once we understand what you want, we will provide you with expert Costa Rica itinerary design. If it cannot be done and done well for you, we will not do it, but we will give you the best options we can come up with. You will always have our most honest, up-to-date opinion for any occasion and for any time of the year. And if you came up with a question we did not know the answer to, we would look into it, find out and get back to you asap.

We operate our adventures through strictly selected suppliers, whose performance we monitor constantly. We do site inspections throughout the year to know firsthand the properties, accommodations, facilities and service of the hotels we recommend. Your entire trip will have been prepaid to all the suppliers before we come meet you at the airport to welcome you and deliver your travel documents. Furthermore, once in the country, we will reconfirm every service we have booked for you just to make sure everything runs like a Swiss clock. We will be very respectful of your precious vacation time, so even though you won’t see us, we will be right behind you, keeping track of your itinerary. Then, halfway through your vacation, we will give you a quick call to see how you have enjoyed your stay and remind you that we are here 24/7 for you. Should anything come up during your trip, we will be around the corner for you at all times. Finally, we will give you a farewell call before you leave Costa Rica having enjoyed your Adventure of a Lifetime with us.

Have you considered how nice it would be…
  • To have an expert listen carefully to what you have in mind for your trip and get back to you with a tailored travel proposal for your consideration?
  • To know that you can trust your agent’s expert advice and ask them any questions you may have?
  • To have all individual reservations taken care of for you by simply providing your personal agent with your choices?
  • To make as few as one payment to your travel agent for your entire trip rather than numerous individual payments to the service providers.
  • To know that you can spend your Costa Rica vacation time only worrying about enjoying yourself?
  • To know that you have the 24/7 support of a local, professional team with the know-how to solve unforeseeable inconveniences? Never mind preventing foreseeable ones.


Since 1986, two of our Team Tachiz funding and permanent supervisors have been developing their expertise. Nowadays, this allows us to provide you with the highest value for your Costa Rica trip which is really hard to find; but specially at our rates.

We are confident that you, as it’s been the case with many dear visitors in the past (See Testimonials), will be most rewarded by travelling to Costa Rica with us.

As you can imagine, the options to share and experience Costa Rica have been and are ever increasing and changing. This is why personalized, timely and reliable Costa Rica expertise can be so rewarding for you.

Inquire now to see why others have used our services and continue to recommend us.