Hi, I'm Ileana Mena Mora


About Ileana

"Hola! I'm Ileana, and this 'Tica' (native Costa Rican) is happy to meet you. I was raised in Monteverde — surrounded by nature, and living the authentic Tica lifestyle. I've been a travel professional since high school, and I now have nearly a decade of experience in the field! I love how my career has helped me meet people from around the world, and make new friends within my home country.

Honestly? It's a joy to help families travel throughout the country and experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer. My favorite memory is when I helped a couple plan a simple vacation, and they ended up eloping! It started with a few phone calls, and they soon informed me that they were getting married in Costa Rica. Why not make things easy on and turn your dream vacation into your dream wedding and honeymoon, right?

Soon, they arrived in Costa Rica, and we helped them get married in Manuel Antonio — one of my favorite places in Costa Rica. I try to go to my favorite destinations as often as possible, but the truth is, I feel blessed to live in beautiful La Fortuna and enjoy views of Arenal Volcano from my home. If you'd like, I can help you find a hotel with a similar view when we book your trip; and yes, I can even help you plan your wedding ;-)"