Grettel Calderon is a native “Tica” from Costa Rica who began her career as an executive secretary then translated her penchant for details and organization to become one of the most knowledgeable and proficient Costa Rica adventure travel planners. She now has over 16 years experience as our Central America Program Director designing Costa Rica eco tours and to Panama, Nicaragua and Belize from Wildland Adventures’ field office as our in-country expert. Always exploring her native country, Grettel has also traveled throughout Central, South and North America, as well as in Europe, Asia and Africa. After living 3 years in the United States Grettel gained valuable insight into planning Costa Rica travel vacations for active and inquisitive Americans. She is an introspective and a conscientious listener who understands each traveler’s personal interests and style, especially Costa Rica family vacations.

Experience Costa Rican Country Life (Vida Campesina)

At Wildland Adventures, we're devoted to helping our travelers experience the world with the honesty and affirmation. Discerning travelers want to see a real world without artifice. They crave understanding and compassion rather than judgment and they want to experience a world that seeks to welcome them rather than entertain.  We de...
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Cuba Guest Review: Getting There, Highlights, Cuban Culture

Only 6 months after their Belize trip,  Greg and Chris decided to 'go wild' again and joined a small, people-to-people trip to Cuba, our Havana and the Heartland of Cuba adventure . They shared their experience with us here: Chris and I had a great time and we both enjoyed the trip immensely. I was a little unsure what to expect and how intera...
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Belize Jungle & Reef Adventure Review

The Veronis Family came to us on the referral of a trusted friend who had traveled with us before and had a great experience. They were looking for an active adventure for their family of six and chose our Jungle Tree House and Reef Adventure in Belize because of the mix of activities it offered. Here are some of their comments and advice for ...
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Belize Family Vacation Video

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a video worth? This Wildland Alumni Family had such a great time on our Jungle Tree House and Reef Adventure in Belize that they made a video and shared it with us. No words needed for this guest review, their smiles say it all. I love this video because it lets me see how much fun ...
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Scientists Go Sandboarding (and more) in Nicaragua

Long-time Wildland travelers, Duke and Gabrielle, wanted to escape the winter doldrums for the tropics and asked me to create a custom version of our Nicaragua Highlands and Islands Adventure trip . Duke and Gabrielle are serious and experienced travelers and they both have the inquisitive minds of retired scientists. They appreciate more...
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