Company Profile


We´re in charge of the fun!

Costa Rica DMC sets the standard for excellence in award-winning destination management services throughout Costa Rica. Costa Rica DMC provides its cutting-edge innovation, consistency and dependability in the areas of Guanacaste and the capital, San Jose. With global reach and local expertise, Costa Rica DMC meets client objectives and exceeds expectations for corporate, incentive and group travel programs.

Recognized as the most experienced Destination Management and Event Production Company in Costa Rica, Costa Rica DMC delivers fun, imaginative events coupled with unparalleled execution.  Mauricio Arevalo and Irene Montealegre, cofounders of Costa Rica DMC since 2003, are leaders in the industry through unmatched reputation for reliability, ingenuity and professionalism. Their talented team will make your special event, meeting or convention one that your attendees will remember for years to come.

They work with your goals and budget in mind. Nothing is too big or too small. It is the company’s philosophy to go above and beyond, that has made Costa Rica DMC the most successful!

Our commitment to you:

  • Extraordinary personalized service

  • Promptly presented, customized proposals

  • Premium quality suppliers

  • Seamless operations

  • Unique venues and top quality entertainment

  • Senior management supervision at all times

  • Great results

Why Costa Rica?

Why Costa Rica DMC?

Picture yourself in one of the world’s happiest countries, where a common saying among locals is “Pura Vida”, meaning “Life is Good”. A place where coffee is among the best in the world and where five percent of the world’s biodiversity is present in a country that is only 0.03 percent of the planet. Nearly 25% of Costa Rica is part of a National Park or reserve.

Imagine yourself being entertained on some of the world’s best beaches and engage in Costa Rica’s sustainable practices, by visiting a country that has committed to becoming totally carbon neutral by 2021. Over 90% of the electricity needed in Costa Rica is produced via renewable energies such as hydroelectric, geothermal and wind power. The small Central American nation has a history of democracy, equality, education for all, a passion for freedom, rich cultures and incredible biodiversity.

Our role is that of a partner, advisor and trusted vendor and we start by listening to you, our client. Costa Rica DMC is made up of extraordinary event professionals dedicated to serving the needs of our clients wherever they may be. We are driven by a passionate belief that to deliver exceptional experiences in our industry requires attention to our core values: consistency, creativity, commitment, continuity, and accountability.

Costa Rica DMC is the industry leader in both serving our clients and recognizing that successful events don’t just happen by chance.


Client Review

Thank you so much for all of your help with the Club Adaptive Event. We received so many great compliments from the guests and we would not have been able to pull it all off without your help. I can’t wait to visit again soon!

Amy Parker
Adaptive Insight Group

Thank you so much for such a great event. It was a pleasure working with you. Our attendees were blown away, and it was an amazing trip.

Pilar Torres De Jong
Concur Group


Thank you so much for everything you did to make our President’s Club so very successful! 

Our attends eehad such a great time and commented on how smoothly everything ran. 

Hopefully we can work together again soon.


Laura & Jacquie

I could not have done it without you! The team was flawless.

Allison Ventura
HEAT Software

You are the best. Thank you for all your help!

Carla Parker
American Public Life

Cannot thank you enough for all your support with our event. You have been awesome to work with!

Wendy Laugensen
Mark Logic

Thank you for making our meeting a success.

Claudia Valentine
Debbie Fiori
The Revolution FMO

Thank you so much for all you have done for our group. From the site inspection to now, you have gone above & beyond and have been amazing to work with!

Laura Van Salte & Emily Mc Nulty
Moxi Events

A great big thank you to all for the beautiful gift. We will think of Costa Rica and all of you every time we use it.

Marilyn Gaeta
Premier Incentives

Thank you so much for your fantastic efforts and delivery with a smile. All the guests were very impressed with Costa Rica, the Andaz, and Costa Rica DMC. We look forward to coming back very soon!!!

Richard Gaeta
Premier Incentives

Thank you for all your efforts in making our evening such a success! You were a pleasure to work with prior to the event & especially onsite!

Fatima Rizzo & Laura Sayegh
Fox Cable Networks

Congratulations to the entire Costa Rica DMC team, as they run a company committed to its customers. In the 2015 Congress SIBEN, we felt very supported and we received the necessary advice to make decisions. The recommended tours were excellent, the food was excellent and the team was always prepared.

Cintia Solís
Blue Point Management

Last year we had an event that, for client related reasons, became complicated in terms of handling logistics. The company’s general director personally helped us out with a hospitality desk. While we usually don’t have something like this in mind, we received it very willingly. Without their help it would have been difficult. That spoke volumes about the commitment that DMC Costa Rica has to serving its customers regardless of the type of work they have to undertake.

Deyanira Horcasitas
Travel Agency Manager

Thank you again to Costa Rica DMC for your unbelievable professionalism, customer service, and flexibility. I was thoroughly impressed with the staff and your knowledge of the area. 

Kevin P Harvey
Manager, Pre-owned Business
Porsche Cars North America, Inc

The entire team did a GREAT job!! People had an exceptional vacation. From the transportation to the activities to the parties, everything was impeccable. Thank you!!

Amy Mackreth
Adaptive Insight Group


We are service focused

Many times working after hours to get information to a client in a different time zone, leading destination site inspections on a 24/7 basis, dealing with endless program alterations, taking calls on personal cell phones, highlighting, graphically, our unique service ethos as your number one DMC in Costa Rica.  This service attitude is our bedrock, the heart and soul of our value proposition. We work from this space always, protecting, nurturing and cultivating this mind set.

A Destination Marketer

Our local knowledge and expertise creates added demand for events taking place in Costa Rica.  DMCs are professionals in the delivery of company incentives and know that corporate meetings and events are not an end in themselves but merely the means by which objectives are achieved. Costa Rica DMC knows how to position its destinations in Costa Rica to deliver on corporate objectives and thus be the perfect destination marketer for the Corporate Meetings and Events sector. Being creative destination marketers is another core element of our value proposition.

Our Core Organizational Values:

As the preeminent organization for Destination Management services, Costa Rica DMC delivers:

  • Excellence and ethical business practices
  • Professional relationships and extensive knowledge of local areas and resources
  • Highly specialized consulting from every aspect of event programming & logistics (program design, logistics management, supplier management and accounting) to event execution
  • Access to leveraging lower prices by using high purchasing power to negotiate preferential rates with local vendors and suppliers.
  • Assist with language barriers
  • Quality service and financial success
  • Allow you, the client to manage your VIPs, enjoy dinner, and bask in the accolades for a successful event
  • Environmentally sustainable recognition and opportunities to ‘green up’
  • We are your trusted partner to make sure everything goes well and troubleshooting any issues that may come up.

Mission / Vision


To make our mark and to excel in our area by creating unique and memorable experiences. Our objective is to distinguish ourselves based on our creativity and commitment to our Costa Rican destinations.


To increase our sales by diversifying our customer base, while defining ourselves as the leading company in the creation of fun, inspiring experiences.

Meet the team

Costa Rica’s DMC team specializes in creating distinctive cultural experiences that connect you to the spirit of Costa Rica. The team is made up of experienced professionals who provide close, long-term business relationships with first-class partners.  Delivering value, collaboration, innovation, resourcefulness and creativity is Costa Rica DMC’s seal for guaranteed satisfaction.

Mauricio Arévalo Solórzano

President. Liberia & San José

Irene Montealegre Fernández

Vice-President. San José

Gabriela Sánchez León

Director of Marketing. Liberia.

Katia Bermúdez Artavia

Product Development Manager and Social Media. San José.

Connie Carballo Larios

Senior Sales Manager. Liberia.

Gabriela Esquivel Herrera

International Sales Manager. San José.

Shirley Castillo Villalobos

Senior Logistics Manager. San José.

Víctor Mejía Navarro

Operations Manager. San José.


Ovation Global DMC is a leading network of Destination Management Companies at over 100+ destinations around the world.

Exclusive, tailor made, deluxe programs and events are designed for incentive travel, corporate events, meetings and conferences with the utmost expertise in unique and innovative programs, work with the best local providers, and outstanding company resources. With our network of strategic partners and alliance to The DMC Network, we provide services to all major North American clients and from around the world. 

Ovation Global DMC selects its worldwide representatives according to strict criteria, including industry reputation, operational excellence and efficiency, and ability to deliver truly insightful DMC services beyond mere logistics and tactical delivery. Costa Rica DMC is Ovation Global DMC’s Strategic Partner because of the outstanding commitment to service.

Costa Rica DMC is often referred to as the “Meeting Planner’s Guardian Angel”, ensuring the highest standards of delivery and critical planning for success. People and relationships are in the DNA of Costa Rica DMC. Through openness, passion and expertise Costa Rica DMC makes your vision a reality. With Costa Rica DMC you are in the best of hands!

In Global Alliance with

Ovation Global DMC is a leading network of Destination Management Companies providing Best-in-class DMC services

Ovation DMC


Resort Partners


Delivering flawlessly designed productions

Costa Rica DMC has all the details covered. We are the undisputed leaders in creation, design, and delivery of the most outstanding incentive travel, corporate and event meetings.


Focused on the big picture

Costa Rica DMC is known for the time and dedication we devote to research the latest attractions and venues, and our out of the box approach to create cost effective programs. Our seasoned travel directors and destination experts satisfy the most discriminating audiences with their unmatched performance so you can spend your time focusing on the big picture. 


Hiring top quality suppliers

Our local expertise, buying power, and flexibility make Costa Rica DMC an invaluable partner for your next program. Nearly a thousand incentive travel programs & business meetings have been successfully developed and operated for global corporations by our skilled team and its top-notch pool of talent. The best results are guaranteed!

Making informed decisions

Costa Rica DMC takes pride in helping clients discover Costa Rica’s beauty and best hidden secrets. Carefully conducted site inspections are an indispensable tool for assuring the highest quality results. Let us offer the most appropriate resources available, and assist you in making the most informed decisions regarding your program.