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 for all of your efforts in making our event such a success! You were a pleasure to work with prior to the event and especially onsite!Thank you for making it a little easier for us!Sincerely,

Fatima & Laura
Fox Cable Networks

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. Sincerely,

Laura & Jacquie

I have to tell you, the Costa Rica DMC was the best I’ve ever worked from (and I’ve been doing this for over a decade). From start to finish you and your team were incredibly responsive, efficient, and my guests were entirely impressed with the experiences you provided them with. Not a detail was missed. I can’t thank you enough for your attentiveness. I knew that my people were in good hands, even though I was a country away. Thank you for all that you do. I hope that we will get another chance to work together in the future! All the best,

Amy Shea Associate Director
Events and Field Marketing

We were all quite impressed with the Costa Rica DMC Team, your efficiency, promptness, quickness to respond to any and all needs before and during travel, and pleasant attitudes.

Diane Benz
Coble Cruise & Travel

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 such a nice note. Jenna and I share the same sentiments; a successful, fresh & creative and logistically awesome could not have happened without you guys! Such a trusted partnership, we value it so much. Till next time…Thanks again,

Chrissy Ruiz

Thank you so much for all 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. It was such a pleasure to meet you and everyone on your team! I can’t wait to visit again soon! Pura Vida!

Amy Parker
Adaptive Insight Group

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

Concur Group

We are thrilled to now have a friend in Costa Rica! You are great at what you do. Let us know if we can ever assist with closing business with any of our colleagues who may be talking with you as well. We would be happy to assist in closing any business you may have! Hugs right back at you Karla!

Kristin House,CDS Vice President
Team Director Conference Direct

The H&R Block SaS Incentive Trip was a great success due, in part, to your assistance. Your attention to our many needs was more than apparent, and we ask that you accept the enclosed gratuity as a token of our appreciation. We have enjoyed working with you and look forward to another opportunity to do so in the near future.

H&R Block & Bishop
McCann Team

On behalf of myself and Thomson Reuters, thank you for all of your help and guidance this week! In fact, I don’t know how the hotel could do it without you! Your constant presence really helped make our program stress-free!

Jennifer and Thomson
Reuters Events

“I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate you and your amazing team! Thank you for all you did! Thank you for making us shine and all the hard work you put towards our events. Without you these events would not have been the success that they were! You will always hold a special place in my heart!”

Kelley & Team President Club
Centurions Club

“It was a pleasure working with all of you. Please give special thanks to Connie (of course J) for all the planning and Oscar for helping us move all those board members around!They all now love Costa Rica, as do I!”

Kathryn Jenish
Meeting Coordinator
The American Board of Radiology

“I honestly had a great experience working with the team and everything was executed smoothly during the program.”

Paola Quintero
CIS Account Manager


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.

Shirley Castillo Villalobos

Senior Logistics Manager. San José.

Víctor Mejía Navarro

Operations Manager. San José.


DMC Network´s Preferred Partner in Costa Rica

As preferred partners of DMC NETWORK, we are proud to be part of the meeting industry´s only fully member-owned community of destination management companies (DMC´s) operating in 100 destinations across the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Europe.

The DMC Network brings connection to a community of accredited, owner-managed DMCs whose unsurpassed local relationships, knowledge and expertise offer peace of mind and consistent program delivery. Unique in the industry, the DMC Network is an LLC of the top-performing, independently owned DMCs throughout North and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

With an average of over 25 years in business and more than twice as many accredited DMCs as any other DMC consortium or company, each DMC Network member delivers unsurpassed knowledge of their market and a confidence that they are a sound, professional organization that consistently exceeds clients' expectations. With an insider's knowledge, the DMC Network makes it effortless for their clients to produce meetings and events around the world

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