(17 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Sydney Duenas

Lakewood, WA
Hawaii and Tropical Destination Specialist

Aloha!  People of all walks of life should be able to explore this great Earth we inhabit, and I hope to help you make the most of your travel investment.  With a passion for sunshine, the outdoors, health and wellness, and indigenous cultures, I ...
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Costa Rica Specialist

Pura Vida - A phrase you will at least a dozen times a day in Costa Rica. Pura Vida isn't so much a saying as it is a way of life in Costa Rica.


Much like Hawaii's Aloha, you can use it to say hello and goodbye, and you can also use it to say thank you. In the same vein as Hakuna Matata, you can use it to mean no worries and life is good.


When I visited Costa Rica in May 2018, I could feel Pura Vida all around me. From the warm smiles I received when I first checked into my hotel to when I toured many hotels in the popular tourist areas, Pura Vida was alive all around me.


Not only did I tour many of the popular hotel choices, I also got to experience many of the aspects that makes Costa Rica a bucket list destination for many travelers. I got to see a Jaguar less than 12 inches from my face, I held a butterfly larger than my hands, I got to zip line 300 meters above the Earth, dip my toes in the Pacific ocean, and I survived the most intense thunderstorm I've ever experienced, accompanied by a chorus of howler monkeys in the mountainous distance!


Costa Rica is a destination that is best learned by experience, and I am confidant with my personal experiences in this amazing country that I can plan and recommend the best adventure for you. Pura Vida!

My Reviews

4 of 5 people found this review helpful
The Very best trip of our lives!!
Sydney put together a Mediterranean Cruise for me and my lady. Additionally, she made the arrangements for end of cruise stays in Paris and England. Everything was superb! The ship was spectacular and the staff was great. Every transfer between ship, hotel and airline was anticipated and covered. We give Sydney and A+++
By  Beebe  from  Seattle
Traveled to  Mediterranean Sea ~ At Sea ~ At Sea
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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11 of 19 people found this review helpful
Vegas trip
Sydney was very professional and booked my trip with all the requests that I put forth. She was very timely, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with.
By  Amber  from  Tacoma, WA
Traveled to  Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Sydney Duenas responded:
I'm glad you are happy with the service I provided! Thanks!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Had a pleasant trip.
Positive experience.
By  Delfin  from  Tacoma , Wa.
Traveled to  Switzerland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Fun in the Sun
I have worked with Sydney on two vacations in the past two years. She has always provided the utmost professionalism and ensured that everything was done so that I would have no worries on my trip. Excellent job and I will use her expertise next year as well.
By  Charles  from  Spanaway
Traveled to  Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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9 of 17 people found this review helpful
We'll always have Maui
Sydney was great to plan with. By email and phone we compared notes on potential places, locations, and things to do etc., and made decisions quickly. We saved time and money and began enjoying our vacation before we even left. We picked the perfect location for beach and town roaming. Lahaina shores beach resort has the cleanest room we've ever seen. Sydney's genuine enthusiasm for Hawaii travel makes us want to go again soon. She's professional and personable - calm, cool, collected and very sweet too! We highly recommend her!
By  Sun seekers   from  Gig Harbor, Wa
Traveled to  Maui Island ~ Hawaii ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Costa Rica
  • Guanacaste
  • Heredia
  • Tamarindo Beach
  • San Jose

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Beach Vacations
  • Couples & Romance
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Photography

Certifications/Awards:

  • Hawaii Destination Expert
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Costa Rica Specialist
  • Royal Caribbean Master of Adventure
  • Travel Leaders Certified Leisure Travel Specialist

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