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To make your travel dreams come through

Our Story

It All Started With A Visit To Costa Rica

Over 20 years ago, a travel entrepreneur whose main business was government travel, heard from a
close friend about a small country were fishing was the best.
It was 1996 when Arthur Salus, CEO of Duluth Travel in Atlanta, Georgia, decided to give it a chance and
embarked himself in a fishing expedition to Costa Rica. His passion for sportfishing has taken him to
many places in the search for the best spot. It was until his first visit to Costa Rica, when Arthur catch a
Marlin at the first try in the deep Pacific Ocean of Guanacaste.

He knew this was a signal and that is when his love for the country and its people began.
Arthur came back for more. He explored Costa Rica’s rainforests and beaches at least two times each
year with his family and friends. From all their family vacations, Arthur noticed this destination made his
children and wife feel confident to walk around and explore. They were happy and Costa Rica made
them feel like home.

Salus discover that this small country offered more than Mexico and the Caribbean combine. Its pristine
national parks, beaches, wildlife, perfect weather and the possibility of fishing all year round, made
Costa Rica the ideal destination for vacation seekers. Besides its beauty, Costa Rica was one of the safest
countries in Central America. Adventure, Nature, Beach, all in one visit.

Eager to share these experiences with others, Arthur’s idea of creating a destination travel company
that provides a distinctive vacation to help people reconnect with each other and nature, came a reality
in 1999. It was on that year that Salus decided to attend to a tradeshow in Chicago searching for Costa
Rica suppliers to partner with. He met Roys Diaz, the owner of a Destination Management Company
(DMC) in Costa Rica. Their connection was instantly. They both share the same passion for travel and
wanted to make Costa Rica a preferred destination for travelers in the United States.

With their combine experience and resources, both created Costa Rica Dream Adventures (CRDA)
with the main objective of offering complete custom vacation packages based on the traveler preferences.
Fully packed itineraries with combinations of two locations, transfers, lodging and tours, as well as 24/7
in country assistance, gave tourist the confidence of a stress-free vacation. All they needed to do is
enjoy and relax.

With offices in Atlanta Georgia and San Jose, Costa Rica, Costa Rica Dream Adventures has positioned
as one of the best Tour Operators in the United States. The company expanded its services by working
with travel agents around the country as their preferred destination supplier.

Today, Costa Rica Dream Adventures is more than a team of experienced Costa Rica vacation specialists.
It is a family, led by the vision of two business partners whose commitment was always to create
experiences and unforgettable memories.
There is nothing more important for us than plan the perfect vacation that you are wishing for. Pura


Arthur Salus hosting an incentive trip to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

About us

Costa Rica Dream Adventures (CRDA) has been in business for over 18 years selling exclusively Costa Rica. We are based in Atlanta, Georgia and we also have an office in San Jose, Costa Rica for 24/7 on site support.

CRDA provides customized packages for individuals, couples, family vacations, weddings, anniversaries, groups, corporate and incentive travel. We can customize itineraries to serve everyone from individuals to large groups.

We offer all properties from small boutiques to large all-inclusive resorts. CRDA has developed close relationships with these properties, which allow us to guarantee great pricing, and experiences for all travelers. We also offer a wide range of tours to satisfy all travelers’ interest and cost.

Costa Rica Dream Adventures enjoys prestigious travel industry affiliations: a proud member of ASTA, IATA, ARC, OSSN, NACTA and ProImage.

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