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TGT offers standard and custom travel packages for indvidual and group travelers. From yoga retreats to honeymoons, TGT's travel packages are specifically designed and created for a range of travel experiences. MORE
With so many great places in Costa Rica to explore, TGT can guide you to the well-known spots, or take you off-the-beaten path to experience the real local "tico" life. MORE
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Tico Guide Travel specializes in planning and facilitating unique, personally-tailored experiences and trips to Costa Rica & Latin America, for individuals and families (FITs), couples & honeymooners, real estate investors and groups of 3 - 200 pax.

TGT also leads and works with group leaders (yoga teachers, professors and educators, fitness and sports trainers, family leaders) to plan, facilitate and lead custom-tailored Eco-Adventure Sports and Activities trips, Yoga & Healing Retreats, Real Estate Discovery Trips, R&R and Family trips, Conservation & Ecology trips, and Arts & Culture trips.

Harlow 'Salvador' Newton
Owner of Tico Guide Travel

TGT is owned and operated by Harlow "Salvador " Newton, a bilingual Costa Rica & Latin America travel and real estate specialist who has spent most of his life living and traveling in Latin America. Harlow's personal knowledge and insight of Costa Rica and specific destinations in Latin America provides his clients with suggested routes, destinations, lodging recommendations, travel tips, and personal contacts, based on their travel lifestyle and types of activities they're looking to experience.

Since 1998, Harlow has personally traveled, researched and lead groups to Costa Rica and Latin America on over 45 trips, and has provided travel planning and consulting services to dozens of individuals, couples, families and groups.

Harlow has also provided professional travel consultation to writers for articles appearing in leading travel magazines including Travel + Leisure, participated in a Traveler Survey and Study for National Geographic Traveler, and his travel photography has been published in Outside Traveler Magazine and dozens of travel brochures and websites. And most recently, Harlow was featured in 7x7 Magazine’s May 2010 Travel Issue as San Francisco’s “The Adventurer” traveler.

Harlow has given public presentations on travel at Conferences, Expos, and Universities and hosts Informational & Networking Mixers on Latin America Travel & Real Estate Investments.

With offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Costa Rica, Tico Guide Travel and our local in-country Tour Operator partners provide our clients with turn-key unique, memorable experiences when visiting Costa Rica and other Latin American countries.

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