How We Started
Local. Authentic. Personalized.
At Costa Rica First Class Villas, we are a team of travel-lovers who are experts in providing local, authentic, and personalized Costa Rica vacation experiences. Once you travel with us, you will never look to another agency.
A First-Class Vacation Experience
Our concierge service provides expert destination advice, while our hospitality management services rise to the occasion of every style and class of traveler that we have the pleasure to host. Our team works with our guests to understand their travel expectations and also to share our local travel knowledge. Designed for discerning travelers who seek unique Costa Rican experiences provided by experienced hosts, guests of Costa Rica First Class Villas are assured that the travel experiences put together by our team have been customized to our guests’ style and well-planned to optimize their time in this beautiful country.
Driven with a Passion for Costa Rica
Our company was started by Donielle Fish, an experienced traveler who has a long background in the hospitality industry. Her love for travel and the Spanish language originally brought her to Costa Rica in 2001 on a study abroad program for her undergraduate in Spanish at the University of Costa Rica.
Originally from Kansas City, Donielle left Toto and the red slippers left behind to embrace the experience of living in beautiful Costa Rica. She has lived in the Central Valley of San Jose, the beach town of Jaco, and has now happily resided in Manuel Antonio for the past 10 years. She has traveled the country from North to South and East to West, from the most well-known routes, to the off the beaten path. Her adventures have changed her life, and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for the Costa Rican culture and it’s beauty with other travelers.
Whether you want to schedule an action-packed trip or just get away from it all, the team at Costa Rica First Class Villas wants to hear from you!
Tell us your vision for a dream vacation. We will guide the way so you can sit back and enjoy the experience!
“It was a seamless vacation from start to finish, thanks to your attention to detail and local knowledge. You were able to anticipate all of our needs, and we are extremely grateful. My family and I travel abroad on a regular basis, and rarely do we receive service that makes us feel right at home, even in a foreign country.” – Abby D.
Originally from Kansas, Donielle Fish has always been passionate about languages, travel, food and culture. Through her Spanish major at the University of Kansas, Donielle originally came to Central America to study at the University of Costa Rica and ended up falling in love with Costa Rica due to its quality of life, natural beauty and friendly, vibrant people. With a keen eye for detail, Donielle began working in management in the hospitality industry, where she now has over 15 years’ combined experience. From hotel management, her focus evolved into more personalized services with direct home-owner care for private luxury villas and for travelers desiring to experience the uniqueness of Costa Rica. Donielle has happily lived in Costa Rica for a total of 14 years, 9 of them spent full-time in beautiful Manuel Antonio.
As for why she has chosen to call Manuel Antonio home and operate Costa Rica First Class Villas, Donielle loves latin culture, the overwhelming natural beauty of the area and the charming balance of small town Costa Rica simplicity mixed with the accessibility to modern day amenities. Donielle’s vision is to share a piece of what she loves about this country through the travel experiences and services that her company offers.
As one of Costa Rica´s most popular tourist destinations, Manuel Antonio is stocked with internationally recognized treasures and attractions. Costa Rica First Class Villas provides luxury vacation rental homes that become a home away from home for guests, where families and friends can appreciate the benefits of closeness and privacy all in the comfort of their luxury villa.
If you are a home owner, finding a local agency to manage your beloved investment and ensure it is maintained in its best condition is paramount. With longstanding experience in high-end travel and luxury villa rentals, Costa Rica First Class Villas has an extensive list of highly-vetted, exceptional property management agencies that we are happy to refer you to.
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