About Us

About Blue Pass

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A humble beginning

At Blue Pass, we want you to discover the history behind our company. A history that spans over three decades of passion for adventure and tourism in Costa Rica. We are much more than a tour operator in La Fortuna; we are family, who achieved the dream of sharing wonderful experiences with travelers from all over the world.

Our history begins at a time when La Fortuna was a whole different place to what it is today. Six brothers of the Salazar family, were seeking for opportunities for their future and adventured in the business of sport fishing and boat rides in the Arenal Lake.

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A Sport Fishing Tour in the Arenal Lake (early 1990s)

The exploration of new locations

A chance meeting with the owner of a major travel agency at the time, Cat Tours, marked a turning point. This encounter prompted us to embark on a new adventure. With determination and effort, we built our first boats and launched operations in the picturesque area of Los Chiles, where we conducted the tour that has been a flagship for our company over the years: Caño Negro – Río Frio Boat Tour.

This new project meant leaving behind our agricultural plans and immersing ourselves completely in the tourism industry. We took long bus trips to offer unforgettable experiences to visitors, from volcano hikes to river boat explorations. As tourism in Fortuna gained momentum, Blue Pass Hub began to expand its operations, providing transportation, guidance and lunch to visitors and delivering memorable experiences emblematic of the region.

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Filming of a promotional video Frío River (late 1990s)

A history of hardworking and perseverance

Our story is one of determination, perseverance and love for adventure. We are proud to have shared this passion with countless travelers and continue to do so in the present and future.

At Blue Pass Hub, our vision is clear: to continue to grow, innovate and offer unique experiences to our customers. Our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and responsible exploration of Costa Rica’s beautiful natural environment drives us to be leaders in our field.

We invite you to be part of our story and join us on our exciting adventures. Discover why we are more than just a tour operator; we are a passionate team that strives to bring you the best experiences in Costa Rica. Book your adventure with Blue Pass Hub today and be part of our ever-evolving story!

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Blue Pass Offices in La Fortuna (2024)