Meet Our Executive Team

YOLANDA KAYE
President Board of Directors

Yolanda Amaya Kaye, born in rural El Salvador, is Costa Rica Expeditions' Co-Founder and widow to Michael Kaye, the father of eco-tourism in Costa Rica and our founder. Doña Yoly, as we all affectionately call her, is truly the great woman who was not only behind a great man, but continues to be behind our great organization. Her wise words, observations, smile and willingness to listen to our close knit family alike has provided many of us with a sound "put your feet on the ground, focus and love life" perspective. read more...


HILTON KAYE
Vice President of the Board of Directors

Being the son of Costa Rica Expeditions founders', Hilton has been there from the beginning observing and learning from Michael and Yolanda about the great possibilities that can come from Legendary Service and Unforgettable Memories. Acting as liason between the Board of Directors, Special Projects, and the Leadership Team, he’s had plenty of experience and know-how to become a great addition to the creative and hardworking Costa Rica Expeditions' family. New York City has been his home for more than 25 years, making him love and accept new challenges and opportunities that arise. By helping to implement and adopt more teamwork, experience and communication, he is looking to provide great experiences, success and most importantly Legendary Service to our family, guests and friends. “Like my dad always said, “Vacation time is precious so “Dele Viaje” or Get on it”, he says. read more...


ERICK BATISTA
Corporate Director

Erick planned to become an electrical engineer, but his career path took a different turn when he started working for a tour operator a decade ago as an accountant. read more...


DIEGO BLANCO
Chief Operating Officer
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Diego was born on November 3, 1981 in the city of Ciudad Quesada; a rural town in the San Carlos region of Costa Rica. He grew up working on his father’s farms with his brothers and sisters. read more...


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