Diana first came to Costa Rica in 2011 to complete in the World White Water Championships in as part of the Bulgarian Women´s Open national team. A few years later, trying to escape another Canadian winter, she decided to take a trip from Costa Rica to Colombia rafting new rivers.
When Diana and Ahndres met, they brought their experiences and passions together and Dinghy Expeditions – Mountains, Rivers and Coasts, was born. More than just an adventure company, Dinghy was formed to bring something different to rafting, hiking and multi-day expeditions. “Our concern was safety, great customer service, the environment and treating people kindly. Quality is more important than quantity” recalls Diana. “We want to do want we love. Dinghy Expeditions is different. Through great day trips hiking in national parks, safari floating and river rafting to real exploring, trekking deep in the biggest forest reserve on our multi-day expeditions, our goal is to show you, teach you, treat you well and get you passionate about nature again. Through white water rafting and trekking, we preserve our rivers and planet while having fun. We purposely maintain our tours small and personalized in order to give 100% of our attention and knowledge to our clients. This creates trust. We put safety first. We give back to the community, hiring locals and buying products from the region. This creates jobs. We perform community service and team building. This empowers people. We pay our guides and employees well because their work is valuable and important. This creates worth. We care about the environment using biodegradable and recyclable products. This creates a better future for the next generations.”
In a nut shell, Dinghy’s focus is on fun, adventure, unparalled customer service, supporting local communities, sustainability, preservation and conservation through responsible tourism, good kharma and exploring the real Costa Rica.