Mareike Wielens

Founder Emotional Travel

Since 2013, I’ve been immersed in the world of travel in Costa Rica, designing personalized experiences that I like to think of as crafting “Happiness” for individual travellers and families. However, as 2021 went on, I began to feel a stirring within me, a sense that change was needed, even if I couldn’t quite define what that change entailed. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, weighed down by an overwhelming workload and aiming to not only keep the high quality results that others were expecting from me but also to surpass my own limits, I realized I was merely going through the motions, like on autopilot. I found myself depleted of energy, withdrawing from social interactions, loosing memory from what I did the day before.

Stepping back from the hectic situation as urgently needed, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery and reflection. Over the course of 10 months, I made a series of challenging, but transformative decisions, driven by a longing for greater meaning, satisfaction and impact in life. It was through this process of self-exploration and the quest of life purpose, that the vision for “Emotional Travel – The Power of Traveling” began to take shape. Emotional Travel is a manifestation of my belief in the transformative power of travelling and nature to heal, inspire, and awaken the soul. This venture goes beyond mere business; it’s a testament to the profound impact travel and nature can have on our emotional well-being and mental health. It’s my hope that by embarking on these journeys of Emotional Travel, individuals will not only explore the world but also discover and finding themselves in the process. It’s my way of helping you unlock the transformative potential of your true self.

Elena Chavarria

Marketing Assistant


Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Ahaus, Germany

WhatsApp: +506 8934 8666

We believe in the HEALING power of naturE & TRAVELLING