Hello! I Alvaro Ramirez, owner of Floristeria Cristal.
We started in 1998 when the funder Alvaro Ramirez was unemployed and didnt have any money not even to buy some food. One day while he was walking in San José, he notice that people made their living selling flowers in the streets how ever he didnt have any money to start his Business so he decided to look in the wild closet o Rivers in empty lots or even in Gardenswhen the owner allowed him, after a while settled in a corner of the town of Quepos.
After a few days a hotel owner from the area came to him asking for some flowers and also for floral designs and decorating services, Mr. Ramirez with no experience said that he was able to do it, soon he had to quoted his first wedding, ignoring the name of most of the things that the client was asking him, he took note and went to a florist asking for a detail quote with name and description of the products. He observed and studied each product and thereafter was able to recreate them himself. For three years he was part of this Hotel and continued to gain experience and put to use his great creativity, until the time was right for him to get out of this confort zone and expand into his own business.
He visited places up and down the pacific coast looking for new experiences and clients. Some, where open to receive him and some others more resilient, but gave him the opportunity to showcase his products for free and little by little he gain their trust. At the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey he started of with a little car, which as the business grew, it quickly ran out of space and so it came the first truck and yet another risk, having to ask for a big loan to buy it. Today, thanks to God and all the our staff we have realized the dream of over 3000 brides all across the country, having worked in all of the most recognized Hotel chains and with all the best known wedding planers, some of them: JW Marriot en Hacienda Pinilla, Westin Playa Conchal, Hotel Flamingo Bech, Hotel Bahía del Sol en Playa Potrero, Hotel Tamarindo Diría en Playa Tamarindo, Barceló Playa Langosta, Hotel Pranamar en Santa Teresa, Hotel Costa Verde Manuel Antonio, Hotel Marriot Los Sueños en Jaco.
We have refrigerated trucks to transport your flowers for long distances. This way your flowers will arrive in great condition!!!.
To continue delivering customer satisfaction been consistent and honest with our work.
To reach the point where we can harvest our own products, so that we can better overlook and guarantee the quality we offer and also can give jobs to more families in our community.