Meet Our Guides
While each of our guides have unique talents and knowledge and each is naturally the kind of person we enjoy spending time with, for your comfort and safety there are a number of key professional credentials that they have in common;
- All are native Spanish speakers who are fluent in English
- All have completed the Costa Rica Institute of Tourism’s training course and been certified as a guide.
- All attend our annual two day in-house training program. The objective is to maintain the safety of our clients (we provide first aid refresher courses, sessions on adventure tour equipment, etc), and from there it’s on to volcanology, botany and other natural history specialties. Last year we brought in a professional photographer to train our guides on ways to help our guests bring home higher quality photos!
We require our drivers to have basic English language proficiency and a minimum of 5 years driving experience, though typically they have between 10 and 15 years.
In addition he is fluent in English, Italian, French and his native Spanish. Jimmy is a perfectionist and always “two steps” ahead during his travels with guests. He has an exceptional sense of humor and an excellent and cultured manner of explaining interesting information to his guests. He has led guests of many different nationalities and is truly one of the top Costa Rican tour leaders. Guests traveling with Jimmy have often stated their tours with him end too soon!