I’ve been working in tourism for eight years. I started out as a receptionist at a hotel, and now work in the operations team at Anywhere Costa Rica. It’s satisfying to know that I help visitors experience the best of Costa Rica—that I get them into the “pura vida” mindset and help expose them to some of the best cultural and natural attractions in Costa Rica. Working in tourism also provides me with the opportunity to learn more about my own country. My favorite places in Costa Rica are the beaches, especially Punta Islita. The people here are very friendly and care about the environment. I also enjoy visiting national parks like the Arenal Volcano National Park. I’m a nature lover and try to get outside whenever I can. I like to read books (especially Christian books) during my free time and am in a band at my church. My other hobbies include swimming, bicycling, and spending time with my family and friends.