Hi, I'm Gema Cantillano

About Gema

I am a dreamer and from a very young age I started dreaming about traveling worldwide to help others. During my childhood I lived in Monteverde. I enjoyed the chilly weather of my hometown and the unbeatable sunsets overlooking the Nicoya Peninsula. I studied Ecological Tourism while in high school. It was a great experience—I learned the importance of natural ecosystems and traveled to several attractions in our country, including the Barra Honda Caves, Rincón de La Vieja National Park, and a Bribri indigenous village. I've traveled all over the country and have visited top destinations such as Playa Hermosa, Tamarindo, Playa Avellana, Playa Negra, Samara, Mal País-Santa Teresa, Montezuma, Jacó, Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Uvita, Drake Bay, and Puerto Jiménez. I completed a three-month internship at the Monteverde Chamber of Tourism, where I was able to interact with visitors and business representatives. It was the first step to what has been a wonderful career. I began working for Anywhere Costa Rica in 2006. Interacting with people and helping them to discover the wonders of our country is incredible; I truly enjoy what I do for living. My job is varied and includes everything from writing emails about Costa Rica to orchestrating environmental projects for our staff. My family is my priority. We live five-minutes from downtown La Fortuna in a very safe and tranquil neighborhood. I live with my significant other, my one-year-old daughter Fiorella, and our pets Cookie and Blue. The simple things in life make me happy: spending time with my daughter, playing with my niece and nephews, chatting with my sisters, and baking cakes.