I began working in tourism at the age of 16. My first job was at a hotel in the remote area of Tortuguero. Since then, I’ve done everything from working the front desk at a hotel to guiding small horseback trips in the jungle. I’m originally from San José, but currently live in Arenal with my 11-year-old son. I have been planning trips for over seven years now. One of the most important things that I have learned is that Costa Rica really is for all types of travelers. I’ve had the pleasure of helping people get married in Costa Rica, celebrate graduations and anniversaries, recover from cancer treatments, and check items off their bucket list. Costa Rica gives each visitor the chance to fulfill a dream. I love working in tourism because I get to meet new people each day. Thanks to my work, I have also visited, lived, and worked in places throughout the country, including Guanacaste, Manuel Antonio, Drake Bay, Monteverde, and the Nicoya Peninsula. This has also allowed me to meet incredible Costa Ricans who are just as proud as their country as I am.