Olga Sáenz-Carbonell has worked in the Costa Rican travel industry since the eighties, in all possible areas… From hotels and restaurants, to counter and groups sales, incentive travel and product management and research but her heart and soul were given to tour guiding and tour management.
She is a rainforest naturalist tour guide and an adventurer.
Because of her different positions in the business she has done a lot of traveling in and out of the country. In her own words “I kinda know almost every inch of Costa Rica… And that is not an easy task, because never mind how small it looks in the map Costa Rica is quite large regarding all the different locations and attractions it has!” She says with a smile.
Most amazingly, she is the single mother of five children surprisingly well behaved, considering that she was usually on the road… “They became travelers even before they were born,” she says.
Her hobbies, -other than her writings-, are historical novels, nature photography, painting, movies, rock, epic and Hindi music, she also loves to play Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble games. As well as a fan of Game of Thrones, Sense 8, and The Matrix saga.
She now lives in the mountains near the Central Valley, surrounded by gardens in a great cloud forest environment.