Erika Hernandez is a gift for anyone who knows her, with an infectious joy, she will create an smiling atmosphere wherever she is. She’s smart, fun, creative, and yet, one of the most responsible, knowledgeable and organized guides in Costa Rica.
As you will read in the answers below, she can come out with any crazy idea, and yet, make you smile, all the time.
When did you start working as a guide?
What would you be if you were not a guide?
I left my law carrier to start guiding as a tour guide. So I would be an attorney.
What’s your favorite region in Costa Rica and why?
All of Costa Rica, inland and on the sea… All of it is magical And I can learn every day something new. There is always always always (She said it three times) something new that I learn.
What’s your favorite guiding story?
Once in Rincon de l Vieja there was a monkeys group they were very excited and very noisy. I wondered if they were aggressive or not. A lady shouted “Snake”! It had just swallowed a monkey and resting in a mount of dry leaves.
Two people stepped on it and none saw it.
I told the group to wait, and in five minutes or so, it craweled under the bushes for a more tranquil digestion.
Throughout my carrier I have many stories, from kids that tell me that even though their mom is cool they wish I was their mom, same sex partners, that can be free to declare their loven and very touching stories with passengers in the terminal phase of grave diseases that always take a piece of my heart with them, as they come with a life pupose that goes beyond travel and tourism.
Do you have a favorite animal or bird? Something that has a special meaning for you?
Ficus tres are pre survival, they hold on to everything, they can embrace any tree and live many years.
The Morpho Buttefly for its meaning of infinite blessings (Maleku tradition) It is a magical butterfly.
Courupitta Dianensis Cannonball Tree- To start with it is gorgeous, it belongs to the Ericales and my name is Erika plsu it is generous and it gives extra love giftd for pollinators “It is like they were saying, thank you for visiting here is a little extra sugar token for you, I love you” Plus it smells like chocolate… mmm! !
Are you married?
Married is a complicated word, it is one of those things to do once in a lifetime, so no, I am not currently married but in a serious relation with someone I love.
Do you have children?
Two girls 23 and 15 years old, one graduated in fashion design and photography and the little one is a musician in the National Children Orchestra, playin counterbass. (Contrabajo)
I am never at home and simply cannot give them all the love and attention they deserve, but I would to have one in the future.