Jorge is a guide in evolution, continual growth. He has evolved from a very introspective person, absolutely in a permanent state of alert about his tours and World to an outgoing, fun and relaxed guide that knows what he is doing minute by minute.
Super efficient in the organization of the itineraries and always concerned about the best information, Jorge is a walking smile, a warm person that always makes his passengers touch and experience the Costa Rican soul.
When did you start working as a guide?
What would you be if you were not a guide?
I cannot see myself as any other thing.
I studied Economics, but it is not my passion. Maybe, I would like to study International Relations. At least take some courses in it. But I truly love being a tour guide.
What’s your favorite region in Costa Rica and why?
Tortuguero I love water and its nature. One of my special moments in “Tortu” is to sit on the pier and simply look at the water. I love the combination of jungle and water, the peace and the beauty it creates.
What’s your favorite guiding story?
Once I had a young girl with her mom, as we started the tour she kept on asking me if it was going to rain. She seemed even anxious about it. We went for the hike on the Tortuguero National Park, it was a ten people group. She kept on saying she hoped it would rain. Finally well! It started pouring, and as we finished the tour, we were soaked.
Both women were laughing and excited but I could not find out what was the reason for the joy about the rain.
A few days later I received a mail from the girl, saying: “You never asked the reason why I wanted it to rain. When we went to Costa Rica my mother had been diagnosed with a terminal disease, and her dream (Since she was a child) was to experience a tropical pouring rain in the rainforest. She just passed away; however, she died happily and her dream came true before she died. And I would like to thank you for taking us and let us live the experience and make my mother dream come true.”
Do you have a favorite animal or bird? Something that has a special meaning for you?
The three-toed sloth, the personality I say they have. They defend themselves never mind how quiet they seem. They have beautiful face features. They are strong, quite robust. More than everyone thinks.
And logically, whenever I see a sloth in the forest I do explode in joy. I really want everyone to see and live this odd and extraordinary animal.
Another favorite is the Sunbittern: The majestic wings, the colors, When you see it you think it is an ordinary bird, nothing unusual about it Until it opens its wings and then, it turns into magic!
Are you married?
No, I am divorced. I do have a serious relation with a woman I deeply love
Do you have children? Girls?1 Boys? 1 Ages?
I have two children, a boy 17 Jorge, with whom I have an excellent relation, son of my first marriage, and a love child, 5, Mariana, daughter of the woman I am with.
Do you have pets?
No, I don’t.