Has been livingin Monteverde since he was 13 years old.
Native from San Pedro de Poás in Alajuela, he has 7 years of experience being a naturalist guide.
Javier feels that his passion has always been to teach and learn, and every time he feels that he can teach more and more, he keeps learning new things to achieve this. He enjoys a lot sharingeven the most common activities or events for the people of Monteverde with the tourists: it fills him with satisfaction. Javier also enjoys learning from each and every client with every interaction he holds.
He never says to himself that he can´t answer the doubts and questions that his clients ask.
His nicest memory with clients is when he could show them a puma (mountain lion) and two cubs that were sleeping on a side of the trail; he discovered themalong with other 20 people. Many people came to see them as they were asleep for about 3 hours.
For Javier, entering the forest without a naturalist guide means missing a lot of things, among them: information, knowledge, appreciation, and the transmission of the passion for nature.