Known for his charming disposition and vast experience as a naturalist guide, Gustavo studied biological sciences and modern languages at the University of Costa Rica. He is currently studying natural resource management and conservation at Costa Rica's state university and coordinates a study-abroad program focusing on the environment for a Texas-based university.
Fluent in English and Italian, as well as his native Spanish, Gustavo has traveled to the United States, Italy, and Holland. In 1992, wanting to share the wonders of his native Costa Rica and his love of the natural world, Gustavo began working as a naturalist guide. Since then, he has led land and ship based nature programs for groups of all ages, as well as specialized programs for photographers, journalists, students, farmers and adventure travelers. For Gustavo, leading expeditions through the tropical paradise of his homeland is a dream come true. Over the years, his travels to the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ecuador, Western Europe, Egypt, Mexico, Panama and Nicaragua have made him more aware of the importance of preserving nature and the world’s cultural heritage. During his career as a naturalist, he has continuously attended seminars and workshops on Costa Rican culture and natural history.
Gustavo is the youngest of three children and lives with his wife Jenny in San Antonio de Belen, Heredia. Occasionally he is still recognized for having hosted a popular local television program for children when he was 10 years old. Today, he is still known as an excellent host, both to friends and travelers.