Jimmy has been a licensed guide for 30 years. Over the years, Jimmy has learned so many incredible things about himself, his country, and his guests. Jimmy loves being a guide because he enjoys teaching his fellow adventurers about Costa Rica’s natural beauty and biodiversity, the local culture and cuisines, and most importantly, learning about his guests’ cultures and traditions. He always learns something valuable from his adventurers. Jimmy’s main goal for every trip is to make sure that everyone has the best experience possible on their adventure vacation. 

What’s your favorite vacation destination(s)?

Arenal Volcano, I love all volcanoes. 

What is your favorite historical site, castle, museum, etc.?

The National Theatre in San José. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust was performed on opening night in 1897. 

What is your favorite hike? 

I love hiking in Rincon de La Vieja Volcano National Park.

What is your favorite bike ride?

Biking through the town of Puerto Viejo is one of my favorite bike rides in Costa Rica. 

What is your favorite Austin Adventures trip?

Tortuguero, Pacuare, Cahuita.

Favorite Movie?

Into the Wild. 

Favorite Book?

Life of Pi.

Favorite Song?

So many...but Top of the World by The Carpenters has to be my favorite. It not only brings wonderful memories, but it also makes me happy every time I hear it. 

When did you first catch the travel bug?

Well, I guess my father passed the travel bug onto us. When we were little kids, he used to take us on adventures across Costa Rica every weekend. I traveled to Europe when I was 19 years old and since then, I have not stopped traveling. Since we were little kids he took us around Costa Rica every weekend, but I traveled to Europe when I was 19 years old, and since then I cannot stop traveling. 

What are your favorite outdoor activities?

Hiking and bird watching as well wildlife spotting.

What are your hobbies?