Alexander Alvarez


Born in 1973, Alex grew up in La Virgen, Sarapiquí and is one of five children. He loves all sorts of activities – walks, running, bicycling, and particularly scuba diving!

Alex has been guiding since 1992 and enjoys many aspects of guiding – birding, plants, photography, politics, culture, etc. If he weren’t a guide, he would be working at La Selva Biological Station or a similar place focused on research projects. Alex believes travel is important so that one can gain an understanding of other people and their culture. He would love to go to Africa and be able to see the animal migration and to travel to Cocos Island to scuba dive and see the biodiversity there.

“I would like my travelers to go home with a new perception of life. We care for nature but first we need to be better humans, to love and help people, and share our charisma. Nature is so important but it is more important to save the people and stop hurting everyone,” says Alex.