Born in 1984 and raised in Mastatal, Costa Rica, Marcos’ knowledge of the environment springs from his lifelong experience working in the local forests and farms and is grounded in courses he has taken in ecology, agriculture, and organic farming. Marcos has been a primary school English teacher, taught Spanish to individuals and groups from countries around the world, and has a certificate in carpentry earned through helping build the Mastatal Community Center.
Marcos is deeply committed to his community, having served in local government in the past and today he is a volunteer guide and caretaker for Costa Rica’s National Park Service in La Cangreja National Park. Marcos established Finca Siempre Verde as a way to share his experiences and techniques in sustainable building and organic farming with his local and global community. He guides groups of students, primarily university-level, focusing on topics such as biology, wildlife, sustainability, culture and community service.
Marcos enjoys nature photography, has traveled to Seattle to speak students at the University of Washington, and is a sincere and knowledgeable teacher and naturalist who will inspire you to fully experience the natural and cultural wonders of rural Costa Rica.