Osvaldo Padilla


Osvaldo was born in the province of San Jose, and for part of his life lived in another beautiful province, Limon. He currently resides in Heredia, and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family.

Osvaldo’s interests include photography, water sports (particularly sea kayaking), hiking, running & cycling and the Great Outdoors. He enjoys reading and seeing a good movie with drinks, popcorn or any other snack or munchies, either at the theater or home with his family.

As a guide, Osvaldo draws on his enjoyment of birding, photography, plants, politics, and culture. “You might say I am a born naturalist, especially of Costa Rica, my beloved country. As a child, I absorbed all the principles that my parents taught me. I learned to grow food, observe the secrets of the forest, respect the forest and learned to commune with Mother Nature. When nature is respected and cared for, it is one of our greatest treasures. My life experiences directed me to becoming a naturalist guide. Since 1991, I have had the opportunity to share my love, knowledge and experiences of my beloved Costa Rica with anyone who visits. I invite you to come to Costa Rica to learn, explore and love my beautiful and intriguing country as much as I do. “Pura Vida!”