However, looking for something else, I quit everything and started a backpacking travel for a year in Latin America. In the end, it became a 10-year trip around the world!
During those 10 years away, I came back every year for a month or two to my home town, because I constantly felt a need for that connection to my home. Finally, I realized that the world is amazing but Pamplona and Navarra are even more so. So I decided to make a career out of showing my favourite places to visitors like you. My mission is to show you that Pamplona is not just The Running of the Bulls, it is a gem off-the-beaten track with so many stories to tell.
Now, after such a long time travelling, after taking part in so many tours, meeting so many tour guides and so many travellers, and after working as a guide for a tour agency here in Navarra, I have a deep understanding of what a guest expects from a tour guide. With this knowledge I am confident I can help any visitor to Pamplona and Navarra to get the absolute best experience of this beautiful land.
Navarra offers a huge diversity of landscapes. Although Pamplona and Navarra are world famous for its annual festival San Fermin, also known as the 'running of the bulls', it offers far more - and I can't wait to show it to you.
Dear traveler, join me on a visit to Navarra and Pamplona and learn why I decided stay here and not to move away again!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a wonderful day with Xavier, visiting a lot of historical sights in Navarra. Xavier was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and he offered us a well balanced and very interesting programme. We learned a lot about the history of Navarra and we would have missed a lot of information if we had done this on our own. We recommend this tour to everyone who wants to discover the historical sights around Pamplona. Thank you Xavier, you were great!
Degree in Physical Education and Sports (2001)
Travel around the world (2003-2013)
Official Tourist Guide (since 2013)
Degree in Tourism (2015)