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Jorge V.

Naranjo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Hola, my name is Jorge. I will be more than glad to be your local guide in Costa Rica, this paradise that I am lucky to call home.

I have designed exclusive itineraries in order to help you discover and enjoy the amazing nature,
culture and gastronomy of this country.

I participated in a sustainable tourism program in Sweden in 2006. After that, I knew what I wanted to do for a living. I have been working as a tour guide/translator since 2008 and I love it! Working for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity gave me the opportunity to meet people from around the world, not only did we started beneficial projects for local communities, but we experienced and enjoyed the wonders of our beaches, volcanoes and natural reserves together.
I worked for travel agencies and as a hotel manager as well, but the outdoors strongly called me back. For that reason, I decided to design tours on my own.
In my experience, I have witnessed how tourists enjoy the must-visit destinations, but also, the more authentic experiences with true Costa Ricans in off-the-beaten-path spots. That is when people fall in love with this country and the reason I like to make that blend in each tour.
I am also a coffee connoisseur and barista, and have been a freelance coffee tour guide in the area where I currently live, Naranjo.

As a traveler myself, I have no doubt that the best experiences I've had abroad have been in the company of local people. To me, sharing traditions and going to places with them is the best way to see another country. Now, I could not be more excited and honored to be in the ToursByLocals team!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I am here to assist you and can't wait to go on a tour with you!

See you soon, I will be the guy wearing the Panama hat,
Jorge

A Recent Review of this guide

Wonderful tour with Jorge. He was personable and very knowledgeable of the area. He took us for a private tour of a coffee plantation where we had coffee at the end with the owner with local cheeses and breads. What an experience. We also went to a local market for lunch and got to see such wonderful vibrant fruits and veggies. We felt like locals amidst the hustle and bustle of the daily trading . Jorge has a beautiful clean bus with air conditioning. We highly recommend this tour.
Lynde Buras

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Credentials

Sustainable Tourism Diploma. CIU - International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics. Sweden.
Sustainable Tourism Managment Senior Year. UNED Costa Rica.
First Aid Training.

Guide Requirements for Costa Rica

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Tours by Jorge V.

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Costa Rica's Magic Seeds

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Specialty Coffee & Gourmet Chocolate Private Tour

535 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

8 hours

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Costa Rica Culinary Tour

A Wonderful Gastronomical-Cultural Experience

600 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

8 hours

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Hidden Gems of the Rainforest

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Experience this amazing off-the-beaten-path spot

546 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

8 hours

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Arenal Volcano Adventure

Enjoy the natural treasures of La Fortuna

587 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

8 hours

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Pacific Coast Expedition

A Multi-Day Adventure from Puntarenas to Guanacaste

2200 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

6 days

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San José City Tour

A mix of history, art and cuisine in the heart of the country

300 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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The Rich Coast: Costa Rican Caribbean

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Discover Cahuita National Park & Puerto Viejo

625 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Tropical Paradise One Day Experience

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Costa Rica's best botanical garden & countryside highligths

600 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

7 hours

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Best of Guanacaste

Secluded beach, tropical forest and thermal springs

700 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

8 hours

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Essential Costa Rica

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Exploring the mountains and beautiful countryside

563 USD per tour

(max 8 people)

8 hours

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Pura Aventura

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Rainforest and rapids

415 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

8 hours

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