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Francisco Javier

San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

Hi! My name is Francisco Javier, welcome to Boriquén!

I'm a local tour guide with a passion for history.

Growing up in Puerto Rico I was fascinated from a very young age by the indigenous past and culture of the island. This curiosity led me to study history and eventually archaeology.

During my time in the university, I worked in the service industry in hotels and fine dining. I enjoyed the interaction with the tourists so much so that I decided to combine my passion for history with the tourism industry. So, seven years ago I decided to certify myself as a tour guide and use my passion and knowledge to show visitors and locals alike what the island is all about.

In the hospitality industry, I learned how to anticipate the particular needs of my clients in order to meet and exceed their expectations. That the key to good service is to treat your customers the way you want to be treated, with kindness, respect, and attention to detail.

I'm also an avid traveler myself, and the one thing I have learned is that when you are on vacation the most important things is how you spend your time. I don't like to be limited, and try to make my visits to different attractions at my own pace. So, when you do a tour with me, one of the things that you can expect is that we go at your pace and leisure.

I take a lot of pride in representing Puerto Rico and I do my best to show our visitors an authentic Puertorrican experience with a local and historical perspective. I want to facilitate the interaction between our visitors and the locals of the places we visit. Throughout my years, I have made friends with members in different communities, and they have shared with me the hidden treasures of their everyday existence. The way they use their resources, the names they give to the plants, trees, animals and places which conform the true character of the Puertorrican people. This is the kind of experience that I'd like to share with you!

Looking forward to enjoy a nice cup of Puertorrican coffee by a natural watering hole in the rainforest with you! See you in Puerto Rico soon!

A Recent Review of this guide

Francisco was an awesome guide. Flexible and accommodating. Not only is he an amazing guide, but he has the knowledge of history and politics of Puerto Rico like a college professor. Clean new vehicle and an all around great experience.
George Karnes

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Credentials

- Certified Tour Guide by th PR Tourism Company
- Certified Tour Operator by the PR Tourism Company
- Certified by the PR Tourism Company in the Taíno Route
- Bachelors Degree in History from the Interamerican University of PR
- Masters Degree in Anthropology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid
- Masters Degree in Archaeology From Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Restrictions

- My vehicle can not go in to El Yunque National Rainforest.
- I do not do tours inside the two forts in old San Juan

Guide Requirements for United States

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Tours by Francisco Javier

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Private tour guide Francisco Javier

Private Rainforest & Archaeological Experience

Explore the neolithic world of the taínos with an archaeologist as,...

460 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Francisco Javier

Caving in the Karst with an Archaeologist,...

Check out two of the most emblematic caves of the Karst region in a,...

325 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Francisco Javier

Private San Juan Historical Experience

Get to know the real history of San Juan with a historian as your private,...

300 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Francisco Javier

Private Archaeological and Astronomical,...

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A Sojourn to the Past, Present and Future

450 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

6 hours

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