Horizontes Our Expert Costa Rica Tour Guides

Since 1984, at Horizontes Nature Tours we have been delivering the most exciting and authentic experiences in Costa Rica.  We hand-pick each of our suppliers for a perfect journey. And our specialized tour guides make all the difference.  

From naturalist to biologists, our team of experienced tour guides has the passion and knowledge to make your journey in Costa Rica unforgettable.  It is incredible how they have the eye to spot the most amazing wildlife while explaining the culture and history of our destination. It all begins with their ability to listen and spot from tiny little frogs to colorful toucans, taking you on a never-ending eye-opening adventure.

Since our expert tour guides oversee making your dream adventurer come true, we make sure to  to keep them informed and updated in many different fields.  National environment, economics, new adventures, and inspirational talks take place in a two-day yearly retreat.  And of course, we also make sure they receive all the benefits and compensations stated by law and more.  

 

Our tour guides can cater to travelers

in many different languages

 

Our pool of guides can lead tours in English, French, German, Japanese and many other languages. Regardless of the type of trip, be it either a family trip, honeymoon, adventure enthusiasts or a group of students, we have the right guide expert for each field

We are certain our tour guides are the soul of our adventures. Therefore we work with the best, and all together we are a family that makes dreams come true in Costa Rica

 

Horizontes Tour Guides are real Costa Rica experts 

 

We know that everyone has their own unique goal when it comes to exploring the tropics, this is why we have a great range of professional tour guides, specializing in many different fields, bird watching experts, passionate naturalists, history fanatics, and adventure enthusiasts.  Expert tour guides that can take you on a bird-watching quest, to explore active volcanoes, to an immersive rainforest jungle adventure, hiking through rural communities, biking, yoga or just spotting the best place to relax.

Another important part of the team are our tour guide drivers for individual travelers or small families. They can fill the role of an experienced driver who can take you to any unique destination while also explaining and sharing his or her knowledge along the way and during the tour.

Each and every of our tour guides has and incredible flexibility to adapt to any need. They also have all the necessary professional credentials along with the certified local accreditations and all their vaccine cards up to date.

 

Meet our tour guides

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Max Vindas

Max has over 20 years of experience guiding and leading eco-tourism journeys. He was an avid birder since childhood, and he refined his skills and completed his knowledge during his bachelor’s degree in Management of Natural Resources. 

He can easily identify species of flora and fauna in pretty much any corner of Costa Rica, and he fills his trips with knowledge about natural history and the tropics, sharing anecdotes of his best moments guiding.

This tour guide, teacher, avid birder, and nature lover fills his tours with knowledge, awareness, and passion from beginning to end.

Max Vindas

Max has over 20 years of experience guiding and leading eco-tourism journeys. He was an avid birder since childhood, and he refined his skills and completed his knowledge during his bachelor’s degree in Management of Natural Resources. 

He can easily identify species of flora and fauna in pretty much any corner of Costa Rica, and he fills his trips with knowledge about natural history and the tropics, sharing anecdotes of his best moments guiding.

This tour guide, teacher, avid birder, and nature lover fills his tours with knowledge, awareness, and passion from beginning to end.

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Isabel Salas

Isa Salas is a Costa Rica born biologist, who is passionate about her country and teaching about it.  Known for her professionalism and experience in the field of animal behavior, Isabel earned her master's degree in biology from the University of Costa Rica, with her projects with howler monkeys’ behavior.

Always eager to share her vast knowledge about tropical nature and local culture, Isa has been an onboard naturalist and expedition leader for small cruise ships since 1996.  She has also led nature-based land programs for affinity groups from leading universities and museums, as well as family programs.

Isabel Salas

Isa Salas is a Costa Rica born biologist, who is passionate about her country and teaching about it.  Known for her professionalism and experience in the field of animal behavior, Isabel earned her master's degree in biology from the University of Costa Rica, with her projects with howler monkeys’ behavior.

Always eager to share her vast knowledge about tropical nature and local culture, Isa has been an onboard naturalist and expedition leader for small cruise ships since 1996.  She has also led nature-based land programs for affinity groups from leading universities and museums, as well as family programs.

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Bryan Obregón

Bryan is part of our “new generation” of tour guides. He has been a certified guide since 2012 and alays a passionate environmentalist, this inspired him to study Natural Resources and Wildlife Management.

He has gained experience as naturalist tour guide working in the biodiverse rich Tortuguero National Park in the Caribbean of Costa Rica.  Among his favorite activities, he enjoys bird watching and raising awareness on the importance of protecting and preserving nature.

Adventure, fun experiences, and respect for nature are highlights in Bryan´s guiding style.

Bryan Obregón

Bryan is part of our “new generation” of tour guides. He has been a certified guide since 2012 and alays a passionate environmentalist, this inspired him to study Natural Resources and Wildlife Management.

He has gained experience as naturalist tour guide working in the biodiverse rich Tortuguero National Park in the Caribbean of Costa Rica.  Among his favorite activities, he enjoys bird watching and raising awareness on the importance of protecting and preserving nature.

Adventure, fun experiences, and respect for nature are highlights in Bryan´s guiding style.

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Mauricio Chinchilla

Mauricio is an experienced expert tour guide, inspired by his passion for Costa Rica, its people, and its nature. He is an architect by profession and a guide by vocation. His vast knowledge of the history of Costa Rican architecture and its culture, his dedication to host guests in a warm and friendly manner while enjoying nature make him an ideal expert guide.

 Mauricio loves to bike long distances and enjoy the rural landscape.  Driving his bus with a good group of people is always the best opportunity to entertain and transmit his knowledge and passion for our country..

Mauricio Chinchilla

Mauricio is an experienced expert tour guide, inspired by his passion for Costa Rica, its people, and its nature. He is an architect by profession and a guide by vocation. His vast knowledge of the history of Costa Rican architecture and its culture, his dedication to host guests in a warm and friendly manner while enjoying nature make him an ideal expert guide.

 Mauricio loves to bike long distances and enjoy the rural landscape.  Driving his bus with a good group of people is always the best opportunity to entertain and transmit his knowledge and passion for our country..