Gustavo was born on September 18, 1970 in San Jose. He is the youngest of three children and lives with his wife Jenny in San Rafael, Alajuela. Once he finished high school, he became interested in sciences and languages. Therefore, he enrolled at The University of Costa Rica, where he studied Basic Studies of Biosciences (1988-1990), Modern Languages (1990-1992) and some courses in Natural resources management at UNED. During this time Gustavo became fluent in both English and Italian. His first travels abroad to The United States and Europe taught him the importance of being conscious of other cultures. This awareness is what led him to want to educate people about his own culture and therefore, into the field of Eco-Tourism. He started working as a guide in February of 1992, because he wanted to be closer to nature as well as to the Costa Rican people. This career shift, as well as his travels to British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ecuador, Europe, Egypt, Mexico’s Baja California, Colombia, Chile, Panama and Nicaragua has made him aware of the importance of nature, its conservation and the world’s cultural heritage. “My experience in the past seventeen years has been invaluable as a licensed naturalist guide. I have worked with groups in Costa Rica’s main continental and marine area, that include: Wholesalers, Photographers, Journalists, Senior Citizens, Families, Students, Naturalists, Farmers and Adventure Travelers. All of these people have been the main inspiration to continue with my personal environmental and cultural education”. In the last decade, Gustavo has coordinated environmental study programs for a Texas-based university. His deep knowledge about Eco-Tourism and Costa Rica’s nature has given him the opportunity to give talks in different parts of the world. This will include places such as: Boulder, Colorado; Fort Worth, Texas, The bird festival at Viña del Mar, Chile in 2010 and in The Philippines at the International School of Sustainable Tourism in 2012.