Born and raised in Mexico City, Hugo knew from an early age that he wanted to be an architect. In 2005, while searching for new challenges, Hugo moved to La Paz to study Alternative Tourism. He had the chance to work in different areas along the peninsula, as well as other regions of the country. From cultural preservation to nature conservation, Hugo specializes in the diversification of economic options using adventure, nature, or rural tourism activities as a strategy for small communities, which led him to his current role as a guide. Hugo also works on several sustainability development projects with his family, so he spends part of the year working at sea and the rest of the year in the mountains of Mexico. 

What’s your favorite vacation destination(s)?

México!! Wherever you go, you will be entertained!  What is your favorite historical site, castle, museum, etc.? Bellas Artes Palace, which also has a complex of museums inside, located in Mexico City.

What is your favorite hike?

A very narrow and sketchy trail on the top of the Sierra Tarahumara along the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua.

What is your favorite bike ride?

A very nice and scenic road that takes you from downtown La Paz to a close nice secluded beach.

What is your favorite Austin Adventures trip?

Haven't had the chance to travel with Austin Adventures yet, but I am sure I would love to go anywhere on the Baja Peninsula.

Favorite Movie?

I prefer nature and history documentaries like Chasing Coral, My Octopus Teacher, Rome. It is hard to choose favorites! 

Favorite Book?

The last three: What Doesn't Kill Us, Sapiens, and Telling Our Way to the Sea.

Favorite Song?

That's impossible, I love music. 

When did you first catch the travel bug?

Traveling as a kid with my parents and sister on road trips across the country. 

What are your favorite outdoor activities?

Sea kayaking, rock climbing, trekking, and freediving.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy spending time with my kids, reading and writing stories for them. I love birdwatching, stargazing, rock climbing, and hiking...I also love the ocean.