Marco’s friends call him “Tex”, and he is full of energy and has a contagious sense of humor. With over 20 years of experience in the tourism field in Costa Rica, Marco knows his home country well. Combined with his vast experience in the field, Marco continues to study about Costa Rica and in the off-season he has taken many courses including studies in ornithology, ecology, history etc., and recently nature photography. His travels in the United States include the Grand Tetons, Minnesota, Sedona, and Michigan, and this has helped him to better understand temperate climate ecology and the USA culture. With his ready laugh and caring manner, it is no wonder Marco is one of our most popular tour leaders! 


What’s your favorite vacation destination?

Oh, a hard question to answer. Beach and Rainforest is for me a favorite. I have two ideas in my mind: Corozalito Beach in South Pacific Guanacaste & Cahuita National Park in South Limon.

What’s your favorite hike?

My favorite hikes  take place in some of the highest points in my country like Cerro de la Muerte and Chirripó National Park and also in some the volcanos like Rincón de la Vieja and Rio Celeste/Tenorio Volcano National Parks.

What’s your favorite bike ride?

Along the beaches in the Caribbean coastline.

Favorite movie?

Two favorite: Powder & The Green Mile.

Favorite book?

I think is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Favorite song?

I do love music, I would say 18 'Til I Die by Bryan Adams

When did you first catch the travel bug?

Since we visited Michigan in 1997! First time out of the country for me.

What are your hobbies?

I like to run, to read, and time for myself.