Tours of a Lifetime
National Geographic 2010, 2012
Top 3, Best Values in the World
Travel & Leisure, March 2012

Meet Your Travel Planners

Gustavo Mendez For the Latest Feedback Click Here
Senior Travel Planner

Born in San Jose, Costa Rica on July 9, 1974, Gustavo grew up in the suburb of Guadalupe. He has 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Although Gustavo has only been with Costa Rica Expeditions since 2010, he is not new to Travel Planning, he has been in the business for the last 15 years. He especially enjoys designing vacations for families with children of all ages and honeymoons. Gustavo's passion for travel planning stems from the satisfaction that it gives him when a guest tells him of the wonderful memories that they have of their experience in Costa Rica.

Over the years he has made friends with guests from many different countries. Gustavo has a BA in Business & Tourism from the ULACIT University and a Master's in Marketing from the San Marcos University, both private Costa Rican Universities. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and informal French. When he's not designing itineraries for guests Gustavo enjoys hiking, listening to music and especially spending time with his wife Jill and his sons Isaac, born 2001, and Julian, born in 2005.

Meet Gustavo and watch him talk about one of his favorite past guests:

Top 3 Best Values in the World,
March 2012

Top 10 Best Tour Operators in the World, July 2011

Tours of a lifetime
2010 & 2012

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