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Federico was born on April 11, 1971, in Costa Rica, but has lived all over the world, including Jerusalem, Madrid and New York. He speaks perfect English and can also understand Hebrew. He has worked at Costa Rica Expeditions for 9 years and particularly enjoys guiding Multisport and Naturalist trips, which combine his love for nature with biking and other outdoor sports.

Federico first became interested in guiding while working with young adults. He was the group leader for a 5-month program with Youth Challenge International and later went on to work for Fundacion D.A., a foundation that works with children with ADD.

Federico is currently taking his last courses at the Universidad Estatal a Distancia for a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management. He also undertook two years of courses in Agricultural Engineering and four years of Industrial Design. Realizing how important environmental education is to the planet, Federico has taken numerous courses on the Natural History of Costa Rica. His goal is to impress on guests the value and beauty of nature.

Federico shares most of his free time with his wife Karol and his three-year-old son, Santiago. When not with them, he is usually riding his mountain bike or photographing wildlife, two of his favorite pastimes.