Tour Guide

Iván Castillo

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay

Guide since: 2012

Bike

Along the eastern coast of Uruguay

Eat

Grilled sea bass or flounder

Drink

Full-bodied and aromatic Tannat wine in the hills of Garzón

Sleep

Las Cumbres in Punta Ballena, with its unforgettable view of the lagoon

Iván has been in contact with nature and outdoors activities since his early childhood. His passion for mountain bikes and cycling started as a boy when he entered several competitions. Iván is a passionate traveler whose trips have always included an element of outdoor exploring; he’s been rafting in Costa Rica, cycling in Venezuela, and trekking in Chile. In 2009 he traveled to New Zealand and stayed for two years, climbing in Christchurch and paying visits to Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. His travels inspired his interest in the culinary arts, which became both a hobby and his favorite way to share the traditions of his country with others.

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