Tour Guide

Ronald Calvo

Languages spoken: English

Hometown: Cartago, Costa Rica

Guide since: 2012

Bike

In north Pacific region of Costa Rica

Eat

Delicious ceviche and a fresh filet of mahi mahi on Tamarindo beach

Drink

Fresh mixed fruit juice with watermelon, banana, pineapple, and strawberries

Sleep

Hotel Arenal Kioro—I love waking up to views of the smoking, conical volcano

Ronald double majored in Geography and Ecotourism at the University of Costa Rica and has worked as a consultant for the non-profit Fundación Neotropica on a Management Plan for Palo Verde and Barra Honda National Parks. He has also analyzed and advised on water resources for several communities in the Turrubares, Central Pacific region of Costa Rica.

Thought he is first and foremost a husband and father, Ronald is also a teacher at heart. He has worked at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica teaching Physical Geography and Planning for Development and lectures on Geomorphology for the certification of tour guides. He was worked with the Institute of Biodiversity of Costa Rica (InBio), the National Learning Institute (INA), TCU, Texas A&M, Le Moyne College, Pasadena Community College, and the University of Colorado’s program at Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. He has also consulted on the certification of adventure tour guides by the Costa Rica Tourism Board.

Ronald is a dedicated cyclist. He has raced in the National Endurance mountain biking Championship and international races such as the Nevada State Championship and the Dick Evans Memorial Road Race in Oahu, Hawaii. Not content to limit himself to one type of cycling, he is also an adventure racer and regularly explores the landscapes in both his own backyard and around the world.

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