MEET OUR TEAM
Greetings! My name is Angélica and I am the newest guide in Bogarin Trail. Originally, I am from Naranjo, a town known for producing high-quality coffee. I came to Bogarin Trail as a tourist guide student, I learned a lot from all the other guides. And now I am officially part of the team. I am very excited to share everything I’ve learned with you!
Hi, my name is Pamela, I am from San Carlos. I am new to the Bogarin/Autentica Family, but since day 1 the charm and warmth that sorrounds this place, welcomed me.
I am happy to be part of this project and looking forward that you fall in love with this place too!
Hey there! My name is Jason, I am from Costa Rica, I have two lovely daughters and I am passionate about being a naturalist, I love my job and I like to have good relationships with my colleagues and other people. Welcome and I’ll be more than happy to show you the sloths at the forest!
My name is William, I was born here in La Fortuna, and I have been a guide since 1990. I like what I do and I like to do my best. In my free time I like to go fishing, I really enjoy being sorrounden by nature, I cannot imagine myself somewhere else. It will be a pleasure to be your guide!
I am Eduardo, I am originally from La Fortuna. My passion is nature, I am a lover of it. I have been working as a guide since 1990, I have a lot of experience in the flora and fauna around the Arenal volcano area. Welcome to Costa Rica, mi casa es su casa.
Hello there! I’m Adriel. I came to Bogarin trail as a tourist, then I fell in love with the project and now I am part of the Bogarin Trail/Autentica family, which works every day to look after and expand the only secondary forest in La Fortuna down-town, while providing a unique experience to visitors.
I am María, I was born in Costa Rica, I am passionate about Latin American literature, I love traveling and learning about new places, cultures and foods. I have experience since 2010 working in customer service and group management. I studied Tourism and English, I am currently studying to teach Spanish as a second language. I’m the reservations manager at Bogarin Trail and Autentica.
I am Geannina, I was born in Liberia, Guanacaste in 1994, I come from a large family of 8 siblings, when I was 17 I decided to leave home and start my own way, I was very scared at the beginning, I decided to come to La Fortuna because I wanted to learn english and work with ecological turism, now I ma here loving nature everyday, I like photography and birdwatching. I work as a rececptionist in Bogarin Trail & Autentica, where I learn everyday, I am on vacation every day cause I love my ocuppation, I always say if you don’t like your life, then you should go and change it.
Joanne Bogarin is my name, but everybody knows me as Giovanni. I was born on July 13th, 1963, in Moterrey de San Carlos. I come from a very large family of 9 boys and 2 sisters, being myself the seventh. I was only able to complete elementary school, but the urge to learn English arose when I found an English book… that book became my school, and the love for working with tourism and nature was born. Since I was little I liked the idea of conserving and protecting the forest and the animals, and with that hope in mind I left my family and my home. When I was 27 years old, a Canadian/English family offered me a job at a hotel called Arenal Observatory Lodge, where I worked at maintenance, but after some time I was already guiding along the trails. Right there at those trails I met a Smithsonian Institution employee, and I was interested in helping as a volunteer with him. And so, reading tremors with a manual seismograph, collecting rocks for samples, and guiding the team through the area, I can say I worked with the Smithsonian Institute. After some years, I started a little project called after my family name, Bogarin Trail. I have been working on this trail as a volunteer since the year 2000, improving the trail and taking care of the flora and fauna of the place. I consider myself a simple person, but I have found a lot of peace. My two 2 kids love art as much as I do, so I appreciate, I enjoy, working with families and show them the art hidden inside the rainforest of Costa Rica.