Olivier Esquivel Q
Olivier Esquivel Quesada was born in the City of Limon in 1979. He lived his childhood around rural areas of the caribbean side of Costa Rica and the other half of his life in the area of Guanacaste (his current home). He moved there in order to achieve a degree in Ecological Tourism at the University of Costa Rica along with the certification as tour guide by the National Learning Institute (I.N.A.) also started a career in the UNED in the field of Management and Protection of Natural Resources. Several times, Olivier has participated in courses related natural history, ornithology, botany among others.
It has been great 19 years of experience as a tour guide and trip leader: leading itinerated trips, small private tours, senior and young travelers, large groups from cruises and incentives programs, site inspections for travel agents, birding trips with avid and beginner participants. Many positive commentaries have been given to him for his touch working with families, surely being father of two boys has helped quite a bit.
Oli, (the way his friends call him) has a particular passion for the observation of birds and possesses an outstanding skill for spotting wildlife. On top, delivering information to travelers is a vital matter to his job. Conservation, culture, geography and natural history are mandatory talks during his excursions.
“I am always willing to go the extra mile to exceed traveler’s expectations and to encourage responsible tourism. I try to start everyday of our trip with energy, enthusiasm and positivism because my philosophy is: I will treat you the way I’d like you to treat me if I were a visitor in your country.”