Born on May 8, 1981, Jonathan Ramirez was born on the Caribbean slope in the town of La Alegría of Siquirres. His childhood was spent in large part playing outdoors, swimming in rivers and stream and climbing fruit trees with his friends.
As a young boy Jonathan remembers watching his Dad´s buses with tourists pass through his town on their way to the attractions on the Caribbean slope (¨On 1990, we moved to San José¨) He started to dream about being a tour guide and showing guests the wildlife, forests and culture of his country.
His tourist career began in 2001 as a driver, which gave him the opportunity to travel around the country while his appreciation for Costa Rica´s biodiversity expanded. He then decided to study and become a Naturalist guide in order to be able to share his knowledge and passion for the country, getting his naturalist guiding license from the National Institute of Biodiversity.
What he enjoys the most about guiding is the commitment to the environment and learning opportunities for all people, including himself. Jonathan is fascinated in natural history of all kind of animal species but his favorites are birds, mammals, plants and frogs, so his next goal is to be a wildlife photographer.
When he's not guiding, Jonathan enjoys extreme sports such as mountain biking (his favorite sport), Hiking, White Water Rafting and rappelling.
His favorite moment during expedition is when travelers realize that Nature is providing us with everything, in every aspect of our lives, even if we live in a city, and that we should use those resources/gifts respectfully and carefully. He feels that awakening in young people is a possible solution for the future.