Pablo was born on September 14, 1976 just outside of Paris, France. His parents are Chilean, but moved to Paris to get their doctorates at La Sorbonne.
When Pablo was 8 years old, he and his family moved to Costa Rica. His mother is a psychologist and worked for many years with the United Nations, and his father is a theologist and philosopher who has spent most of his career researching the historical and social aspects of the bible.
As a teenager, Pablo was often in trouble and not too interested in his grades. Eventually, though, he began to think about a University degree and took several vocational tests to help him figure out what subject would suit him best. They all suggested that he work in the outdoors. Looking back, Pablo thinks his interest in the environment must have originated from trips he would take with his parents to remote areas of Costa Rica and from time spent on their 70-hectare family farm in Guanacaste.
After deciding to work in the outdoors, Pablo went on to get a degree in Biology with an Emphasis on Ecology and Sustainable Development from the Universidad Latina in Costa Rica. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s program at the United Nations Mandated University for Peace, where he will earn an M.A. in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development. He is planning on doing his thesis on the current format of sustainable certification of travel companies.
Like many guides, Pablo ended up guiding by circumstances. Largely because of his fluency in Spanish, French, and English, he was called by a company in Costa Rica to help with an urgent situation and ended up guiding full-time for a number of years. Today, Pablo is the Chief Logistics for Academic Affairs with the Vice Rector of the University for Peace and, on his free time, we are lucky enough to have him on our guiding staff.
When he is not at the University for Peace, working on his thesis or guiding for Costa Rica Expeditions, Pablo loves to mountain bike and spend time with his wife Yesenia (Director of Travel Planning for Costa Rica Expeditions) and their daughter Pamela.