Jason Lopez Jimenez

Jason, a multifaceted professional with a passionate interest in nature, holds seven years of experience as a tour guide at Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Palo Verde National Park, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Samara and Tamarindo beach.

His passion and love for nature bloomed in the woods of Guanacaste, where he grew up. He studied Wildlife and Forest Management at the Central American School of Farming (ECAG,) Management and Protection of Natural Resources at the Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED,) and English as a Second Language at the UTN. Also, Jason, an avid percussionist, participated in an interchange program in Hawaii. There he got into organic farming, which along with music is another one of his passions.

Nowadays, he is an active bilingual ecotourism guide in the area of Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

Carlos Luis Vasquez Aguero

carlosCarlos Luis Vasquez Aguero, guia naturalista desde el año 1999, con licencia ICT # 1710, considerado amante de la naturaleza desde muy pequeño, iniciando sus primeros pasos en la industria turística desde que realizo su primer curso de bar y restaurante y servicio al cliente en el año 1991, allá en su pueblo natal de Quepos, Manuel Antonio.

En el año 1994 finalmente se mudo a Monteverde y desde entonces vive con su familia en Santa Elena de Monteverde, siempre dedicado al turismo, en el año de 1998 empezó su experiencia como guía de turismo de historia natural, realizando varios cursos y  estudios relacionados a la flora y fauna en diferentes instituciones tanto publicas como privadas, también ha trabajado haciendo giras a nivel nacional con diferentes agencias de viajes, es considerado amantes de las aves y ha realizado varios cursos relacionados a la ornitologia, participado en varias charlas complementarias con relación a las aves de Costa Rica.

Trabajo durante muchos años para algunas agencias de viajes tales como Costa Rica expeditions con la cual aun mantiene una relación muy amigable, actualmente trabaja como freelance o guía independiente en Monteverde realizando tours diurnos y nocturnos tanto en ingles como en español, algunos de los cursos realizados por Carlos son guía naturalista general-INBIO en 2003 con una duración de 350 hrs, guía de turismo general-INA duracion de 903 hrs, primeros auxilios- rcp, estudio de los mamíferos de Costa Rica, dendrologia, zoogeografia y morfologia de las aves 2003, turismo rural comunitario  y muchos otros cursos mas.

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Michael Leiton Guide

michaelleitonmonteverdeguiaguidecloudforestbosquenubosocaminatawalktourexcursionMichael Leiton was born in Monteverde. He’s a native Spanish speaker who can also speak English fluently.

He has taken first-aid training courses, photography and he is also a naturalist guide certified by the ICT (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo). Michael has a lot of experience as a tour guide, 14 years of experience in the adventure tourism field and in the last 5 years he has been guiding daily and night walks in Monteverde.

Michael sees himself as an environmental interpreter; during a natural history tour he can easily explain the ecological relationships that take place in the forest; he can also help to search and identify those species which are tourist attractions.

He enjoys being a naturalist guide since he loves to work outdoors, he likes wild animals and he thinks it is important to communicate the real meaning behind Costa Rican natural and cultural heritage; in addition, he wants to convey the joy of the relaxing positive energy that comes from the forest and to teach people about conservation.

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Anniversaries and Honeymoons

In Hotel Cipresses we will love to be part of one of the best memories of yours life, being part of your stay in the Monteverde area, let us offer different options for your honeymoon or wedding anniversary.

Our First Dinner

  • 2 Lodging Nights
  • Romantic Dinner (1 Night)
  • Decorated Room for the occasion
  • Hanging Bridges Tour

$275 / Applies from February to December 15th

Charmed Forest

  • 2 Lodging Nights
  • Romantic Dinner (2 nights, 2 Restaurants)
  • Decorated Room for the Occasion
  • Zip Line & Hanging Bridges PACKAGE

$ 395 / Applies from February to December 15th


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