My daughter and I recently had the pleasure to employ Juan Carlos Vindas as our dedicated tour guide for a week’s vacation during Spring Break in Costa Rica. He put together a fantastic program where we visited major ecological and geological sites as well as making side trips to great adventure and resort locations all around the country. We are experienced travelers and adventurous explorers, but we were also first-time visitors to Costa Rica. We had a great week! I heartily recommend Juan Carlos for several reasons: (1) he possesses an excellent command of the English language (frankly better than many Nordamericanoes!); (2) he is a wealth of knowledge about Costa Rica: the history, government, society, architecture, flora and fauna of this beautiful country; (3) he possesses excellent judgment, conducts highly professional tours, and is extremely agile when circumstances change (weather, vehicles, unannounced closings, holidays, etc.) and he always ensures an optimum outcome; (4) his shopping recommendations are good buys and he steers you away from “rip-offs”; and, (5) he is an honorable, honest and convivial gentleman who is always focused on his customers, their well-being and their enjoyment.