Alejandra is a licensed General Guide of Costa Rica with vast experience and knowledge of the country. Based in Esterillos Oeste, she is passionate about conservation and takes advantage of every opportunity to share her love of nature during her guided adventures at local and nearby attractions.
During her youth, she split her free time between volunteering for the Costa Rica Red Cross and building a treasured butterfly collection of over 3,000 specimens under the supervision of an esteemed biologist from the Area de Conservación Guanacaste. Some species, such as the Panacea procilla, had not even been formally documented until years after it had been added to the collection.
Jim Cordoba Founder and Director of Insectopia, Ph.D. Daniel Janzen and Ph.D. Winnie Hallwachs founders and researchers of the Area de Conservación Guanacaste with Ale.
During 2019 Ale collaborated with the Insectopia Museum project in the Osa Peninsula as the Collection Manager and Curator of a collection of more than 4,000 specimens of insects and butterflies collected from Corcovado National Park and surrounding areas. In addition, she has actively volunteered in local campaigns at Esterillos Oeste such as the Blue Flag program, beach cleanups, the turtle hatchery, mangrove reforestation, and various education programs.
Since acquiring her General Guide license, she has committed to designing local adventures in Esterillos Oeste and nearby locations that will allow her to share the wonders of the area and educate visitors and locals alike with the history of the area and the importance of protecting the natural beauty that we all depend on.