Costa Rica Sun Tours’ destination expertise and exceptional customer service sets them apart. Customizing trips to satisfy a variety of clients is what they do best, from family-friendly adventures to luxury travel. CRST favors eco-friendly hotels, providing unique travel experiences and exceptional value. Small groups and individuals can choose fully or partially escorted tours in the company of some of the best naturalist guides in the country!
Here we meet one of those guides, Marco ‘Tex’ Fallas.
Marco’s friends call him “Tex” and he is full of energy and has a contagious sense of humor. With over 20 years of experience in the tourism field in Costa Rica, Marco knows his home country well. Combined with his vast experience in the field, Marco continues to study about Costa Rica and in the off-season he has taken many courses including studies in ornithology, ecology, history, and recently, nature photography.
His travels in the United States include the Grand Tetons, Minnesota, Sedona, and Michigan, and this has helped him to better understand temperate climate ecology and the USA culture. With his ready laugh and caring manner, travelers love experiencing Costa Rica’s wonders and pura vida with Marco!
What is your favorite place to visit in your country and why?
I would say Arenal volcano is my number one place in Costa Rica because of the rich rainforest biodiversity that surrounds the foothills of the volcano. For instance, Arenal Observatory Lodge Trails offers the visitor incredible chances to see more than 100 bird species on a good day, plus many animals such as monkeys, tamandua anteaters, coatis and even elusive wild cats! Another highlight for me is the amazing volcanic natural hot springs in the Arenal area. These are great places to relax and to look at the summit with a (virgin) Piña Colada while sharing the tales of the day!
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love to meet guests that show interest in my country, listen to them carefully, and then try to find out their expectations. Then every day I do my best to fullfill these dreams about what they want to see and experience in Costa Rica, It could be looking for a toucan, finding a sloth in a tree, or making contact with local people that I know. Smile is the best strategy I use for a successful tour – it always works for me!
“We have had the most amazing time so far on this trip. Thank you! Marco was incredible. His energy was infectious. He used every opportunity during our time with him to teach us and kept our children engaged through every step. He figured out pretty quickly the personalities of our kids and connected to them. Three teenagers who are very different, mind you. Not an easy task. We didn’t want him to leave yesterday. I got teary-eyed. Each of us learned so much from him and we are forever grateful for the impact he had on our children. Seeing the country through his eyes made it so special. They will never forget it.”
– Jennifer, 2021 FIT