Guillermo grew up in Cartago as the youngest of six children in a traditional Costa Rican family.
One of the highlights of his youth was being an exchange student with AFS in Owatonna, Minnesota the year after he graduated from high school.
He has a M.B.A. degree with emphasis in international commerce. Guillermo worked 12 years for Todd Uniform, which became VF Corporation; acting as General Manager for nine years. He left his successful career as a high-powered businessman for one of the world’s largest apparel manufacturers to turn his family’s former timber farm into the thriving, conservation-focused real estate and tourism eco-development of Portasol Living.
Guillermo traded the corporate world for an open-air office in the Costa Rica rainforest, and says he wouldn’t change a thing.
He loves his work creating a planned Costa Rica eco-community and nature preserve, and sharing the wondrous beauty of Portasol with the world.
Guillermo’s favorite pastime is spending time with his big family, especially his wife Lorena, and his daughters, Irene and Ana Paula. A self-described “foodie”, he loves cooking and enjoying great meals with friends and family.
His other favorite hobby is running on the beach at Matapalo or Playa Linda at sunrise.
Alex grew up in our neighboring beach town of Matapalo in a family of mechanics.
He has two technical degrees from the Institute of Technology of Costa Rica, one in business administration and the other in computers. He has worked in such jobs as agriculture, construction, heavy equipment driver, adventure tour guide, and administration.
Alex enjoys surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, and volleyball when he is not working.
He loves sharing time with his son Dereck, his family and friends, especially if there is a good barbecue!