Esteban Biamonte’s aim in life is nature preservation. Literally since his early youth he has been a nature lover, especially when it comes to birds. Nature was his passion long before he found out that such a field of study even existed. Now, years later, he is a biologist, finishing his Masters Degree in bird conservancy, a tour guide with 13 years experience certified by the Costa Rican Board of Tourism, and, of course, an inveterate naturalist. Extracurricular activities include travel, latin dancing, reading, and the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do.
Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:
"Esteban is a superb guide. He is a knowledgeable, personable, professional, enthusiastic and attentive biologist. He is a natural teacher. He did a great job. In addition to us, our 17-year old son's appreciation of nature was greatly enhanced because of Esteban's vast knowledge of Costa Rican culture, plants, vegetation, terrain, animals, reptiles, insects, and birds in particular."
"Estaban was wonderful in every way. His very gentle and calm manner was a delight every day. He found every animal possible and his knowledge of Costa Rican birds was excellent. He could not have been any better, we love him."
"Wow! What a guide! He is SO knowledgeable regarding all the aspects of the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. We learned so much about the interaction of the various species in the various ecosystems that we visited. We went on every walk, optional or not, as they were just so interesting. He is so nice, helpful and friendly. He found all those out of the way little cafes for us to sample local cuisines for lunches. The food was so delicious and the people were so nice...the environments were so lovely. I don't think we really had any problems, but, if we had, I'm sure Esteban would have handled anything with no trouble."
"Esteban was a perfect match for our family. While we really enjoyed the adventure part of the trip (zip-lining, rafting, etc), we especially benefited from Esteban's expertise and environmental interpreting. I felt that we saw as much wildlife as was there to see. Nothing escaped Esteban."
"Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, with a wonderful passion for his work and Costa Rica."