Mauricio Arevalo, widely known as an ambassador of culture and tradition, has always been passionate about his home country, Costa Rica, dating back to when he was a university student. After having studied Hospitality Management, he started off his career at Cunard Cruise Lines as a tour guide aboard the Queen Elizabeth II. Thanks to this first gig, he was given the invaluable opportunity to travel extensively around the country, and got to learn all about its culture, traditions and history.
Throughout the years of his fruitful career, he has had the pleasure of sharing his knowledge and travel experience with all his high-level clients, laying the foundation for many long-lasting business relationships and partnerships. He never gets tired of learning and passing on his knowledge, whether it’s a conversation about biodiversity, traditional culinary art and intercultural encounters, or history and pre-Columbian traditions. To this very day, he continues following his passion and realizing his vision of promoting the diverse beauty of Costa Rica.
Mauricio is the CEO, President and Co-Founder of Costa Rica DMC Inc., an award-winning Destination Management Company at the very top of the industry. He founded the Costa Rica Convention Bureau, an association that promotes Costa Rica’s new and improved image in the corporate world on an international scale. He is also the President of SITE Central America Chapter (Society for Incentive Travel Experience).
Aside from being an expert conversationalist, Mauricio enjoys cooking, swimming and dancing. Legend has it, that he has a tremendous shoe collection to be envied! He is an animal lover and pet owner and has five dogs he loves dearly!
Degree in Hospitality Administration, Major in Sustainable Tourism, from ULACIT, Costa Rica
Over three decades of experience in the industry
Founder and President of Central America SITE Chapter 2017-2019
Founder and Advisory Board Member of Costa Rica CVB
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