The team - VaPues Nicaragua Tours

Meet the team

This is a birdwatchers paradise! Discover the cloud forest of Jinotega at La Bastilla Ecolodge.

Jan Strik

Founder / Director

A rewarding hike to the San Ramon waterfall on Ometepe Island, I just love this magical place!

Arlen Lara

Assistant Manager/RRHH

Olga Ortiz

I enjoy discovering the mystical paths founded in ancient tree trunks in the Pacific of Nicaragua.

Olga Ortiz

Marketing Manager

Laura Paguaga

A truly mystic experience, wandering over ancient rock formations on the banks of Rio Coco.

Laura Paguaga

Quality Control

Tania Maldonado

Who ever said touring is dull? I love to hike Cerro Negro, strap on a board, and slide down...

Tania Maldonado

Sales Manager

Miriam Guzman

Ometepe Island boasts two volcanoes, towering over the lake, I go for Concepcion Volcano!

Miriam Guzman

Travel Planner

Haydee Sánchez

The Caribbean in Nicaragua, yet so authentic! My favorite destination here is Corn Island.

Haydee Sánchez

Travel Planner

Katherine Tórrez

I love the Pacific beaches of Las Peñitas and Peneloya. Relaxing at the viewpoint of Peña del Tigre while enjoying the sun and breeze is a perfect day for me.

Katherine Torrez Rubí

Travel Planner

Lizandra Castillo

My top activity is to hike high mountains and volcanoes, one of my favorite is the Cosiguina Volcano and It's breathtaking turquoise lagoon in the submmit.

Lizandra Castillo

Travel Planner

Carmen González

The city where I live and work, has an attraction: the boulevard at Lake Managua!

Carmen González

Receptionist and Marketing Assistant

Meylin Nicargua

Granada hosts Café de las Sonrisas, a great restaurant run by locals with a hearing impairment.

Meylin Nicaragua

Operations Manager/Sustainability

Elquin Rosales

The legend of Chico Largo, the protector of the treasure hidden in Charco Verde, intrigues me.

Elquin Rosales

Operations Assistant

Marjiory Cáceres

The majestic Rio San Juan river is often overlooked by tourists, home to astonishing wildlife.

Marjiory Cáceres

Guide

Rene Mena

I love to discover and show you the real Nicaragua, interacting with coffee farmers in Matagalpa.

René Mena

Guide

Oscar López

Adventure with a twist of birdwatching is a great tour option that I highly recommend and enjoy sharing as a guide.

Oscar López

Guide

Edgar Sandoval

Nicaragua boasts some impressive nature reserves, real pieces of Mother Nature’s art with breathtaking views.

Edgar Sandoval

Driver

Juan Bautista García

Smiling is part of the essence and nature of Nicaraguan people. We’ll always greet you with a smile!

Juan Bautista García

Driver

Juan Ramón Cabrera

Safety first! I double check my bus before every transfer. Here I am on my way to Ometepe Island.

Juan Ramón Cabrera

Driver

Olivia Johanna Meza

Did you know you can actually rappel down Somoto Canyon, all the way to the river basin? Done it!

Olivia Johanna Meza

Accountant

María Gabriela Espinoza

The Green Lagoon; a mystical place with plenty of howler monkeys, magpie jays and butterflies.

María Gabriela Espinoza

Assistant Accountant

María Elena Sandoval

I love to venture off the beaten track, and explore new places. Here I am at Rio Grande de Matagalpa.

María Elena Sandoval

Assistant Accountant

Ligia López

The vistas over Lago Xolotlan are simply amazing, a great place to go with my family and have a drink.

Ligia López

Concierge

Carlos Vargas

Tropical forest can also be discovered by crossing a suspension bridge over a canyon in the Pacific of Nicaragua.

Carlos Vargas

Office Maintenance