trip and has been coming back ever since. Over the holidays and New Year of 2000-2001, Alex and
his sister came for a two-week stay and the idea of Vista Guapa realized. Just over a year later,
Vista Guapa was open.
Alex has been a waterman since as far back as he can remember. When his family first got a pool,
he remembers diving in without knowing how to swim, and felt right at home in the water. Over
the next years, Alex honed his swimming skills as one of the top competitors on his high school
swimming and water polo teams, as well as surfing and water skiing every chance he could get.
When he was 16, Alex joined the Galveston Sheriff Department’s Beach Patrol, where he worked
as a beach lifeguard for the next several years; it was then where he trained and certified as a
Paramedic (EMT Level 1) and Open Water Lifeguard Supervisor. In 2001, he relocated to Hawaii
where trained and worked with the City and County of Honolulu Lifeguards, the Department of
Defense Lifeguards, as well as the North Shore Surf and Rescue Squad. He also worked for a day
cruise company, Dream Cruises of Honolulu, where he was head lifeguard and free diver, making
For the past 20 years, Alex has traveled to many destinations around the world for surfing, having
surfed in the waters off four continents, and plans to surf them all. However, for him, Costa Rica
offers the best conditions year round for surfers of all levels, and is the place he now calls home.
In his free time, Alex likes to run, do cross-fit training, swim, snorkel and free dive, and of course…