What is Búhoguide?

Búhoguide is a collaborative platform that brings together travelers in search for unique activities and local guides from Central America who, precisely, wish to offer organize these activities. Presented to you as a user-friendly website (¡qué chiva!), it allows you, from now on, to book and pay online unusual activities.

No inspiration? A hole in your itinerary? Búhoguide is just for you! : Depending on your means of transportation, you can look for activities according to you pre-established itinerary or make up a customized activity with a specific topic! Our different categories (countries and activities) will help you find quickly the experience you’re interested in having. Besides, our interactive map allows you to instantly find the location of the proposed activities o adjust them to your itinerary!

A country is more than the sum of its landscapes, the principal idea is to promote human contact and bring to light the locals!In our community of “Búhoguiders”, you will find professional guides as well as passionate students and retired grandmas… Al lof this to offer you, a curious visitant in search of authenticity, an opportunity of beautiful encounters through a vast series of activities!

The team?

Small, sure… but amazing!
It’s in 2017 that Búhoguide was born! It is the initiative of two French guys established in Costa Rica:

Vincent, is a web developer who has been living in Costa Rica for 4 years, he is married to a costarican, a beer lover, the king of the dancefloor and a ping-pong player in his spare time. vincent@buhoguide.com


Amalia, is an agronomist who recently arrived to the country of Ticos, a lover of Criolla music, ambassador of recycling, a punch addict, a globetrotter and madly in love with Bob… her cat. amalia@buhoguide.com

A little geeky (specially Vincent) and kind fo crazy, but above all curious and passionate, they’ve decided to take on the risk and set off on this Búhocreative adventure!
« Trying to find a fun, different activity to do in San José was how we realized how hard this task can be! You must enquire into every corner of the web to find something, far from being simple… However, a quick conversation with our friends from around here showed us a wonderful and hidden world of opportunities and hundreds of activities! This is how the idea of Búhoguide was born: a platform that would facilitate the gathering of curious travellers and passionate locals with many experiences of their countries and cultures to transmit! »

Why "Búhoguide"?

Why on earth did we pick the owl as a mascot to represent our philosophy?
Among the various symbologies the owl has had in many civilizations, there are two that we specially like: the owl, for its capacity to see in the dark, represents the ability to see what others can’t, like those who see more than masks and appearances! Besides, the owl is associated with an essential traveler trait: curiosity for the unknown!

Still not seeing the connection?

Well, our objective is that the visitors of Central America can beyond the pre-established paths to the famous touristic sites and, thanks to the local guides, can get to the cultural heart of the country that welcomes them. This, promoting the authenticity of the proposed acivities and the richness of the cultural exchanges!