César González


I grew up in Boquete, a little town in Western Panama surrounded by mountains. When I was a boy I loved to join my father, a national park ranger, to the mountainous through areas and places that only he knew. With him, I cultivated the love of nature and the knowledge about the rich biodiversity of Panama.  

Later I worked in the hospitality business for more than 10 years. Then I started hiking purely as a hobby, but since 2011 on my time off, I began guiding groups on short trails. In 2016 I enrolled in the Specialized  Guides in Protected Areas Program, which is one of the best things I've done in my career. Currently I am an active member of Bioguías Panamá.

I lead several of Jungle Treks' expeditions in the wilderness, but if I had to pick a favorite I would say the Camino Real Trek is the one. In a relatively short distance it offers an amazing combination of mountain views, magnificent rainforests, pristine little waterfalls, and all that wrapped in a unique and history.