Meet the Aiko-Team

Markus

Markus

Project Co-founder, Management, Marketing

Markus saved the land from logging in 1996 during his studies in San Jose, Costa Rica, and since has been doing a lot of conservation work and countless projects with Aiko. It started with organic banana farming in the jungle, transitioned to banana vinegar and finally we’re now doing ecotourism - you can read about Aiko’s history in details on his blog.
He’s currently living in Galicia in Spain with his family.

Manu

Manu

Project Co-founder, Operations Costa Rica, Forest Engineer

Manu is our strongman on location in Costa Rica. He co-founded Aiko-logi-Tours in 2010 and has built the base camp with all it‘s infrastructure with his bare hands.
He’s also a studied forest engineer and knows flora and fauna of the region like almost no other!

Florian

Florian

Webdesign, Tourdesign, Photography, Yoga

Florian joined the project in 2013 and became the website guy for Aiko, but has known the area for a long time. He’s a passionate photographer and also does tour designs & marketing.
He’s currently living in Munich, Germany and visits Costa Rica as often as possible. His Spanish is still lousy.

Freddy

Freddy

Caretaker, Aiko farming & Beds

Freddy is our local Tico. He‘s taking care of the basecamp and maintains the trails and borders to neighbors. When it comes to local flora & fauna and also Tico culture you’ll hardly find one that knows more!

Ozapft

Ozapft

Security, Escort

Ozapft is an American Staffordshire Terrier. She mostly loves nature and food.
Doubtless she has the hardest job of all.