Federico Alban

Federico Alban grew up in Costa Rica but has lived all over the world, including Jerusalem, Madrid, and New York City. His love of nature and wildlife led him to study Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Engineering at the Universidad Estatal a Distancia in San Jose, Costa Rica. He began his guiding career by working with Youth Challenge International, teaching young adults about wildlife and natural history. Federico is also an avid mountain biker.

Upcoming Trips:

Costa Rica Wildlife, December 18-26, 2014
Costa Rica Wildlife, December 26, 2014-January 3, 2015
Costa Rica Wildlife, January 11-19, 2015
Costa Rica Wildlife, February 6-14, 2015
Costa Rica Wildlife, February 18-26, 2015
Costa Rica Wildlife, March 7-15, 2015
Costa Rica Wildlife, December 21-29, 2015
Costa Rica Wildlife, December 29, 2015-January 6, 2016

Client Testimonials:


Federico is one of the most amazing individuals we have ever met. He has a genuine concern for everyone and displayed an incredible extent of knowledge, compassion, and leadership. Christine F., Costa Rica Adventure Federico Alban is a particularly special and gifted guide whose presence enhanced our enjoyment of the trip. Lise J., Portland, OR Federico Alban was outstanding. He was engaging, warm, attentive, always on time, and broad based in his knowledge. He contributed to my affection for Costa Rica. Grant M., Reno, NV WT is lucky to have someone as expert as a naturalist and Trip Leader as Federico. His enthusiasm shines through. Aviva S., Brookline MA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico was energetic, enthusiastic, and excited about the treasures of his country, which he shared with all of us. It was a real pleasure to be in his company. Virginia R., Orlando FL
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico had excellent knowledge and lots of enthusiasm. He was very in tune with the needs of all the participants. He was lots of fun to be with. Patricia O., Pinole CA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, friendly, funny, etc. He took care of issues before they became problems, and was a blast to hang out with for a week. Sharon S., Cambridge MA
Costa Rica Adventure
Our guide, Federico, made the trip the best. His knowledge and language skills were only matched by his outgoing peronality, patience, and caring for each of us as individuals. Joyce C., Blue Bell, PA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico Alban is a wonderful guide with outstanding people and interpersonal skills, and an excellent understanding of the wildlife and culture of Costa Rica. He's one of the best! Stephen W., San Diego, CA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico was an excellent guide with deep knowledge, good communication skills, and great interpersonal skills. Karin W., Charlottesville, VA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico is by far the best guide we have ever had. He is passionate about what he does and very sensitive to the needs and expectations of every trip participant. Miriam F., Englewood, NJ
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico Alban is a wonderful guide with outstanding people and interpersonal skills. Excellent understanding of the wildlife and culture of Costa Rica. He's one of the best! Stephen W., San Diego, CA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico made the trip the best. His knowledge and language skills were only matched by his outgoing peronality, patience, and caring for each of us as individuals. Joyce C., Blue Bell, PA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico is an impressive ambassador for Wilderness Travel. Part logistics officer and tour guide, he is an organizational treasure. Ray B., Springfield, OR
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico was a star in every respect, with excellent knowledge of the fauna and flora and a terrific personality to match. Phillip M., Hampshire, England
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico was awesome...very kind, patient, and knowledgeable. He made the trip so enjoyable! Dorothy P., Las Vegas, NV
Costa Rica Wildlife
What a smart and personable guy. He did a great job moving us through a wonderful experience, allowing just the right amount of time for everything and listening to each traveler's special interests. Linda K., Berkeley, CA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Frederico was outstanding. His level of knowledge of birds, animals, plants, and ecosystems was extensive, and he has a very engaging manner in sharing it. We learned so much at every location, and his enthusiasm made each day a pleasure. Rami C., Newtown, PA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico was the best—warm, related, extremely helpful, was always available, and made sure all our needs were met. Barbara P., New York, NY
Costa Rica Wildlife
Federico's knowledge of culture, environment, history, etc. is exceptional, and his ability to spot animals and direct viewers is remarkable. He has a lovely temperament and is charming and forthcoming with comments on all aspects of Costa Rican life. Sally S., Oakland, CA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Frederico was FABULOUS. He worked constantly to explain all we were seeing and making sure we had everything we needed. We all loved him. Berkeley H., Greensboro, NC
Costa Rica Wildlife
I can't imagine a better guide than Frederico. In many ways, he MADE the trip. He was extremely knowledgeable, took excellent care of us, and was FUN! He was exceptional...off the charts...in every way. Gigi S., La Jolla, CA
Costa Rica Wildlife
Could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and personable guide! Margaret H., Falls Church, VA
Costa Rica Wildlife