LOCAL EXPERIENCIAS y AVENTURAS EN LA “COSTA DEL SOL”
“Local Experiences and Adventures” was created in Nerja and Frigiliana, Malaga with the desire to promote sustainable Ecotourism. Nothing happens by chance … because it was already in my mind since I was a child.
Since I was little I was always in contact with Nature because my grandparents were farmers and ranchers. My parents also from a very young age took me to Farms, Schools and Camps in the summer months. In addition, every year during the course my school organized excursions to incredible places such as Cazorla, Pyrenees, Tarifa … It was here that I became passionate about the professional work of each monitor and that their enthusiasm and love for Nature marked me. Since then I felt that I wanted to transmit the same values that they were bringing to me.
My path began by training as a Physical Education teacher and working as a multi-adventure monitor during the summers in the best camps in Andalusia (Cazorla, Parque de los Alcornocales, etc.). Later I graduated in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, where I specialize in Active Tourism with a postgraduate degree that taught me the ‘Adventure Pedagogy’.
Other summers I went to work in Asturias and the Pyrenees, where I became a professional Guide and Sports Technician in Canyoning TD2.
The last year of my career was in Lausanne (Switzerland) to do the Erasmus course, getting in touch with mountain sports and nature while also learning French.
I continued traveling to other places like Scotland, spending a year in Edinburgh learning English and later to Brazil, where I lived and learned to speak Portuguese.
Brazil was where I met FERNANDA SIMPÁ, my life and adventure companion, full of joy and inspiration. We met in the jungle at “Chapada dos Veadeiros” doing what we like most ecotourism.
She was studying Social Affairs at the University of Rio de Janeiro and was already organizing trips and social integration activities in Nature. She is a survival technique in the jungle, and her passion is to make crossings of several days immersed in nature. She continued her training in Spain as TD1 Mountain Sports Technician, Free Time and Leisure Monitor and SUP Paddle Surf Instructor.
The destination took us to the Costa del Sol, also known as Tropical Andalusia, where we decided to make the best selection of experiences and adventures and create our brand -Local Experiences & Adventures- full of culture and anecdotes and with a new vision of ” Slow Ecotourism ”.
Our desire is to create a sustainable and respectful tourism in the province of Malaga and Andalusia, giving value to the environment, the local, and respect for nature.
We comply with all legal requirements and we are registered in the Active Tourism Registry of Andalusia with nº AT/ MA/ 00338.
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Our motto is: “ACT LOCAL, AND DEVELOP A GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS”