Meet the Guides


Cele is a Panamanian native who grew up in rural Veraguas – exploring, hunting and fishing.  He is a co-owner of Coffee Mountain Inn. His professional career led him to work for Tommy Guardia, the National Institute of Geography.  He has led and developed our tours for the past five years, is currently working to establish a small business network for tourism in Santa Fe,  and is highly rated by customers.


Chaeli (me) has worked in natural resources for fifteen years.  I have my graduate degree in ecology,  and spent the majority of my professional career in ecological based research before starting Coffee Mountain Inn.   I lead our Best of Santa Fe tour, as well as our shorter (half day/ 2hr) hikes.


Alec is a Santa Fe native who lives in a tiny village next to the National Park, hunting and exploring. He serves  as a lead guide for our Rural Landscapes to Rainforest hike.