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.


Edgar has over 15 years experience as a professional guide in Santa Fe.  He sees a mountain and needs to climb it-trail or not.  He leads most of our new longer tours.   He is a founding member of AMIPARQUE, a local non-profit developed to protect and educate about Santa Fe National Park.


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 usually lead the National Park Explorer (short version). As a mother with a toddler, I am passionate about enabling guests with young children and those with mobility issues to get out and enjoy  the National Park as it has been a trial and error process for me.