Marcela Moya Curran
Marcela is a Costa Rican Physical Therapist, who happily stumbled upon leading volunteer groups, first those focused in healthcare, and then all kinds of programs! She’s always looking to plan her next trip abroad and can list Peru, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Panama, the USA and the Dominican Republic as the countries she’s visited so far, and hopes will only be the first few! When she’s not leading groups or working with her patients, getting to know every single Costa Rican waterfall is on her to do list! She’s excited to get to know volunteers who are visiting the incredible place she proudly calls home, and help them get to know Costa Rica through the eyes of a native who loves her job, patients and country!
Where did you grow up?
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Where do you call home now?
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Year started at Global Works?
What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
People, people and people! Getting to meet them, to know them, learn from them and having new experiences together!
What’s something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
Tennis shoes and headphones for long flights!
Tell us about a favorite memory from a trip you have taken
I have so many! But I’ll go with my first day in Cuba, seeing the antique cars on the streets, it’s like going back in time!
Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
This is tough! But I’ll choose the Utah Mighty 5!
Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
I swam in the crater of an extinct volcano! True story!
What do you like to do in your free time?
Hiking, going to waterfalls and hanging out at home with my dog.
What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, and some Sign Language!
If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
Try all and any new foods! Worst case you won’t like it, but you can say you tried it! And best case, you’ll love it!