Nicki Wheeler

Costa Rica Country Director

Nicki was born and raised in a small town outside London but relocated to Spain, where she spent 15 years working in the travel and hospitality industry. She is trained as an English language teacher and decided to offer her skills as a volunteer in rural Costa Rica, where she remains to this day.

She has a degree in Environmental Science and has spent the last 16 years in Costa Rica working alongside marine conservation NGOs, as an international coordinator and community educator.

Passionate about meaningful travel and sustainability, you can often find Nicki climbing a volcano, learning to make tamales in community kitchens, or releasing baby turtles into the ocean!

She lives in San Jose with her husband and son.