Meet the Staff

Baja Guide: Bernardo Cruz Monfort

Equipped with a degree in Biology from Mexico’s most prestigious university, UNAM, Bernardo first came to Baja California in 1999 to conduct a survey of geese in Magdalena Bay for a Mexican NGO. He immediately fell in love with the area and continued his career as a biologist with various organizations in Mexico. While he loved that work, he wanted to be more immersed in nature more of the time so he switched to guiding in Baja California Sur, where he quickly became one of the most respected guides in the state. Bernardo spends most of his free time mountain biking or running.

Our guides and instructors are all residents of Baja who have deep knowledge and love for the area and take great pride in sharing their knowledge and expertise. All Discover Corps Guides in Baja are certified Wilderness First Responders, have NOM-9 certification for naturalist guides from the local environmental protection agency, are Leave No Trace certified by NOLS, and are highly trained in open water kayak rescue and aquatic safety. Our whole team is dedicated to superior customer service, safety, and – let’s just say it – having as much fun as possible!