Puerto Rico Tour Desk Team Member “Frankie Aponte” the Traveler
Young, energetic and adventurous traveler who is passionate about nature, Frankie has spent years traveling the world and exploring new cultures. Frankie’s passion began when he graduated from high school and decided to devote his studies to hospitality and tourism. Frankie holds an associate degree in Airlines, Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Bachelor’s degree in Culture Tourism (Tourism), and Post Degree in Production and Events Marketing. He is currently doing a Sustainable Tourism, Ecotourism and Agri-Tourism certification.
His extensive experience as a waiter, bartender, and recently-achieved Concierge Tour Guide Certificate has given him the work ethic and people skills necessary to manage groups of all ages and backgrounds. Frankie has been with Puerto Rico Tour Desk Company from day one and always considered himself a tour guide without the title. He took the advice from Confucius – “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” – and he plans to continue spreading his passion for nature and transferring his valuable knowledge to curious travelers for years to come.
As an avid traveler, Frankie has worked all his life to explore new countries. He enjoys being a tourist, and after every trip he is inspired with new ideas for his tours. Following is a list of the places he has visited:
USA (15 states mostly national parks), Canada (Toronto, Niagara), Mexico (3 times), Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador (Galapagos), Peru (Machu Picchu), Brazil, Argentina (Iguazu Waterfalls, Glaciers), Dominican Republic (3x), Cuba (2x) Southern Caribbean Cruise (6 islands).
Frankie’s interests include traveling, caving, rivers, waterfalls, hiking, cliff jumping, history, museums, national parks and everything that will give him an adrenaline rush.