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our founders

Leonidas Ruaro

Meet Leonidas Ruaro, the co-founder of Paradise Fight Camps. Born and raised in Playa Hermosa of Jacó, Leonidas has been deeply connected to the beauty of the outdoors since a young age. At the age of 7, he discovered his passion for surfing, and over the years, he has become an experienced surfer and an expert in the art of hospitality, making him a warm and friendly host.

Leonidas’ journey in martial arts began early in life, and under the guidance of Professor Fernando Moya, he earned a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt. As a purple belt, he initiated a remarkable social project that grew into a well-known foundation called Pura Vida Fighting For Kids. Through this foundation, he has been providing free programs to at-risk kids in Jacó, Costa Rica, leaving a positive impact on the community.

Beyond martial arts and social work, Leonidas pursued his passion for hotel management, studying at UTN university. As a young entrepreneur, he ventured into creating his own small açaí business. This entrepreneurial spirit and love for his daily activities led to the birth of Paradise Fight Camps. Leonidas envisioned a retreat that combined his passions while benefiting the community by hosting visitors who would cherish and respect the beautiful surroundings.

With Leonidas at the helm, Paradise Fight Camps promises an unforgettable experience where martial arts training, adventure, and community impact come together, leaving a lasting impression on all who join this exceptional journey.


Meet Veronica, a passionate travel enthusiast and customer service expert, born in a small town and raised in Jaco. With over 8 years of experience in the tourism industry, Veronica is dedicated to creating unforgettable vacations for all her visitors.
Having grown up in a picturesque and touristy town like Jaco, Veronica developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of different cultures. Her love for travel led her to pursue a career in the tourism sector, where she has honed her skills in delivering exceptional customer experiences.

With a warm and welcoming ,Veronica goes above and beyond to ensure that each traveler’s journey is filled with cherished memories. Her extensive expertise in crafting personalized itineraries and her in-depth knowledge of various destinations allow her to curate unique and unforgettable experiences for her clients.