PLACENCIA WILDSIDE ADVENTURES
Conrad Villanueva Jr. is the owner of this fine establishment. He is the son of a fisherman - an early Placencia entrepreneur. Conrad Sr, grew up as a fisherman in Placencia, worked in many different aspects of the village and has always been a roll model- taking guys off the the street and showing them the way of a fisherman. As time went by, he decided that fishing wasn't the life for his youngest son Conrad Jr., so he made sure Conrad Jr. went to school. Little did he know that tourism would increase, even though he was one of the pioneer in the transition between fishing and tourism. As tourism grew, Conrad Jr. seized the moment and returned to the sea, living the life of a tour guide. In a short time, he earned the ranks of a Scuba Instructor, and worked in all the major marine tourist destinations in the country. Conrad Jr. learned from some of the biggest names in the diving industry, while getting greater insights and teaching himself on how to provide a better more personalized service. Whatever he had learned, he decided to improve upon. He eventually Created Placencia Wildside Adventures as a way of providing the service that is lacking in the industry.
He has Succeeded, even though the road of being self -employed is full of hardships. He is slowly making his way, providing top quality, private, personalized tours, for a small fraction more than the cost of going on group tour with complete strangers.