The Gran Pacifica On Site Team

Giovanni Rodriguez, Public Relations



Has been an essential member of the Gran Pacifica Resort for the last year.  Prior to joining our organization, Giovanni spent more than 17 years in the hotel industry working in the United States for Marriott, Sheraton, Radisson, and the World famous hotel "The Doral Golf Resort and Spa" in Miami. He enjoys spending time with his family and gets involved in the community through Help Them Help Themselves projects. Gio's management style stems from the idea that "if we don't take care our customers, somebody else will..!"



Angela Smetana, Office Manager



Born and raised in a small town in Idaho, Angela decided she wanted to venture out and see the world. What started out as just a 2 year stint as a Business Administration Volunteer in Peace Corps, turned into 9 years of residing and working in Nicaragua

She is now a home owner and living at Gran Pacifica since 2010. She couldn't imagine living and raising her family in any other place!



Osman Martinez Picado, Tour and Transportation Manager



Osman is our ecology expert and knows everything there is to know about the local flora and fauna.  This knowledge makes him the ideal manager of our Tours and Transportation area as even just a ride from the airport to the resort will teach you so much about the country!  Osman is happy to arrange day trips from the resort to local volcanoes, coffee plantations, zip lining down a volcano!, markets and cathedrals, and city tours to the oldest city in the America‚Äôs, and much more.  Osman also manages our surf lessons and can make sure you have the best surf instructions available if you are wanting to learn to surf.   



Berman Zapata, Assistant Manager



SeaSalt Restaurante! Berman, as our Bartender extraordinaire, also makes some of the most tasty tropical drinks you have ever tasted!



Carolina Angulo, Surf/Souvenir Shop Manager



Carolina manages our onsite Souvenir, Small Grocery and Surf Shop.  Carolina and her staff at the shop are happy to serve you and if we do not have something you need they will make sure we get it!  From local artisan items to some nice cold ice-cream to a wide selection of surf boards and accessories for rent, Carolina packs a lot of products into the store to make sure you find what you need!