The tourist guide of Minca and the Sierra
Who is Joe?
Joe Ortiz is a barranquillero that dedicated for several years to rent clothes of gala in Barranquilla. It was the favorite of the partners of the most important social clubs and characters of the show. City stress triggered their cravings for eating and became overweight 40 pounds.
One day he decided to come to Minca to enjoy a vacation, motivated by several friends who told him about the wonders of this small town whose houses look like a cluster of fruit hanging from the slopes of the Sierra.
He never returned to the cement jungle. He bought a piece of land and built a house of guadua where he lives with solar energy, sleeping in a kind of 'camaca', a hybrid of bed and hammock invented, built in guadua by him, hanging from the ceiling and with the slightest movement Of the body oscillates and induces a pleasant rest.
Joe not only got rid of the stress and the pounds of more but never has become ill again even from the flu. He is now an athletic man who walks the ecological trails around Minca, guiding his friends tourists on a tour that includes a didactic walk through organic coffee and cocoa crops, a delicious bath in a hot waterfall, few Birds, especially hummingbirds, toucans, parrots, macaws, carpenters and tiles, which abound in this territory.
Joe is passionate about protecting the natural environment and preserving wildlife.
Now spend with his family full time to be guide with its own restaurant to serve tourists and birding enthusiasts.
He has its bamboo Ecolodge to host its clients in a beautiful place far from noise, where only birds and the north wind are heard.