Ivan Ricoy

Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

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  • Private tour organizer and guide
  • Master's in Culture Management and degree in Telecom Engi...
  • From Madrid
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About Me


Continuous discovery


I'm a motivated, optimistic and easy going 34 year old individual who was born in Madrid but grew up in Southern Spain (Cadiz). I've also lived in the U.K. (Edinburgh), France (Bordeaux) and Germany (Berlin). Living and working abroad gave me the inspiration of broadening my horizons by meeting different people and sharing their lifestyles and that's why I've been involved in couchsurfing since 2006 mostly as a host.

I enjoy being outdoors, observing life as it comes and people as they are. I love cooking, reading, art, music, DIY, architecture, design, history, good ideas, a good laugh, a good chat, films, sports, plants, learning languages...I could go on forever on this! I´d summarize saying that I´m a curious person interested in continuous discovery.

At the moment I am working as tour guide showing people the Spain they never knew. In the past I worked mainly as an audiovisual engineer, although I also worked as a concert promoter, interpreter, Dj, graphic designer, DIY man and flatshare manager. I also did a master´s on culture management since I believe in the power of art and culture as mind openers and social transformation sources.


I want to learn and see as many things as possible and to meet as many people as possible so I can import the nicest things and ways of thinking to my lifestyle making my life more and more diverse everyday.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I mostly participate in this project as a host. I have hosted regularly from September 2006 and I have also been hosted by wonderful people. I have had dozens of guests so I know how to be a good guest myself.


I've been a very active member as a host providing everything I could offer to my guests: food, lodging, information and help. I've surfed just a few couches and all the experiences I've had have been great. I've met wonderful folk and I've found CS to be a true source of inspiration for me.


I'm a very motivated individual who tries to be open to new perspectives, opinions and ideas. I love to follow nice conversations and exchange points of view about economy, politics, the environment, art, culture, music, personal projects...

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: power pop, new wave, punk, northern soul, indie, sixties, seventies funk.
Books: I need to learn while reading. That´s how I choose the books I read.
Movies: simple, with good photography, telling simple stories. Basic elements combined with talent. That´s what I love the most.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seen: Iceland.
Done: To laugh in many different languages.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach spanish cuisine, spanish language, I can always offer my points of view, share my lifestyle, my beliefs and listen. I'm quite curious about people and the way they think and live.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom

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