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Max Vindas

Naturalist

Known for his passion for nature and dedication to conservation and ecotourism, Max Vindas has been guiding natural history trips in Costa Rica since 1993. On his first trip to the rainforest at age eight, Max realized his love for the outdoors and wildlife observation. Since then, he spends as much time as he can in the forest, sharing his knowledge with visitors to his country.

Max studied microbiology and later agro/ecotourism at the University of Costa Rica. During his years as a student, Max helped develop ecotourism projects near Arenal Volcano and on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. Max organizes guide-training workshops for local tour outfitters and was recently hired by the Inter-American Development Bank in Brazil to help develop national parks for the country’s emerging ecotourism industry. These experiences, as well as his passion for birdlife and tropical rainforest ecosystems make him one of our most knowledgeable guides in regional conservation and sustainable development.

Born to a farming family in the small town of Ciudad Quesada, Max says his work today may help begin to reverse the damage clear cutting has made on his country’s wilderness and soil. This belief provides him with a constant drive to share his passion for nature with visitors to his country. "My job is focused on bird watching and environmental interpretation," he says. "So every time I feel the stress of living in the city, I just go to work."

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Dec 17 - Dec 25, 2016

    $6,390 to $11,090

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Dec 17, 2016
  • Dec 24 - Jan 1, 2017

    $6,390 to $11,090

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Dec 24, 2016
  • Dec 31 - Jan 8, 2017

    $6,390 to $11,090

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Dec 31, 2016
  • Feb 18 - Feb 26, 2017

    $6,390 to $11,090

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Feb 18, 2017
  • Feb 25 - Mar 5, 2017

    $6,390 to $11,090

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Feb 25, 2017
  • Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2017

    $8,140 to $13,070

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Dec 21, 2016
  • Feb 15 - Feb 26, 2017

    $8,140 to $13,070

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Feb 15, 2017
  • Dec 17 - Jan 1, 2017

    $10,680 to $15,980

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Dec 17, 2016
  • Dec 31 - Jan 15, 2017

    $10,680 to $15,980

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Dec 31, 2016
  • Feb 25 - Mar 12, 2017

    $10,680 to $15,980

    National Geographic Sea Lion

    Feb 25, 2017

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