Caletas and Corcovado National Park

Dec 29, 2017 - National Geographic Quest

Today we visited Osa Penisula on our last day of expeditions aboard the National Geographic Quest. This peninsula holds the most untamed habitat on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, with an extraordinary diversity of wildlife and breathtaking landscape.

We started with nature walks in a private reserve called Caletas. We hiked the trails during the early morning, escorted by the melodious calls of antbirds, toucans, wrens and many other birds that we also spotted on our walks. Other guests went horseback riding along the beach and on beautiful rainforest trails.

Later in the afternoon we repositioned our vessel near Corcovado National Park. In the park, some of us walked the waterfall trail where we had great views of a three-toed sloth and an American crocodile. At the end of our hike, a lovely waterfall and a refreshing water hole gave us the unique chance to swim and refresh ourselves under the dense canopy of the primary rainforest.

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Deibys Fonseca


Deibys Fonseca is a naturalist from the highlands of Panama’s Chiriqui province. He began his career as a volunteer guide at La Amistad International Park, between Costa Rica and Panama.

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Joshua Hall and Frank Simms

Joshua Hall and Frank Simms

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