Playa Blanca, Osa Peninsula

Jan 11, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

We have been traveling from Panama to Costa Rica and along the way, we have experienced the engineering wonder of the Panama Canal and an incredible amount of nature. Today we did something still different: experienced the culture of Costa Rica.

The National Geographic Quest anchored in front of Playa Blanca in the Osa Peninsula and from there we visited Costa Rican families that devote their property to activities such as a cacao plantation, heart of palm plantations, a sugar cane  artesanal mil, and gold panning. We visited this families not only to see their work but to meet some local families and hear about their lifestyles in communities surrounded by the tropical rainforest.

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Max Vindas

Expedition Leader

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.

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