Playa Blanca, Osa Peninsula

Jan 25, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


After many days of enjoying the nature of Panama and Costa Rica, today we did something different. We  went in to the communities of the Osa Peninsula to be able to meet the people who live among the protected areas we enjoy so much.

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 Cacao plantations, heart of palm plantations, a sugar cane  artesanal mil, and gold panning. We visited these families not only to see their work but to meet some local families and learn 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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Carlos Calvo Obando

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Carlos is a freelance wildlife photographer and photography instructor from Costa Rica. Passionate about travel and education, he also works as a certified naturalist guide on the beaches, jungles, and mountains of that beautiful tropical paradise. With 20 years of experience leading groups and making images and portraits of Costa Rican creatures and landscapes, he loves to share his knowledge and tricks with enthusiasm, simplicity, and a good sense of humor.

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