Caletas Beach and Corcovado Nat’l Park

Jan 20, 2019 - National Geographic Quest

Costa Rica gave us quite a show today. We began our morning activities at Punta Caletas with horseback riding and hiking through the forest. Some explorers went on to enjoy views of birds like the colorful scarlet macaws with its flared display of color and bird calls while other observed the workings of busy leafcutter ants.  

But the uncontested sight of the day was a Mexican tamandua anteater spotted napping in a treetop. We rounded out our day with a visit to Corcovado National Park where we visited a local waterfall and several guests went for a swim. Yet another captivating day in Costa Rica!

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José Pérez


José Pérez was born in Panama City and grew up in the province of Coclé in the small town of El Valle de Anton, a picturesque village located in the caldera of the world's second largest volcano. From a young age he felt a deep affinity for nature, joining his grandfather and father for long walks to their farm where they would identify plants, insects, and animals.

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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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