Caletas and Corcovado National Park

Mar 21, 2019 - National Geographic Quest


Being now at our final day exploring Costa Rica, how to better conclude this voyage than by visiting the most biological diverse region of this country? Corcovado National Park, a conservation stronghold in its own right, is comprised of no less than 13 major ecosystems and home to the only old-growth wet forests off Central America’s Pacific coast. Between horseback riding and spotting endless amounts of wildlife, today was certainly one for the books.

Just a few of our findings: spider monkeys, howler monkeys, white-nosed coatis, tapirs, black-throated trogons, orange-collared manakin, chestnut-backed antbirds.

What an extraordinary privilege it was getting to be here, to witness these numerous and diverse species, and to share the experience with such wonderful company. Saludos for now!

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About the Author

Deibys Fonseca

Naturalist

Deibys Fonseca was born and raised in the mountains of western Panama. From a very young age, his interest in nature led him to become a volunteer guide for La Amistad International Park in the administrative headquarters of Chiriqui. His knowledge in geography and flora and fauna led him to participate in multiple wildlife research projects in his community, among which highlight a population census of bats, birds and plants developed by ANCON.

About the Videographer

Julio Rodriguez

Video Chronicler

Born and raised in Ecuador, the son of Spanish and American parents, Julio developed a passion for storytelling and environmental conservation at an early age. After majoring in History at Carleton College (Minnesota), with a thesis on the Basque anti-Franco movement, he taught English in Spain and made short promotional films for an energy efficiency company in India and two environmental conservation NGOs in Greece and Galapagos. 

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