Rincon de la Vieja National Park & Hacienda Guachipelin

Dec 25, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Lion


Merry Christmas! After landing at Playa del Coco village, we prepare for a morning of adventurous activities. Horseback riding, ziplining, and hiking in a volcanic wilderness await us in and around Rincon de la Vieja National Park! In this tropical dry forest, we enjoy a savannah landscape, fields of wildflowers and sugar cane dotted with shade trees. Locals enjoy a peaceful life, and clean energy provided by the geothermal features of the friendly neighborhood volcano.

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Sarah Keefer

Naturalist

Sarah’s fondest memories of nature are experiences she’s shared with friends—especially when those experiences involve spotting wildlife from the bow of a ship! She’s captivated by the wonders of the natural world, and it was the lure of expansive wilderness and exotic destinations that inspired her to study wildlife biology at both the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Hawai’i Honolulu. Sarah was first partial to mammalian studies, and it wasn’t until her first season as a field naturalist in Southeast Alaska that she began to truly appreciate watching birds and what they could teach us about patience, integrity, and hope.

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