Barra del Colorado Island

Dec 28, 2019 - National Geographic Quest

Today National Geographic Quest was awakened next to the famous Barra del Colorado Island run by the Smithsonian Institute in the Gatun Lake. Our guests had the opportunity to hike with local experts on the island research station, take Zodiac trips around the island’s perimeter or travel by panga and then by bus to the Rainforest Discovery Center where guests scaled the 100 foot observation tower for an opportunity to witness the different levels of the rainforest as well as observe several species of hummingbirds at the feeders. After lunch we completed the canal passage to the Caribbean at daytime, a perfect contrast to yesterday’s pacific nighttime passage.

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Juan Pablo Saborio


Juan Pablo has lived in a few countries in the Americas, a true culture and nature enthusiast, he has developed a sense of awareness and passion for the resources that identify our country.

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Frank Simms


Frank is a naturalist guide with a long career path involving his beloved Costa Rica. He grew up in Escazu, a small town surrounded by blue and green mountains in the Central Valley. His admiration for nature and wildlife turned him into an autodidact photographer, and he feels most comfortable, relaxed and happy when sharing his knowledge with visitors.

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