Playa Blanca

David Pickar, Video Chronicler

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 04 Feb 2020

Playa Blanca, 2/4/2020, National Geographic Quest

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

We find ourselves within one of the calmest bays of Costa Rica. Not only for exploration, today was also a great opportunity to meet and mingle with locals and learn about their culture and day-to-day of Costa Rican living.

We visit plantations for sugar cane, chocolate and heart of palm. Each of these contain a great bit of history while the families managing them share insight into their newfound life in sustainable production and conservation of their rainforests. We feel pride for them and, in addition, enjoy the surrounding wildlife as these families work together to further improve their local habitat.

Later we are treated to folkloric dance performances by children; you can tell how passionate they are about their customs.  It was a great day, humid but diverse in culture and wildlife.

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