Today was our first day discovering the North Pacific of Costa Rica, and what a start! We woke up inside the Gulf of Papagayo in Panama Bay. Our first stop was Panama Beach, where we kayaked, practiced standup paddleboards, swam in the tropical waters, and took our first walk in a tropical dry forest to discover many bird species.

In the afternoon, National Geographic Quest repositioned to Bahia Huevos. We enjoyed a Zodiac ride inside Palmares mangrove. We found many different birds and even crocodiles. After the zodiac tour, we took our second walk and observed birds and monkeys. What a day!