On the first day of our exploration of the Northern Pacific region of Costa Rica, we visited Playa Celestia, a remote, pristine beach in the middle of a lush dry forest. One of our naturalists hosted a walk through the forest, full of green colors as the rainy season is ending. We learned about the importance of preserving what is considered one of the last remnants of the tropical dry forest on the Pacific. Some guests chose to play with paddleboards or take a swim. They appreciated the scenery of forests, cliffs, and caves carved by water through rock fissures and created by tectonic plate action. In the afternoon, we went kayaking or on Zodiac cruises through the magnificent mangroves.

Swimming in the warm waters at Huevos Bay, a wonderful sunset, and an interesting recap all made for a perfect ending to an incredible journey.