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Caitlin in Havana, Cuba


Central America Specialist

My passion for travel stems from my love of discovering new cultures and studying the Spanish language. Throughout my time at the University of Edinburgh, I used any opportunity to travel, exploring Europe, Southeast Asia and Ghana during summers and teaching English along the way.

My desire to visit every corner of the world meant I was constantly on the move, and I have lived in Seville, Madrid and Melbourne. After graduating, I fulfilled my dream of backpacking around Latin America and fell in love with every aspect of the continent. With so much to see and do and so many different aspects to its culture, it's endlessly engaging.

This passion for the continent brought me to Audley. Some of the highlights from my most recent trip to Costa Rica and Cuba include seeing the scarlet macaws of the Osa Peninsula and experiencing the music, salsa and magic of Havana.

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Deluxe Cabin ' La Guinda', El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge

I recommend staying at - El Remanso Lodge, Costa Rica


Located on the Pacific side of the Osa Peninsula in the heart of the tropical rainforest, El Remanso is a small property committed to sustainability and preserving the surrounding area. Staying at El Remanso you are completely immersed in the rainforest and the symphonies of the jungle are all around. As you meander along the walking trails and over hanging bridges you can spot sloths, monkeys and numerous exotic birds. If, like me, you prefer to be far away from the crowds and at one with nature, then El Remanso should be high on your list of places to visit.

I'll never forget when…

I am lucky enough to have had countless incredible experiences during my travels around Latin America but one moment that sticks out from my recent trip to Costa Rica is paddle boarding in the Golfo Dulce of the Osa Peninsula, the most biologically diverse place on the planet. The sun was shining and the water was completely calm as I watched two scarlet macaws fly past in one direction and a family of spider monkeys playing in the trees in the other. I was completely in awe of my surroundings and taken aback by the beauty of this amazing country.

Photos of Caitlin

  • Caitlin in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica Caitlin in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
  • Caitlin visiting the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Caitlin visiting the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • Caitlin in Valle de Viñales, Cuba Caitlin in Valle de Viñales, Cuba