My time at Regua has been trully amazing. I highly commend Nicholas and Raquel for what they have done with / are doing with the land at Regua. Its amazing to think that it used to be a Cattle Ranch, considering the enormous diversity there is at Regua. It is also of high importance as less than 9% of the Atlantic Rainforest exists. Everyone from the staff and locals are very friendly most do not speak any english but its easy to get by. My time was spent mostly wandering the trails day and night looking for cool Insects and animals which was easy considering the diversity. It helps having a good trained eye for detail as some of the insects and tiny or well camouflaged, And as Nicholas will happily but very jealously tell you. He thinks I have a natural born talent.
I also involved myself with the guests and created a photo álbum of a selection of my best photos, as a welcome pack for guests up at the lodge. During my time there was some very lovely guests that joined us for lunches as they were interested in what we we we’re doing, and although they were primarily Birder’s they had keen passion in all nature as they understood the symbiosis everything has in nature.
I had the opportunity of doing some conservation education and gameawith the local school( recommended) due to being involed with the Bader family who came to Regua with their two boys.
All in all it was a fantastic experience and I will be going back semi longterm thanks to Nicholas who just to give you a word of warning is a bit of a character lol, and try not too make him too jealous of any skill or talent you have. He does play a mean ping pong.
( Left to Right :- Leading the Trail Walk, Collecting Papaya, Fun Rides, Teaching Class, Teaching a New Game, Thumbu Hug)