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Patricia Valdespino

Patricia was born and raised in Mexico City, but has spent the majority of her life in the great outdoors. She graduated from the National University of Mexico with a B.S. in biology where she performed research in forest ecology, particularly tropical dry forest and rainforest. She also studied graphic arts and has married her artistic skills with her love of biology via short-films she has done promoting the conservation of marine species. Nature photography (land and underwater) is one of her true passions and has lead her to travel extensively throughout Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Paraguay. Her forest ecology experience has given her a great understanding of the monarch butterflies and their habitat and she eagerly shares her insight with our guests. When not guiding, Patricia enjoys all types of sports and continues to pursue her love of photography.

Upcoming Adventures with Patricia:
Kingdom of the Monarchs
Swimming with Mexico's Whale Sharks

Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:

C. Kloecker
“I chose to evaluate Patricia because she was the "treasure" of the trip. If I could, I would have added exclamation points after the excellent ratings!"

D. Whipps
“Paty Valdespino was so far above what one could have reasonably expected that I feel that she needs to be acknowledged. She made the trip even more special for both me and my wife. A wonderful ambassador for NHA and for Mexico. ---- Very, very fond of both of our guides. They really did exceed our expectations. Pleasant, knowledgeable, patient. She went out of her way to provide personal attention to everyone on the trip."

L.M. Fisher
"WOW!!!!! I have done a lot of traveling, including five NatHab trips, and am thankful to have had the most amazing of guides. However, Patricia is by far THE BEST!!! She is extremely professional, attentive, courteous, helpful, knowledgable, enthusiastic, genuine, and flexible, but what sets her apart is the depth of heart with which she guides! She was extremely kind and caring to all we met along the way, and it was clear that they all love and respect her. When Patricia is around, there is an instant feeling of community! And, that same kindness and caring she extended to all six of us over and over again in the most amazing and wonderful of ways! I have story after story after story to illustrate the heart and soul of a person who seeks at every turn to make this world a brighter, better place for others! Getting to know Patricia was a true and lasting gift for all of us!!!"

L. Fisher
“Patty was the ultimate guide. She was personable, attentive, professional, and super knowledgeable. She shared our senses of humor and we all came away feeling we had made a new friend. We requested a little tweaking in the itinerary and she went above and beyond to make the request happen. She was the best!!"

A. Peters
"Patty was AMAZING! I would do another nat hab trip only to have another experience with her. Not only is she kind, funny and easy to be around but she is incredibly knowledgeable and explains things in a very tangible, clear way but she also went out of her way to do things for us- always making sure we got the absolute most out of this trip. We loved, loved, loved her!!"

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