In alliance with La Cotinga Biological Station, you will learn from a local expert about the exuberant and endemic species of plants found in the Osa Peninsula.
- Activity Level Fairly Easy
- Group Size Large Group
La Cotinga Biological Station was born as a project inspired by the research and conservation of the natural resources of the Osa Peninsula, through the generation of educational and scientific experiences.
Your host will be the renowned botanist Reinaldo Aguilar Fernández, recognized for having recorded the Osa flora for more than 30 years. He has recorded more than 2400 species, and discovered new ones, in the area with the highest biological intensity in the world. The Osa Peninsula is home to 700 species of trees, at least 20 of which are unique to the region. No other person in the area has his experience and he will guide you through an unforgettable experience using sight, touch, and smell.
Things to bring: Insect repellent, sunblock, tennis shoes or rubber boots, comfortable long pants, flashlight, reusable water bottle, hat or cap, handkerchief, camera.
- Guided tour
- Water & Coffee
- Day 1 Botanical Workshop
8:00 a.m. Welcome to La Cotinga.
8:10 a.m. Theoretical talk at the La Cotinga facilities.
8:45 a.m. Exhibition in the most diverse botanical gardens in the region.
10:45 a.m. Visit to the arboretum of endangered species.
12:00 m.d. Lunch at La Cotinga.
1:00 p.m. Talk of native medicinal plants.
2:00 p.m. Exhibition of endemic plants with ethnobotanical potential.
3:00 p.m. Walk on a forest path and observe giant trees.
4:00 p.m. End of a unique learning experience.
Great place for nature immersion, located in Guadalupe de La Palma de Puerto Jiménez and right next to the Corcovado National Park. What were once cattle pastures are now part of a program of regenerative processes in the forest, to create biological corridors between highly important forested areas and with the hope of creating a buffer zone area for the park’s unique flora and fauna.