In alliance with La Cotinga Biological Station, you will learn from a local expert about the magical love for insects and their wonderful adaptations and evolution.
- 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.
You will have the chance to meet our loved friend Eida Fletes, a local guide, entomologist, and researcher. Along with her great sense of humor and laughter, you will get to know some of the region's 10,000 insects, such as wandering spiders, rhinoceros beetles, and katydids, and many more, plus the important role they play in our ecosystem. In addition, you will be able to learn what an insect is, its metamorphosis, eating habits, and its distribution. Born within the Corcovado National Park, Eida Fletes will carry out a series of interactive activities that will make you perceive the life of insects from another perspective.
As we promote this activity, we hope to allow local families to increase their income while also participating in the conservation of forest areas.
Things to bring: Insect repellent, sunblock, tennis shoes or rubber boots, comfortable long pants, flashlight, reusable water bottle, hat or cap, handkerchief, camera.
- Local Guide (Spanish)
- Water & Coffee
- Day 1 Entomology Workshop
Day 1. Entomology Class & Workshop10:00 a.m. Welcome to La Cotinga10:10 a.m. Theoretical talk "thinking like an insect" at the La Cotinga facilities.10:45 a.m. Day walks to observe the behavior of insects.11:45 a.m. Visit the arboretum looking for insects.12:00 Lunch at La Cotinga1:00 a.m. Interactive activities such as identification and search for insects.6:00 a.m. Giant night screen to attract insect analysis.8:00 p.m. End of the 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.