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Organization for Tropical Studies

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Key Information:
Specialty Category: Eco lodges
Location: Costa Rica
Region: Central America and Caribbean
Min Price: 40 US Dollar (USD) per day
Max Price: 75 US Dollar (USD) per day

La Selva: internationally renowned research center. Nearly half of the 850 species of birds in C.R. are found in La Selva. The vascular flora plant includes 1864 species.Guided walks thru an amazing tropical forest are leaded by bilingual naturalist guides.Main activities:birding tour, nigh tour, hiking,workshops and lectures, boat tours.

Wilson Botanical Garden: C.R premier garden, and Central America's richest plant collection.

Main activities: birding tour, hiking to Java River, workshops and lectures, landscaping and ideal for painting activities.

Palo Verde: National Park, tropical dry forest and magnificent wetlands, important feeding ground for 60 species of resident and migratory water birds. Main activities: birding tour, hiking, bicycling, night tour, workshops and lectures and boat tours thru Tempisque River.

Property amenities:
Comfortable cabins with twin bedsand private bath, and some with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Cozy dinnig room, gift shops, library, laundry service, well maintained trails, boat tours, laboratories, reseach projects and investigations, birdwatching, hiking, study tours and workshops, sightseeing, etc.

Nearby attractions and activities:
La Selva: Waterfalls, Butterfly museum, Arenal Volcanoe, thermal waters.

Wilson Botanical Garden: indian community, caverns, river and waterfalls.

Palo Verde: River, waterfalls, beaches.

Policy:
Payment Policy : To secure your reservation a 25% deposit of the full amount is required. The balance is due 5 working days prior to arrival.

Major credit cards are accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express.

Cancellation Policy : Overnight Natural History Visitors: 100% refund of deposit is made if written notice of cancellation is given more than 60 days before arrival; 50% refund if 15-60 days before arrival; no refund if less than 5 working days before arrival.

Day Visitors: 100% refund if written notice of cancellation or group size adjustment is given more than 5 days before arrival. No refund if 4 days or less. Cash refunds won't be made at the stations; instead, travel agencies will receive a Credit Note after the visit.

Recommendations:
- Our dinning facilities serve meals according to a schedule and to the number of people expected to attend to each service. Please provide us with your arrival time so that we can serve you better:
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Lunch: 12:00 m to 1:00 p.m., Dinner: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
- The use of sandals or walking barefooted is not permited on the trails for safety reasons.
- Manipulating species (flora and fauna) is not allowed in our biological stations for both conservation and safety reasons.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Price Includes:
- Loding
- Three meals
- Taxes
-One guided walk per stay.

Prices:
- La Selva: $65 p/p
- Wilson Garden: $62.50 p/p
- Palo Verde $50 p/p.

About This Supplier
Location: Costa Rica
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2002
Client Request Served: 134

M11487 is a non-profit consortium that has grown to include 63 universities and research institutions from the United States, Latin America and Australia. In the early 1960's, scientists from U.S. universities forged working relationships with colleagues at the Universidad de Costa Rica in the interest of...

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