Tropical Field Studies in Costa Rica

Costa Rica 2019 - ITINERARY (tentative)
MAY 20 to May 31

April/May Orientation & Course work at BHCC prior to leaving for Costa Rica.
Three Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm: April 14, April 28, and May 5.

Day 1/May 20: Depart Boston early morning. Arrive in San Jose CR early evening. Overnight near San Jose.

Day 2/May 21: Travel to the Talamancas Mountains (cloud forest ecosystem).
Overnight at Armonia Ambiental (sustainable farm).

Day 3/May 22: Sustainable farming activities. Visit to coffee cooperative. Overnight at Armonia Ambiental.

Day 4/May 23: Late morning travel to Osa Peninsula. Cultural day in village of Sierpe. Overnight in Sierpe.

Day 5/May 24: Early morning boat trip down the Rio Sierpe stopping along the way to kayak through a mangrove forest. Arrive at the Campanario field station in the early afternoon. Orientation to the station and introductory hike into the forest. Overnight at Campanario.

Day 6/May 25: Field research activities. Visit to bat cave. Overnight in Campanario.

Day 7/May 26: Field research activities. Night hike through forest. Overnight in Campanario.

Day 8/May 27: All day hike to Corcovado National Park. Late afternoon free time. Overnight at Campanario.

Day 9/May 28: Service-learning project. Evening discussion of Costa Rican conservation and protected areas. Final night in Campanario.

Day 10/May 29: Leave Campanario via the Rio Sierpe. Catch bus in Sierpe for trip back to San Jose stopping at an animal rescue center to see sloths and other critters. Stop for souvenir purchases. Overnight in San Jose area.

Day 11/May 30: The day will be spent touring places of interest in the San Jose Central Valley area. Additional opportunities to purchase souvenirs. Farewell dinner in San Jose.

Day 12/May 31: Departure back to the USA.