Blog posts for Costa Rica

The Tropical Retreat

Costa Rica has been an absolutely amazing field course, mainly because of the diversity of each area, the passionate lecturers and the array of tropical wildlife which we witnessed. Our final location on the field course, was at an eco-lodge on Jungla del Jaguar, situated within the Osa Peninsula. Here’s a reflection as to why…

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es502    January 24th, 2019    Costa Rica    , , , , ,

The Cloud Forest experience

The journey from La Selva to Monteverde was incredible. To break up the drive, we were lucky enough to stop at the hot springs in La Fortuna (home to water parks, jacuzzi chairs and delicious smoothies). As if chilling in the pools, and watching each other fly off the water slide (some with more elegance…

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es502    January 14th, 2019    Costa Rica    , , , ,

La Selva: a biological hotspot

The first stop on our journey was La Selva biological station, a hotspot for biodiversity. This was obvious within the first hour of our arrival, where our guided tours pointed out a three-toed sloth, caimans, howler monkeys and wild peccary; we couldn’t have asked for a better start to the trip! At La Selva, we…

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es502    January 10th, 2019    Costa Rica    , , , ,

¡Bienvenido a Costa Rica! Welcome to Costa Rica!

With the field course just a few days away, we are excited to get started. Here’s some of the top reasons why Costa Rica is a great destination for our field course: 1) Costa Rica possesses the highest density of biodiversity worldwide 2) It is considered to be one of the happiest countries 3) It…

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es502    January 7th, 2019    Costa Rica

Into the Clouds

The field course has now come to an end in Costa Rica, after the second leg of our trip spent in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde. We spent 4 nights based at Monteverde Biological Station in the extensive Bosque Eterno de los Niños reserve in the mountain range of Tilaran Cordillera, at about 1500m altitude….

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jhb216    January 16th, 2018    Costa Rica

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