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Osa Camera trap network 2018

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Osa Camera Trap Network 2018: Largest camera trap grid in central America


In 2013 the first region-wide community monitoring network: the Osa Camera Trap Network (OCTN) was established. The OCTN is a collective of diverse stakeholders empowered to monitor the biodiverse wildlife they live alongside producing vital information to guide conservation and restoration efforts. Over time, as more resident...

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Mammals (and other species) of the Golfo Dulce

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 10:20 AM


Whales and Dolphins

The waters surrounding the Osa Peninsula are recognized as the only locale in the world where humpback whales from the North Pacific and Southern Ocean geographically overlap and Golfo Dulce appears to serve as a calving ground and nursery. 

Humpback whales are an endangered species with international government-protected status. They are easy...

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Life in the treetops

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Among the 450 acres of primary rainforest and 30 acres of tropical gardens that make up our property, we are often visited by arboreal mammals that carry out their lives high in the trees. 

In the primary forest at Saladero Ecolodge, we often have great sightings of three of the four different species of monkeys that exist in Costa Rica: the Mantled Howler Monkey, the White-headed Capuchin (formally known as White-faced) and the Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey. 

Whether t...

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Posted on January 25, 2018 at 1:55 AM

What a season it’s been! We’re well into the high season at Saladero and it’s warm, sunny and the sparkling blue waters of Golfo Dulce are luscious and inviting.


We’ve had just absolutely delightful guests hailing from all corners of the planet, making for fascinating and lively conversation around the table at meal times. Countries represented thus far include Germany, Ukraine, Scotland, Ireland, Malta, the UK, Canada, South Korea, Holland and plen...

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The Cotingas Are Back!

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM


Exciting news this morning! Our resident biologist and naturalist guide Stacey Hollis spotted a group of highly endangered YELLOW-BILLED COTINGA, this being the second sighting here at the ecolodge after last year's first in February '17.

These birds are highly endangered. Their population is estimated to ra...

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Posted on December 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM

There is much more going on here than can be seen watching a lazy perezoso long-settled in the crook of a cecropia from a bipedal’s vantage point far below. In fact, a panoply of interactions are happening that we’d need a lot of patience, perhaps an extending ladder and certainly a microscope to bear witness to, that of the oh, so fascinatingly complex life history of the three-toed sloth..

A low-energy diet o...

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The Saladero Experience

Posted on December 16, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Welcome to Saladero Ecolodge's blog where I invite you to join me for an in-depth experience of all the goings on here in our little corner of paradise!

My name is Stacey (aka @stacebird!) and I'll be your guide both withinin these pages as well as whenever you might happen to find yourself staying with us at the edge of the rich Golfo Dulce and inside the virgin rainforests of Piedras Blancas Nationa...
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