​​Tropical Ecology - 7 Days Package

To book your package please send us an email to contact@saladeroecolodge.com. Thank you!

  • 3 Nights at Saladero Ecolodge

  • 3 Nights at Osa Conservation’s Osa Verde Biostation

 

All inclusive package includes:

  • Lodging in one of Tripadvisors 1 rated ecolodges and at Osa Conservation’s Osa Verde bio station research center 

  • All local transportation to lodge and Osa Verde

  • 3 meals per day with natural juices

  • Mangrove exploration in the Rio Esquinas by kayak and boat

  • Assist and learn about the work of Osa Conservation's team of biologists and scientists to protect, restore and re-wild the Osa Peninsula

 

We are honored to work with Osa Conservation in several local conservation programs and to be able to offer this tropical conservation package for couples, families and small groups. 

We have found many people visiting us are interested in the local conservation programs efforts as well as tropical ecology in general. We have been working with Osa Conservation on the Cat monitoring program since 2014 and are very happy to announce a package that includes an introduction to mangroves, wild animal monitoring, turtle conservation, reforestation and sustainable living. Osa Verde Biostation by Osa Conservaion is a research center dedicated to environmental education and also provides facilities for scientists studying many facets of tropical biology.

 

Learn about conservation while assisting scientists and doing field work in:

  • Wildlife Program: Monitor threatened megafauna including apex predators like the Jaguar and their prey - white-lipped peccaries, using a conservation tech toolkit such as camera traps and acoustic monitoring devices. Obtaining vital wildlife population distribution information to guide conservation efforts. 

 

  • Restoration and rewilding Program: Explore the history of deforestation & biodiversity loss in the Osa and learn techniques that Osa Conservation uses to restore degraded forests. Hike through primary and secondary forests and gain skills in identifying and planting native tree species.

 

  • Sea Turtle Conservation Program: Monitor the beach for nesting sea turtles, learn about the sea turtle species that visit the Osa and gain an understanding of their ecology, threats and conservation challenges.

 

  • Healthy Rivers Program: Analyze and learn about river restoration and identify threats to local freshwater resources. Through integrating theory and practice of river health monitoring, you will understand the value of watersheds in the Osa.

 

  • Agroecological Regenerative Farm: Understand the sociology-environmental problems related to agricultural exploitation. Learn good practices in regenerative agriculture and agroecology while planting and cultivating greens and fruits, and elaborating bio-inputs.

 

And there is still plenty of time to kayak, snorkel local coral reefs and hike in Piedras Blancas National Park.

A perfect family vacation and what  better way for children to learn about conservation efforts to protect our environment and endangered animals.

Things you need to bring:

 

  • Pack for hot weather, rain and dirt.

  • Lightweight and fastdrying articles are best.

  • Field clothes

  • Camp clothes

  • Tall socks (for wearing with rubber boots)

  • Swim suit

  • Sunglasses/hat

  • Lightweight rain jacket

  • Rubber boots (required for trails—remember these offer great snake protection. If you don’t want to lug these home, we gladly accept donations).

  • Sandals AND sneakers for station grounds (crocs or flip flops are great).

 

Personal:

  • Toiletries (BIODEGRADABLE)

  • Small personal first aid kit (Tylenol, Cortisone, any necessary medications)

  • Garbage bag or tote for dirty laundry

  • Ziplock bag for camera or phone

 

Gear:

  • Watch

  • Headlamp (must have red light when working with turtles)

  • Sunblock

  • Insect repellent (preferably natural)

  • Water bottle

  • Day pack for hiking/beach patrols

 

Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Price: $1,075.00 per person

participants: 2 person minimum

 

*Ask us for special pricing for groups of 6 or more!