Within our 7,000 acre wildlife refuge, researchers can access:
- Working laboratory space & WiFi
- Meals on-site
- Ugalde-Forsyth Classroom (24 hours a day)
- Shared work space – Private work space available by reservation
- Chilled sample space
- Air conditioned storage space (limited)
- Treetop access via canopy tower
In 2008, I first stepped foot in Osa, and I’ve been coming back to the Osa nearly every year since, first as a graduate student, then a postdoc, and later a professor. Each year I return to the Osa, I fall in love with its amazing wildlife once again.Dr. Mark LaidreAssistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College
I have traveled throughout most of Latin America in search of amazing herping spectacles ... I saw marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) and Galapagos giant tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra), I witnessed an astonishing diversity of poison frogs in Peru and made some interesting scientific discoveries on the Tepuis of Venezuela. My curiosity has now led me to one of the tiniest countries: Costa Rica. Here, the herpetological diversity is bewildering and vibrant - it was a breathtaking sight.Dr. Cesar Barrio-AmorosScientific Director and Photographer, CR Wild
Frequently Asked Questions
Osa Conservation is located in the southern part of Costa Rica, in the Osa Peninsula. The Peninsula is renowned as the most biologically diverse place on earth, where an astounding array of biodiversity resides on a miniscule fraction of the Earth’s surface.
Our campus is situated between Corcovado National Park and Puerto Jimenez on the peninsula’s south western coastline. Depending on road conditions and weather, the campus is about a 50 minute drive (26 km / 16 mi) west out of Puerto Jimenez.
This depends on the research you are conducting. Contact our team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on the permit process.
Our campus offers work spaces across three facilities, so there is always plenty of room for you and your work. You can also request private work space.
Yes, you can request a laundry bag from our office and we will send it to Puerto Jimenez to be cleaned and returned promptly for a fee. You may also opt to clean or rinse your own clothes in our laundry sinks and dry them on our laundry lines.