Located less than one hour from the historic Caribbean town of Puerto Limón and with enchanting views of the endless mountains of the Talamanca Range, the Veragua Rainforest allows visitors to explore the natural wonders of Costa Rica’s breathtaking tropical rainforest. Our private reserve borders the spectacular La Amistad International Park (“Friendship International Park”), the largest nature reserve in Central America. With world-class facilities, astonishing natural beauty, and a commitment to conservation and scientific research, the Veragua Rainforest, home to the Foundation for Rainforest Research, offers the most complete, exciting and educational Costa Rican rainforest experience in all of Central America.

Our research projects are intended to promote education, conservation and respect for the Caribbean basin

Our research projects are implemented jointly with the University of Costa Rica. These aim to generate interest in the scientific community and involve naturalists and volunteers to become new researchers at a local, national and international levels. It is also intended to raise environmental awareness in a community with limited access to education.

Our Educational Program 

The Veragua Rainforest welcomes high school and university student groups traveling to Costa Rica throughout the year. We also receive educational groups from local schools and universities.

We offer an excellent educational opportunity for students and educators to engage in hands-on research in the rainforest working closely with our resident biologists. Our nature reserve features a research station, wildlife habitats, walking trails, a river and waterfall, a Sky Gondola, a canopy zip line tour, group accommodations, a restaurant and souvenir shop.