About.

The Campanario Biological Station lies in the Pacific lowland tropical rain forest of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica and stretches nearly 170 acres inland from the sea. It is proud to be home to a wide array of rare and endangered flora and fauna. Campanario offers Neotropical Ecology courses throughout the year for individuals, family groups and students of all ages.

Fast food at Campanario means grabbing a ripe fruit or fishing off the rocky point. Traffic delays mean waiting for the high tide or calm seas. What you will have are warm weather, warm rain, and warm surf on a secluded tropical beach, but cool waterfalls, cool showers, and cool nights. You will hike in a lush tropical rain forest, take walks for bird watching of exotic species, watch schools of brilliantly colored fish, and enjoy spectacular sunsets.

An educational program at Campanario, far from "civilization",
will change your manner of thinking.

Biodiversity conservation

The Campanario Biological Station is proud to support many diverse habitats, both terrestrial and marine.

Studies and Research

Campanario offers a multitude of learning experiences, and by their very nature, a hidden curriculum.

Communty Service

Campanario’s connections to local, national, and global communities are extensive and keep us and our students busy.

Rainforest Living

We see ourselves as visitors to this rain forest and keep our impact as small as possible.

Cultural Conservation

Expanding “conservation” in general, Campanario designs programs to support cultural traditions in Costa Rica.

Key Stats.

Year founded

1990

Size of project site

70 hectares

Dry season

December to April

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

10 - 40

Wet season

May to October

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms

Omnivore Food

  • restaurant on site

Internet

  • slow: emails only

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