Biological Research Stations in Costa Rica

Here is a list of all the biological research stations in Costa Rica. We have kept the definition quite open, at least for the time being, except for the fact that the station (as far as presented on its website or page) should be open for external researchers : where researchers can book or apply for a research stay. If a station is for example only aiming at teaching then it is excluded (even if teachers also do research). If a station is doing research but is not open for external or visiting researchers, then it is excluded as well. If a hotel or other facility could be used for biological field research, but is not advertising this then it is excluded ( See for example Tortuguero National Park, which has lodging and trails )

We found some of the stations, also called field stations or biological stations, during our preparations for the sabbatical. Others we found during our stay, or simply through searching on the internet. As part of the latter we used the website of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.

Last update : 26 August 2020.

Bijagual Ecological Reserve

Website : http://www.bijagual.org/

Owner : Bijagual Center for Environmental Education and Conservation (No website found)

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Campanario Biological Station

Website : http://costaricabiologicalstation.com/what/research

Owner : Proyecto Campanario

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Caño Palma Biological Station

Website : http://www.coterc.org/cantildeo-palma-overview.html

Owner : Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC)

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve

Website : https://cloudforestmonteverde.com/

Owner : Centro Cientifico Tropical (?)

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Estación Biológica Monteverde

Website : https://www.estacionbiologica.com/

Owner : Not clear from the website

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Greg Gund Conservation Center

Website : https://osaconservation.org/visit-the-osa-2/research-stations/ggcc/

Owner : Osa Conservation

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La Gamba Field Station

Website : https://www.lagamba.at/en/

Owner : University of Vienna

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Las Cruces Research Station and Wilson Botanical Garden

Website : https://tropicalstudies.org/portfolio/las-cruces-research-station/

Owner : The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

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La Selva Research Station

Website : https://tropicalstudies.org/portfolio/la-selva-research-station/

Owner : The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

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La Sirena Biological Station

Website : No official website found for the research station, but see here for the visitors centre, and see here for an unofficial site

Owner : SINAC

Osa Biological Station (Piro)

Website : https://osaconservation.org/visit-the-osa-2/research-stations/piro-research-station/

Owner : Osa Conservation

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Palo Verde Research Station

Website : https://tropicalstudies.org/portfolio/palo-verde-research-station/

Owner : The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

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Pocosol Station

Website : https://acmcr.org/content/stations-and-trails/pocosol-station/

Owner : Monteverde Conservation League (No website found)

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Quetzal Education and Research Center

Website : http://qerc.snu.edu/

Owner : Southern Nazarene University

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Reserva Biológica Tirimbina / Tirimbina Biological Reserve

Website : https://en.reservatirimbina.org/investigacion

Owner : Unclear from the website

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San Gerardo Station

Website : https://acmcr.org/content/stations-and-trails/san-gerardo-station/

Owner : Monteverde Conservation League (No website found)

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Yellow-Billed Cotinga Sanctuary

Website : https://osaconservation.org/visit-the-osa-2/research-stations/

Owner : Osa Conservation

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Check https://tropicalbiology.org/field-sites/

https://www.acguanacaste.ac.cr/biodesarrollo/centro-de-investigacion-y-estaciones-biologicas

Also do search in spanish estacion biológica

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