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Herpetology Workshop

from $45.00

In alliance with La Cotinga Biological Station, you will learn from a vivid expert the unique personalities of reptiles and amphibians, plus their mysteries and fascination all in one day!

  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Large Group
All about the Herpetology Workshop.

From the hand of the renowned herpetologist and researcher Marcelo Carvajal, you will learn about the behavior, reproductive habits, predation, and interactions of snakes and frogs, found in the Osa Peninsula. Overall, we protect 44 endemic species of amphibians and 17 of reptiles.

Marcelo is an avid researcher of one of the most endangered snakes in the area and has been studying the bushmaster for years. In the end, you will have the chance to see them beyond your senses and reflect on snakes and their place in the human world and reveal the universality of the fear, respect, and affinity humans have for these creatures.

Things to bring: Insect repellent, sunblock, tennis shoes or rubber boots, comfortable long pants, flashlight, reusable water bottle, hat or cap, handkerchief, camera.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Local Guide (English)
  • Lunch
  • Water & Coffee
What's not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the price. These can be added as an extra.
  • Transport
  1. Day 1 Herpetology Workshop

    Day 1. Herpetology Class & Workshop10:00 a.m. Welcome to La Cotinga10:10 a.m. Theoretical talk at the La Cotinga facilities.10:45 a.m.  Day walks to look of amphibians and reptiles.11:45 a.m. Visit the arboretum.12:00 Lunch at La Cotinga1:00 a.m. Interactive activities such as identification and search of reptiles and amphibians.4:00 p.m. End of the unique learning experience.

Lodging at La Cotinga

Great place for nature immersion, located in Guadalupe de La Palma de Puerto Jiménez and right next to the Corcovado National Park. What were once cattle pastures are now part of a program of regenerative processes in the forest, to create biological corridors between highly important forested areas and with the hope of creating a buffer zone area for the park’s unique flora and fauna.


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