What you'll do
2-hour guided tour at Osa Interactive Gardens private reserve, located in Puerto Jimenez. Enter the forest and cross a narrow bridge under the huge Ceiba tree, where we often find caimans, turtles, basilisk, herons, and bats. Walk the path along the river to look for kinkajous, sleeping monkeys, insects, and frogs, while watching our step, looking for snakes. We check the insect light traps and frog ponds, where we can find species like the red-eyed tree frogs, masked tree frog, tadpoles, and eggs. We explore the butterfly enclosure to find sleeping butterflies hiding under leaves and many other colorful and strange insects. Exit the mariposario to hike another winding trail back down to the river, where, with some luck, we find more frogs, sleeping birds, owls, lizards, and a huge variety of insects. *This tour is weather dependent. Light rain is ok, but we cancel and issue FULL REFUND due to heavy rain or lightening. We do not handle the wildlife and are in compliance with Airbnb animal welfare guidelines.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
Hi, my name is Colleen. Osa Interactive Gardens is an environmental education center and reserve. I am a plant scientist from the States that has been studying tropical ecology in the Osa Peninsula for many years. Tours are run by either myself or Rayner, a Tico biologist and expert ornithologist. When Rayner is not at Osa Interactive he is guiding tours all over Costa Rica for scientists, photographers, or bird enthusiasts. We look forward to your visit.
Just ask if you need water!
We have flashlights to lend but please bring your own if you have.
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Where you'll be
Osa Interactive Gardens education center is a conservation project in the rainforest featuring diverse botanical gardens and a large enclosed jungle habitat. Located in Puerto Jimenez, only 3 minutes from the BM grocery store.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Not wheelchair accessible.
Bring a camera, close-toed shoes, and flashlight if you have them. Message us if you need a ride or directions. FULL REFUND provided if we cancel due to heavy rain.
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