Hiking in La Selva Biological Station

San Jose, Costa Rica
3 hours



La Selva Station is a renowned rainforest research center. Here you will walk with a real tropical nature expert who will allow you to understand and marvel at the most complex ecosystem on the planet.

Over 4,000 acres (160 ha) were first acquired by the Organization for Tropical Studies to grow a protected reserve and the biological investigation hub known as La Selva Biological Station. It is now rated as one of the best places in the whole world for tropical rainforest studies. Each year about 100 university students and 300 scientists are asked to use the many research possibilities and high-quality labs.

These scientists share their combined conclusions with the visitors who come to experience a genuine and enlightening nature hike.

On this tour, you may see a lot of wildlife, from colorful poison dart frogs to breathtaking, to the fierce peccaries. Still, more importantly, you will learn about the conditions that affect this environment, the relations, and the adaptations.

As you arrive at La Selva Biological Station, you will meet your naturalist guide who will accompany you on an enriching walk in some of the trails in the 30 miles (48 Km) of available paths. Your guide will be showing out different species of flora and fauna and telling you about their significant part in the cycle of life.

During your trip, you’ll learn how the association of wildlife and plants operating collectively in the formation of stable habitats. You will also hear about all the ways you can protect the surrounding nature for future generations.

Often seen on this part of the tour are Capuchin and Howler monkeys, plus three-toed sloths. Your tour guide, who spends every day in these trails, knows the hiding places of the wildlife.  He or she will also give you all the natural history of the creatures you get to see.


La Selva is also perceived as a birdwatcher’s haven, and people from all over the world come to spot some great targets. You may get to see the birds such as the Snowy Cotinga, Purple-throated Fruitcrow, Green Ibis, Sungrebe, Sunbittern, White-collared Manakin, Great Green Macaw, Great Tinamou, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Blue-chested Hummingbird, and many more.

The concrete pathways will allow you easy walking as you are shown a diversity of fascinating ecosystems.



  • Entrance Fee to the Estación Biológica La Selva
  • Profesional guide and expert in tropical nature
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Hiking in La Selva Biological Station

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Hiking in La Selva Biological Station

Dom, 24 2019
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Total $4255
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(+506) 7111 00 31
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Heredia, Costa Rica

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