Travel to Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve, Cipanci Wildlife Refuge, & Palo Verde National Park in Guanacaste Costa Rica with the Friends of Jug Bay from March 1 through March 6, 2023, and spend a week immersed in astounding biodiversity. This all-inclusive* journey includes guided naturalist hikes, aquatic tractor rides surrounded by waterfowl, boat tours through the croc-filled Rio Tempisque, science lectures offered by expert park researchers and more!
In addition to the above activities, trip participants will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive citizen science effort supporting the regionally endangered Jabiru, a stunningly large stork found in marshes and flooded fields throughout Costa Rica. Guided by in-country researchers and park staff, participants will spend one day of the trip gathering critical habitat and behavioral information about this species to better inform conservation and protection efforts into the future.
This is a fundraising trip with proceeds supporting both an intensive biodiversity assessment of Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve in 2023 and a staff exchange between Anne Arundel County rangers and Costa Rican park staff in fall 2023 as part of an international learning exchange between the two countries.
Price: $1,400 per person (10 participants)
*$700 required at registration to secure a spot, remaining $700 due by January 15, airfare not included.
***NOTE: Trip payments are 100% nonrefundable. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance with the “cancel for any reason” policy. A site we recommend is https://www.travelinsurance.com/.
Lodging, meals, park entrance fees, activities, airport pick-up/drop-off & air-conditioned in-country transportation
Flights, alcohol, mandatory travel/medical insurance, snacks and souvenirs