San Jose: Walking Nature Tour with Sloths, Birds, and Trees

Overview

Departing from the nearby meeting point, visit the University of Costa Rica campus, home to some of the largest patches of forest in San Jose. Guided by young biologists, discover the nature hiding in the middle of Costa Rica’s largest city. Experience wildlife you wouldn’t have imagined existed minutes away from downtown.   On the first stop, you’ll look for resident and migratory birds, lots of incredible insects and amazing flowers. We’ll be talking about art, history, indigenous culture, and most of all, nature. Lastly, visit the main campus to seek out the friendly sloths climbing freely. The goal of this tour is to change the way tourism is done in Costa Rica, while supporting young scientists, researchers, and local entrepreneurs.

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What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • During the rainy season (May to November), please bring bug spray and be prepared to experience the rainforest. During this time we recommend booking the morning slot; however, the afternoons are also great.
  • This is a 2,5h walking tour, some parts will be exposed to intense sunlight. Not a heavy walk, but please consider your physical condition
  • Discover an amazing variety of birds, incredible insects, and amazing flowers
  • Experiment costarican lifestyle and wildlife through a biologist point of view
  • Look for a wild sloth population in the middle of the university campus
  • Guided nature walk by a biologist
  • Telescope for bird and sloth watching
  • Snacks or water
2.5 hours

Please meet in front of the Ondina Café & Restaurant. Your guide will be wearing a T-shirt with “Oropopo Experience written on it and will be holding a telescope. The cafe is closed on weekends. Please don’t panic as your guide will always be waiting for you.

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