Wildlife and conservation of Costa Rica: Central America’s Garden of Eden

04 May 2019 to 15 May 2019
Trip destination: 
Costa Rica

Nestled between the Pacific and the Caribbean, fringed by powder-white beaches, Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and is leading the way in environmental sustainability. Join archaeologist and UNESCO conservationist Dr Daniela Arroyo Barrantes in an educational exploration of the region’s diverse habitats, from rainforests and volcanoes to powder-white beaches. Local naturalist guides will introduce you to the incredible birdlife of the mist-covered cloud forests of Monteverde and the waterways of Tortuguero. 


  • Learn about Costa Rica’s world-leading commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Encounter incredible birdlife, from bright toucans, macaws and parrots to the prized resplendent quetzal
  • Search the jungle beaches, waterfalls and volcanic rainforests for some of the world’s most unusual mammals including sloths, tapirs and armadillos
  • Look out for wildlife in the canopy, including squirrel monkeys, white-faced capuchins and white-nosed coatis
  • Learn about Costa Rica’s little-known indigenous history by exploring San José’s Jade Museum and the excellent Pre-Colombian Gold Museum

Trip scholar

Dr Daniela Arroyo Barrantes (Camb), Archaeologist and Conservationist

Booking details

Temple World
Email: alumni@templeworld.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8940 4114

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