Visiting students painting the local school

Visiting students painting the local school

A school group leaving

A school group leaving


“Our short time at Pacuare provided a memorable experience… an absolute privilege to visit.” (King Edward VI Five Ways School, 2010)

“Thank you so much, this has been an amazing experience, seeing the hatchlings was incredible, and thank you for being so welcoming” (2011)

Experiencing scientific research in action at Pacuare nature reserve was a particular highlight.   (Adrian Frost, head of Biology, St Paul’s Girls School ,2011)

 ”We are leaving Pacuare with great appreciation for all that you are doing to conserve the sea turtle population, and thus, the broader balance in the great marine ecosystem” (Pam Matson, Rocky Hill School, USA) 2012

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School Groups

Environmental education has always been a high priority for the Reserve and from March until the end of September we welcome school groups in both the South and North stations.

Biologists and naturalist guides are on hand to show visitors the magic of the forest, tell them how a walking palm walks or why a frog carries a tadpole up a tree. During the turtle season there are escorted beach patrols at night to see the wonder of a giant Leatherback going through the whole nesting process or, later, to see dozens of hatchlings break out of their nest and scamper to the sea.

A separate building provides a spacious classroom for the use of visiting students or special interest groups.

Some groups combine learning Spanish with studying nature and we provide a Spanish teacher for them. The Reserve is a perfect venue for this type of holiday.

Many schools from the US, Europe and within Costa Rica come to learn and have a great experience.

Hilda with visiting students

Hilda with visiting students

School groups tree planting

Tree Planting